-6ft long 24 high and 18 deep (visio)
-corallife 48inch T5 plant lighting.
-30gallon sump w/CPR overflow box, Rio 26HF pump @ 1590gph.
-25 watt aqua UV Sterilizer.
Let your tank cycle, cycle and cycle before adding high priced fish, and keep up on water changes ( 25% every week). feed high quality food (no live foods) your fishes will love you for it.
2-breeding angles, 1koi/1marble (cichlid)
2-heros severum, 1gold/1green (cichlid)
2-geophagus jurupri (cichlid)
6-german blue ram cichlid
1-yellow marlbro discus
1-blue snakeskin discus
1-albino cory cat
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.