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Old 07-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #61
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Kinda one sided to say do what makes you happy, what about the poor fish? Our job is not to torture or hurt livestock but to help and nourish those fish and give them the best life they can have in a tank.

being responsible fish owners means NOT doing just what make YOU happy.
I'm sorry Carey, i have a huge heart and i do care and i dont want to harm fish. However, **** does happen. This community is tough... Fit in or die? I say... Live learn laugh and even YOU realize that there is some value to my post. The same way i respect your opinion as well as others.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #62
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I'm all for sharing an opinion, its everyones right to say what they want or feel. Some of us chiming in do in fact have tangs and can speak from experience not just some rhetoric everyone rehashes everytime this type of question comes up. lol

The problem with throwing out an opinion such as do what makes you happy, you will be giving the green light to people who are just looking for an excuse to do what they want. There are alot of younger members on here that don't have the first hand experience some of us have and will do just as they please without thought to the ramifications. And you are right, stuff does happen that is out of our control but me at least, I try to limit that potential.

Every few weeks a topic like this comes up and both sides weigh in and then it just happens again a few months later. LOL It's a viscous cycle I tell ya.....

But in all seriousness, my opinion is that anything other than a bristletooth related tang has no place in anything other than a 6 foot tank. My opinion, and I just hope that it carries some weight and heck, it might even save a fish, you never know. lol

And thats all I have to say about that! LOL
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #63
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I'm all for sharing an opinion, its everyones right to say what they want or feel. Some of us chiming in do in fact have tangs and can speak from experience not just some rhetoric everyone rehashes everytime this type of question comes up. lol

The problem with throwing out an opinion such as do what makes you happy, you will be giving the green light to people who are just looking for an excuse to do what they want. There are alot of younger members on here that don't have the first hand experience some of us have and will do just as they please without thought to the ramifications. And you are right, stuff does happen that is out of our control but me at least, I try to limit that potential.

Every few weeks a topic like this comes up and both sides weigh in and then it just happens again a few months later. LOL It's a viscous cycle I tell ya.....

But in all seriousness, my opinion is that anything other than a bristletooth related tang has no place in anything other than a 6 foot tank. My opinion, and I just hope that it carries some weight and heck, it might even save a fish, you never know. lol

And thats all I have to say about that! LOL
I value your opinion and i'm here to learn so in turn i understand. I didn't just throw it out there... I placed it gently. I feel that it's difficult for newcomers (like myself) to make mistakes, to admit them, to ask questions and simply because every post that says I'm putting a tang in my nano gets eaten up. You know i'm not incriminating you or anyone els for that matter. It is a vicious cycle... And we all carry some sort of passion, but does it have to be vicious? Lol

Personally i'm falling in love with my fish... It takes time for me. We all don't have the same amount of time invested in this life style. Sometimes i feel we should all take a breather and realize that puppy love is just that. I find people like yourself intriguing and fun and definitely someone who can teach me a thing or three.

And thats all i have to say about that too señorita.
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People are always going to do what makes them happy, just don't look here for justification if it turns out to be thought a bad idea by the vast majority of the forum members. **** does happen, but I don't want to fail, so I listen. And if the deal is to buy fish you can't support and they die, maybe you were happy, for a while, but it damages our hobby and places us all at risk of ridiculous government regulations on collecting and sale. When asked for my opinion, I give it freely with the warranty that it was worth what you paid for it. Peace.
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Now that we've all let it out we can move on.

There are plenty of tang or tang look alike options for the 4 foot tank people, just need to do some research is all.
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People are always going to do what makes them happy, just don't look here for justification if it turns out to be thought a bad idea by the vast majority of the forum members. **** does happen, but I don't want to fail, so I listen. And if the deal is to buy fish you can't support and they die, maybe you were happy, for a while, but it damages our hobby and places us all at risk of ridiculous government regulations on collecting and sale. When asked for my opinion, I give it freely with the warranty that it was worth what you paid for it. Peace.
Amazing! Respected and understood. I'm not looking for anything. I merely commented... Just like everyone else. I am defending a though perhaps but it has escalated way beyond an LOL. I'm easy going and although it's difficult to see through texts... I'm not the least bit angered or discouraged by all of this.
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Amazing! Respected and understood. I'm not looking for anything. I merely commented... Just like everyone else. I am defending a though perhaps but it has escalated way beyond an LOL. I'm easy going and although it's difficult to see through texts... I'm not the least bit angered or discouraged by all of this.
I understand. Posts can sometime convey the opposite of what you intended. Happens to me a lot.
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Going back to the original topic. My question is, would it be a bad idea keeping a tang in less than recommended size tank but when the time comes that it becomes stress, get points from lfs with another smaller fish?
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Going back to the original topic. My question is, would it be a bad idea keeping a tang in less than recommended size tank but when the time comes that it becomes stress, get points from lfs with another smaller fish?
Sure. Just don't get too attached to the fish. Move it before stress sets in to give it the best chance of survival.
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Also remember some fish don't need much room. My hippo is 6-7" and she barely makes it to the left size of my 6ft tank. But my buddy's hippo zooms all over his like she is trying to get out of his. Basically fish have personalities and preferences. And no my hippo is not sick haha I know my fish she's just lazy for a tang.
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