I have always been curious about other fish owners and how meaningful their tanks are to them. I have been an avid aquarist (new to cichlids) for about 5 years now and man is it one of the greatest things I have ever gotten into it. Its hard to describe. Its addicting... I love it. My question is, are most of you out there others like me who just love the hobby who have been in it for a long time (I am brand new compared to some!)? are there store owners out there? do the store owners like it? I am in college and thinking about my future and can't stop thinking about the possibility of incorporating this amazing hobby into a career. So yea.. just want to hear about others thoughts/experiences/how you got here to write this response!