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Hello all!

 

Time for a little history! Aqua Lab Aquaria was started in Mountain View, CA in 2014. The space was not great for retail, but that is where the gears began to turn and the brand and concept of Aqua Lab Aquaria was born. Despite our humble roots, we started to develop a customer base of enthusiastic people who appreciate exquisite aquariums of all styles. We also began to develop some of our original designs we are bringing to market.

 

Fast forward a year and it was time to move onward and upward! We are happy to announce that we will continue the growth of Aqua Lab Aquaria at our new location in Downtown Willow Glen (San Jose, CA) with an additional workspace facility in Sunnyvale, CA. More to come on the workshop/manufacturing facility.

 

Our retail store is heavily under construction but we are slowly beginning to chip away at it. We’ve been at our current location since May, but employee on-boarding, the holidays, and other operations (aquarium service) have slowed things down. With the new year we are firmly set on completing the full build-out of the store in a couple of months. We’ll be documenting our progress as we go and we hope you’ll all join us as the store continues to grow. We’re excited to get the store built out, we hope that you enjoy this look behind the scenes!

 

We are still happy to have walk-ins come by, and we are happy to continue to serve our customers through our webstore.

As of January 28, this is what our store looks like when you walk in the door
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Our logo on the door!
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The back area so far
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This is a bonus shot of our workshop! It's in a separate location, but we plan on posting pictures of this space as well.
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What are those green things on the trees?

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We're making progress! We built some shelving to hold equipment and we even added a glass door to one of them.

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These shelves are behind what will be the checkout counter.

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We did a little rearranging, it's starting to come together!

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Looking good! Are you planning on having livestock for sale? If you do, I'm sure your display tanks will look beautiful!

Hi, Christopher we sure do plan on having livestock for sale! We will even have a freshwater section too :) . Thank you for your kind wishes, we're going to work really hard to create display tanks that are unique and beautiful. Fingers crossed! fingerscrossed

 

-David at Aqua Lab Aquaria

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Small update, our workshop space is complete. Check out a panorama of the space!

 

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Here's our display of Aqua Lab Aquaria tanks, it's a 40 gallon tank with our smaller tanks sitting inside of it (except for our 8 gallon shallow).

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Finally, we're planning to host club meetings at the store! This is what our store looks like when chairs are setup, we have ample space. If you or someone you know in the is looking for space to hold an aquarium club meeting in the Bay Area let us know!

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Have a great weekend everyone! :D

 

-David at Aqua Lab Aquaria

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A small update for March 21, 2016:

 

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Added a few more tanks to our lineup along the wall. We turned our old plant holding tank into a saltwater tank. Check out the Red Sea Max-E next to the left of it :D

 

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A better look at the space with our larger tank for holding plants, we're making much better use of the space now!

 

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Last, but not least we have a display tank that will sit on our counter. It's an Aqua Lab Aquaria 85 gallon rimless aquarium. Let us know what you would do with it, we want to hear all of your ideas!

 

Have a great day everyone,

-David

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Great looking store; I am up in Foster City, will have to come by one weekend.

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I think a seahorse tank is good for shops. Attracts a good first look because they are so unique, especially for new comers and kids who have probably never seen them live. 

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