Hi, all. Thanks for providing and maintaining such a great forum. I am essentially a beginner to fish keeping. I had some experience with it when I was much younger, but it's been long enough that it might as well have never happened. I have a 65G tank (36" x 18" x 24") on a stand with an enclosed cabinet. I would have preferred some flavor of a 48" tank, but it would have used up every last inch of space I have available for an aquarium, leaving me no room to maneuver for cleanings, etc. Also would have just looked awkward. I have always loved plecos. I realize that my tank does not have the footprint for an adult Hypostomus, but I would like to populate the bottom of the tank with as many BNs or other, smaller pleco-types as the space comfortably will allow. For the rest, I was thinking of a shallow, sandy substrate, a few rocks & hidey-holes, a big-ish piece of driftwood or two, and then some new world swimmers for the upper part of the tank that don't require lots of (or, preferably, any) vegetation. Maybe angels. Would prefer few or no plants, at least for now. Here are my questions: What would a reasonable number of smaller-sized plecos be? I have seen some videos on the net of tanks that look to be practically carpeted in a variety of plecos. That is nifty to see, but it doesn't seem very natural or fish-appropriate, to me. Maybe I'm wrong. If I go with the angels, I think I'd aim for 3-4 or so (please feel free to correct me on that too, though). What are the filtration and water-flow recommendations? I understand plecos are poop monsters. I don't mind spending some money on equipment, but I don't want to go nuts where going nuts won't really benefit the fish. I also would prefer to have redundancy, so, for example, would a canister and a HOB be best or some other combination? GPH recommendations also would be great. Finally, if all of the above sounds dimwitted for any reason, please don't hesitate to let me know. I want to set things up for long-term happy fish, so all feedback is welcome.