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Old 07-28-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Complete guide for Newbies from a Newbie.

Ok, so here it is. If you are new to this hobby and this forum it can be overwhelming. I thought it would be good to give some advice from a newbie’s perspective. Here goes.

You will never have enough money to do what you want. Get over it.

Whatever you have done so far is wrong. Trust me.

You need to learn to speak and read in acronyms. Things like LFS, LF, LS, ASAP, PDQ, DQ, USPS. Ok so the last 4 don’t really apply here but you never know right? And by the way, LFS which stands for Live Fish Store. Is it really necessary to add the word “Live”. I mean if it were a dead fish store you would call it a supermarket or a sushi bar wouldn’t you?

You will get kicked off this forum if you tell anyone’s spouse how much they spend on this hobby. Any questions, refer back to the first piece of advice.

No matter how good the advice was you just followed, someone will say “Oh my God. Don’t do that!!!!” right after you have done it.

Last and most important, the people on this forum are great.

Ok, so this was the humorous side of it but that is ok. You are going to need a good laugh. Trust Me!
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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I always thought lfs was local fish store
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And... LFS does stand for Local Fish Store. You can find a complete list of acronyms here. If they aren't made up (you'd be amazed how many people just shorten 3 word names down to letters), you can hover over the acronym and it will tell you what it means.
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I always thought lfs was local fish store
See what did I tell you, whatever you do you are wrong.
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Fowlr..I finally get it now...thanks lol
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Thanks for confirming that for me.
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Wow!!!! I just realized something. I graduated from Newbie to "Aquarium Advice Regular". I am moving up in the world.
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Wow!!!! I just realized something. I graduated from Newbie to "Aquarium Advice Regular". I am moving up in the world.
Congrats! So have I! I just joined 2 days ago.
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Ok, so here it is. If you are new to this hobby and this forum it can be overwhelming. I thought it would be good to give some advice from a newbie’s perspective. Here goes.

You will never have enough money to do what you want. Get over it.

Whatever you have done so far is wrong. Trust me.

You need to learn to speak and read in acronyms. Things like LFS, LF, LS, ASAP, PDQ, DQ, USPS. Ok so the last 4 don’t really apply here but you never know right? And by the way, LFS which stands for Live Fish Store. Is it really necessary to add the word “Live”. I mean if it were a dead fish store you would call it a supermarket or a sushi bar wouldn’t you?

You will get kicked off this forum if you tell anyone’s spouse how much they spend on this hobby. Any questions, refer back to the first piece of advice.

No matter how good the advice was you just followed, someone will say “Oh my God. Don’t do that!!!!” right after you have done it.

Last and most important, the people on this forum are great.

Ok, so this was the humorous side of it but that is ok. You are going to need a good laugh. Trust Me!
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