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Old 07-18-2004, 05:59 PM   #11
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while every LFS needs to make $$, not all are un-ethical. the problem is that you have to be in the hobby, actively, for several months, before you have a shot at determining which LFS's can be trusted.
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:09 PM   #12
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Hey, at least you know that at my store I'm not all about the $$$! I'm not the owner. He does tell a lot of ^&*% to customers about what they need, but I'll give it to them straight, thanks to books and you guys here! Thanks a bunch, I love this forum!
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:13 PM   #13
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Malkore- that's true, and you also should get to know what kind of exp the LFS employees have with their fish, if they even own any! Any LFS could get a shipment of fish in, feed them, clean the tanks, and then throw the dead ones out every morning and throughout the day!! But if you try to talk to the employees (or owners) and see what they've got at home, you're taking your ground and learning to divide an conquer between stores who don't care and employees that DO. I love fish, and I take care of them at home and at the store... and if any of the fish we get in are ill, I treat them and write a sign on the tank so I can remember and warn the customer if they want to buy... but I'm one of the few who does even at the same store!
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Old 07-18-2004, 08:42 PM   #14
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You should cycle with the live rock, like I just did with my new tank (based on advice here). Worked out great. In my opinion, it just doesn't make sense to add any fish that yoy don't intend to keep for the long haul.
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:22 PM   #15
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OK i'll retract my comments about LFS's. There are good people running Fish Stores, I just can't seem to find one sorry to all those that run Fish Stores and care about their Fish and Customers
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