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The recently opened sports store welcomes shoppers with a 16,000 gallon, 43 foot wide aquatic entryway. This is the fourth custom aquarium project to be completed for Scheels by Reynolds Polymer in collaboration with project designer ICM. The project involved a total of 25,000 pounds of R-Cast® material. When filled with water, the structure tips the scales at a monumental 120,000 pounds.

The tank’s double-arch design is supported by three transparent columns. Though the columns are constructed from acrylic that is only 2.5” thick, they are still 17 times stronger than glass and four times stronger than concrete. Inside the aquarium, elaborate rockwork and theming replicate the natural habitat of over 650 species of coral reef. Scores of colorful fish complete the exotic ambience of the display. At seven-feet wide, and 13-feet tall, the aquarium must be cleaned by an underwater diver, which is often to the delight of curious shoppers.

The first indoor aquarium built for Scheels was in 2008 at the Sparks, Nevada location. RPT has also provided acrylic for stores in Sandy, Utah and Springfield, IL. These and other attractions that can be found in Scheels stores, such as sports simulators, a 65-foot tall Ferris Wheel, and shooting galleries have helped to secure the company’s place as a premiere sports retailer

About Reynolds Polymer Technology

Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. is the world’s leader in fully integrated, highly engineered acrylic solutions. For over 30 years, the company has been building the most innovative and sophisticated turnkey projects for large-scale exhibits, displays, experiences and amenities across the globe in the pool and spa, aquarium, architectural, signage, furniture and scientific sectors. Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. has successfully raised industry standards and imagined the impossible for more than 1,900 ground-breaking projects in 57 countries for household brands including CNN, Disney, Nasa and Apple. For additional information, visit reynoldspolymer.com.