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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Bluez_01, Aug 2, 2016.

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  2. Beginner

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  3. Intermediate

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  1. Bluez_01

    Bluez_01 Registered

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    So I was at work yesterday ( I work for a large super store in the marine section), and one of the customers requested that they speak to a "Professional" to one of my colleges, so they pointed them in my direction (As I am pretty much the only one with any knowledge really of marine systems).

    Anyways, this got me thinking, I dont class myself as a "professional" by any means, so I was wondering what do you class yourself as...?
    Please be honest, in the poll, if you do class yourself as professional then please say so, its not a moral booster thing, I am just curious to see what members class themselves as when someone asks them.
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  2. Eaval

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    a professional just means you make a living by doing it - doesnt make you an expert - and I would rank expert above professional any day ;)

    I class myself as Intermediate overall.
    Some parts of the hobby I am more knowledgeable than others.
     
  3. CEECH

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    Beginner for sure as i have allot to learn even though i can advise on some things there is a huge amount i still need to learn about and will most likely be learning for a very long time indeed :)
     
  4. 372xp

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    Maybe that should be a professional or a pro. Very few of us make a living out of reef keeping but a lot of us are 'pros'. I know a pro is just an abreviation of professional but they kinda mean different things.
    I am a pro with nuisance algae issues and most SPS, but a novice with softies and Intermediate with LPS. Semi pro with tangs.
     
  5. warby

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    I'd probably go intermediate to be honest as I think got a decent all round knowlegde of the hobby
     
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    none of the above - if i had to - 45 years in the hobby and still clueless smiley-sex020
     
  7. CEECH

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    get out of that Gordo you are in a class of your own Inventor :)
     
  8. Tuckersdaughter

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    well see to me atm I would of said I am a beginner due to going from a soft coral tank to a lps, sps, tank and setting up calcium reactor I was clueless about but if I was still on a soft coral tank, I would say Intermediate.
     
  9. 372xp

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    So much modesty! We are all pros when it comes to our own tanks, other peoples are a different matter.
     
  10. Bluez_01

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    There will be a Twist to this at the end, and I think that will be more interesting to see the results than this one... Big Thumbs Up
     
  11. penzo

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    I'd say I'm intermediate,got quite a good knowledge, still got lots to learn.Just got into sps so still learning there.
     
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  12. warby

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    You can't say that and leave it there we NEED to know the twist haha

    sent from my s6 using Tapatalk!
     
  13. killi

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    I would consider myself as a intermediate,after 40 years of fish keeping i'm still learning,
     
  14. PaulW

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    Intermediate for me. I have a good general knowledge of marine but lack knowledge and experience in certain areas. Things change that quickly in this hobby it's hard for anyone to be an expert in all things marine
     
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    I'll go beginner for me ,some knowledge in some stuff but learning all about others still
     
  16. Bluez_01

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    [MENTION=20322]warby[/MENTION] Just waiting on a couple of the long time members to post and vote, but you know what its like, the longer they have been on here, the longer it takes for them to get around the site, (Hold the door open, have tea and biscuits ready, and put a sign up saying Bingo Today this way!)... Hysterical
     
  17. warby

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    Hahaha yeah that's true!!

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  18. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    I would class myself as intermediate because I have a reasonable understanding of my own tank and its inhabitants. When it comes to others tanks and equipment particularly equipment I dont currently use, I would still class myself as beginner and in some cases,, clueless.
     
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    I don't think many could call themselves experts to be honest. This hobby moves rapidly with new developments seemingly almost every day! Unless you have bottomless pockets you'll never be able to answer all the technical questions that may be asked. As for me, I class myself as intermediate, Ok with fishy stuff, ok with softies, ok with general stuff, LPS, I'm reasonable, SPS I'm fuggin' clueless!!!!!!!! I can't be ar*ed with keeping nutrient levels inside seemingly (to me anyway!!! lol) impossible boundaries! I've been keeping marines for more than 30yrs but still learn constantly. What happened to me recently is a for instance! I've genuinely never seen something like that before. To be honest sometimes in marines I think problems tend to be combinations of things that get out of hand.
     
  20. CEECH

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    Who is the expert :) i see one vote for it :)
     
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