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Aquarium sets Guinness record

August 24,2010

From www.ajc.com

It's official: The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest fish tank.

Alistair Richards with Guinness World Record in London, visited the downtown Atlanta attraction Sunday and presented aquarium President David Kimmel with a certificate naming it the world's largest aquarium. The attraction, which opened in 2005, holds more than 8 million gallons of water in its exhibits.

That includes the stunning 6-million-gallon Ocean Voyager tank. A new dolphin exhibit slated to open in the fall adds another 2 million gallons, cementing the title.

Aquarium spokeswoman Meghann Gibbons said the attraction has held the world record since opening in 2005, but this is the first visit from a Guinness official.