Old Town Aquarium

1538 N Wells St Chicago

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The Old Town Aquarium is a staple for all things marine life in the Old Town area. Owners Jim Walters and Ian Schakowsky are not only the store owners but expert divers. They have logged hundreds of dives on reefs all over the world and opened their doors back in 1975.

The aquarium retailer boasts many species of marine life including fresh and saltwater fishes, different types of coral, and other marine life. They also rely on collectors that will bring in specimen from different parts of the world like Fiji, Australia, and Bali.

Old Town Aquarium also helps with aquarium installations in homes and businesses. They specialize in a range of tank designs and installations from nano tanks to all-in-one tanks. They also help with aquarium maintenance to ensure that your fish have a healthy environment and that you can have a beautiful display.

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The tanks that Old Town Aquarium builds can take on any shape you desire and are guaranteed to last. They also have a variety of stock options that can fit your specific needs.

Old Town Aquarium has helped provide Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium with beautiful fish and specimens. They have also installed and maintained freshwater exhibits at the Museum of Science, as well. They have also had its foot in the spotlight in prominent media outlets like The Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.

The aquarium is opened seven days a week and is located on N Wells Street. Even if you're not looking to buy anything, it's a great store to walk through and see cases of beautiful, exotic fish for free. The owners are also happy to chat with you and share their diving stories.

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