Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Lawerenceville, Ga In a Van down by the river.
Dang, I know the feeling. I am a very big advocate of keeping it simple. I have friends or co workers that come by and recommend what to buy for their tanks. I had one that had bought a Nautilaus TE Reef Skimmer for their tank, ....Their Goldfish tank....I keep telling people to read, read, read and if they are a friend, come to me before a fish store convinces you to buy equipment you don't need. The guy the bought the skimmer didn't even know you were suppose to get skimmate because it produced so little. (He dumped the cup an annual basis). But because it looked so High Tech, he tried telling me he knew what he was doing.
I think the other things that people do is that they claim fish only last a couple of months or so at best. GRrrrrr I have had the same betta, same ple*o for the last 5 years. I have co-workers that think nothing of killing off several fish. One or two have some sense and some I have had to correct Web Boards. One lady in particular learned the proper pH band for an Amazon Tank. However when she finally took a water sample in to a fish store, she learned the the water was very hard and basic. She went nuts and bought all kinds of crap to lower her tank pH. After wiping out all of her fish, she came to me and asked why? Her tank had been setup for over 2 years. I told her that her fish got accustomed to her water, but pouring in all kinds of junk to lower her pH at a drastic rate caused way too much stress....
Sorry to Ramble and vent. Definatly hear ya though Sam.
Bunches of tanks.
Reef, Planted, vivarium, terriarium, salt.
I worked my self up from nothing to a state of extreme poverity