MTF Aquarium Design

One-of-a-kind aquatic environments for L.A. homes & businesses

How we work, what we do

faq cube reefQuestions and answers about our custom aquarium services.

How long will the custom aquarium installation take?
Usually two to six weeks. The size of the project and availability of the materials are the key variables in the amount of lead time required. Our vendors and suppliers are among the most reliable in the business.

How much will it cost?
Our custom installations are always bid competitively. It’s important to note that we only use the highest-quality materials and equipment available in the industry today. This approach costs a bit more, but ensures you of many years of trouble-free service and enjoyment.

Will you work with my contractor?
Of course. We routinely work with clients’ contractors, architects, interior designers, woodworkers, plumbers, electricians. Or we can help arrange for those services for you.

What about service and maintenance?
We service what we sell and install. Scheduled maintenance times fit within the framework of your lifestyle. Our rates are competitive, and our servicemen are skilled and professional.

Where do you get your fish and invertebrates?
From who deal in the highest-quality stock. All of the animals are hand-selected and acclimated in our Studio City retail store. We make sure all fish are in excellent health and are eating a variety of foods.

Do you do custom aquarium installations in …
We can be found working throughout the Los Angeles area, notably in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Bel Air, Culver City, Glendale, Burbank, Encino, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills and downtown L.A.

Please contact MTF Aquarium Design and Engineering with any other questions.

Craftsmanship and support from MTF

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The MTF crew works with saltwater and freshwater aquariums of any size, in any place in Los Angeles County.

We offer a wide variety of services related to aquarium installations, renovations and maintenance. Our craftsmen are experts in aquatic plumbing, cabinetry, ironwork, stands and electrical services.

If you need it done, we can do it.

Here are some of the aquarium services offered by MTF Custom Aquarium Design and Engineering:

  • Aquarium consulting for remodels or new construction projects.
  • Weekly and monthly aquarium maintenance.
  • Upgrades of aquarium lighting to metal halide, power compact or T-5 florescent systems.
  • Major tank face-lifts — new life for existing tanks.
  • Replumbing and modernizing of outdated filtration systems.
  • Freshwater to saltwater conversions (and salt to fresh).
  • Live plant aquascaping with or without C02 injection.
  • Energy efficient recirculating pump upgrades.
  • Aquarium furniture upgrades, including wood finishes, laminates and deco-metals.
  • Mini-reef conversions (from fish-only to live coral systems).
  • Nano reef tanks delivered and set up.
  • Aquarium delivery and set-ups.
  • Tank moves to new residence (local only, two-week notice required).
  • Vacation feeding and maintenance.

We work throughout the Los Angeles area, notably in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Glendale, Burbank, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills and downtown L.A.

Contact MTF for more information and quotes.