It all started one day, as a wee little lad, helping my dad landscape, and we had to take care of a septic system for drainage in some circumstances. Then I discovered stuff could live in there, which isnt related, but those experiences gave me a lot of my present skills in taking care of an aquarium. (saltwater excluded, as I never had that much time to lend. lol) I presently have 2 55 gallon tanks, a 36 gallon bowfront, a 20 gallon high, and 2 10 gallon tanks. They all serve different purposes and aesthetics. With the invention of these new LED lights, I am very impressed at the qualities they bring to the view and the experience. I dont usually test my water very often, as i happen to live where they do not chlorinate the water, which definitely is a very convenient thing. Most of what I do to take care of my tanks is heavily based on experience from the past and what certain indications bring on. With all that being said, I have found this site to be an invaluable resource at certain times, such as when there are new products or trends available. For that i am indebted, and wanted to let you all know I have been around the block. lol. Most fishkeeping has always come easy to me, simply because i grew up landscaping, and at times taking care of water as mentioned above. I learned some things that are generally do not seem to be accepted by some, but have always worked for me, and at the same time have learned that there is always someone that can teach you no matter how experienced, which lands me here a lot. So I thought it would be nice to drop all of you a nice hello, and thanks!