To those who believe this forum has only mean people who call you names - go elsewhere.
Now, I've only skimmed since my last post (overnight it went from one late to five. Thanks mike) but I saw no one attack the OP or call names. The OP showed off a new fish and a few expressed concern over the situation. Once all information was presented, it seemed like the general concensus was "good on you! Way to plan ahead!"
As for Mike's "ZERO evidence" posts... Lets be honest here. There's no evidence that YOU like. Scientific studies of several species plus years of anecdotal evidence suggesting the same holds true for others is enough for most reasonable people to consider the possibility. You simply dismiss it outright and call all who would even think it "wrong" among other things.
Correct that the hobby is full of misconceptions.
example is a good one. For years, the only LED
fixtures available were useless. They had led
to many coral deaths. So people were reluctant to try the newer ones. Since then, people have been brave enough to try and results have been positive. Or bristle worms. I could (and have) written pages about these great little guys.
lights to tang tank sizes is ridiculous. The lights were due to past experiences being bad and people reluctant to try new things. Tangs... It's the opposite. For decades, they were kept in small tanks and they died quickly. It wasn't until people started keeping them in more appropriately sized tanks that we got to see how great they could be.
Your argument that you are simply trying to present complete information to the OP is equally silly. That's what we are all doing. The difference is this: we say "experience and some science leads us to believe that certain fish need large tanks to be healthy" whereas you counter with (obviously paraphrasing here) "nah, it'll be fine. They're idiots. Do whatever you want and the world will be sunshine and rainbows"
Lets all try to be civil. Wording really does matter. "That may not be the smartest idea" is a far cry from "you're stupid". Had this talk with my last girlfriend on an almost weekly basis.