I just received my stand and 50 gallon acrylic tank (still wrapped).
I am still struggling with two things:
1. Should I do live plants or fake (I'm a newbie) but I love the looks of real plants (but respect the ease of fake).
2. What substrate? People have recommended sand for either choice above but it seems like it will ba a paint to use with a Python (I expect cloudy water and half the sand going down the drain).
Budget is starting to become an issue. I am in $450 just on the tank and stand!
I bought a Fluvol 405 (another $150) plus a thermometer, etc...
(Don't let the wife see this post!)