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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by fuzzyferret83, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. hillie

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    I can only imagine the buyer has forgotten he owns it! Perhaps someone with too much money and, clearly, no empathy.

    You guys have done a Stirling/Sterling? Job keeping it going! Even though it must be SO frustrating for you.

    I personally thank you and promise to stick around!

    I'll start some new posts soon with details of our latest tank shenanigans !
     
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  2. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    ive always loved this forum

    and will keep going until one day when its no longer here
     
  3. hillie

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    As said, I've been away for a few years and not been on any other either. Now that we are re-invigorated with our tank, this was the first place I headed to.
     
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    well its good to have you back
     
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  5. hillie

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    Aw, thank you!

    Am looking forward to creating some havoc soon (tee hee).
     
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  6. fuzzyferret83

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    What's the bets one day you'll head over to saltybox and find yourself on a American Aquatic store.
     
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  7. hillie

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    Well, when that day arrives I'll have to say "hi, are y'all having a good day" and then smile as if I mean it......
     
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    Going the way of reefcorals.co.uk I’m afraid.

    The hobby is getting thinner and thinner
     
  9. fuzzyferret83

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    I disagree good shops are thriving and there are UK based forums with good activity. Just a shame saltybox has been let to slide as much as it has
     
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    I think people's first point of call is to Google their questions. Today people want instant results.

    Now that we are re-invigorated, we started googling our questions and threads from other forums show in the results. Never see any from TSB tho.

    So we decided to come back to TSB ..,
    I have always enjoyed the comeraderie of this site and have learnt to trust the advice given on here. I find people on the other sites to be quite aggressive and bombastic, but that's just my personal opinion.
     
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  11. fuzzyferret83

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    You must be talking about the American sites(well apart from this one that is now technically American)
     
  12. fuzzyferret83

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    Ah google a very dangerous place for accurate answers. Probably didn't see anything from TSB as no one is posting lol

    I wouldn't trust the advice given on here of the posts in help and advice I've flicked through half of them the advice is wrong/dangerous/or wrong actions not corrected, a quarter haven't been answered at all and the final quarter are ok lol. As for the camaraderie think that might of left with most the members.

    The few that I've interacted with seem friendly enough though just a shame the place is so barren
     
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  13. hillie

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    I must qualify....I trusted the advice of long-standing TSB members whose respect was earnt over the years.

    Yes, Google gives such conflicting advice!

    @superdart .... do you still come on here?
     
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    I do think good shops are doing well but there are lots of shops which have closed. Lots of people including myself purchase secondhand dry good off forums such as this and UR. I would also say more people now than ever purchase livestock off forums. Since I’ve been in the hobby corals have gone crazy in price so it’s much cheaper and softer to purchase frags off members from good sites.
     
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    I tend to agree, the way prices have gone up the last few years I wouldn’t like to be setting up a tank now without buying from the second hand market.
     
  16. jim_fitz

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    i think you get quite good advice on here

    hopefully you were looking at old posts especially were the advice is dangerous

    and we'd sure appreciate it if you could help advise people going forward

    would certainly help getting us someway back to were we once where
     
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  17. fuzzyferret83

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    Some of them were quite old yes. More than happy to chip in where I can.
     
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  18. jim_fitz

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    Thank you
     
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  19. hillie

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    I always find that all advice can either be taken, parked or ignored. But most importantly researched and challenged until sure!
     
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    We are all amateurs after all

    I give advice freely and hope it helps

    But often others suggest alternatives and I learn from that
     
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