Hello! I just registered today, after spending hours devouring any and all information about cephalopod care that I could. I've written about 10 pages of notes so far! And I don't plan on stopping any time soon, there's just so much to know out there! This is a great site, to say the least. You could consider me a complete n00b when it comes to keeping saltwater aquariums, I've never had one but I plan on getting started after I feel 'knowledgeable' enough about the topic. I'll have to start saving also =P.. Needless to say it'll probably be some time before I actually own a cephalopod of my very own, but I've always been fascinated by these little creatures and it's been a dream of mine to own one for as long as I can remember! This site has become an indispensable source of information for me. As the topic implies, I live in the Chicago area, St. Charles to be more specific... And I'm curious to know if there are any saltwater/cephalopod enthusiasts in the area? It'd be great to find someone I could look to as a mentor, since there's such a vast array of things to know and consider when starting a saltwater tank. So, if there's anyone out there interested in maybe taking someone 'under their wing' persay, please PM me (or e-mail at lollypopcat777 @ hotmail)! Before I even think about starting anything, it'd be a blessing to know someone that can point me towards any reliable local sources of saltwater equipment etc. or even *crosses fingers* a reputable octopus breeder. Really though, I'm just looking for a like-minded enthusiast with a bit more experience than myself that lives in the area, even if only to e-mail with the occasional question. Thanks to everyone out there on Tonmo! And here's to hoping that one day I'll have an octopus of my own!