|03-08-2007 09:27 PM|
|tritan||hmmm.. .ok I would be intrested when you get more plants in and clean up the planted tank . Let us know.|
|03-06-2007 04:32 AM|
Nothing against the store i work at, planted tank needs cleaning and some fish come in rough...so i'm safe . Great group of people to work with though, some odd customers from time to time but thats retail.
I"m just patiently waiting for the next african cichlid shipment...well ok impatiently waiting.
|03-06-2007 04:19 AM|
|tritan||You better hope your boss doesn't read these boards.|
|03-05-2007 04:00 AM|
I have been working at the cutlerville VI for a few months now and i have been looking for threads regarding the store. I can definatly say i'll be trying to get the time to straighten up the planted tank and try to talk the fish room "sorta manager" into doing another planted tank order. We order from the bread and butter wholesalers and typcally get slightly greener shade of crap most of the time. But since most people put plants in there and wont listen to reason about proper lighting they just plop them and replace them a few weeks later. We do have a few planted tank keepers though that take steps to make things work...now to get more salt water people to realize anemones need REAL light...ah well thats another thread.
About every four to six weeks we hit up a real plant wholesaler outa florida and stock the tank well...then the employees snag their share *whistles innocently* and the customers with planted tanks show up and with in literally a busy weekend it all we have left are the dregs of the tank.
My first goal is to generally clean the rack up and get the misc debris outa there. Its hard as hell to maintain decent CO2 with the circulation system on that thing so i guess i'll have to figure away around that. I might just ask if i can take over ordering for the plant system and the maintence, it literally gets about 40 minutes of care a week...on a good week.
Give me a few weeks ( i dont get a great deal of time to work in the fish room on a serious level most times ) and i'll see what i can do to turn it around a bit as i'm hoping to start a proper planted tank i have a bit of a personal interest in getting a decent selection and reputation going. If i can boost sales it should boost willingness to spend more on plants and that allows better variety to come in...not just the "sale of the week" stuff we get a lot of now. We do have some nicely growing lace plants (small ones) but those still scare me with no proper tank to put them in.
If you anyone pops in look for the quasi fat bearded fellow wandering around that should be me.
Yeah the GSP come in like crap so i start a drip acclimation for them and start them on frozen krill and clams and offer what snails i can find in the plant tank. Its sad i can recall most fish i've seen come through there...i'm too obsessed i think. Also brackish water is a bit of a stepchild tank to most stores and most hobbyist...too much of one thing, not enough of another.
I havent hit the other stores in months (no money, spend it all at work) and the only one i can recommend with out a second thought is preuss's i'd love to work there but its to dang far to drive. I hope to get there after i get my tax returns back i have to harrass a fellow about his lungfish and generally drop some money . I've never had a bad time there and i'm there for HOURS..hell i put fish on hold ate lunch and came back for a few more HOURS of wandering drooling and observing. The best kept display tanks i've seen have been there i love the 92 corner planted tank they used to have at the old location and i want to see how the african display turned out, it was work in progress last times i was there.
PS if i've interacted with any of you in the past i hope it was reasonably well handled on my part...i'm trying to treat every customer how i'd like to be treated but some days go better than others.
|02-23-2007 10:15 PM|
i will start a new thread called Aquarium Services
|02-23-2007 10:09 PM|
LoL, just realized this thread is way off topic. I think tim needs his own discussion thread!!
I'll plan on stopping by sometime tomorrow, but probably not at 9!!
|02-23-2007 09:37 PM|
|tritan||I have a bunch of cuttings of narrow red luwediga, some narrow leaf Hygro and some Crypts , java moss and a couple of others that need a new home. Some fish is loving the Tiger lily.. Anybody want to do some trades? I will be stopping by at opening on Saturday to beat the bus rush..|
|02-23-2007 09:15 PM|
Hi Ernie, I always welcome trades(no kids). I have several varieties of Apistos right now and at least a pair of kribs.
|02-23-2007 11:29 AM|
Also, do you have any apistos or Kribs in right now??
|02-20-2007 03:48 PM|
|Casty||Well, today I think I'm gonna go check out Aquarium Services, if I can't find anything that I want I guess I will come back saturday.|
|02-19-2007 06:53 PM|
Just thought I would let you know that I have a new shipment of plants coming in this week. Lots of new varieties. They will be in the fishroom on Saturday.
|02-18-2007 04:00 PM|
See pics of Tims tanks at the above link.
|02-05-2007 03:06 PM|
If you are down the Kzoo way and want riccia just let me know. I have plenty of it!
|01-28-2007 12:45 AM|
I've just recently gotten back into the hobby and I have also done the circle tour of GR pet stores in the last couple weeks. I will second all of Casty's reviews. I didn't make it to VI Pets on Plainfield, but went everywhere else. I also was impressed with the 72 bowfront at the VI pets in Cutlerville. Pictures of that tank ultimately helped convince my wife to let me to start buying things.
Definitely check out Aquarium Services. I've been there twice in one week stocking up my new aquarium. Tim is really knowledgeable and has some great display tanks. BTW, he just got a shipment of plants in last night...
|01-26-2007 09:16 PM|
|Casty||I did see GSPs in not the best of health, kind of black but they looked happy still. At least they were in brackish... They also had a fahaka puffer, about the size of a GSP for 20 bucks, I wanted it. =p As for the Riccia, they had it tied down on some small rocks, glad to see it wasn't planted. =p|
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