Seahorse Training Program — get certified now!

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  • #55734
    Allan Milford
    Participant

    Greetings
    My name is Al Milford. I have been keeping marine fish and reefs for 45 years. I have one FOWLR tank running now with a nice community of fish within. I always wanted seahorses but was turned off by how feeble they looked at the LFS.

    I became interested in seahorses by visiting seahorse.com. The animals look hardy and sustainable!!

    I set up a separate tank and cycled it with a pair of gold flake maroon clownfish and anemone for about 9 months. I moved them out in preparation for my Orange and Yellow sunburst pair due on Thursday March 10th.

    I’m interested in learning as much as I can and becoming certified.
    Please forward me the emails for your courses.

    Looking forward to getting started.

    Thanks in advance
    Al

    #55746
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear Allan:

    Thank you for the information regarding your background as a marine aquarist and your seahorse setup, sir!

    I have already responded to your post offlist, Mr. Milford, and you should have received your free copy of the seahorse training manual by now. I’ll be very happy to respond to any follow-up questions or concerns you may have as you read through the lessons, sir.

    Best wishes with all your fishes, Al!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

    #59122
    rldarsey
    Participant

    Hello there… I would love to take the seahorse course. I have never had a saltwater aquarium before, did have a beautiful freshwater one then moved. I am not sure if I want to learn everything and start later, or start as I go. I have a background in marine biology and love diving and have always thought seahorses were the bomb. Thank you! Rebecca

    #59610
    martinezchelsey12
    Participant

    Hi Pete!
    I’d love to take this course. I have sent you an email. Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

    Thanks
    Chelsey M

    #59985
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear Rebecca:

    I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond to your inquiry, Rebecca, but I was away from home from May 14-May 30, and I did not have Internet access during that time. I am only now starting to catch up with all of the e-mails that accumulated during my absence…

    However, the seahorse training program is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail, so I will need you to contact me off list with your e-mail address so that we can begin the training lessons. You can reach me at the following e-mail address any time:

    [email protected]

    I will be looking for your reply so that we can begin the training without any further delay, Rebecca. Stay safe and stay healthy in the meantime!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

    #60013
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear Chelsey:

    As you know, I have already responded to your post offlist, Chelsey, and you should have received your free copy of the seahorse training manual by now. I’ll be very happy to respond to any follow-up questions or concerns you may have as you read through the lessons.

    Best wishes with all your fishes, Chelsey!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

    #65966
    swiechdawn
    Participant

    Are you still offering this course? I would love to take it!

    #65972
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear swiechdawn:

    Yes, the seahorse training is always available to Ocean Rider clients and customers.

    However, the seahorse training program is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail, so I will need you to contact me off list with your e-mail address so that we can begin the training lessons. You can reach me at the following e-mail address any time:

    [email protected]

    I will be looking for your reply so that we can begin the training without any further delay, Rebecca. Stay safe and stay healthy in the meantime!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

    #66673
    fetterleymary
    Participant

    How do I get certified?

    #66677
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear Mary:

    All you need to do to earn your certification is to contact me ([email protected]) and express an interest in the seahorse training program, just as you have done, and then complete the seahorse training manual, with my assistance, as needed.

    Okay, Mary, to help get you started off on the right foot with your certification, I will go ahead and send you the entire Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Manual – all 10 lessons together in one file – in PDF format as an attachment to this e-mail. You can then download the attachment, save it on your computer, and read through the 10 lessons at your leisure, taking all of the time you need to go over the information and absorb the material.

    As you do so, it will be your job to contact me via e-mail whenever you have any questions or concerns about the material in the lessons, and I will then do my very best to answer all of your questions and clarify everything for you. And I will also be relying on you to keep me updated when you select the aquarium system you will be using, or make any changes or additions to the tank, so that I can keep the information in my records regarding your particular seahorse setup current and accurate at all times. That will allow me to give you the best possible guidance and assistance as you go along.

    All we ask in return is that you stick with the highly domesticated Ocean Rider Mustangs or Sunbursts when you are finally ready to add ponies to your tank, Mary. As you know, Mustangs and Sunbursts are the perfect ponies for beginners and advanced aquarists alike. They are hardy, highly adaptable, easy to feed, and perfectly adapted for aquarium life — the world’s only High-Health seahorses, guaranteed to be free of specific pathogens and parasites.

    The seahorse training program is very comprehensive, consisting of several hundred pages of text with more than 250 full-color illustrations, and it will explain everything you need to know in order to keep Ocean Rider seahorses successfully in a home aquarium. We provide a free copy of the seahorse training manual to all first-time buyers and customers to assure that home hobbyists are well prepared to give our ponies the best possible care before they make a purchase. There is no charge whatsoever for this service.

    Be sure to save the PDF file with the seahorse training lessons on your computer for future reference, Mary. It includes a detailed table of contents with page numbers, so that you can quickly locate the material or section you would like to go back and review at any time.

    Just remember that the lessons are for your eyes only, Mary, with the obvious exception of any immediate family members who may be helping you with the aquarium or the care of the seahorses and other fish. Please don’t share the PDF file with the complete training program or the individual lessons with any other hobbyists or individuals without first obtaining my expressed permission to do so. Thanks for your cooperation!

    Best wishes with all your fishes, Mary!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #66859
    taylorquilt
    Participant

    Hi Pete
    I just visited the farm recently. I used to have a freshwater aquarium. I would love to get certified and begin a salt water habitat for seahorses! I was so amazed at the information we gleaned. I will anxiously be awaiting my first lesson.

    #66861
    Pete Giwojna
    Moderator

    Dear Taylor:

    Yes, the seahorse training is always available to Ocean Rider clients and customers.

    However, the seahorse training program is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail, so I will need you to contact me off list with your e-mail address so that we can begin the training lessons. You can reach me at the following e-mail address any time:

    [email protected]

    I will be looking for your reply so that we can begin the training without any further delay, Taylor. Stay safe and stay healthy in the meantime!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

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