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  1. Let's just say that providing the food which helped make the whole process happen gets you a big discount on the babies.
  2. At LRS Foods we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the most talented and experienced breeders in the marine hobby. We have used their feedback and suggestions to improve our foods so they can be optimal for both hobbyists and breeders. Our Fertility Frenzy® broodstock conditioning diet has been credited with over a dozen captive breeding successes. The good news is that even the standard LRS blends contain the same fresh, diverse seafood ingredients as the "Who's Your Daddy" blend so your fish can thrive too. The freshness and diversity of our ingredients results in a nutritional profile unmatched by any other food in our hobby.In 2017 Todd Gardner announced to the world that he had successfully captive bred yet another marine fish. This time it was the Rainfordia opercularis, which is a fish rarely seen in the aquarium trade. There were previously only a handful in the US, so when we were fortunate enough to house a pair of these exotic fish we were extremely thankful. You can read all about these fish and how they were conditioned on LRS foods here: https://reefs.com/magazine/captive-culture-of-the-flathead-perch-208/ It is an amazing and humbling honor to care for fish which have been captive bred using our foods. They have settled in nicely, are eating LRS Chunky blend and seem to be inseparable. I shot this quick video tonight of them hanging out in their little cave. If you have inquires about purchasing one of these rare beauties for your aquarium please contact: fluiddynamicsint@gmail.com
  3. I went to the local fish store yesterday to shoot a video explaining our Fish Egg product as well as record some feeding demonstrations. LRS Fish Eggs offer the following benefits: The freshest fish eggs in the industry with the shortest time from harvest to delivery to consumer Highest protein & fat content of any eggs I've found commercially available Proven over the past 2 years to get finicky feeders eating faster than many other frozen foods Nutritional information and lab test results posted on the LRSFoods.com website No artificial dyes or chemicals added Mix LRS eggs in with standard LRS "Frenzy" foods for an amazing combo with boosted nutrition for your fish The staff at LRS receives fresh caught fish packed on ice and then quickly extracts the fish egg sacks from the belly. The eggs are promptly vacuum sealed to maintain freshness before storing at -24F in the deep freeze. With 23% protein content and an incredible fatty acid profile it is no wonder aquaculture folks have labeled LRS Fish Eggs "the most perfect broodstock conditioning supplement." These eggs are nearly a slam dunk for finicky eaters as well and should be in every aquarist's freezer to help get new arrivals eating right away.
  4. LRS has been proud to sponsor Brandon Rutherford's classroom reef project for a few years now. These third grade students are doing amazing things! In this podcast we learned about how the kids captive bred 500 clownfish in their classroom and sold them to a prominent wholesaler! They grew the live feeds and everything, which is so awesome. To listen go here: http://reeffrenzyradio.com/podcasts/ (You can also download the LRS app in iTunes and the podcast in GooglePlay) If you would like to visit his website to learn more or DONATE used or new equipment you may have lying around here is the link: http://mrrutherfordisawesome.weebly.com/reef-system.html It is really inspiring to see the dedication and hard work Brandon has put in to keep this project going and growing!
  5. Well it was almost 80 degrees here in North Carolina today so it seems like a great time to share a video I created last year about pre-portioning food to condition your fish to eat pellets from an auto-feeder when you go on vacation. (EDIT: Since this video was produced we are well past 500 dealers worldwide and currently out of Coral Frenzy food samples.)
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    Thank you! I am working on my next couple guests right now.
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    Also they run a tad large and are loose fitting. I wear an XL in everything however in these shirts a Large fits perfect. We are sold out of XXL and XXXL at the moment and it might be a little while before we get more of those sizes.
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    I should specify that while we have a great track record with finicky fish nothing works 100% of the time with all fish. This is still a very difficult species for the majority of hobbyists to have success with long term. With that being said we've had several success stories over the years with CBB.
  9. The uber fresh and diverse nutritional profile of LRS "Frenzy Foods" has a great reputation of getting fish to breed in captivity. With ingredients such as fresh fish eggs, live black worms, and farm raised polychaete worms we also help get new arrivals eating and acclimating faster!Our friend Chad from Vossen Aquatics sent us this video of his Copperband Butterflyfish pair eating LRS food. To learn more about our probiotic fish foods visit LRSFoods.com
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    You can order them at LRSswag.com 100% of the proceeds goes to fund the food donations we make to high school reef projects across the US. Between paying for all the graphic design work and the web portal to be built/hosted I am still in the hole so every purchase helps.
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    Hello Buckeye Reef! I'll admit to being AWOL for a while and I apologize. All my time is consumed by social media marketing and logistical tasks to keep LRS running smoothly. The last six months have been a 100MPH train ride and we've had a lot of great things happening. I spoke to Jesse earlier and he said you all had a great swap and we were happy to donate food to the raffles. Here are a few highlights from the past few months: We now have 12 podcasts uploaded to the ReefFrenzyRadio.com website and the most recent one was with Nuri Fisher the president of Piscine Energetics, which produces the PE Mysis shrimp products. We launched a new website which offers HD printed shirts featuring our mandarin, as well as caps with the LRS logo. All the proceeds from sales help fund the numerous classroom reef projects we sponsor across the US. You can see the items at LRSswag.com. We filmed a behind the scenes video with Mr. Saltwater Tank TV and it was so much fun. The video can be viewed here: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/media-gallery.html LRS continues to supply food for cutting edge aquaculture facilities and public aquariums. We now have a dozen captive breeding testimonials on our website where LRS foods were mentioned as having made a significant impact on broodstock conditioning and egg production. They can be found here: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/testimonials.html LRS continues to grow and we now distribute FOUR other premium brands to our network of 500+ retailers around the globe. Retail fish stores can now order PE Mysis (Frozen and pellet), Reef Nutrition, Coral Frenzy, and Masstick foods when they order LRS foods. We literally have become a "one-stop-fish-food-shop" for premium aquarium foods. In September of 2017 our daughter joined the LRS team full time and now she runs the entire front office for LRS. She handles everything from answering the phones, processing payments, invoicing, ordering supplies, payroll, etc. I have essentially been replaced....lol. In addition to our daughter becoming a stakeholder in the family business, she was able to avoid putting our grandson in daycare. (The wife and I love having this little dude here every day!) As seen in the video above with Mark from Mr. Saltwater Tank TV my wife is in charge of all food production. Her team has grown and they do an amazing job producing more food than most can imagine to fill the daily orders. I'll leave you with a couple pics to go with what was posted above. I appreciate all of the support from our fans in Ohio and from the sales volume our dealers experience I know your fish are enjoying LRS foods! Please follow us on FB at Larry's Reef Services or friend me as Larry DuPont. Day to day tasks often make it difficult to check all the forums but I am very active on social media. Find me on IG and Twitter as #reeffrenzy. Thanks again everyone! Larry DuPont Owner/Founder LRS Foods, LLC. Erica in her home office at LRS HQ. Typical shipping day every Mon, Tues, Wed. Unpacking part of a weekly Reef Nutrition order of Tigger-Pods Mandarin shirts have a wrap around design so the tail is on the back.
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    I'm still learning the "Tech" side of all this but as far as I know the service I am using (Libsyn.com) pushes the podcasts to Apple and Android platforms. We're in the process of getting the iTunes listing service set up. I'm in Florida for ReefAPalooza so it might take a few days. Thanks!
  13. Over the past five years while growing our business I have had the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds in the aquarium hobby. I’ve spoken with the brightest minds working in the field of marine aquaculture and also visited folks like Bill Wann who built a 20,000 gallon reef aquarium in his home. Being able to network with so many talented people gave me an idea to start a podcast so we could produce engaging and informative content for our listeners. One idea is to announce the speaker and use resources like Facebook and forums so that our listeners can send us questions or topics they would like to see discussed with that guest. Since this is brand new it will be an evolving project but we are very excited for the launch. The site just went live yesterday and Episode One was recorded at LRS with our first guest Mark Callahan. We recorded this after a nearly 9 hour day of filming at LRS and I am getting a crash course in audio editing so go easy on me for the first try. Check us out at http://www.reeffrenzyradio.com There is also a Facebook page at Reef Frenzy Radio which you can follow for more updates. As always we thank everyone in advance for your support! Larry DuPont Owner, LRS Foods Getting ready to begin filming! Mark and I chilling in my office just before the podcast was recorded.
  14. So last night I was goofing around uploaded a video to my Larry DuPont Facebook page and it went crazy overnight with dozens of shares and comments. (I accept all friend requests from hobbyists so if you wanna follow my page hit me up.) I decided to fry up a pack of our Chunky predator blend and eat it live on camera. We did this a few years ago and everyone got a kick out of it. I figured we may have some new hobbyists who missed that first video so why not do it again. In case you didn't know LRS Foods are all GARLIC FREE so the part with me adding garlic to cure Ich is a joke. We have said from day one when we started mixing food back in 2012 that our seafood ingredients were fresher than any other product offered in the hobby. Twice a week we get deliveries of fresh shrimp, scallop, ocean perch, clams, oysters, etc. All this seafood is FDA inspected, certified and also delivered to numerous seafood restaurants in our area. North Carolina has an amazing shrimp season and each year our staff hand peels and processes TONS AND TONS of shrimp! We discard the exoskeletons since these shells typically go uneaten in the aquarium and can contribute to poor water quality. Even before you purchase a pack of LRS food you can visually inspect the contents to see exactly what you are getting. All foods now ship with a digital LOT# for inventory tracking and quality control purposes.
  15. Thanks I appreciate it! Thanks Jesse! No one has been more surprised than me at how this businesses has manifested itself over the past 5 years. My family is thankful for the support of all our fans and store owners who make this possible. We don't get to do nearly as much travel to the local clubs as we would like to since we have employees to supervise and orders to fill but that doesn't mean we aren't appreciative. Thanks for encouraging me to get back to the Buckeye forum!
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