Originally Posted by huma-huma
the thing to understand with ATM is that they 1) are not a fan-based hobby and 2) they work with a clientele that tells them what they want, where they want it, and how they want it.... saying no to those types of clients means you are going to be out of business within a year or so. that being said i dont really blame them for building a successful business and supporting several families. i blame the tv channel that cooked up this stupid tv idea and has them nailed down to some stupid horrible scripting and fake acting. the show would be 10x better and perhaps they could actually pass along some good husbandry skills if they werent following that insane dialog
I completely agree. There have been a few threads about these guys. I guess if your wealthy enough to afford one of there tanks, you can afford to have someone else look after it too. I can't imagine many of their clients shoulder deep in water, cleaning algae!!. I agree that some of there practises are not good but as huma-huma said, if your paying for the stock, you get to choose it. I believe the tank is free but the client pays for the stock......
PS.... I have heard stories from fellow members about equally bad advice from there LFS
, so it really is the clients responsibility to do there own research....