i get everyones problem with LFS now

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Eric V

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I live in Dover DE, an I have a LFS 5 min from my house, great place not real big a little more $ then my local Pet Smart but has a better more geared to fish selection. I think they do a great job at keeping all the tanks clean and the place in a good clean atmosphere.

I took my mom to the airport last week in Baltimore MD. (BWI) an I wanted to check out a LFS around there, all I have to say is thank goodness its not the LFS I have to use:-X. The place was huge way to much of everything and way too much $$ for it all. The up keep in the store look like they stoped when they first opened everything looked and felt run down, all the shelfs that held the tanks were falling apart and dirty. I just felt like I was in a bad place.

From this trip I finely got what every one says about some of there LFS's. this gave me a hole new look at my LFS and makes me want to buy from them then say petco on pet smart, even being a little more $.

Just a little pressure Felt like getting out and ya I feel better.
 

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Male
Nickname
Adam
Gallery
Yes
Occupation
Electrician
Quarantine?
Yes 10 gallon tank
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
TSS, Tetra Aqua Aquarium Safe, Tap water, Prime, API Leaf zone plant food, Co2
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
55 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
15 Guppy/Endler assortment
7 Platys
3 Angelfish
6 Khuli loaches
1 Albino Bristlenose pleco
4 Cardinal Tetras
3 Serpe Tetras
2 Amazon Swords
2 Red Ludwigia
12 trimmings planted 01/15/21
1 Big bush of Wisteria
3 Marimo Balls
Lots of Java Moss
Africa Root Driftwood
Sand Substrate
Aquarium Start Date
11/6/2019
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
10
Temperature
78
Lighting
48" Aqueon Modular Lighting System 2-Day White Bulbs, 2-Topfin 20"x2 Led Strips
Aquarium Filter Type
Marineland C360
Aquarium #2 Size
10 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1- Red eared Slider Turtle
1- native Crawford
12- red minnows
Tank #2 Start Date
05/10/2020
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
10
Tank #2 Temperature
68
Yah, I've visited many LFS when I travel and a lot I have seen reming me of your story.

One store was a pet store with kittys, dogs, rabbits, and birds. They had signs every 10ft that told you not to touch any animal or you will be removed rom the store... :/ yikes I felt like I was going to get shot. Haha
 

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occasional Stress Coat, my tap water is perfectly safe for my fish, API liquid master test kit
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5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
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Aquarium Size
20 gallon
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Freshwater Planted Tank
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8xGlowlightDanio(d.choprae), 5 platy fry,1ScheeliKillifish(FundalopanchaxScheeliScheeli),1NeriteSnail,2Tylomelania,MTS,Bladder&Ramshorn snails,RCS,JavaMoss/JavaFern,driftwood,2Wendtii1Lutea6balansae2retrospiralisCrypt,3assorted1MadagascarLaceAponogeton,Creeping Jenny
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0
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5
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74-78F
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approx.1wpg, flourescent
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Aqueon 10, tetra power filter 10, tetra 3i filter
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10gal., divided
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Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Betta, RCS, mystery snails, MTS, pond&ramshorn snails, BananaLilly,PygmySword,Glosso,RotalaWallachi,HC,AlternantheraReineckii'Roseafolia',DwarfSag,Corkscrew&Jungle&GiantVal,WaterSprite,BolbitisHeudellotti,Christmas&JavaMoss,AnubiasNana,DwarfHairgrass,WaterLettuce,SalviniaMinima
Tank #2 Start Date
Oct.2011
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
same
Tank #2 Nitrate
haven't checked recently
Tank #2 Temperature
84*f
Tank #2 pH
8.4
Tank #2 Lighting
2x10watt flourescent bulb
Tank #2 Filter Type
Tetra whisper internal filter
Aquarium #3 Size
2gal. QT
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
9 mystery snails
Tank #3 Start Date
NA
Tank #3 Temperature
78* if heated, if not then room temperature
Tank #3 Lighting
natural or non-existent as lid for "tank" is a wooden board
Tank #3 Filter Type
Tetra 3i that runs on the 20gal. when this tank isn't set up
Yah, I've visited many LFS when I travel and a lot I have seen reming me of your story.

One store was a pet store with kittys, dogs, rabbits, and birds. They had signs every 10ft that told you not to touch any animal or you will be removed rom the store..
were you by any chance in MN? If so, I think that store went out of business. And I'm not sympathetic, it had a baby crocodile for sale(among other things-like painted fish)
 

ooosparkeyooo

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Location
Topeka, KS
Aquarium Details  
Gender
Male
Nickname
Adam
Gallery
Yes
Occupation
Electrician
Quarantine?
Yes 10 gallon tank
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
TSS, Tetra Aqua Aquarium Safe, Tap water, Prime, API Leaf zone plant food, Co2
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
55 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
15 Guppy/Endler assortment
7 Platys
3 Angelfish
6 Khuli loaches
1 Albino Bristlenose pleco
4 Cardinal Tetras
3 Serpe Tetras
2 Amazon Swords
2 Red Ludwigia
12 trimmings planted 01/15/21
1 Big bush of Wisteria
3 Marimo Balls
Lots of Java Moss
Africa Root Driftwood
Sand Substrate
Aquarium Start Date
11/6/2019
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
10
Temperature
78
Lighting
48" Aqueon Modular Lighting System 2-Day White Bulbs, 2-Topfin 20"x2 Led Strips
Aquarium Filter Type
Marineland C360
Aquarium #2 Size
10 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1- Red eared Slider Turtle
1- native Crawford
12- red minnows
Tank #2 Start Date
05/10/2020
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
10
Tank #2 Temperature
68
Haha no the pet store was in Kansas, also all of their reptiles were "not for sale" along with half there store. I don't get how they stay open.
 
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