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Old 08-02-2003, 09:03 PM   #11
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I will tell you of an observation today......I was at a reef store and the owner has some beautiful eels. In one tank, he had 2 yellow head morays which are very aggressive, he also had a lunar wrasse about 5 inches long in there. The wrasse was kicking the eels a@@es over some shrimp that had just been put in there. These eels were both well over 14 inches long.
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Old 08-03-2003, 05:39 PM   #12
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Wow, I see this time after time after time. I own a small pet store in southern Illinois. It seems one of my hardest jobs is trying to convince people they already have too many fish in their tank. After stating such they still buy another. The tank tends to fine for a while then BOOM! water chemistry gets a little off oxygen level are low and next disaster strikes. THEN, they come to the store saying all my fish are dying!!! Yes
I tell them you had the tank over stocked Then I seem to get that deer in the head light look from the customer. Under stocking a saltwater tank simply can not be over emphasized.
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Old 08-03-2003, 07:15 PM   #13
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Wow, I see this time after time after time. I own a small pet store in southern Illinois. It seems one of my hardest jobs is trying to convince people they already have too many fish in their tank. After stating such they still buy another. The tank tends to fine for a while then BOOM! water chemistry gets a little off oxygen level are low and next disaster strikes. THEN, they come to the store saying all my fish are dying!!! Yes
I tell them you had the tank over stocked Then I seem to get that deer in the head light look from the customer. Under stocking a saltwater tank simply can not be over emphasized.


It is very refreshing to see LFS owners that have the hobbyist attitude and have the customers intersts at heart There are several out there, but they just seem to be few and far between.
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Old 08-08-2003, 11:40 AM   #14
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YOU HAVE TO MANY FISH FOR A 55 GALLON RIGHT NOW! DO NOT ADD ANYMORE! What kind of filtration to you have. I would pay big money to see 35 fish in a 55 gallon. If it is even possible the guy must have had $3000 in filtration (R.O, Wet Dry, UV, Sand, and a big *edited by reefrunner69* skimmer) Also you would have to do a water change daily because of the buildup of Ammonia and Nitrate with that many fish in one tank. Even with that much filtration the levels would still skyrocket. HERE IS A VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE- NEVER OVERSTOCK A TANK! YOU WILL BE SORRY! I agree 150% with fishfreak! Thank you- I just had to get that off my chest! YOU NEED TO READ SOME BOOKS Munskins!

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Hey reefrunner. Deanmcn41 is my LFS owner!! Its awesome to see him here!!! Now everyone will finally belive how cool my LFS is!!!
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If you get a small one be carful mine is very active and they are bullies
I have five damsels and he plays with them all the time .He also tried the clown trigger but he wont run from anybody good luck
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