Thank you so much for your advice and inspiration!!! After researching some of the cichlids mentioned, I have to say that I'm definitely going with cichlids, probably Neolamprologus Multifasciatus. After reading about the personalities of cichlids in general, they sound like amazing fun. Thank you for giving me some direction to go in. And I know the plants probably won't survive, but I don't really care. They're not doing well anyway. Also mischieviouscat thank you for the link. I'll spend some time there so that I can find out what would be a good tank setup. Again, I have no idea what type of rocks would be good (lace, lava, texas holey rock, river rock...etc) or setup in general. Never ever had cichlids before.
And Willow, thank you for the suggestion but I can't go with hermit crabs or reptiles. The tank is in our home office (which hubby & I share) and I can convice him that the tank should stay if there's fish in it. If there was anything else, the tank would have to go.
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