I'm not new to freshwater, I have had many over the last 12 years. My favorite was when I bred African Chiclids. My husband and I share the hobby both in fresh and saltwater reef aquariums. I just started this 9 gallon a couple weeks ago. I decided to have live plants this time around and so far I'm loving It! Everything is stock in the tank including the light and filtration system. I have 2 neon tetras, 2 pea puffers, 1 bubble bee goby, and a Betta. I plan on adding more plants and maybe a piece of drift wood. Thanks for checking out my new tank!