The Thread: Act I - Scene Two
I would not feel ripped off.
1) I think you got a good price
on the rock (~ 3.50 per lb.)
2) The rock that is in your
pictures looks very porous
and has some nice shape.
3) It does not look like what is on
their website ... but give it some
time and I am sure it will.
Their picture is of rock that has probably
been in a reef tank for months or years.
In time your rock will be populated and
covered with coralline too.
Just my thoughts.
Once you aquascape it a bit,
it's going to look fantastic.
I'd say it has good potential.
The only thing I don't like about it is
it's kinda "blocky."
(I have to stop myself right there,
I don't know if blocky is a word.) ahem.
So, anyway, try to keep the ammonia and
nitrite down with water changes, get the lights,
filtration, and flow running, and patiently await
the grandure of your rocks.
Besides, you're only looking "skin deep."
In the end, it's all the microscopic "pores"
where the bacteria hide that you bought it
Yes it's blocks.
Voice of Reason
I'd love to have ...
... those "BLOCKS."
On another website, it suggested doing
a high specific gravity (SG) dip.
I did that for about 3-5 minutes.
It said to raise the SG to 1.035 to get rid
of mantis and other bad hitchhikers.
Well, I got rid of one.
It was a coral-eating snail.
Would have never found it otherwise
because it was so small.
Now they are telling me that
I killed everything in the
rocks because of the high SG dip.
They did ????
There are still some peanut worms
in the rock. Now, I'm so depressed.
They told me I should not have done
that because now I killed everything.
I killed the spores for the coralline algae.
I don't know what to do.
Looks like it's time for me to be the
"Little bird that whispers in your ear" ...
Here are some comments from Birdfish sent
to Damselblue in e-mail messages after she
asked if she may have done something wrong ...
"The only thing you can do now is wait
and watch and see what happens."
"Again, wait and watch is the only
course of action at this point."
"Don't be so afraid of something bad
that you kill lots of things good."
"Wait and watch. As I said in my other
e-mail, it is almost a certainty that
in time most of what was on it when
you got it will regenerate."
"Please be patient!"
I wonder why Damselblue is saying that
Birdfish told her that she "killed everything ?"
Voice of Reason
Guys, everything in the rock grows back in
time ... just start your flow and your filters
and watch'm come to life over time.
You guys are over-reacting ... get some
experience while you're layin' back enjoyin' it.
It's actually funny and entertaining
hearing you guys whine ...
(laughing my @$$ off !)
It looks like the complaints appear ridiculous to
Voice of Reason ... obviously tickling his funny bone!
Now for a little background ...
Damselblue included the following in one
of her messages sent to the company,
which included this photo ...
"As you can see from this picture,
my dip didn't do the damage ...
my rock came in not colorful,
barely any coralline algae,
and dead-looking ... look at the
rock you sent me compared to what
is on your website ... not similiar
at all ... mine looks horrible ...
maybe 5% coralline algae ...
I've posted on "The Thread" and have
gotten very many people's opinions ...
everyone agrees with me
Did everyone agree with Damselblue?
At this point, there have been eight different
respondents, most of whom say everything is
going to be fine and looks like nice pieces.
And, they've given lots of good advice
on what to do (wait).
Hold onto your hats ... this thread
is about to get some slippery knots in it!
...Continue to Act II