Nais Aquarium in Guatemala is major ecological initiative

Grupo Nais announces the December 3 opening of the Nais Aquarium, the First Restaurant-Aquarium in Latin America, in Guatemala City.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A gastronomical and technological gem that astonishes with its complexity and beauty, the Nais Aquarium includes a group of 15 aquariums in the Restaurant, Lounge and family area. Measuring 12 x 6 meters and containing 30 thousand gallons of salt water, the main Aquarium is the largest Mobile Aquarium in the world, with 450 fish from 38 exotic species, including sharks, manta rays and eels.

Visitors can savor seafood delicacies from a special menu or enjoy their favorite dishes from the Nais menu as they immerse themselves in the underwater aquatic world watching divers feed the fish, or taking a "Back Stage Tour" to learn about the Life Support System and marine species.

The sophisticated Life Support System in the Nais Aquarium, comprising a Marine Species Hospital, Quarantine Tanks, Biology Lab and Nutritional Support Center, is under the supervision of a team of marine biologists, aquaculturalists and aquarium technicians working 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The three water filtration systems of the Nais Aquarium make it possible to maintain the life cycle of all saltwater species, keeping it clean and additive-free, just as in their natural habitat.

Two dazzling lighting systems have been installed in the aquariums and throughout the restaurant and lounge of the Nais Aquarium. In a further effort to keep the fish environment natural, the lighting system in the aquariums has a GPS device that adjusts the light in accordance with sun and moon movement to simulate natural light at all times. The second, which is being used for the first time in a restaurant in Latin America, is also an ecological system on account of its high energy savings based on LED RGB controlled by DMX that allows for ...

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