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Rated #1: sthrnfryedyankee

State: South Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 01/11/2011
Ratings: 7.05
Number of votes: 146
About Yourself: I will be brutally honest, I never wanted fish. I am a reptile man at heart. I would go into the pet store to get supplies and rodents and I would see how my kids were FASCINATED by the fish in the tanks. I would have never did a fish tank in my life if it wasnt for my 2 year old daughter looking into a fishtank and saying OOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWOW! I knew then that a fishtank might be very beneficial for my children and my stress relief
Fish Kept: Platys, guppies, swordtails, corys, asst plecos, raphael cats, Del Rio's, neon tetras, siamese algae eaters and bloodfin teras
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias and amazon swords and java ferns
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Seek and ye shall find. Ebay can be your best friend and the pet shop your worst enemy. Buy smart, buy in bulk and read seller feedback.
Description: I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night. On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.

Rated #2: lrfoto

State: Arkansas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 10/14/2014
Ratings: 7.04
Number of votes: 236
About Yourself: A photographer and graphic designer by trade, I've long enjoyed taking care of an aquarium, because it's a lot like working in a darkroom. There's chemistry and method and skill involved, but it's very relaxing, and when you see the results of your work, there's a sense of accomplishment, pride and even peace. I prefer a natural-looking environment in my aquarium, though I do also prefer artificial plants, because planted aquariums are a bit more work than I have time for (much like saltwater/reef aquariums). Video of my aquarium can be seen at: http://youtu.be/iVifqpdDWb0
Fish Kept: Fire Red Dwarf Gourami, Gold Panda Lyretail Mollies, Red Tuxedo Guppiess, Zebra Danios, Neon Black Tetras, Rainbow Fish, Hillstream Loach, Platty, Bolivian Rams, Bloodfin Tetras, Black Angelfish, Gold Gourami
Corals/Plants Kept: None (except artificial plants)
Tank Size: 60
Advice: Do your homework (read every aquarium site and forum you can find), get a good test kit (API master test kits are excellent), don't panic when your water clouds up when you first set up your tank, even when clarifiers won't get rid of it (this is just bacterial bloom, and it'll clear up on its own as the tank gets established), keep up on your water changes and gravel vacuuming, don't overstock, don't overfeed, don't over-treat with chemicals, and, most importantly, don't over-fuss. It's easy to take care of your tank and your fish as long as you approach it as being nothing more than a series of very simple steps that, if you follow them, will just work out. Video of my aquarium can be seen at: http://youtu.be/iVifqpdDWb0
Description: After umpteen trips to various stores for lighting, plants, fish and such, plus equally umpteen deliveries from Amazon for hardware, test kits, etc., this is where I am right now with my new tank. I wanted to create a possible scene from a lake bed in which the fish will have plenty of hiding places and hopefully feel at ease, with their comfort being my first priority, but I tried to balance that with a sort of purposely unkempt/wild look to everything (without looking like no thought was given to it, which I found is harder to do than it sounds), even though I used all artificial plants (but everything else is real, including the driftwood, riverbed gravel and rocks). It's still cycling just a bit, so it's a little cloudy, but I figured it's clear enough to show enough detail to go ahead and grab a picture of it. Visible in this one are a flame dwarf gourami, some kind of yellow-and-black-and-orange platy that I think might be pregnant, another yellow-and-orange platy, two Bolivians rams, several zebra danios, neon black tetras, a baby rainbow fish, a couple of mollies and some guppies. I have no idea where the hillstream loach is, though, but he's still in there somewhere. :) Video of the aquarium can be seen at: http://youtu.be/iVifqpdDWb0

Rated #3: melano1975

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #3 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/09/2011
Ratings: 7.01
Number of votes: 114
Quote: www.magic-aquarium.com
About Yourself: I just start run hobby "business" with 3D background and modules for many aquarists enquiries. My occupation is mechanic music instruments.
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias barteri
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Dont mix fish from habitats with diferent water. Avoid overfeeding. Keep regularly water changing. .......
Description: Malawi Cliff setup

Rated #4: Richgp163

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #4 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/05/2017
Ratings: 6.72
Number of votes: 43
Fish Kept: 6xBlack neon tetra 3x Bolivian Rams, 1x bristle nose plec 9x rummy nose 9x Cardinal tetra
Corals/Plants Kept: Amazon swordHygrophilia
Tank Size: 53
Advice: Research, listen to advice, don't rush, stock sensibly.
Description: 200litre . 6x black neon tetra. 3x Bolivian rams 9x rummy nose 9x cardinal tetra 1x bristle nose plec

Rated #5: jeffrey25

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/19/2008
Ratings: 6.67
Number of votes: 148
Fish Kept: Too many to list. Mixed African Cichlid tank
Corals/Plants Kept: none
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Take your time and DONT USE CHARCOAL!!!!(please read ahead as to why!!) If you decide to not use charcoal (and save a lot of $$), you MUST do at least a 30% water change at least once every other week. My tank is a little overstocked (they are African Cichlids!) and I do a 30% water change every week. They are breeding like crazy and it's the easiest tank to take care of.
Description: 125 Gallon African Cichlid Tank

Rated #6: NoiR

State: None/Other
Country: Finland Finland Flag
Rank: #6 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 11/06/2010
Ratings: 6.63
Number of votes: 167
Fish Kept: Geophagus sp. "Tapajos Red Head" Cichlasoma dimerus Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki - Dwarf Loach Ancistrus sp. L71/L181 Hemiancistrus subviridis L200 - Green Phantom Pleco Baryancistrus sp. L81 - Gold Nugget Pleco
Corals/Plants Kept: Microsorum pteropus - java fern Microsorum pteropus "narrow" - narrow leaf java fern Staurogyne sp.
Tank Size: 119
Advice: Read, read and read... and then ask!
Description: My South American cichlid tank.

Rated #7: death_my_bride

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #7 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/24/2011
Ratings: 6.56
Number of votes: 101
About Yourself: I've been playing around with tanks and fish for many years. Simply love it. It's the best hobby. I don't eat fish.
Fish Kept: Loads of different sized African cichlids.
Corals/Plants Kept: All fake.
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Fish keeping (fish care) has more to do with vacuuming and doing water changes than anything else. You're sustaining a life support system and dealing with 'hazardous waste' at the same time. You know it's time to upgrade when your confident you have the time and motivation to handle cleaning a bigger tank.
Description: 6x2x2, 180 gal

Rated #8: shanonsdsu

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 09/13/2011
Ratings: 6.54
Number of votes: 103
Quote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmfMWdriK0
About Yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmfMWdriK0
Fish Kept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmfMWdriK0
Corals/Plants Kept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmfMWdriK0
Tank Size: 300
Advice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmfMWdriK0
Description: 1200L(300Gal) tank with 90 african cichlids.

Rated #9: millerbuilds

State: North Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 07/12/2009
Ratings: 6.54
Number of votes: 115
Quote: DIY CAN SAVE YOU ALOT OF MONEY
About Yourself: I ACTUALLY STARTED THIS THROUGH MY WIFE, SHE HAD GUPPIES, AND PLATYS. I STARTED THE SEMI AGRESSIVE AND FROM THERE WENT TO CICHLIDS AND THAT WILL BE ALL I EVER OWN. I WORK FOR FRESHPOINT (A PRODUCE SUPPLIER OWNED BY SYSCO FOODS) AS A NIGHT SHIPPING SUPERVISOR. 3 YEARS ON THE JOB. I ALSO BUILD STANDS AND CANOPIES AS A SIDE BUSINESS AND I LOVE THE HOBBY. I ALSO BUILD ALL MY SET UPS.
Fish Kept: 2- RED FIN BOREYLI, ELECTRIC BLUE, RED ZEBRA, 3 FEMALE KENYI ( LOOKING FOR RIGHT SIZED MALE, 7 BLUE COBALT, ALBINO ZEBRA,SYNODONTIS LACE CAT, 2 ALBINO PLECO, RED JEWEL, YELLOW LAB AND A RUBY GREEN HAP
Corals/Plants Kept: ARTIFICIAL PLANTS, COLLECTEDS ROCKS FROM OUTSIDE AND A DRIFTWOOD CENTERPIECE
Tank Size: 100
Advice: If you are the type of person that takes your interest seriously then do not buy the smallest tank starting out. Also gather info from the internet, books, private owned pet stores (no petsmart/petco) buy supplies from there but take no info.
Description: night view- 100 gallon african cichlid tank

Rated #10: raflewicki

State: None/Other
Country: Poland Poland Flag
Rank: #10 out of 4986 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 10/24/2010
Ratings: 6.51
Number of votes: 166
Quote: Do not be afraid to open the doors to Christ
About Yourself: My hobby has been going on since 1984when my dad showed me first aquarium.i just love it!
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichilds
Corals/Plants Kept: Cryptocoryne filipino rock
Tank Size: 132
Advice: This is my best TV Chaneel FISH TV-Live
Description: My best TV chanell