I have started building my 55g tank, actually it is already up and running. so lets play catch up. Equipment: - Filters -Eheim 2215 -Fluval 404 - Lighting - 48" SOLAR T5 - 4 X 54W http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/product_info.php?cPath=71_136&products_id=1423&osCsid=d923e5e30aa7bd2ccc556fff224f9864 -Substrate - 50 lbs petco/petsmart black gravel - 45 lbs black Flourite -CO2 Equipment -20lb cylinder from bk828(thanks bk for the great price) -Milwakee M957 regulator -Ceramic Diffuser -Wood -Manzanita (from Manzanita.com [I drove to their place and hand picked the peices]) -Ferts -Dry (from Rex Grigg at bestaquariumregulator.com) -Plants -A. Nana "petite" -R. Roundifolia -R. Wachilli -S. Subtola -Hygro -Melon Sword -L. Repens -Star Grass -L. Sessorflora -algae -Fish -5 Red eye Tetra's -2 Bn Plecos (male & female) And now a few pictures -This is the wood layout that I decided to go with (thanks Bk for your input) I will try to update weekly so stay tuned. I didn't take to many pictures from then till now. so I will post a few recent pictures in a few minutes... I just want to say thanks to Bk828 for helping me with all of my questions(that guy is smarter than he looks) Also want to say thank you to the people like FordTrannyMan who help me get a few plants that I was looking for.