Hey there! Just recently I've bought a 20g long for a new experiences in the hobby. This month, (july 9 - aug 19) was a 'Dollar per a Gallon Sale' at petco. I snagged the aquarium, and started planning on the future qualities in this aquarium, along with this aquarium I bought a 20lb bag of larger gravel, driftwood, and mostly all, the aquarium top I was looking for was sold out, so I quickly purchased it online, I bought a light & filter as well. I will be researching some artificial plants, I have found quality plants but have not ordered them quiet yet, (links down below) When arrival I will post more pictures, and share with all the steps I'm going thru with this aquarium, The aquarium top I am talking about is a glass folding top found at most LPS's The light is separated from the top, like original aquariums, the light is mostly built into the top. I hope this comes in the mail safely, and no damages and gets here soon, because I'm very anxious to set this up! The filter I have in mind is a sort of sponge filter, It filtrations 250gph that seems reasonable for a amphibians aquarium, plus the size of aquarium. It has 3 settings of filtration, it seems experiencing and advanced. ' Go Big, or Go Home ' The filter should be arriving sometime saturday. ( Amazon.com : Exo Terra Flo 250, Complete Internal Filter : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies ) The light I am talking about is used for our 31g maintained by @Fanatic, you may of seen pictures of it, if so link will be down below to one of his threads, I think it is a very advanced and easy to use. ( ( Fanatic's 31g ) As you can see in the pictures it lights up the place, very well. Also, I am planning on getting floating plants, any recommendations in the best living floating plants? I've heard about duckweed is good, do you have any other recommendations? I almost forgot to mention whats going into this tank? You must be wondering since I clued on that it is an amphibian, but witch one?!? I am planning on getting Eastern Newts, how much? Thank you for any of the advice you give about this tank, and your time viewing this thread!