Reef eScape is proud to be the D.C. area's premier aquatic services provider—offering an unbeatable selection of livestock, tanks, and aquarium-keeping supplies in our spacious 5,000 square foot showroom. Our staff members have extensive training in environmental science and marine biology, as well as hands-on practical knowledge that makes us an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this fascinating hobby. Whether you're setting up a tank for the first time and need some extra guidance or you're an avid aquarist who knows exactly what they want, Reef eScape is the place to be.


Determining what to put in your aquarium is half the fun, but it's important to make sure your livestock is healthy and well-suited for your type of tank. All of our livestock are fully quarantined, treated, and conditioned so you can make your purchase with confidence. You'll find a wide variety of:

  • Fish
  • Corals
  • Snails
  • Crabs
  • Shrimp
  • Sea urchins
  • Sea cucumbers
  • Other invertebrates

Tanks and Equipment

Our selection of tanks, filtration, and lighting options includes products from all of the top brands in the industry. Some of the many items available for purchase include:

  • EcoTech Radions, Vortechs, and Vectras
  • Red Sea Aquariums, ReefLEDs, Gyres, and Skimmers
  • AI Primes, Hydras, and Neros
  • Nyos Quantum Skimmers, Torq Reactors, and Viper Pumps
  • eShopps products, including Sumps, Skimmers, and Reactors

Dry Goods

To assist with your maintenance needs, we provide dry goods such as:

  • Food
  • Water conditioner
  • Water clarifier
  • Ammonia neutralizer
  • Liquid and powdered additives

Personalized Assistance

We're not just a retail store—we're a resource for all your aquarium needs. If your current tank is giving you trouble, schedule a one-hour appointment with one of our aquarium experts. This evaluation includes water testing for either an established or a new/cycling tank, husbandry practices, equipment review, and livestock compatibility. We'll even throw in a free gift card for use at the shop.

If you'd rather not worry about the details, we encourage you to take advantage of our professional services to ensure your tank fits your unique needs and preferences. We can work with you to design and install a freshwater or saltwater aquarium of any size. For hassle-free upkeep, we offer weekly and bi-weekly service plans for both residential and commercial customers.

A Safe and Enjoyable Shopping Experience

Reef eScape is committed to delivering a safe and enjoyable shopping experience despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently open for both walk-ins and appointments, as well as curbside delivery. All of our staff are fully vaccinated for your protection, and masks are required for all unvaccinated customers. Contact us with any additional questions or concerns.