Aquarium Operate Phase

Renovation and Upgrade Services

Modernising old plant rooms and tired exhibits lowers costs and attracts visitors.

From time to time, every aquarium upgrades some or all of their facilities, exhibits, equipment and customer-experiences. AAT helps aquariums achieve their renovation and expansion goals while protecting living ecosystems and minimising disruption.

Innovation and renewal

Maintaining relevance, interest and engagement

Refurbishment, upgrade and expansion work is both exciting and challenging. AAT will deliver the vision while catering for the needs of a stocked and active facility.

Critter-friendly

We will take all appropriate measures to protect the health and wellbeing of your animals during renovations and upgrades.

Visitor-sensitive

If your aquarium stays open during renovation work, we will work with you to minimise potential disruption.

Less haste, more speed

It is in everyone’s best interests to deliver a high quality solution. So, we never rush the work, but we will collaborate with you to design smart schedules that minimise turnaround-times.

AAT has successfully delivered many renovation projects all over the world.

Including the installation of new Life Support Systems; the design and construction of new exhibits and restoration work on acrylic panels, domes and tunnels.

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The Iterative Aquarium.

Beyond the occasional major refurbishment, aquariums have much to gain from investing in smaller upgrades and enhancements regularly. Ad-hoc renovations help, but best practice is to map out a thoughtful programme of frequent and manageable improvements.

Topics raised in this article include:

  • Maintaining relevance and appeal.
  • Shine a spotlight on research and conservation.
  • Bring on the fun.
  • Back of house modifications.
  • Minimising disruption.
  • Creating your aquarium-enhancements master-plan
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Acrylic Manufacturing & Installation

We operate one of the world's largest aquarium-quality acrylic manufacturing facilities, build 'mega-panels' and offer highly skilled 'value-add' and acrylic installation services.

Read more

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AAT Life Support Systems create and maintain healthy water for happy animals. Installed on-site or delivered on skid-mounted units assembled at our global pre-fabrication facility, our LS Systems are easy to operate, energy-efficient and highly durable.

Read more

FRP Tanks

Create beautiful, animal-safe displays cost-efficiently. AAT Fibre Reinforced Plastic Tanks are prefabricated by skilled workers at our global manufacturing hub, providing the highest quality at a far lower price than on-site construction.

Read more

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More than legal and regulatory compliance, AAT quarantine products and facilities help protect the animals' health for successful healthcare and tank-introductions.

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Rockwork and Themes

AAT craftsmen recreate intricate corals, realistic rockwork and plant-life and vibrant creative themes that are durable, cleanable and safe for the animals.

Read more

Lighting Systems

Beyond illumination, our lighting systems help simulate natural habitats and support animal wellbeing.

Read more

Waterproofing Services

Our water-proofing services protect living ecosystems as well as the building. We seal concrete structures with non-toxic and high-grade fibreglass reinforced polymers to create animal-safe and ultra-durable habitats.

Read more

Animal Sourcing

AAT is legally approved and licensed to ethically acquire, breed and export marine animals.

Read more

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Introducing animals to a new aquarium works best when they leave their port of origin in excellent health, travel in high-quality tanks and are well cared for en route. So that’s what we do.

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Inspections you can trust from a skilled, experienced and independent team.

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Commissioning, Training & Handover

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Read more

Independent Audits & Inspections

Inspections you can trust from a skilled, experienced and independent team.

Read more

Operations and Maintenance Services

Our flexible and modular service lets aquarium operators select which responsibilities to keep ‘in-house’ and which to ‘out-source’ to specialists.

Read more

Emergency Repairs

AAT offers a fast, confidential and global response to unplanned and challenging acrylic, LSS or tank issues.

Read more

Renovate, Upgrade and Expand Service

Even the most fabulous aquariums must stay fresh, adapt to changing customer expectations and innovate to maintain their relevance and appeal. AAT can help.

Read more