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Rated #1: jeffrey25

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 02/20/2008
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 #2: Dragonchic3

State: West Virginia
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 06/28/2008
Ratings: 6.12
Number of votes: 132
Quote: dont have one
Fish Kept: 1 peacock 1 M. Msobo changing male 1 Albino Auratus 2 Orange Zebra 1 Kenyi 1.OB more soon...
Corals/Plants Kept: Fake
Tank Size: 135
Advice: Never quit,Don't put your hand in the water no more then once a week.
Description: 135 gal oceanic

Rated #3: Malawi75

State: None/Other
Country: Spain Spain Flag
Rank: #3 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 12/27/2008
Ratings: 6.03
Number of votes: 140
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichlids (Mbuna)
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubia Barteri Nana + Microsorium Pteropus
Tank Size: 63
Advice: So the most important is a good filtration, not too much feed , and want your fishes .
Description: My Mbuna Tank

Rated #4: SilverCichlid

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #4 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 01/29/2008
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 153
Quote: If its not broken, don't fix it!
About Yourself: I'm a fish addict - I need help! LOL =D
Fish Kept: Mbuna in 1 tank. Haps/Peacocks in another: 8 x Melanochromis Maingano 10 x Pseudotropheus estherae (red zebra) 7 x Labidochromis Caeruleus 4 x Pseudotropheus Saulosi 3 x Cynotilapia pulpican 4 x Cynotilapia Afra Cobue 6 x Maylandia Callainos (blue cobalt) 6 x Pseudotropheus Acei (yellow tail) 6 x Maylandia Lombardoi 8 x Metriaclima greshakei 7 x Labidochromis sp. "Hongi" 3x Sc Fryeri Electric Blue 2x Copadochromis Borleyi Red Fin Kadanga 2x Otopharynx Tetraspilus 2x Protomelas Taeniolatus Taiwan Reef 2x Oto Lithobates Sulphur Crest 2x Protomelas Sp Tanzania 2x Aulonocara Kandeensis 'Blue Orchid' 1 x Aulonocara "German Red" 2 x Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri" 1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi "Eureka Red" 1 x Aulonocara (Blue - unknown what specie) 4 x Aulonocara Tangerine ("Fire Fish") 1 x Aulonocara rubescens "Albino" 1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi 1 x Aulonocara koningsi 1 x Aulonocara Stuartgranti "Monkey Bay" 4 x Cyrtocara moori 2 x Nimbochromis Venustus 2 x Protomelas Taeniolatus Red Empress 3 x Sciaenochromis fryeri
Corals/Plants Kept: 2 Plastic plants
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Take your time - there is no rush. Study as much as you can on your fish. Not ALL fish can go together. Get the biggest tank you can! Good planning is all worth it in the end. I've had reef, planted and all things in between, cichlids have been the best I've kept.
Description: 180g Mbuna Aquarium

Rated #5: Wilko

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #5 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 12/30/2008
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 132
Quote: Fish are friends not food!!
About Yourself: Have been into the hobbie all my life as my father had fish. Got my own fish tank when I was around 14 so I've been in the game now for over 15 years.
Fish Kept: Venustus, Blue Dolphin, Dragonblood, Mbumba, Demasoni, Frontosa, Livingstoni, Red Forest Jewell, Electric Yellow, Electric Blue x 2, Clown Loach, Bristlenose Catfish, Red Zebra, Cobalt Blue, Red Top Zebra, Eureka Red Peacock, Red Empress, Marble Peacock, Hajomaylandi, Acei, Latafasciata, Firebird Peacock.
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic plants with lots of Womera rocks (Australian) as caves for my fishies.
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Filtration is the key to winning the battle!
Description: My 5ft African Cichlid tank.

Rated #6: kempie

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #6 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 11/08/2008
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 127
About Yourself: Used to breed koi when i was a kid
Fish Kept: Various south american cichlids (dempsey, texas, brasiliensis, a few firemouths, cons) Mbuna & Hemichromis variants Aequidens Bala sharks, black sharks, clown loach, other botia, ancistrus, pictus, synodontis, a dozen corys, danios and even a shoal of platies :) A mad mixture of fish, but there's plenty of room and tank is stable and peaceful except at feed time. Other (6ft) tank has guppies, platies, swordtails, corys, rams and a big ol' severum who's just celebrated his 8th birthday
Corals/Plants Kept: Cryptocorynes, swords, anubias, vallus, canadian pondweed, water lettuce, dwarf water lillies. For the bigger hericthys, fake plants are better although they don't like to eat java moss.
Tank Size: 400
Advice: Start gradually. Dont over crowd Dont over feed Big tanks are easier to manage. Dont skimp on decor as it reduces aggression between species and reduces stress on scaredy fish coz they can hide up. Many plants are very sensitive to water chemistry, persevere to find the right type. And buy decent filters and heating systems
Description: 400+ gallon mixed bag tank

Rated #7: noehernandez

State: Washington
Country: Mexico Mexico Flag
Rank: #7 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 09/08/2008
Ratings: 5.87
Number of votes: 127
Quote: Just get it done !
About Yourself: Local 86 IronWorker. I love my little girl, and my wife. 150G with tropical fish and 120G with Discus.
Fish Kept: African cichlids: 1Labeotropheus fulleborni. 1Labidochromis caeruleus. 1pseudotropheus demasoni. 2Julidochromis marlieri. 20+Neolamprologes brichardi. 3Astatotilapia aene color. Alonacaras=1 stuartgranty.1fire fish dragon blood.1Germanred.1Jacobfreibergi.1Hueseri.1maylandi.1"OB". 3 Nimbochromis venustus. 2Frontosas. 1Red frontosa. 2Tropheus duboisi. 2Tropheus morri 1Dimidiochromis compressiceps. 2Electric blue. 1Maleri IS. 1Pseudotrophus cabro. 2Metriclima pyrsonotos. and about 100+ babys.
Corals/Plants Kept: About 600 Pounds of Lava Rock, and plastic plants. And about 300 pounds of white sand.
Tank Size: 230
Advice: Keep doing good things.
Description: This is my 230 gallon or 881 liters, sorry. I know this is too far away, but the tank is too long that this is the only way to get it on the picture. thanks

Rated #8: whowahhhh

State: New York
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 05/01/2008
Ratings: 5.81
Number of votes: 140
Quote: many
About Yourself: My names Andy
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: some fake soon to be live
Tank Size: 125
Advice: setting up a new fish tank will ruin your social life
Description: Work in progress

Rated #9: katatoniq

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #9 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 09/18/2008
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 134
Fish Kept: 9 Pseudotropheus saulosi 3 Synodontis multipunctatus
Corals/Plants Kept: Contortionist Val Lime Rush Others
Tank Size: 40
Advice: I'm new myself!
Description: Front on!

Rated #10: dougie175

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #10 out of 619 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 01/13/2008
Ratings: 5.79
Number of votes: 145
Quote: Always a Pleasure, Never a Chore
About Yourself: Im am a 22 year old young man who is currently setting up a business setting up and maintaining aquariums in the north west of England, If you know anyone that may be interested please tell them to visit www.Rent-An-Aquarium.com
Fish Kept: Theres a few too many to list in my tanks now but basically, Male Only Aulonocara and Haps - Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic Plants, Ive never been a big fan of real plants.
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Keep it clean! I do 45-50% water changes every week without fail. Also over filter your tanks as much as you can, I put twice the filtration recommended, it keeps the water cleaner, safer and more movement, If you can afford another filter theres no disadvantage
Description: My old Male only Aulonocara and Haps Tank