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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By somewhatshocked
Tank looks great. Just remember that vendor...

Tank looks great. Just remember that vendor reviews are not permitted.

And maybe reconsider CPDs with shrimp - unless you want shrimp to become dinner/get constantly harassed/be stressed/lose...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By somewhatshocked
There's nothing stopping anyone from discussing...

There's nothing stopping anyone from discussing brands, what they like, that sort of thing. Just don't veer off into obvious vendor reviews.

And don't try offering your items for sale outside the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-03-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By somewhatshocked
You'll want to check the threads in the Help Desk...

You'll want to check the threads in the Help Desk section for details.

We no longer allow weaker/shorter passwords.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By somewhatshocked
I'm not sure if Southern Oak Aquatics is still in...

I'm not sure if Southern Oak Aquatics is still in operation but they had them when I last ordered individual hardness kits.

Have also found them on That Fish Place, sometimes on Marine Depot and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By somewhatshocked
OP: Have you tried the kits by Sera? Typically...

OP: Have you tried the kits by Sera? Typically have to buy the two hardness test separately but I find them to be well worth it.

Have been using them for a couple years and they're a lot less...
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By somewhatshocked
Which specific lights are you considering? ...

Which specific lights are you considering?

I've got a few UA lights that I've purchased from flea bay - all different models - and they've all served me well. Typically shallow tanks, low-light...
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By somewhatshocked
Let me, as a moderator, clarify a few things. ...

Let me, as a moderator, clarify a few things.

We directly responded to Hoppy on the comments/questions he posted publicly. We also responded to him privately - multiple times. It's simply not...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By somewhatshocked
We won't clean this thread up again. If a...

We won't clean this thread up again.

If a few of you can't avoid insulting other members, we will ultimately remove you from the forum. There's no excuse for it.

When you see something you...
Forum: Plants   01-05-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By somewhatshocked
Vendor reviews aren't permitted on the forum. ...

Vendor reviews aren't permitted on the forum.

But if you want the best plants at the best prices? The For Sale section is a great place to start. You can check member feedback and even their post...
Forum: DIY   01-04-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By somewhatshocked
You can start by using the report function to...

You can start by using the report function to alert the moderation team when you see spammers.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-19-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By somewhatshocked
I've been using Brute cans (of various colors -...

I've been using Brute cans (of various colors - mostly gray) for years for tanking with no known issues at all.

Keep two cans filled with (aerating/circulating) RO/DI water at nearly all times. I...
Forum: Equipment   12-15-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By somewhatshocked
If you wish to post in this thread (or anywhere...

If you wish to post in this thread (or anywhere here), don't insult other members - even if you think they deserve it.

If someone is being nasty, use the report function.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-07-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,855
Posted By somewhatshocked
What the heck is wrong with you people going...

What the heck is wrong with you people going insane in a TANK JOURNAL?

Stop attacking each other. This is beyond silly. Any further nonsense will result in lengthy suspensions and bans - some of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,287
Posted By somewhatshocked
Because you're all behaving as children, this...

Because you're all behaving as children, this thread is closed.

Any other discussion on this particular topic that gets derailed into nonsense and personal attacks will result in permanent bans -...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,287
Posted By somewhatshocked
They're the same person. Reminder to all:...

They're the same person.

Reminder to all: multiple accounts are not permitted.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,287
Posted By somewhatshocked
Tomorrow's a holiday in the U.S. Do we...

Tomorrow's a holiday in the U.S.

Do we REALLY have to spend time cleaning up yet another thread filled with insults and personal attacks?

Get it together, folks. Treat others with respect. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-01-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By somewhatshocked
Don't feed the troll, folks. Closing this...

Don't feed the troll, folks.

Closing this thread to starve said troll. Feel free to start another. But if you get trolly, the moderation team will begin making cuts. Enough is enough with this...
Forum: Fish   10-05-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By somewhatshocked
In the future, don't randomly @ people. Use the...

In the future, don't randomly @ people. Use the report function so the moderation team is notified.

Leaving this thread intact as a warning that any behavior like this is a quick way to not just...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-02-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By somewhatshocked
When you see that happening and think the...

When you see that happening and think the shipping price is absurd, please report it.

Just try to be sure someone is really attempting to rip off newcomers prior to reporting.

Depending upon...
Forum: Equipment   08-03-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By somewhatshocked
This is edging toward a vendor review - something...

This is edging toward a vendor review - something that's not permitted on the site.

Additionally, since we've had to clean up political remarks, we're closing the thread.
Forum: Lighting   06-30-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By somewhatshocked
Final warning before suspensions are handed out....

Final warning before suspensions are handed out. I won't clean this thread up again.

This is a planted tank forum. Keep the discussion civil.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-10-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,616
Posted By somewhatshocked
Not cleaning this thread up again. Don't...

Not cleaning this thread up again.

Don't insult other members. Period.

There's never an excuse to insult or attack anyone on this forum.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-23-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,710
Posted By somewhatshocked
Man, this is all still so mind-blowing to see. ...

Man, this is all still so mind-blowing to see.

You keep upping your game and it's inspiring.

Has personally motivated me to get my lighting ducks in a row so I can more appropriately care for...
Forum: Fish   03-11-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By somewhatshocked
Combined these threads for you.

Combined these threads for you.
Forum: Algae   03-09-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By somewhatshocked
This is a plant forum, not Hunger Games. ...

This is a plant forum, not Hunger Games.

Take it down a notch, folks, as there's never a need to insult someone on a forum focused on plants.
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