My boyfriends cringes every time I say I have to go the pet store because he knows it won't be a short trip. I get genuinely annoyed at people who put common plecos into tiny tanks when they KNOW the how big the fish is supposed to grow.
Everybody who has responded, I agree with all that you have said. We are indeed a rare and special breed of people who gain gain an understanding of a fairly complicated hobby. I know PetCo sells kits that look all perfect and it seems like just adding a bunch of colorful fish to it should be no problem, but alas, that is not so.
I take a walk on the ocean shore at sunset, and I am looking for driftwood that would look good in my tank. I have a chair set up in front of the biggest tank. I blanch fresh veggies for my otos while eating a tv dinner myself.