What are the most annoying things non-reefers say when looking at your tank?

Discussion in 'Soggy Tees' started by soggytees, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    7,156
    Likes Received:
    1,438
    Location:
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    I find this thread annoying and pointless.....also very sad.
     
    londonloco likes this.

  2. Mike in CT

    Mike in CT Well-Known Member CTARS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,106
    Likes Received:
    443
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Just a bit of harmless fun, don't be a Debbie downer.... there is a lot sadder things going on in this world besides this thread.
     
    Squid and soggytees like this.
  3. Rinks

    Rinks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    16
    "Here fishy fishy fishy" tapping on glass.. (deuce bigelow voice) !!!
     
    Squid, ngvu1, soggytees and 1 other person like this.
  4. Purple Platapus

    Purple Platapus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Are they real? Are they alive? Why are you looking at me like that?
     
    Dtackett likes this.
  5. BfishLpond78

    BfishLpond78 F.U.P.A. R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Seymour CT
    People like to ask me what type of fish they are...I usually try and reply with their latin names to really confuse them, cause if I say tang...wrasse...anthias...they're not going to get it.

    I feel like they expect me to say goldfish or tetra...

    Then they see the cleaner shrimp....woah what is that spider thingy!?!?

    Then the magnet cleaner...i have to lurch forward and stop them cause like an idiot I leave it in the tank and have had someone in the past use it and scratch my tank...so then I have to politely explain to them that sometimes a rock or a snail can get stuck in there...and then explain why I paid extra for starphire and how it's a softer glass...blah blah blah.
     
    soggytees likes this.
  6. emmaleegrech

    emmaleegrech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Salisbury, Wiltshire, Uk
    'Are they alive?' With a gobsmacked look when I say yes they then ask, 'so do they grow'
     
  7. jwardecker

    jwardecker Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    3
    When someone comes over for the first time and wifey says " here he goes gotta show off his tank" even while out and about and I show people pics on my phone. Or the live video stream
     
  8. Akida17th

    Akida17th Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Reefadelphia
    "is that a lobster" ROCK LOBSTER!
     
  9. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,076
    Likes Received:
    9,992
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    LOLOL!! That kinda scares me for her goldfish...
     
    jasonandsarah and D maul like this.
  10. Pete polyp

    Pete polyp acro serial killer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,827
    Likes Received:
    1,770
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I was once told all my corals were plastic decorations because "corals can't have colors like that" Sad part is that it was my mother and she knows I'm a reefer. It was the first time she saw my tank and thought I was trying to pull one over on her
     
    mdbannister likes this.
  11. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,076
    Likes Received:
    9,992
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    Ha! I think this would be funny to hear. I don't know the scientific names to all of my fish. I have been able to teach my family about the different types of fish I keep (using common terms of course).
     
  12. ngvu1

    ngvu1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    946
    Location:
    Orange County, CA, USA
    It get worse when your frag rack is built from a set of magnet cleaner :); I had a BD party so a bunch of kids came over. They loved the fish and corals. When they left, my frag rack was up side down and the dry side was left on the counter. I had trouble finding some of the frags. :)

     
  13. fusionvi

    fusionvi Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DFW
    For me it's 2 things...

    How much does that cost???

    You should put a shark in there!!!

    I have a 1100 gal mixed reef
     
  14. BottomCoastReefs

    BottomCoastReefs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Houston
    My all time favorite/ hated comment is why don't you add more fish.
    Scratching my head wondering why I don't and then I realize it's cuz my tank is only 20 gallons
     
  15. Klcan

    Klcan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Tx
    I keep my magnet cleaner in the back of the tank...that's a lot of nerve if someone reaches behind the tank to play with it
     
  16. Klcan

    Klcan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Tx
    I think what annoys me the most is folks who don't say anything to their children when they are banging on the glass or messing with the equipment. The tapping on the glass really drives me crazy because it scares the fish and all the little fingerprints that are left all over,the glass
     
    choprjohn and duff0712 like this.
  17. MrGemini

    MrGemini Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Mine would be when they walk up to the tank and say, "hey fishy fishy fishy" its like really, its not a freakin dog.
     
  18. rockinzebra457

    rockinzebra457 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Florida
    the starfish one is hilarious hahah
     
  19. joshkirkland83

    joshkirkland83 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Location:
    Savannah,GA
    Asking about your nem...where did you get that fish?
     
  20. Blue Lip

    Blue Lip Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    300
    Location:
    Spokane Washington
    How much does something like this cost?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...