Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wild Creations: EcoAquarium Review & Giveaway!!

My kids love frogs, toads, salamanders, and other similar creatures. They love finding them outside in the summertime, capturing them, playing with them a few days...until I make them let them go. However, I have never heard of frogs being shipped in the mail to your home, setting up and aquarium, and keeping them! Wild Creations is a great resource for purchasing some pet frogs! We got an EcoAquarium to review from Wild Creations...and it was WILD!! I am still amazed that the frogs traveled via FedEx, were happy and alive upon arrival! I set the bag of dwarf frogs in a bowl of room temperature water so they could adjust to the water temperature before putting them in their new home (the Classic EcoAquarium).

While the frogs were adjusting to the water, I set up the EcoAquarium. Everything that I needed for my new aquarium came in the shipment from Wild Creations, except the Spring water which only costs me .80 at Walmart. I put on my glove, and first rinsed out the aquarium with Spring water. I opened the bag of brown living gravel and poured that over the bottom of the tank. The "Living Gravel"acts as the natural filtration system for the aquarium, it does not need to be cleaned. That is so amazing to me, and I like how easy that makes this pet home!
I opened the bag of blue decorative gravel, rinsed it with Spring water, and poured that over the living gravel. I think the aquatic plant is neat! The plant needed good rinsing and I put it in the corner of the tank. The plant needed to be put in the gravel to the bottom of the tank. Then, I filled up the tank with Spring water until it was about an inch from the top.
I got the bag opened for the frogs, and used the included net to get them out. The first frog got in the water, but the second one leaped out of the net. I quickly picked him up with my gloved hand and put him in the tank. After the two dwarf frogs were put in their new home, they appeared very happy and active. The top of the tank has one small hole in it for the deposit of food.
These dwarf frogs eat only two pellets of food each, and only eat two times a week. So, these little pets are very easy to care for, and the food lasts a year! The EcoAquarium is very easy to care for. The cleaning only has to be done every five or six months, and you use Spring water. I like that the EcoAquarium doesn't use or need any chemicals, filters or aeration. It is a great pet for kids, easy to assemble, easy to care for and not expensive. My kids love watching the little frogs and we have had lots of giggles over the comical frogs. I think this is a great educational project, too. If you are a home schooling family, this is a great pet to check out and learn about. The Wild Creations website also offers educational materials you can use with your kits. Great ideas!
I think it is great that Wild Creations sell the EcoAquariums and ship live frogs. The shipping is two days, and you must be home to sign for your new pets. My kids were so excited to meet the new little frogs. I give this company two thumbs up, and highly recommend them!

***ENTER TO WIN***
You can enter to win the Classic EcoAquarium Starter kit (the one I reviewed). This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. This contest will end on June 2, 2010. For a entry in the giveaway, go to the Wild Creations website and find out the name of one of the new products that Wild Creations is introducing later in 2010 (over 40 products). You can find the products in the online PDF catalog. Comment here about what you found. For extra entry opportunities, become a fan of Wild Creations on Facebook (a great place to ask questions and get quick & personalized answers if you have any issues or questions about the frogs). You can also subscribe to their YouTube feed -catch videos of their new exciting products as they are introduced this year. Plus, you can subscribe to Wild Creations frog blog.
I received a special discount code to offer you, so you can buy your own EcoAquarium from Wild Creations, it expires July 31. Just order the Jewel Starter Kit style (retail price $39.99) and enter "BLOGGER" (case sensitive, must be all caps!) at checkout to receive $10 off!

**For more extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment about Wild Creations and their awesome products! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

I was contacted by Wild Creations to do a product review of their Classic EcoAquarium. They sent me free product in return for a review and promotion. I was also able to host a giveaway for my readers, sponsored from Wild Creation. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

134 comments:

Aileen said...

The jellyfish lamp aquarium was pretty cool. arobimom at gmail dot com

Aileen said...

email subscriber
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Aileen said...

Follow on Twitter @monkeygrl59
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Aileen said...

Fan on FB
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Anonymous said...

Shuffling Penguin.

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deedleweedle said...

My kids would love any of these products. The Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium is new.

michelle said...

Science Putty

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michelle said...

FB fan Wild Creations

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paula michele said...

I like the Mega Bubble.

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paula michele said...

I subscribe to their blog through Google reader.

paula michele said...

I subscribe to your blog through Google reader.

Theron said...

Wild Creations Jelly fish Lamp Aquarium is neat.

chromiumman said...

the mega bubble

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Tina said...

I also like the mega bubble. My neice would have a blast with that!

Anonymous said...

The Jellyfish lamp aquarium is new and cool. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

Deb K said...

The radio controlled rattlesnake is neat!


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Renski17 said...

The jellyfish lamp aquarium was pretty cool. renski17@fortaj.com

Renski17 said...

Facebook fan : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myrtle-Beach-SC/Wild-Creations/25884497258?v=wall&story_fbid=396845697258&ref=mf

Renski17 said...

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Aileen said...

Really like the rockets in the video coming out in June.
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deedleweedle said...

The Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium looks fun.

Soggy Cereal Mom said...

My daughters would love the Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium.
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Soggy Cereal Mom said...

Facebook fan/liker of Wild Creations.
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shaunna said...

I like the buzz wire bomb seems like it would be fun.
Also the poo in the box. I would like that as a present lol.

shaunna said...

I am a fan of Wild creations on facebook

shaunna said...

I also subscribed to the wild creation frog blog

mmentor said...

sign me up

Renski17 said...

I like the rockets in the video coming out in June.
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noreen said...

the mega bubble looks like so much fun

Nicole C. said...

I liked the Following Gorilla!

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Renski17 said...

I also like the mega bubble.

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Renski17 said...

I think the Shuffling Penguin would be cute.

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karen said...

One of the new items is the Pocket Microscope. Thanks.

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Renski17 said...

Another cool product ~ Science Putty.

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Cynthia said...

I think the jellyfish lamp aquarium is really really cool!

Cynthia said...

i'm a fan of wild creations on facebook

Cynthia said...

i subscribed to their youtube feed as well!

Cynthia said...

I also subscribed to their frog blog!

Cynthia said...

i subscribed to your blog as well!

Cynthia said...

I follow you on twitter too!
@cmumpy

Cynthia said...

I also am a fan of yours on facebook!

malleycc said...

I like the Jellyfish lamp looks groovy.

Jenn S. said...

My kids would enjoy the Metal Pocket Puzzles.

Renski17 said...

Pocket Microscope would be nice for older kids. They have some really cool items. Check them out.

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ktgonyea said...

The metal pocket puzzles are really cute :)

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Cynthia said...

wow the living gravel is so interesting - it actually helps filter the water!

Renski17 said...

The metal pocket puzzles are interesting. renski17@fortaj.com

missreneer said...

The RC Tarantula looks so lifelike. I hate real spiders LOL!!! But this one looks like fun. Thanks for the great contest :)

Cynthia said...

I think the pocket microscope is cool!

ktgonyea said...

Love the jellyfish aquarium lamp :)

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Renski17 said...

The RC Tarantula looks so lifelike. That would freak my sister out ~ I should get one for her son ;-)
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Cynthia said...

the metal pocket puzzles are also really neat!

Crystal said...

haha Body Bubble Wrap..crazy!! ;0
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Crystal said...

I am a Wild Creations Blog subscriber
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Renski17 said...

The most interesting product is the living gravel - it actually helps filter the water!


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rsbryswrrl said...

The Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium is a new product they're introducing in 2010.

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Metal Momma said...

The jellyfish lamp aquarium

Jonathan said...

The Million Game Sudoku
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maxfate said...

They will be offering a RC Tarantula!

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maxfate said...

I have subscribed to Wild Creations YouTube channel (frostsfate)

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maxfate said...

I'm subscribed to the Frog Blog In Google Reader.

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Dad of Divas said...

I like the brain trainer!

Dad of Divas said...

I am a fan on facebook

Dad of Divas said...

I am following on youtube

Dad of Divas said...

Subscribed to the frog blog

Dad of Divas said...

I am a fan of you on facebook

karen said...

One new product is the Lunar Projecting Alarm Clock. Thanks.

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Nanette said...

I like the Wild Creations Jelly fish Lamp Aquarium.
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Charlene said...

The Balloon Copter looks fun :)

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Charlene said...

subscribe in google reader

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Cynthia said...

Wow the Lunar Projecting Alarm Clock is pretty cool!

jsc123 said...

My daughter would also love the Jellyfish Lmpquarium from the catalog.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Wild Creations via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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jsc123 said...

I am a Wild Creations Frog Blog subscriber.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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jsc123 said...

I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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Renski17 said...

New item, the Lunar Projecting Alarm Clock is very interesting.
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debbie said...

I really like the jellyfish lampqaurium.
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paula michele said...

They have so many fun products. I also like the Hologram Chamber.


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Jammie said...

Thisplace is great. I like the poo in the box as well.

Jammie said...

I joined you on facebook Jammie Morey

imaclutz89 said...

The Shuffling Penguin! It looks so cute!

imaclutz89 said...

I am a fan of Wild Creations on facebook.

imaclutz89 said...

Subscribed to Wild Creations' youtube channel.

Idaho Jill said...

The jellyfish lampquarium looks super fun!

Idaho Jill said...

I'm a fan of Wild Creations on Facebook - Idaho Jill, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

your button is in my blogs i love! tab, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

facebook fan - Idaho Jill, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

tweet, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/15215023409

pauline15 said...

I found the jellyfish lampquarium which looks really great!
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pauline15 said...

I'm a wild creations facebook fan!
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Shellie said...

The Following Gorilla looks cool but creepy. I think I want one.
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Tylerpants said...

The Jellyfish Lampquarium is so neat! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm a subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I subscribe to Wild Creations frog blog. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Gianna said...

Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium.

FDP 4 Life said...

following gorilla
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FDP 4 Life said...

youtube subscriber
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FDP 4 Life said...

their fb fan tony l smoaks
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Kevin E said...

I love the Jellyfish Lamoquarium that is being introduced!

Kevin E said...

I'm a fan of Wild Creations on Facebook (Kevin Elak)

Kevin E said...

I subscribe to the YouTube feed

Kevin E said...

I subscribe to the Frog Blog!

Melissa B. said...

I would like to try out the Jellyfish Lampquarium.

kathy pease said...

i like the nano copter mkii

kathy pease said...

like wc on facebook Kathy L Pease

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ryanmcgriff said...

The Jellyfish lamp aquarium is new

Leslie S. said...

The shuffling penguin looks like fun.Thanks!

Stephanie said...

My son has been wanting one these for a while ever since we seen one kinda like it at the Hallmark store! I would also like to have one of the new Jellyfish Lamp Aquariums!
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Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of Wild Creations on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
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Stephanie said...

I subscribe to their Youtube! zanesmommy02072008
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Stephanie said...

I subscribe to Wild Creations frog blog via Google Reader
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Stephanie said...

I blogged about this giveaway:
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Stephanie said...

I have your button:
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Stephanie said...

I subscribe via google reader
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Stephanie said...

I follow you on twitter @sgrant2005
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Stephanie said...

I "like" your page on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
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amyd said...

my boys would like the jellyfish lamp aquarium

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Renski17 said...

They have many fun and unique products. I also like the Hologram Chamber. renski17@fortaj.com

imaclutz89 said...

That jellyfish lamp aquarium looks great!

Sonya said...

I love the Shuffling Penguin!

barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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Tracysweetangl said...

I like the Jellyfish Lamp Aquarium.

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purango said...

Science Putty is one of the new products. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cynthia said...

i think the shuffling penguin is pretty cool

dvice said...

I like the pocket microscope

lilyk said...

I love the Shuffling Penguin!

lilyk said...

I became a fan of Wild Creations on Facebook.

lilyk said...

I subscribed to the Wild Creations YouTube channel.

Cynthia said...

the shuffling penguin is pretty cool too!