By Alice Eachus
Gene Pennington is looking for tropical ﬁsh lovers, particularly those who have an attraction for saltwater reef aquariums. Gene started this hobby in 1996 after serving ﬁve years in the Air Force. He had no idea what reef aquariums were but, as a military guy, simply soldiered on. After a bit, his interest lagged and Gene took a break from ﬁsh in a tank for a few years until he moved to Georgia and realized he missed watching those colorful ﬁnny creatures.
Over the years, he’s owned and maintained several tank sizes, from 20 gallons all the way to a gargantuan 180-gallon ﬁsh habitat.
After moving to Big Canoe and trying golf as a substitute hobby, Gene found he missed watching ﬁsh explore their watery home and started ﬁlling tanks again. He’s in the process of building a nano reef aquarium and hopes to connect with fellow aquarium enthusiasts in Big Canoe.
If you’re a tropical ﬁsh hobbyist, shoot Gene an email at email@example.com and start swimming together.