Yes, I do understand they are trying to make money, I guess the reason I was surprised to hear about the Tangs is, that they spent at least 2 hours talking to me... I told them what I was looking at (41 gallon) but may be able to go larger...(& that I was looking used)... They really don't deal with to many tanks anyways). We told them what fish we for sure wanted, to which they told me that certain ones were not reef safe, another one was not compatible with inverts.... etc... I got alot of really good advice from them about all kinds of equipment questions. Also, just about everything else I was told by them, I have also heard on this site & they both match... guess I am just bummed about the tang
Like for example...canister filters, he said no way... I have read that on this site & others. lots of other stuff like that & about all the other fish.
He also knew that I didn't even have a saltwater tank & I do have a freshwater tank... just thinking about starting the tank... I knew alot of the terms & we were able to talk well about things, because I half way knew what I wanted & what questions I needed to ask.
So I wonder why they would spend so much time with us & try to push a sale knowing that I may not even start a tank right away... he also stayed 35 min past close on a Sunday night, just to talk with us... I didn't even realize it was so far past close, they never even let on that we were keeping them late.. I really think he believes that a hippo tang would be OK in 4', however, I know now he is wrong... I guess everyone is entitled... I have certainly made plenty of mistakes
Many thanks to all of you!!