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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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How to become a planted tank guru?

So do I have to post on here a lot to be displayed as a Guru?
I am an advanced aquarist and aquascaper and would like
to be recognized as such when helping people, I don't want
them to think that some newbie is trying to give them advice
when in fact it is a seasoned vet.

So should I just start posting tons of stuff on the site?

Thanks, Dave.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:47 AM
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I'm not a noob either! I'm hijacking this thread for everybody that wants to declare they are not a noob!

Its Quality, not Quantity. Welcome aboard. I hope we can learn from each other.

My advice take it slow, you can get burned out rather quickly. Not everybody is suited to this hobby. Not every tank can be saved.

Have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.

Think outside the glass box.

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Nice try guys
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:07 AM
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It has little to do with your knowledge and more to do with how long you have been on the forum. Increasing your post count will raise the rank.
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I believe that it's once you get around 2000 posts or so.

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Re: How to become a planted tank guru?

In agreement with Noahma. It has to do with post count, nothing else.

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I think I'm still growing algae.. which is partially true
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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:16 AM
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How to become a planted tank guru?

Well... There are two ways to do this,

One, buy the cheapest membership for like $10 bucks a year and change your title to whatever you want.

Two, start a journal on your most successful tank here on TPT, and people will be amazed and start to ask you questions and you will become well known.

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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:19 AM
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Here is another idea. You can pay for a subscription to the site, then change your user title to read whatever you want it to read.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/payments.php

Have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.

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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:26 AM
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Truthfully, anyone with half a brain (maybe less) is going to quickly realize the titles on the accounts are pretty meaningless, followed shortly thereafter by post counts.

There's folks on here with thousands of posts who I wouldn't trust for advice on how to safely dispose of a dead shrimp, much less give me advice on how to keep my tanks running smoothly or trouble shoot a problem. And relative newbies who've had great ideas and insightful solutions (and humor and humility--something too often lacking in folks who see their being here as a personal mission to fix everyone else's ignorance).

Fill up your albums with great photos and detailed specs, post your tanks for folks to browse, start a tank journal to show off your know-how and jump into discussions with relevant, accurate and insightful knowledge. You'll get recognized in no time as a solid resource.
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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:41 AM
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Those titles mean nothing. When it comes to any internet forum in general, the more helpful and meaningful your posts, the more people will recognize your name which will make you a fixture of the forum.
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Those title means nothing. Make friends, not enemies and give out quality advice and you will be recognized, not that it means much on internet.
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Just become a sponsor and you can have a banner listing all of your qualifications.
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post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 11:43 AM
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In my experience, titles are not what garner the respect of others.
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post #15 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 12:12 PM
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How to become a planted tank guru?

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