Hey everyone! My name is Lizzy and I’m extremely new to this all, but heard someone mention this site as a good forum for freshwater conversation. So, my boyfriend is an experienced reef and saltwater aquarist (we’ve been dating for almost a year) and after many trips to the aquarium/fish stores I decided I really wanted to dive into the freshwater/planted aquarium hobby. I have a love for gardens and growing my own vegetables & herbs, so once I saw a planted aquarium I was all in. I got my first tank about three weeks ago as an early Christmas present and I’ve been trying to learn as I go (although I’ve been researching and watching videos for several months now). I’m so excited to see where this goes and have already complained (jokingly) to my boyfriend that I’m going to need a bigger tank lol.