THE
DIFFERENCE

QUALITY INGREDIENTS

With over 40 years experience in making foods for aquariums and aquaculture, we have been at this for a long while.  Our contacts, sources, and talents in this arena are unmatched.   We stay on top of the most up to date research and we venture to many parts of the globe -  some very remote - to find the freshest, most natural, and high-quality ingredients we can find.

    We import Krill Superba from Antarctica, Krill Pacifica from Alaska,   super-quality fish eggs from Iceland, salmon eggs from Chile and red marine copepods (Calanus) from Norway, just to name a few.   

    We are passionate about knowing what aquarium fish eat in their native habitats and we strive for perfection in duplicating those natural diets.   Since our early experiences in food production in the 1970’s, we have sought to do this by using  FRESH NATURAL Seafood – human consumption-type seafood.  Nobody could believe that we would be willing to buy expensive “people-foods” like shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, and squid….just to feed our aquarium.  “My fish are eating better than I am” was a common remark.

  We would also go to the beach to collect fresh green and brown seaweeds to comprise the “vegi” part of our natural diets.   Everything Natural and Everything Fresh was the requirement in seeking potential components for our special diets.   We would perhaps charge a higher price but we would spare no expense to make it correctly.   We figured the accounting would work itself out eventually.

 We never used cheap fish like "Perch" as an ingredient because marine tropical fish, except for the predator-types, do not eat fish.

They eat tiny crustaceans, fish eggs, fish larvae, zooplankton, sponges, tunicates, coral polyps, and benthic algae – crazy things like that. 

 

Today, with the benefit of our “Aquaculture Connection”, we have gone beyond the early basics and widened our goals even further in providing proper and professional aquatic nutrition.   From our knowledge and experience in aquaculture feeds for breeding and growing tiny shrimp, fish, and shellfish, including seafood products for human consumption, we know how to supplement our diets with key nutrients to provide complete nutrition.    We use only the most advanced formulations of vitamins, amino acids, carotenoid pigments, Omega-3 fish oils and krill oils, anti-oxidants, bio-flavonoids, pre-biotics, probiotics, and more.

 

 Our production is focused on quality and freshness.   Every ingredient is carefully prepared and thoroughly cleaned in a temperature-controlled environment.   Once mixed and packaged, the product is immediately sent to the blast freezer to be frozen quickly.   The final product is formulated to be clean, fresh and natural with the correct proportions of product, nutrients, and water.  When the consumer uses the product, the release of food items into the aquarium water should be gradual and with easy separation so that the ingredients appear to “come alive” and excite the fish and invertebrates into a virtual feeding frenzy.

    The goal is not just to drive your fish crazy in the short term, but to promote health, coloration, and well-being in the long term.   This is when we have done our job.    Proper and complete nutrition is so important to the stability and perpetual growth and disease resistance of the aquarium inhabitants.   Feed your aquarium correctly and efficiently and 90% of your problems will be eliminated.   

    Success with your aquarium can be easily accomplished in today’s hobby.   It all comes down to the basics:  filtration, lighting, habitat water-quality, and FEEDING.  It’s all about the balance, and as we say:  

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

Nano V “SOFT-FREEZE”

Nano V SOFT-FREEZE is a range of frozen foods that are kept in the freezer but they never freeze hard. This means you take the food from the freezer and it is READY TO USE! SUPER CONVENIENCE in a concentrated, high quality food.

NSF foods are excellent for the small NANO aquariums because you feed a amount of food - only as much as necessary. Therefore, you don’t have to deal with a cube of food in cases where even a single cube is still too much.

Because NSF foods are kept in the they will never spoil. We do not have to add preservatives or acids to keep the product FRESH.

The product is more concentrated than competitor's watery products which are kept in the REFRIGERATOR at very acidic low pH.

The NSF product range is made up of 6 different products sold at very competitive prices in 2oz and 4oz jars.

 

  • Fish

  • Corals

  • Nano Reefs

  • Ready to feed immediately

  • The frozen food that never freezes!

NEW VISION - The ALL-IN-ONE

 

The original ALL-IN-ONE Flake/Pellet Blend for Marine Fish

  • A unique Blend of Pellets and Flakes

  • Coated with 100% PURE Antarctic Krill Oil

  • “Cold-processed” flake foods provide PROBIOTICS

  • Essential Nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids

 The first of it’s kind, this special blend is made up of four different pellet foods and two flake foods, thoroughly mixed and then coated with 100% PURE Antarctic Krill Oil and a sprinkling of dry Krill Protein Meal. The flakes are Aquaculture

“cold-processed” and never heated above 120 F, thus preserving LIVE PROBIOTICS as well as delicate, critical nutrients like pigments, Vitamin C, amino acids, essential enzymes and Omega 3 fatty acids

FISH LOVE IT! Some pieces float, some sink, and some stay in the middle. To prevent skimming of the flakes, immerse the food physically underwater while feeding.

Use the V2O CORAL FEEDER syringe tool for easier feeding.

 

Coral Combo MINI

 

For TARGET feeding and BROADCAST feeding to small/tiny fish, live corals and filter-feeding invertebrates – SPS & LPS corals, gorgonians, anemones, zoanthids, and feather dusters.

This food is essentially the same as our NEW VISION Pellet and Flake food blend for fish, only ground to a finer particle size for feeding corals. This means it does contain LIVE PROBIOTICS and the more abundant nutrients present in the two cold-processed flake foods. The four pellet foods/micro-encapsulated formulas complete the full-spectrum nutrition package, finished with the final coating of Antarctic Krill Oil and Krill Protein particles. Particles range in size is from 300 microns to 1mm.

The product has dual functions: The heavier particles will sink and can therefore be TARGET fed to LPS Corals. The lighter particles will stay suspended in the tank water so they can be fed by BROADCASTING throughout the water column for SPS Corals and other FILTER-FEEDING invertebrates.

This food should be thoroughly “wetted” or mixed with a few ounces of aquarium water before use. TARGET feed to LPS Corals and BROADCAST to all filter-feeders. In either case, use the V2O CORAL FEEDER syringe tool for easier feeding.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VITALITY                   

                    VIBRANT COLORS  AND          VORACIOUS  APPETITES .

 

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