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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lets have a nice rant about wrong this picture is.
P.S. Its 3 adult golden goramis in a 1 gallon with no filter.


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I'd like to put the idiot in a 2x3 foot cell and limit changing his bucket to once every two weeks and make sure that the ventilation to his cell is at the end of a 100 foot long 2 inch pipe.
problem is money trumps common sense, and its only going to get worse until they help destroy the hobby completely.
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I'd like to put the idiot in a 2x3 foot cell and limit changing his bucket to once every two weeks and make sure that the ventilation to his cell is at the end of a 100 foot long 2 inch pipe.
problem is money trumps common sense, and its only going to get worse until they help destroy the hobby completely.
Oh God don't bring politics into this....

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No filter isn't exactly correct.

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Yeah, it's crazy. A lot of products are shown like that. As "fish" people, we know that it is wrong, and I can see where it could mislead a newbie into thinking the wrong things. The pretty picture helps sell the product and that is what the manufacturer wants. Have you ever seen ad pictures for those above ground pools? They show a 2 1/2 foot deep pool that is 6 feet wide and they photoshop 4 adults and 7 kids along with 3 floats down to about 1/4 size so that it looks like they all fit comfortably. Those pictures sell the pools as well. Then Dad gets home, sets it up, and his feet hang out of one end and his head the other. Fun, fun, fun. Manufacturers and retailers have all sorts of nifty methods to relieve you of your recreational dollars.

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No filter isn't exactly correct.
I think she meant, the tank has no filter and with 3 adult gourami's in it, its obviously not a stable living environment.
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Lets have a nice rant about wrong this picture is.
P.S. Its 3 adult golden goramis in a 1 gallon with no filter.


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Every box in the store I work at has similar pictures.

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I was actually confused for a second, but your right cant use the t word anymore. my post was ignored except for one word. anyway money out weighs commonsense. hopefully nothing in this post.
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I was actually confused for a second, but your right cant use the t word anymore. my post was ignored except for one word. anyway money out weighs commonsense. hopefully nothing in this post.

The t word is not allowed? definition as applicable to the previous statement: a decisive overriding factor or final resource.

I was pretty confused as well.


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BURN IT WITH FIRE. Seriously, I see people buying fish bowls at PetSmart, and I am too quiet to talk to them, so I have to live with that dead fish in my conscience. And false advertising, and images like this DO NOT HELP
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Eh, jam in a pleco or two, and a betta, but that white gravel is just washing out the fishes' colors.
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Promotional images like these have been around for decades. Even as a kid just starting the hobby I realized the stock photos for many desktop nano tanks were wholly impractical.

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If the truth was told to all in the beginning this hobby might only be me and my neighbor!
Poor and deceptive yes. This hobby needs to everything short of kidnapping to get new people involved.
besdies lack of good promotional campaigns I will say everyone started somewhere? When others said get the 20long many said I like my betta bowl.
All in good time, I hope !
Even educated it seems 3/4 of the keepers still keep their fish wrong.
Just saying?
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[QUOTE=Coralbandit;9830866]If the truth was told to all in the beginning this hobby might only be me and my neighbor!

Poor and deceptive yes. This hobby needs to everything short of kidnapping to get new people involved.

besdies lack of good promotional campaigns I will say everyone started somewhere?

I think this is a good point! I started out when taking care of my parents' .5-1 gallon betta bowl. It had a top on it with a plant in the top and therefore almost no surface for the betta. Slowly, I made upgrades until I got up to a 10 gallon, heated+filtered finally and planted. He lived a long and happy life. Until he jumped out... and my hobby progresses from there. Very good point here.


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