First... WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION!
Second...I think you'll find that the info you get on here far exceeds any that you will get in books.
1) Its much quicker. Got a question..post a thread...You'll usually have an answer with in a few hours.
2) We arent trying to sell you anything so we have no vested interest in your tank. Were just here to help!
3) We have all "been there..done that" and know what its like.
I have 2 suggestions though.
Always get more than one opinion...there is rarely ONE right way to do something.
And 2nd...There is an old saying "if you always do what you have always done, you'll always get what you have always got." In other words...if you like what you see in someones tank...listen to their advise. If you dont...might want to look else where for input.
Good luck! Let us know if we can help.