This is my 20 gal tank. It has an eclispe hood, lihgt, and filter set up. Im also running a undergravel filter with two rio 90 power heads.
Take your time, have fun, Do what you wanna do!
4 neon tetras, 2 head and tail light tetras, 2 plecos, 2 corycats,4 fancey guppies,2 black skirt tetras,2 rummienose tetras, and more im probably forgetting.
The rock in the center is awesome it is covered with small holes from some kind of mollusk colony. The rest of the plants and wood are all store bought plastic and ceramic.
Dishes are done man!
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.