Well, new to me! Apologies to those of you that have read some of this elsewhere (@shiney, @wiseowl, @ricky101, @Sian in Belgium) I won't go into all the details, as they are someone else's business, but we are about to become the owners of a 4ft, 300 litre fish tank. The information as I understand it at the moment is that it is relatively new (less than a year, apparently), empty and dry, and is coming with a 1800 litre per hour filter, a 300w heater, a hood with LED lighting, gravel, and some plastic ornaments/plants. I have just under four weeks until I start to return to work, so whilst I am not in a position financially to go filling the tank with fish straight away, I am tempted to get it going as I am aware that it takes a number of weeks to cycle the water before fish can go in? We agreed to take this tank quite late on last night, and then ran (well, I hobbled ) round with a measuring tape to see where we could fit it in . We have no choice but to put it in its final home, as we have nowhere else to put it, so having it sitting empty for months would make it an eyesore. Nosing about online last night, I see that plant bundles are plentiful, and a hell of a lot cheaper than I remember - I found one where it was 50 plants for £10, so I am tempted to get them fairly quickly and get them into the tank - at least that way, it looks as though something is going on. I have always loved Neon Tetras, and they appear to be fairly cheap, so they are likely to be some of the first residents. I also love Angel fish, but have read that they can be aggressive toward the likes of Neons? We had them both co-existing in our tank years ago, and I don't recall any problems, but it was a very long time ago. Through time, I would like to add a plec or two, as they are interesting fellows and help to keep the tank clean; I am also thinking of maybe fish like gouramis, rasboras and bettas - again, as long as they will co-exist. There should be tons of room in a 4ft tank, so hopefully if I get it right, there will be a nice balance of plants, fish and decoration.