Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
AnnieTheNemone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Somerset - UK
Posts: 11
Cheap EBay purchases..

Now, I'm not stupid and ask myself all the right questions.. but has anyone ever tried anything from EBay like this> 4 x Marine Tank Anemone( Actinia Equina )Anemones Coral on eBay (end time 26-Feb-10 17:53:52 GMT)

Yes, probably bad news, badly bred, shouldnt support it etc.. but has anyone got any experience of purchases such as this one?

Paul
__________________

__________________
AnnieTheNemone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Krypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Holley, NY
Posts: 752
From what I've seen here, alot of guys don't buy livestock over the internet. It's hard to tell how healthy it is with out seeing it firsthand and it's kinda of hit or miss if it lives. I personally thought about it, but decided against it because of the same reasons. If you don't have a LFS in your area that can get these for you reliably then I'd say give it shot, but if you do I'd just go there and see if they can get you one from their suppliers.
__________________

__________________
Krypt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
A question just as important is do you have the proper lighting to have an anenome?
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
AnnieTheNemone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Somerset - UK
Posts: 11
melosu - please dont ask me antagnositc questions.. this is a reason I don't like forums.. My anemones are doing well and had Annie for a year.. Im running T5s in a small (20g) tank and in new tank am hoping to get Aquarays or halides but need some research first.

The reason for my question is that anemones (of which I have 2 - very healthy at the moment) are generally 40 ($60+) in LFS whereas on EBay you can get them for 1 each.. I just thought it sounded like a scam or very dodgy.

Paul
__________________
AnnieTheNemone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
I'm not Mike obviously, but I don't think the question was antagonistic - just a simple question. The vast majority of anemone questions, at least on this forum, stem from the fact that people are either trying to keep them under too little light or they bought them bleached and stressed to start with. Seems to me its better to ask the question up front - especially with a new forum member (welcome aboard, by the way!).

Regarding online livestock purchases, I wouldn't say people here don't do it. There are lots of folks here that purchase regularly online - from reputable dealers. I've never done any eBay transactions, and can't say I ever will. But I've bought from online retailers and mostly have been happy.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
AnnieTheNemone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Somerset - UK
Posts: 11
Thanks Kurt.. I think if my question had been along the lines of 'My anemone in my 10g tank with 20watt bulbs is unhealthy' then I would have expected a retort.. I genuinely am scared of forums.. people tend to get very defensive of their trade/hobby.. and in my intro I made it clear that I'm not the sort of person to mistreat my pets, quite the opposite. The idea of harming an animal disgusts me - even if it is 'just a fish' (as my friends say, not me).

I got my anemones from a very well established LFS with a very good reputation and paid a lot for them, to ensure I wasn't supporting unfair treatment to animals and that they would do well in my system.

My LFS indicated that my water params and lights were more than enough for my 'Nems.

mikes question smacked of a kind of smug 'I know more than you and am going to put you down before I have even met you' that I have seen in MMORPG and Car forums of which I have previously been on (and left)

Me? touchy? yep! and I have a cold this week so extra touchy and cant find the delete account option.

Let's start again.
__________________
AnnieTheNemone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:56 AM   #7
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
We dont need to start again. I was just asking a question to see if you had the proper lighting. I`ve probably have asked that question a hundred times trying to find out what lighting the person had. You are the only one to ever answer like that. I dont play smug games on the site here. Leave your personal problems at home and come here ready to learn something.I do everyday. I was not in NO way trying to act like I was better than anyone. Just trying to ask a question to find out what we are dealing with as far as lighting, Tank size and tank inhabitants.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 12:06 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lake of the Ozarks MO
Posts: 78
I dont know Mike, you are a Cowboys fan. Haaaa J/K :P
__________________
blrrobinson21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
I think they are cheap because they are only 1 cm wide.
Beadlet Anemone, European Sea Anemone, Actinia equina Sea Anemone Facts and Sea Anemone Pictures
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Also because they are probably a locally caught cold water, intertidal species.

I've known Mike's postings here for 5 years or more. I've never seen a smug post from him. Let's just chalk it up to your cold and having previouly had bad experiences on other forums.

AA is without a doubt the friendliest place to come for advice. The people who have Mentor status are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable people on this forum. If they (or a Moderator) asks a question it's usually best to just answer it. I can't tell you how many times people post questions without telling us anything about their tank. The answer in those cases should always be, "well, it depends..."
__________________

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap ebay PC Bulbs runway1 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 06-07-2007 12:23 PM
My new purchases Gonzo82 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 03-09-2005 08:00 PM
feeding new purchases Lindsikins00 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-07-2005 11:34 AM
Ebay cheap PC lighting !!220W $89.99 buy now kidkameleon3 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 03-02-2004 09:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.