About Me

Welcome to my website about aquariums and the fish hobby! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my passion for all things aquatic with you. My name is Grant and I have been a fish hobbyist for the past 34 years. That’s right, 34 years of fishkeeping experience under my belt!

My Journey with Aquariums

It all started when I was a young boy, and my parents brought home a small aquarium. I was immediately captivated by the beautiful fish swimming around in their underwater world. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to have my own aquarium one day.

Fast forward a few years, and I finally got my own tank. It was a small freshwater tank, but I loved it nonetheless. I spent countless hours watching the fish swim around, and I even started experimenting with different setups and decorations.

As I got older, my love for fishkeeping only grew stronger. I started exploring more advanced setups, including saltwater tanks. My favorite fish to keep in saltwater tanks are clownfish. There’s just something about their vibrant colors and playful personalities that I find so captivating.

Over the years, I have owned many different species of fish, both saltwater and freshwater. Each one has brought its own unique personality and beauty to my tanks.

Exploring Freshwater Tanks and Live Plants

Recently, I have been exploring freshwater tanks and growing live aquarium plants. I have to say, I am thoroughly enjoying this new adventure. Freshwater tanks offer a different kind of beauty than saltwater tanks, and I find myself drawn to the lush greenery of live plants.

I have been experimenting with different types of plants and learning about the best ways to care for them. It’s been an exciting journey, and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with all of you.


Introducing the Hobby to My Family

One of the things that I love most about the aquarium hobby is how it brings people together. That’s why I am thrilled to be introducing the hobby to my young son and wife. It’s been so rewarding to watch them learn and grow alongside me.

My son is particularly fascinated by the fish, and he loves to help me feed them and clean the tanks. I hope that one day, he will develop the same passion for fishkeeping that I have.

Why I Created This Website

I created this website as a way to share my passion for the aquarium hobby with others. Over the years, I have learned so much about fishkeeping, and I wanted to create a platform where I could share my knowledge with others. But more than that, I wanted to create a community where people could come together to learn and grow in the hobby. I believe that fishkeeping is a wonderful and rewarding hobby, and I want to help others discover that for themselves.

What You Can Expect from This Website

On this website, you can expect to find a wealth of information about aquariums and the fish hobby. I will be sharing tips and tricks for setting up and maintaining your own aquarium, as well as information about different types of fish and plants.

I will also be sharing my personal experiences and stories from my own fishkeeping journey. And most importantly, I want to create a space where people can come together to share their own experiences and ask questions.

Whether you are a seasoned fish hobbyist or just starting out, I hope that this website will be a valuable resource for you.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for taking the time to read about my aquarium hobby and the website that I have created to share it with others. I hope that this website will inspire you to explore the wonders of the underwater world and create your own beautiful aquarium.

Whether you are a seasoned fish hobbyist or just starting out, there is always something new to learn and discover. And remember, fishkeeping is not just a hobby, it is a way of life. It teaches us about the delicate balance of nature, the importance of patience and dedication, and the rewards of nurturing a thriving ecosystem.

Once again, thank you for visiting my website, and I hope that you find it informative, inspiring, and fun. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles, updates, and insights.

And if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Let’s continue to learn and grow together in the fascinating world of aquariums and fishkeeping!



Let’s Work Together

I also want to mention that I am open to working with vendors and companies who share my passion for the aquarium hobby.

If you have a product or service that you feel would be of interest to my audience, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at glhandford at gmail.com

I would love to hear from you and explore any opportunities that could benefit both my audience and your business. Let’s work together to promote the beauty and wonder of the aquarium hobby!

Photo at Chuck e Cheese


Grant and Jax posing for an aquarium article photo


Jaxon posing for an aquarium article photo


Jaxon in the Ocean

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