I am purchasing a full 55 gallon tank set up from a coworker's nephew for $50. He says it has everything but a heater, although I have no idea what the filtration is. From the small picture I got there appear to be 2 HOB filters.
I will not be setting the tank up for another year or so as my living arrangements for the coming year are only temporary - I'm renting a basement room. I will hopefully be moving into a place of my own once my lease expires, though. So I want to take the time now to figure out what to do with it!
I really, really want to do a sorority, but I also want to dabble with other kinds of fish. If I were to establish a sorority in this tank, what fish would be compatible? I know cory cats would be good. What about bristlenose plecos? Or schooling fish of some sort? I'd be afraid of schooling fish getting ganged up on. Can you have a sorority/community tank in one or is that just seriously asking for trouble?
As a side note this tank will be HEAVILY planted if I do a sorority. Like, jungle tank.
I want an active tank with some variety, so I think a sorority might not be my first choice in the end, but I'm curious to know if it could work. If it doesn't is anyone experienced with other tropical freshwater fish?