i found the clip disturbing. mostly because she put so many fish in a small tank, and made it appear simple and cheap.
i didn't write, nor boycott. not for the reasons jen pointed out, but because tetra is a primarily a fw based business. i did find it odd, that tetra did the presentation, for that reason.
i read this a few weeks ago over at rc, but blew it off, because in typical rc fashion, it was blown way out of proportion, and i read some of the childish emails that were sent threatening a boycott.
imo IF you do plan a boycott, you dont do it i na childish manner, it accomplishes nothing. the emails to petsolutions were sent, for the msot part, in an adult manner and was received well by petsolutions, and they subsequently removed thier "movie star package"
but i really dont see tetra having a massive drop in sales of fw chemicals and plastic plants, jsut because a few sw hobbyists are ticked off. even if the sw hobbyists did lobby together and boycott tetra.. what does it accomplish or how does it affect tetra, relatively speaking, it doesnt, because they sell very few sw products. and those that they do sell, are plastic plants or decorations, of which most sw folks dont use anyway.
i was unhappy with the presentation though, but in thier defense, and on a note that jen touched on, look at that display tank from AGA that was at IMAC, that tank msut have had over 100 clowns in it. but anyone attending would know better than to do that at home. and i think that anyone who saw the morning show episode, then runs to buy a 5g mini bow at thier lfs, and plans to put in two nemos and a tang and a seahorse, i now leave the resposnibility up to the lfs to teach that person the rights and wrongs of sw keeping.
i know that pet supplies plus and other chains get a bad rap, but the pet supplies plus that i frequent, has avery knowledgeable woman that runs the fish department. i often hear her schooling people on what they can or cant do for fw and sw. and she knows what shes talking about. and i always hear her ask, when someone is looking at a new sw fish to buy, the first thing she asks, how big is the tank, what else is in it, how long has it been setup, what are the water paraemters, did you bring a water sample. and so on.
my 4 cents