This coming Friday evening at 10pm, EST, Bottled Ocean, an Orlando aquarium builder, will make their television debut on Animal Planet. The pilot is a spin-off of the very popular show “tanked” which is in its 7th season.
The show, “Tanks for the help” was produced by the same executive producer from Glass Entertainment.
We hope you enjoy it and get a chance to see who we are and what we do.
Thank you and we look forward to you watching this with you!
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums releases information about Bottled Ocean’s Modular Reef System:
Mar 30, 2016
Orlando, Fla. — Bottled Ocean today announced the launch of the Modular Reef System, an innovative series of manufactured reef structures that unlike reef and rock formations in most large aquariums, can easily be floated, submerged and moved at will.
Each individual reef module, which can be of almost any shape or size, features a self-balancing buoyancy chamber making it the first reef product that can be removed from its aquatic environment for regular cleaning and maintenance. Because algae growth and other particulate matter removed during cleaning aren’t released back into the water, burdens on filtration systems and stresses to resident animals are greatly reduced. The Modular Reef System’s iso-resin construction also helps reduce fluctuations in water quality often associated with traditional materials like concrete.
The full-service aquatic management solutions company already has a contract with a theme park in Orlando to produce at least 50 modules of its revolutionary Modular Reef System. Product delivery is being implemented in several phases and extends through 2017. Bottled Ocean recently delivered phase I and plans to deliver phase II in June of this year.
“We know the industry is always striving to improve animal habitats and the resulting guest experience,” said Greg Lund, President and CEO of Bottled Ocean. “The Modular Reef System represents an evolutionary step forward in that effort. Our clients tell us they’ve seen an incredibly positive response from animals toward the Modular Reef System, and that guests love the authentic and natural animal behavior they get to view because of it.”
Bottled Ocean plans to debut the patent-pending Modular Reef System at the annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW) in New Orleans, La., March 22 – 25, 2016, where a large module will be on display. Bottled Ocean’s Integrated Communications Manager Justin Ritchey will deliver a conference address and video presentation on the “Fish First” philosophy that inspired the Modular Reef System. A portion of the video can be seen at http://www.bottledocean.com/abandoned-aquarium/.
A recent news article from Reef Builders writer Brian Blank comments:
According to the company’s press release, each individual reef module (which can be of almost any shape or size), features a self-balancing buoyancy chamber making it the first reef product that can be removed from its aquatic environment for regular cleaning and maintenance.
“We know the industry is always striving to improve animal habitats and the resulting guest experience,” said Greg Lund, President and CEO of Bottled Ocean in the press release. “The Modular Reef System represents an evolutionary step forward in that effort. Our clients tell us they’ve seen an incredibly positive response from animals toward the Modular Reef System, and that guests love the authentic and natural animal behavior they get to view because of it.”
Some good points they make is removing the system for a wholesale cleaning reduces the algae and other particulate matter dislodged during cleaning from being released back into the water, and then having to rely on the filtration system to remove. It also makes it more manageable for service companies and maintenance teams keeping display downtime because of maintenance, cleaning or updated to a minimum.
Another obvious benefit of the iso-resin system like this is less curing time (and permanency) and leeching into the system making balancing pH and such.
Click here to see the video and read more information about Bottled Ocean’s Modular Reef System:
Bottled Ocean, an aquatic solutions company, is pleased to announce its latest commercial aquarium project with New York Diner, a new restaurant by A&D Food Group with a 24/7/365 concept that is scheduled to open in June in the Gateway Village Plaza on Semoran Boulevard. New York Diner has contracted with Orlando-based Bottled Ocean to design and construct a custom, themed fish tank to bring a real flair of New York to Orlando.
“We’ve always put fish tanks in all of our restaurants, they have a great look and appeal to everyone from children to seniors,” said Manhattan-based restaurateur Walter Kumar of A&D Food Group. Kumar’s business partner Dean Edelman went on to say, “Bottled Ocean seemed the perfect fit from the start. We were looking for something as unique as our new concept, and after looking through the competition the people at Bottled Ocean were far and above in terms of flexibility, style and their pricing is more than fair for the quality received.”
New York Diner’s 310-gallon tank will feature a rendition of the famous skyline complete with illumination features. The fish will complement the City’s colorful culture, complete with yellow tang fish that will resemble New York’s ubiquitous taxicabs as they swim atop Bottled Ocean’s custom coral and several famous NYC landmarks, including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.
“Our business has been steadily growing over the last few years, but with the influx of reality TV shows like Animal Planet’s Tanked, themed aquarium business has just boomed,” said Greg Lund, President/CEO of Bottled Ocean.
Under the leadership of Lund and his business partner Baron “Bear” Kozy, the Bottled Ocean team recently designed and built ‘Swamp in the City,’ a 5,600sf live Louisiana swamp exhibit at New York City’s Chelsea Market in promotion of HISTORY’s Season 3 premiere of Swamp People. The team is also working on several large-scale Central Florida projects, including Discovery Cove and Nemours Children’s Hospital at Lake Nona.
Bottled Ocean is an innovative leader in full-service aquatic management with an unwavering commitment to environmental conservation. From custom residential and commercial tanks to large-scale waterway management, Bottled Ocean’s aquatic expertise is unmatched. Designing world-class tanks for celebrities and Fortune 500 companies, Bottled Ocean currently manages the world’s largest known Euryhaline exhibit at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. and is constructing a 16-foot tank for the new Nemours Children’s Hospital at Lake Nona, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.
New York Diner
Manhattan-based restaurateur Arun “Walter” Kumar, of NYC’s Kumar Foods Group, which has a varied mix of nearly 100 restaurants across the NYC/Tri-State area, plans to bring a slice of the Big Apple to Orlando. Partnering with Dean Edelman, who has been providing interior and exterior design consultations to the retail and food service industries for 30 years, the two have created the A&D Food Group, to provide the South with great new restaurant concepts.
“The biggest issue I found when I moved down here was that after 10pm there’s nowhere decent to eat!” said Harrison Edelman, V.P. of Operations of the New York Diner concept. “Dean, Walter and I are dedicated to bringing what we think are the best parts of New York to wherever needs it, and the thing that Orlando desperately needs is a quality restaurant that is willing to stay open all night to serve red-eye travelers, commuters and local employees.” Harrison went on to explain that New York Diner attempts to reflect the melting pot of it’s hometown with a wide variety of diner classics, regional American specialties and even international selections. “Our tagline is ‘Our Home Brought to Your Home’, and I want to be able to give everyone a feeling of being ‘home’ here, whether you’re from Liverpool, Shanghai, Buenos Aires or Maine.”