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Old 06-13-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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How do you tell LFS they are wrong?

Well the LFS has something going with that they wont sell me a shrimp until I get my calcium up.

Now I know that calcium has nothing to do with shrimp, so how the heck are you supposed to tell LFS they are wrong?
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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Shrimp use Calcium to make their shells. Ca/Alk balance is important for inverts.
"Prior to molting, a shrimp will usually not eat for a couple of days and may not clean its exoskeleton. You may see diatoms growing on the exoskeleton because of this. It may also become secretive during this time as the shrimp may be re-absorbing some of the calcium from its current exoskeleton to use in the new skeleton, therefore its armour will not be as strong."
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Maybe they werent meaning calcium, I cannot remember what the heck they had said (Dont remember now).

I remember telling someone about it, Ill look at my logs.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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Well I cant find it anywhere, but I remember it was some funky trace element (Im thinking it is not calcium now) that you have to add (Not iodine either).
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How did they know what your parameters were?
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Well he kept bugging me to bring in a sample of water, thought I would shut him up by bringing one in

I can always tell him I added whatever he told me...
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Your salt mix should be keeping all your trace elements in good quantities. I do, however, admire any store that tries(even strangly so) to make sure they don't sell to anyone who isn't ready. Most stores don't even care if you are set up to handle an animal, they just want to make a buck. Is he just trying to sell you some kind of treatment/trace chemical or is he just genuinely interested in making sure you don't kill something.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:46 PM   #8
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Well if you walk into here saying "I want this" they will sell it to you.

But if you ask their opinion they may tell you.

I would wish this town had another fish store though.
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I do, however, admire any store that tries to make sure they don't sell to anyone who isn't ready.
I thought the same when I read that. Zacdl, was it magnesium? If so, that is also directly related to Ca/Alk levels...
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Nope it wasnt that.
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