Do aquarium maintenance businesses represent unfair competition for aquarium stores?
For those aquarium retailers that are reading this, we would first like to point out a few facts about our associates, The Aquarium Professionals Group. The Aquarium Professionals Group does not have an aquarium retail store. Although they are an aquarium maintenance company, and they sometimes compete with aquarium stores, it is impossible to compare them to the average aquarium maintenance company as aquarium maintenance is not the primary focus of our business. The Aquarium Professionals Group sells aquariums, specializing in very large custom aquaria, to which many aquarium stores do not have the time or resources to devote. They do not operate out of a home. They have offices, a production shop, a fish room, warehouses, and many vehicles. They employ a larger staff (currently twelve employees) than most aquarium stores. They are fully licensed and insured, maintain large aquarium holding systems, and actually have a higher operational overhead than most small aquarium stores. Alth