Elite Aquaria

Custom Aquarium & Pond Installation, Maintenance & Consultation in Bridgeport, CT

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Elite Aquaria

Custom Aquarium & Pond Installation, Maintenance & Consultation in Bridgeport, CT

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About Elite Aquaria

Elite Aquaria is the pinnacle of aquarium and pond companies in Connecticut. We provide custom installation, maintenance, design & consultation services to residential and commercial settings in Fairfield County & the New York area. At Elite Aquaria, we pride ourselves in creating beautiful custom aquascapes that enhance the ambiance of any room or space.


Interested in a custom aquarium or pond? Call us to schedule a free consultation. An Elite Aquaria representative will meet with you to design a water feature that will fit your needs and level of commitment. We can help with any size project at any stage- whether you are looking to install a stock 5-gallon freshwater tank or a custom 20,000-gallon saltwater reef tank. Give us a call to see how we can help you.


Do you have an aquarium or pond that is an eyesore and you can't quite figure out why? Need help designing a water feature? We have a marine biologist on staff that can meet with you to complete a thorough examination, water testing, resolve algae/livestock problems, etc. This allows us to provide you with the resources and solutions that you need, and gives us a competitive advantage that other companies do not have.

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Elite Aquaria specializes in custom aquarium and pond installation, design, maintenance and consultation.

We specialize in:

  • Design
  • Saltwater
  • Freshwater
  • Paludariums
  • Reef Tanks
  • Corals
  • Exotic Fish
  • Inverts
  • Algae
  • Cleaning
  • Equipment
  • Supplies


We work with all top Aquarium/Pond supply brands. Some are:

  • 8 in 1
  • Seachem
  • Skytel
  • All-Glass
  • Coralife
  • Aqua Clear
  • Deep Blue
  • Aqua Logic
  • Kent
  • EcoTech Marine
  • Kent Marine
  • AquaC
  • Aquarium Systems
  • AquaticLife
  • Azoo
  • Fluval
  • Hagen
  • Marineland
  • Reef One
  • ZooMed

Questions and Answers

  • How did you get started?
Owner/Aquarist Justin Ficaro first fell in love with aquatic animals as a child while searching in tidal pools off the coasts of Maine during family vacations. Justin had his first aquarium at the age of 12 and went on to study marine biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. While in college, he completed two field studies in the Caribbean and was awarded the Excellency Award in Marine Biology upon graduation. Motivation to start Elite-Aquaria culminated after years of working for other local aquarium companies and noticing deficiencies in the attention given to customers and lack of respect given to the livestock.
  • How many projects do you average in a year?
We are continuously designing & maintaining aquariums & ponds as well as consulting. It is hard to put a solid number on the number of custom installations done in a year...
  • Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
After custom installation, Elite Aquaria will continue to maintain your aquarium or pond. We also do emergency visits as well.
  • What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
Customers should ask about experience and expertise. At Elite Aquaria, a trained marine biologist will meet with you to discuss your needs, preferences and budget.
  • How can we save money hiring you?
We believe that anyone should, and can, be able to enjoy an aquarium- regardless of budget. Let an Elite Aquaria representative meet with you to discuss your options!
  • What we may not know about you?
We install and maintain aquariums and ponds in Fairfield County Connecticut, Suffold County New York and the New York Tri-State area!
  • What kind of questions do customers ask you?
We will have a FAQ/Blog section to our website, so continue to check in at www.elite-aquaria.com. FAQ/BLOG COMING SOON!
  • What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Just have an idea of what kind of aquascape (aquarium, pond, etc.) you'd like and an estimate budget- we'll do the rest!
  • What are you most proud of?
There are so many, and we are proud of all projects that we complete! Visit our website, as we plan to create a FAQ/BLOG page soon, so that you can keep up with our projects & successes!
  • What types of jobs are the most common?
Because most installations also turn into long-term maintenance accounts, we tend to do more design, maintenance and consulting than installations themselves.
  • What is important to know about your profession?
We wish you knew how awesome it is!
Bridgeport, CT 06606
   (203) 521-8599
Contact Justin Ficaro

Elite Aquaria is very active in local aquarium & fishkeeping societies across the East Coast/New England. Visit our website for details: www.elite-aquaria.com

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Elite Aquaria installed and maintains our 55 gallon saltwater aquarium here and we love it! The aquarium is in our lobby and everyone that enters the business raves about it! The tank has a reef, corals, exotic fish, inverts, etc. Two of our customers have already hired Elite Aquaria, after seeing our tank, and are just as happy as we are with it. If you're looking for a company to install and/or maintain your tank, I would recommend Elite Aquaria!

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