In Europe, the Elos AquaStudio™ came about in 2002, 5 years after the Elos brand was introduced, by a store owner who enjoyed the brand so much she decided to offer her customers a dedicated place to experience and enjoy Elos.
As a full service aquarium store, the Elos AquaStudio™ provides both a unique shopping experience as well as all of the usual functions of a quality local fish store (livestock, service and sales). While the Elos AquaStudio™ specializes in Elos products, the Elos AquaStudio™ was designed by aquarium enthusiasts, to be enjoyed by all who share our passion.
Until May of 2012 the Elos AquaStudio™ was largely a European reality, with only a couple of stores outside of Europe and nothing in North America. In December of 2010, we began the search to find what would be the first location in the US. By April of 2011, we selected Short Hills, NJ and began the process of building. Fast forward a year, a huge effort by all those that shared in our vision of making this the best Elos AquaStudio™ for a market that has been so good for the Elos brand and we now have Elos AquaStudio™ New York ready for business. (check www.aquastudionewyork.com for grand opening event, store hours, etc.)
While the Elos AquaStudio™ New York is the first in the US we are building on the foundation of the Elos AquaStudio™ concept created in Italy. Just as those first Elos AquaStudios™ were created as a way for customers to come and enjoy aquariums in a different way, the Elos AquaStudio™ New York will hopefully bring a new "option" for fellow aquarium enthusiasts' in the area.
The first thing you will notice when walking into the double doors of the AquaStudio™ is the amount of water and life. While there are running aquariums throughout the entire store, the front portion of the Elos AquaStudio™ New York is dedicated to the vast variety of animals available for your aquarium. All the livestock in the AquaStudio™ are housed in custom Elos display aquariums and Elos livestock holding units. All systems are filtered, lit, monitored and controlled using the same Elos products we sell at the AquaStudio™. At the AquaStudio™ New York, livestock is the primary focus and we have taken great care in making this area very easy for our staff to monitor and care for our animals as well as making this area easy for customers to enjoy their time selecting livestock or simply browsing.
From Elos fish food, to full Elos systems, the area in the back of the AquaStudio™ is dedicated to Elos products and other non-Elos products we use and recommend. Whether you are thinking of upgrading to an Elos system or just want to pick up a few small items, the AquaStudio™ New York product area is designed to make selecting products easy as well as giving you the chance to experience the full range of Elos systems and technical items.
The AquaStudio™ New York staff is trained to make your shopping experience easy, informative and enjoyable. We have carefully designed the AquaStudio™ to be comfortable and simple to navigate alone but we understand that a well trained staff can be an integral part of your shopping experience, when needed. While the cash register is conveniently located between the livestock and product area, all staff members are encouraged to make themselves available to every customer throughout the AquaStudio™.
We would like to thank all of you who have supported Elos and those who have dedicated so much effort and hard work in making the first North American AquaStudio™ a reality. We invite all of you to visit and enjoy what we believe is a fantastic place for those of us who are passionate about aquariums and the life that they hold.
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