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Living Color Aquariums Partners with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to Fulfill Child’s Dream


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2013-12-10 18:43:44 - -Also Introducing New State-of-the-Art Exhibits for Toyota and Nordstrom-

MIAMI – Dec. 10, 2013 – Living Color Aquariums (www.livingcolor.com), the global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of iconic custom aquariums and themed exhibits, recently partnered with Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida to fulfill a child’s dream to build a unique saltwater aquarium at his father’s church.

Ten-year-old Benjamin Trevino, who suffers from a skeletal malformation, loves the ocean and wants to grow up to be a marine biologist. Earlier this year, he made a very special request to Make-A-Wish. He wished for the stars of Nat Geo WILD’s “Fish Tank Kings” to build a custom aquarium at his father’s church. Ministerio Esperanza Church, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is to feature a rectangular 270 gallon, six foot long saltwater

aquarium. The saltwater fishes and coral will be hand-picked by Benjamin. For more information on Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, visit: sfla.wish.org/

“Our custom exhibits and aquariums aren’t exclusively for large companies, museums and celebrities,” said Mat Roy, star of “Fish Tank Kings” and president of Living Color Aquariums. “Benjamin’s knowledge and love for marine life is inspiring and the staff and I are honored to be working toward fulfilling his wish.”

Other state-of-the-art projects undertaken by Living Color Aquariums include a partnership with the designers at Nordstrom Department Stores to develop specially made aquarium habitats for 5 new locations across the U.S. The Living Color engineers will utilize their world-renowned “Nautilus” design from their Discovery Collection. This 180 gallon half-round saltwater aquarium is co-conceptualized by Eric Warren of Aquarium Concepts, Inc., who has added laminated cabinetry with pictures and educational specs for the featured marine life. Living Color Aquariums has installed more than 30 custom aquariums for Nordstrom Department Stores since 2005.

“Kids and their parents will love it,” added Roy. “This design is based on our many museum exhibits with similar layouts. Children will be able to learn about these saltwater fish while watching them in their enclosed marine habitat.”

The new exhibits will be featured in 5 Nordstrom locations around the U.S. in their “Children’s Shoe Center.” For more information on Nordstrom, please visit: nordstrom.com/

Toyota of Deerfield Beach’s dealership has recently reached out to Living Color to add a one-of-a-kind custom aquarium to their customer lounge bar. This 12 foot long, rectangular, high-top aquarium will hold 360 gallons and will feature Toyota’s iconic red theme and logo within its tank. This exhibit will be a spectacular addition to the dealership’s client amenities area. For more information on Toyota of Deerfield Beach, please visit: www.toyotaofdeerfieldbeach.com/

For more information, please visit Living Color’s website at www.livingcolor.com or call (800) 878-9511.

About Living Color Aquariums

Living Color Aquariums, Inc. (www.livingcolor.com), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is renowned for creating iconic, award-winning aquariums and themed exhibits. Recognized for creating aquariums that are stunningly elaborate works of art, Living Color designs and builds custom aquarium exhibits for high profile clients like Disney, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins Ballpark, Loews Hotels, Rainforest Café, Bass Pro Shops, Nordstrom and many distinguished celebrities and individuals. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, no other aquarium manufacturing facility in the world has the turnkey capabilities to execute complex, customized projects like Living Color Enterprises. Living Color is also currently featured on the smash-hit reality series “Fish Tank Kings,” airing on the TV network Nat Geo WILD.

About “Fish Tank Kings”

The team members of Living Color Aquariums star in the hit cable TV series “Fish Tank Kings” and is broadcast in the USA by Nat Geo WILD and worldwide by National Geographic Channel International. “Fish Tank Kings” is one of the only internationally distributed shows filmed primarily in South Florida where the actors also live and work in South Florida. The series showcases Living Color Aquariums, as it uses its unparalleled skills, creativity and teamwork to pull off the most extreme custom aquariums imaginable.

About Nat Geo WILD

For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society.

Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 56 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 100 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages.

For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.


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