Hello everyone, I have a 36 gal bow front tank and I want to set it up to house cichlids. I am looking for advice as to what types of cichlids and how many I can put in it. I would like to have colorful fish that won't be a problem with each other. Here is what I have done so far: Substrate is PFS, (50 lbs) about 2 inches or so. I have a bunch of rock caves and 2 Mangrove Root decorations intertwined for more hiding spots. I have a bubbler and an Aquaclear 110 HOB filter. I am using the light that came with the tank, should I change it? I want to know if I should use live plants, and if so, what plants? What types of fish would do well in this tank and with each other? I would like cool looking, colorful fish. I have had many tanks over the years but mostly community tanks with fancy tail guppies, dwarf gouramies and such. I also had a 55 gal tank with Oscars, Jack Dempsey. jewel fish, parrots, convicts and such but I made a BIG mistake and put an Amazon Redtail Catfish in it that when it grew up, ate all of the fish in a short time. That tank is gone though... This time around I would like some advice from you guys (the hands on pros) instead of the 18 year old kids in the LFS who never told me what to expect in the past. I have ran the cycle on my tank for a few weeks now and everything seems perfect and ready for fish and/or plants. The PH is about 8 and the temp is 78-80 degrees. Any advice on fish or plants is greatly appreciated. I would also like to know if I should get snails to keep the sand cleaner and also keep the gas bubbles from getting big and killing everything in the tank. I am also thinking of getting a bristlenose pleco.