So, it took me a lot of elbow grease, and 3 gallons at a time... but I got the tank cleaned (for the most part, I am impatient), filled and it is now holding fish! I did find some disheartening facts out about the tank... the lid does't fit, I mean, it fits perfectly RESTING on top of the tank, but it doesn't fit as it's supposed to inside the grooves... this really angered me after I took so much time to clean it. Also, I have 2 lights, both of which take different size bulbs, and only 1 of the 4 lights inside the two hoods function... and it's all yellow and ugly when you turn it on... am I happy? Yes... am I still a little disappointed, sure... Just gives me something to look forward to though, right? *le sigh* I need a back rub!!!