We maintain proper
permits for all sharks. We are not fly by night
amateurs or poachers.
skilled pros with more than 15 years in shark collection for aquaria.
are developing new lines of supplies for educational purposes.
These will serve schools, teachers, universities, and churches.
Our newest line is the Marine Instant Aquarium©.
Why go through the difficulties of setting up a small aquarium and
having to cycle the filters, order parts and furnishings from different
sources. THEN...try and hunt down all the compatible species to
meet your lesson plan. OH, and don't forget the lesson plan...
Does the aquarium setup meet the needs of a given lesson plan or set of
lesson plans??? All this you have to do to meet a deadline of a
few weeks in between all your other classroom deadlines and work.
SO, a month of preparation and hours and hours of extra work on a short
term project aren't appealing to you???
try our Marine Instant Aquarium©! All you need is some
saltwater salt mix and a 10 gallon aquarium kit from your local
department store or pet shop (or dust one off from the old classroom
closet). THAT'S IT!!! We will supply the rest!
You get the substrate, initial aquarium accessories like hides for fish,
shells for crabs, live plants AND live inhabitants. Everything you
need is packaged and shipped, ready to go. And, all this comes
with instructions (we hope to have a DVD for you soon, but, for now you
will receive written instructions). AND, you get the cycled
bacteria and live substrate to charge your filters instantly without
(Picture from one of
Shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio),
red algae and Carnivorous Snail [Rock Drill]
Kit 1 - Shrimp Marsh -
- Live sand substrate
- Hermit Crab sand cleaner (1)
- Live snails (at least 2) [seasonally
- Algae (Sufficient for survival)
- Small supply of starter food for the
shrimp (1-2 weeks supply)
- Live marsh shrimp (app. 30)
For a larger tank or broader subject, you
can super-size this order for an additional $19.99 which would do your
choice of the following (pick 2)
- Double the shrimp order
- Add 4 more hermit crabs
- Double the algae [more variety and
- Add 5 marsh minnows or fish fry
[variable species seasonal - chosen from those which live with the
shrimp in the wild]
- Add 5 live bivalves [seasonally
available small clams]
- Add an Oyster cluster, rock or coral
piece for added structure, hides, and decoration [our choice based
- Add a sea anemone, (SC indigenous
species pictured here)
- More sand substrate (whatever fits
into a $15.95 flat rate box - app. 20 LB.)
COUNTS AS 2 picks due to
Things you must remember to do!!!
- Let us know if you are setting up
the tank in the window or a place that will get regular ample
sunlight in addition to the aquarium light. We will adjust the
flora mix accordingly.
- Set up your aquarium IN ADVANCE of
the shipment from us. Saltwater made from mix should be cured
and aerated for at least 24 hours prior to introduction of live
animals. Deaths and bleaching can occur with the use of mixed
seawater immediately after mixing. Install an airstone and
aerate the mixed water before we ship.
- Install your heater prior to
shipping (if one is required). Do not turn it on yet. Do
that after you introduce everything from the shipment. In that
way you will slowly warm and acclimate the fish to the required
temp. Using a heater with a temperature selector printed in
degrees is preferable. That will make acclimation safe and
simple since the aquarium may not be in your home where you can
check it regularly.
- Prepare your filter and place it in
the tank to wet it in preparation for the live culture coming in the
- Check your salinity with a
hydrometer and insure that it is at least 29 PPT.
- As these are Micro-ecosystems, you
WILL need a FULL SPECTRUM light. Use a GE Aquarium light or
equivalent light identified as a plant or aquarium light. This
is necessary to sustain all the algae and plants in the kit.
You can get these at any department store. Just match the
outlet or screw in fixture on your hood or tank light assembly.
- Make sure you have the essentials in
your aquarium set, light, filter (this set up will handle power
filtration, no problem), air pump and stone as additional aeration,
hydrometer (to check salinity), and a heater (if water will not be
given a constant room temperature above 65 degrees F).
- An Ammonia buddy ammonia level
sensor is always a good back up to warn of problems. They are
available here on EBay at a good price if your pet shop doesn't have
You should receive "Care Sheets" in the
packaging with your purchase for the shrimp and any organism we ship if we have sheets on the creatures. If they are not enclosed, you may certainly email us and
request a sheet if available.