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Rated #1: Ciclidfan

State: None/Other
Country: Spain Spain Flag
Rank: #1 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 05/27/2009
Ratings: 6.24
Number of votes: 119
Fish Kept: Metriaclima (Maylandia) Zebra Chilumba Maison Reef , Labidochromis Caeruleus , Melanochromis Maingano , Pseudotropheus Saulosi , Elongatus Chailosi , Metriaclima Membe Deep Maingano , Cynotilapia Afra Red Top Mara , Afra Jalo Reef , Pseudotropheus Demasoni , Labeotropheus Trewavasae Thumbi West , Labidochromis Chisumulae , Labidochromis Hongi SRT , Pseudotropheus Acei Msuli, Cynotilapia Maleri Nakatenga
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias and Vallisnerias
Tank Size: 160
Advice: Love your fishes !
Description: My Mbuna tank

Rated #2: saber7

State: Arizona
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 10/12/2009
Ratings: 6.12
Number of votes: 113
Fish Kept: African Cichlids from Lake Malawi. Mostly Peacocks and Mbuna. Several Bushy Nose Plecos.
Corals/Plants Kept: All plants are from the Fancy Plant line from Aquarium Systems
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Go big!
Description: 180 Gallon Show Tank.

Rated #3: extraordinarytat

State: Michigan
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 08/08/2009
Ratings: 6.11
Number of votes: 101
Quote: A HAPPY TANK WILL MAKE A HAPPY HOME !
About Yourself: I have 7 tanks set up all around the house. 135gal, 55gal, two 29gal, 20gal, and two 10gal. I use the smaller tanks for breeding. I myself would rather set and watch my fish than watch tv.
Fish Kept: All afican cichlids. livinstonii, rostratus, venustus, (electric yellow,blue), lombardoi, powder blues, (cobalt, pearl, Red,ice blue redtop zebras) orange blossom peacocks and many many more.
Corals/Plants Kept: Can't keep live plants with these guys do to the fact that live plants are in half of their diets. They will eat them. So I have been forced to use plastic plants.
Tank Size: 135
Advice: It is best to know everything there is to know about the fish before you buy it. Eating habit and its natural environment. Also water condition.
Description: My 135gal baby

Rated #4: Armand

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 01/04/2009
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 128
Quote: They Sell MORE !!!
Fish Kept: Hundreds !!!!
Corals/Plants Kept: Dont know
Tank Size: 125
Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME !!!
Description: Full Tank Shot

Rated #5: FishKeeper

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #5 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 11/13/2009
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 99
About Yourself: Just started with Chiclids about a month ago. I'll be updating these images in another month or so after I get the fish population up.
Fish Kept: Mixed African Cichlids.
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 120
Advice: Clean water... Happy fish!
Description: My 120 gallon Mixed African Tank...

Rated #6: goldnarmz

State: None/Other
Country: Hungary Hungary Flag
Rank: #6 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 11/24/2009
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 90
Fish Kept: Tanganyika Lake cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias Barteri, Anubias Nana
Tank Size: 220
Advice: Keep on rollin'
Description: 200 gals

Rated #7: gunsnfknroses

State: Tennessee
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 02/02/2009
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 119
Fish Kept: Central and South American Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 300
Advice: Mistake's are made for a reason.... Learn from them.
Description: 300 Gallon Central and South American Cichlid Tank.

Rated #8: barny61

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #8 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 06/30/2009
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 97
Quote: Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow.(Only joking, of course)
About Yourself: Have kept a tropical tank for around 30 years and it's that long ago I can't remember what got me into it, probably the beauty of the fish in particular the Siamese Fighting Fish which I managed to breed a few years back. Sat up until around 2.30 am watching them fertilize the eggs and put them into the bubble nest. In general I just love keeping fish and find it rewarding once the tank is all set up and planted out well, the latter being the hardest to do for me. Pete.
Fish Kept: Main Tank Panda catfish -20 ish Bronze catfish -6 Peppered catfish - 8 Albino catfish - 8 Neon Tetra -20 Glowlight Tetra - 2 Black Emperor Tetra - 6 Silver Dollar - 2 Clown loach - 4 Zebra Danio - 8 Black Widows-2 Harlequins - 10 Rummy nose Tetra - 6 Humbug catfish- 1 Koi Angels - 2 Golden loach - 2 Khuli loaches - 8 Bottom tank 3 bronze cory's 3 albino catfish 1 female siamese (mum and dad have passed now) 1 sucking loach 20 neon tetras.
Corals/Plants Kept: loads of assorted
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Spend plenty of time observing your fish and don't forget to do regular water changes of around 15 to 20% once or twice a week, I do it twice a week. I now use RO water because I have tested my tap water and found that it is high in nitrate. I have my own RO filtration unit and also use the water for making cups of tea, which I must tell you tastes far better than tap water. Another thing to remember is always wash your filters in a bucket of water that you have just drained from your tank and NOT under the tap, if you have more than one filter as I do then you can clean one and leave the other for a month, this way you will always have good bacteria in one of them. There is plenty of good info on the net now, so just read up and filter the info to suit your particular needs.
Description: A different angle shot of the main tank.

Rated #9: PhillyzCichlidz

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #9 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 06/26/2009
Ratings: 5.88
Number of votes: 91
Fish Kept: A Ton of different types of African Cichlids, Haps, Peacocks, Mbuna, Tanganyikans.
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 300
Advice: PATIENCE!!!! You cant expect them to grow by overfeeding them, OVERFILTRATE!!!! With African Cichlids you cant get too much filtration!
Description: This has been a long work in progress I raised most of these guys in a 90g and have recently upgraded to this. It took a lot of Time getting the rockwork all to my liking. I will try to keep this updated as I make changes. Thank You for Looking. The tank is 72"x 36"x 27" Tall

Rated #10: Snipa

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #10 out of 525 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted: 11/18/2009
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 91
Fish Kept: Maingano's, Yellow lab's, Orange zebra's, demasoni's, Rusty's, Kenyi's, and a bunch more, around 30 total
Corals/Plants Kept: 2 plastic plants
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Take it slow, don't rush into it!
Description: Latest setup, added more rocks, stronger powerhead