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SOLID CONCEPT DESIGN DELIVERS A MEMORABLE USER EXPERIENCE AND REPEAT
VISITATION
Reefscape Australia Aquariums start their design process with three things in mind: the client's budget, the
monetary value of the "wow factor" or "user experience" and the client's return on investment (R.O.I.).
With this in mind, Reefscape Australia determines which concept will best achieve the desired visitor experience
by following their three phase process:
Phase 1: UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT'S REQUIREMENTS
Reefscapes Goal: To identify the client's specific goals and objectives and refine a concept into a
financially viable design.
Key steps Reefscape follows:

Review and brainstorm drawings and ideas to develop a viable concept

Visit the site to determine if the concept is feasible to build cost effectively

Ensure the preliminary project construction budget is feasible

Develop the concept or exhibit to identify the most viable user experience

Liaise with engineering and construction teams to identify other construction elements that may
affect final project timings and cost

Issue of preliminary concept drawings to ascertain initial project cost

Phase 2: DELIVER A VIRTUAL REALIY OF THE FINAL CONCEPT


Reefscape's Goal: Refine the concept, develop construction documents and initiate the tender process.
Key steps Reefscape follows:

Create a 3D virtual reality of the concept for the client's final approval

Refine the concept's build requirements into a construction program

Issue full set of construction drawings for project construction

Issue a full set of bid forms that define the scope of work and advises the client during the bid
and tender process

Phase 3: PREVENTION OF DESIGN DILUTION DURING CONSTRUCTION


Reefscape's Goal: Realize the clients vision and ensure best possible implementation of construction
documents.
Key steps Reefscape follows:

Supervise construction on-site

Provide hands-on attention to theme development, commissioning and start-up

Train and consult as needed during commissioning

Alex Brag, Craig Stuart and Chris Mosley review an on-screen aquarium design concept.

Phase 1 - Concept drawings assist evaluation ofthe design, identify any potential engineering issues and help in the development
of initial construction drawings.

Phase 2 - A virutual reality render of the concept is produced to refine the concept and move towards final construction drawings
being issued.

Phase 2 - Construction drawings are issued for builders to follow.

Phase 3 - Construction is supervised on site to ensure design intent is achieved.

A 6Lx4Hx2W "bullnose"acrylic tank CLICK HERE TO VIEW A 360 VIEW OF THE TANK

A 4' long sided x 4 High' round front or corner acrylic tank..CLICK HERE TO VIEW A 360 VIEW OF THE TANK

A 1.5m Diameer x 2m high acrylic cylinder tankCLICK HERE TO VIEW A 360 VIEW OF THE TANK

An acrylic Pillar tank 3'x4x3' CLICK HERE TO VIEW A 360 VIEW OF THE TANK

An acrylic "edge" or braceless tank - 6'x3.5'x3'

An 8'x4'x2" race track" aquarium. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A 360 VIEW OF SIMILAR TANK

REEFSCAPE AUSTRALIA ACRYLIC AQUARIUMS ARE DESIGNED


IN AUSTRALIA
Reefscape Australia Acrylic Aquariums are designed and engineered in Australia. Each aquarium has been
designed and engineered to internationally recognised safety standards and is made from the highest quality
cell cast Lucite acrylic available in the country.
THE ACRYLIC ADVANTAGE OVER GLASS
7 reasons why mid sized tanks should be built from acrylic and not glass:

Visual clarity: Acrylic is optically clear and more cost effective to manufacture from than "Starfire glass"
(low iron content glass).Acrylic will not distort colour or reduce visibility at all even when thicker panels
are required to withstand water pressure.

Lightweight: When compared with glass, all acrylic tanks are easier to move, position and ship. They
can simply be dropped in place.

Style: Acrylic tanks or underwater viewing panels can be made into virtually any shape and tanks can
have colored backgrounds and overflow walls.

Strength/Safety: It takes an exceptional blow with a blunt instrument to shatter an acrylic aquarium. At
32mm thick a Reefscape Acrylic aquarium tank is bullet proof. Throw a cricket ball at a Reefscape
Australia acrylic tank then at a glass tank to see the difference!! Acrylic tanks should be used in all
commercial and public locations to reduce risk to the public and legal liability.

Great shapes:Acrylic panels can be shaped into bubbles, tubes, half spheres, convex curves, and other
unusual aquarium shapes.

Durability over time: Glass tanksdue to their silicone seals have a 10-15 year life expectancy. An acrylic
aquarium, if maintained well, will last a lifetime.

Easy to adapt: Because Acrylic is such a workable material, holes or modifications can be made to the
tank with standard DIY tools.

ACRYLIC IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN GLASS IN DEEPER APPLICATIONS


At 1000mm deep an acrylic aquarium tank is more cost effective to produce, ship and handle than a glass tank.
Far cheaper than a 1000mm deep "Star Fire" tank with still lesser transparency in its panels. Acrylic tanks are
highly unlikey to be damaged in transit.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SCRACTHING
Acrylic tanks do scratch easier than glass tanks. Proper care should be taken when handling acrylic tanks.
Scratch removal is easy and in most cases takes less than an hour. If an acrylic panel gets scratched, a glass
one probably would too. Scratches can not be polished out of glass tanks.
WHERE TO ORDER
Reefscape Australia aquariums can be ordered through the Australian retail trade or at retail prices through this
website.
Contact us today to order a custom acrylic tank.

Reefscape only build large acrylic aquarium tanks, no custom tank under 1000mm high will be
estimated.

Concrete tunnel in construction - Malaysia

Concrete tank in construction - Africa

Large acrylic window being placed into position - Australia

REEFSCAPE AUSTRALIA AQUARIUMS BRINGS LARGE UNDERSEA OCEANARIUM


VISOINS TO LIFE
When an oceanarium, public aquarium, hotel or resort project requirs a large aquarium tank to be built, concrete
and acrylic can be the most cost effective and versatile material to build from.

With Reefscapes Australia Aquariums' 25 years of experience Reefscape can deliver the best deep sea
experiences anywhere in the world. To date Reefscape Australia Aquariums has delivered large aquarium tanks
and systems in Africa, Australia, Bahrain, Spain and Thailand.
Reefscape Australia, if not engaged to build the aquarium tank structure directly, can be contracted to project
manage or offer the following construction stage services:

Acrylic window supply, installation and waterproofing

Assisting a builder in interpreting drawings or plans.

Carrying out site inspections and preparing inspection reports.

Reviewing the following items relating to any further construction process:

Aquarium tank space-gas analysis - structural adequacy

Structure space-gas analysis - structural adequacy

Compaction test results

Concrete aquarium wall mix designs

Concrete strength test results

Substitution of elements that may be designed.

Contact us today to discuss how we can build a slice of the ocean today.

Interactive iPad Aquarium Tour Guide Concept - "Shoot to Find Out".

Video display found within and acrylic aquarium Australian Art exhibiion.

Interactive Giant Squid concept. The aquarium exhibit is illuminated by LED lighting units in the steel frame and users
are able to rotate the entire exihibit to see all sides of the squid.

Traditional aqaurium A.R.T used to create a 4m long replica warship and japanese fighter plane model used to
recreate a scene from Chuuk Lagoon in a private owned aquarium displa tank.

Artificial coral examples found in an aquarium.

A natural coral reef aqaurium tank, the reef structure made from live Reefscape Rock.

INTERACT MORE WITH OCEANARIUM AND AQUARIUM EXHIBITS AUSTRALIA!


While Reefscape Australia creates stunning seamless air to water aquarium aqua-scapes and environments. To
our multi-award winning team of Experience Directors and digital creative strategist Mathew Gardan,
traditional use of aquarium live coral/rock and artificial rock work and theme design (A.R.T) is no longer enough
in today's world to evoke an aquarium related user experience that will generate repeat visitation. People say
that "We've been to an aquarium and seen big shark displays before."

In order to compete with less static Australian civic visitor destinations like shopping centers, theme parks,
Australian aquatic aquarium exhibit centersor undersea viewing centers must have the ability to change and
"refresh". They must combine both traditional artificial rock work and theme design with the latest in digital
interactive technologies. The result is a user experience that is not only memorable but also evokes the desire
in visitors to experience it again and again.
REEFSCAPE AUSTRALIA AQUARIUMS DELIVERS WORLD CLASS OCEANARIUM AND AQUARIUM
EXHIBIT CONCEPT GENERATION
The Reefscape Australia Aquarium team is packed with highly awarded creatives, sculptors and interactive
design expertise that rivals most creative agencies in the country. Our creative team came from "the big league"

to have fun in the subject matter they love - the underwater world. The specialist creative resource available to
you in Reefscape Australia is the best in the country. Call us today to find out more!

Our Australian team offers today:

Traditional aquarium Artificial Rock Work and Theme Design and installation

Integrated digital Artificial Rock work and Themes and Interactive


theatre design

Script and music score writing and aquarium lighting design

iPhone and Android aquarium application development team

Multilingual interactive aquarium touch screen presentation production capability

Aquarium hardware prototype development

Specialist creation of oceanarium or aquarium marketing and advertising material.

REEFSCAPE ROCK THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN IN TANK A.R.T.


Reefscape Australia Aquariums secret to creating jaw dropping flourishing reefscapes is Reefscape Rock.
Reefscape Rock produces highly realistic and biologically live rock structures.

Quickly repair or refresh existing in tank rock work exhibits within 48hrs

Spray Reefscape Rock directly onto bare concrete aquarium walls to bring them to life

Graft and grow natural live coral aquarium displays in-tank or in-sea

Create live rock structures that are biologically active (form and function)

Create artificial reefs in the sea and harvest live rock for aquariums

The ability to generate an unexploited profit center within retail aquarium outlets.

Reefscape Rock offers the following unique functional benefits:

High surface area and low density SG 0.5 - 2.47

Completely phosphate free unlike natural alternatives

Direct ammonia absorption of up to 1.5 meq/g and continual on-going biological processing

Nitrate reduction through anaerobic bacterial action

Phosphate reduction through binding and secondary biological and chemical process facilitation

Diverse and interconnected pore structure of 8-100,000,000 angstrom

pH 7-9.5

Compressive strength up to 265 525.240 9 kilogram-force/square meter

Under water restaurant Space Gass stress distribution - Load case - hydrostatic.

Acrylic swimming pool window hydrostatic deflection simulation.

C.A.D. (computer assisted design) construction issue drawings.

BUILD A VIABLE OCEANARIUM, AQUARIUM OR UNDERWATER STUCTURE IN THE


MOST COST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT WAY POSSIBLE

Your oceanarium concept, swimming pool or aquarium design may reach for the stars, but it must have
sound building and engineering principles behind it to get off the ground. Reefscape Australia
Aquariums specialist engineers work with fromconcept design through to construction.

REEFSCAPE'S ENGINEERS UNDERSTAND JOB SITE REALITIES

Reefscape Australia Aquariums understands the building process and job site realities. They provide
you with exceptional value by delivering buildable and efficient engineering solutions that meet your
project's requirements.

REEFSCAPE'S ENGINEERS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOU

Reefscape Australia Aquariums specialist engineers are able to produce documentation in REVIT
structures and a wide variety of engineering software including 3D finite element packages that
integrate with your systems.

REEFSCAPE'S SIMPLE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Reefscape Australia Aquariums thrives in designing cost effective, safe structures that meet your
requirements cost effectively.

GETTING IT RIGHT ON PAPER FIRST

Reefscape Australia Aquariums believes the documentation they produce gives you the best chance of
obtaining accurate prices for structural works long before the build, thus minimizing site variations and
extra costs.

REEFSCAPE PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

The Reefscape Australia Aquariums team works closely with the project architects, designers, engineers
and consultants to ensure local building codes are adhered to and design intent is achieved as
efficiently as possible.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE FULL PACKAGE

Reefscape Australia Aquariums is routinely appointed by local and international architects, project
managers and developers alike, to provide specialist engineering design documentation.

If you already have a tried and tested team of builders and trades you can rely on, Reefscape can
provide you with the specialist information you require to complete your project in the most efficient and
cost effective way possible.

Engineer checks an exhibit's support structure.

Supervising constrution workers installing an exhibit life support system.

Life support plumbing is checked to ensure plans have been followed.

BE GUIDED THROUGH THE CREATION OF AN AQUARIUM OR SWIMMING POOL


AQUASCAPE BY EXPERT CONSULTANTS
Reefscape Australia Aquariums offers a wide range of expert consulting services for architects, builders,
aquarium retail stores, public aquariums, hotels and resorts. Services include aquarium tank structural design
and certification, independent aquarium or swimming pool project evaluation, advice on coral reef restoration,
the installation of underwater acrylic viewing panels and underwater restaurant design.
For best results, include Reefscape Australia Aquariums from the very beginning of your project. Get the right
advice on project aquarium concept design, aquarium structural engineering or ongoing aquarium
maintenance from the start.
Involve the Reefscape Australia Aquariums team from project conception and they can collaborate with your
swimming pool's architect or aquarium's project managers to save time and money. Reefscape Australias advice
on a myriad of logistical and practical considerations takes the hassle out of bespoke aquarium, swimming pool
window or underwater structure design.
LOOKING FOR A FRESH APPROACH?
Do you have a large aquarium or swimming pool project that youre not happy with? Reefscape can provide or
offer advice on:

3rd party site inspections and evaluation reports

Aquarium or swimming pool concept design

Engineering solutions for aquarium tanks, swimming pools or under water structures

Structural analysis of aquarium tank glass or acrylic panel thickness

Structural analysis of swimming pool window thickness and deflection criteria

Reducing aquarium or swimming pool running costs

Aquarium life support system performance enhancement

Boosting swimming pool filtration performance

Improving the user experience of your exhibits for your guests

Let Reefscape assist you evaluate the perfomance of your aquarium project or return your systems back to their
original beauty.
There are more services available. For your specific needs, contact Reefscape Australia Aquariums to quickly
find the answers you seek.

Basic 4x18x18 all glass aqurium tank.

4x18x2 all glass "Bay Front" glass aquarium.

6x2x2 all glass aquarium tank with black glass trim.

5x20x2 glass refugium sump tank

TANKS AND SUMPS BUILT TO LAST FOR YEARS


Reefscape Australia builds high quality glass aquariums and sump tanks in Australia from high quality glass.
Glass aquarium tanks are available with any style of bracing or overflow configuration. Brace styles include,
"Brace-less", "Euro-braced" and "Strip-braced" styles.

Reefscape Australia tank builders draw from a variety of silicones and modern epoxy based systems to build
custom glass aquariums, depending on the projects requirements.

Glass and epoxy systems can be combined with low iron glass "Star fire" to provide an optical clarity and lower
long term maintenance cost than that of an acrylic tank.Epoxy glass tanks while costly are very versatile, strong
and do not scratch as easily. Their lifespan is longer than silicone tanks however not as long as an acrylic tank.

Glass tanks are very difficult to ship and move, for this reason we recommend aquarium tanks deeper than
900mm are made from acrylic. We also recommend tanks destined for public or commercial spaces are made
from acrylic and not glass to reduce civil liability and risk to the public.

Interstate wholesale orders are subject to minimum order quantities as shipping within Australia can be
troublesome.

Standard Tanks
A range of standard tanks is available with or without overflow towers and penetrations.

Tanks start a 2x2x18 and increase in size to 8x2x30. Bigger tanks are considered as custom tanks.

Custom Tanks
Reefscape considers any aquarium that take longer in manufacture than standard tanks as custom tanks. Labor
time is considerably higher.

"Euro-braced" tanks are considered as custom aquarium tanks.

Sump tanks are also considered as custom tanks due to the high amount of labor time involved in their
manufacture.

Big Glass Tanks


All large custom glass aquariums are designed , built and certified as structurally sound. Our tanks and sumps
comply with both Australian, American and European standards in glass furniture manufacture.

If a custom glass tank is appropriate for your project you will not be disappointed by our tanks. Contact us today
to find out if a glass or acrylic tank is more appropriate for your project.