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While working as a Customer Service Analyst at a worldwide energy trading firm, Daniel took an interest in the company’s 150-gallon salt water aquarium located in the headquarters lobby.  He began a mentorship to learn how to best maintain the tank himself and care for its many life forms, turning his interest into a full-blown passion.  Through this tutelage, he was able to work with a wide variety of aquariums. He developed a keen understanding of how to design, install, and maintain a thriving aquarium system as well as how to operate a successful business doing what he loved.  He also spent several years performing contract plumbing, electrical repair, and troubleshooting work for the highly complex Petco, Petsmart, and Walmart multi-tiered aquarium systems.  After finding his joyful work in aquatics, it didn’t take long for him to abandon his work as a number crunching analyst and officially establish his company, Authentic Aquariums, in 2010.      

About The Owner

Today, Daniel uses his attention to detail, commitment to customer service, and strong work ethic to bring you a unique and unsurpassed aquarium service.  He believes in the aquarium’s ability to cultivate a deep appreciation for underwater life; an appreciation that results in a larger movement to preserve the world’s oceans and lakes.  He stays in contact with his mentors in the field, and is constantly making new friends in the industry.  He loves staying up to date on the latest aquarium equipment and trends.  So when he’s not working with a customer, he is “geeking out” with Coral magazine and the newest aquarium instructional videos.  He is eager to share his enthusiasm and aquatic knowledge with you!

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