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- Jan 15, 2019
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Are there that many people leaving in significant numbers? It seems to me that companies are expanding, which would lead me to believe they're doing well and not hurting for customers.ok agree....but it's where the emphasis is put to avoid unrealistic expectations. Alot of the vids share alot of great info. But its the unexpected pitfalls that are not more front and center and I think that's why people leave.
This is not about me. I am 5 yrs in. I simply bared my unhappy, frustrated reefkeeping soul at a low point. I did not have to post a thread. But I saw some concern on why people are leaving. Like it or not, there are real reasons. I just layed out mine. Maybe something good could come out of it, maybe not.
I appreciate your vulnerability in sharing your frustration. There is no doubt, that no matter how prepared you are, it will be frustrating to loose things. Actually... I wonder if it might not be more frustrating to be more prepared and still lose things. I take your point though.
Perhaps giving new reefers information on regular maintenance rather than starting points may be a change. For someone who knows nothing, something like this may be enough info to make them know that they may need to do more research. If they understand this stuff, then they start with an idea of equipment that they may need and that it can get more complex.