Hello all. I've been given this 20H aquarium from my Mother in law. I'll add the pics later tonight when I get home, and water test stats later this weekend. The API kit is on its way from Amazon right now. Tank List: 20 H Aqua Clear 30 - Added second sponge filter, removed Carbon pack. Regular Natural look Gravel LED Lighting Adding soon: Plants Wood piece when i can find one Rock somewhere Last weekend I added the gravel and water, started the filter up, and have been just letting that run until I can make it to the store to get some ammonia and get that process started. I'll go through that process until I can safely add some fish and whatnot. I did have a few questions, and was hoping I could get your advice, opinions, and knowledge. I do appreciate any info I can get on this, as it has been several years since I’ve had an aquarium. Previous experience was a 55 gallon with Jack Dempsey (x2), Convicts x2, a Red Devil, plus a Pleco. Not the best setup there, but it worked really well for about 6 years until I left home and gave it to my sister to care for (went into the Marines). The last time I saw them (at around the 8 year mark) they were all about 4” – 6” long, and the Pleco was about 8”. They all seemed happy and not stressed, which was nice. But, she moved, they had kids, and sold the fish to their LFS, and the tank to Craigslist. L Anyways… I’m looking at possibly adding some plants to this, maybe this weekend. I understand that it’s safe to add them while going through the cycling process, which will help possibly but not definitely. They won’t die, will they? The couple questions I have are: 1. Can I safely add plants, while going through the ammonia cycle process? (i.e., Java Moss, Java Fern, Anubis (not sure of spelling), etc.) 2. Once the cycle is completed. What are your opinions of this stocking list? AQAdvisor says it's plenty fine. I even added 5 Khuli Loaches to the list and it was more than ok. I'm just not sure I want them. a. 5-6 – White Cloud Mountain Minnow b. 7 – Chili Raspbora c. 6+ Celestial Pearl Danio (possibly Fire Ring Danio if I can find them too) d. Want something for algae control, without being a danger to the above list. (shrimp, snails, etc?) I’m really looking to stock this with some nice colors, and things that will be joyful for my daughter (5 month old now). Other than water stats, pics, etc. Would you need/want any more info on this before making a knowledgeable answer? Thank you all, I appreciate anything you can give.