At AquaLux, We Are Committed to Bringing Your Vision to Life

FOR AQUARIUM SERVICE, WE STAND ABOVE THE COMPETITION BY PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND UNPARALLELED CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Providing Exceptional Aquarium Service

Aquarium service is critical to ensure a timeless, beautiful tank. Our professional staff will work within any budget and around any schedule.  No job is too big or small! 

AquaLux is proud to provide specially designed professional care aquarium service packages tailored to each tank.

Customer Satisfaction is Our #1 Priority

AquaLux Aquatics Design and Maintenance works hand in hand with our clients, design professionals and architects to produce truly unique aquariums with stunning aquascape themes.

With our flexible aquarium maintenance services, just sit back and enjoy the view.

Specializing in Reef Aquariums

Planted tanks, saltwater aquariums and reef tanks need specialized setup and care to make them efficient and problem free.

At AquaLux, we understand the intricate and delicate balance of each ecosystem and employ sustainable practices where possible to provide its unique care.

A Recommendation is Our Highest Compliment

SEE WHAT OUR SATISFIED CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR AQUARIUM SERVICE

  • Private Home Owner – Oakville

    I feel at ease when I am away on business knowing Greg is taking care of things back at home for me

  • Law Office – Markham

    Our staff loves him, Our clients love him! We look forward to our weekly visits

  • Private Home Owner – Pickering

    I didn't know this was possible... Greg made our dream a reality! We turn our sofa around so we can spend hours in front of our tank with the kids.

  • Property Manager, Toronto

    Greg is wonderful to work with and always has a smile on his face. He is truly passionate about what he does.

    He knows how to break down the complicated science of our aquarium eco-systems to our tenants and board members.  He is easily approachable with our tenant's requests for fish and coral.  We look forward to working with him for years to come, keeping our living art beautiful.

  • Private Home Owner, Thornhill

    For the past 5 years Greg has always been prompt, knowledgeable and efficient. He has an eye for detail and is meticulous not just in the tank but in my home; he has never left a mess behind. My fish are always happy and healthy. HIGHLY recommended!

  • Professional Real Estate Office

    Greg is FANTASTIC! I recommend him to all my home buyers.  He made me love my tank so much after switching maintenance providers, I upgraded to a bigger tank!  Its the gem of my office and my clients are always surprised by something new.

647-460-1286 support@aqualuxaquatics.com Toronto, Ontario

Freshwater Stingray Species Discovered

new freshwater stingray speciesA new freshwater stingray species (photographed here as an x-ray) was discovered in 2011 in the Amazon rain forest. The discovery was made by the research team of Nathan Lovejoy, a biologist at the University of Toronto in Scarborough in Canada and Marcelo Rodrigues de Carvalho of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil.

These fish are so distinct they are a whole new genus, the animal-classification level above “species,” the study says.

The new stingless species is known as Heliotrygon gomesi. Besides the pancake-like appearance, the ray is big, with slits on its belly and a tiny spine on its tail.

H. rosai and Heliotrygon gomesi have been sold in the global aquatic trade for years under the names  Gomes’s round ray or China ray.  But it wans’t until recently that scientists had enough infomration to declare this freshwater stingray as a new species as stated by co-author Nathan Lovejoy

Growing up to 1.6 feet (0.5 meter) long, the stingrays may be relics of a time when ocean water and wildlife inundated parts of South America tens of millions of years ago—a phenomenon supported by geological and fossil data, said Lovejoy, an ecologist at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

When the saltwater retreated, some marine species stayed, evolving into new freshwater forms. Today these animals live in an area of diverse river ecosystems that Lovejoy calls the “Great Barrier Reef” of South America.

Like other freshwater stingray, the disklike new fish species’s mouthparts are likely ambush predators.

According to Lovejoy, “Both of these guys, they sit on the bottom and wait for a fish to swim nearby.  When the fish comes near the front of the disk, [they] suddenly lift up the fronts of their disks like a garbage can lid.”

The stingray discovery was detailed in the Feb. 24, 2011 edition of the journal Zootaxa.

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