You know your in the wrong LFS when...

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  1. krakaslap

    krakaslap Plankton

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    and if they sell a powerhead made by their store in which no matter how many times you take it back it leaks voltage
     
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  3. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    I wasnt told this but, over heard this girl telling a couple looking at a fox face rabbit that it was normal for his eyes to turn white he was fine. I didnt think glazed over eyes was good but they asked her, so they must of had a hint that it wasnt either.
     
  4. ChrisBs

    ChrisBs Purple Spiny Lobster

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    all i can say is thank god for 3 reef i got ripped blind in my first 6 months on my 4thtnak now . pretty much everything i know is tried and tested from 3 reef information..
     
  5. trelane

    trelane Peppermint Shrimp

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    Went to the LFS, and there's a brand new display with ~20 10 gallon low-profile tanks with cuts in the top to skim, live sand, and all drained down to a MAJOR ~50 gallon UBER-SUMP. Really nice setup, and they are planning to put frags in the tanks...

    Except that since every tank was in the same closed system, and the frags came complete with aiptasia, and green hair algae, which promptly took over. I mean THOUSANDS of heads of aiptasia, and a general green fuzz everywhere.

    Needless to say I'll be looking for frags elsewhere, and I think they're going to end up with peppermint shrimp the size of lobsters.
     
  6. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    This same store had good liverock it would be loaded with corals on them. I pay them 8 bucks for a pound of rock with colonies on it. Use to go there once a month to look at the rock. Now they wont put the rocks in there untill they remove them lol. I guess they figured out thats why i wasnt buying corals from their frag tank.
     
  7. SAY

    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    with some stores, you just need to learn who you can trust. Some have one or two people who know what they are talking about and the rest are just kids who are just looking for a paycheck.......you know you are in the wrong lfs when he sells you a coral and food. Then a month later, the same guy tells you it is the wrong food for that coral and tries to sell you something else.
     
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  9. Guy

    Guy Spaghetti Worm

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    When I went to petco for dog food, I decided to look at their saltwater livestock. About 95% of their fish had Ich. I got the most experienced fish person there, and here's what she said: "it's just from rubbing up against rocks(in a lot of tanks there weren't any rocks), and it will heal over time." I went to look at the freshwater fish, and the Oscars all had that hole in the head disease.
     
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  10. sailorguy

    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    This is surely true!!! It's also a dead giveaway if all fish are sold by the pound.
     
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    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    nice. i was going to ask if most reputable dealers pack their fish on ice.
     
  12. gt40425hp

    gt40425hp Feather Duster

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    heres one .. why would you remove bubble algae it will turn into coraline algae!! . thats the best one ive heard sence ive been in this hobby