i have a 55 gallon tank with 12 deffrent types cichlids i use a cascadw 300 for a filtre and have a aq 70 ph ..for heater i use a submerged one and use a spectra max 24 inch 20 watt bulb
research is a must before you get your setup
mixture of african cichlids
just plastic plants and gravel ...some rocks
always liked fish tanks my sisster is the one who got me mostly into the hobby for she had 6 tanks including 2 reef
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.