I'm going to start making threads for my tanks so I can document their progress! I wish I had done this a while ago... This tank is a year and a half old. This was day 1. When I first started fishkeeping I had a platy, glofish tetra, balloon molly, and two guppies crammed into that tall 6g tank. The two guppies died before I was done setting up the tank, and the molly died later on. The glofish and platy lived for at least a year after this pic was taken. . . . This was right after setup. (panty hose over filter intake to stop fish from getting sucked in until I could upgrade filters) I think it looks ugly, which is why I went for a natural look later on. I think all fishkeepers do that eventually. . . . Aaaand.... two disease outbreaks and a lot of mistakes later, we have this! The plastic plants will be replaced with live plants as soon as I get a better light (I couldn't even keep anubias nana alive with this darn thing ) . . . And now for some fish pictures! A few of the pics turned out really nice, which surprised me since my 5s iPhone camera isn't that great. The tank is up against a dark wall, which gives the illusion of a black background if I zoom in enough. The stocking is: 1x angelfish 1x swordtail 2x platys 2x glofish tetras 3x black kuhlis 1x bronze cory 1x albino bristlenose pleco 2x guppy fry 1x honey gourami and snails! I know there's a lot of incomplete schools, but I don't like giving them away when the schools die off. First, my angel! Lucifer is the centerpiece and she's also my favorite. But don't tell anyone I said that. . . . Next up is Fiddy, my swordtail. He was in a feeder tank for only 50 cents. (I'm proud of this picture by the way) . . . These two platys are children of my original platy. Frisco and Mocha. . . . Godzilla, my pleco . . . Hunter is my grumpy old man. . . . This is Elsa and Caesar, my glo skirts. Elsa is crazy and eats shrimp pellets whole. . . . And my honey gourami, Maddie The kuhlis were hiding and the guppy fry are impossible to photograph, so I don't have any pictures of them. As for equipment, I have: Aqueon 50 filter Aqueon 100w heater Stand, light, and lid came with the tank (all for $80!!!) The light is just a crappy kit LED, hence why I can't grow plants. Decorations: BDBS Driftwood Dragon stone Plastic plants I alternate flakes and shrimp pellets one day, and bloodworms/algae wafers the next. I also fast on water change day. Weekly I change probably 40-45% of the water because I know I'm overstocked. Temp is at 78-79. This isn't perfect for some of them, I'm not super particular about temperature requirements. A lot of them are leftovers from previous stockings that I don't want to risk handing over to an inexperienced fishkeeper by giving them to my LFS. Hopefully I can get some live plants in there soon! I'm sick of the fake ones.