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Old 08-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #101
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Costs !!! I truly want to support my locally owned, aquarium shop but its hard to continually pay 10 - 20 percent higher than Online or the big box stores. I am starting to get somewhat jaded.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #102
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Costs !!! I truly want to support my locally owned, aquarium shop but its hard to continually pay 10 - 20 percent higher than Online or the big box stores. I am starting to get somewhat jaded.
Agreed! 10 bucks here, 12 bucks there adds up very quickly. Before ya know it, you have a lot of money invested.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:23 PM   #103
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Sorry another pet peeve, it seems so elitist that aquarium plants are so commonly referred to by their scientific name. Nearly as maddening is the excuses used to justify this practice. Open a seed catalog, tomatoes are called tomatoes, not Solanum Lycopersicum. I'm pretty sure there are more varieties of tomatoes than Crypts. But then again I always order a medium at Starbucks!
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #104
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Trying to convince my wife that every time we go anywhere if there is a fish store that we need to stop.
"but we gotta stop, just to see what they have. I promise to mot buy anything."
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #105
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Sorry another pet peeve, it seems so elitist that aquarium plants are so commonly referred to by their scientific name. Nearly as maddening is the excuses used to justify this practice. Open a seed catalog, tomatoes are called tomatoes, not Solanum Lycopersicum. I'm pretty sure there are more varieties of tomatoes than Crypts. But then again I always order a medium at Starbucks!
LOL, so true! I don't like it when I see posts with all the scientific names for fish, let alone plants. Its not like we're all botanists and marine biologists.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #106
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I forgot to add one. For us cichlid beginners, sexing Bolivian Rams.

EDIT: Better yet, getting a straight answer on sexing bolivian rams. No agreement whatsoever. lol
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I forgot to add one. For us cichlid beginners, sexing Bolivian Rams.
It's not just for beginners. Those suckers are hard to sex!
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #108
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LOL, so true! I don't like it when I see posts with all the scientific names for fish, let alone plants. Its not like we're all botanists and marine biologists.
I actually like it, because it makes it clear exactly what fish is being referred to, and it makes it so much easier to research it. The same goes for plants I guess- I have a nice lush crypt that I would like to buy more of, but without the scientific name, how can a seller know exactly which one I am chasing?
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But what if you don't know the scientific name, like most people.
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Cross reference and double check!!! That is how you find out!!! (most of the time)

Kinda like how do you look up a word in the dictionary if you don't know how to spell it, hahahahaha!!!
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