|World's Largest Rolling Fish Tank Coming to Lafayette|
|Tuesday, June 23, 2009|
The world’s largest rolling fish tank, a 53-foot, 6,000 gallon aquarium, will be appearing outside of Wal-Mart in Lafayette on July 3-5 (Friday – Sunday), for visitors to enjoy.
Sponsored by Coca Cola, ‘The Tank’ hosts a variety of aquatic guests, but all are examples of fish living in local waters - not normally discovered in an aquarium – living in a simulated natural environment.
Adding to the experience, professionals climb atop the tank for a show-and-tell style seminar. Pros offer tips and secrets to the crowd from the Tracker Boat stage mounted atop the end of the tank. Demonstrations of casting and other tricks over the aquatic guests offer attendees a unique, interactive, educational experience.
The aquarium is visible from both sides, and can host between 50-100 aquatic guests (depending on their size).
The Tank has appeared in Macon County before and according to Ken Freeman of Ken Freeman Outdoor Promotions, several requests were made from Macon County residents for their return.
“We were asked so many times to come back,” he remarked. “Coca Cola has been so great about sponsoring these events and we are excited to bring the aquarium back to Lafayette.”