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post #1 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Would YOU buy a fish from Petco?

I am poppin up there in a few hours, and I know me. I am going to look at those fish and want one. I know absolutely nothing about Petco/Petsmart's wet pets, except the tanks are always always so clean and crystal clear.

And I am really wanting a new fish.

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Would you come home ~ set up a 20 gallon QT for two teensy weensy iddy biddy fish?

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 07:12 AM
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I think petco is a little better than petsmart, that or they just keep up on taking out the dead fish.

I only have 1 petco near me and 2 petsmarts so it could be just that one, but petco does seem to take better care of the fish.

And yes, if i had the money and a place to put it of course id get another tank.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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and a place to put it of course id get another tank.
That's the thing ~ it would have to go right here in front of my desk, in front of our HUGE 52 inch flat screen very cool TV and I could not see the TV while I work.

For six weeks.

I freakin hate it. But I did it for my Discus tank...always.

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Another fish tank and one less distraction while you work, win/win
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post #5 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Been there done that ~ had 3 55gal, 2 20, some tens. I am so done with all of that and just totally enjoy my huge 125!

Much more relaxing.

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3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

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Been there done that ~ had 3 55gal, 2 20, some tens. I am so done with all of that and just totally enjoy my huge 125!

Much more relaxing.
Well, IMHO you still are going to need to set up a QT tank, especially as you are bringing home new fish to add to your 125. A 20gl shouldn't disrupt too much of your TV screen, lol.

PS. I don't buy fish from any of the big chains, too risky, as far as I'm concerned. All big chains are on central filtration. My LFS has every tank on their own filtration, which makes me feel much more secure as far as illness goes.

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PS. I don't buy fish from any of the big chains, too risky, as far as I'm concerned. All big chains are on central filtration. My LFS has every tank on their own filtration, which makes me feel much more secure as far as illness goes.
hmm...I don't either. I wonder though ~ can you tell by looking at the set up if they are on separate filtration?

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3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

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hmm...I don't either. I wonder though ~ can you tell by looking at the set up if they are on separate filtration?
Yes, you should be able to. Each tank would have its own filter (my LFS has a sponge filter in each tank), and you'd see plumbing going into and out of each tank. You can also always ask them.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Petco near me has a central filtration system. I would not buy from petco, there are MUCH better and cheaper sources where I am.

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-30-2011, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Guys! I am about to pop on up there for some dog food.

No Fish. Nope. None.

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125 gallon ~ fake plants I'm a "fakie") ( thanks, Kym

3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

4 Roseline Sharks
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