Frequently Asked Questions

How much does aquarium maintenance cost?

The cost of aquarium maintenance varies with the size of the tank, how it is set up, your location, frequency of maintenance, and other factors. We strive to provide the best value in aquarium maintenance by providing exceptionally high quality maintenance service for very competitive pricing.

Does your service include any supplies?

Yes. Our full service aquarium maintenance option includes all necessary filter media and food in addition to weekly aquarium maintenance and a new heater every year.

What do I have to do?

Nothing (almost). In most cases we ask you to do nothing more than enjoy the tank, let us know if you think anything may be unusual, and feed the right amounts of food. We can automate the lighting, topping off evaporation, and even most feeding.

Do you sell and deliver other equipment or livestock?

Yes. We want to provide truly full service aquarium maintenance and bring all livestock and equipment so that you never have to worry about it.

Do you have a guarantee for the fish?

Yes. As part of our full service aquarium maintenance option we do offer a guarantee.

How are you different than the other aquarium maintenance companies out there?

I have been an aquarist for over 18 years. I am a Biologist and a published author with articles published in multiple aquarium magazines. I have worked retail and service for over 13 years. I have worked with over 6,000 gallons of retail aquariums and worked with all types of aquariums including freshwater, planted, saltwater fish-only, and reef tanks. This includes display systems of over 700 gallons.

How often should aquarium maintenance be done?

All aquariums should be maintained on a weekly basis. This helps keep the fish healthy, the aquarium free of algae, and maintain water quality and clarity. In most cases the maintenance consists of a water change and algae scrubbing. At least once per month the filters need to be maintained.

Do you offer maintenance less often than weekly?

Absolutely. We understand that in some cases budgetary considerations and other factors may affect the service provided. We can offer maintenance that fits your needs whether it is once every one, two, or more weeks. We can also sell all supplies and livestock outside of a full service aquarium maintenance option.

Can you provide aquarium maintenance outside of our office hours?

Yes. We can provide service outside of regular office hours. However, after seeing how nondisruptive the maintenance actually is and having some of their clients comment about how it is more interesting to watch than TV, some of our clients have actually reversed that request.