Advice: Above all patience is key. We took over 9 months setting this tank up including completely redecorating the room before it went in but it was all worth it. When budgeting for the new tank put plenty of money aside for ornaments. When first setting up the tank and buying the first plants and rocks we were worried on the way home that we had bought too many, how wrong could we be!!! Make the tank busy, keep the fish interested and they will be active and much more enjoyable. Final thought, keep the food interesting and varied and the fish will thrive on it.