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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by red, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. red GIRS Member

    Marengo, IA
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    What are some things people bought and regretted buying after the fact. Coral, fish, equipment etc.
  2. JackReef New User GIRS Member

    Marion, Ia
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    I regretted buying a niger trigger that I was told was reef safe. He was good for about 3 years and than he had a very expensive coral dinner. 10 times the cost of my most expensive meal!
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  3. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    My first saltwater aquarium. Now it seems like the spending never ends!!!
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  4. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Urbandale, IA
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    Probably my tang who taught me the importance of quarantining all new fish! For that matter anything wet!
  5. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    On this one, the niger I got (for a restaurant tank) was very aggressive and ate the green chromis that I put in there with it. You would see greenish flakes all over it's mouth and fewer and fewer chromis every day
  6. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper

    Des Moines Area
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    Engineer gobies. Bought 3 juveniles on impulse about 12 years ago (they are so cute when they are small!) and did no research. Had to practically tear the tank apart a year later to get those tunneling devils out!
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  7. ShaneP Well Known Hawkfish GIRS Member

    Williamsburg, IA
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    I remember thinking that some caulerpa would be nice in my tank when I first got into the hobby. I regretted that decision for years and years. It's mostly not a problem anymore, but occasionally I still see a runner coming from some unknown source just to remind me that it's still there.. Waiting..
  8. Actuary Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    Adel, IA
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    I had a blue throat trigger do the exact same. It did get the chromis to school together though.. albeit in terror.
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