Fresh Wild Cultivated Products...out of the blue
If you shop around the saltwater marketplace a bit you will be inundated with hyperbole. Marine life has been re-named from the scientific and common names to new "brands" that have marketing appeal "eye-popping, star spangled, candy cane") and so on.
Expensive new life support systems and additives hit the market regularly, each new product solving problems many didn't know they had. Beautiful electronic and acrylic gizmos exchange ions, strip proteins, dose pharmaceutical grade stuff, sterilize with UV, mechically filter, etc.
The end result is a lucrative industry may seem to require so much time and money that many are dissuaded from trying to have a saltwater tank. For those with adequate resources such as some corporate or medical offices, high-end restaurants, entertainment figures, etc., a lucrative aquarium maintenance occupation has arisen. The marine aquarium business is very popular, complete with Nemo movies and "reality" TV.
We love the interest and energy because we know that inside each of us is a born environmentalist. We are hard wired to love natural beauty, and the enjoyment of this hobby provides a healthy diversion for minds weary of a stressful world. See the link below for some psychology research on the topic, which measured what anyone knows who has stared, fascinated at this window on the unseen natural world of the sea: it's fascinating.
Wild cultured Oolite
Wild Cultured Coquina
Wild Cultured Caribbean Live Rock
and Corals ... from the Atlantic Floor to your door
We sell mostly wholesale, but In areas along our routes with no dealers we offer a 5 gallon tropical reef in a bucket! This is a collection of several types, shapes, and compositions of the sub-strates we use on the farm to balance the chemistry, biology and beauty of your aquarium. The Eco Pod is infused with hundreds of living species in a stable yet dynamic ecosystem, including the seawater. Great reef aquarium starter.
This is oolite, a geologically young rock formed in the tropics by biological processes. It has the lightest density we offer, with lots of macropores that help it serve as an in-tank refugium, sheltering small and juvenile critters from predators. The composition has a surface chemistry that is helpful to the establishment of colorful marine life like corals, that need calcium from the surrounding environment in order to grow reef structure.
This is coquina, the subtropical shell rock formed by the geological buildup of tiny marine shells over hundreds of thousands of years. It has larger caves and holes to shelter critters, but an overall smaller pore size which fosters the develpment of beneficial denitrifying bacteria whitch clean the seawater. As with all of our wild cultured rock, it is loaded with larval marine life that appears over time in your aquarium.