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Grand Launch!!! Ready for Orders!

Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by AlgaeBarn- Schuyler, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. A message from the Founders:

    At AlgaeBarn, LLC, we believe in challenging the status quo. The creation of AlgaeBarn occurred because of the severe lack of premium, live food in the saltwater aquarium market. Even though the benefits of live foods are highly touted, it is nearly impossible to find at any local fish store – and if you do, the quality, freshness, and price are highly questionable. Our competition will tell you that dead phytoplankton is good enough, maybe for them, but we don’t believe so. It lacks the exact thing we desire in our aquariums – biodiversity and life.

    We were founded on the belief that you, the customer, deserve the highest quality live products with excellent customer service. Through the use of science, engineering and determination, we believe our cultures are of the highest quality phytoplankton and copepods. Our Biological engineer, Sean, performed independent academic studies upon photobioreactors and has had an offer with the DOE for microalgae research in Washington.

    We are currently culturing four strains of live, marine phytoplankton and have designed a proprietary mix that demonstrates very promising results for coral growth, copepod cultivation and zooplankton development. Furthermore, because it is a live product, water quality is also improved.
    Currently, we are offering one strain of copepods, Tigriopus. And because of the continued support of the members of Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado, AlgaeBarn has started to cultivate two more strains of highly desirable copepods: Tisbe and Pseudodiaptomus. We will keep the community updated with our progress.

    However, we don’t want to stop at just marine aquariums. Phytoplankton has the potential to solve many of the world’s problems. It is a complete food source, providing an array of both amino and fatty acids. It has potential for energy development, reducing our demand upon foreign energy while consuming huge amounts of greenhouse gasses. Our future vision at AlgaeBarn is to provide education opportunities for K-12 students. We would like to incorporate algae-related curriculum into the educational system to provide insight into sustainable, symbiotic, and closed-loop systems. This education opportunity will provide future generations with an early understanding of information that can change the world.

    Our website is now up and ready to take purchase orders at https://www.algaebarn.com/stores/. The products we currently have available, and will consistently be available, are:
    · OceanMagik- Phytoplankton Blend ($15)
    · Poseidon’s Feast: Tigriopus Copepods ($30)

    We are currently offering a promotion of free shipping for any purchase of $50+. FYI, we will also be at most MASC club meetings with product for pickup. Product orders will be filled once a week with shipping arrival scheduled for Fridays in order to keep product as fresh as possible.

    Please feel free to provide your invaluable feedback at any time. We look forward to serving you and your tank!

    Best Regards,
    The AlgaeBarn Team
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 28, 2013
  2. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Right on I am so glad to see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the website and what looks to be a killer product line! Look forward to using lots of your product here soon.

    Ps. Have Sean get a hold of me about this months DBTC meeting, text is fine.
  3. DyM

    DyM Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    Thanks Dave, I went ahead and updated the tigriopus stock. We have started culturing the other strains and we will let the club know when they are ready!
  5. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice write up, I hope to see you at the next meeting :)
  6. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

  7. mathewkofalk

    mathewkofalk Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Do you offer customer pick up or do all orders need to be shipped

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  8. Thank you for your question Mathew. So far we have two offerings 1) overnight shipping (~$5.50 for up to about 5 bottles) or 2) DBTC monthly meeting pick-ups if the host and the club is okay with that, which we will be reaching out to soon. We have also been toying with the idea of customer pick-up from a central location here in Boulder once a week, but have not decided for sure on that. Would this be something that everyone would like?

    Also, in order to avoid shipping costs in the future, we will have two promotions 1) +$50 on purchase 2) once we roll out the subscription model, subscribers will receive free shipping. Most likely will have this available towards the end of the month once after this first round and culture estimates are more established... Of course, we would not want you to have to use dead phytoplankton again because we run out of product...


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