This was my first tank and my introduction into fish keeping. I used to belong to my mom but after seeing it sitting in her livingroom with nothing in it I asked her to sell it to me. She let me have it for free, and away we went!!!! I had some trials with this tank and have lost some good fish due to stupid mistakes. I have learned from those mistakes and am now up to 6 tanks and close to 70 fish all healthy and happy.