So I am quite new to freshwater fish and have recently been doing a lot of research on what I would like to do with our tank. This tank used to be a saltwater tank but I am going to clean everything out and remake it into a freshwater tank. It will sit in a corner of the room at an angle (not sure if too much sunlight will get in that area though, but i can always just cover it during the day when no one is around to look at them anyways) It has a black background already. I have a Fluval 305 canister filter which i need to look more into which types of filtering products I want to use in it, but I still have time before all that. Since I have well water, we usually go and buy the giant jugs of water from a wholesale store to fill it and do the water changes. But I was reading that my well water may possibly be used as long as it isn't too bad chemical-wise. Going to test it out today. Anyways here is my plan: Probably a organic soil as substrate (I saw you can put fertilizer tabs in it but I'm not sure how I feel about that) One of those man-made bonsai trees as either the center piece or have that as one side and maybe some sort of large rock formation on the other side. Going to go to a landscape supply place sometime this week to see what kind of rocks i can find for cheap. The "leaves" of the tree will be anubias petite since they look realistic and nice. Along with these I would like to have a nice carpet of dwarf hairgrass throughout most of the tank. I am a big fan of the java ferns so i will definitely be using that in the background but don't want to overdo it at the same time. I still need to find a couple small mid-ground plants that I like and possibly some variety for the background. As for fish, I am not really sure. Some ideas i had were cherry barbs (6?), cory catfish (3?), and some sort of tetras (8?), and whatever else people suggest. Tell me what you all think, if I am completely wrong in something or maybe even a better suggestion for something, I would love to hear it. Thanks!