Who We Are.

Frustrated by a steep learning curve and unintelligible jargon, My First Fish Tank was founded in 2018 to make starting your first saltwater aquarium easy.  Pre-designed build lists, gear guides, and an extensive vocabulary section make learning easy.

Our Founder

My First Fish Tank Founder Matthew Zahler

Matthew Zahler


Hey there! My name’s Matthew and this is my site! I give unbiased reviews and recommendations of products I know and/or have researched the heck out of! My goal is to help all hobbyists, but especially beginners, make informed decisions when building a saltwater aquarium. Happy Reefing!

Our Team

selfie of max on orange background

Maxim Bobel


Hey there! I am Max, a Marine Science student at Boston University. I also run an aquarium Instagram @atlasaqua Check me out if you like aquarium photography!

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