If you’re looking for a way to get into the aquarium business or add products to your existing line, Aquarium Technology, Inc. — maker of the Hydro-Sponge — is up for sale.
We came across a full page add in Pet Business and were a bit intrigued. According to the advertisement, you’d be able to take the reigns on a 25-plus-year-old business that says includes a stable revenue, a recognizable name, and all the business details you’d need (like the name, inventory, molds, current accounts, contacts, etc.). The last line of the ad says it all, the owner, Joe Gargiulo, is 62 and looking to simplify his life.
Many of us have seen or used the Hydro-Sponge, Filter-Max prefilters, and the Hydro-Pond filters at some point in our time in the hobby. They are pretty simple, but a good quality product with a few years behind them.
While the industry evolves, we do like to see the business evolve and grow as well. We wish Joe the best and hoping ATI continues on in some form or another. If you are looking to learn more about the sale, give Joe a call at 1-404-294-4726.