I have a large corner cabinet, bow front aquarium. I am not completely sure of the exact measurements as it is oddly shaped. It is florescent lit, and it has a Whisper power filter.
I have kept fish for many years my best advice is buy a good book on aquariums and another on fish breeds.
Redtail Shark (1), Albino Aeneus Cory Cat (1), Albino Cherry Barb (2),Tiger Barb (3),Red Platy (2), Firemouth Cichlid (1), Algae Eater (1), Zebra Danio (4), Blue Platy (2), Red Tuxedo Platy (1), Yellow Misc Snail (2), Blue Gorami (2)
I use artificial plants, and the decorations are also made of polystone. I have an artificial skull and artificial gator scull to the far left. I will take some better pics soon.
I started when I was 12 with goldfish. I am 49 now and have almost always had fish. Many different sizes and types of tanks through the years. This is by far my favourite. Only set up just a little over a month.
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.