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10549 Airline Hwy 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
About Us
The Aquarium Store in Baton Rouge (formally know as Marks Marine Aquarium) is a specialty marine fish, tropical fish, coral, and pond store. With over twenty years of experience in the hobby we were the very first saltwater only specialty fish store opened in Baton Rouge....since 1989!  The difference between us and other stores is that our knowledge comes from personal experience through trial and error...not from a book!  

We provide our customers with excellent knowledge and guidance as they learn how to properly care for their aquarium. Our goal is not only to teach our customers how to do this, but to teach them how to really make their aquarium thrive with proper equipment.  If anyone ever tells you that a saltwater or freshwater tank is "hard" to take care of it's because they were either taught wrong or never purchased the right equipment.  

Many of our customers come to us to find setups that are truly unique.  After all, no one really wants to have the exact same thing in their house as five of their friends do.  Wouldn't it be great to have something especially made for your home to fit your space?  And have it built out of any type of wood you want and stained in the color of your choice?  Do you have a wall in your home that you think an aquarium would look great in?  Aquarium cabinets don't have to just be something you set your aquarium on top of.  They can be a beautiful piece of quality furniture for you to enjoy and your friends to envy.  Aquariums are so intriguing to watch that most of the time they become the focal point of the room even when set off to the side.  When company comes over, trust me, one of the first things they will do is head towards your aquarium to admire it.  If you have never owned an aquarium before you will soon find out how true this is.  So, before you get caught up in what size tank your going to get and what type of fish you want to keep in it, be sure to think about what kind of cabinet will truly show off your new prized possession.  You will actually end up spending less in the long run too because particle board or mdf board, which many many cabinets are made out of, does not do well when it gets wet. It will start to expand and the problem will continue to get worse and worse with doors not closing properly and corners completely falling apart.  Then you have the cost of replacing it and the huge hassle of having to tear down and set the tank back up. So, before you make an impulse buy you may really regret later, be sure to talk to us and let us give you our honest and professional advice on what would work best for you with your budget and the look you would like to achieve in mind.  And don't forget, if you want to get really creative, our options are almost limitless!  Be sure to look at our custom cabinet  page to see some of our custom jobs!

At our store we offer a wide variety of price points on our cabinets.  If you are working with a particularly tight budget and your not ready to get your dream cabinet we can still set you up with a very reasonably priced and *durable* cabinet.  We are now offering cabinets made from water proof mdf board and we have tested it ourselves!  We let it sit in a bucket of water for a month and it never expanded.  Samples are available for you to see on our store counter.  Please stop by and let us give you a price on the size you are looking for and compare it to the chain stores prices.  You will not be disappointed!  Ours are the same or better!  These cabinets can be painted in any color of your choice.  
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