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Old 10-05-2004, 09:55 PM   #11
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But to tell a new comer to the hobby that he/she cant buy certian fish because they grow to big or there tank is to small is not right thats steering them wrong.
I would say that is steering them in the right direction.? Never call me a conservative LOL!!
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:10 PM   #12
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I wouldnt agree because there are a lot of fish that grow big. So if your young or dont have the money for a big tank you can only have damsels? ( obsered )
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:24 PM   #13
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So if your young or dont have the money for a big tank you can only have damsels? ( obsered )
Not absurd at all- really. I'm relatively young, (actually younger than you acc. to your profile) and a 125 gal. is nowhere in my future yet. So I went w/ a small reef. There are many options concerning fish. Clowns, Blennies, Gobies, Psuedochromis, etc, etc. Also IMO, if you can't afford to keep SW fish healthy get a FW setup until you can.
PS How relaxing and tranquil could it be to watch stressed and dying fish? Not what I want going on in my tank.
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:48 PM   #14
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So what your saying is it's allright to kill FW fish or not keep them healthy. And i to have a small reef but a also have a 125 with fish that will get large also like naso tang and a saddle back grouper a porcupine puffer. Sorry for the spelling LOL
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:53 PM   #15
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what is wrong with buying what is correct for your size tank?

As far as a tang in a small tank, even the small tangs need room to swim. If they dont have it, they get stressed, unhealthy and before you know it....dead. That is why it is wrong to have a throw away mentality such as the one you advocate. It is a waste of life of the creature and money to the person buying it on the advice of someone who gives bad advice.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:02 PM   #16
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what your saying is it's allright to kill FW fish or not keep them healthy
Not at all, I meant they are much less costly to maintain properly.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:10 PM   #17
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Mabe im not being clear? You bought it from the FS your only taking it back when it gets to big. Thats not a throw away attitude its a recycle attitude. I got to enjoy it while it was small someone will get to enjoy it while its big. And at the same time i get to enjoy all types of fish
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:14 PM   #18
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Sounds more like a shelter than an aquarium. To each is own....I told you I wasn't a conservative LOL . I still don't agree w/ your practices though.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:24 AM   #19
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Some people want to keep the same fish for 20 years. And ill do the same as long as they dont out grow my tank if so there goners. Im not asking you to agree you keep your fish how ever you feel is right. I was simply trying to give some one my opinion not every one agrees all the time. But then now mabe that person who posted this topic will go out and get the fish he/she really wants instead of the fish some forum says he/she should get because some book they read says that a naso tang will grow to 18''. It might but in how many years? If it took 5 years to out grow his or her tank then that was money well spent in my book. Five years of enjoyment thats pretty good for 59.99
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I'll keep this in mind. It seems pretty happy now and has room to swim. I'll have to find a good LFS. The Petco I got it from has all 10-15 gal tanks and that would be worse for it.
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