Cycling - trust noone

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by Plecomaker, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Im having some cycling issues witha large tank, and i was getting weird readings.
    so, i took a sample of my waterto a local chain store that offersfree water checks.

    me:i need to get this water tested
    employee: sure, does some vague testing "yeah, its high in ammonia"
    me: how high?
    employee: likekinda high, a little, but not too much
    me: (face palm). Butwhat numbers
    employee: in the middle
    me: what about nitrates
    employee: none
    me: strange
    employee: yeah, but theyre the same thing as ammonia. Theres not really a difference and you cant do anything about it except wait.

  2. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Wow, that's a fail.... :/

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  3. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    :;fishy10 that's just crazy!
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    That's why it's better to just get your own test kit and not have to deal with clueless employees, works for me :)

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  5. wiedowValued MemberMember

    People at pet stores and local fish stores should need a qualification certificate or some sort of test before just working in any departments. They hurt more people then help. (Not all are like this though, I have a lady at my Petco who keeps fish for 20+ years now. )

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  6. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    I have my own tests, just wanted a secondopinion.
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Lol, I've heard them do this at the store before.... kind of funny to me but unfortunately people actually believe it.....
  8. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I attribute it to employee laziness... they're just so lazy, they'll tell you anything and hope you believe them, so they don't get bothered actually doing any "work".

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