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In 2010 my group purchased an aquaria rack system from Aquatic Enterprises to house a Xenopus laevis colony. The system has worked flawlessly in the interim, so well in fact, that we've recently added several rack systems in order to triple our facility's capacity. We initially chose Aquatic Enterprises based on the solid engineering of their systems and the company's willingness to make design modifications in order to fit our space and budget-limited needs. As advertised, the systems are extremely easy and cost-effective to both use and maintain. Happy frogs are critical to the success of our research and the research is going extremely well! If you are considering the purchase of a Xenopus rack system, you'd be remiss to not go with Aquatic Enterprises.

– Jesse "Jay" C. Gatlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming
Since its inception in 1990, Aquatic Enterprises, Inc. has strived to be on the leading edge of aquatic animal housing. The president and founder of the company, Daniel Vinci, started working in aquatic animal husbandry in 1985. In 1990, Mr. Vinci relocated to Seattle, Washington and started Aquatic Enterprises, Inc. The company’s roots were primarily involved in aquarium design, installation, and services for decorative freshwater and marine fish and invertebrates. In 2000, Aquatic Enterprises entered the area of manufacturing. At first, manufacturing was limited to live seafood holding systems. Within a few years, Aquatic Enterprises had manufactured and installed some of the largest, custom retail display seafood aquarium systems on the West Coast. The company maintains all of these systems today, a testament to the robust design and manufacturing. Our seafood systems have housed everything from fresh and saltwater finfish, to crustaceans, and molluskan bi-valves.

In 2002, our first full scale, centrally filtered research aquarium facility was engineered and installed at the University of Washington for their Environmental Science Program. This system is a cold saltwater system for environmental sciences and invasive species studies. The system is still in use today.

In 2004, Aquatic Enterprises sold the decorative aquarium division to concentrate its efforts on engineering, manufacturing and servicing aquarium systems exclusively for seafood and scientific applications.

Today, we engineer and manufacture our equipment using state-of-the-art technology and machinery. Aquatic Enterprises superior craftsmanship is backed by our staff with over 65 cumulative years of experience in aquatics, fisheries biology, and manufacturing.

We currently serve clients in universities and schools, research institutes, public aquariums, fish hatcheries, seafood retailers, and seafood wholesalers.

With our in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we can design and build virtually any aquatic holding system or hatchery equipment you need.

With hundreds of different species in our systems over the years, you can be assured that any system we make for you will provide the precise environment for your animals needs.

Aquatic Enterprises, Inc.
Bringing your environments to life since 1990