This is not meant as any criticism to you...I have made many of the same mistakes I now ***** about...
What is the longest anyone on this forum has kept one? There are things offered in the LFS
that should never have been taken from the sea. If you are an advanced hobbiest doing research, that is a different matter. But just buying something that is destine to die is sad. I think the forum members should continue to try to warn the new hobbyists and send the message to the LFS
to quit ordering some things. As a diver, I see the hobby from two sides and think the responsible thing to do is to only keep and culture the vast array of creatures that thrive in an aquarium.