I have a feeling I'm walking right into a trap. Didn't I see something about not bringing up pleco's, too?
You do raise a good point, though, in that I didn't mention that I'm pretty sure I'm going to stay in freshwater tank zone. ...as much as I think a reef would be gorgeous and OMG SEA HORSES, I think that realistically, the chemistry and care might be beyond my abilities.
However, since I am just starting to do the reading and research, there's plenty of time to try to redirect me from my freshwater ways.
(The last time around, I got in to this because my ex-husband bought me the African dwarf frog from one of those middle-of-mall carts as a Christmas gift, thinking that a dwarf frog would be the same thing as a cat - "a pet is a pet, right?" And now you know one of the many reasons he's the ex.)