e-bay gone wrong...

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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 22:14

<a href='http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Small-starter-fish-tank-ideal-for-coldwater-fish_W0QQitemZ7740163431QQcategoryZ20755QQtcZphotoQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem' target='_blank'>http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Small-starter-fish-t...1QQcmdZViewItem</a>

just read it! grrrr.

i have written a "nice" comment to whoever it is explaining why IMO it's ridiculously stupid of them advertising that as they are!!!

seems to me that i'm seeing more and more of these oh-so-wrong adds on e-bay. someone needs some serious a** kicking done to them.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-29 21:13

well, after a few not too nice e-mails from me and a few others who felt disgusted by the add, the seller slightly altered teh description. it's not great, but better then it was.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-29 21:37

I sent a polite message to this person, explaining why you couldn't possibly keep a fish in that - insects maybe, fish no.
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-29 21:41

Holes in the top to allow air to circulate

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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-29 21:54

Yeah. That's part fo what I complained about.
That and the bit about it won't need filtration.
Oh, and the fact that it appears far to small, even for a single betta.

Anything I missed?
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-29 22:01

Oh yeah, aren't those plastic excuses for tanks ( :P ) about 10" long or something. And aren't most goldfish (which is probably what he was refering to) bigger than 10".


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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-29 22:26

Lol - I got lucky - Rex is a small goldfish.

Mind you - I must say, it's good to have plastic tanks on hand!
It's what the snails will be moving into when the Axo arrives - but my plastic is FAAAAR bigger than that. Got to work out what it is - but will post when I know.

Act - I have two plastic tanks - one as an emergency spare. (And at the moment, storage for all my fish-junk, food etc)
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-29 22:34

Turns out mine hold about 6.2Gal, 24.5L ish.

It's funny measurements on the label - 15"+7/8ths and so on...
Lol, took me ages to work it out - that's 40.3cm.

It will have a wee bit of bogwood in (with a Java plant on), good lighting, LOTS of other plants (there's a nice camboba in there atm, and some elodea, and a thing that the mysterious snails are eating which is rotting...), a little filter cleaned twice a week, a sturdy airtube/aircurtain and some nice 1-2mm gauge gravel.

Took me ages to work out how to put the filter and aircurtain in - I ended up threading the airtube through a hole I cut gently in the top, and popped out a big circlything to shove the filter in. It's gunna be a PITA to take out and clean... but having popped the circlything back IN - it stops the snails legging (footing?) it.

So, it's a small tank, but hopefully enough to keep a canna snail, 2 mysterious snails and the baby snails happy.
Alright - it may be a bit too small, but I've worked miracles in the past... (IOW I may try to get a bigger tank - but it'll be difficult - lack of funds, and convincing grandparents that think you shouldn't waste money...)

In the meantime, maintainance is what's called for!
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Postby saracen » 2006-01-29 23:08

Even in Pets at Home (spit) those things are not sold as fish tanks....The bigger ones for frogs (hmm) and insecst, but the smaller ones as transport for small rodents...Not Fish!

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Postby -Rambler- » 2006-01-30 02:29

Most likely for sale because all occupants are deceased.
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Postby Mike@AmazonAquatics » 2006-02-04 19:16

:lol2: laugh I p****d myself! I like your sense of humour Rambler :D

That is appalling, fish transporter maybe? emergency hospital facility? temporary fry holder?

The other LFS in town sells them as a package, along with multicoloured flourescent gravel, a plastic plant, oxygenating tablets, a tub of "Goldie" flake food, and 2 x 1" goldfish to 'live' in it... the owner calls me 'the f***ing bastard' for 'stealing her business', I won't tell you what I call her :angel:
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-02-04 20:01

lol nice how LFS owners get along... :lol:
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-02-04 20:06

Grief- she doesn't does she???
If I were you, I'd type an informative booklet on goldfish - size of tank, habitat they'd be comfy in etc - all in nice, easy little chunks so people will read it - then stick one on her window, right in front of her "special offer".

Yes I'm petty.
But I'm also a retailer.



Had same problem with a jerk the other side of town about crystals... He handed out fliers for his store outside our shop - people had to come past ours to go towards his - and saved time by coming in ours! :lol:
He shoved one in my fiance's hand when he came to do the shutters - so he brought it in, we edited all the mistakes - grammar, spelling - you name it. There were about 14 in this A5 flier. In big red marker pen.
And then we kindly gave it back.
Laughing ourselves silly.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-02-04 20:08

:lol:
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