April 1, 2011
General store/business info:
7202 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92111
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 12p to 7p
Wednesday - 12p to 6p
Thursday - 12p to 7p
Friday - 12p to 7p
Saturday - 12p to 7p
Sunday - 2p to 6p
Tell me about yourself:
Alicia was born in China, grew up in Tijuana, and came to San Diego for high school. Will grew up in Taiwan and came to San Diego for college.
Age - We are both 27
How you got into the hobby - I kept a small freshwater tank when I was in college. I always wanted a saltwater tank, but didn't want to give up my freshwater fish, so never thought of switching. In the summer of 2002, my little brother visited me during his summer break and decided to play basketball in the living room. He broke the stand, tank fell and killed everything. Next day, I went out and got live sand and saltwater and started the addiction.
Other hobbies - Basketball, Gaming, Traveling, Photography
3 .General info about the business:
Aqua SD started off as an online retailer in the back of our house in ‘08. We were importing directly from the source, and soon grew to the point where we had to expand to carry more livestock. After flying out to Indo and meeting with our supplier, we moved into a warehouse/retail location beginning of '09. We expanded out from our 500g system back at home to about 4000g systems here at our shop.
We've got a 2500g main coral holding system, a 1000g fish system, a 300g frag system, and a 200g cube display tank in the middle of our store.
We specialize in hard to find and unique corals, coral frags, saltwater fish, saltwater equipment and custom aquarium setups.
5. Fun Random facts:
Between Alicia and me, we know 7 languages. Spanish, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Yin Ping, Hakka.
In 2009, Alicia and I went on a trip to Indonesia to see how our corals were being collected first hand. Had a blast!
Check out the photos here: http://www.socalireefs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6070
We'd like to thank all of our customers for their continued support for these past few years!
As a thank you to Socalireefs, we'd like to put together a special paly/zoa pack up for donation! Will include: "Pink Elephant", "Infinity Edge Zoa", "PPE", "Black Jack", "King Midas" and a few nice but no namers :)