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Old 10-04-2011, 12:12 PM   #1351
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Sorry Buffy but I don't think he is going to make it.


Carey since you order online there are alot of very nice starfish out there like cc's a red knob or a red cc. Or do you have your heart set on a cc
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:17 PM   #1352
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Nope, I just want a star fish that clings to the glass. Not too particular about which one.
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I've got a star in my 40. First couple days I thought he was dead but he has been on the glass now for a couple days. Same family as a cc. Pics if you wanna look. He eats little frozen fish halves.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #1354
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So does that mean he will have "disappeared" by the time I get home?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:53 PM   #1355
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Idk Buffy. I have never seen the full cycle of it. Sorry
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #1356
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It took mine over a week and a half to melt away to almost nothing. :-(
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #1357
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Buffy,

You are at a point that we all get to, excited about populating your tank with all sorts of wonderful stuff. Unfortunately, as a new tank, some things will not survive. That is why we all harp about going so slowly. You can get real depressed when your favorite creature turns up dead. The rewards are long term, the disappointments are immediate and in your face. I have been at this for 30 years and I have had my string of absolute failures that would make a grown man cry. So when we tell you that fish or coral isn't a good idea, it isn't because we have no confidence in you, we want to reduce your failures so the hobby is an enjoyment rather than a string of sorrows, I would not have recommended starfish of any kind at this early point, but that is just my opinion from killing too many of them early on. You need robust creatures at this point as they are the pioneers in your system.
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Buffy,

You are at a point that we all get to, excited about populating your tank with all sorts of wonderful stuff. Unfortunately, as a new tank, some things will not survive. That is why we all harp about going so slowly. You can get real depressed when your favorite creature turns up dead. The rewards are long term, the disappointments are immediate and in your face. I have been at this for 30 years and I have had my string of absolute failures that would make a grown man cry. So when we tell you that fish or coral isn't a good idea, it isn't because we have no confidence in you, we want to reduce your failures so the hobby is an enjoyment rather than a string of sorrows, I would not have recommended starfish of any kind at this early point, but that is just my opinion from killing too many of them early on. You need robust creatures at this point as they are the pioneers in your system.
Great advice. Filing that in the "Make sure to remember" file in the back of my head.
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I am the Fish Whisperer. Lol
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I am the Fish Whisperer. Lol
LOL Me too. But just like my wife and kids it doesn't matter if I whisper or scream, they still won't listen to me. That what happens when you have a wife and three daughters. I am a bit outnumberred. LOL
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