Pacific East Aquaculture (www.pacificeastaquaculture.com) is a one of a kind reef keepers paradise. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland we operate one of the nation’s largest indoor coral farms and reef livestock retail outlets. Our facility is the first inspected, licensed, and certified coral aquaculture facility in the state of Maryland.
We have invested in the future of our hobby by growing thousands of corals in our own new greenhouse coral farm. This is a working farm where we aquaculture interesting species for future growth and also coordinate and implement cooperative research studies with local universities.
We always stock hundreds of coral colonies, frags, inverts, clams, and fish, plus live rock, live sand, and dry goods. We offer the largest and most diverse selection of marine aquarium livestock in the U.S. and ship anywhere in the continental U.S. and Alaska.
Dr. Mac, a Board-Certified veterinarian, has been a marine aquarium hobbyist since the 1960’s and owns and personally manages this coral research and propagation farm.
Want to personally see any item on this site? Just stop in! Come on by and check us out, we are open for retail sales Monday through Saturday 11-5 pm.
You can find us online at www.pacificeastaquaculture.com
Dan is the creative mind behind many of our Pieces of the Reef creations. One of his favorite hobbies is pottery, and he brings that same artistic bent to his work on these coral combinations. He carefully selects pieces of liverock that will make interesting and sturdy bases for each Piece of the Reef. Then he decides on the frags to use for that piece, chosing those that will combine to be both attractive and to coexist as peacefully as possible.
Once selected, frags are cleaned up and mounted one by one.
10 years ago I designed and built Pacific East Aquaculture, Inc. located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a land called Delmarva, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
We operate a retail outlet, mail-order online operation, and wholesale to retail stores around the US. We produce and sell about 10,000 coral frags each year. I also set up a coral farming operation in the Solomon Islands and with the native Solomon Islanders produce many maricultured corals.
I am Dr. Mac, a retired veterinary pathologist. I started keeping saltwater aquariuums in 1968 and as a kid worked for Marine World in the Chicagoland area, at the time they were one of the nation's largest saltwater fish/invert importers, retailers, and wholesalers. I did everything from unpack and acclimate shipments from around the world to communicating with collectors via Telex and calling wholesale accounts and packing orders for retail stores and helping hobbyists design and set up their systems. This experience gave me a solid foundation of knowledge about the animals and the business so that I could create and conduct my current business in a moral and ethical manner.