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SeaQuariums Specializes in Salt Water Fish
by Chip Clarke
go into SeaQuariums unless you want to see salt water fish, live
rock and coral. The Flatwoods, Kentucky based business specializes
in the salt water variety. Owners John and Regena Beach are the
only shop that deals exclusively in salt water products within a
hundred miles. The couple has been involved with salt water fish
for the past eight years and have decided to share their expertise
by opening SeaQuariums. John says the name of their store came to
him in the shower.
They will be dealing
in a wide variety of salt water fish, coral and live rock. The shop
has a tropical flair, is open, and has a lot of natural light for
best viewing. John Beach explains. "Most pet stores which sell
tropical fish are very dark to help them show up. Once the customer
gets the fish home, they look washed out and not as vibrant. Our
store uses natural light. We try to simulate nature so the fish
are seen in as natural a habitat as possible." The Beaches
have spared no expense in putting together a top notch facility.
"The filtration system is the lifeblood of any saltwater environment.
The system we use at SeaQuariums is a biological filtration system,
similar to what is used in many zoos. This helps us maintain a healthier
fish with less stress."
The goal of the Beaches
for SeaQuariums is to be salt water fish consultants. They offer
problem solving and trouble shooting services to their clientele.
"We want our customers to be patient. As any salt water enthusiast
will tell you, it takes time to develop a salt water environment.
Since salt water variety is our only business, our credibility is
at stake. We feel we can help the seasoned salt water fish enthusiast
as well as the beginner." SeaQuariums has contracted with top
suppliers and dealers in New York, Los Angeles and Columbus and
is also the distributor of Tenecor Acrylic Tanks, which come with
a lifetime guarantee. Besides fish, coral and live rock, SeaQuariums
offers tanks, lighting, food and other accessories, in addition
to quality service.
In an effort to provide
their customers with the finest quality and healthy fish, all fish
are quarantined for 7 days before they are released for sale to
the customers. "We want to make sure the fish are eating and
are healthy, before we sell them", Beach said.
No fish leaves the
store for 7 days period. For the first three days they are fed medicated
food and on the second and seventh day they get a formalin dip.
Then if they are eating properly they can go home.
We had to extend the
quarantine time because we now know that if our box of fish is shipped
next to a box containing dry ice they have been handed a death sentence,
but we may not know it for up to 6 or 7 days!