My father has had a 29 gallon tank for a really long time. He hasn't had it set up in years. So, he gave it to me when I went back to visit for Christmas/New Year's.
I originally wanted it to be ON TOP of the stand, but I was having some major wobble issues, so I put it on the bottom instead. This caused some problems with placement of the lights, one of which came with the tank but never really fit the tank. The other light came from my 5 gallon shrimp tank I'm taking down.
Close up of the tank (Sorry 'bout the glare):
Little bit farther out, so you can see the stand as well. I don't have a top for the tank yet but plan to get one soon so I can set the lights on top of it, rather than balanced on the corner of the stand.
This tank has been set up since Friday (1/6/2012). I put a sponge filter in this tank from my 5 gallon shrimp tank. Doing this seems to have cycled the tank almost immediately. Since setting the tank up, my tests have shown 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, ~20 nitrates.
After setting it up, I added the rcs from my 5 gallon tank (as many as I could catch anyway). The morning after setting the tank up, I tested the water and then added 2 leopard danios that came from the 10 gallon tank I'm upgrading to this one. The danios seemed very jumpy, so I added 3 WCMMs (also from the 10 gallon) to the tank today. That seems to have helped the jumpiness that the danios displayed. Also in the tank are 2 pomacea diffusa snails.
Java fern 'trident'
Java fern 'narrow leaf'
Dwarf water lily
anubias nana 'petite'
Marimo moss ball
Eventually, I'd like the stock list for this tank to be:
10 White Cloud Mountain Minnows (all from my current 10 gallon tank)
6 danios (mix of leopard and zebra, also from my current 10 gallon tank)
10 corydoras habrosus or pygmaeus
6 corydoras paleatus