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Not sure if this is the right place for this(Mods move if nesessary). But who is old enough to remember Aquarium stock FS on Warren st in Manhattan? My father used to take us there when we were kids, it was huge! It ran from one street to the next. I don't know how to post a link but if you goggle Modern Aquarium November 2011 they did a nice right up about it. Too bad they are still not around today.
 

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Yes I remember it. Huge, ran between Murray and Warren streets. My dad used to take me there on occasion until I was old enough to ride the subway in from Rockaway. Loved the selection but most of all the atmosphere. Sorely missed.
 

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Hi Glen,

Not sure if you will ever see this, but if you are going to retire the ASC catalog, would you mind sending it to me?
My Father owned and ran ASC in New York anc then Los Angeles.

Aloha,
Veia Swartz (Berkitz)
Hi,
I'm just a little late joining in, 6 years or so. I was cleaning a shelf this morning and came across The Twenty-Fifth edition of ASC catalog. I remember pouring over it. It has followed me through several moves. I still have fish, mostly goldfish. I'm now 76 and t6hink it may be time to retire my catalog.
Glen
 

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Wanted to let folks who care about Aquarium Stock Company know that the Los Angeles store at 8700 Beverly, which has been vacant for a few years, is slated for demolition for a senior living facility. The city has failed to include it in the list of potential historic resources, despite the charming moderne sail sign and the cultural significance of the work done there. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Veia, if you have any vintage photos of the Beverly store, I would love to see and share them with the community. My grandparents had a shoe store in the 7300 block of Beverly, and it's sad to see one of these lovely old L.A. storefronts vanish. -Kim

Reading all of these posts about the Aquarium Stock Company in NYC warms my heart. My Father, Leonard Berkitz, own and ran ASC after taking over the business from his Father. He went on to open a second location in Los Angeles. Neither stores are around anymore, but my Father shared so many fond memories of this family business.
 

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Wow! I can’t believe after all these years of starting the thread I’m just seeing these responses now. WTH.
Aqua Stock was great place ,unfortunately there are only a handful of good aquarium shops left in NYC. My favorite for several years has been Pacific Pet and Aquarium on Delancy St.
Good size shop with a good variety and extremely help and courteous staff.
As Ruben had mentioned earlier in the
thread Trailer’s on Gunhill Rd in the Bronx was cool place. It was like an antique shop combined with an aquarium store. I’m still friends with John’s wife and daughter. Great people.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place for this(Mods move if nesessary). But who is old enough to remember Aquarium stock FS on Warren st in Manhattan? My father used to take us there when we were kids, it was huge! It ran from one street to the next. I don't know how to post a link but if you goggle Modern Aquarium November 2011 they did a nice right up about it. Too bad they are still not around today.
Greetings, This is a copy of a reply post on Facebook that I posted after seeing a friend post pictures of a Discus. A great store I visited many times. --------------- Dawn, There was a large aquarium store in lower Manhattan, Aquarium Stock, on Warren St. that ran from Warren St. thru the building to Murray St., it was huge. Right next to the entrance on Warren they had a large tank 5-6 feet long, 36' high, and 12-15" deep. Three types of fish were in it, 5" Discus, 5" Angel's, and 2" Cardinal Tetra's. The Angel and Discus would do their graceful ballet dances, and the Cardinal's in schools would provide this darting colorful background. As you can tell, it left a lasting impression with me.
 

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I was just thinking of Aquarium Stock Suppy. My dad would take me there to in the late 50s to look at all the tanks. Soon enough I was taking the subway to City Hall and going to the store and look in the tanks for hours. Then, I would walk to Nassau Pets and purchase hard goods, as they were much cheaper than ASS.
 

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I was just thinking of Aquarium Stock Suppy. My dad would take me there to in the late 50s to look at all the tanks. Soon enough I was taking the subway to City Hall and going to the store and look in the tanks for hours. Then, I would walk to Nassau Pets and purchase hard goods, as they were much cheaper than ASS.
I was just thinking of Aquarium Stock Suppy. My dad would take me there to in the late 50s to look at all the tanks. Soon enough I was taking the subway to City Hall and going to the store and look in the tanks for hours. Then, I would walk to Nassau Pets and purchase hard goods, as they were much cheaper than ASS.
I was just thinking of Aquarium Stock Suppy. My dad would take me there to in the late 50s to look at all the tanks. Soon enough I was taking the subway to City Hall and going to the store and look in the tanks for hours. Then, I would walk to Nassau Pets and purchase hard goods, as they were much cheaper than ASS.
LOL...Of course I remember Aqua Stock-31 Warren/27 Murray.....In its Day, it was the biggest Aquarium Store in The US. I worked there from 1969-1972, I was part of The Salt Water Dept....which was dreadful. I would never have bought Fish from this store....LMAO. Then again, in those Days we didn't have the Scientific Skills and Knowledge that we have Today. I still remember The Boss, Lou D., RIP and The Managers, Alex Rothbard.RIP. Some of The Guys I worked with were really great People...I remember those Times with many fond memories. I got a job at AQUA Stock after working for Marine Tropical Imports-4th Ave and 98th Street..Bay Ridge. I think I was 15 when I worked there....I was 16 when I started at AQUA Stock....I'm 67 now and I am an avid Reefer. Never left The Hobby.
 

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I'm just getting back into the hobby after a 30-plus year absence, and was thinking about Aquarium Stock and came across this thread. Once a year or so, back in the early 70s I was able to get my father to drive a friend and me the hour drive from NJ to Aquarium Stock. More exciting than Christmas morning, I couldn't sleep the night before the trip. We'd spend hours wandering up and down the isles looking at the tanks. Dreaming about getting a marine tank someday. Sad to hear that Aquarium Stock is no longer in business. I'll never forget it.
 
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