Impulse buys. Are you guilty?

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Impulse buys. Are you guilty?

  1. Yes!

    21 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. No.

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I really need to stay away from the fish stores for a while. I seem to ignore my own advise when it come to fish. ::)

    I wanted a little diamond goby for my sandbed and one of my local stores had one so I told them to hold it for me. When I got there I realized it was one of a mated pair that were cruising around together. I couldn't bring myself to separate them, so I bought both! Now this would be fine it I had a large tank, but I don't. So I will be feeding a lot of mysis to these guys.

    They are cool and already burrowed a home under a rock, but I can't help feeling really guilty.. I guess the answer it to buy a big tank so I can keep everything. hehe .. hmmm. :idea2:

    Anyway. Impulse buys. Are you guilty?
     
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  3. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Guilty as charged!!!
    Most of the time my LFS charges so much that I am turned off from making too many of them :)

    Jim
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Guilty...although most of my purchases are impulse i did get my wrasse without researching it..and although its reef safe as of now...as it gets bigger i might have to move him :(
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've learned my lesson the hard way far too many times in my many years in the hobby. No more impulse buys for me ever....ever ever ever!! :)
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh I'm the worst. But now I'm looking for very specific things so I do it less often.
    I've never bought anything that has proven to be bad for other inhabitants but I have bought things I just wasn't equipped to care for correctly.

    J
     
  7. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    Guilty. I've purchased too many stuff I regret.
     
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  9. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    I agree with Matt, just get a bigger tank, say 300g!;D
     
  10. Michaelr5

    Michaelr5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Absolutly! :-[

    I love my black birdwrasse, but now I can't keep any shrimp! Flipper loves them! :eek:
     
  11. telman2010

    telman2010 Bristle Worm

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    I think we're all guilty of this at one time or another. The hammer coral sitting in the corner of my tank was bought on a trip to the lfs to get some Prime.
     
  12. Reef Lover

    Reef Lover Sea Dragon

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    Once the bills are paid the kids, husband, and home are taken care of, than no I don't feel guilty. I think of it as my pay as a stay at home mom, mother of 4 small kids, and a wife. Dinner is make every night, the house is clean, and the kids are taken care of.