Stupid Comments / Advise from LFS

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi All

    After hearing comments from other people I thought I would start this thread not to bash the LFS (No need to mention names guys - as if they read this they know who they are), but rather to highlight some of the poor advice/comments that LFS have given, not to say that all LFS are poor!

    2 comments I've heard:

    • "Yellow Tangs are known to love eating corals" :whistling:
    • Advice given to a lady when buying a new SW tank. "just fill with your hose pipe, add a cap full of dechlorinator(SP?), and add the salt, add the Bio rock, and next weekend you can come and get a bunch of fish." This was only like a 150-200 litre tank.:censored:
    So what bad comments have you heard? BUT LEASE DON'T MENTION NAMES, THIS IS NOT A MUD SLINGING THREAD!:nono:
     
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  3. crispin

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    'LR is a waste of money, just use any rock from your garden, just make sure you wash it very well. '

    ' Dont get test kits they are inaccurate anyway'

    ' Galaxy corals are great for nano's' (not a LFS but a guy owning a nano and trying to sell me the galaxy!
     
  4. Jaco Schoeman

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    Eish... lIghty, you are gonna open up a can of worms here...:whistling: But this should be intersting... Tagging along here.

    The worst advice I got, (when I started out, and was still bying everything) is to only have an Eheim canister filter for filtration. :(

    Wasted a good R1200 there... This however was not given to me by any MASA member or sponsor, but another LFS.

    PS: lIgthy, maybe just change your post to be LFS and not L-P-S, as the site sees L-P-S as Large Polyp Stony... :razz:
     
  5. aslam

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    Very interresting thread this,tagging.I think the worst information I got was,reefkeeping is so easy,all you have to do is top up.The lfs owner didnt even know himself that water changes are required.
     
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    You can pic up your nennie after a week of running your tank
     
  7. danimal

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    phosphate is the only test you need....
     
  8. dallasg

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    i have heard
    All our fish are reef friendly, they are found all over the world on reefs
     
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    A lady bought a few corals not knowing its not meant for freshwater
     
  10. lIghty

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    Mods, please change title LPS to LFS, thx Jaco;)
     
  11. crispin

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    lol, now thats good logic
     
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  12. danimal

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    was also told that a tank only takes about 3 days to run in, thereafter can add as much fish as I want
     
  13. crispin

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    for the sake of diplomacy, post retracted
     
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    I was asked the other day why I buy two drums of RO water every week, when I said that I do weekly water changes, the response was. "Why??? you only have to do that every 6 months, look at our show tank and we never do any water changes".

    Needles to say this LFS replaces the coral in the display tank on a weekly basis. Dump asses.

    Also one was that you only need to run your protein skimmer 3 hours a day it will save you on electricity.
     
  16. shane

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    I was caught by an LFS when I was just starting my first 6 foot marine tank that the dreaded Jebo skimmer would be more than adequate for this size tank. I am sure that there are many people that have been caught like this before.
    cheers
     
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    Yip, I walked into an LFS and said I had a 2m tank, what skimmers could he offer me, he said they were running a special on the Jebo skimmers but he recommended I should use two of them because of the size of my tank. :cursing:
     
  18. Tobes

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    "Red flame scallops are easy to keep, they don't require any feeding"

    "Suncorals and carnation (cauliflower) corals are easy to keep, no problem"

    Nothing was mentioned about feeding each individual pollyp or that they don't need light etc.

    And this is a well known LFS :whistling:
     
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    I think that it is a crying shame that they can produce and sell those Jebo queen skimmers. They are still such a pile of :censored:
    Cheers
     
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    They are quite lekka for target practice :whistling:

    ...or fill them with sand and use as a door stopper :p
     
  21. Dewald@Dorry

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    There where so many instances, so i'll post as I remember..

    • You have to get at least a 300l system as this is the minimum for reef keeping (LFS trying to sell me their biggest tank)
    • You have to bury the foot of the nennie in the sand so the roots can grow.:P:lol::1:(Advise given to one lady in the shop)
    • When youre fish gets white spot, just catch them and whipe it off with your fingers
    • A skimmer rated at 70 Litres (R150) and bio balls will be more than enough filtration for my 400l system.
     
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