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Started by dmdr, February 17, 2019, 07:50:26 am

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dmdr

Hi. I saw the ads on Gumtree for FREE STUFF in exchange for 30 posts and so here I am. I'm actually interested in communicating with Adelaide aquarists as well (for plant exchanges etc.), so my reasons for being here aren't entirely cynical!

Anyway yeah, I'm a kiwi who has been living in Adelaide now for about 12 years all up. I started keeping fish in about August last year so I'm pretty new at this. Right now I've got 2 tanks -- one's a standard 2 footer with a thick-lipped gourami in it (aka 'the jungle'), the other's a bespoke 80x25x30 (by me, so it's a bit rubbish. It doesn't leak though) bookcase tank with a 'river tank manifold' under the substrate and a dozen cherry barbs inside. This one's still pretty new and isn't quite done yet (no lid, not fully stocked etc.). Because I need to make 30 posts before I can claim my FREE STUFF I'll post pictures and things separately. What was that I was saying about my reasons for being here not being entirely cynical? Oh well...

I don't keep shrimp but I'm interested in putting some in with Vincent, my gourami, in the hope they'll compete for food with the ramshorn snails I've got in there with him (they're breeding out of control a bit and have scoffed all the floating plants I put in there). I suspect he'll eat them but for free I can take the chance -- plus I bought him some live crickets a few months ago and he wasn't keen on them, so I might get lucky. I'm also interested in the MTSes on offer -- my newer tank has a sand substrate and so will need extra aeration.

That's all for now. Post count +1

tva351

February 17, 2019, 09:22:05 am #1 Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 09:24:17 am by tva351
I will try to keep this polite. This is a forum for shrimp keepers and not for people who want to feed them to their gourami. If you were interested in keeping and breeding dwarf shrimp, that's great welcome. But unfortunately you have pretty much made your intentions clear. Is this the sort of get the numbers up in the forum you wanted,snappaguy?

SnappaGuy

February 17, 2019, 10:44:11 am #2 Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 10:47:54 am by SnappaGuy
Hello dmdr,

Like tva351 suggested, if your intentions are honorable in joining and posting about shrimp related topics (as per the requirements) then your very welcome, however if you've come to stir the pot, and exploit my good intentions in offering an incentive to new users then that's another matter.

We are shrimp hobbyists who enjoy keeping shrimp and the fact is I personally would not provide my animals to anyone who said to me "I'm going to feed them to my fish", some might, but not myself!

By your own definition, you certainly fit in the cynical category and while I accept the fact that it "takes all kinds to make the world go round" I less accept the fact that the type of posts I envisage coming from your good self, are going to be the type of posts that will fit well with the general theme around here but I could be wrong.

That being said, I will wait with anticipation for your next post, however please bear in mind if your solely here to make 30 posts, acquire the FREE STUFF and then do a runner, it may be just simpler not to.   

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I won't accept just any kind of krap, only the highest quality krap will do!

SnappaGuy

Quote from: tva351 on February 17, 2019, 09:22:05 amI will try to keep this polite. This is a forum for shrimp keepers and not for people who want to feed them to their gourami. If you were interested in keeping and breeding dwarf shrimp, that's great welcome. But unfortunately you have pretty much made your intentions clear. Is this the sort of get the numbers up in the forum you wanted,snappaguy?

tva351, a resounding NO is my answer to your question and I will be looking closely at where this goes.
I won't accept just any kind of krap, only the highest quality krap will do!

alfie42

err, hello and goodbye.  :o  ;D  ???

Jollie91

Oh dear. That's not good.

morgan16

Quote from: Jollie91 on February 27, 2019, 09:48:43 pmOh dear. That's not good.

No good at all Jollie91, I can't imagine my 'lil shrimpies being food in someones fish tank.  :( 
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

dingus2018

Interesting post, hello.
I'm not always right, but I'm NEVER wrong!