Funny OK so heres a good one!!!!

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lorabell

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5,10's,20, 29,37,55's,72,155
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livebearers,plastic plants, very natural looing...except for the bubbling motorcycle
Aquarium Start Date
Nov 08
Salinity or Specific Gravity
N/A
Aquarium #2 Size
72
Tank #2 Type
Saltwater Reef Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
lots of corals,blue hippo,yellow tang,gobies,blennys,bangi cardinals,anthis,wrasse,serpant star,shrimp,snails,crabs clown with anenome
Tank #2 Start Date
April 13,2010
Tank #2 Filter Type
refuium,LR
Tank #2 Salinity or SG
1023-1026
Aquarium #3 Size
37..upgraded to 55
Tank #3 Type
Saltwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Sea horses,watchman gobies, snails,peppermint shrimp,sexy shrimp
fkae coral, dead live coral,macro algae 3 types
Tank #3 Start Date
2009 fall
Tank #3 Ammonia
0
Tank #3 Nitrite
0
Tank #3 Temperature
67-69
Tank #3 pH
8.2
Tank #3 Lighting
Standard,with portable moonlites
Tank #3 Filter Type
canister...rena xp2
Tank #3 Live Rock Amount
only a few peices to hold macro algae
Tank #3 Salinity - SG
1023-1026
So I was just out browsing the other day at 2 of the 3 LFS (their fish delivery day) Both the stores were very busy..Me I'm just checkin everything out..I kinda wound up next to a woman and her young son,I kinda figured very new to fish and fishkeeping(they were discussing the tank,tanks,size ,plants,stones...etc...)well long story short ,they settled on cardinals and the little booy has his heart set on a pleco...heres the bad part,the employee..who has no idea about anything for fish was making recomondations,leaving out all the important parts (of course)..never even discussed and declorinators,water changes,CYCLING,nothing!!! Silently I was having a fit!!! He for some reason other than the right one was talking this kid out of the placo..his reason was......"they only eat algae,your tank is new...dont get one until it grows algae so then he will have something to eat".
Well sorry but I listened for only just so long....lol..lol.. I got the mom to the side and said sorry I don't mean to interup...but and I'm no expert...however I am working on almost 7 tanks, before everyone is ALL dissappointed,go on- line and check out FISHLORE.com...I told her let the young man do some reading (and her too)..how it can be one of the very best experiances he'll ever have especially if its done right..( I love to see kids interested in animals)I told her how beyond helpful everyone is on here,even with really dumb questions that I have asked,and how much he could learn about his new pets..and how much more rewarding it could all be when a little knowledge is picked up, I told her I love the store,but not enough information is given to any of the customers about proper care of any of the animals that are purchassed,fish most of all!!! She sincerly thanked me and said they would 'check it out"...so heres hoping

just thought I'd share......
 

matt6765

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1 dwarf honey gourami, 1 green cory catfish, some baby ramshorn snails, 3 neon tetras, 1 glow light tetra, a lot of RCS, java moss, marimo ball, 2 other live plants
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5/11/09
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0 ppm.
Nitrite
0 ppm.
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5 ppm.
Temperature
75
pH
7.8
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15 watt
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HOB and canister filter
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10 gallons
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Freshwater Planted Tank
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1 male betta, java moss, ramshorn snails, banana plant
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6/5/11
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0ppm
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0ppm
Tank #2 Nitrate
10ppm
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80F
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8.0
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10 watts
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Sponge filter
good for you
 

gmen4life

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60 gal long
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lake malawi mbuna breeding pair of labs.....breeding pair of ice blue red top zebras....a artus with no females.....and 4 acie the red top male is king of the hill of course
Aquarium Start Date
5/10/09
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0
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0
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15 ppm
Temperature
77
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8.0
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fl
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#2 cascade 300,s a cascade700 and a cascade 1000
Aquarium #2 Size
10 gal
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african dwarf and clawed fogs
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4/10/08
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0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
65
Tank #2 Temperature
78
Tank #2 pH
7.0
Tank #2 Lighting
fire
Aquarium #3 Size
55 gal con parrot tank
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breeding pair of cons,2 parrots and some con juvies
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7-10-09
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15 pm
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79
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7.1
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sun light
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2 hob
awesome my lfs has good people there and bad so its a catch 22 lol they do get whatever I want thm 2 though lol
 

Aquarist

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0
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No
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0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
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Hello Lorie! Nice to see your text as always. Congrats on the intervention! Did they end up taking any fish home?
 
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lorabell

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prime,api master test kits,fresh and salt
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Just started
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5,10's,20, 29,37,55's,72,155
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
livebearers,plastic plants, very natural looing...except for the bubbling motorcycle
Aquarium Start Date
Nov 08
Salinity or Specific Gravity
N/A
Aquarium #2 Size
72
Tank #2 Type
Saltwater Reef Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
lots of corals,blue hippo,yellow tang,gobies,blennys,bangi cardinals,anthis,wrasse,serpant star,shrimp,snails,crabs clown with anenome
Tank #2 Start Date
April 13,2010
Tank #2 Filter Type
refuium,LR
Tank #2 Salinity or SG
1023-1026
Aquarium #3 Size
37..upgraded to 55
Tank #3 Type
Saltwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Sea horses,watchman gobies, snails,peppermint shrimp,sexy shrimp
fkae coral, dead live coral,macro algae 3 types
Tank #3 Start Date
2009 fall
Tank #3 Ammonia
0
Tank #3 Nitrite
0
Tank #3 Temperature
67-69
Tank #3 pH
8.2
Tank #3 Lighting
Standard,with portable moonlites
Tank #3 Filter Type
canister...rena xp2
Tank #3 Live Rock Amount
only a few peices to hold macro algae
Tank #3 Salinity - SG
1023-1026
lol...yes unfortunitly...poor little carinals......but hopefully they'll maybe do some research b4 anymore........
 

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May 18th 2021
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0
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0
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4
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78
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8.2
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Led
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Tetra Whisper 4i
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Freshwater Fish Only
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Freshwater Fish Only
good job! things like these are very rewarding. ive been through similar situations, it makes you feel good when you explain everything to them
 

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5 glofish; 1 red tail shark; 3 peacock eels; 2 ADF; MTS; java moss; water wisteria; java fern; anubias nana; anubias petite; watersprite; sand
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Nov. 2008
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78-80*F
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10 hrs. per day
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2 Penguin Bio Wheels
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Aug. 2008
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May 2009
lorabell, I'm so glad you said something to the woman. I've had so many employees of fish supply places give me bad advice. I now know to research before adding anything to my tanks, but I had to learn the hard way.
 
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