When I was a kid I had a few gold fish. They never lived long.
Then when I was 15 I persuaded my mam that I could look after a "real" fish tank. I got one for my 16th. A jewel rio 120l with a built in filter and heater chamber. I loved it. I had no idea what I was doing but I did my best.
I filled it with sand. And some cool blue pebbles and a led bubble that had a blue light on it.
My first fish for that was 3 gold fish i was told to put in to "get the filter ready". Then I found this place. I rehomed the goldfish to a friends pond and started my fishless cycle.
After that. My first add was zebra danios cos I knew they were Hardy and I wanted I wanted be extra extra sure my cycle was done. I left the hobby when I left home and didn't have space for a tank. But I recently bought a new tank (240l) and my first fish for that was a bunch of guppies!