Up and Running
When we posted the previous photograph in June 2007 many of the services like the under floor heating were still being installed and the arrival of the first inmates was still some way off. Today, after almost a year in operation, we are happy to report that the facility is proving to be everything we could have hoped for. All the systems, which were then unproven, are all operating as designed ,and we estimate that around 40,000 fish have already passed through the facility.
As promised we have some more photographs, as well as some explanation of how the systems and the facility operate.
These photographs show the two main corridors which run the length of the tropical house. The strange ripple effect on the roof is the high efficiency insulation which has been sprayed onto the walls and ceiling. Manufactured in Canada, where they know a thing or two about insulation, this 200mm layer retains 99.99% of the heat within the room, (even it it does look a little like Santa's Grotto).