Here we go. I've got the tank in place and running. Now to see if I can have the patience to complete a fishless cycle. Here's what it looks like at the moment: I've just added two bags of BioMax to HOB to boost the surface area for bio-filtration, and I'm just starting to read some Ammonia (0.25 PPM), no Nitrite or Nitrate yet, but then I just found out I'm not shaking the second bottle enough so maybe that's a false 0. We'll know more when I test again tomorrow. I'm trying to be patient. Honest! The plan is to build it out as a moderately planted tank, with a nice community of: - Neon Tetras - Fancy Guppies - Sword tails - Cories (Bronze? Dwarf? Haven't decided yet) - A snail or two or three - Perhaps some Ghost shrimp - Maybe a couple of Dwarf Gouramies. Haven't really decided yet fully, and my wife hasn't given me her ideas yet either, so the stock plan is a work in progress. The plan is to get the cycle established, then: - Introduce one fish, probably a shoal of 8 or so Neons - Wait. A week or two, let them get settled. - Add a few plants. I'd like to get kind of fill the far left corner with a bit of a jungle, then spread out to low plants in the foreground right corner. - Wait. A week or two, if I can manage it. - Introduce another fish. Maybe the guppies. Figuring 2 or 3 males and 4 to 6 females. - Wait. - Repeat. I don't want to overload the tank, but I really REALLY want to start stocking NOW!!! hehe I'd love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, etc etc. I'm sort of pretending I don't know anything, because the last time I had a tank was over 10 years ago and so much is new! Plus I only had middling success before at best, and I really want this tank to shine. Cheers! Bruce.