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  1. Thread: Blackfish

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    So a country bans dolphin captivity and it should...

    So a country bans dolphin captivity and it should be ridiculed because of their poverty rate? I mean what kind of a debate is that? It is both offensive (I might be Indian) and pretentious.

    That...
  2. I do not think this is a dream. I read MAC's last...

    I do not think this is a dream. I read MAC's last report. They were going to have a meeting with major actors of the trade. Unfortunately that is when they stopped ...
    I think there are enough...
  3. Thanks, i have noticed that as well where i go...

    Thanks, i have noticed that as well where i go get my fish.
  4. This is very noble of you. I do as well. There is...

    This is very noble of you. I do as well. There is probably a lot that can be done to better educate new aquarists. Unfortunately, for the most part, they start their journey at mass retail pet...
  5. Yes indeed, William. But we are part of the...

    Yes indeed, William. But we are part of the trade. 4 out 5 pet stores i have been to do not know where the aquatic life they sell come from.
    Let me provide this example. Toxic chemicals in paint,...
  6. Thank you for your answer. Education will help....

    Thank you for your answer. Education will help. If you had a chance to, what would you do?
  7. I personally feel it is an important topic. We...

    I personally feel it is an important topic. We (Americans) drive the worldwide demand for ornamental aquatic life. As you rightfully point out, we can drive change with our wallet. I am wondering if...
  8. Thread: Blackfish

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    until now, it was more or less a civil debate,...

    until now, it was more or less a civil debate, now your bullying approach is offending me. have a nice time in your glass tower.
  9. Thread: Blackfish

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    if you are going to "debate" about a documentary,...

    if you are going to "debate" about a documentary, then perhaps yes, it would have helped you.

    An Apt Metaphor -- You are still not addressing the elephant in the room. Is captivity suitable for...
  10. Thread: Blackfish

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    31937 talking about India and keeping marine...

    31937 talking about India and keeping marine mammals in captivity ...
  11. Thread: Blackfish

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    Well, you have obviously not watched the...

    Well, you have obviously not watched the documentary. You are wrong. Watch it! There is nothing educational about these programs. That they can jump, do as commended?


    Actually, if you did a bit...
  12. Thread: Blackfish

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    Oh trust me, they can eat as much mercury tainted...

    Oh trust me, they can eat as much mercury tainted meat as they wish. We've evolved as a specie to become more humane. I think this is what we're discussing here. To my knowledge, horse eaters do not...
  13. Thread: Blackfish

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    And that should be enough to park them and train...

    And that should be enough to park them and train them for our amusement?


    No, i am not (sorry i don't see the point you're trying to make). I am sure your catfish will not last long in a glass...
  14. Is there such a thing as a responsible aquarist?

    Hi-

    I know, a bit provocative but I feel it is an important topic (if you feel it should be posted elsewhere, do not hesitate to move it).
    I have owned SW and FW aquariums. I love to explore...
  15. Thread: Blackfish

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    Well, you can look a it this way. Many people...

    Well, you can look a it this way. Many people would love to have another job if they could. Perhaps she felt (as did another trainer in that documentary) responsible for their well-being. But at the...
  16. Thread: Blackfish

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    no and yes. i don't go to zoos, i can't take it....

    no and yes. i don't go to zoos, i can't take it. but i did take my boys to public aquariums. there is an educational purpose i do not contest. seeing sharks, rays, white sturgeons, seahorses,...
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    Unfortunately, i think this program is no longer...

    Unfortunately, i think this program is no longer operating. Anyone?
  18. Thread: Blackfish

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    Well, i watched it (netflix). it's shocking. That...

    Well, i watched it (netflix). it's shocking. That these creatures are kept in such tiny pools is beyond me. I've read the thread. I don't have much to add to fierfly's arguments against such program....
  19. thanks, it makes sense watching the video

    thanks, it makes sense watching the video
  20. Do eels regurgitate food or is there certain food to avoid?

    A buddy of mine called me yesterday to let me know he got super elevated level of nitrates and could not understand why it happened. He has a SW reef and got an eel a few weeks ago. Connecting the...
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    Yes, that seems to be the consensus. I have spent...

    Yes, that seems to be the consensus. I have spent way too much time on their customer forum, and still could spend more time and ask more questions cause one agent seems to contradict another.
    ...
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    Well, i am more concerned with the salt than the...

    Well, i am more concerned with the salt than the ammonia. The reaction of salt + ammomia is only known to me (but i don't claim to know everything) as quaternary ammonium, a disinfectant :ghostface:...
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    Thank you. Could the salt eventually affect pH,...

    Thank you. Could the salt eventually affect pH, especially if around 6?
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    but do they?

    but do they?
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    Excellent, Byron, excellent ... Thank...

    Excellent, Byron, excellent ...



    Thank you, i did not know that, and that might explain the unexplainable occurrence my uncle is having on his aquarium, very soft water, PH 6. Ammonium 1ppm...
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