You know your in the wrong LFS when...

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  1. tank1970

    tank1970 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    OMG - how can I forget this one.

    So I am finished my first cycle and added two fire clowns (mated pair) and turned on the lights. I get a huge cyto break out obviously! Since I started with tap water.
    Go to lfs - ask if I should start using RO water (place with a ton of GHA)
    Sales person says - that's just a waste of money - you are adding dead water to your system. OMG!!!!!
     
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  3. tank1970

    tank1970 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I had to google that one! yea that would be some bad advice :eek:
     
  4. mazaj

    mazaj Feather Duster

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    as i was reading the sebae is 1 of the hardest anemones to keep, a white sebae is obviously a sebae that lost its color and dying. this guy tried to sell it to me and when i told him it lost its color he said it will get it back when it grows a little.
    now i drive around 45 min to go to a good lfs. the guy there is very experienced and never gave me false info. and beside that he has some cheap frags (5-$7) a piece.
     
  5. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    That was funny.
     
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  6. K3rack

    K3rack Peppermint Shrimp

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    "Don't buy any macro algae online, it's full of pests" **floating fish and tons of aptasia in the DT.

    Then when they got in mangroves it was 20 bucks for a seed.
     
  7. tank1970

    tank1970 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I have to admit that is one I have not come across - other then Damsels are peaceful.

    I won't go back to them and ask them about what type of coral are good together ;)


     
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  9. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    11.) Tell you an olive snail is safe and will only filter out stuff in the sand bed.
    *3"+ snail and at least 10 lost nasarius later, yeah right it's safe (this was before I found 3reef).
    12.) The first saltwater display tank is a 8 gal BC with TWO mandarins in it.
    13.) Stocking advice for a 10gal is 1 dottyback, two clowns, and 3 chromis or 1 sand sifting goby, 2 clowns, and an angel.
     
  10. tank1970

    tank1970 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    13.) Stocking advice for a 10gal is 1 dottyback, two clowns, and 3 chromis or 1 sand sifting goby, 2 clowns, and an angel.[/QUOTE]

    For a 10 gal - OMG sounds like they needed to move some fish. You can imagine they also say just add this.... and you can add them tomorrow :p
     
  11. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    I would actually only say that's a problem if there's significant numbers of fish, a fish looks like it's been in there for more than a couple hours, or if the LFS won't remove it immediately when told. Fish can die from stress alone when they're thrown into a new tank, let alone from an unlikely bully, and I don't expect any LFS to see every single one the moment it dies.
     
  12. BananaBoat

    BananaBoat Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Smells like Petco, heheh. :)