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Old 04-28-2007, 11:51 AM   #21
 
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Please be careful with the whole naming thing. There was talk on another forum about being sued for slander.

Your Right.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:52 PM   #22
 
My lfs told me I couldn't have rubbernose in a heated freshwater tank, they need cold water?!
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:27 PM   #23
 
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Please be careful with the whole naming thing. There was talk on another forum about being sued for slander.
Although I know you're right, I say sue me. All I'll have to do is mention the trauma he inflicted on my daughter... LOL
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:07 PM   #24
 
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Please be careful with the whole naming thing. There was talk on another forum about being sued for slander.
Although I know you're right, I say sue me. All I'll have to do is mention the trauma he inflicted on my daughter... LOL


LOL!!!! :D
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #25
 
thats was my point ... find a person u like and stick with them
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #26
 
I certainly wasn't singling you out Susan, and I doubt a smaller store surfs the web much. But there was an issue with a large company. I just don't want my fishie friends to tank. :)
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:21 AM   #27
 
I'm coming to the end of my first month of the hobby and already have had a bad experience of my LFS and changed it already.

I bought 6 neons from them to start the cycle off in my tank, to be fair to them they've been great right the way through the cycle and seemed to be happy enough.

When the cycle was complete i bought 6 guppys from them. Afte two days 4 of the 6 had died. I'm now 5 days on and I've got 1 left.

Yesterday, I went into the LFS where i bought the guppys and now the tank that they have had numerous dead ones and a few that were swimming upside down and around in circles. I'm confident that its nothing I've done wrong (except introduce them to my tank!). I asked one of the assistants and she said "guppys have a short life span and also get stressed during transit. would you like 4 more to replace the four that died?" I resisted the urge to verbally bombard her with 4 letter words and declined the offer. Why would I want to add more sick fish to my tank? Anyway, after walking around the shop for a few mins studying the other fish in other tanks it became clear that I shouldn't buy any more fish from them. They had a tank full of black, red tailed sharks. they were all grey and the tails virtually pink! Not one of them was swimming correctly. Puffer fish riddled with some sort of fungus. That was enough for me! I've found another place, the same franchise name but a COMPLETELY different standard. They keep tanks 4m x 4m x 1.5m with large marine fish, there's vast varieties of tropical fish and they all look really healthy. The people there seemed to be a lot more knowledgable too.

The difference was vast, not just with the fish but the plants too believe it or not. In the original LFS the plants were heavily bunch resulting in plants having light green/yellow leaves where they'd be starved of light.

Really happy with the new place, looking forward to buying some fish from them sometime.

Good Post, has been an interesting read :)
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #28
 
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I've found another place, the same franchise name but a COMPLETELY different standard. They keep tanks 4m x 4m x 1.5m with large marine fish, there's vast varieties of tropical fish and they all look really healthy. The people there seemed to be a lot more knowledgable too.
Is it Petco or Petsmart, etc? Or some other store local store that we have never heard of?
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:00 AM   #29
 
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I certainly wasn't singling you out Susan, and I doubt a smaller store surfs the web much. But there was an issue with a large company. I just don't want my fishie friends to tank. :)
I know... I just plain ol' don't care about this guy. He was so rude to us. I know plenty of lawyers, I'm sure there is something to counter-sue him for after our experience.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:17 AM   #30
 
the lfs workers also have a problem with the ppl who come in and have an opinion already and nothing will change ther mind.

i had this 1 guy come in and he wanted germans rams. i started asking him the usual questins. how big is ur aquarium? 55gal.
is it heated? yes.

this is wer it gets bad

how long has it been set up? just set it up this after noon.

the guy wanted to put german rams into a band new, unconditioned, uncycled tank, and he wanted 12 of them just to through in ther. nothing i suggested would change his mind so finally i just sold the to him and voided his guarantee. the next day he came back and sed all but 1 died. i told him that i was suprised the 1 did. so these bad stories rnt all our fault, actually im sure alot of the r stretched to make them sound worse
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