14 clowns and regal dead lfs

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  1. mandarinman

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    i went to lfs in richwood a friend of mine works there. the owner who is off site and does all orders etc had not brought water or salt for water changes on marine tanks for months. just kept on pitching up and putting more fish in tanks. last night i popped in and in an eighty litre tank with no dsb only a couple of kilos of liverock had twenty two clowns alive plus seven dead on bottom plus one regal lying and struggling to breathe as well as a white anemone that was in a tight ball. i got the guys number and phoned him. the twit said he would pop out today to rectify the situation. i popped past at ten this morning. twelve more clowns dead. i went home got some mixed salt water, and some alpha ****to remove ammonia nitrites and nitrates. went bask to the store. did a twenty five litre water change and dosed the alpha to remove ammonia and nitrites and nitrates. I left at twelve today and still no sight of owner. dang i am so cross cos these fish get shipped across the world to die in a dirty tank. those that survive and are sold will probably have a shorter lifespan and in essence will be a ripoff to the guy who buys them. i charged the guy behind the counter for the chemicals and water( which he seemed to be happy to do)
     
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  3. KeeganP

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    That sucks man, thank God for guys like you. :)
    Hope it gets sorted out....
     
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    Wow Glen :thumbup::thumbup:well done for taking your time to sort that out. But to understand better do they only have one holding tank of 80Ltrs for marines ?

    Just another thing, its not necessary to have a dsb on a holding tank, infact its not a good idea but thats another issues. Also tell him never to mix clowns and other fish again that is a huge no no

    Trev
     
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    good on you dude.
     
  7. mandarinman

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    two holding tanks but the other one had a lion fish in it. the reason i mentioned dsb is because it shows nothing available to remove nutrients. i hate fish being hurt though stupidity.
     
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    stupid shop!
     
  9. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    Ok well good thing they didnt put the lion with the clowns, rem fish arnt sensitive to nutrients even a skimmer does nearly bugger all in a holding tank. Water changes are the order of the day to keep livestock in top notch. Well done buddy you are a hero
     
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    Glen how good would you say your friend is with keeping things running there? would you say anything is perhaps his fault ? does he have any previous experience ?

    Trev
     
  11. Elrond

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    Well done for doing something dude... pity we can't flame the retard...
     
  12. Ghaydeen

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    Nice one you dude ...
     
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    Name and shame I say!
     
  14. Evo R

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    Name and Shame!!!!!!!!!


    O and a tel nr too if you can!!

    I'll give the owner a piece of my mind, something in the line of "Jou DOM @##$$%%&* en jou simpel @#$% !!!!!
     
  15. Neil H

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    well done to Manderinman for doing an excellent thing, hats off


    Guys, naming and shaming is against our rules for legal issues, while i agree with you and would love to name and shame, unfortunately if you "name and shame" admin will be forced to edit your post and you will recieve an infraction for contravining the rules.
     
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    Ok ok i understand.Well hope they learn there lesson and quickly!!!!!!!
     
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    Sorry Neil, time I read the rules again!

    +1 Manderinman
     
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    Hi

    I do understand naming and shaming is a no no. But send PM's to the reefers down there to actually get this guy to understand the implications of his actions and make sure it do not happen again.

    It is incidents like this that could get the governments attention and that could lead to serious problems for all hobbyists. So don't name and shame rather name so others could help. If we as hobbyists and pet shops do not look into and handle problems like this we could all end up on the wrong end of the law makers that do not understand the intricacies of our hobby.

    I would not like to end up like the pharmacies a few years back.

    So mandarinman you rock for acting :yeahdude:
     
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    You are my hero!!!
     
  20. Kunhardt

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    Why arent we allowed to name and shame? Is it because we are trying to be PC or is it because the forum is fearful of legal action being taken against it? If its the later I was reading last week that no forum has ever been successfully sued. Many have been taken to court and have the complainants have lost. Just curious here...
     
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    Name and shame would be an "interesting" option IMHO, and quite fruitless.

    I would rather agree with Moolis, if it is a shop in your area ...PM the person who started the thread and you can personally decide from there if you would like to visit this establishment or not.

    For all forum members know the person starting this thread might have motives , be blowing things out of perportion etc (Glensicle ....not aimed at you bud , I actually commend you on what you did ...youve helped me out before as well...just an example)
     
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