Newbie, but not to fish, lol. I have, over the years, kept Goldfish, Guppies, Cichlids, Piranha, Oscars, Sharks and assorted little friends. Have just got back into the hobby though, thanks to my bosses who needed a new home for their 3 common Goldfish..and it's gone from there.
We have a 90 gallon and a 10 gallon (that previously housed the Goldfish and now houses 7 Glowlight Tetras.)
The 90 gallon has been a labour of love, and I have had a lot of fun putting it together. We bought the tank for only $50 which included the Aquaclear 110, gravel, air pump, and lots of goodies, and I then bought LED
lights, the stand, and the pool filter sand, and the decorations. The plants are either plastic or silk, and they were from the Dollarama, which I then modified to go in the tank...after a thorough soaking and wait time, of course. Might eventually go with real plants, but I do NOT have a green thumb, so we'll see :p
It is home to 8 Tiger Barbs, 10 Bloodfin Tetras, and the 3 Goldfish, who will be moved on to an above-ground pond once they get past 5 inches.
It's only been running for a couple of months, but even my BF is now hooked on fish and wants to upgrade to a 125 or more!