I'm a newcomer to the forum as well as to the hobby. I have had my tank up and running for a few months now and I have to say that the AquariumAdvice forums were a great resource as I did all of my research. So far I am really enjoying the hobby. It can be frustrating at times...and a bit of a money pit..
..but the joy I get makes it all worth it. I can't say how many times I will sit in front of the tank watching my fish and before I know it an hour has gone by!
But the best part is how much my kids (5 & 2 1/2) love the tank. When I say who wants to go to the fish store...they react as if I said who wants to go to Disneyworld! Anyway, I look forward to continuing to educate myself through this great website. Here is a pic of my tank...still a work in progress but I'm proud of it!! See you on the boards!