My parents got me a 55 gallon tank at an auction. The tank isn't terrible, but the lights and whole top frame is disgusting. I am currently trying to clean those off, but 100 degree days are making this process super slow. At first we thought it was a 50 gallon, but after taking the measurements, we found out it was a 55 gallon. Won't complain that I get an extra 5 gallons! The weirs thing is, is that this tank came with 4 hood lights and 3 filters (Tetra brand with the double sides for 30-60 gallons). Should I try to clean those off or buy a new one? Should I use just one? The heater was broken so I will be buying a new one. It came with a black stand that needed painted. Hubby spray painted it, but the paint bubbles! Ugh. Now I have to sand the whole stinking thing. The stand is probably only 2 feet high which I think is really low. The top of it comes to my knees. Why so low?? Anyways, I am already thinking of stocking ideas even though it will be awhile. I don't think I will attempt live plants yet, although I would like to later. Here are some I was thinking about: Platys Gourami Tiger barbs Neon tetras Corys Pleco Zebra danios I obviously know not all of these will go together. I just like those particular fish. Which fish go best together and how many? Are any of them more difficult than others? I will try to post a pic of my tank.