flourescent tube lighting in both my tanks. A bubble wall with a whisper 60 air filter in my 10. A Top Fin 60 filter in my 55. 50 watt heater in my 10, 200 watt in my 55. Other fun decotrations and stuff.
be patient. good tanks don't come quick.
all plastic right now.
Don't take life so seriously, have some fun!
I've liked fish ever since i was little. I've owned a few goldfish and some bettas and that just got me internested so i got a little tank. Then that grew into a 55 gallon i just got.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.