Lived in California my whole life. From the SF Bay Area to the Sierra Foothills to the Central Valley where I live now. I've always had pets of one kind or another. Dogs, cats, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and rodents. A little bit of everything. Hadn't kept fish in about 20 years or so. Now that the kids are grown and out on their own we have room in the house so I could have a place to call my own. Started with one tank a couple of years ago, watching videos, and discovered Aquarium Co-op. Now I have five smaller tanks indoors with guppies, corydora, medaka, other community fish, and an 150 gallon goldfish pond outside. Been having lots of fun learning and playing.