45 gallon planted freshwater tank. 96w dual daylight compact fluorescent light; Fluval 305 with Hydor inline heater; 80lbs eco-complete w/ undergravel heater cable. Stocked with various plants & cardinal tetras.
Don't cut corners and buy the cheap stuff, you'll end up not liking it after a while and will want the better option.
assortment of plants from the LFS
In stressful times, having a home aquarium could be a benefit.
If you want a thriving, brightly colored aquarium then consider picking your freshwater fish by color.
The type of filtration system you choose for your saltwater aquarium is incredibly important.