I'm Jesse from Fort Collins, Colorado, and I just wanted to introduce myself here.
I just picked up a 29 gallon tank yesterday, and am looking forward to starting my aquarium. I'm going to start with a freshwater, and if I enjoy it and am able to sustain it, I'll probably move over to a saltwater in a couple of years. I'm not ready to make that financial commitment until I know it's something I'm going to do long term. I had a couple of aquariums when I was a kid, but it's been a long time and I'm considering myself a beginner (with a lot of research).
I still have a few more supplies to get, but will begin my fishless cycle in the next couple of days. After that, I'll add some schooling fish and a few larger fish.
I'll probably also want to add some plants at some point as well as adding some river rocks from local sources.
I've attached a picture of what I have so far.