5355 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541744.905459 -93.262415
Mon. - Fri. 12am - 8pm;Sat. 10:30am - 6pm;Sun. 12am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Hale, Nokomis
aqualand is a great place to come for information of all things concerning keeping fish! tanks ,filters,pumps,food ,lighting,everything one needs to know,plus turtles,plants,etc!these guys know there stuff! friendly as all get out! there a great place to bring the kids,parents grandparents,friends,whoever! this is a family business!give them a try and you will be very happy with the friendlty atmosphere!its my one and only fish store now! ron c.
I'd never go anywhere else – I simply cannot believe I'm reading ANY negative review about this store. I've been keeping fish for over 40 years (about as long as this store has been in business by the way!) and have been to many aquarium stores in my day and have been a customer of Aqualand in Minneapolis for over ten years now and I'll go nowhere else.
Their customer service is consistently friendly, they have a knowledgeable staff, an excellent variety of fish and aquarium products (of which they can answer any question about) and their aquarium displays are beautiful and attractively presented. I always feel like I'm visiting good friends every time we go there.
The other aquarium stores in the area do not compare. For example, there is one notable aquarium store in the area on Penn Avenue--I've been there several times. There is nearly no room to move around in and getting help is almost impossible--you almost have to catch the fish you want yourself, etc. If you have to wait that long just to purchase your fish, forget about getting any kind of other assistance!
I don't know how many times I've gotten an extra fish for free at Aqualand because they scooped up one extra by accident. That's how they are over there.
I highly recommend Aqualand to any hobbyists young and old. HIGHEST RATING!
Best Aquarium in the Twin Cities – I think the only bad review here was written by a competitor. Aqualand is the absolute best aquarium store in MN. The fish all look healthy and well fed and the prices are great. I keep discus, and you wouldn't believe how much some other shops charge for these animals. At Aqualand the discus are the best I've ever purchased and @ the best value as well. Grade: A
Great place for freshwater fish – I am fairly new to fish-keeping so I really appreciate the friendly and knowledgable staff at Aqualand. Whether I know exactly what I'm looking for or need a lot of guidance, they have always treated me very well and provided great service. I've never felt rushed even though I've spent a lot of time walking around, considering my options, asking questions. They let you know a fish's temperment (aggressive, shy, etc) so you can make informed decisions about which fish you want to bring into your aquarium. My fish are all healthy and I wouldn't shop anywhere else for fish or aquarium supplies.
Worst place ever to buy fish – This place is a joke they know nothing about salt water aquariums. They act like they do and will sell you anything to get the sale. SO if you want to waste a bunch of money on things that will not work for you then go ahead.
An Amazing Store, And Staffed With Wonderful Friendly People. – I have used this store through Goldfish, Tropical fish, Inverts, and Saltwater fish. Every question is answered without being made to feel ignorant. Not once in my experiences have I felt I was being pushed into a purchase. They willingly test your water and help you achieve a safe environment before moving into stocking your tank. But by far, the most lasting impression this store leaves on me is the courtesy they have given to me and my family as we loiter around enjoying the Aquarium Experience offered by having such an amazing amount of species to look at. Aqualand is a must for anyone thinking about getting into the hobby of fish keeping. Without them, I would be lost. Thank you.
Thanks Aqualand – I have been going to Aqualand since I was a kid and their big turtle, has always greeted me. A nice local business, the store has always helped me pick out the right mix for my tanks and prescribed fixes appropriately. Most recently, I had an issue with my filter. I thought I needed a new one, but they serviced it free of charge. I wouldn't deal with anyone else.
Solid! – Aqualand has the best selection of freshwater fish that I've seen in the Twin Cities. The saltwater selection, while not vast, appears to be in good health. I'm a bit frustrated because they keep telling me that they are going to get some small piranhas in, but they haven't had any for some time. They always seem to have large piranhas, instead. These folks must have a lot of enthusiasm for what they do, if their gratuitous use of the outdated high-five is any indication.
My favorite fish store – After seeing a couple of the negative reviews on here I felt I should speak up. I have been going to Aqualand for some time now and it is easily my favorite aquarium shop. They probably have the best fresh water selection in the state (I personally haven't seen any better) and no matter what kinds equipment I need, they seem to have it in stock. They have a large variety of food and plants and their aquarium show room is easily the nicest around.
My favorite part about Aqualand is the staff. They are always friendly and eager to help. One thing that I have noticed is that when they ask "Can I help you?" they don't mean "Can I sell you something?", they really mean "Can I HELP you". On several occasions I have gone in to the store, thinking I needed to buy or replace something only to have them ask a few questions and give me some great advice - this last time I thought I needed to replace my filter so I brought it in with me so I could get a similar one. One of the staff asked if he could look at it, he then took it apart, cleaned it a little and handed it right back to me in working condition. I was ready and willing to spend $70 on a new filter that day, but they just cleaned my current one and gave it back to me - at no charge. They honestly and sincerely seem to care more about the fish and their customers more than the quick sale - So I really do not agree with the 'used car salesman' comments that I have seen here.
I do still shop around, but Aqualand is always my first choice for fish and advice, and it is where I end up making almost all of my purchases. I also have recommended plenty of friends and they are all happy with their purchases.
Give these guys a shot, you wont regret it.
Check this place out – This is the best first store around. I've been to all of the other fish stores in the area and they can't compare to Aqualand. Aqualand has the best, most helpful staff around. They never tried to push anything on us, answer any questions we might come up with, and are always willing to take time to help us out. The other shops in town offer very little personal help. The shop is huge with a great variety of fish and anything else you might need for your tank. We have a saltwater and a freshwater tank and we get everything from Aqualand. In fact, while we're in the store we even pick up food for our dog and cats, they seem to carry it all. Don't let the bad reviews on this site turn you away. Their experience in nothing like we have ever had. We've recommended the store to lots of friends and everyone has been very happy with their experiences. Before you go anywhere else, check out this place.
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