Hello! I'm mysho22. I'm from California, and am just getting interested in aquascapes! I picked up a tank this weekend, and though I had a small aquarium when I was young, it has been years for me. I discovered aquascaping when looking for new fish owner guides, and have become incredibly interested in aquascaping upon finding it! My current plan is to start to create my own aquascape over my holiday break in which I'll be off from my classes (I'm still a college student!). I will create my scape, let the environment take hold and cycle for a few weeks, then add some fish! I've acquired a 20 gallon tank along with a filter, heater, light, pump, and cleaning supplies as well as three pieces of fake driftwood that came with the kit for the fishes amusement. It also came with two fake plants, which I'm hoping to get rid of very soon when I cultivate the live ones. I'm hoping to create a scape with a large mountain about a third from the right side that will slope to even substrate in the even middle, or slightly before. Then I'm planning on creating a boundary about 5/8 of the way from the right side of the tank where I will have a bit of a "river" running through of stones. On the other side of this 2 inch wide "river" I will have another boundary, so that both boundaries prevent the growth of plant material in the "river" area. On the far left corner my idea is to create a bamboo forest with enough space in between bamboo sticks that the fish I will have can swim between. My largest fake driftwood piece (A cave-like piece with an open mouth and bottom) will be settled at the top of the mountain on the right side, along with a larger leafed plant or two. My middle sized fake driftwood piece (a hollow tube that looks like wood with small holes in it that small fish can swim through) will be featured near the bamboo. My smallest fake driftwood piece (A small wood/rock looking piece that is only an inch or two tall by three or four inches wide) will be at the rear end of the "river". I will hopefully plant a small leafed moss or similar plant in the substrate on either side of the "river" so it will eventually grow to cover the entire bottom area of the substrate minus the "river". The substrate will also feature a downhill slope from the rear of the tank to the foreground of the tank, especially as the placement will be on a storage case that stands about as tall as I am (If this doesn't work and with the opinions of family and friends, I may instead choose to put it on a different storage case I have that stands only about two feet tall). In terms of the fish I'll eventually be homing, I'm planning on adding 2 gouramis, 2 small anglerfish, one small bottomfeeder to keep the algae down, and several schooling fish like guppies. I'm very open to suggestions on this! I have kept gouramis and anglefish in the past and loves them, and love the vibrant colors of guppies but could be convinced to choose a different schooling fish based on what would 1. Look good with the tank 2. Be easy to take care of and 3. Would work best with the other fish and plants in the tank. From my research these three types seem to get along well, but again I am open to any help. I'm also looking for suggestions on a good bottom feeder. I have done a good amount of research already, but am planning on continuing the research stage for quite some time, until I am ready to start my scape. I'm open to any and all recommendations, and am not tied to any single idea. I'm sure my final idea will change before my scape is created, and I'm sure my scape in reality will end up different than my idea anyway. Thanks for reading, and for inviting me into your community!