Posts By: Edward Seidel

2022: The Next Twenty Years

From jaguars to flamingos to lobsters and everything in between, we have built more tanks and life support systems than we can count. After twenty years in business, Tenji has worked in eight different countries and 30 different states. We’ll be adding more locations to our client list this year and beyond!

2020: Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

One of our biggest design/build projects to date, the Tenji team spent over three years designing, planning, and building with the team at the National Shell Museum. The renovated entryway eliminates the old front steps, making the whole building more welcoming, more appealing, and much more accessible. The new signage and graphics were all designed… Read more »

2018: Tenji’s New Showroom

In seemingly no time at all, Tenji was poised to grow again. We moved into our current showroom in Carmel in early 2018. With an expanded footprint, we were able to build two saltwater aquariums (120 gallons & 600 gallons) and one freshwater tank to show off our designers’ and aquarists’ beautiful work.

2017: Turtle Back Zoo

Throughout our partnership with the Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County, New Jersey, we have designed and built exhibits for penguins, otters, and flamingos. The penguin exhibit included a 30,000-gallon saltwater pool, an enormous fabricated rock wall, multiple viewing levels, and extensive plumbing, chick monitoring, and LSS. The flamingos were also a challenge, having tough… Read more »

2014: Tenji’s First Showroom

In 2014, Tenji opened up its first showroom in Pacific Grove, California. We were located in the American Tin Cannery building, right next to historic Cannery Row. A space that used to be where fish were canned was now a space for fish to be built a new home!

2012: Our First Commercial Lab

Our first commercial laboratory project was at Nova Southeastern University. We designed and built out a coral nursery, including tanks, stands, a seawater system, and controls. The lab grows coral both for research, as well as transplanting them back into the ocean.

2011: A Tank for … Mermaids?!

Dive Bar might have been the second time Tenji was asked to create a tank for a restaurant, but it was our first time designing a tank for mermaids!

2008: Restaurant Aquarium

Located right at the base of the Bay Bridge is Waterbar, our first (but not last!) restaurant where Tenji has installed an aquarium. The two cylinder tanks here create quite the vertical visual effect in the restaurant. All of the piping runs out of the bottom of the tanks and underground to a separate LSS… Read more »

2007: California Academy of Sciences

One of our very first large scale public aquarium projects was at the Steinhart Aquarium. Over the course of seven years, we worked with the CAS team to create 160 exhibits and life support systems for a wide range of habitats, ranging from coral exhibits and jellyfish culture systems, to living environments for spiders, lizards,… Read more »

2006: Cabela’s Partnership Begins

2006 brought the beginning of our multi-year partnership building the aquariums found in Cabela’s stores across the US and Canada. We completed over a dozen in total, installing all of the life support systems and holding tanks, and overseeing the rock work build at each store. Over the years, we cut our installation time onsite… Read more »