Thanks for your constructive criticism about my comments. You will meet people that are opinionated on such matters like these.
I may have been a bit forthcoming with my oopinion of cichlids. I am a proud cichlid owner who's been in teh cichlid hobby for at least 2 years. I am a member of the cichlid-forum.com forum.
My point was that SW
beginners should not be underestimated for their will to have SW
tanks. I know your opinion on FW
are valid but there's thins underlying arrogance when you say "Do freshwater, it's cheaper and easier". You shouldn't say that to someone who is interested in the hobby.
He wanted to start-up a SW
tank with a budget of around $300. We say it is possible. Some of you say "I am the all-knowing" and I will say stick to your FW
hobby. You shouldn't say that. Anyone who gets into a hobby, whether it be cross-stitching or SW
tanks, you will spend money. The guy has work and has ain income. Don't assume that he only has $300 FLAT on the hobby itself.
He wants to start-up and we say "yes you can for that money". Then you need to eventually add some more. You can have, for that budget, a FOWLR
with damsels and clown. That's how I started with my population.
I just happened to be poorly patient and wanted everything brand new from the store shelf. That cost me. If you look around, you will save hundredsd.
For the people who were offended of the "cichlids suck" comment, I apologize for your feelings. With that said, it's my opinoin.