I love the way it turned out. The natural rock bottom looks so much better than the blue and pink stuff the kids picked out for the last one. I have the back painted black so it will present better. Yes it is a bit cloudy. I migrated all of the existing water from my 29 to this one with the fish so I am hoping the cycle isn't too long. Only 10 fish and a frog in it now. Will add more later after the cycle.