Sunday, August 23, 2009

Welcome to our blog.

It's time for an update. Some of you that have followed our blog have seen some of these images before, but some folks have not seen our previous updates. To check the previous updates click on the Archives to the left or if you scroll to the bottom of this page you can click on "Older Posts" and see all our updates.

10 years ago I designed and built Pacific East Aquaculture, Inc. located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a land called Delmarva, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

I am Dr. Mac, a retired veterinary pathologist. I started keeping saltwater aquariuums in 1968 and as a kid worked for Marine World in the Chicagoland area, at the time they were one of the nation's largest saltwater fish/invert importers, retailers, and wholesalers. I did everything from unpack and acclimate shipments from around the world to communicating with collectors via Telex and calling wholesale accounts and packing orders for retail stores and helping hobbyists design and set up their systems. This experience gave me a solid foundation of knowledge about the animals and the business so that I could create and conduct my current business in a moral and ethical manner.

We operate a retail outlet, mail-order online operation, and wholesale to retail stores around the US. We produce and sell about 10,000 coral frags each year. I also set up a coral farming operation in the Solomon Islands and with the native Solomon Islanders produce many maricultured corals.

I designed my facility with beauty and efficiency in mind. As a kid growing up in the industry I visited many stores around the country and always said that if I ever set up my own facility it would be state of the art and not like the typical "pet shop". Our facility is a coral farm and utilizes an attcahed greenhouse, natural sunlight via Sola Tubes, geothermal heating and air conditioning and also coral system water temp. control, energy effecient 3 HP water circulation pumps, and many other unique designs.

This photo shows some of the hundreds of Chalice coral frags we grow. We grow every type of soft and hard coral.

Here we see some of the 6,000 Zoanthid frags we are currently growing.

Our facility is regularly inspected and is a State of Maryland licensed coral aquaculture facility.
We import directly from overseas collectors and hold a US Fish and Wildlife Service import permit.
Take a look through all the posts on our blog and please visit our website.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my business. I think you will find that we offer something a bit different from the average pet shop, basement coral reseller, or the big-box online mega sellers. I have 40 years of passionate experience in the hobby and have operated our retail operation with a solid reputation for providing knowledgable and friendly professional service. I look forward to serving you soon.