Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Is the Recession Helping Freshwater Aquarium Plant Sales?


Live Plants in Freshwater AquariumIn times of economic distress, many people abandon expensive entertainment, and turn to less-expensive hobbies and forms of entertainment that keep them closer to home.  Is it possible that fish-keeping and the aquarium industry is able to actually benefit from this downturn?  At least one company is proving that to be the case. experienced a 60% burst in sales in February compared to a year ago.

“I’ve been doing this for ten years and I’ve never seen anything like it”,  owner Mark Hamran said of the February surge in freshwater aquarium plant sales. “I guess that consumers are turning to soothing and relaxing hobbies like aquariums to relieve stress from the recession”, Hamran said.

Hamran stated, “We are seeing a boost in new buyers just getting into the hobby, as well as returning customers expanding their aquascape”. “Friday and Saturday night orders have increased substantially, I guess it’s an indication that people are staying home more”, Hamran said.

Nestled in the tiny town of Tea, South Dakota, the company has already hired one new employee in February, and was recruiting another aquarium expert and customer service representative in March as their surge in sales activity continues.

If you are looking at starting a new freshwater aquarium fish tank, or just want to redesign your existing aquascape, be sure to check out their selection of online freshwater plants or aquascape design services.

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