My dad always had tropical fish when I was growing up, and I always wanted my own. I got a plastic tank with glass fish instead on my 10th birthday
when I was 13 we adopted next doors goldfish because they were going to flush them!
But my first real tank that is all mine I got this Christmas, at the age of 24
so glad I didn't have one before because I wouldn't have known how to care for them properly, and now that I'm older, I'm so excited about learning all the science and disease and stuff!