Update I'm starting the wholesale business from a shed start small and start cheap as possible without compromising quality.
I'm moving into my first house in November this year and will be build a shed in the garden and getting it ready for aquaculture use.
The plan has changed to selling 50% corals and then trying to breed various marine life. This includes multiple species of Clownfish, Bangai and pyjama cardinals, Blue and yellow neon gobies, peppermint shrimp, scarlett shrimp, fireshrimp, flame angelfish, Hippocampus erectus and hippocampus reidi. If there's room then cleaner wrasse as well.
The fish are to learn from and most likely wont make any money but hopefully break even. The fish are to help me learn and get ready to move into a unit in the future.
The corals will be aqua cultured with both common, uncommon and grafted variety's available.
All bloodstock will go through long quarantine periods to eliminate pests to all customers.
I will start a new thread when I start building the aquaculture shed After November this year to keep everyone updated. I really want this to work and will be focusing on 100% aquacultured livestock to make the hobby more sustainable.
Ive brought some coral trays, kriesel tanks and some small broodstock tanks along with free wooden racking its a start and brought it all second hand. if anyone could potentially help out with free marine equipment it would be greatly appreacited Im starting the buisness on a tight budget.
Whats everyone views on artfical rock? I was thinking about making my own artfical rock for sale both dry and wet (includes copepods, benficial bacteria and potentially coraline alage so theres no pests and help populates the tank without the risk of pests.)
Views and opions please