07-10-2013, 07:14 PM #81
010 Gallon: 8 Platys, 2 Guppies, Snails, some RCS, and plants
40 Gallon Breeder: 10 Rosy Tetras, 10 Red & Blue Colombian Tetras, 10 Marbled hatchets, 7 Pristella Tetras, 6 Sterbai Corys, 1 Ancistrus "Rio Tocantins", 2 Re-homed Platys, plants and DW
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07-11-2013, 09:32 AM #82
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I am agreeing with everything in between.
Yes, you should have some basic knowledge in your field.
Yes to a higher responsibility to excel in your workplace, let's have a little pride and integrity
On Spot! To relying on the capacity of one's own intellect rather than on the words of others
A little personal responsibility goes a long way...
11-23-2013, 05:32 PM #83Member Molly
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i used to frequent a LFS in the middle of san francisco, the store was a hole in the wall in a run down part of town owned by a nice older asian couple and a few of their kids or grandkids worked their.
the elderly couple spoke broken english and the kids would help but the older man wouldnt sell you a fish without knowing your tank inhabitants, water parameters, tank size ,filter system, if you didnt have a water sample you didnt get a fish.
every tank in his store was lightly stocked with fish and heavily planted. You could tell they really cared about the fish they kept and felt like they were adopting a child out everytime someone purchased a fish and they would take the time to answer any and all questions, very informative.
Having said that this store is definitely not the norm in the fish trade industry but i find that it is becoming more common than say 10 years ago.
when i go into a lfs and they cant answer basic questions or dont have time to i dont frequent that store, when i go to a LFS i expect that the person helping me knows what they are doing i find that those peoples fish are happier and healthier.