What’s your advice for newcomers to the hobby?
Take the hobby seriously. Fishes are animals you need to respect, not part of your furniture. Save money. Insulate your aquaria. Easy to do and money-saving. Save time. Make water changes as easy as possible. I installed a completely automated water change system. It is a double system with a reverse osmosis unit and a tapwater unit. It ends up with drippers in every aquarium. They can be regulated individually so I can adjust water quality. Right now I just need to sit down in my ‘man cave’ and enjoy. It only takes me a few hours a month to keep my tanks healthy. Things I wish I’d known. How addictive it is — I’d have started earlier!