My name is Ashley Nichole, depending on if you are family, friend, classmate, i will answer to either Ashley or Nichole... long story. I am so excited to Join this Forum, i actually joined quite a while ago, but have been so busy with school, i am a microbiology major at Oklahoma State University, that i have yet to post. I have a few aquariums laying around my house, lol. We, my husband Lance and I, have a 55 gallon freshwater african cichlid aquarium, which is my husbands pride and joy. We have a 29 gallon saltwater aquarium with a mated pair of maroon clowns and 2 bangi cardinals. I have a 72 gallon mixed reef aquarium, that is my pride and joy, too much to list.... and a 5 gallon pico reef that is also my pride and joy. We enjoy the aquarium hobby. I have a local facebook page opening discussions regarding aquariums in my hometown. Beyond the reef hobby, we have 3 gorgeous children, that are growing up to love the hobby as we do, we have 7 dogs (2 great danes 3 toy poodles) and my husbands 2 work dogs ( a corgi, and a blue heeler) we have 5 horses, cattle, and barn cats, a guinea pig (my daughters) and a turtle (my sons).. My husband is a farrier and trainer and has ran our farm and his own business for 16 years now. I have worked as a surgical/clinical technician and receptionist for a veterinary clinic for just under 5 years and ran my own business a grooming/boarding/daycare facility for pets of all shapes and sizes. I still groom on a regular basis out of my home but closed the business down to return to school. So as you can see we are an animal friendly home. I look forward to learning from and with all of you soon.