A few options for aquariums include:
Note if you’re like me you will try each of these types of aquariums over the years you’re in the hobby. Fish keepers seem to like a challenge and then lose interest when they are successful on any given variation.
Probably the most far out aquarium I’ve seen is the following caiman tank with beautiful plants.
Now I’m just going to post a whole host of random tanks which appear to be just set up and new. Hopefully one can get a sense of what one wants from these:
ALL of these are perfectly acceptable ways to set up a first aquarium.