75G with pressurized CO2 injection. Approx. 300W of ODNO lighting. Fertilize with KNO3, K2SO4, Fleet Enema, and Tropica Master Grow.
Start with low to medium light, then add CO2 injection. After learning how to grow and care for plants you can increase lighting and grow more difficult and light demanding plant Species.
Pair of Apistogramma agassizii
Pair of Chocolate Gourami's Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
Mated pair Blue Rams Papiliochromis ramirezi
Pair of Threadfin Rainbowfish Iriatherina werneri
Six Rosy Barbs Barbus conchonius
Eight Otos Otocinclus affinis
Lots of Amano Shrimp
Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Micranthemum umbrosum (Baby Tears)
Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearlweed)
Microsorium pteropus (Java Fern)
Hygrophila polysperma var. 'tropical sunset'
Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia "1705"
Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia'
Gratiola officinalis (most likely Limnophila aromatica)
So close, yet so far.
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.