I got my setup!
Well I ended up buying a whole lot of stuff from a lady that had been looking after her sons old fish. So instead of just getting the Walmart 55 Gallon setup, I bought the following:
1 * 55 gallon and stand with hood
3 * 30 gallon with stands
1 * 10 gallon
A whole lot of crappy walmart filters ( but they do the job)
1 nice marineland emperor filter that needs cleaning up and new bio wheels (anyone know of a cheap place online for these?)
At least 7 air pumps
A box of miscellaneous items
Rocks and gravel galore
Oh and two pairs of Blue Ollies, at least 50 Yellow Cichlids and a huge old Mexican cichlid. If anyone has a better idea, or other names for these I would appreciate it. I want to breed the Blue Ollies and keep a few3 pair of the Yellow Cichlids, and "Grandpa" the mexican cichlid is going into my office for companionship!
All up it was $420. Not a bad deal but it took all weekend to clean up the tanks. They were so bad. I still need to clean a few things like some of the filters, but I didn't want to shock the fish with too clean an environment to start with.
I now have my display tank (the 55 gallon) in my entry foyer, a 30 Gallon in my home office, and everything else on a shelf and a bench I got from Menards in the basement. Yep a fish room! Pretty cool I though.
If anyone can recommend some good places online to get plants, or if you have some extras you would like to sell let me know. I have found a few places but have never bought like that online. The local stores do not have much in the way of plants, so I figure once I get a few started I will have to produce my own (I hate the fake plants I currently am using, I just have them as the fish like them).
When I get a chance I will take some photos and share them all with you.