I'm from New York originally, but am currently living in Virginia. I had tropical fish growing up and had kept a goldfish for about sixteen years until he died this year. I started a 36 gallon aquarium six weeks ago. I got out cycled with advice from this community, who I must thank for all of their help! I just posted a picture of the new aquarium. I am pretty proud of it and am excited to get it all stocked. So hello to all and thank you for the help you have already provided!