Aquarium© Startup Kit
#3 - Oyster Bed
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We 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???
Then, 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 cycling.
Kit #3 - The Oyster Beds
The Oyster Bed is a micro-system replication of the Marine estuary oyster beds...
The Marine estuary oyster beds are a myriad of intertidal pools which look benign but are a myriad of life and activity. These beds provide filtration, important bacteria and other microorganisms which are important to the maintenance of the lower end of the food chain and a critical nursery for MOST lower levels of the food chain. They are a haven to thousands of species of crabs, anemone, fish, shrimp, algae, killer snails and much more.
Kit 3 - Oyster Bed - Contents
If we have them available, we may add a Jonah Crab, sea rod or whip, or fiddler crab for free. But, as their availability varies, we do not commit to them in any order.
These kits are designed to provide you with the living examples for food chain lessons, animal behavior lessons and countless different biology classes. The species are naturally occurring mixes. That is, they are normally found in the same ecosystem. They are basically compatible and work together to sustain the whole micro-system. You can show students how the basic balance of an ecosystem functions on a simplified scale. You can conduct experiments, attempt breeding and aquaculture. You can teach students the basic principles of aquaculture, ALL from DAY#1. This kit allows you to get an aquarium up and running in days not weeks. You can maintain it as long as you need to. Then, next year, you can simply replace any livestock necessary from us with a Recharge Kit. We're making it as easy as we can for educators.
This is a great and inexpensive program for home-scholars as well. If you can't afford a field trip to the ocean, you can bring a piece of the ocean to your home or classroom!!!
If you want to make a larger display or have a tank 20 gallons or larger, no problem, you can super-size this order for an additional $29.99 which would do your choice of the following (pick 3)
Things you must remember to do!!!
You should receive "Care Sheets" in the packaging with your purchase if we have sheets on the creatures you order. If they are not enclosed, you may certainly email us and request a sheet if available. And, if they are available at a later date, you can download them from the special page we set up for you.