I bought my first guppies in 1953 along with a used 20-gallon aquarium for $1.50(those days are gone forever). For the next 39 years I converted several spare bedrooms, garages, and green houses into fish rooms. Then in 1992 I decided to be a full time fish farmer where I started with 70 plus ponds on 5 acres with 3 small fish houses, which I devoted to koi, and then finally moved to a 100-acre farm with 500 ponds 3 large buildings housing hundreds of tanks and aquariums. At the end there I was shipping on average 200 boxes of fish a week. This large farm raised mostly bread and butter fish for the large pet store chains. I now have a small fish room and a 15' x 20' greenhouse that I raise guppies in. I'm the Administrator of the IGEES Wiki.