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Old 07-31-2013, 08:48 AM   #371
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Picotopes are awesome for photos and raising wigglers. I have no problems with using bowls as living art with semi aquatic rooted rhizomes and flowering wisteria, crypts, orchids and lilies- I'm one of those evil fish keepers

I completely overstock my tanks to get their sizes proper for their grown tank mates and to check their temperament... My small heavy rooted vases with betta that I use to simulate dry season and my soon to be upgraded to a 65g 50g Southeast Asian biotope...
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #372
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I was at PetSmart about a week ago and I was exclaiming about all the fish they had and how well taken care if they were (they really were. Their tanks were cleaner than the ones at my LFS) and a man comes up to me and says "I'm sorry, I don't mean to eavesdrop but do you know a lot about fish?"
I tell him I love fish keeping and know a bit.
"Ok well, I bought my daughter 10 fish to out in her 10g tank. When I woke up this morning 9 of them had disappeared! I think one of them ate all the rest!"
I then proceed to ask what kinds of fish he had bought her.
Turns out he had bought one Oscar, and 9 neon tetras.
The worst part: "The lady that was here said they would get along fine!"
I had to convince him that an Oscar needs a mug larger tank then a 10g and they only really go with oscars.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #373
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I was at PetSmart about a week ago and I was exclaiming about all the fish they had and how well taken care if they were (they really were. Their tanks were cleaner than the ones at my LFS) and a man comes up to me and says "I'm sorry, I don't mean to eavesdrop but do you know a lot about fish?"
I tell him I love fish keeping and know a bit.
"Ok well, I bought my daughter 10 fish to out in her 10g tank. When I woke up this morning 9 of them had disappeared! I think one of them ate all the rest!"
I then proceed to ask what kinds of fish he had bought her.
Turns out he had bought one Oscar, and 9 neon tetras.
The worst part: "The lady that was here said they would get along fine!"
I had to convince him that an Oscar needs a mug larger tank then a 10g and they only really go with oscars.
Geez, that is really bad. You'd think common sense would tell him not put really small fish with a big fish (even if he doesn't know anything about fish), but apparently not! That Oscar must have been happy that night.
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my sister and i just got done putting play sand in her new tank last week. her and her boyfriend went to the pet store and they told her play sand was too "sharp" for fish so her boyfriend bought fine grained gravel and they switched it out. I've never heard of anyone saying play sand is too sharp, in fact the play sand looks less sharp than my regular pet store sand. what a waste of 60 lbs of sand
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:21 PM   #375
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Geez, that is really bad. You'd think common sense would tell him not put really small fish with a big fish (even if he doesn't know anything about fish), but apparently not! That Oscar must have been happy that night.
Common sense does not reside in rookie fish keepers :P
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my sister and i just got done putting play sand in her new tank last week. her and her boyfriend went to the pet store and they told her play sand was too "sharp" for fish so her boyfriend bought fine grained gravel and they switched it out. I've never heard of anyone saying play sand is too sharp, in fact the play sand looks less sharp than my regular pet store sand. what a waste of 60 lbs of sand
Anything to make a sale. I hope it at least looks better.
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Anything to make a sale. I hope it at least looks better.
i haven't seen it yet but she put the under gravel filter back in, i told her those things are just poop traps and to get a gravel vac
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Today, I got to see an employee feeding the fishes. She was literally pouring handfuls of fish food to a small number of fish..and to top that off, before that, 2 employees were fighting over who should feed them, because apparently, both of them were "busy"...busy as in playing with the faucet.

She then looked at me and said "it's good to fatten up your fishes to ensure good health."
What.
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I was telling my friend about a great betta tank and once I said the filter is easy to install he said, " oh a filter. I won't need to do water changes right!"
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Just found a craigs list post....

Beta boy for sale!!

He is blue which means he is male!
He comes with a small castle shaped bowl with pink gravel.
We cant keep him because we are moving.
Come and get this little guy, the only fish with personality!
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