So after much perusal and waiting its time to plan out and prepare for my new 36g Bowfront. Planning for it to be a community tank I believe with 1 or 2 central fish: Angelfish, Gourami, or maybe a Cockatoo Cichlid (really liked the colors I've seen on this one). Very open to suggestions and comments. As for tankmates I was considering a cory breed and maybe a schooling variety or two. First order of business this week is to set up the tank itself and test my base water that'll be used in the tank so that I can get that cycling as I shop around locally for my prospective fishy family. I do plan on it being a little planted, not heavily as it will be a low tech tank but just enough for everyone to be comfortable and I believe I plan on using a coal slag substrate of some sort(still comparing if what I can get access to is compatible/safe) Hopefully I provided enough info to get the help/ideas I need and sorry for my horrible forum editing. Have learned a lot since visiting this site and appreciate all constructive advice/tips.