Who We Are/Our Mission

Aquarium Designs is the official service division of Beyond the Reef.

With a fully staffed retail store and a separate and distinctly staffed service division, Aquarium Designs and Beyond the Reef are poised to bring you full service solutions for all your aquarium needs.

While our retail store is solely devoted and specializes in the marine aquarium hobby, our service division is highly trained in both freshwater and marine environments.

Our skilled staff can take you through the entire process in making your aquarium dream come true, from inception to installation and to the ongoing service and maintenance.


Services Available

  • Saltwater & Freshwater Aquarium maintenance
  • Aquarium set-up
  • Aquarium moves
  • Aquarium tear downs
  • Aquarium plumbing and filtration
  • Aquascaping
  • Automation (CAS, computerized aquarium solutions including APEX)
  • Compatibility consultation
  • Custom glass or acrylic aquariums
  • Design consultation for home or office
  • Eco-friendly (green) solutions
  • RO/DI (reverse osmosis deionization) sales, consultation, and installation
  • Vacation solutions

All options are tailored to meet your specific requirements.


Rates, Terms & Conditions

Our standard service rate is $75.00 per hour plus any water or supplies used during service.

Our recurring service and maintenance accounts have the choice of an hourly rate or a flat rate fee. This option is determined on a case by case basis and allows our recurring service accounts to easily budget their aquarium costs.

All aquariums maintained by Aquarium Designs must have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or a retrofit version. If one is not available, we can provide on for an additional fee.

We offer emergency aquarium services as well should a need arise (special rates apply).

Store Location

205 West Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60195
(847) 885-7333