It's a cliche, but I really do say it when I meet new people, so howdy all! I'm Emilee, from central Texas. I don't own an octopus yet, but I decided to join because I figured I could learn a lot so that I can get everything (at least mostly) right the first time and don't end up mistreating my octopus unintentionally. I've learned most of what I know about modern saltwater aquarium keeping from the internet. I have quite a bit of practical experience from helping my father with his growing up (he kept several beautiful tanks and I helped quite a bit from age ten and on). I just worry my experience is a little dated considering I've been out of his house for three years. But I've spoken with him about keeping one, and he's offered advice, but never expressed any concern of me lacking the knowledge or ability, so that gives me hope. I've heard wonderful things about Tonmo from various other fishy forums I've been to in search of information. When it comes to Cephs, everyone recommends tonmo, so kudos to all you informative folks. I should have my tank set up by/around Christmas time, and of course I already know I need to let it run a few months so the environment is just right (I forget the term, but I'm sure at least some of you know what I'm talking about). I'd really like to find a bimac. From what I've read, they seem to be exactly what I want. (And what my husband wants. The octopus will be "his" in the sense that it's his slightly belated Christmas present, but I'll be the one taking care of it because he works so much, and I'm a stay at home mom.) So I'll have the joy of taking care of another living thing and won't suffer the withdrawals of my baby not needing me so much, and he can take video of his octopus to show off to his friends. It's a win-win. I'm pretty sure I had more I wanted to share, but I've lost my train of thought, and I have to run to the store apparently (I was just told this). So thanks to everyone in advance, I look forward to learning from anyone willing to share.