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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby scpion on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:01 am

FADE2BLACK_1973 wrote:
That was just well put. I know who im getting to write out my final words for my funeral.... :D


LoL!! Nah.. Plenty of clean fresh water is enough to keep most living things alive and kicking for a good long period of time!
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby puffykid on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:40 am

I owe all my fish keeping knowledge to this forum. When I was a little kid I tried to raise fish but I didn't know anything about cycling (either did my dad) so I kept killing fish, it's so nice to keep fish for longer then a few months. My fish are healthy and bratty now cause of what I learned here. I got really lucky I ended up here instead of some other forum like mfk.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby sgtmyers88 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:49 am

I agree with this thread. My GSP's would be long dead by now and would not look as beautiful as they are now!

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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby RTR on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:13 am

Some years back I gave up trying to save the world from "community" tanks and minimum water partials. Local "experts" can enjoy their "sufficiently" clean tanks. At least they get to buy new fish more often than I do. And they get a lot more experience treating diseases than I do.

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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby Flutter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:25 am

I'm glad you're still saving us from them :lol: I find I'm not even attracted to them anywhere. Perhaps a pairing of compatible fish that occupy different niches but not a smorgasbord of random fish. I try to help who I can but it doesn't go far given that the local 'experts' disagree.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:05 pm

This site should receive an award for having the most dedicated fish owners.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby Gooburz on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:09 pm

I'm thankful for this site, and i'll be happy my F8's will be in a new home soon and thanks to the experts on this forum I know so much more about these little guys and hope to get a 2nd or 3rd tank up and running.....permitting the wife lets me lol.

And thanks to the ideas and suggestions of several I have a great tank going for my snails and in the new place i'll be setting up a breeding tank for Cherry shrimp. If all goes well i can be self sufficient for feeding my puffers (minus treats from the local fish market for fresh stuff).
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:13 am

Yeah this is a great site that mainly focus on puffers. I have found that sites that focus on one type of species usually give the best advice for that species. Average fish sites and forums are not the best sites to give good advice on puffers. So you usually see PufferPunk in just about every last one of them tryin her best. And she is one reason alot of us end up here.

Back when I got my 1st puffer, which was a GSP back in 1990. There was not much info on them except for they was BW puffers or FW puffers some places would call them. Man, how this site really makes a difference.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:52 am

I used to post advice to about 20 different forums, in addition to being on the WWM Crew but it was too much.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby kcartwright856 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:23 am

I try to help other places when I can about DPs, which is the only species I know everything about, but I just get told that I'm wrong. I don't have thick skin, so I just stopped.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby kcartwright856 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:28 am

FADE2BLACK_1973 wrote:Yeah this is a great site that mainly focus on puffers. I have found that sites that focus on one type of species usually give the best advice for that species. Average fish sites and forums are not the best sites to give good advice on puffers.


Most of what I meant about my original post was that the information on keeping puffers happy and healthy, which seems excessive to those not experienced with puffers, is how I feel that all fish should be treated.

Fish love and deserve fresh water, and as much of it as we can realistically give them. It keeps them happier and healthier, and that's what keeping aquariums should be about.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby RTR on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:34 am

We are far from perfect here. But at least we do know that. We are all still learning. So long as we can keep that up, there is hope for the future.

I have learned that I cannot help everybody. I also have learned that fighting uphill battles on sites that want nothing but quick fixes is a waste of time and energy.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:02 am

RTR wrote:We are far from perfect here. But at least we do know that. We are all still learning. So long as we can keep that up, there is hope for the future.

I have learned that I cannot help everybody. I also have learned that fighting uphill battles on sites that want nothing but quick fixes is a waste of time and energy.



Well atleast people can get alot better answers to their questons and alot better advice here then from any other site for their puffers. That counts alot.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby kcartwright856 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:14 pm

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/sh ... uffer-in-3

Can you guys help me out with this one if I promise to never, ever try to help anyone again?

I feel humiliated.
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Re: How TPF taught me to be a good fishkeeper.

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm

I read it. I wont waste my time tryin to help anybody on MFK's anymore but I do go in there and read and might try to give advice. But when the wolves come rushin in, I rather be a lone wolf rather then join the pack. This site is MFK's sister site so that is not sayin much. Site's that everyone knows everything, well they think they do anyways. So IMO, just wasting your breath. Grow a thicker skin and you will survive in those aggresive sites....lol. I just dont like to argue as much as use to, so thats one reason I pretty much gave up on those sites..lol. But there are still a handfull of good people with pretty good knowledge left in there. BTW, MFK's do make really cool shirts though..
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