I got it for Christmas and its already set up and running. I have cherry shrimp, endlers and pygmy cories that I moved over from one of my 10 gallons. The plants already look better. The substrate is fluval stratum, which I'm not too happy with because it makes muddy water when you do a water change, but I hear its good for plants. I cycled it with some bioballs from my 75 gallon and filter media from my 10 gallon , I already have a reading for nitrates....woohoo.