I went to a zoo

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  1. paul bloem

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    Hey all

    I don`t know if I can name the zoo but just wanted to share this and get your opinnions on this mater. I went to this zoo to have a look at the aquarium section, I was so upset that i wanted to leave after this. Maybe to the normal person that walk there its nice, but I think I can do a better job than that. most (I think all) of our tanks in our homes are better maintained and stocked than those at this zoo.

    I don`t know the budget that they have to work on or what, but is there no way they can make that section a bit better and is this not suppose to be there for public education?
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    So what exactly was wrong?
     
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    There was only fish only tanks in there, no corals. I might be a bit over sensitive about this.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    fish are MUCH easier and cheaper to keep than corals. Maintanence is also alot easier with fish. You cant expect every zoo to have an amazing reef tank as the zoo has t otank funds etc into account when setting up a tank.
     
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    I do understand that its expensive to setup and my maintain
     
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    Maybe namw whih zoo it is casue someone onthe forum might know why the tanks are the way they are.
    Unless the tanks are badly kept and the livestock is being neglected/mistreated then you cant really complain tht they have fish only displays.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Dude, I think you need a new keyboard :tt2:
     
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    Must be PTA zoo. I was very disappointed in their displays. I think a major thing is lighting. All there tanks were so dimly lit, you could hardly see the fish. To upgrade the tanks would cost a fortune, and from looking at the aquarium, I dont think they have the funds.
     
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    sorry about that.
    i wouldnt blame the keyboard..think i just need to learn how to spell.
     
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    I do not think that this is only our local zoo problem. We as reefers seen good tanks, have good tanks and expect a bit more than the "man on the street"

    When I was in Copenhagen, I went to their aquarium. Not a zoo, but a specialist place, well supposed to be. The cayno was overgrowing the caulerpa and green hairy algae.
     
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