The Thread: Act XII
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
William Congreve, English dramatist (1670 - 1729)
"The Mourning Bride" - 1697 - Act III, Scene 8
Good luck from now on... let's say you now have
a first hand experience to share with others.
I don't see a problem with the rock.
Fiji rock isn't that interesting in terms of shape.
If you want shape, get Tonga or Marshall Island
rock or go to a site that sells WYSIWYG rock.
Damselblue - just wanted to say I sympathize
with you. If you're paying for rock that has
the words "super" and "premium" in it, you
shouldn't expect to get the boring rubbish
rock that you got sent.
I would have been disappointed too.
Usually, getting a shipment of the best
Fiji rock is just fantastic - you pull it out
of the box and "ooh" and "ahh" over
the different shapes and organisms.
Often you get plenty of stuff you don't want,
like worms or crabs, but there's not much
that can be done about that. Any decent
seller would ensure that each box has a mix
of sizes and shapes - not just big round
boulders like you got.
All of Damselblue's pieces were big and round??
I think it may be a bit unrealistic to
expect all the rock to be covered in purple
coralline, but to suggest that you have
deliberately photoshopped your pictures
is just plain insulting.
Preposterous! ... such a thing was never suggested!
I hope the people reading this thread
realize what a rubbish service you have got
and take note. Given the profit margins
on these things, the seller could have quite
easily sent you some extra fantastic pieces
of rock or given you a refund rather than
publically insulting you.
To the gallows ... off with their heads!
Voice of Reason
Damselblue, stop whining and reading ...
and start getting some experience in this hobby.
You don't need to cry over anything,
you're over-reacting ...
"your rocks are gonna be fine."
People in this hobby just can't believe
everything they read, cause just like what
works for those authors may not work for you.
You have to make your own way through this
hobby and take a little from some and nothing
You and your rocks are gonna be fine ...
"can't wait to hear from you in the future."
It sounds to me like you're gonna come along
fine and be a very good reefer very soon...
"good luck to you."
Voice of Reason, the product she received
wasn't the product she ordered.
Why shouldn't she be aggravated?
Damselblue ... I would stop worrying about
your live rock.
It is exactly like the standard accepted
live rock from any online supplier.
Live rock always looks crappy when it's
shipped in and live rock always has hitchhikers.
As for terms like "super premium" ...
"small" etc., they technically and legally
have no meaning (just as "jumbo" shrimp
has no legal meaning).
As everyone has stated on here, in a few
months, the rock will look great.
If the pieces are too large, break them up.
I do it quite often to mine and the results
are nice, plus you create rubble for either
your sump or a rubble field in the tank.
Just remember that before you publicly
slander an individual or a company you had
better be 100% positive about your statements.
I think this thread would have been better
and more useful to you if you had simply
posted the pictures and asked if this was
normal for live rock and left it at that.
Lastly, donít believe everything you read
or hear. The major downfall of the Internet
is that anyone can post anything, just as
some experts arenít.
... as another member on here once said:
"Nothing Good Ever Happens Fast"
...Continue to Act XIII