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What do you want?

Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by AlgaeBarn, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    We have several ideas on which area we should expand next, but we want YOUR input.

    • Macroalgae
    • Fully grown, nutritional brine shrimp
    • Brine shrimp gut-loader and automatic feeder(think of a hang on back gut-loader and feeder)
    • More copepod/amphipod strains
    • Automatic phytoplankton doser (such as a HOB feeder)
    • Educational Videos
    • Refugium starter kits
    • Quantitative results on water quality improvement through phytoplankton dosing
    • Copepods and phytoplankton in your LFS
    • Subscription Service
  2. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    One thing that I havn't seen local and seems pricy to order. Live feeder ghost shrimp. (Or anything similiar and suitable for same purpose.) No idea if those are readily raised. From talking to a few places it sounded like being break even or profitable on brine was nigh impossible according to them as many didn't want to pay the price that it would have to be. The ghost shrimp may have same issue, but then again being more than a LFS that may not be an issue due to scale with you.

    One idea for the Local stocking in stores, is you could try to set it up sorta like the subscription. A notepad or something that people can make orders on and the LFS communicates to you what to deliver weekly. Possibly with pre-pay to ensure no clowns ordering 10 bottles and disapearing.
  3. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    HOB phyto doser would be wicked cool.
  4. fishguy69

    fishguy69 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Giant pods!!!
  5. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    And macroalgae! Lots of them. Info about phyto would be good, too.
  6. kyuubichan218

    kyuubichan218 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It'd be cool to have a "fuge starter pack" where you get several kinds of macro with pods and phyto as a package deal. One click shopping.

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  7. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    what i would like in order of importance:

    copepods and phytoplankton in your LFS...
    macro algae......
    more copepod/amphipod strains....
    refugium starter kits....
    a phyto doser with subscription...
  8. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    We carried Ghost Shrimp at Catfish Charlies and always had a full stock and ready supply so I know they can be kept.
  9. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Honestly, ALL THE ABOVE!
  10. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Display macros would be awesome. I'm working on a display fuge and WANs some sweet algae for it.
  11. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    I love you guys. The community support here is awesome, and we will have a "progress" report by the end of the week that we think you'll be proud of. :)
  12. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Future Forecast: They have all of them!
  13. joeMASC

    joeMASC Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'd find the water quality from dosing phyto really interesting. I think it would help your sales. I think if you had a pack for fish raising, you could fill a niche. People that want to breed clowns, for example could have an option for rotifers and small pods for the early stage, then larger pods and gut loaded baby brine, etc.

    Officially my vote is for everything.

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  14. kmcmurtry

    kmcmurtry Copepod

    I want the big mixed copepod/amphipod package you can order from an online store without the 20 dollar shipping. You would have my business atleast once a month for my scooter blenny.
  15. asn-naso

    asn-naso Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member


    But seriously, do it at the correct pace, to ensure your business success.
  16. Matt_Arian

    Matt_Arian Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Can you readily supply micro algae cultures (Chaetoceros sp's, Isochrysis, Spirulina, nannochloropsis, Rhodomonas', etc.) and nutrients for home cultivators/breeders? I do believe that could be another niche to fill. Also selling culture kits for cultivating micro and macro algae might be of interest, too.

    If you have any questions, just shoot me a PM.

    EDIT: Don't forget to put a link to your website on your signature. "Instant gratification" theories apply.
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  17. Vance

    Vance Amphipod

    +1 on live ghosts, and display macros

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  18. Miah2bzy

    Miah2bzy Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    What do you want?

    Display macros
    Fuge kits
    Haha just saw how old this post was...
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 14, 2014
  19. rplank

    rplank Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    • Quantitative results on water quality improvement through phytoplankton dosing
    • Copepods and phytoplankton in your LFS
  20. deboy69

    deboy69 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    They have their product in most local stores.

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