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Everything posted by DustingrahamRRA

  1. At this point it is just me. My school doesn't really get involved with things like this but I do take college classes through Butler Tech for Domestic and International business.
  2. Hello all! My name is Dustin Graham, Owner of Responsible Reef Aquaculture located in Hamilton, Ohio. I had someone say I should start a thread about what we do. First a little bit about me: I am a high school sophomore studying business who started this business as a result of seeing how bad the ocean's reefs are deteriorating. It's a project that I hope to continue on with though college. Our specialty is in a blend of phytoplankton that was improved upon based on many major chains. I've since gotten one customer in Mount Healthy, Aquatics and Exotics. I've had a fair share of challenge getting customers but I am hoping that attending some frag swaps and shows will help get my name out there. My business plan is based on this: Sell a superior product cheaper than what I can order online. So, enough with the negative and on to the real reason I started my business and posting here today. I would like your ideas on things that you feel don't stand up to what they should, things that you think could be improved in our hobby. We recently started working on copepods and daphnia, experimenting with food vs. culture density and I think i'm on to something. Anything else that can come to mind would be great, as I am interested in hearing your suggestions. Please wish me luck moving forward, as these trade shows and my one lfs seem to be my only markets. I am planning to be at the 2019 Buckeye Frag Swap if I can get a table. Thanks again, Dustin
  3. Thank you so much for your consideration! I am very thankful for the thought. Luckily, we got our own table. Be sure to stop by and see us, I love meeting everyone that supports my mission.
  4. DustingrahamRRA

    Good News! We got a booth! I can't wait to meet all of you and see for myself an amazing group of people that love this hobby as much as I do!
  5. Responsible Reef Aquaculture Premium Aquacultured Phytoplankton Product Information Three species include: -Nannochloropsis gaditana -Tetraselmis sp -Isochrysis galbana Recommendations and Additional Info: Responsible Reef Aquaculture’s blend of three species of phytoplankton was grown on a 14-hour photo period each day for 8 days. F/2 fertilizer was used at F strength, so in other words, they contain many macro and trace elements without the use of fertilizers that contain copper. It is best to shake each bottle each day to prevent the cells from settling at the bottom of the bottle. This could lead to the cells dying and rotting. If the bottle smells of ammonia, do not use! The shelf life is approximately 3 months if kept in a refrigerator. Add 5 ml per 10 gallons 3 times per week for the first week. Increase by 2-4 ml each week for three weeks, then adjust as needed. Pick up in Hamilton, Ohio or free delivery in or near 45011 if order is 40 dollars or more. Please visit us on Facebook and on our forum under general discussion! Prices 8 oz Bottle: $10.00 16 oz Bottle: $15.00 32 oz Bottle: $20.00
  6. DustingrahamRRA

    Thanks for the suggestion, I didn’t know that existed.
  7. DustingrahamRRA

    Not yet that's a top priority at the moment. That's on the long list of stuff I can't afford at the moment lol.
  8. I checked those sites out but didn’t see ours on there. I will check again to be sure.
  9. DustingrahamRRA

    At the current moment They are cultured together (The phyto strains) But when I gain some funding I will be doing individual strains for those who have that preference. The phyto is grown in acrylic tubes with a spout on the bottom with an open ended airline at the bottom to keep it circulating. It is under lighting a 18 hour photo period. The pods (Tisbe and Tig) carry the name "TNT" pods as I notice population "explosions" with them when I feed them the phyto blend. They are cultured together as well in 10 gallon tanks I keep going in case of crash. I will be doing both rotifers and amphipods both individually and as a part of my upcoming product "Jar'd Refugium". Shipping is in the plans, but I still need more business to be able to afford both a website and the initial cost of buying shipping supplies. I'll most likely use shipmyaquatics to get shipping prices low enough to be economical. But thank you for the support and interest, and if you think of anything else, please let me know!
  10. DustingrahamRRA

    Alright I'd be happy to hear them!
  11. The swap meet or products from my business?
  12. I started one over in general discussion! Thanks for the idea!
  13. I might just do that! I would love the input on my ideas and to share our progress.
  14. Ok. Thanks for the update. I’m really hoping to be able to get a table. I just recently started my business so this would be a huge opportunity for us.
  15. Is there a person to contact to reserve a table?