Description: 29 gallon all glass aquarium rectangular.30 " long, 19" high, 12" deep. Fluorescent lighting (avoid incandescents), 150 watt ebo-jager heater in one, 150 watt Top Fin in second 29 gallon, 150 watt Tetra Whipser heater in third 29 gallon. Whisper power filters on all but 10 gallon fry birthing tank (sponge filter there). Also 10 gallon in daughter's bedroom with fluorescent hood, 50 watt Top Fin heater in there. Top fin heaters are submersible kind, Whisper heaters are not. I prefer the Tetra Whisper heaters. Ebo-Jager is top of the line though---worth the added expense. I have a 125 gallon coming in a few weeks. More on that once its set up.
Advice: Be patient and frequent water changes are vital.
Get a reliable heater---its a critical component. Do not overfeed!! Do not overcrowd either!
About Yourself: I got into the hobby when i saw my friend from school had tanks and really liked them. I have had countless tanks as a result. I have bred livebearers, zebra danios, and convicts without much effort. Was not equipped to raise them at the time however. I am considering a serious attempt at breeding some fish once i get my big tank set up. We will see how that goes.