I got a sweet deal on a 55 back in November. I kept the tank and stand and upgraded everything else. I'm running a Rena XP3 along with an AC 70, Two Stealth heaters, one 100 and the other a 250 watt. I also added a nice piece of driftwood.
Then I transfered everything from my 20 gallon high. Silk plants, decorations, filter media and placed gravel in pantyhose for the bacteria.
My stock includes: 6 Black Skirts, 6 White Clouds, 3 Rummynose, 4 AU Rainbowfish, 6 Platys, 2 P.Pulcher Kribs and a Mystery Snail. So far everyone is getting along fine....I might have trouble if the Kribs decide to breed, but right now everyone is happy.
Now it's back to daily water testing. I hoping for only a mini cycle or nothing at all.