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Our Story

In 2001, Aqua Vim was founded within the confines of a tiny New York City garage by two aquarium enthusiasts with a mission to redefine the fishkeeping industry. While generic box tanks were still the unrivaled norm in the early 2000s, Aqua Vim’s founders created prototypes of round glass tanks from the highest quality materials they could get their hands on, leading Aqua Vim to become one of the earliest pioneers of ready-made curved glass aquariums.

Today, our glass tanks are hand-bent by specialists who are as passionate about high-quality aquariums as they are about reimagining the notion of what is possible in the aquarium industry. We have, since then, relocated into a 30,000 square foot warehouse in New York City, but our mission remains the same as that of almost two decades ago when Aqua Vim’s founders sat on the floor of a dimly-lit garage excitedly sketching out fish tank designs– that is, to dedicate ourselves to providing extraordinary, high quality glass tanks for the non-conformists of the aquarium world.

Core Values

Despite our growth as a company, we are quick to ensure that our core values of quality, design innovation, and a commitment to our customers are at the forefront of all that we do. Our devotion to our core values have guided us in business for many years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Quality

We invest greatly in our manufacturing processes. Each piece is designed, handcrafted, and carefully inspected by our specialists. During production, our glass tanks are hand-bent with our proprietary Aqua Vim Glass®, and stands and canopies are handcrafted with real wood and stained with high-quality oil-based stains. After production, our products are thoroughly inspected by our specialists, who are trained to notice even the slightest flaws or distortion in the glass and cabinetry.

Commitment To Service

In the fishkeeping industry, we realize that you have many options to choose from. Here at Aqua Vim®, we never take that for granted. Our ambassadors are always ready to help carry out your aquatic fantasies, whether it be a 70 gallon bow front tank or a 280 gallon cylinder tank. Seeing proud Aqua Vim® owners get lost in their aquariums is what keeps us doing what we do.

Design Innovation

Each year, we allot a percentage of our business revenue to Research & Development (R&D), ensuring that our aquariums are not only physically captivating, but also functional for both extreme hobbyists and amateurs alike. Our overflow box combined with our sump system can be customized to the owner’s individual preferences. Our reef-ready tanks can be used with both freshwater and saltwater aquatics, granting a “two-in-one” filtration system that allows the owner to switch between freshwater, saltwater, or brackish conditions.

Despite our growth as a company, we are quick to ensure that our core values of quality, design innovation, and a commitment to our customers are at the forefront of all that we do. Our devotion to our core values have guided us in business for many years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

In the fishkeeping industry, we realize that you have many options to choose from. Here at Aqua Vim®, we never take that for granted. Our ambassadors are always ready to help carry out your aquatic fantasies, whether it be a 70 gallon bow front tank or a 280 gallon cylinder tank. Seeing proud Aqua Vim® owners get lost in their aquariums is what keeps us doing what we do.

Each year, we allot a percentage of our business revenue to Research & Development (R&D), ensuring that our aquariums are not only physically captivating, but also functional for both extreme hobbyists and amateurs alike. Our overflow box combined with our sump system can be customized to the owner’s individual preferences. Our reef-ready tanks can be used with both freshwater and saltwater aquatics, granting a “two-in-one” filtration system that allows the owner to switch between freshwater, saltwater, or brackish conditions.