What burns your gills? Reef peeves?

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Pets peeves threads are one of my favorites.

  • Frags 'cut to order'. This is like advertising in May "I'm about to plant some tomato plants, who wants to buy a tomato?"
  • Per-polyp pricing. You don't buy a polyp, you buy a frag. No, I dont want to spend 4 times as much for a frag just because it has a few more polyps, thats ridiculous. This is like selling tomato plants priced by the leaf.
  • Buyers who take a poorly focused picture of a coral under white lights and complain that it doesnt look like the properly focused and filtered image of the same coral under blues.
  • People who claim to have a lineage for their coral. No, my friend, you have a coral and some rumors. Its hysterical that 4th hand stories about the origin of a coral are considered meaningful and used to justify crazy price tags. I believe PT Barnum had something to say about this one.
 

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Ya know what steams my clams?

When a noobie posts for advice, and he/she doesn't get the answer they want, they argue, even with 50 other members tell them the same thing.
Uh yeah. Big pet peeve. “This is what I want to do so someone tell me it’s ok and I’ll just ignore everyone else”. Or buying livestock they haven’t researched and know nothing about then asking “how do I take care of this”.
 

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Pets peeves threads are one of my favorites.

  • Frags 'cut to order'. This is like advertising in May "I'm about to plant some tomato plants, who wants to buy a tomato?"
  • Per-polyp pricing. You don't buy a polyp, you buy a frag. No, I dont want to spend 4 times as much for a frag just because it has a few more polyps, thats ridiculous. This is like selling tomato plants priced by the leaf.
  • Buyers who take a poorly focused picture of a coral under white lights and complain that it doesnt look like the properly focused and filtered image of the same coral under blues.
  • People who claim to have a lineage for their coral. No, my friend, you have a coral and some rumors. Its hysterical that 4th hand stories about the origin of a coral are considered meaningful and used to justify crazy price tags. I believe PT Barnum had something to say about this one.
Like the tomato plant comparison! You funny.
 

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Box fees. I would send them back at my own expense if I could avoid throwing them away. When I ask a vendor about it they say, "we can't reuse it, it's contaminated." Really? what the heck?

Coupled with:
The absurd use of plastics in a hobby that mimics the ocean, which is being ruined by them. Plastic is necessary and has its place, but it seems EVERYWHERE when I get new livestock.

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When the kid at the LFS questions what you are doing with livestock, inverts, equipment etc. when you’ve had reef tanks longer than he/she have been alive.......
Dude... I worked for ORA for years and have owned a retail store. When I go into Petco for some toys for my awesome little hairless rat I always peep the fish. I cringe so hard when the kid walks up and says.. Those are for saltwaterfish tanks only... a small piece of me dies every time.
 
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Pets peeves threads are one of my favorites.
  • Per-polyp pricing. You don't buy a polyp, you buy a frag. No, I dont want to spend 4 times as much for a frag just because it has a few more polyps, thats ridiculous. This is like selling tomato plants priced by the leaf.
I love this one!!
 
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