As you read you'll start to develop a plan of what you want your tank to be. There's a lot more that SHOULD go into the planning stage for SW
than for FW
. I was in FW
for many years (10+) before deciding on trying SW
. Thought I knew quite a bit too. Then went and made a bunch of mistakes (like buying a great package from the LFS
) before finding this forum and reading the posts.
As you read you'll find conflicting advice from different sites and people. One thing I urge you to try and find out is WHEN an article was published. Things change over time and what was new and exciting a few years ago was proven to be wrong over time.
There's been debate over the past year on DSB
's too, though I think the jury is still out on that one.
As questions arise, come back here and ask. Also, keep reading the various posts here so you will become familiar with the posters and get an idea of who's advice you should take and who's advice should be taken with a grain of salt. No one here will deliberately mislead you but some people have been in this hobby longer than others and have seen and done more.
I'm still a newbie to SW
so I only try to pass on information that I've learned to trust and I avoid commenting on areas I know little or nothing about.