Advice: Take it slow. Not to many fish at once. You can however bend the rules a little bit when it comes to the inch per gallon rule, i dont care what anyone says I have done it many times with no problems what so ever. Just dont get out of control.
Fish Kept: In my life I have kept cichlids, barbs, sharks, loaches, crayfish, goldfish, gourami and catfish all sucessfully. Not all in one tank obviously.
Corals/Plants: Jsut freshwater so no corals and I dont get into live plants.