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  1. Default Any one else google at the fish store?


    0 Not allowed!
    It never fails, it doesn't matter how much I research and prepare, there's always something at the fish store that either I didn't think to look up, or looks way better in person than online so I didn't bother to look it up. The good fish store is an hour away so inevitably I end up pulling out the phone and googling fish compatibility in public. I know I must look like an ass walking around staring at my phone and ignoring all the workers, but I gotta have my facts right I can't tell you how many times an in store google has saved me from making a mistake, most recently almost buying a Synodontis I thought was a dwarf that actually got over a foot.
    Last edited by FinalJenemba; 06-08-2012 at 02:33 AM.
    "At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19

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    Thats what I do a lot. Helps. Certainly. I find it more private to go back to the greenhouses though. No one is interested in plants
    Its Phillip, not Origami.
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    0 Not allowed!
    I do it all the time. One store I go to changes out what it gets a lot so I like to look them up when I am there ( even though we are buying no new fish other than replacement right now).

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    0 Not allowed!
    Same here. What sucks though if my brother forgets his phone. My phone doesn't have internet because i never needed it, until i got into fishkeeping. Lol

    What I do then, i just list the names of the fish and research when i get back home.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

    Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Always do it. The worst is, as your searching your phone dies -_- Then you have to go back home look whatever you need to look up. Figure out it works in your tank and then go back.
    10 Gallon Nano Tank

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    0 Not allowed!
    I have googled at the fish store a few times. Sadly though it seems the two good lfs I frequent in my city don't really get anything worth googling anymore.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    0 Not allowed!
    I do it frequently, google and the AC fish database have saved me quite a bit of hassle on several occassions!
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    0 Not allowed!
    I do it all the time and it has saved me a few times. Unfortunately my connection is so bad inside the building that it takes 10x longer than it would if I was outside with a good connection but I'm always too lazy to go outside to do it instead of just looking at the fish with a bad connection.

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    0 Not allowed!
    All the time. Sometimes I see a species I'm not familiar with and I check its requirements before I consider buying.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    0 Not allowed!
    my phone has no reception at the fish store I use.

    Thankfully the owner is really friendly and lets me use his computer in his office!

    I've even used it to do stuff on the site of the fish club I run ;)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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