My biggest pet peeve.....and I do understand why......is catering to saltwater. How many people keep salt compared to fresh?? I understand they're in it to make $$ and a single SW item makes more $$ than the same FW item (I guess), but IMO it would behoove them to build up a nice freshwater department with gorgeous display tanks. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but it seems to me if stores would invest the time and energy they could make a heck of a lot more money in the long run doing this than they do with saltwater stuff.
Us FW planted people collect tanks like others collect shoes or knick knacks. I've spent a staggering amount of $$ over the years on my tanks and I don't see that ending any time soon. I had $1000 in my previous low tech 40b.
I used to visit a Petland in my previous town. They had a massive SW acrylic oval tank taking up about half the store, right down the middle....about 15,000 gallons. Every time I walked in I'd imagine it a FW biotope and how much more amazing and attention getting it would be.
For instance, every time I go into Bass Pro in every town I've ever been in people are crowded around those huge FW tanks they have. I've never seen people crowded around saltwater tanks like that. Ever.
Last edited by Seedreemer; 09-11-2013 at 01:48 PM.