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About Us

Welcome to AquaTouch!

AquaTouch was founded more than 25 years ago with a clear vision to provide leading edge technology, husbandry and aquarium skills for the aquarium owner.  Our dedication to the aquarium industry is unmatched as we strive to provide quality livestock, practical advice and system care for all our clients. After maintaining a retail location in Phoenix, Arizona for 20 years we have shifted the company focus to a variety of aquarium services outlined here on our website. 

AquaTouch Specializes in:
  • Aquarium care and maintenance services with experienced technicians.

  • Consultation and system troubleshooting.

  • Wholesale Aquaculture and captive bred organisms.

  • Asian style planted aquariums.

  • Saltwater, Freshwater, and Cold-water System Design.

  • Aquatic Photography

  • Custom synthetic aquarium decorations.

  • Aquarium product research & development.

About our team...

Since our founding, AquaTouch has focused on acquiring qualified staff that share a passion for the hobby.  In most cases our employees have had previous aquatic experience from either maintaining their own aquariums or from previous retail or aquarium service employment.  Our staff follows a consistent approach to aquarium keeping that allows us to maintain strong client relationships.

Michael Janes

Senior Aquatic Biologist

Michael has been working with marine animals since 1994 and a professional aquarist with AquaTouch since 1997.  He is a certified SCUBA diver, member of the International Society for Reef Studies, and has published a variety of articles in scientific journals, aquarium magazines, and books.  Michael has given lectures at international conferences and studied coral reef fauna on research dives in Australia, Palau, China, India, Cook Islands, Thailand, Egypt, The Maldives, Malaysia, Israel, Jordan, The Yucatan, and Indonesia.  Michael specializes in soft coral taxonomy and microanatomy.

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