As the title states, I am new (and my name is Nora). I have a love for the ocean and all of it's inhabitants, and I have two small dogs, a paludarium, a betta fish tank, a terrarium with hermit crabs, and a twenty gallon tall nano reef tank. My nano reef is over a year and a half old! My tank is kind of budget... and no protein skimmer... or crazy lighting... or sump/filtration... but it seems to be pretty mature and happy now! *knocks on wood* Can't wait to share and learn more about this AWESOME hobby!!!