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    If you can grab anything from the sea and use it, it's not always that good

    My buddy came back from a snorkeling adventure at rum point and got this AWESOME looking snails

    http://www.reefnews.com/reefnews/photos/flamtong.html

    I was thinking of getting some myself, but unlike my buddy, I always try to do research before I put anything in my tank.

    Well, seems like these snails are called Flamingo tongue snails.

    And he's got about 10 of them LOL.

    Bye bye any soft corals he has.

    so..the moral dilema is..should I tell him, or let him find out on his own and learn a lesson (that I have been trying to tell him over and over again) *don't just slap stuff in your tank, take your time and do the research.

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    For the sake of the corals I would tell him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobez View Post
    For the sake of the corals I would tell him.
    I am with you on that comment.
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    Ya I decided to show him the info. I am just not that mean
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    Cool looking snail. Pity about it's menu choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cres View Post
    Cool looking snail. Pity about it's menu choices.
    I know, they are very awesome looking. I wish they were algea eaters. I would take one or two of them. With shells on them, you dont' have to worry about predators or them being eaten by the power heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGGUNSAR View Post
    Ya I decided to show him the info. I am just not that mean
    So what was his response when you showed him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2frosty4u View Post
    So what was his response when you showed him?
    He shrugged and said "oh"
    I don't think he cares. His tank is only 2 weeks old. It's going through algea bloom stage right now.

    I have warned the guy TIME and TIME again, how to do the tank right. But he just won't listen.

    He has 5 juvi naso tangs, 3 juvi butterfly fish, 2 wierd gobbies, 2 baby (still black and yellow) emporer fish, 3 bi color damsels and a few more fish I am not sure about, and 2 anemones, all in a 40 gal tank!!!!!! ( i would say he has 15-20 fish in it)

    I told him to go get ONE goby and let your tank cycle. Nope...he coudlnt' wait.

    He thinks that you can have 1 inch of fish for every gallon of water you have. (maybe fresh water, but this is salt water)

    So I think his tank will crash.

    Oh well........
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    1 firefish, 1 wrasse, 1 juvi yellow tang, 1 watchman gobi
    70 pounds free Live sand,200 pounds free Live rock
    1 power heads,

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    Sad that all of those great fish are going to die, guess that is the respect when everything is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobez View Post
    Sad that all of those great fish are going to die, guess that is the respect when everything is free.
    That's not always true. I get my fish for free, and I have 2 clowns. One coral angel beauty, one goby and 2 naso tangs (remember they are all juvi's except the goby) *and I don't plan on getting anymore for my 40 gal.

    As soon as one of the naso's gets too big for my tank, I will throw him back in the sea. The way I see it, he would have probably been eaten by then in the wild, so I am actually helping the fish population by releasing a bigger fish that will more than likely have a better chance at survival.

    He's just one of those guys that doens't listen ...ever.

    he worked at a fish store so he thinks he knows it all.
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    1 firefish, 1 wrasse, 1 juvi yellow tang, 1 watchman gobi
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