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Welcome to Old Town Aquarium! 

Owned by Ian Schakowsky, Old Town Aquarium is distinguished by their passion for aquatic life.


Unlike many in the business, Ian has logged hundreds of dives on reefs throughout the world, in order to best observe the behavior and environment of many of the species offered for sale at Old Town Aquarium.


He has participated in collection trips as far away as Fiji to familiarize himself with the handling of marine life at the point of collection, and to observe the environmental impact of such activities.


As part of his commitment to responsible collecting, which seeks to minimize environmental impact on natural reefs, Ian enthusiastically endorses the new farm raised specimens now available to collectors.




Ian Shakowsky

Because freshwater and saltwater marine life is his passion and the science of collecting and maintaining aquariums is constantly evolving, Ian participates in continuing education and attends annual marine aquarium conferences.


Perhaps more important, he knows the deep satisfaction of collecting and takes great pleasure in helping the novice and advanced collector build, maintain, and enjoy the perfect aquarium.

And, because Old Town Aquarium is a complete resource, collectors can stock and maintain their own aquariums from OTA's well-stocked shelves, or employ Old Town Aquarium experts to provide complete “turnkey” aquarium service – everything from design and installation, to stocking, and ongoing maintenance.


In addition to serving customers personally, Ian educates and trains employees intensively so they, too, can expertly serve all levels of collectors.




Come visit our store & discover:
  • Enticing aquatic displays

  • A wide selection of fresh & saltwater fish

  • Extensive selection of marine inverts & corals

  • Aquatic Plants

  • Acrylic aquariums & furniture grade cabinetry

  • Full line of dry goods

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