I also have a cat, named Maximus, that is five years old in June. His mother was a wild stray that gave birth under our porch! I found homes for the other two siblings, and also the mother. Max is very sweet, and nonassuming!
He won't come up unless asked, and he stays off the stuff he is supposed to! Go figure! Well, he did, until Callie came, and started chasing him around, good naturedly!
I also have one fresh water aquarium, with discus, plecos, mollies swords, and tetras. Oh, and lots of snails. Yes, there are a lot of fish in there, but I have enough filtration for several tanks that size, and I do water changes twice a week! Also, an undergravel filter!
I have a salt water tank, that I started around 9/11, to keep my mind occupied! The fish in it, are around the same age now! A couple of them, are getting quite big! It is a lot of maintenance, but I love it! I also have a husband and son!:D