In 1989, Jody Karlin moved from Long Island, NY to begin Just Add Water, a family-owned and operated
custom design aquarium company. Since that time many
spectacular systems have been created, including our specialty,
turtle and fish habitats.
We specialize in unique aquariums and water art
to adorn your home or business. We use the finest
materials available, knowing that our clients want and deserve
the best available for their investment. Just Add
Water listens to the requests of our clients, and will help you
to decide what elements you may need to achieve the spectacular
display that you've hired us to create. We only use
acrylic aquariums, the same as in all public aquariums, as
this provides the highest clarity and durability possible.
Just Add Water carefully chooses
the fish that go into our systems, looking for those species
that are not only lovely, but also those which are hardy
in captivity and are compatible with others in the same tank.
We put on emphasis on creating the best environment for the
animals, which in turn allows our clients to have those animals
for a longer period of time.
The water walls we
create can be made of glass, acrylic, slate, or most any
material which is non-porous. Company logos or designs can
be etched into the glass or acrylic to create a personalized
piece of art.
Jody personally hand pieces the rock backdrops,
choosing each stone for its color, size and purpose in the
display. He continues to be involved in the continuing
maintenance of our client's aquariums to assure the highest
quality of work.
Kimberly Karlin, in addition to being the
Allergy Department Coordinator for Northeast Atlanta ENT,
now runs the office and the two websites. She also
finishes the cabinetry for most of our displays, using stains,
paints and faux finishing to create the professional look our
Born through the
work of our aquarium and pond design, Just Add Water has also
begun a specialty nursery. Visit us at
for more information.
We're happy to answer your questions and help you
choose the right aquarium, pond or water
art to suit your
Please call us at 770-761-8882 or email us at