My dad has always had tanks set up in the house about 5 of them all FW
. Some with plants some without. We had community fish and chiclids. When I was about 16 he gave me one of his 55's which was a community tank with plants I was to keep that going and I did for about a year and a half. I had bought more plants and fish than I could fit in. Once I learned everything I thought I could, I went to my LFS
traded everything I had in the tank for everything to start a reef I paid nothing so that tells you what I had in the tank. Now I own a beautiful Reef Tank and a nano reef. Could ask for a better hobby.