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Old 05-15-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Aquarium Maintenance as a "career"

Is anyone here in the aquarium maintenance business?

Always seems like something fun to do, especially when the hubby won't let me set up any more tanks.
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I've wondered the same. My area has quite a few Cheddars Casual Café's and each one has 6x2x2 tank and they do nothing except feed the fish because someone comes in and does weekly maintenance for them. There is several lawyers offices around town, and other businesses that have large tanks as well and I know they do not maintain them theirselves. My local yellow pages has nothing in it I have found that would take care of such things so I'm clueless as to WHO does it


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Old 05-15-2015, 10:34 PM   #3
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I've wondered the same. My area has quite a few Cheddars Casual Café's and each one has 6x2x2 tank and they do nothing except feed the fish because someone comes in and does weekly maintenance for them. There is several lawyers offices around town, and other businesses that have large tanks as well and I know they do not maintain them theirselves. My local yellow pages has nothing in it I have found that would take care of such things so I'm clueless as to WHO does it


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Local fish store owners? They probably offer those services.


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I can't say it isn't LFS who do the lawyer offices and such, but I know they're not the ones doing Cheddars. My wife worked there for years and said it was a middle age guy that took care of it and both my LFS are female owned and operated.


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Hello,
I've thought about this a lot over the years . One thing that stopped me is it seems to be a primarily salt water business and I have no experience in that end of the hobby
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My #1 LFS just got back in the maintenance business and is doing very well!
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We have Cheddars here and the local fish store guy does it. He works at the local fish store but also has his own business cards and goes out and offers his services elsewhere, such as restaurants.


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I was actually planning on doing this for people while they're on vacation during the summer, I think it's a good way for someone who's too young to have a "real" job to get some cash.
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