Sorry long but wanted to introduce where I am: When I say newbie, I mean it. I have never owned a fish in my 40 years. However, my two nearly 3 year old is absolutely in love with fish of all shapes and sizes. This started over a year ago and has only grown. We are giving her an aquarium for her Birthday and want to do it right. I love all animals and have been an avid dog owner for years. I have no problem with work to care for an animal but have been intimidated by fish (not certain why except the unknown). So, given my desire to give these animals the best life I have been researching. We plan to set up in May as her birthday is June and I want if fully ready stocked etc by the birthday. This is where I am and where I am not. Plan to spend around $350 or so. I bought a child friendly stand with canopy for a 29 gallon tank. I think I have decided on a glass tank after reading comparisons with acrylic. I think the best for us would be types of tetras. I would rather under stock the aquarium vs overstock but don't want to be too understocked that the fish would be upset. Ideas of good combinations appreciated (she likes colors so thought neons and some others) NO LIVE BREADERS!!! I am thinking larger filter than for a 29 gallon after reading this forum, possible canister but don't know best type) and until read this forum thought undergravel filter now want to know about undergravel sponge filter??? do these have to be changed and how if under gravel? OK main thing. If you had $350 (not counting stand), with above information what would you buy (as specific as possible would be great!!!) Thanks for any response!