I had a 10 Gallon tank as a kid and always wanted a bigger one.
My Wife and son have never had an aquarium and recently somehow YouTube suggested a diy aquarium video so I went down that rabbit hole.
I love Cory's content and advice style on Aquarium Coop and Real Fish Talk
Tank planted and filled on 2/20/18
DIY Built Stand and Canopy
55 Gallon Planted Tank
20 Long Sump
LifeReef Overflow Box
KEDSUM 770GPH Submersible Pump
Hydor Koralia Nano 425GPH Aquarium Circulation Pump
Finnex Planted+ 24/7 48” on 24/7 cycle
18 Low Light Plant Package from Aquarium Coop
1.5 time weekly dose of Easy Green
Flourite Black and Flourite Black Sand
10lb Pressurized CO2 with DIY PVC inline reactor.
Lots of GH/KH
I've been noting a bunch of plant growth so on 3/6/18 we picked out 6 smallish Turquoise Rainbows 2 Male 4 Female. (May only be 1 male)
No set in stone plans for future stocking, Maybe Sterbai Corys, Sword Tails, Amano Shrimp...
Totally Open to Comments/Suggestions/Questions/Concerns!