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  1. Ebirah766

    Ebirah766 Well-Known Member

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    Y'all know what to do here. :cool:

    Essentially Zoo Decisions but with a bigger focus on aquatic life. We can also get species that no other institution has.

    Money actually applies here tho, so we'll have to be a tadge more realistic. :D

    Scenario:

    The city has given us 1 billion dollars whenceforth into building an aquarium. We have been given 3 plots of land to build upon, and we must purchase 1. Which one do we choose?

    A) A plot of land on the coast, easy collecting, high traffic. Costs $1 million. Little room for expansion
    B) Somewhere in the city's major park, cheaper land, medium traffic. Costs $500,000. Medium amounts of expansion landd
    C) On the outskirts of town, low traffic, extremely cheap. Most amount of land to purchase. Costs $450,000

    Current money: $1,000,000,000
     
  2. ZooBinh

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    If we have money as a restriction, are we going to have land and species in realism (e.g no 100-acre aquarium or no giant squid)?
     
  3. Ebirah766

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    We'll have scenarios to get the money, dude. Also, we'll have things like sponsorships. Giant squids are definitely a possibility. :cool:
     
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    C) We buy the plot on the outskirts of town - it gives us more potential in the long run expansion-wise and is more cost-effective. The decreased traffic may be a slight burden in the early years but once we're a renowned collection our traffic will increase regardless of our location.

    Scenario:

    The plot of land we have purchased has a relatively old, but sturdy and structurally sound old farmhouse on it. Do we?

    A) repurpose the house as our entrance building. Cost: $18,000
    B) Demolish the building entirely. Cost: $8000

    Current money: $999,550,000
     
  5. Ebirah766

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    B) We will demolish the building. It doesn't fit in.

    Now, the architects have to design the aquarium. Which theme shall we choose?

    A) A modern, in-the-water theme, similar to the OdySea aquarium.
    B) Themed by region, like the Living Planet Aquarium
    C) A more family-oriented theme, like the Sea Life aquariums.
    D) Something else (Must say what theme it is)

    Current money: $999,549,200
     
  6. ZooBinh

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    D) Our theme will be modern architecture, but with an old fashioned twist of the traditional regional exhibits, though the occasional exhibit of an animal group/family or a specific kind of ecosystem.

    SCENARIO:

    How much will all of this cost?
     
  7. Ebirah766

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    We will have to pay the architectural firm about $35,000 for a design of the entire facility

    Scenario: We have to choose a construction firm who will stick with us for the duration of the aquarium. Which one do we select?

    A) An expensive one that shows good results (Costs about 500 million)
    B) A cheap one that is shown to be a bit sketchy (Costs about 300 thousand)
    C) A moderate one who is more economical who can get the job done (Costs about 500 thousand)

    Current money: $999,514,200
     
  8. SpinyLiving

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    C. We choose the moderate one as it is way cheaper than the expensive one but will do just as good of a job
    Scenario
    With the entrance construction underway, the next thing on our list to eventually opening a aquarium is the actual animals that will inhabit the aquarium. We must choose our first exhibits/tanks wisely, as this is what will define us as a aquarium and will give us a starting reputation.
    (This is a open ended response however an idea I had was that large exhibits/tanks will cost a lot, while small ones will cost less. They can also cost more/less depending on their quality ie: a really bad dolphin pool v.s a high quality small koi pond. The dolphin pool will cost more than the koi pond, but less than it would if it was made well. Same applies to the koi pond. It could have cost less if it was made like a standard koi pond.)
     
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    Also current money: $999,014,200
     
  10. Ebirah766

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    After we sort out all the tickets and stuff (aka the boring stuff) we decide to build koi pond stocked with 4:4 koi and 2:2 goldfish. The cost is $50,000

    We now need to build a quarantine facility. How do?

    Current money: $998,964,200
     
  11. SpinyLiving

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    We build a medium-sized quarantine facility for $300,000. It seems big now, and will probably have to be expanded as our aquarium grows and we acquire more species, but it's good enough for now and will be big enough to care for the animals we have now and the animals we will acquire in the next year or so.
    Scenario
    With the main entrance and the quarentine facility under construction, the ticket costs decided, and our first arrivals on their way, there are many roads to go down. One such road is a themed area dedicated to a certain place in the world where different species of aquatic creatures are located. There are 6 different areas that we could theme the area. They are....
    •The Amazon River
    •The Great Barrier Reef
    •The Poles
    •The Florida Keys/Bahamas
    •The Dead Sea
    •(other)
    These would cost $2,000,000 to build with another $500,000 or more to stock.
    Which do we build?
    Current money: $998,664,200
     
  12. Yi Qi

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    I pick Florida Keys and Poles. We are in the US and they are closest. Species which are definites are:
    • American Alligator
    • American Crocodile
    • West Indian Manatee
    • Key Deer
    As for Poles:
    • Polar Bear
    • Walrus
    • Arctic Cod
     
  13. Neil chace

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    Amazon river would be a cool themed area. It could feature species of all types-
    Fish-
    Freshwater stingray
    Phirana
    Tetras
    Angelfish
    Pacu
    Arapaima
    Cichilids
    Amphibians-
    Poison dart frogs
    Golden mantella
    Reptiles-
    Caiman lizard
    Turtles
    Green andaconda
    Orinoco crocodile
    Birds-
    Oropendola
    Guira cuckoo
    Cotinga
    Aracari
    Hyacinth macaw
    Troupial
    Mammals-
    Sloth
    Titi monkey
    Giant otter
     
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  14. Neil chace

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    This thread has kind of reached a dead spot now. What are we going to do now- 1 option is to start submitting complex applications.
     
  15. Ebirah766

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    Yep. All for that.
     
  16. Neil chace

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    I will submit a complex for the aquarium

    Amazon River Basin.

    Each exhibit includes underwater and above water components, involving aquatic and arboreal species.

    Exhibit 1-
    4.4 scarlet ibis (1.0- detroit zoo, 1.0- north carolina zoo, 2.0- lincoln park zoo, 0.1- franklkn park zoo, 0.2- toronto zoo, 0.1- buffalo zoo)
    1.1 Ringed Teal (capron park zoo)
    1.1 Caiman lizard (1.0- national zoo, 0.1- nashville zoo)

    Exhibit 2-
    0.0.8 red-bellied phirana (roger williams park zoo)
    1.1 golden lion tamarin (capron park zoo)
    1.1 bolivian grey titi monkey (buttonwood park zoo)
    0.0.2 black pacu (national zoo)
    0.0.1 freshwater stingray (buttowood park zoo)

    Exhibit 3-
    0.0.4 arapaima (national zoo)
    1.1 green aracari (national zoo)
    2.2 guira cuckoo (buttonwood park zoo)
    1.2 red-footed tortoise (capron park zoo)

    Exhibit 4-
    1.0 matamata turtle (buttonwood park zoo)
    1.1 arrau river turtle (national zoo)
    2.4 crested oropendola (1.0- roger williams park zoo, 1.0- san fransisco zoo , 0.2- minnesota zoo, 0.2 - honolulu zoo)
    1.1 sunbittern (1.0- roger williams park zoo, 0.1- national zoo)

    Exhibit 5-
    0.0.25 south american cichilids (private)
    1.1 elegant-crested tinamou (1.0- roger williams park zoo, 0.1- stone zoo)
    1.1 black and gold howler monkey (roger williams park zoo)

    Exhibit 6-
    1.1 giant otter (roger williams park zoo)

    Exhibit 7-
    1.o orinoco crocodile (national zoo)

    Small terrariums-
    0.0.4 blue and black poison dart frogs (private)
    0.0.4 yellow-banded poison dart frogs (private)
    0.0.8 cardinal tetras (private)
     
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