Think the advice i got was wrong.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by ninty, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. szrazzt

    szrazzt Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Phosphates come from either your water or an end result of food being added to your tank. Are you topping off with tap water?
     
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  3. ninty

    ninty Flamingo Tongue

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    No i only replenish with R/O water.
     
  4. ninty

    ninty Flamingo Tongue

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    Went back to the store today to ask if they will take the nem back, They have a big sign saying they are not a fish library so they wont, not even for a credit note. I'm just going to have to grin and bear it.

    I will travel further afield in future there are some good aquriums but they are out of my area.
     
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  5. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Any chance any other store will take the anemone?
    Anemone's are challenging to keep, and it most likely will not make it through the cycle. And, as they die, they release toxins. These toxins can kill every living thing in your tank. That is why we are so heavily suggesting to get it out.
     
  6. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    That's a bummer man. I would definitely not shop at that store in the future. Good luck with your tank - and get your advice from folks here ;D
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    From the sounds of it, it will be worth the trip. I'm always amazed when stores that recommend and sell animals that are "inappropriate" for a customer's tank refuse to take these animals back.
     
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  9. Beaun

    Beaun Fire Shrimp

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    I travel an hour to get to the closest LFS, it's worth the trip to get good advice and good livestock.
     
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    cdeboard Montipora Digitata

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    Luckily my local LFS is literally at the end of my back driveway...
    I live directly in town lol and the small gravel road that goes behind the row of houses goes directly into Reefs and Reptiles in Grayson, Ky. I became friends with the owner.
    Really good guy. I can walk there in 2 minutes
     
  11. connemark

    connemark Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    LOL that about the funniest thing i ever herd from a LFS!!! Theres no way in heck I would ever drink from the marine snow bottle but my corals love it
     
  12. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    A good fish store will talk you out of buying things instead of extending the length of the receipt. I'm sorry your first LFS experience is a bad one.

    Those people should be made to drink the water from the tank after the anemone crashes.