To our wholesale customers, This is the time of year that we suggest that you slowly build up your inventory so that your store has plenty of goodies for the holiday weeks ahead.
As you all are likely aware, it is better to do smaller, filler shipments from December 21st thru 30th due to the packages and travelers that typically bump our freight. But you don’t want to be without fish and coral during the heavy traffic flow of customers during the holiday season.
Our best advice is to bump your orders up approximately 20%-30% over the next 2 weeks prior to December 18th. This will ensure that your stock levels will be strong and that you have goodies for your customers who have time to fill their aquariums with fish during their time off from work.
Sea Dwelling Creatures will be up to the task as we do the same thing to help make sure your fill rates are the best in the industry! Be prepared for the business that will be blowing back your doors!
PLEASE order as early as possible for best selection and flight bookings. It is highly recommended to get your orders in the day before we ship and two days before you want to receive it. You can always add or subtract on the day the order is being packed but we must stick to our “first come, first served” method of fairness to all.
It is THAT time of year!!
A helpful reminder from your friends at SDC
Upcoming Holiday Shipping Schedule:
Monday, December 21st – Normal Shipping
Tuesday, December 22nd – Normal Shipping
Wednesday, December 23rd – Direct flights to select areas only.
We will be shipping from 7:30am-11:30am PST ONLY.
Thursday, December 24th – NO SHIPPING
Monday, December 28th – Normal Shipping.
Tuesday, December 29th – Normal Shipping.
Wednesday, December 30th – Direct flights to select areas only.
We want to remind everyone what to do if your shipment becomes delayed or lost.
Contact you SDC Sales Rep immediately to help expedite the shipping process and to help you with the process of doing a claim.
No matter if your shipment is two days late or a week late, it is ultra important to pick it up from the airlines so that SDC can have a chance to get a freight claim on your behalf. Regardless of what the airline rep says, ONLY THE SHIPPER (SDC) is allowed to do a claim.
In most cases, shipments that have been in transit for more than 48 hours have a very good chance of receiving a claim.
Helpful hints… Request a claim form from the airline representative. Get them to notate what the circumstances are with your order. Notate if the boxes are damaged or leaking. If they do not have a claim form then feel free to bring your own with you by downloading it from your airlines website. If you do not have a claim form then write some notes on the airway-bill BEFORE you load the freight on your truck and ask the rep to acknowledge what you mutually agree on by signing and printing their full name on the airway-bill or the claim form.
The next step is to get the fish back to the store and carefully acclimate them. Neutralizing the ammonia is the most important part of the process. First, float for temperature acclimation.
Next cut open the bags and pour the fish gently into your buckets and measure the pH & ammonia levels. Neutralize the ammonia and begin to drip acclimate slowly.
While you are acclimating you can notate the DOA’s on a copy of the invoice that we sent to you.
Please photograph the DOA’s which can greatly aid in our attempt to get your claim. This is best dome by lining up the DO fish on the white Styrofoam lid that accompanies the box.
We will need you to fax/email the DOA’s along with the claim form, photos and the airway-bill as soon as possible along with any other useful information about the situation.
While every situation has it’s own particular set of nuances, this is a general guide of the most important steps.
-Never Refuse a shipment… No one wins and everybody loses.
-Contact your SDC Sales Rep immediately if there is some unusual delay.
-Get a signed document from the airlines (claim form or airway-bill) detailing the circumstances
-Neutralize Ammonia before introducing a different pH level to the fish
-Send DOA’s, Claim Form, photos and YOUR Airway-bill copy to your Sales Rep.
Most of you will never have to deal with any of this but we want to make sure that you are aware of the proper protocol in the event of a claim situation.
Betta enesae (Blue line mouthbrooding betta) unsexed juvies
Betta patoti baduk Reds…(red tiger betta)
The breath taking nuptial dance of colors exhibited by this
little known group of fish, will bring back that child like passion,
even to the most jaded of fish enthusiast so… Dive into the incredible
World of Wild Bettas. You know you’ll be happy you did!
CultureMax is a revolutionary LIVE biological filter media
that will enable you to cycle your aquarium in 1 to 3 days.
Our high performance bio-media is cultured using our patented
Advanced Live-Matrix technology and will remain potent
for 2 years from the date of culture.
CultureMax can be used to establish new aquariums or to
boost your existing aquarium’s biological filtration.
In order to achieve the best possible biological filtration you need a bio media with the highest possible surface area for the bacteria to grow, and a strong, diverse bacterial population.Culture Max has over 150 times more surface area than plastic bio balls and many times more surface area than the leading biological filter media. We have created the perfect combination of biological media together with a powerful blend of LIVE bacteria to ensure superior biological filtration over other existing products. Our super porous biological filter media has tremendous surface area for the colonization of our powerful ammonia and nitrite eliminating bacteria and the right size pores to provide an internal structure for our nitrate and phosphate-removing bacteria to flourish.
Nitrifying bacteria need a lot of oxygen to function properly. For best results and quicker cycling install an air pump to add vigorous aeration to the aquarium. New Aquariums: Set up aquarium and equipment, adjust PH, and temperature to proper levels and dechlorinate the water before adding Culture Max. Remove filter socks and leave them out for a week, turn off your UV and ozone generator 48 hours prior to adding Culture Plus to avoid killing the bacteria and leave them off until the aquarium is fully cycled. Add no more than three 2″ fish per 10 gallons within 24 hours of adding Culture Max to provide food for the bacteria. Do not feed the first day and then feed lightly for the next 3 days. DO NOT RINSE CULTURE MAX, simply place the Culture Max biomedia pouch in your filter in such a way as to insure the water flows through the mesh bag.
Add filter floss before Culture Max to filter out particulates before the water flows through the Culture Max biomedia mesh bag in order to keep the Culture Max biomedia clean. We have included additional bacteria in the pouch to help seed the rest of your aquarium, simply add the remaining water from the package directly into your aquarium.
Each pouch treats up to 50 gallons.
Effectiveness will depend on your filtration system’s efficiency, how heavily stocked your aquarium is, and how careful you are not to overfeed. For best results double the dosage for every 50 gallons.
Culture Max cannot overdosed. NEVER RINSE Culture Max live biomedia under tap water.
Should your bio media become dirty simply dunk and shake the mesh bio media bag in a bucket filled with aquarium water to dislodge debris.
DO NOT FREEZE OR EXPOSE TO EXTREME HEAT- STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
Follow the directions above.
Only leave U.V and ozone off for a week after adding Culture Max.
Check your Ph, temperature, and dissolved oxygen to make sure they are in the correct range.
Each pouch treats up to 50 gallons.
Effectiveness will depend on your filtration system’s efficiency, how heavily stocked your aquarium is, and how careful you are not to overfeed.
For best results double the dosage for every 50 gallons.
Culture Max cannot overdosed.
To maintain optimum performance, CultureMax should be rinsed in aquarium water once a month to remove any accumulated debris and dead biofilm.
Simply dunk the CultureMax pouch in clean aquarium water and shake vigorously”
IN STOCK NOW AT SDC
Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquariums
& Jellyfish too!!
Tank Raised Moon Jellyfish
more info and photos further down this page
Usually In Stock @ SDC
Male & Female
HAPPENING NOW AT SDC
YOUR DIRECT ROUTE TO THE INDUSTRIES
LARGEST SELECTION OF CORAL
Hundreds of new coral frags on plugs to choose from, including Hammers, Torches and Frogspawns in many different colors as well as Acroporas, Fox Corals, Chalices, Blastos, Zoanthids, many types of Brains & much, much more!!!
From beautiful and affordable unique coral fragments to exquisite show size pieces, we have everyone covered.
It’s like Halloween for Coral Lovers…
all the candy you could wish for
is at SDC right now!!
Super Furnace Frag Packs!!
You can find the following packs exclusively in
“The Furnace” wholesale WYSIWYG at SDC!!
Here are some examples…
Others claim to have a
large selection of corals…
and the best quality…
and the best pricing…
But how can it be possible when the
Nation’s Largest Wholesaler of Marine Animals,
SDC, clearly has the best of all worlds?
Ask your favorite retail store to contact
Sea Dwelling Creatures for the
“Real Deal” Corals that will
set your aquarium on visual FIRE!!!!!
^Modern Meat Coral^
^Killer Kewl Colony Rock Zoa’s^
^Cultured Torch Corals^
^Pom Pom Xenia^
^Tons of Variety on these Cultured Hammers^
^Super Red Lobo^
Tank Raised Clownfish!!
***NEW*** T/R Snowflake Flurry Clowns
T/R Onyx “A” Grade Clowns T/R Bicinctus Clowns
T/R Spotcinctus Clowns T/R Orange Skunk Clowns
T/R Pink Skunk Clowns T/R Akindynos Clown
T/R Lightning Maroon Clowns
AVAILABLE AT SDC!!
The Orbit 20 is a stunning 23 liter (6 gallon) marine aquarium and is perfect for keeping jellyfish at home or on your desktop. The LED illuminated tank is designed for juvenile or smaller jellyfish species and provides the perfect entry to the fascinating world of jellyfish keeping.
“Happy 2015! Have you made your resolutions yet? We see every year as an opportunity to strive to be better. Recently, we got a chance to visit a company that shares those same values.
For Sea Dwelling Creatures (SDC), 2015 marks their 23rd year in operation!
What started in 1992 out of a home office has now expanded to a 25,000 square feet warehouse with over 130,000 gallons of holding tanks. Sea Dwelling Creatures is now a household name in the aquarium industry, known for their incredible selection of livestock and dry goods.
Behind the wild success of SDC are the Cohen brothers and their partner, Brad Remmer. Scott and Eric Cohen have been involved in the aquarium industry their entire lives, and that experience translates to some of the healthiest, most vibrant livestock available. Not only is the SDC team focused on bringing the best products available, they are also working to improve the hobby by promoting sustainable harvesting techniques and aqua-cultured products.
Come check out their impressive facility, illuminated by Kessil lights. With two lifetimes of experience in the aquarium industry, the Cohen brothers understand what it means to have a reliable product that will stand the test of time. As Scott puts it, “if it takes a lickin’ at Sea Dwelling Creatures and keeps on tickin’, you’ve got something there.”
YouTube video of Scott Cohen speaking about Kessil Lighting…
“The Furnace” Wholesale WYSIWYG and
“The Coral Boutique” at SDC feature
NEW Models and Controllers are IN STOCK NOW at SDC!!
The new A160’s feature a manually controllable dimmer just like the A360’s. You can also upgrade to the “Spectral Controller” for any of the units, which is equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display. The Spectral Controller is effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won’t disrupt the look of your aquarium.
**Kessil A160’s with NEW Manual Controllers!!**
A160W Tuna Blue (for Saltwater Tanks)
A160W Tuna Sun (for Freshwater Tanks)
(both of the above simulate a 160 watt Metal Halide Bulb using only 40 watts!!)
A360W Tuna Blue (for Saltwater Tanks)
A360W Tuna Sun (for Freshwater Tanks)
A360N Tuna Blue (for Saltwater Tanks)
(The 3 units above simulate a 360 watt Metal Halide Bulb using only 90 watts!!)
“W” is for Wide focus (for most tanks) and
“N” for Narrow focus which is better for tanks that are over 36″ top to bottom
Kessil Lighting is on the Top Shelf for all LED’s on the Market and is surprisingly affordable to purchase, operate and maintain.
Lower your electric bills significantly and never change a bulb again!!
“LED Showdown Winner”
~ REEF BUILDERS
“The highest quality aquarium LED’s on the market”
~ Carl Coloian – SDC Sales Rep & former Dry Goods Mgr. since 1992
Do you want to learn more about Kessil LED’s?
Check out their website here…
Kessil LED’s are IN STOCK NOW
at Sea Dwelling Creatures
SDC’s Youth Education Program
SDC has been reaching out to youth programs for over 20 years. We regularly invite schools, camps and other educational institutions to come and visit SDC. We even pack up our critters for field trips. SDC believes that education is the foundation for future hobbyists. During our tours and field trips, we educate the children on the importance of sustainable collection, proper handling and husbandry techniques. SDC is proud of our education program and we look forward to the opportunity to teach young aquarists for years to come.
SDC sales rep George Teodoro in the classroom with the kids.
SDC has a wide range of plumbing supplies for your needs including…
True Union Ball Valves
Single Union Ball Valves
Flapper Check Valves
Spring Check Valves
Ultra Flex PVC
Eductors and more!!
Contact your SDC sales rep or your favorite retailer for more info.