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Old 04-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Bad LFS advice abounds...

D'ja ever feel like you really needed to save another customer at a LFS? Ugh! I was in my LFS last night and there was this guy & his teen in there. They'd obviously bought a tank at this store and spent a sizeable amount of money on fish that are all dying/dead. The guy they were talking to had never heard of Aptasia (well he hadn't when I first asked him about them in November). I hovered a couple of times hoping to get a chance to yell "get ye to the internet" but any time I hovered I got a goofy look from the sales person (who never seems to know what he's talking about i.e. "Chromis are really agressive fish. I'd never put one of those in a tank; here, this yellow tang makes a good starter fish").

They were looking at new fish and some of the fish they were looking at were Anthias. Speaking of which, they had a tank full of lyretails. There were 2 males and 2 females. The third female had jumped out of that tank into the neighboring tank. The females were documented on the tank as "Anthias:Orange-Male"?! The males were documented as "Anthias:Lyretail-Male".

I felt really bad for those people. I just know that they left there with more bad advice. I would have looked like a stalker to wait in the parking lot for them, lol!
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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My local guy is not that bad, he will tell people what to get and what not to get most of the time and definitly if you ask, but most people dont seem to care Ive seen people with a brand new tank they had set up for a week or two buy all kinds of fish and coral, and dont seem to care (you can usually tell because they buy things that are incompatable). Sometimes I feel like telling them to get a PET ROCK
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Old 04-21-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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I refuse to sell people stuff all the time. But what sucks is they wind up going to Petco, the nasty pet store a few miles away and buy what I refused to sell them. I always hear about it sooner or later.. They come in cussing up a storm trying to figure out why what they bought died.

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Old 04-21-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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The first time I go to a fish shop, the first thing I ask is can I put a tang in my 10g nano....If he shoots me a WTF look then I'm in a good place, but you'd be surprised at how many will show you the tangs with a big smile on thier face.
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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Kinda like muffler bearings I use it some times to see if someone really knows anything about cars
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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Kinda like muffler bearings I use it some times to see if someone really knows anything about cars
Man muffler bearings are expensive. I took my car in for an oil change and the guy replaced mine for 50 bucks....Great deal...





LMAO....joking
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:41 PM   #7
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Whats the big joke about Muffler Bearings? My mechanic said mine are going out and should be replaed. Should I get them replaced or not?
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:43 PM   #8
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Hang on let me ask the magic eightball......Umm it says....ask agian later...lol
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Are they easy to replace? I can't find them on Autozone's web page.
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:50 PM   #10
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I don't know, I bet they are hard to find. Hell I'm still waiting for home depot to call me when my lumber stretcher comes in...I can't finish my stand until I can stretch the last leg.....
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