Spiral Staircase Cylinder Aquarium
Spiral Staircase Cylinder
This particular cylinder aquarium runs through two floor levels in a custom designed, built-in residential installation. The aquarium is the central focus of an incredible spiral staircase wrapping around the display. We crafted an artificial reef in the form of two sculpted inserts. These hug the back wall of the display and twist away to follow the wall as the spiral stairs wrap and change what comes into view as you ascend or descend the staircase. Plumbing and filtration components are concealed within the artificial reef and run top to bottom in the aquarium display and back to the filtration room under the staircase. The overall effect is incredible.
Cylinder Aquarium Exhibit runs through two stories and provides the central focus of spiral staircase.
The Coral Reef Inserts conceal the internal filtration components and plumbing which run top to bottom and to filtration center.
Stairs run tight to the aquarium diameter.
The cylinder was delivered from our facility from a full 16' feet height.
Cylinder Exhibit was rigged from above and pulled into position in the center of the spiral staircase
In this photo you can see the black coating applied to the aquarium to conceal where the exhibit meets the walls and staircase.
Plumbing runs and bonding of the exhibit needs to be accomplished from the inside.
Sealing the bottom from the inside.
Bonding of aquarium to the bottom and running filtration lines from the inside.
Our Crafted Coral Inserts provide a beautiful, top to bottom habitat for the aquarium specimens and also conceal necessary and extensive plumbing and filtration components.
Dry placement of Coral Reef Exhibitry
Top Section of reef insert being hoisted into place.