I just got a 55 gallon and a 45 gallon. They came with a stand do the 45 fits under the 55. I'm not exactly asking for advice on what I should stock them with, I just want to know what YOU would do with them. (stock, scape, whatever) here's a pic.
Well with the 45 i would get a pair of gbr and a pair of apistogramas. Then get about ten neon tetras and three rainbows. And maybe a school of glass catfish.
I would have it heavily planted with t5 plant lights or whatever they are lol. A little rock cave for the GBR. Probably sand for substrate.
With the 55 i would get three discus and have it planted so that the plants only grow to about mid way up the tank and have it full of red cherry shrimp and ghost shrimp. I would also have about 7 corys.
The 55 would have 3in of sand and i would get about 10 similis, multis, or whatever shell dweller you like. Then have a rock pile in each back corner and get 2-4 julis.
Ok theres some more info to go on. What type of ciclids for the 55. New world? Old world? I know nothing about angels but you could probably get a pair of angels.
So for the 45 go with a pair of angels one Gbr or apisto. 5-7 any type of schooling fish you want 5 cory.
In the 45 yes I think that would be perfect for a pair of big angels. But be warned if you get a breeding pair they have been known to sometimes get aggressive when they have babies and will dominate 75% of the tank