After waiting for 3 weeks, I finally got my tank yesterday :funnyh:. This topic will journal the progress. During this 3 week period, I have researched many ideas. Thanks to a suggestion by Ryan (thanks Bud!! ), I researched and eventually decided on a SE-Asian community tank. It will not be a biotope because my chosen fauna and flora come from the GENERAL SE-Asian area, and not a specific spot. (I plan on doing an Amazon biotope in the future, but more of that when we get there). During the past 3 weeks of waiting, I have had fun researching, (and learnt a lot!) but fortunately my tank arrived before my patience ran out. Now the work starts. I'll probably be planting in 2 week's time as I have loads to do and prepare, and also I need to gather a lot of plants as well... 9 different species to be exact. Then I'll plant. (So if anyone is cleaning up....??) In the meantime, watch this space.... as I'll be updating it with the other things that go along with setting up a lo-tech (el-natural) tank from scratch.