Hi everyone, I stumbled upon this forum the other week and thought I should register and say hello. I am very new to this hobby, having just started my first tank on November 10th, 2016. However, I can say with 100% certainty that I am hooked and have been trying to absorb every bit of information that I can in the past 5 weeks. My first tank is a small 5.5 gallon that I found in my basement. I thought it would be fun to set up and surprise the boyfriend. I ran to the nearest fish store and asked what I needed. I soon realized that this was not going to happen how I had envisioned in my head. Weeks of work later and several dollars more than I had anticipated I don't regret a thing and I am loving this new world. I am looking forward to the progression of my tank and soon to be new tanks, watching these small Eco-systems grow and change in addition to what I learn.