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Old 06-14-2005, 09:15 AM   #11
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Not to be rude or anything but, You stated "I know calcium has nothing to do with shrimp" so obviously you don't know as much as you think. Maybe the LFS is correct, how would you know you can't even remember what they told you. LFS are not evil and some of them actually know what they are talking about.

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Old 06-14-2005, 09:21 AM   #12
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Was it....strontium? That's the only other trace besides iodine and magnesium that you'd test for and be able to dose separately.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:41 AM   #13
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Zack my buddy...You should be happy that you have a lfs that actually cares..

Maybe you could call them and ask them again why it is that they wont sell to you...
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:56 AM   #14
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Hey...

Someone on here told me Calcium had nothing to do with shrimp.

Thats why I said that, but I am still sure that thats not what the LFS said that I needed.
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Zack my buddy...You should be happy that you have a lfs that actually cares..

Maybe you could call them and ask them again why it is that they wont sell to you...
Agreed. Be VERY thankful you have a lfs that is willing to say, "if I sell this to you it won't survive, so I won't sell it to you." most lfs will think to themselves, "hey, if it dies, he'll come back and buy another one" and happily sell you the shrimp, not caring for you or the shrimp or you tank, only about making that $14.95 on the shrimp sale.

Now take it with a grain of salt to, make sure he's not just trying to get you to buy other additives. Call him back, BE POLITE, and ask him what it was he said you needed to raise before he'd sell you the shrimp. Then test your water for that yourself and let us know what he said and what you have tested for.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:53 AM   #16
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You forgot what I said earlier...

If you just walk in there and say "I want this" they will sell it to you no Qs asked.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:02 AM   #17
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Apparently not.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:04 AM   #18
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I could walk in and say "I want 5 seahorses" and they would sell them to me...
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:09 AM   #19
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errr ummm.......... I would just dose my system with kalk and take a sample back up there.

If you are really want to tell them they are wrong, just say "uuuuuuhhhhhh I don't know about that, i thought it was (then insert)" I do it all the time. What is the worst thing that can happen?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:10 AM   #20
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Well I dont want to argue with them they might jack their prices up to 200% the price of other people instead of 150%
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