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Wealthy man builds 150-foot aquarium fence on his property

By Mason White 5:16 PM July 21, 2013
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By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A wealthy man has built a beautiful mansion and surrounded it with a massive tank holding different fish.

Mehmet Ali Gokceoglu of Turkey, who is a businessman, built the house of his dreams and he has also created an oasis around his house. The man built an impressive 150-foot aquarium.

Replacing an old fence in front of his property in the coastal town of Cesme, the eccentric structural engineer spent thousands of dollars creating the stunning aqua-fence.

The property is located a few feet from the shores of the Aegean Sea. It has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city, as many tourists want to see the aquarium for themselves.
More than 1,000 fish now live in the man-made wonder including eel and octopus.

The hardest part of building the structure was linking the aquarium to the Aegean Sea. This link was accomplished through a 400-foot long pipe buried under the sand, so that the water could be changed continuously to maintain a clean aquarium and keep its inhabitants happy.

To accomplish this, Gokceoglu hired a private team of divers to carry out the task. The project ended up costing him approximately $21,000.

The owner has reportedly set up more than 17 security cameras with facial recognition technology outside his house to make sure no one damages the fence or tries to enter the property.