G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
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This venue is closed.
There are plebian, prosaic pet stores and then there is Aquatic Creations. This innovative, high end venture was opened in 2002 by Sean Gerena, who started as a New York Aquarium intern then built his reputation through private consultations for the Beastie Boys and Bombay Sapphire. Linked to the worlds of art and entertainment, Gerena looked after Damien Hirst's fish tank installations at Gagosian Gallery. Aquatic Creations supplies film sets and photo shoots with custom tanks and water features; if you want a humongous, one-of-a-kind aquarium—and the human expertise to maintain it—Aquatic Creations has plenty to offer. Yet fish remain the big attraction, with mesmerizing, gigantic 300-400 gallon displays of exotic sea creatures and an indoor pond set into the floor near the entrance.