Pro Clear Aquatics’ is a company that’s been making basic acrylic aquarium products for many, many years now. Their no-frills sumps and throwback protein skimmer designs are in stark contrast to their newest product, the Grab N Go livestock retail display for aquatic animals.
At first glance the Grab N Go looks like just a souped up betta display but a closer look reveals a truly groundbreaking display for retail aquarium stores. You’ve probably seen betta sale displays at various pet shops and LFS, but these are limited in their ability and they are only a point of sale where the small fish are sold one at a time.
The Grab N Go is not just the life support system for individually housed aquatic animals, it’s also the handling and transportation method all in one. So not only will all the animals be isolated from each other with individual feed and drain lines, they no longer have to be caught, netted, rebagged, or stressed in any way from the store to the customer or buyer’s home aquarium.
What is the source of this liquid plumbing trickery? Well each of the vessels in the Grab N Go livestock retail display system is fitted with two quick connect/disconnect valves which automatically seal when the rigid container is removed from the ‘live shelf’. Each jar has a tightly fitting lid and since they cost just one dollar, retailers can choose to amortize the cost of the jar into the price of the animal sold, or take a one dollar deposit for their return just like glass bottles in some states and countries.
Of course the Pro Clear Aquatics Grab N Go livestock retail display system is fitted with a sizable filtration system, especially since the total volume of the jars is quite negligible. Many options of the Grab N Go are customizable including the choice of LED striplighting color, the color of the acrylic, and you can even put up signage above and/or below the working space of the jars.
If you’re a retailer or otherwise have an application for this kind of individual livestock holding system with quick access to the self disconnecting jars, the entire setup can be yours for around $2450, which we believe *might* have included shipping in the United States, but don’t quote us on that part.
Having customers being able to select their own smaller fishes, invertebrates and livestock will be a huge boon to retailers, and each jar can also be individually priced to further streamline the buying experience. The Grab N Go is precisely the kind of setup which might finally make it practical for aquarium stores to stock and display the smallest of the nano fresh and saltwater fishes, and we can’t wait to see one at some our favorite LFS. [Pro Clear]