30 gallon long, tetra 400 filter with bio wheel, tetra whisper 40 150 W heater
2 silver dollars, 3 black/white angels, 6 lemon tetras, 6 silver tip tetras, 4 emperor tetras, 2 bolivian rams, 2 Gold Rams, 1 serpea tetra, 1 glo light tetra, 1 rainbow shark, 1 pleco
Expect to lose a few tank set-ups before you get a quality set-up.
Lots of filtration...makes cleaning the tank much easier
current tank fish, african cichlids, green sunfish/bluegill, bullheads, crappie, bass, mollies, plattie, pufferfish, gobies, mono, would like to try saltwater at some point...
Fake Plants, Rocks, and Driftwood
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.