The term "professional aquarium service" is heavily utilized on company websites, advertisements, and online directories such as thumbtack, but what does it mean? In other fields such as medicine or law, there is a set period of training followed by tests or certifications required to use the title.
Aquarium service is not a regulated field, making the professional designation a bit ambiguous. Some providers may feel justified in using it because they receive compensation for their efforts, thus making it a "professional" endeavor. Other providers may feel that an academic background in fisheries or biology, or time spent working in a retail store designates them as a professional. Still others may use industry training or prior employment as an aquarium biologist as the benchmark. There is no right answer, but it pays to understand what is being advertised and what you are buying into.
NJAS enjoys the distinction of being only 1 of 2 aquarium service companies in the state to be owned by someone trained in the public aquarium field. The depth of knowledge NJAS brings in aquarium husbandry and commercial grade life support systems is unparalleled.