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Welcome everybody to our premier dedicated shrimp community. It's great to have you here and we look forward to reading about your experiences and seeing some photos of your shrimp and tank setup. Our community members here have a broad range of experience and are only too happy to help out with any questions.

Code of Conduct
SKFAquatics is dedicated to your enjoyment of this forum and as such will not tolerate ANY behavior from any member that is rude, offensive or aggressive towards anyone!!!

Naming and shaming by members will "not" be allowed in any form whatsoever. Please bring the matter to admin or a moderator to review.

All matters of dispute should be brought to the attention of the admin or moderation team straight away. He said , She said matters will not be tolerated! If you have a problem/dispute you must have evidence to back up your claims in order for us to act.

Bans will be given to anyone that cannot follow these simple and easy guidelines/rules.

ANY PROBLEMS BETWEEN MEMBERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS OR ADMIN!! ANY POSTS ON THIS FORUM THAT ARE OFFENSIVE, RUDE OR NEGATIVE TOWARDS ANOTHER MEMBER WILL BE REMOVED AND A BAN WILL BE PLACED ON THE OFFENDING MEMBER!!!

Limited Access

You will have noticed that upon joining that your access is limited and there are quite a number of forums features you can't access. Your first 3 posts are held in a moderation queue before being published. After your 3rd approved post, this restriction is removed. We do this to help keep the SPAMMERs out.

A quick way in which to start your post count is to take the time to introduce yourself and tell everyone a little about what shrimp you keep, how many tanks you have, etc...

Other features such as the classifieds and chatroom are only available to subscribing members of the community. If you wish to become a subscriber or view the benefits of a subscriber, you can do this through the SKF store. Subscription and sponsorship fees go towards the purchase and maintenance of all the extra features that members enjoy.

We do not allow classifieds ( buying, selling, trading) anywhere else on SKFAquatics. If you see a thread or receive a unsolicited PM selling/buying goods, please tell a site moderator or admin immediately. The rules that are in place exist to make SKFAquatics safe and fun.

Links to other businesses
Our sponsors help to keep the forum running and also provide some great deals to SKF members. For this reason we do not allow links to competing businesses. If there is a business that you are aware of that can contribute to the SKF community, get in touch with @cesar or one of the mods regarding sponsorship. This includes links in signatures.

Marimo Balls/Moss
"Marimo ball & Marimo Moss" are illegal imports and a protected species in Japan, as such anyone buying, selling, trading, showing photos of this species will have there threads removed & deleted. If you have this Species in your possession you are advised to Contact AQIS for the safe removal and quarantine of it. Failing to do so may end up in loss of tank inhabitants and legal action being taken by AQIS. This topic is not open for discussion on SKF.

Reporting a Post
The moderators are real people living real lives and as such are not on the forums 24 x 7. This means that we may miss some posts/threads that are not in the spirit of the SKF rules.

If you come across such threads and/or posts, you can use the "Report Post" link to let us know. These are usually dealt with fairly quickly as a private message is sent to us. Failing that you can always shoot us a PM.

Happy shrimping!!

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