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Old 08-08-2013, 02:27 AM   #411
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Well.. They sell food, filters, and other equipment for aquariums. I'm sure they came up with it on their own.

The conversation went something like this:
Guy 1: "If we get them to feed 3x the amount the fish need then we sell 3x the food!"

Guy 2: "That's a great idea! How about this, we tell the idiots to change their filter pads every month as well!"

Guy 1: "Constantly cycling aquarium? That sounds like a perfect place for a bacterial bloom! Perfect to sell our water clarifiers to the loyal customers"

Guy 2: "You know, since they are feeding soo much with a constantly cycling aquarium they will have serious ammonia problems. Lets push an ammonia neutralizer on them too!"

Guy 3: "You are both evil bastards. Also geniuses!"
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Well.. They sell food, filters, and other equipment for aquariums. I'm sure they came up with it on their own.

The conversation went something like this:
Guy 1: "If we get them to feed 3x the amount the fish need then we sell 3x the food!"

Guy 2: "That's a great idea! How about this, we tell the idiots to change their filter pads every month as well!"

Guy 1: "Constantly cycling aquarium? That sounds like a perfect place for a bacterial bloom! Perfect to sell our water clarifiers to the loyal customers"

Guy 2: "You know, since they are feeding soo much with a constantly cycling aquarium they will have serious ammonia problems. Lets push an ammonia neutralizer on them too!"

Guy 3: "You are both evil bastards. Also geniuses!"
Haha I seriously laughed at this! Soumds about right
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Haha I seriously laughed at this! Soumds about right


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I really am starting to wish i hit the jackpot so i can move to a jungle in the middle of south america. Then i can get the cichlids i want for free. And i dont have to deal with politics as much. XD there are flaws in this plan but that is the general idea
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:02 AM   #415
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I dare say the packaging on this tank showed much the same sound advice, given its current contents:
Aquaone 30L Fish tank on Gumtree:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/c-ViewAd?AdId=1025232884
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #416
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Its from the 36g bowfront kit I just got. Im sure its in all aqueon kits
Yeah. It came on a little slip in my Aqueon 10g. I laughed when I read it and threw it away. All my tanks are Tetra Brand now and I like all of them to be plastic because I'm super clumsy and who knows how I could break it.
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This isn't really "advice" persay but I just went to the pet store and to my HORROR, there was a tank with Gouramis, Platys and TIGER BARBS. How more stupid can you get???? There was a dead gourami in the back of the tank, a dead platy at the other end and a bunch of almost FINLESS gourami trying to swim while the barbs ATTACKED them. I pointed it out to the manager and her half assed comment was "It's my Plannogram. I can't change it. Whatever." And walked away. I stormed out of the store and probably won't come back.
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Here is a dumb tip from aqueon!

Need I say more?
25% water change monthly! Noooooo. They should change that third tip to 25% weekly
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I went to one of the privately owned LFS in my town today. At this lfs I have been trading in my overgrown grape caulerpa macro algae from my reef tank and they asked me how I got it to grow so fast because they have been having a hard time keeping it alive. It's always a good thing when your LFS asks you for advice. lol
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I always have a friend feed my fish.
This is a bit off topic but every time I have a friend feed them they either feed way too much, feed the wrong thing (because some foods are too "gross") or forget to feed them enough...
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