Want A Pink Aquarium?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ZeeZ, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Wonder if there's anything alive in it besides bacteria/algae...


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  2. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    Wow it looks like Barbies swimming pool ;)
  3. bankruptjojo

    bankruptjojo Fishlore VIP Member

    thanks for sharing, very interesting stuff :)

  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

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  5. geminichick_90

    geminichick_90 Valued Member Member

    That is awesome. i kind of want to go see it personally now
  6. oscardude

    oscardude Valued Member Member

    Thats one of the coolest things ive ever seen. Thank you for the awesome post.
  7. sirdarksol

    sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    That's an awesome lake!

    Considering the majority of pink lakes in the world are incredibly saline, there's not much that could live there. Possibly some sort of crustacean.
  8. A

    AlanGreene Well Known Member Member

    Very interesting!
  9. OP

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    I've been looking to see if there's any aquatic life at all, but all I've found out is that it was used as a salt mining operation for 6 years then abandoned. There's one in Africa that's still being mined.

    I can't find anything that links to someone who lives there or is studying this to ask them. If there really is something that lives in them like a crab or something, that would be incredible.
  10. sirdarksol

    sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    The biggest I would guess would be something like brine shrimp.
    There are at least 8 pink lakes in the world. Only one of those eight isn't extremely salty. Several of them are as salt-dense as the Dead Sea. At least two of them have small salt-mining operations at them.

  11. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    Here is a link to the 8 pink lakes:

  12. OP

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    I'm impressed with how the majority of the pink lakes are dominated by Australia. I guess they like their pink lakes.

    I wonder if the one that's not salty in Canada has anything in it. That link said the color came from the surrounding rocks, and I'm sure there's other chemicals from those rocks that might be detrimental to aquatic life.
  13. Ziggi

    Ziggi Well Known Member Member

    Thats pretty cool. :) Thanks for sharing (the other links on that page are cool too like the river convergence one)
  14. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Interesting.... and they're all in Western Australia..... I wonder where all the salt came from?

    Western Australia is a big rich land, there's a huge mining boom going on over there atm.

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