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Old 11-17-2010, 01:52 PM   #1 
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Big Al's fail

I forgot to tell you guys this story...

But last time I was at Big Al's picking up some Java moss and a piece of driftwood to set up my 5 gallon tank, I asked the girl who was helping me if they had anything they could give me that I could seed my tank with. She looked confused. I told her it was for cycling, but again, she looked confused.

I explained that I was setting up a new 5 gallon tank and I was wondering if they could give me some gravel, or a piece of filter media, or anything that could help me establish a cycle.

She lead me to the front and showed me those tubes that claim to have bacteria that can instantly cycle your tank or whatnot, though people here generally agree that it doesn't work.

Anyway, she showed me that and was telling me about how it instantly sets up a biological cycle in the tank, so I can add the fish the next day.
Then she told me that when I did my water change EVERY MONTH OR SO, I should add some more.

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #2 
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Oh geez...

I asked my LFS for some filter media or gravel & they said I couldn't have any, then said I should
"just use zebra danios".

I asked about using a cocktail shrimp (knowing it would work also), and she said "NOOO that will make the WRONG bacteria!!! It's the bad kind! Use fish to cycle, TRUST ME" ...

Probably saved me a big headache because petstore fish often have parasites & stuff..but still...
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #3 
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Good grief! lol
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #4 
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Another misinformed pet store employee...
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #5 
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Dear lord.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:36 PM   #6 
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Kind of sad considering Big Al's is a fish store...IE you would expect them to know about these things. I think it's mostly just this employee though, she's done some other questionable things too.
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