Clown loaches and rainbowfish, both awesome choices! I might try clowns in my new tank,
They're supposed to deliver the tank in about 10 hours. Yesterday afternoon when the boy was at school we took all his toys out of the basement and filled the spare room (that intrigued him when he got home). And moved everything else to one side of the basement to make room for the delivery guys.
Last winter we had the walls drywalled. Knew we were getting a big tank since I started this thread in May, and still didn't get around to painting the walls. Oops! Oh well.
I should have got pictures of the disaster that was the basement before we cleared out a room full of toys, pulled up the old carpet and moved all the furniture.
The next time you see this room, it should be full of fish tank.
My camera and photography skills are both garbage. These pics are at the same time, in the same light, standing in the same place, just turned from one side of the basement to the other.