The Premier Designer & Manufacturer of Custom Aquatic Tanks in the USA

Marine Salt • Supplies • Tank Maintenance & Service • Acrylics

We Duplicate the Natural Environment That God Created

LLS is the ONLY FULL-SERVICE design, production, aquatic supply, and maintenance provider for lobster tanks, fish tanks, shellfish tanks, aquariums, marine salt, filters, activated carbon, and other marine life systems serving North America.

LLS was founded in 1989 as a producer and supplier of marine salt for a few local retailers. Over the years the business grew into one of the major marine salt manufacturers and distributors in the country for supermarket chains, restaurants, independent grocers, gourmet shops, wholesalers and marine exhibitors throughout North America. LLS also began custom designing lobster tanks for clients who were buying the marine salt and today manufactures top-of-the-line, custom-designed lobster and shellfish tanks with the only self contained purging system available in the industry.

Seafood Purveyors in the know…know LLS!

If you’ve come to LLS – you’ve come to the ONE PLACE that can serve all of your lobster tank and marine system needs.

“Tanks a lot” for visiting — we look forward to serving you!

We Specialize in Sustainable Aquatic Environments

Only LLS tanks have a reservoir tank below. In the event of a power outage or a mechanical failure, all the water in the main tank will immediately drain down into the lower receptacle tank. Lobsters can live for hours out of water, but only one hour in stagnant non-oxygenated water.

Why LLS?

Family owned & operated

All USA made products

Asset Protection®

In business since 1989

Custom designed

Serving supermarket chains, restaurants, wholesalers and independent grocers

Monthly Spotlight - John Ottstadt

Team Member Spotlight 

John Ottstadt

John is the Production Manager at LLS and has been at the company since the summer of 2020. His job entails ensuring that tank, salt, and supply production schedules are adhered to allowing customers to receive their orders on time and in full. The following workflows are involved:

  • Quality assurance
  • Inventory management
  • Process facilitation 

John has a combined 20+ years experience in retail, construction, production, and manufacturing. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers School of Business. He will be pursuing a Master’s in Supply Chain in the Fall of 2023.

John says, “There is a good work life balance at LLS, and the position is physically and mentally engaging.”

His hobbies and interests include, spending time with his girl and his dog, practicing guitar, keeping fit, reading, and enjoying video games. John stated: “I have found that before one can know success, one must be introduced to failure.”

We have had the pleasure of working with Tom and his team at Lobster Life for the past 10+ years. Their dedication to customer satisfaction has kept our relationship intact. Tom’s commitment to equipment, and service far surpasses anyone in the industry that we have dealt with. We appreciate their attention to detail and expertise in helping us sell the highest quality seafood available. 

Thank you,

Nick Maniaci
The Fresh Grocer
Nicholas Markets Inc.

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