Ok, so some of you may know this by now, but I had a raging illness through my 55g which wiped out most of my fish. So now I have plans to do things again and better this time. To start out with I going to try to convince my mom to get me another 10g but that probably won't happen unless I bring home some amazing grades, so in the end I'll try to plan without it. So here are my plans. To start I'm going to make sure the 5 fish that are left totally heal up (or they may die off). This will take at least 4 weeks because I want to be 100% sure. At this point, I'm going to transfer those 5 fish (3 platy + 1 swordtail + 1 guppy) to a 2.5 g (temp.). At this point I'm going to a do a 100% water change on the 55g twice, boil my fake plants ect., and wash my gravel. Once I have the new water (third time) back in and everything clean then I'll move on to the next step. I'm going to let it sit for around 24 hours before adding all my guppy fry to the tank (19 of them). They are young but in the 5 weeks by when this happens they should be big enough for me to not cover the filter. Then the 5 fish will be transferred to the 10g where my fry were from there 2.5g holding and the 10g will be there new home. The 55g will be turned into effectively a fry tank, and I plan on removing all the fake plants from there and distributing them in other tanks and then getting a nice plant package. http://www.petsolutions.com/I/Nice-And-Easy-Plant-Pack.aspx I will add in the plants with the fry and then I will wait several weeks to see how there doing. I may let the guppies in there reproduce by themselves, though I will probably buy some more online and add them to the tank after the few weeks. This is why a 10g would be so helpful. Another 10g would allow me to transfer the fish from the 55g there and then clean the 55g, plant it, and after all that, introduce fish. I may just ask to get a 10g glass from walmart for $13 but then I need a filter heater, and the kit is only $50 at pet co so I'll see what my parents say. Tell me what you think.