Originally Posted by bskerrichard27
I'm willing to bet all those bashing u Ted do not have full artificial tanks meaning something Ither sand fish rock coral something came directly from the ocean ,while destroying reefs is in fact wrong taking rock that has washed ashore otherwise to lay in the sand to dry out in my opinion is not... At the end of the day everyone in this hobby has things that belong in the ocean in a glass box so just be responsible in what you do and happy reefing.. By the way the ones bashing are the same types to protest coal and nuclear plants. While enjoying there climate controlled house kinda weird uh ...
We can argue other environmental issues in another thread. Your going way off topic here. And some of may have things in our tanks that belong in the ocean probably all of us... The point is its done through LFS
or online through vendors. We're not "taking" it ourselves. Does it lesson the fault on us? Probably not BUT... We're not directly taking it from the ocean as mentioned in this thread or other threads. We can add an array of other issues here but again that would be off the topic of this specific thread.
Your more then welcome to start another thread if you'd like.
Bashing? I'd say no... Informing? Yes...
Look we're all passionate about the hobby and the environment for that matter but the topic at hand doesn't lend itself to nuclear plants, coal etc etc... Some are losing site of that.
I'm not gonna beat a dead horse here and we come from all walks of life with values and opinions. The fact of the matter is the OP asked a question and the black and white proof is its illegal. That's the answer. You don't like don't read further.
Your grasping at straws mentioning other issues in the world. Lets walk before we run.
It's not going to change the answer to this thread.
Can you? Yes... Is it ok? Nope. End of discussion.
I'll be waiting for your thread on world issues.
One guy getting "bashed" as some have said.. No. One guy who asked a question getting answers? Yes...
You don't want answers, don't ask.