I am interested in building & stocking a lightly planted 55 gallon aquarium to go at the foot of my bed, I want to know a few things before I even start making plans for this possible project. Build Questions: 1. I want a semi-nice looking aquarium stand since it would be in my room that would also have to have space somewhere in it to store supplies, what would you recommend? 2. Would it be cheaper to build the tank, or buy one from petco during the $1 per gallon sale for $65? 3. What kind of filter would you recommend? 4. What kind of heater would you recommend? 5. Depending on what stock you recommend in the next section, should I get more rocks or more driftwood? 6. Also depending on the next section, what substrate would you recommend? Okay, so now on to the stocking. I want larger (at least 3 inches in length), colorful fish that can be kept together, but don't necessarily school. I am interested in cichlids, but also wanted to know if any kind of discus can be kept in a 55 gallon. I am also up to other suggestions for fish, what do you think would fit a 55 gallon best? Thanks P.S. Just to be clear, I have not bought anything for this project and don't currently even have the funds to start it. But I am definitely interested in a larger tank, and want to know the cheapest/best way to set up a 55 gallon. And this would be a huge step for me, considering I have only kept 10 gallon and 20 gallon tanks in the past. Edit: the reason this is in the "beginner" section is because I literally have no clue how I would go about this.