Vandals Shoot Up Aquarium Store

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 3 years ago
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When you think of potentials problems you could run into owning an aquarium store, a shoot out probably doesn’t rank high on the list. Unfortunately, for the West Texas ‘Mr. Aquarium’, they have had to add it to the list after this weekend. Saturday early morning thieves broke into the back door of the aquarium, where they then fired 10 shots into the tanks, spilling over 1,000 gallons of water. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L992RHOXq7g&w=560&h=315] The thieves also stole cash and equipment. Luckily, the alarms sounded and two employees came to the store and were able to save many of the fish. The damage is over $10,000.00. The store has reopened and the police are now on the case. I cant imagine how stunned those poor fish are! Here’s hoping the thieves are apprehended and the store recover’s all they lost. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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