I think this is a fun idea. So I'll add my story. We had a lot of pets growing up including fish, but I was always more interested in snakes and lizards than the fish. They just didn't seem that exciting to me. Fast forward quite a few years. I got married and had a couple of kids. My wife is not a big animal person and definitely doesn't want lizards and snakes. I had broached the conversation of fish before because I thought my kids would enjoy some type of pet, but it never really went anywhere. Then one day my kids both bring home goldfish from school in a cup. Thanks teacher! I'm not sure what the teacher was thinking with that, but it did give me an opportunity. Unfortunately before I could do anything my wife went out and bought a cheap 2.5 gallon all-in-one setup. When I saw it, I immediately knew it was going to be a problem. I didn't know anything about cycling at the time, since my mom had always taken care of our fish, but I did know a small tank was much harder. The fish died shortly after. The kids were sad and wanted to get new fish. Still not knowing hardly anything about fish keeping I went out and bought them a few guppies. At least I knew they would be a better option than goldfish. But the tank was still not cycled and they started dying as well. That's when I got online and started researching fish, which lead to cycling, and lead me to this site. I saw all the pictures of amazing planted tanks on this site and my mind was suddenly opened to all of the interesting possibilities an aquarium could bring. I quickly ditched the 2.5 and got a 10. I got some Prime to condition the water and bind the ammonia and nitrites. I got some Stability to jump start the cycle. I bought some plants online and started learning the basics of aquascaping. After the tank cycled I started researching new and interesting fish to add. And everything just spiraled out of control from there. I talked my wife into an upgrade to a 36G bowfront. I bought more plants and more fish. I found out about shrimp. I setup the old 10 as a shrimp tank. I bought a new LED light and upgraded filtration. I started buying pieces for a pressurized CO2 setup. It has officially become an obsession. I even started donating plasma as a way to fund my addiction. And it all started because of two goldfish sent home by a teacher. She had no idea what a revolution that would cause.