Aquariums by Design is very proud to offer what we believe to be the finest in cutomer service found in any retail pet store anywhere in Ontario!
Our new store is located in the Canadian Tire plaza at the corner of Erb St West and Ira Needles Blvd
in Waterloo, Ontario. Weekdays we're open 10-9 and weekends 10-6.
Our friendly knowledgable staff will guide you from the basic first steps
of your first freshwater aquarium or more advanced high end reef systems.
Expert advice, great selection and competetive pricing are combined with
exceptional customer service!
We offer a wide range of products for your aquariums. Everything from
gravel, decorations to test kits, heaters, filters and more! We also have
a large selection of high end saltwater equipment such as Protein
Skimmers, LED Lighting systems, Calcium Reactors, and Dosers and more!
We carry a wide variety of hard-to-find brands including Brightwell Aquatics, Vertex Aquaristik, and EcoTech Marine.We're also proud to be the very first store in Canada to carry Dr. Tim's Aquatics products, including his amazing "One & Only Nitrifying Bacteria" product and Innovative Marine.
Our store has over 100 aquariums in the fishroom! We also have a large
selection of saltwater fish, inverts and corals.
The first thing you'll notice when entering our fishroom is how bright and
inviting it is! We decided to do the opposite of most traditional pet
stores who usually make their fishrooms dark and dingy. Our fishroom is
white, bright and full of life! We also carry a wide selection of Live Reptiles and Reptile Supplies!
Aquariums by Design trys to purchase as much of it's livestock from local
breeders as possible and NEVER carries fish that have been dyed or painted
in any way!
Come check out our Amazon River themed Piranha Pond! With over 30 Red Breasted Piranha in our 1000 gallon pond there is always something happening just be careful not to fall in!
See what lurks below the surface on our 42” underwater monitor where you can get up close to the feeding frenzies every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We believe there are several reasons we are different from most aquarium stores. First of all our store is bright and inviting! Our fishroom is white with dark blue backing on the tanks not dark and cave like.
When it comes to our Marine Fish we always right on our price stickers when the fish came in so you always know how long they have been in our tanks.
Our staff are friendly and helpful, we never make you feel like you’re asking a dumb question or like your bothering us, we love to help our customers! We guarantee you’ll never enter our store without a friendly greeting!
We are meticulous about our livestock. Our tanks are cleaned whether they look like they need it or not. We keep a scheduled cleaning of our tanks in the fishroom and we never skip a cleaning.
If a tank has sick fish we never sell them, they get labeled not for sale and are not sold until they are 100% healthy.
Clean, Clean, Clean! That’s how we keep our store and guess what, it doesn’t smell like a fish store. Jaime hates the smell of most fish stores and refuses to let Aquariums by Design smell that way.
Come on by and check it out for yourselves, you’ll be glad you did!