And one thing you should know, it will help you out a lot in life actually.
Don't worry about replies and followers and all. If you make an amazing tank, people will follow and reply. Just work on the tank and everyone will start following and pitching in!
I learned with photography. A photographer told me to just work on photos and not who's looking at them. Make amazing photos, and people will come look! It's a fact!
hope this helps.