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Old 10-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #11
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I've told many many people the requirements for a rainbow shark, having had one, and using my personal experience as a guideline for them. Still, right after I blow their minds by telling them that although I would recommend a 75 gallon, I rehomed mine to someone with 125 gallon tank, they say things like "oh, well mine seems really happy in my 10 gallon, so I'm just going to keep him, because I love him SO much".

That's when the tough love gloves come on.....
That should be when u leave the thread never to return as there obviously not in this hobby to learn the ins and outs and are not worth the time. Can't save every fish unfortunately.
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While you're welcome to have that opinion... it would be irresponsible for someone who knows that your setup isn't giong to work to not say so. If someone calls you an idiot because you have something going on that shouldn't be, that's one thing... but if they're simply informing you of a mistake, then that's the responsible thing to do.
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While you're welcome to have that opinion... it would be irresponsible for someone who knows that your setup isn't giong to work to not say so. If someone calls you an idiot because you have something going on that shouldn't be, that's one thing... but if they're simply informing you of a mistake, then that's the responsible thing to do.
Again, that's what I'm telling people to do. Constructive criticism, telling people the requirements.
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That should be when u leave the thread never to return as there obviously not in this hobby to learn the ins and outs and are not worth the time. Can't save every fish unfortunately.
I will not leave their thread until I've exhausted all of my resources in trying to help and teach them.

Just because they don't "get it" right away, you should never presume it to mean that they don't care.

In my eyes, every one of them is worth the time. More importantly, every one of their fish is worth the time.
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That's what people should be doing, that is letting the person know the requirements, which is what I said should be happening? I don't think u read the post properly.
Sorry to tell my opinion!!!

But i read it properly...

Maybe you are frustrated because someone told you something you dont do properly but if that was'nt true, then its over, if that was true just do what you need to do!

Its one of the smoothiest forum...
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I have for every tank and more and more for each subsequent tank. And bot all the fish die it just some die for unknown reasons and I think it's down to this natural method people use.

Why are the "experts" so against new age chemical that make the job easier and more enjoyable. And also better for the fish.
Because they dont try it!!

They work!
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I think, too, that "constructive criticism" is subject to differing theories of interpretation. What I might see as constructive, you might see as harsh. Neither is right, neither is wrong, as both are opinion.
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I think that there are some people who ask for "constructive criticism", when they're really only looking for the first half of that statement. Our responsibility as experienced fishkeepers is two-fold:

1. Constructive - Providing suggestions for improvement, and information on different aquarium topics.

2. Criticism - Correcting misinformation, and letting people know that what they are doing is sub-optimal or harmful.

You have to understand that not everyone possesses what I'll call "exclusionary logic".

I say: "2+2 = 4"

Someone with exclusionary logic: "Well if 2+2 = 4, then 2+2 shouldn't equal 5, or 8, or 25."

Someone without exclusionary logic: "Well he didn't say that 2+2 doesn't equal 3, so I think 2+2 is just fine equaling 3."

Translation:

Me: "A betta would really enjoy a 6 gallon tank."

Someone without exclusionary logic: "Well, he didn't say that a vase was bad - so I'll keep using my vase."
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Me: "A betta would really enjoy a 6 gallon tank."

Someone without exclusionary logic: "Well, he didn't say that a vase was bad - so I'll keep using my vase."

Wow, I didn't understand any of that mathematical stuff that preceded it, but I understand the above part all too well.......
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This thread has completely and totally turned in to a mess of people arguing, name calling, and just plain childish behavior. It's fine to have adult conversations on here, but when it turns in to personal attacks, it's not alright. I'd highly suggest everyone involved re-read our community rules, as we do not tollerate this behavior.

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