Pretty much in agreement. Since starting up with saltwater in November after a decade with freshwater...I had quite the learning curve. Still learning more almost daily. The sad thing is is that the LFS
that kept me in freshwater for so long and where I bought the dog laying on my feet as we speak has limited sw
knowledge. They have their own sw
tanks, but all the coral i have bought from them died after proper acclimation and some of the FOWLR
tanks are full of aiptasia.
So pretty much, read and read until you are the expert and know what you are looking at. Even if you don't, either ask or look it up on liveaquaria. I notoriously stare at a tank followed by searching on my smart phone.