all my years on the internet, ive never come across a friendlier forum. - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 1,578
all my years on the internet, ive never come across a friendlier forum.

it's really true. everyone is so willing to help on here and answer any and all questions.

kudos on an excellent forum!

40B - Shrimp tank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

~~~
jeremyTR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:12 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (153/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,750
The moderators here do a very good job of reading posts and maintaining a friendly environment.
hydrophyte is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 1,578
But ive never even seen a post that was over the line, even on repeat questions.

40B - Shrimp tank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

~~~
jeremyTR is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:56 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,399
It is thankfully a very nice forum

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2

Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
StrungOut's Avatar
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: California
Posts: 2,368
This forum is the schiznap. Vast information with cool people and top notch members
StrungOut is online now  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 01:28 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
tlyons01's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 713
+1 for this being a great and friendly forum!! I love the people here
tlyons01 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:08 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
I think one reason for the laid back attitude here is that virtually everyone here has experienced major problems with a planted tank, if not with a whole string of them. So, very few, if any, here believe they have all of the answers, so we are all trying to learn as well as trying to help others. Once you get embarrassed by your own mistakes often enough it tends to lead to humility. And, we seem generally to be able to handle disagreements gracefully.

And, I agree that this is the most friendly and helpful major forum I have been on.

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
knuggs's Avatar
 
PTrader: (83/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,421
+1 This site has had alot of great and helpful people for a long time! Love it here Im sure the tranquility of our tanks helps a lil too Got zen?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
knuggs is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 AM
Children Boogie
 
mistergreen's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,743
Thanks folks. We need a pat on the back once in a while. It's not as easy as it seems
But it helps to have a lot of nice knowledgable people on here.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mistergreen is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:31 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
discuspaul's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 3,408
I've said it before, but I'll say it again - there is no other forum that compares with this one for friendliness, civility, AND knowledge of aquarist subject matter, among other things.
I've belonged to 7 other forums for around 3 years or more now, and this is the one I save for the last when I check in each day, 'cause it's by far the best!
And you know what ? Just the sheer number of members on this forum, compared to all the others, says it all !
I so look forward to logging in here, because I know that each day, there will be 200 to 250 new posts - many with fresh and intriguing subject matters, and thoughts about how we can improve this, OUR hobby !
Need I say more ?
discuspaul is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:32 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,700
nobody here can look at a planted tank with a small anubias covered in green spot algae with a few tufts of BBA planted in clown puke and scoff, because thats how we all started.
at least thats how i did 10 years ago (HOLY SH*T).
then i found this place.

My Tanks:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Eheim Pimp #296
Canon Pimp #67
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 1,578
Quote:
Originally Posted by @[email protected] View Post
nobody here can look at a planted tank with a small anubias covered in green spot algae with a few tufts of BBA planted in clown puke and scoff, because thats how we all started.
at least thats how i did 10 years ago (HOLY SH*T).
then i found this place.

Hey! you just described me! lol. I'm trying to get rid of the algae though!

40B - Shrimp tank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

~~~
jeremyTR is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 11:51 AM
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (144/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NorCal
Posts: 7,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyTR View Post
But ive never even seen a post that was over the line, even on repeat questions.
Um... I think I can fix that

+1 this forum is becoming a part of my daily life. Or, should I say, addiction.
OVT is online now  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
proaudio55's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blaine, Minnesota
Posts: 641
I think the crucial thing to remember is that each user & avatar is a real-live-person. In of other forums everyone hides behind the anonymity and just acts like a complete jerk.

Beyond that, EVERYONE has had a disaster of some sort. From out of control algae, to massive fish kills, to melting plants, CO2 poisoning, putting incompatible critters together, equipment failures, etc, etc, etc. Everyone has a story to tell about what they screwed up... It's hard to rag on anyone for being a moron when I've done something equally stupid.
proaudio55 is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 01:25 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
wetworks's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fort Myers, Floriduh
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by proaudio55 View Post
I think the crucial thing to remember is that each user & avatar is a real-live-person. In of other forums everyone hides behind the anonymity and just acts like a complete jerk.

Beyond that, EVERYONE has had a disaster of some sort. From out of control algae, to massive fish kills, to melting plants, CO2 poisoning, putting incompatible critters together, equipment failures, etc, etc, etc. Everyone has a story to tell about what they screwed up... It's hard to rag on anyone for being a moron when I've done something equally stupid.
This.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
I think one reason for the laid back attitude here is that virtually everyone here has experienced major problems with a planted tank, if not with a whole string of them. So, very few, if any, here believe they have all of the answers, so we are all trying to learn as well as trying to help others. Once you get embarrassed by your own mistakes often enough it tends to lead to humility. And, we seem generally to be able to handle disagreements gracefully.

And, I agree that this is the most friendly and helpful major forum I have been on.
And this. Our mistakes remind us that we are all just mere mortals at the end of the day. But, more importantly, when we talk about these mistakes in a place like this it not only helps us understand how not to make them again (hopefully!) it also helps keep others who are willing to put in due diligence from making the same mistakes. And the best part is that so far I have not had a problem or a question that someone here has not been able (and willing) to help me with. And I have never before been on a forum where I posted about an equipment problem and someone has RAOK'd me a replacement. There simply is not that kind of generosity anywhere else on the internet. I do not go on the internet every day, but when I do this is where I spend my time. Big ups to all of the awesome members and mods!

I even have duckweed in my water bong!
wetworks is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome