but I asked around 2 LFS's for the hardiest species... I only plan on adding ONE more tops... and it will be very far away from this one.
Never, EVER, seek and take the advice of someone that has a monetary gain to be made with the answer they give. Not to mention, many LFS
are less education in coral husbandry than even the average member of any forum. It doesn't take that much more effort to see a coral in the store, and then research it before purchase (I take my book with me!). If you really want it, and it is a good LFS
, they should even be willing to hold it for you. The point is, as a conscientious aquarist, you should be responsible for anything and everything that gets placed in your tank.