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Old 07-08-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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Cleaner Shrimp Question!!!

My LFS advised me that the cleaner shrimp could die in synthetic saltwater. Is this true? I want a couple cleaner shrimp but my tank is not fully NSW yet. Was wondering if you folks would know if it's okay. TIA
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lol i needed that laugh not tru at all !! cleaner shrimp will be fine if ya acclimate them very very slow 1-2 hours i do
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I'm never going back to that LFS again. They really suck at this hobby. Always giving me the wrong advice and selling me Bull.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:03 PM   #4
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agree but how many pet stores could there be in hawaii ?? might have do ya own research and here is a great place for it
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I'd be diving for my own fish...
I aclimated my cleaner for a hour and he was fine in "man made" water...
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I'm never going back to that LFS again. They really suck at this hobby. Always giving me the wrong advice and selling me Bull.
Most LFS's just don't have the time/money or care enough to learn about the hobby and teach others, they are in it just to make money. I would strongly recommend to read and research on your own and then you can make decisions based on what you've found out. This way you know what you're getting yourself into and not just taking the advise of some employee that is just making another sale.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:02 AM   #7
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True. Here in Hawaii there's alot of LFS around. I pretty much have a favorite one that I go to and they are very helpful. On the other hand the biggest one here with the most majority of fish doesnt have a clue on what they are selling and are not very helpful.

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I have started diving for my own fish also. It's a hella fun. Know shops in Hawaii sell a slurp gun though
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have ya ever used a slurp gun ? i have and its really hard !! feel nets are better
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:57 PM   #9
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like firefighter say i would dive for my own fish if i live in hawaii and so close to the sea, you could have just went to the beach and got all natural sea water and live sand. since you live in hawaii i would assume that doing water change would be a lot easier with fresh sea water
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its really harder !! cause to be safe the water needs to be stored in a dark place for a week !
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