I just signed up with the site yesterday. I was surfing around this site and it looked like a great place to hang my hat and meet some folks to chat with about fish and what not. I used to be really into the hobby but overtime got a bit too involved (9 tanks) so the hobby became more work than fun for me. Additionally life itself got busier so I could not care for the fish like I wanted to so I decided to get out of the hobby all together and sold everything I had. That was 6 years ago and I didnt think I would ever get back into it.
A few weeks ago my wife and I were out window shopping and decided to take our kiddos to a pet store to look at the fish and other animals just for fun. My two boys (3 years and 6 years) would not leave the fish department. I sat there with them showing them the types of fish I used have and they thought it was the coolest thing. I had a ball telling them about all the fish.
After a couple of days went by I kept thinking about going to that store and how the kids seemed so excited about the fish. That interest really lit a spark in me to get back into the hobby once again. So..time to buy a new tank and take the plunge so to speak. My wife was excited to hear that I wanted to get another tank. She always loved the fish...just not helping to care for them LOL!
I am now in process of figuring out what I want to do this time. This is the real fun part for me. I never ran a community tank. I always had chiclids or salt fish only tanks. At first I was thinking about getting just a small 16 gallon half moon tank. Then as I started thinking things through I realized I wont be happy unless I get into at least a 75-90 gallon tank lol. Three groups of small schooling fish and a couple center piece fish would be pretty neat. Whatever I decide on I think it will be a lot of fun and I cant wait to get started.
Thats all I got for now. I cant wait to explore the forums more here and to get to know you all.
Take care and thanks for a cool place to hang around. :)