When I was in grade school the Science teacher had a 10 gal guppy tank in her classroom. I was fascinated by that box of water. I suppose I was always talking about it at home so my parents decided to get a small aquarium for home. My dad had a friend where he worked who had a fish shop at his home/garage... We went there one evening and came home with a 29 Gal setup. I still remember that Dynaflo filter, lol, and the Vortex Diatom Filter for occasional polishing. ( I eventually ended up with the Diatom Filter which lasted many many years.)
Anyway, within a year my dad opened an aquarium/fish store in the small town where we lived. Of course we all had to work there LOL, Several years later he closed it, but the hobby has remained with me since. I've had many setups over the years, Community tanks, Discus, I've bred Angels and bettas. Kept a Saltwater Reef tank for a few years also. I took a hiatus for quite a few years but back now.