Old Orchard Aquarium

Old Orchard Aquarium Since 1991, we have been at our current location as a “full line retail aquatic pet store”. 175 display tanks comprise 2000 gallons of salt water, 2500 gallons of coral reef and 2700 gallons of tropical fresh water.

We feature a 600-gallon look down reef and a 2000-gallon shark pond. With a combined 55+ years of fish-keeping experience, we have been awarded certification as a “Tetra Certified Retailer” and a “Marineland “A” Account”. We are the largest "Seachem Platinum Select Dealer" in Illinois. We are also a member of Nexpet®, a national group of independent pet retailers.

Operating as usual

It's a boy and he is eating!
05/24/2021

It's a boy and he is eating!

It's a boy and he is eating!

I wasn't born yesterday....actually, I was.
05/21/2021

I wasn't born yesterday....actually, I was.

05/07/2021

Import order finally arrived! Might be the best order we have received from "over seas". Bettas, Discus and Angels highlight this order. Many of the fish will be in quarantine for a couple of weeks.
Also received some Flowerhorns including 2 Thai Silks.

02/05/2021

90 Watt Zetlight UFOs are Back in Stock!!!

The Old Orchard crew wishes you a happy and safe holiday!
12/25/2020

The Old Orchard crew wishes you a happy and safe holiday!

The Old Orchard crew wishes you a happy and safe holiday!

Today Only: Standard Live Rock $3.99/lb, Premium Live Rock $9.99/lb!
11/27/2020

Today Only: Standard Live Rock $3.99/lb, Premium Live Rock $9.99/lb!

Today Only: Standard Live Rock $3.99/lb, Premium Live Rock $9.99/lb!

Surprise Drop: Rhinopias $400 (was $800!) Be sure to swing by and check out all the deals going on today only!!!!
11/27/2020

Surprise Drop: Rhinopias $400 (was $800!) Be sure to swing by and check out all the deals going on today only!!!!

Surprise Drop: Rhinopias $400 (was $800!) Be sure to swing by and check out all the deals going on today only!!!!

Today Only! Be sure to stop by and check out some amazing deals throughout the store! Open 11:00am to 8:00pm :)
11/27/2020

Today Only! Be sure to stop by and check out some amazing deals throughout the store! Open 11:00am to 8:00pm :)

Today Only! Be sure to stop by and check out some amazing deals throughout the store! Open 11:00am to 8:00pm :)

Whether you're shopping for an experienced aquarist or someone just getting their feet wet in the hobby, you can't go wr...
11/27/2020

Whether you're shopping for an experienced aquarist or someone just getting their feet wet in the hobby, you can't go wrong with a gift certificate from Old Orchard; see you all tomorrow!

Whether you're shopping for an experienced aquarist or someone just getting their feet wet in the hobby, you can't go wrong with a gift certificate from Old Orchard; see you all tomorrow!

Looking for a previously owned aquarium for a quarantine or breeding setup? All used tanks 50% off!
11/27/2020

Looking for a previously owned aquarium for a quarantine or breeding setup? All used tanks 50% off!

Looking for a previously owned aquarium for a quarantine or breeding setup? All used tanks 50% off!

Want a slice of the tropics to get you through the winter months? We have great deals on tanks begging to be transformed...
11/26/2020

Want a slice of the tropics to get you through the winter months? We have great deals on tanks begging to be transformed to into stunning reefs!

Want a slice of the tropics to get you through the winter months? We have great deals on tanks begging to be transformed to into stunning reefs!

Is Turkey Day inspiring you to keep some turkey fish? Check out these awesome deals on larger setups sure to bring tidin...
11/26/2020

Is Turkey Day inspiring you to keep some turkey fish? Check out these awesome deals on larger setups sure to bring tidings of joy for years to come :)

Is Turkey Day inspiring you to keep some turkey fish? Check out these awesome deals on larger setups sure to bring tidings of joy for years to come :)

Looking to setup a tank in a tight space but want to go bigger than our desktop kits? Check out these great deals availa...
11/26/2020

Looking to setup a tank in a tight space but want to go bigger than our desktop kits? Check out these great deals available tomorrow only! Looking to go even bigger? Check in later for more updates!

Looking to setup a tank in a tight space but want to go bigger than our desktop kits? Check out these great deals available tomorrow only! Looking to go even bigger? Check in later for more updates!

Brighten up your tank and let your fish shine! All in stock lighting 10% off tomorrow only!
11/26/2020

Brighten up your tank and let your fish shine! All in stock lighting 10% off tomorrow only!

Brighten up your tank and let your fish shine! All in stock lighting 10% off tomorrow only!

Happy Thanksgiving! We're closed for the holiday but be sure to stop by tomorrow and stay tuned today for even more Blac...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We're closed for the holiday but be sure to stop by tomorrow and stay tuned today for even more Black Friday deals!

Happy Thanksgiving! We're closed for the holiday but be sure to stop by tomorrow and stay tuned today for even more Black Friday deals!

Decking the halls? Don't forget the tank! Be sure to pick up some stunning coral skeletons and shells to wow your guests...
11/26/2020

Decking the halls? Don't forget the tank! Be sure to pick up some stunning coral skeletons and shells to wow your guests (whether they're in person or virtual) and be sure to check our page for more Black Friday updates tomorrow!

Decking the halls? Don't forget the tank! Be sure to pick up some stunning coral skeletons and shells to wow your guests (whether they're in person or virtual) and be sure to check our page for more Black Friday updates tomorrow!

Attention reef keepers and cichlid enthusiasts! This Friday only: all anemones and select designer clowns 25% off, coral...
11/26/2020

Attention reef keepers and cichlid enthusiasts! This Friday only: all anemones and select designer clowns 25% off, coral frags buy2 get 1 free*, and fintastic markdowns on select cichlids!

Interested in a shrimp tank or AquaTerrium and can't wait to scape it? Looking to add a touch of green (or red) to a pre...
11/26/2020

Interested in a shrimp tank or AquaTerrium and can't wait to scape it? Looking to add a touch of green (or red) to a pre-existing setup? Assorted bunch plants are buy 3 get 1 free! Now's the time to go all out and turn your tank to the sunken garden of your dreams :)

Interested in a shrimp tank or AquaTerrium and can't wait to scape it? Looking to add a touch of green (or red) to a pre-existing setup? Assorted bunch plants are buy 3 get 1 free! Now's the time to go all out and turn your tank to the sunken garden of your dreams :)

Did a fish friend make it on someone's Christmas list this year? Whether it's whimsical betta kits  or sleak, rimless sh...
11/26/2020

Did a fish friend make it on someone's Christmas list this year? Whether it's whimsical betta kits or sleak, rimless shrimp tanks we have a setup perfect for the night stand or home office; 10% off select desktop kits this Friday only! More steals and deals to follow!!!

Did a fish friend make it on someone's Christmas list this year? Whether it's whimsical betta kits or sleak, rimless shrimp tanks we have a setup perfect for the night stand or home office; 10% off select desktop kits this Friday only! More steals and deals to follow!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year - our Black Friday sale is only two days away! Stay tuned for info on awesome O...
11/25/2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year - our Black Friday sale is only two days away! Stay tuned for info on awesome One Day Only discounts on items perfect for every fish lover! Have a happy Thanksgiving and see you Friday, 11:00am to 8:00pm :)

It's the most wonderful time of the year - our Black Friday sale is only two days away! Stay tuned for info on awesome One Day Only discounts on items perfect for every fish lover! Have a happy Thanksgiving and see you Friday, 11:00am to 8:00pm :)

Our weekly freshwater shipment is in!
07/17/2020

Our weekly freshwater shipment is in!

Hope everyone is having a great Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Hope everyone is having a great Independence Day!

Puffers usually only puff up when they're scared but every so often you'll catch one doing so to exercise their muscles ...
06/11/2020

Puffers usually only puff up when they're scared but every so often you'll catch one doing so to exercise their muscles to make sure they're always ready-just like this guy did this morning! Swing by and check out our current selection of puffers :)

New corals for this week!
06/11/2020

New corals for this week!

IT'S FINALLY POND SEASON!!!! Come in today to get koi, shubunkins, and comets to bring life to your water garden! While ...
06/05/2020

IT'S FINALLY POND SEASON!!!! Come in today to get koi, shubunkins, and comets to bring life to your water garden! While here, check out our pond supplies :)

Looking for base rock loaded with life? Our ocean cultured live rock won't disappoint! Encrusted with a diverse range of...
06/04/2020

Looking for base rock loaded with life? Our ocean cultured live rock won't disappoint! Encrusted with a diverse range of macroalgae, coralines, tunicates, corals, and more you and your fish will stay entertained discovering all the different organisms you'll have in your tank-an instant ecosystem! Stop by and grab some :)

New this week in Saltwater!!!
06/04/2020

New this week in Saltwater!!!

Sometimes you just need to take a breather; swing by and get your moment of zen by checking out what's new this week! Pi...
06/04/2020

Sometimes you just need to take a breather; swing by and get your moment of zen by checking out what's new this week! Pics coming soon :)

New fish, corals, and inverts in Saltwater!
05/14/2020

New fish, corals, and inverts in Saltwater!

05/08/2020

New fish in the freshwater aisle! Perfect Rosy Barbs, beautiful Discus, and energetic Boesmanis just to name a few!!!

Address

9235 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
60077

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 8pm
Wednesday 11am - 8pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(847) 675-3474

Products

Live Coral, Invertebrates, Salt Water Fish, Fresh Water Fish, Brackish Water Fish, Aquariums, Aquarium Supplies, Frozen Fish Food, Fish Medication, Aquarium Service (Business or Home)

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Since 1991, we have been at our current location as a “full line retail aquatic pet store.” 175 display tanks comprise 2000 gallons of salt water, 2500 gallons of coral reef and 2700 gallons of tropical fresh water. We feature a 600-gallon look down reef and a 2000-gallon shark pond. With a combined 55+ years of fish-keeping experience, we have been awarded certification as a “Tetra Certified Retailer” and a “Marineland ‘A’ Account”. We are the largest "Seachem Platinum Select Dealer" in Illinois. We are also a member of Nexpet®, a national group of independent pet retailers.

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worst customer service I have encountered in a long time. Not friendly and not willing to discuss anything. Would not let me speak to the owner so I took my business elsewhere they were more friendly. Do NOT GO TO THIS OUTLET thEY DONT CARE!!!!!
Allen.Sherman: I want to be comfortable with one aspect of the Sicci lights and that is the PAR value of the lights. You have that one tank at the end of your shop that is lighted by Sicci. The last time I was in your store, last week, you did not have any coral there so I am wondering if you are having issues with acro-SPS- corals, etc.? Anyway, par meters are very expensive and for a one time PAR test for me it is not worth it to purchase. Can you text the PAR value in this tank for me? My preference is to test the light pe*******on at least 5-6 inches under water and maybe even 12 inches. It is a good idea to perform the test after the white lights have been on for a couple of hours. I trust you have a meter. I have tried multiple times to contact SICCI Corporate without success. I have also tried to review their website and although they discuss the light impact of Sicci lights they never discuss PAR Value. Please advise. I would really appreciate it! Richard
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