Hi guys, I have been exploring your forums for the past week and thought I should introduce myself.
I am 32, and previously (about 6 years ago) had a 4ft (55g) freshwater tank that I managed to keep successfully for 2-3 years and then it crashed - I have since found out that I grossly overstocked it which was not my intention - I just had very little knowledge and didn't know where to find it - contained a few plecos and other catfish, a school of barbs and a few Clown Loaches... obviously there is little need to say more on that.
This time around I am researching a lot more thoroughly and realise just how few fish should go in a 55g aquarium!!
I won't be setting up a new tank any time soon due to a 6 week honeymoon early next year, but when I return I am looking at a new 38g/55g setup - currently tossing up between a few setups - freshwater South America with a couple of Angels and a couple of catfish / FOWLR
saltwater / Saltwater Reef.
I can post my three suggestions here, or under the different forum headings - I'll let you guys guide me on the best choice there - not looking to be talked into one over the other as I realise it comes down to individual taste - and unfortunately I don't have the room or the money for one of each!!
Thanks for reading, and I hope to be an active member to gain further insight and post a new setup in roughly 12 months time!!