My wife has been in this hobby before we met and I'm fortunate that we get to share it together. I figured I'd show off her beautiful tank she's worked so hard for. She supports me with the saltwater tanks so equally I support her freshwater taste. It's a 55 gallon tank with a 15 gallon sump I plumbed in. It's heavily stocked so I wanted the tank to have great turnover so an external 1200 gph pump with a flow valve handles that nicely. I put on an eshoppes 800 overflow and 600 gph power head in the tank. Substrate is a black and white cichlid sand and various river rocks and decorations complete the package. I put on two 48" T5 lights with one red sea actinic and reef pink to give the fish a really nice glow. Here's some pics of the tank now at the 2 year mark. We've had no casualties but some had to be rehomed. All the fish started as tiny babies and my wife has been successful in breeding hundreds of babies. She's got a gift in the cichlid world.