|Address:||28 US-46, Pine Brook, NJ 07058, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed 12–9PM 12–9PM 12–9PM 11AM–8PM 11AM–6PM|
This is one of the best places I ever bin at. The owner is very helpful. The other workers are very helpful to vary good with kids to. I go every sat and I sit there and ask ? the whole time Im there and never seen any of them say anything about a customer. They walk u throw step by step on building a tank no matter what kind of tank reef ,saltwater tanks of just fish ore freshwater if it wasnt for them I wouldnt have my 40gallon anemone tank or my 90 gallons reef tank. They help me learn how to build sump tanks for wet and dry. Love how clean the place is even wen they spill a little bit water they are fast to clean and make sore no one falls. If a fish dont look happy and is not eating they take it and move it to a tank that there is no other fish is in and tell people that its not for sell for the fact that it is not eating or that its sick. Coral are always happy and open with good color and anemones are always open and happy. Coral are always cheap in price they frag there own coral. So the person that put the bad review is proudly a person the owns there own fish place and wants to knock on some one else success. I just know that no matter what Im still going there to buy because if he knows that its not something I should put in my tank he will tell me so thank u warren , Joe, Rob & Steve and every one else that has helped me wen o go in to the store thank u guys for all the knowledge u guys have given me all these years
Bought my first reef aquarium for my home from Sea Level Aquarium and was incredibly pleased with the level of service throughout the whole process. Having never installed a tank of this size before, Joe & Warren made it a point to make sure I was completely satisfied with the setup and even gave me a few printouts of some good tips to care for it. Well worth the drive to Pine Brook for exceptional service! ***** EDIT: It is painfully obvious that some of the negative reviews listed on here were created by this stores local competitors. I have numerous friends and family members who are very much into this hobby and have raved about the rare and unique fish that Warren (one of the store owners) has been able to get for them. These more rare fish may not always be on display when youre perusing the store, but thats because they sell extremely fast. And I can absolutely guarantee you that the staff is not interested in ripping off anybody. They donated a $3,000 tank setup and a ton of livestock to a local park near my home in Ocean County and have routinely come down to service it at no cost. Joe (the other store owner) also spent time in a local Elementary school (where my cousin works), giving the kids free Betta fish and teaching them basic care. These do not seem like actions by greedy store owners by any means.
Mediocre on its best day. Having been in this hobby for over 30 years, Im always on the look out quality fish, coral, and reef keeping products. After reading the other reviews I was initially excited to see what all the fuss is about. Beware those 5 star reviews were written by beginners! All I can say is dont waste your gas unless you are extremely knowledgable and know exactly what you need. Having traveled there 5 times in 2 months, each visit was more disappointing then the last. On my first trip I was pretty much ignored by the owner and a staff member. As I walked around looking at the selection I could overhear them talking badly about their customers, laughing about their lack of knowledge, and planning how they were going profit big that lack of knowledge. On my following visits I have encountered undertrained or unhappy staff basically babysitting the livestock. Nothing really spectacular about the selection or the prices. I would strongly recommend beginners go elsewere or get educated before shopping here
Warren and his crew are willing to spend the time to educate folks that are new to hobby with the basics of fish husbandry (I waited patiently as he explained what to do and not do to another customer). And for folks that are a little more savy he knows the complex coral setup as well and the scientific names and differences of very obscure fish, very impressive. I have seen him tell a customer to wait to buy livestock for their tank until tank parameters improved. These guys are in it for the long haul and if you want something unique Warren can get it. Plus I cannot find a store that sells salt cheaper. As for unique stuff I have seen in the store a mantis shrimp (The kind that shatter glass tanks)and a giant hermet crab ( est1lb) are two i have seen there. Anybody that have had Pbass should chat with Warren just about that.
I have been dealing with one of the owners, Warren for about 15 years going back to the Hanover Pet days. I was extremely excited when I found out that he opened a store with Joe local to me. After Sandy, It took me about a year and a half to re-set up the tanks that I lost, but when I was ready Warren and I sat down and planned out what I envisioned my new tanks to be. He helped me plan and add the right pieces at the right time. Now, over a year later my 120g & 150g reefs looks spectacular. I know that Warren and Joe hand pick all their livestock and take great pride in the fact that they only have the best fresh and salt water fish/corals in their store. The store is extremely clean, has all the essentials for the hobby and the staff has always been more than helpful. A must visit store for anyone with a fish tank.
WALTER F MARTINI II
I MUST SAY MOST OF THESE REVEIWS ARE BOGUS CAUSE IVE BEEN IN THE HOBBY FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST FRIENDLY HUMBLE KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE IN THE BUISNESS I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THE OWNERS OR THE STAFF I BUY ALL MY CORALS /FISH AND OTHER GOODS HERE AND THERE IS NO GREED AT THIS PLACE COMPARED TO THE OTHER FISH STORES IN THE AREA THIER CORAL PRICES ARE BY FAR THE LOWEST THE FISH ARE SOME OF THE HEALTIEST YOU WILL FIND THE STORE IS WELL MAINTAINED AND THE STAFF ARE ALL POLITE BUT YOU DONT HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME GO THERE AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF
I am relatively new to the hobby and when I started people told me to go to the "other" fish store. I must say there is NO COMPARISON between the two, Sea Level is so much better. Why? Quantity, better Quality, better Size of frags per dollar, better Friendliness, better These guys dont know me from a hole in the wall. But they have treated me real well. Have an issue? Bring them a water sample Super nice Great values Dont listen to the other reviews. They just dont make sense.
I visited this store for the first time, and can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised with the service and selection. The fish and coral are full of vibrant color, and everything is easily accessible to look at it. You can tell that both the owners and staff enjoy what they do and are genuinely interested in marine life. If you need any assistance with your tanks, or are interested in your first one, I would definitely recommend going to Sea Level Aquarium.