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Old 02-16-2014, 10:02 AM   #211
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I'm absolutely pissed right now. Since the Snadhopper Blenny died, I called and asked to see if we could get store credit. They said yes, but they required to test your water first. Knowing nothing was wrong with my water after testing it, I brought in a water sample. One of the workers told be my Nitrates were at 30!!! He said they couldn't refund anything over 10. I said that that wasn't possible, because it said 0 on mine, and he asked what test kits I used. I said API test strips. He told me my things were wrong and to get better ones. To ensure my tank wouldn't have any big issues like that, I went and bought Red Sea test kits knowing that they are better then API, meaning more accurate and reliable. As soon as I got home, I tested the tank for nitrates. And what a surprise my nitrates were at 0. I lost $21 dollars and great fish because of them. I can assure you I am NEVER going back to that place.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:04 AM   #212
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Sorry I forgot to mention that they used API drops.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #213
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Sorry man, I don't know what to tell ya.. The test strips are crap, so I'm glad you picked up a liquid kit. I have always used the API drops and have never had a problem. If you are getting different readings than your lfs, something is definitely wrong. Could you bring your own test to the store and have them compare?

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:05 AM   #214
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Yeah we did. The owner said that ours was probably right because the ones they have are really old. I went back yesterday, and the girl we originally talked to was there, she says that employee is unreliable and stupid. She tested our water again and said it was fine, just like my readings. She also credited me for a new fish. I got a blue dotted watchman goby. He is always hiding in a rock though.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:58 PM   #215
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Glad you got that sorted. Post a pic, if you get the chance.

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #216
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I will, If I can.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:14 PM   #217
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I'd like to put a background on my tank today, but I can't decide on a color. My first pick was black, but I also like the blue. What does everyone think?

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:22 PM   #218
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Black. It will make the fish colors pop!
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #219
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I use black, it makes everything stand out.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:53 PM   #220
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I still haven't decided, but thanks. Do you think the blue looks bad or is black just your preference? I agree that with the black, the other colors will stand out, but I feel like the blue helps tie things together. I don't know what to do!



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