Hi, my name’s Billy.

When I was growing up, my Dad built freshwater aquariums.

I watched him start with a 10 gallon and upgrade all the way to a 150-gallon tank.

We even had a Koi pond in our front yard.

Life got in the way, and he eventually gave away all of his tanks. But growing up around aquariums made me love them.

In 2021, I decided to buy my first 5-gallon freshwater aquarium. I kept it simple, and put some Neon Tetras with live plants in it.

Then, I started Aqua Shack to share my experience building aquariums. I definitely don’t consider myself an expert.

The goal is to transparently share the things I did right, and the things I did wrong to help you along your aquarium journey.