-Aquatech 30-60 filter
-lighting/hood is from the Aqueon 29g deluxe kit. I did have to upgrade the heater and the filter so be wary of buying the full kit.
Don't rush things.
-African butterfly fish
-5 corydoras catfish
-unidentified snail (it hatched from an egg that was attached to one of my plants - surprise!)
I also have petrified wood and geodes.
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.