My father and I are setting up a 240 gallon heavily planted tank. It has an 80 gallon sump. Eventually we'll have co2. Its acrylic. Anyway we're trying to decide what type of fish to get. We dont want a single fish like arawona or pleco or flowerhorn. We want several fish, most likely a community tank. My dad is leaning towards a show fish, like Discus or Altum Angels, with smaller Apistogramma or rams. I was thinking assorted american/South American fish would be cool. We've had discus and regular angels before but never Altums. My dad is kinda afraid to get other cichlids because he thinks they're very aggressive and get to big and eat plants which I understand. I Agree but If we decide not to have a Show fish- like discus or Angels- is there any smaller American cichlids we could put with rams or Apistogramma? maybe keyhole cichlids? If we did all cichlids between 3-6 inches what are the possible types? Any recomendations on a show fish, or any fish? We dont really like gouromi's and as stated we want to be able to have several fish. We're not super into barbs or loaches either. Tetras and chiclids are what we mostly like. It will be planted so we kinda figured no African cichlids. The sump also has a large section we were gonna fill up with plants as a sort of refugium. We though of putting shrimp or small fish in there. The sump is 80ish gallons but the potential fish section is maybe 40. Any ideas for the main or sump are appreciated. Any random tips or ideas are cool too. A few random things, We're in California and the LFS don't have much besides cichlids and tetras but they have TONS of those including angels and discus. We can order fish. Any ideas for websites? Also any ideas or where to buy dragon stone and drift wood in bulk? Thanks, Austin and Dan.