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We use an Up-To pricing system. Price could be anywhere from $90-$150 depending on the size of the aquarium.

For saltwater aquariums we charge $2 a gallon in addition to the base service.

Check out our Aquarium Service page for more details.

Short answer is unmatched quality, service, and affordability. 

Long answer: Reef Route Aquatics isn’t driven by money. This company started on accident. We started out by helping others on the internet for free. Our original goal was to improve the hobby by assisting and growing the hobby. We didn’t start charging until we were asked to come into a home or business to perform actual physical work. We are always looking to add more value to what we do, and when you start out by loving and helping, the service can’t be compared. Our aquarium service is unmatched!

UP-TO pricing is more or less based on the amount of work done, versus price per gallon. 

I use UP-TO tiers to help keep the average cost of aquarium service down.  In some cases, it’s a real money saver, but others not so much. 

Example: A client has a 10-gallon, freshwater, fish only aquarium that they need serviced every month. Our lowest tier is UP-TO 55 Gallons for $55. This isn’t really cost effective for them, but once you factor in driving, materials, gas, equipment, insurance, and labor, charging a $1 per gallon is at a loss for the company, and I couldn’t afford to help anyone else out. However, if a client with a 55-gallon aquarium needs service on a regular basis, it would work out to $1 per gallon. 

Unfortunately, we can’t give a quote until we see the amount of work that needs to be done. Our service agreements and UP-TO pricing are based on regular visits for aquarium maintain on the system. If an aquarium hasn’t been serviced for a long time, it could mean a lot more work. 

I use lawn, or grass cutting as the best example. If it costs $30 a week to maintain your yard, and you let it go for a month? It’s a whole new job to get it back to that level again. Same can be said for aquarium cleaning. 

YES! However, prices may vary due to different situations, conditions, and additional responsibilities. Aquarium maintenance sometimes has other challenges versus residential. 

Our lowest price for regular Aquarium service is $90.00 and up. Aquarium cleaning requirements will be discussed at the time of your free consultation.

When you need aquarium services, you want a pro who has the knowledge and experience needed to produce exceptional results. You can count on us to do the job right because we:

  • Rely on 30+ years of experience.
  • Have an extensive resource network.
  • Are committed to providing first-rate service.
  • No hidden fees!

At Reef Route Aquatics, we focus on the details, and have the best service offerings anywhere. We want you to enjoy your aquarium and the animals within.  

Learn more about our comprehensive aquarium services by reaching out today.


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As long as the size is reasonable, under 125 gallons, and not in a place of concern?  No additional action is required. However, if you want to go really big, we may bring in a structural engineer to evaluate the structure and determine if additional work is needed to support the aquarium installation. 

In some cases, we would need a written statement from your landlord, or leasing company stating the restrictions of an aquarium, if needed at all?  Some property owners are against them, most don’t care, but we highly recommend researching renters’ insurance, and contacting the landlord or management company for details. 

We offer leasing agreements in most cases. Doctor offices, and professional settings are a little different from residential, but all that can be addressed in your free consultation.  

Reef Route Aquatics is a premier installer. Check out our Installations page and schedule your free consultation today! 

The short answer is an incomplete nitrogen cycle. Ammonia, and nitrite are deadly to fish and invertebrates. Setting up an aquarium correctly can make all the difference in the success of an aquarium.  


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In most cases we cannot. Due to certain state laws, transporting livestock across state lines is touchy, and a legal nightmare for small businesses. 

Unfortunately, there is no price list or scale that allows us to suggest a price. Aquarium size, type of aquarium will all play a part in deciding the final cost of moving. 


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We do service planted tanks, but pricing will be given based on the amount of work needed to maintain the system, and keeping the plants happy, healthy, and green. Your aquarium service will be based on your free consultation. Stop by our Planted Tank service section for more info.


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Turtle tank cleaning is something we enjoy!

Pricing will be discussed at the time of consultation. Every situation is different, and we can’t really give quotes until we personally assess the conditions. You can check out our Turtle Maintenance section for more info.

Frequency of cleaning really depends on the size of the turtle, versus the size of the enclosure and filtration. A smaller turtle in a larger aquarium with better filtration will need to be service less often than a larger turtle in a small tank.
As soon as they are noticeably dirty, they should be cleaned to maintain the health of the specimen.


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We absolutely service reef aquariums! Any type, any setup, we’re on it! 

As far as pricing is concerned, that’s determined with a free consultation. Because there are so many different types of aquarium setups, it’s difficult to lock down a price. A soft coral system would obviously take less to maintain. While a SPS system may require biweekly visits. Again, that would all be worked out and agreed upon at the time of your free consultation.  Check out our Reef Tank Service section. 

Yes. We can monitor your aquarium for you, and make sure it’s setup correctly. This is a service we provide, and additional pricing will be decided with level of responsibility. Aquarium monitoring isn’t that new, and we’ve already grown with knowledge, and how to work around some of the quirks. 


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According to Home Advisor, anywhere between $2.50 to $7.15 per square foot.

However, we may be over or under depending on the situation. 

We will provide you a quote regardless, and asses the area properly.  Consultations are free and at no cost to you. 


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A lot of time is spent to prepare for our customers service. That time and effort could have been better used to prep for a different customer, or saved us gas and travel time. 

Each customer will be handled on a case to case basis. If one of our customers experiences a life altering situation, or emergency, we won’t add to it with a cancellation fee. Life happens and we understand that. 


Check out the list of services we offer. We handle everything from aquarium installations, custom aquarium design, to aquarium cleaning. No matter what you need, we got you covered.

Aquarium Service
Fish tank cleaning can be a job! Have your aquarium cleaned and serviced by an Aquatics Specialist. 
Aquarium Service
Aquarium Installation
Custom aquarium design and setup. Allow our experience to save you time and money.
Aquarium Installation
Aquarium Relocation
Across the room or across town. We're professional aquarium movers? Let us worry about the details. 
Aquarium Moving
Aquarium Monitoring
Monitoring service for a low price. Having a second set of eyes is a great form of redundancy.
Aquarium Monitoring
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Turtle Tank Service
Keeping a turtle tank clean can be a challenge. We also service other semi-aquatic reptiles and animals.
Turtle Tank Service
Aquarium Testing
ICP-OES, lab grading aquarium water testing. We'll help you understand what's going on, and how to fix it.
Aquarium Testing
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Planted Aquarium Maintenance
Aquatic Horticulture Service will keep the conditions prime for plant growth.
Planted Aquarium Service
Reef Tank Service
There a lot more going on in a reef tank,. We can keep everything maintained.
Reef Tank Service
Aquarium Design​
Your dreams are never too far from reality. Imagination, and budget are the only restrictions.
Aquarium Design​
Quarantine Service​
Offerings quarantine services for all types of aquatic life. We’ll deliver the healthiest specimens
Quarantine Service​
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If you're in the Murfreesboro Area

animal city

Please stop by Animal City on NW Broad St. They have high quality fish  and their staff is more than helpful!

If you're in the Nashville Area

aquatic critter

Visit Aquatic Critter on Nolensville Road. Huge selection of fish and equipment, and their staff is very knowgledable!