|02-22-2013 06:54 PM|
Aqua Design Innovations- Who we are
It's been a pleasure for us to be a sponsor on TPT! Here's a little bit more about us.
Aqua Design Innovations, LLC (ADI) was founded in San Francisco by entrepreneurial minded hobbyists like many of you selling on the forums right now. After having worked for multiple aquarium retail shops, performed numerous installations and ran a successful online invertebrate retail business we identified major flaws in the aquarium industry as I'm sure a lot of you still see. With knowledge and experience, we established ADI with the fundamental goals to build a business around a solution for the industry and to raise environmental awareness.
Currently ADI is based in La Jolla, California, where we focus on design, installation and maintenance of aquatic ecosystems as well as providing the highest quality aquatic livestock and aquarium goods to the nation.
How does ADI provide a solution for the major flaws in the aquarium industry?
90%+ of the aquarium industry is salt water focused, where most livestock are brutally harvested from the wild. Freshwater isn’t much better. An estimated 30% of ALL freshwater aquarium livestock is lost due to deaths BEFORE they get to the end customer’s aquariums. With years of experience, ADI is well equipped with the best methods and direct FARMED sources limiting deaths to less than 5% from farms all the way to our customer’s aquariums. This dramatically increases quality of livestock, reduces aquarists’ carbon footprint on the environment and minimizes cost of livestock, creating a triple win situation. Hence our motto, “Revolutionize Aquarium Trade.”
Revolutionize Aquarium Trade – by completely eliminating intermediate suppliers, distributors and aquarium retail shops. The livestock we sell comes directly from over 10 international farms. We will later advance into breeding our very own livestock and manufacturing our own line of products. The consolidation will benefit you, the environment, the economy and the aquarium industry in the following ways:
Less Transport- Less time and resources spent on transporting livestock directly leads to unsurpassed quality and…
Less Environmental Impact- Less fish are lost and less fossil fuel is burned. Resulting in more:
Competitive Pricing- Savings are then passed onto you and higher profit margins allows for…
Domestic Jobs- Happy local employees will then provide you with unmatchable…
Quality and Service- Something all of our customers deserve!
If any of you have any suggestions for stock, brands, feedback and if we can improve our company in any way please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on this thread! Feedback from you guys are EXTREMELY valuable to us as improvement from hobbyist view is what ADI was built upon.
Happy fish keeping!