melosu: simply spectacular tank that is beautiful and a main reason i want to go salt but since im in college and pretty much am moving my stuff to new place after every year i decided on FW
...for now but great tank looks amazing!
DragonFish: though that might be true later these fish seem fairly full grown and the Dempsey is the biggest of them all he kind of bullies the rest of them...additionally that is why i wanted a bigger tank and to create like a river rock/slate wall with caves and cracks i just dont know where to start really, correct me if im wrong im think longer rectangular will be better for cichlid tank since tall (such as hectagonal tanks) seem clustered with not as much terretories for them to claim...is 55 gallons too big for a novice though and how many fish could i put in that that could coexist with my cichlids? would i be better off keeping them in the 20 and starting a new community tank? thanks for advice sorry for lengthy overload of questions