be carefull what advice you believe on the internet

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by FransSny, 7 May 2009.

  1. FransSny

    FransSny

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    just thought id share this 'advice" i found on an international site:

    Re: Saltwater Fishtank

    Have been keeping salt tanks for about 15 years currently have 3. Want more missus said no.

    Very simple to set up just get a decent pump. Good overflow filter would be fine. Collect your water from the sea so you dont have to make it up and cycle it. Throw in a couple of hermit crabs or snails from the becah asa well for a few days t get the bacteria to build up.

    After a bout a week throw in your fish. Dont throw in heaps a few at a time. As mentioned in previous posts the biggest killer in marine tanks is overfeeding as this causes builds upo in waste. Only feed fish about once evry 2 days. Anyhting dead in the tank must be removed immediately or else this will kill your fish.

    Also mentioned in the other posts dont top up with saltwater just use fresh water out of the tap asthe salt content always stays the same.

    If you want coral you will need a double fluro batten and proper marine lights ( not expensive). Onec up an d running easier than freshwater.

    I have never successfully kept mullet though I have kept just about everything else you can name. They tend to like running water, though if you get a heap of little bream and few whiting and soles and flathead you can make an awesome estuary tank.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    OUCH! That IS TERRIBLE ADVICE Frans! That is really unacceptable that people like this "is allowed" to post crap like this.....

    Unless this is another joker, who is actually trying his/her/it's UTMOST BEST to p!$$ the marine community off!

    UNFORTUNATELY, newbies would believe this crap!
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    jacques i actually checked his profile...he seems legit

    SCARY
     
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    thats is scary!! Gee!
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yowza, that is one of the scariest things i have read in a long time.....How long ago was the advice posted?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Eish hectic. Thats how people get out of the hobby so fast.
     
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    No wonder he has kept about everything, they are always dying and he keep on chucking other condemned fish in there. Nothing lasted.
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    That's not good, not good at all! :( Can't someone do something? One of the mods or if someone has a connection to maybe remove that? I'm sure something can be done. Was this on a forum where one can reply?
     
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    shees thats a terrible post. thats worse that our own aptasia killing sharks :( man, that post has set my blood boiling. i take this hobby way to seriously but someone is gonna believe that stuff and thats killing innocent things. There has to be some accountability to your postings, giving poor and bad advice is unforgivable in my NOT So HO
     
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    Isn't it a bit late for April's fools jokes?
     
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    so u mean we CAN'T use tapwater???? :(
    haha, jk
     
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    i think we mean you cant do ANY of the above! :(
     
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    well if its any better, that is atleast from 2005 and Australian, and mainly fisherman trying to keep things alive enough long enough to kill them on a hook......but still a horrid read thru :(
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    mmmmm...aussie advice, one should know better:whistling:
     
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