We've just moved houses and, since I last had fish over 6 or 7 years ago, I've really missed them. Back then, I had a 2-foot tank with lots of plants, guppies, shrimps, snails and a single albino cory. I moved the tank out of my office and into our lounge which is when things went south. We didn't spend much time in the lounge and the tank got neglected. Tragedy struck when I over-compensated with some chemicals (stupid!) for an algae overgrowth I had and I ended up killed everything off. I was sad when the shrimp and guppies died but devastated when my cory died. I unplugged everything and got rid of it all. Well now I'm back and really keen to get a heavily planted tank going. I got a second-hand Jewel 4-foot tank plus cabinet on the weekend. Really excited to get it all set up beautifully again. I know I want LOTS of plants. But I haven't decided on fish at all. Here's what I'm considering: OPTION 1: Lots of small schooling fish. All sorts of tetras, 1 or 2 schools of cory, and if I can keep them alive, a bunch of otos. (Haven't managed before but I do love them.) OPTION 2: 6-8 Dwarf puffers. I've read they go well with otos and virtually nothing else because they nip the heck out of everything else in the tank. Honestly, they're cute as heck but they seem like too much work. Cleaning up after them after every feed doesn't sound fun. I was considering separating the tank into a top and bottom split, and having cories in the bottom level, eating the leftover food from the dwarf puffers. I really love cories and hate the idea of having a tank without them. (Obviously they'd get their own food, too!) OPTION 3: Dwarf cichlids. Kribs or something? Maybe just 1-2 pairs so they can have their territories to defend WITHOUT leaving the tank so empty. Not sure if I can add a school of tetras in to make the tank a bit more lively. Anyhow, the long-term goal is to have a fun tank to look at without a sh1t-ton of work. Weekly changes at the maximum. I can easily tend to the tank a little each day during my lunch break coz I work from home. Any thoughts and ideas to help me along here? As for plants, I loved my grass like plants, my mosses and a couple other species that I can trim into interesting spaces for my fishies to swim in. Definitely will be investing in better plant-maintenance equipment this time around. I was way too cheap about it all before Looking forward to this journey with your help!