I like to hear new info on plants and tanks. I hardly ever talk to people at the lfs though. Half don't know much or don't know any more than myself. I find the web more useful. I like various results not just one person's view. There is better help,suggestions and opinions on forums like this than lfs. One lfs does it this way one does it that way. Personal preference basically and it depends on how many lfs you visit were as on here there could be many people from all over the world that have experimented with things outside the box. Plus lfs don't always have the time of day to spend with you or even care to help you. There is more patience here and the thoughts can be analyzed before responding here to make sure the point gets across.