Happy Colorado Day! As a Colorado-based company, we are very proud to serve the people that have helped us succeed and allowed us to grow. Many of the ideals that Colorado represents serves as the footing for AlgaeBarn’s mission. And we still respect all of those standards today. So, we would like to take a moment to celebrate the Centennial State on Colorado Day!
Our pledge to our customers and the lovely state of Colorado has helped us to flourish and serve a rising number of reef keepers. AlgaeBarn is known for our great customer service and promise to build a more eco-friendly hobby. We believe that helping people to learn from the amazing species that call our oceans home is the best way to conserve them. Because of this, Algaebarn produces a healthier, aquacultured product.
AlgaeBarn is located at foot of the Rocky Mountains. We have an innovative 11,500 square foot aquaculture facility where we grow the best pods and phyto in the hobby. And because we are reef keepers first, we understand the need to know exactly what is going into the reef tank. And it is also crucial to know that certain critters are being kept out of the reef tank.
Our customers never have to be worried about putting anything unwanted into their reef tanks. This is because we house and quarantine all our livestock individually. That means we never risk the introduction of nuisance hitchhikers or pests into our systems. And every one of our products are guaranteed to be free of dangerous chemicals and preservatives.
How we’re working together to make a difference
AlgaeBarn grows the best live pods and nutrient-rich phyto in the hobby. And we pride ourselves on doing it as sustainably as possible. So, it is only natural that we would want to team up with other companies that have the same standards. This is why we love working with our friends at the Colorado company, Hydrospace.
If you have tried the PNS YelloSno and ProBio then you already know how great these products are. If you haven’t tested these out in your reef tank system yet, we want to take a moment and tell you why you should! In addition to creating a great live microbial feed, Hydrospace is also cleaning up Colorado waterways.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has a watch list of all the species of aquatic plants which are a nuisance. This watch list includes an aquatic plant called Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM). EWM is native to Europe and Asia. It was discovered in North America in the mid 1940s. It has spread to more than 40 states in the US since then. Sadly, when EWM colonizes a lake, it disrupts the entire aquatic ecosystem.
EWM grows faster and handles low temperatures better than most aquatic plants. It creates thick underwater mats of tangled stems and vegetation that float up to the water’s surface. These weed beds on the surface can make it difficult for animals to navigate the area. EWM may appear to be delicate, but it grows and spreads very fast which blocks sunlight. It also wipes out other aquatic plants that fish rely on for food and shelter.
A few of our state parks have adopted EWM control measures. Despite well-coordinated practices and increased public awareness, this invasive plant is taking hold in new areas. Within just a few years of being introduced into an area, a small colony can outgrow the other native vegetation. Even a small cluster can have a crucial impact on the overall characteristics of the ecosystem.
Our friends over at Hydrospace are very resourceful! They realized that although EWM poses a terrible threat to Colorado’s aquatic ecosystems, it could have potential for other uses. Hydrospace has devised a use for EWM besides drying it for use as a mulch or leaving it to rot in a landfill. Instead, Hydrospace uses EWM as a media for culturing purple nonsulfur bacteria (PNSB). These microbial feeds have a major benefit to our reef tanks and an even greater impact on the environment! By teaming up with Hydrospace, we are all supporting EWM removal efforts that do not involve the use of herbicides.
EWM harvesting methods are highly selective and have a positive impact on Colorado’s delicate ecosystem. Remember that even the tiniest amount of plant material can spread through a waterway very quickly. This is why manual removal methods are needed as to not disrupt the surrounding environment. Every 16.9 fluid ounce bottle of PNS ProBio requires over one pound of EWM. To put it another way, this product has potential to make a major impact on Colorado ecology!
AlgaeBarn recognizes that Hydrospace’s work greatly improves our natural aquatic resources here in Colorado. By harvesting the invasive EWM, Hydrospace also aids in the protection of Colorado lakes and rivers. Which aids wildlife as well as the people who use the land for recreation and agriculture.
AlgaeBarn is proud to have become one of the most trusted names in the industry. We’re known for our 100% Alive on Arrival guarantee. Just like in the early days of our business, we are still as dedicated as ever to promoting a more eco-conscious hobby! We know that helping others to learn from the ocean is the greatest way to encourage conservation.
We’re also honored to team up with companies like Hydrospace. Together, we’ve pledged to build a more sustainable hobby. Our customers never have to be concerned about introducing anything unwanted into their reef tanks. This because we house and quarantine all our livestock individually. And every one of our products are guaranteed to be clean because we do not treat with herbicides or harmful chemicals. It’s just how we do things here in Colorado!
We are so glad we could take this opportunity to share how proud we are to be a Colorado business. There are so many ways to show our gratitude to the place we call home. Continuing to expand on our sustainable business practices is just one of the ways we can do our part to enrich Colorado’s ecosystem.
And if you’re looking for another way to celebrate the 146th anniversary of the day Colorado became the 38th state, we have even more great news – all Colorado state parks will have free admission on Monday, August 1, 2022! For more information on visiting our beautiful parks, you can visit Colorado Parks & Wildlife here
Until next time, happy reefing!
Jessica Rico says
I’ve been to Colorado but the exploration was by mistake. Got stranded there on a layover for 4 days near Aurora!
Courtney Tavares says
There’s no other place I’d rather be stranded on a layover than CO 😉
David Sorensen says
Visited Colorado Springs when I was younger. Also visited the Garden of the God’s. Hope to get back to check out a show at Red Rocks sometime soon!
Have never been but would like to see the rockies
Michael DiFiore says
Only been there twice for business, unfortunately.
Been once, need to get back.
Gabriel Ruiz says
Beautiful state with great parks we have been there twice
Christopher Johnson says
Ive passed through colorado. Never stayed though
You ought to plan on staying. Colorado has so much to offer!
Stacy H says
I have family in Colorado, BEAUTIFUL state!
Austin Clark says
I use to live in Colorado and I got to say it is beautiful! I miss the trees and the wonderful people.
I have never been, but looked at going to school in Ft. Collins. So beautiful, but water is hard to come by for livestock producers in the great state!
Kelly Davis says
I have been a few times. Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods specifically, is just about one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I love Colorado!
i’m going to visit the next time i’m in the co!
Carlos Matias-Tejada says
me too! i want to boulder, in boulder!
Angel L Bunch says
I drove them the very tip of it on my way to Alaska. Always wanted to visit and try out some fishing
Britney New-Day says
I have never been. Some day I would like to travel to see all of the states.
Christian Mandilawi says
I love Colorado
I have lived in Colorado my entire life
Never been. Hope to go one day.
One of the most beautiful places we’ve been and can’t wait to get back!
Yueqi Wang says
Visited CO twice! Denvor is my dream city to live in.
been there once
Been there once about 4 years ago drove through the mountains. Walked in clouds. It was amazing.
I was there in the 70’s.
Born and raised! Glad you guys are Colorado based as well 🙂
Pete Tellers says
I was in Colorado in the 80’s, such a beautiful state!!
Brian Weese says
I lived in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
It’s a beautiful state!
Colorado is beautiful. Stop by Glenview Springs!
Edward Yew says
Been to Colorado in the early 90s. I was in a blizzard.
Born and raised in Colorado in a small mountain town. Had friends almost like the Southpark show.
Most beautiful state in the US!
David Sorensen says
Been to Garden of the God’s and hoping to get back to see a show at Red Rocks!
I live in CO 🙂
Love Colorado haven’t been in years but used to go skiing every year
never been there. But would love to visit
Floyd Russell says
My cousin lives in Colorado and I need to visit again soon
I have never been to Colorado, but has a goal to visit one day!
I live in Colorado!! Originally from Australia, but absolutely love to call Colorado home now. 🙂
Never been but from what I’ve seen it’s beautiful!!!
I’ve been there, done that! Several times. I love Estes Park and Pagosa Springs!
Marijane Stevens says
I’ve always wanted to move to Colorado, and in 2017 I made the dream a reality!!
Scott Burell says
Sure have! It is beautiful!
Jayson McCord says
Matt M says
Never been! always wanted to go.
I used to travel to Colorado Springs a few times a year. Loved it there and got to see lots of great stuff. Pikes Peak was a lot of fun, whitewater rafting down the Arkansas, and playing in the mountains.
Tim T says
I have been to Colorado before. Really beautiful
Chris Coakley says
I just now learned that AlgaeBarn is in Colorado; I love that state as I have decided to live here long term! Does AlgaeBarn have a facility where consumers can visit?
Raven Scholtz says
Hi there Chris! Unfortunately we do not have a store front or a facility for customers to visit as we have a lot of proprietary information on our methods.
Visited Denver and had a great time!
Been to Rocky Mountain NP a few times, and Aspen for skiing!
Manuel Urrutia says
I have not been to Colorado yet but maybe soon, i’ll definitely add this to the list of stops.
Christian Mandilawi says
Yea ive been
Todd Bogner says
I worked in Denver for two summers, and have been many times before then and since then. Matter of fact, I’ll be there again in May!
James Francis says
Crested Butte was my first taste of Colorado
Elias Nasr says
Been to Denver once but never in the winter.
Menerd The Menace says
Love the Memphis Mafia doughnut
Eddie Fleetwood says
Never have been
Kevin clement says
I was in CO in 1976 on my way to Oregon state.
Kelly Pinckard-Hazzard says
Love Colorado! It’s just beautiful and my best friend lives there.
Travis Allen says
I’ve traveled to all over Colorado during my years as a defense contractor.
Anthony Trujillo says
Colorado Native here! Nice to see a great Colorado business that is part of my favorite hobby!
Aris Sheiner says
Yup. I’m right here.
Shelley Smith says
Since I live in Wyoming it is a days drive to visit Colorado. I love to visit aquarium shops and anything to do with Home and Garden. Fort Collins is a favorite of mine.
David Beachner says
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Michael Rhode says
I’ve never been to Colorado but I have new family there!
I visited a few times, fort cooling is rad
Does visiting Dallas International Airport for 8 hours count 😆
Robert Lowell says
On a lighter note, the vending machines were well stocked, found coffee and plenty seats.
Colorado looks like a great place to live
Premchander Reddy says
I have been there, Its an awesome place
I think I may have only been to Colorado when driving through. Looks beautiful.
Michael Ward says
I came to visit once, moved here a few years later and I’m still here.
I’ve just had a layover there, but that’s it!
Joshua Valladolid says
So much to love in colorado
joshua ramos says
Yes I have. Lovely place
Kedron Davis says
It was cold
Leah Tucker says
Can’t wait to get back to CO!
I would love to visit Colorado!
Matthew Wyatt says
VISITED A COUPLE TIMES!