One Pet Shop in Cape Town I have to visit

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  1. hypn

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    Hi Guys,

    Last few days for me in Cape Town. I have however had dismall success when it comes to marine shops with the three I visited, being either badly stocked, small variety or the last one not stocked at all. (waiting for citis).

    If there was one Marine dealer I should visit before I go, who would it be ?

    street address would be appreciated, ;)
     
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    Thanks guys, the shop has slipped my mind - that covers tomorrow and I do need to meet Frans
     
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    Guys, please don't advertise non-sponsors by giving adresses and phone numbers - it is unfair towards our paying sponsors.
     
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    Oops, sorry Tobes

    no harm meant :D
     
  7. Difficult marine

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    Is it dorry pets sponsors?
     
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    yes difficult they are :)
     
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    but why he said sorry...did he do anything wrong?
     
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    His non sponsor recommendation was removed from the post.
     
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    sorry
     
  12. biovolt

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    I was under the impression this forum is there to help fellow MSA users and getting help.
    This makes it seem that the forum is only there to make money :eek: and not about Marine aquariums

    What is the point of the forum if you are not allowed to help someone find a decent pet shop.????
    I am also searching for a local pet shop but unable to find one.

    This is really restricting the freedom of speech and usefulness of the forum.

    I am really disappointed by this!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I don't understand your issue?
     
  14. RiaanP

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    mentioning non-sponsors is fine.
    Promoting them above sponsors, is a bit frown upon.

    As explained.

    I do not think there is anything wrong with this type of business relationship. British Airways have their preferred partners (as they put it). And they do not go out advertising CheapieOld Car Rental above Avis. Same argument actually. If BA wanted the best for its customers they would promote the cheapest car rental company. There are many other such relationships in the business world.

    There is nothing wrong with that, yet you are disappointed.

    Will I impact your freedom of speech. No, I will leave your rant here for the world to see.

    I will not be challenged into editing or removing your post, and thereby provide validation to your outburst.
     
  15. tekkengal

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    Hi @biovolt

    There are several sponsors in Cape Town that are able to support those members in Cape Town as well as several other sponsors in other regions that are more than willing to ship to Cape Town. The sponsors can be found here: Sponsors Forums - Marine Aquariums South Africa

    With regards to why only sponsors are supported you have to understand that these are stores do pay a membership fee to advertise on this forum. In all fairness to these paying sponsors, it would be highly unfair to promote another petstore that does not pay a fee yet still gets the "free" advertising.

    The main focus of MASA is to help other reefers and it is not the intention to stop you from getting help. If you need help with a certain aspect, why not post in the "general" section and ask what you are looking for or need help with? You may get a better reply to your question and better guidance :)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    The thread is four years old? Huh? :m12:
     
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    My issue is this forum is supposed to be here to get advice/ideas and share advice/ideas or am I missing something?

    But now we are not allowed to tell/ask a MSA user where a proper local FS is because this might upset the sponsors and maybe cause the owner of MSA to get less Money.

    This removes any credibility of any local FS mentioned in this forum because we are not allowed to mention a local FS if they are not a sponsor.
    (Being a sponsor does not mean the water quality in the store is good and the fish [FONT=&quot]healthy[/FONT].
    It does not mean the people in the store know what they are talking about[FONT=&quot]… [/FONT] )

    Will you buy expensive fish from a local FS when you don't know if the fish is being poisoned by the water quality being bad?

    In other words : I am not allowed to ask where a proper local FS is, which is the sole reason I visited the site today and that makes the site useless for me.
     
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    It cant be that hard srsly........:lol:
     
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    Remember, forum is here because of SPONSORS, members, and admin. It's sad that you feel the way you do. Like @RiaanP said no mention is actually banned.
     
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  21. MistaOrange

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    There's not many trust worthy lfs here & ones that are trust worthy don't have shop fronts therefore can not be a masa sponsor...
     
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