Ultimate Saltwater Aquariums
 
 
11634A Busy Street Richmond, VA 23236

(804) 379-2466
 
 
Welcome to Fish World Ultimate Saltwater Aquariums!
 
 
 
 

Saltwater Aquarium Products in Richmond, VA

 
 
 

Calcium Reactors

A calcium reactor is one of the most efficient methods of supplying calcium to a reef aquarium. A calcium reactor is a device used to create a balance of alkalinity in the system. An acidic solution is produced by injecting carbon dioxide into a chamber with salt water and calcium rich media.
Chillers
In some areas ambient temperature is greater than the desired temperature and refrigeration devices, known as chillers, are used to cool the aquarium water.
We carry: Oceanic, Current, & JBJ

Electronic Monitors/Controllers

We carry: Milwakee, Tunze, & Pinpoint
Foods
We carry: Reed Mariculture, D.T.'s, Phytoplankton, Cyclopeeze, San Francisco, OceanNutrition, Hikari, & Spectrum

Heaters

Most commonly, aquarium heaters are immersion style heaters, these heaters consist of a glass tube containing a heating element wound about a ceramic or glass insert used to warm the temperature of water in aquariums.

Lighting

Aquarium lighting describes any type of light that is used to illuminate an aquarium tank or in some instances, such as with reef aquariums, support the life contained within.
We carry: Metal Halide, T.5's, VHO, LEDS

Media

We carry phosphate remover pads and media carbon, chemipure

Power heads

Tanks which come from the factory predrilled and equipped with an internal overflow are known in the hobby as "Reef Ready" or simply "Drilled" tanks. Of the many methods of creating the required flow, one of the most popular is by using multiple powerheads which are simply small submersible water pumps.
We carry: Tunze & Maxijet

Presalted Water

We use Tropic Marin pro salt in our RO/DI water

Protein Skimmers

A protein skimmer is a device used mostly in saltwater aquaria to remove organic compounds from the water before they break down into nitrogenous waste. Protein skimming is the only form of filtration that physically removes organic compounds before they begin to decompose, lightening the load on the biological filter and improving the water's redox potential.
We carry: Tunze, Octupus, & Reeflo

Pumps

Pumps are an essential component of your aquarium for two reasons: First, they aerate the water, and second, they remove harmful debris from the water.
We carry: Sequence, Quietone, Rio, & Tunze

Reef Ready Aquariums

Aquariums that are predrilled with internal overflows and are ready to be set up.
We carry: Perfecto, Oceanic, All Glass, & Custom

Reflectors

Reflectors are used to intensify your metal Halide lighting.

Refractometers

A refractometer is a device used to measure the specific gravity of water and is commonly used to measure the amount of salt in a body of water when setting up saltwater tanks.

Refugiums

A refugium may be used for one or more purposes such as denitrification, nutrient export, plankton production, circulation, surface agitation, oxygenation or aesthetic purposes.

RO/DI Units

An effective combination of both reverse osmosis and deionization (RO/DI) is the most popular among reef aquarium keepers and is preferred above other water purification processes due to the low cost of ownership and minimal running costs.

Salt Mixes

We carry: Tropic Marin & Oceanic

Supplements

We carry: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Strontium, Iron, Ph Buffer among others.

Test Kits

We carry: Salifert, Tropical Marin, & Jungles

Ultraviolet Sterilizers

Ultraviolet Sterilizers are often used in aquaria and ponds to help control unwanted microorganisms in the water. Continuous ultraviolet sterilization of the aquarium water eliminates single-cell algae and thereby increase water clarity. UV radiation also ensures that disease-causing pathogens cannot reproduce, thus decreasing the possibility of a disease outbreak in an aquarium.
 
CONTACT US
Fish World
11634A Busy Street
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 379-2466

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 
 
We take great pride in being known as Virginia's ultimate source for live corals and saltwater fish. The corals and fish that arrive at our store are diverse.
 
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
We were there in the beginning being one of the first stores in the nation to become an all saltwater store. We were innovative from the start being the first to sell presalted water to our customers over twenty-five years ago. Through the years we have been proud to have been cited in numerous industry resource books such as Julian Sprungs, The Reef Aquarium Vol II. It is my admiration for this hobby that has made me feel lucky to work in a field I love for so many years.
~ Joe Genero
President Fish World

Protein Skimmer
A protein skimmer is a device used mostly in saltwater aquaria to remove organic compounds from the water before they break down into nitrogenous waste. Protein skimming is the only form of filtration that physically removes organic compounds before they begin to decompose, lightening the load on the biological filter and improving the water's redox potential.
OTHER SERVICES
We are dedicated to helping you maintain your aquarium either through providing maintenance service from our staff or teaching you the hobbyist how to maintain your own aquarium. Please talk to our staff about scheduling if you would like to have us maintain your home or office aquarium or ask for an appointment to have us teach you!