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Rated #1: Bob_Loblaw

State: Washington
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 02/07/2017
Ratings: 6.46
Number of votes: 62
Fish Kept: Elephantnose fish, African Knife fish, African Butterfly fish, Leopard Ctenopoma, African Red Eyed Tetra, Senegalus Bichir, Pelvicachromis pulcher (Krib), African Butterfly Cichlid, Synodontis Nigriventris (upside down cat), Synodontis multipunctatus (cuckoo cat)
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogbit, banana, moneywort, amazon sword, java fern, anubias nana for now. More to come
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Biotopes make more fun communities!
Description: West Africian Biotope(ish) I'm not super strict.

Rated #2: Richgp163

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #2 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 02/05/2017
Ratings: 6.36
Number of votes: 63
Fish Kept: 6xBlack neon tetra 3x Bolivian Rams 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

Rated #3: AquaGeek

State: Kentucky
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/05/2017
Ratings: 5.63
Number of votes: 94
Quote: "What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin."-Dave Attell
About Yourself: I've been keeping fish since I was a child, so approx 20 years lol. Even so I'm still learning more every day. I've always been drawn to aquariums and find them highly relaxing.
Fish Kept: Several freshwater species.
Corals/Plants Kept: Artificial
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Do your research! Understand the nitrogen cycle, do your water changes and research your intended species. Plan before you do!
Description: 55 gallon community artificially planted. Home to weather (dojo) loaches, peppered loaches, Bolivian rams, assorted Mollies, harliquin rasboras, black neon tetra, albino Cory cats, and mystery snails

Rated #4: A201

State: Oklahoma
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 02/17/2017
Ratings: 5.61
Number of votes: 63
Quote: "If you build it, they will come"
About Yourself: Fish-keeper 30 yrs experience
Fish Kept: Green Terror, Silver Dollar, Gold Nugget Pleco (L-18), Peacock Cichlid, Acei Cichlid, Rusty Cichlid, Hongi, Malawi Eyebiter, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Venustus Cichlid, Synodontis Multipunctatus Catfish
Corals/Plants Kept: Texas Holey Rock, Rhyolite, Petrified Wood, Geode Rocks, Malayan Driftwood, Manzanita Driftwood, Java Fern, Anubias
Tank Size: 120
Advice: Don't medicate your fish. The best medicine is a clean well maintained tank. Don't overclean your filter.
Description: 120 gallon

Rated #5: Jim_R

State: Ohio
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/21/2017
Ratings: 5.54
Number of votes: 85
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Filter, Filter, Filter!
Description: 75 Gal. Cichlid Tank

Rated #6: Sambas76

State: Arizona
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 03/17/2017
Ratings: 5.38
Number of votes: 44
Corals/Plants Kept: SpiderwoodMopani driftwoodArtificial plants
Tank Size: 29
Advice: Just when you like it, you'll move things around. And that's ok.
Description: 29 gallon Bolivian ram tank

Rated #7: Flygirl

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #7 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/27/2017
Ratings: 5.37
Number of votes: 79
About Yourself: I'm a huge worrier and perfectionist. I started fish keeping after reading that watching fish is calming and can be a form of meditation and mindfulness. I watch my tank to clear my head. (And I love all animals)
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic
Tank Size: 15
Advice: Research before you buy and don't rely on the fish store to give you accurate information. watch out- this hobby is addictive.
Description: 15 gallon freshwater

Rated #8: mvpsharky

State: Rhode Island
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/02/2017
Ratings: 5.28
Number of votes: 96
Fish Kept: Fantail Goldfish, Calico
Corals/Plants Kept: money wort, java fern
Tank Size: 29
Advice: do your research
Description: my first planted aquarium. It is a 29 gal, about 4 months running. In line pressurized co2, 2 24 watt t5's. 2 calico fantails and lots of different snails.

Rated #9: Hooked

State: South Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/06/2017
Ratings: 5.26
Number of votes: 95
Fish Kept: Synodontis Multipunctatus Catfish, Red Empress, Electric Blue Cichlid, Benga Peacock, Sunshine Peacock, Strawberry Peacock Cichlid, Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid, Bushy Nose Pleco L-144 All are juveniles with very little color. Looking forward to the array of colors in a few months!
Corals/Plants Kept: Universal Rock Artificial Tree Stump and Artificial PlantsZebra RockShale
Tank Size: 45
Advice: Water changes!!!!
Description: Freshwater Tank - Juvenile Cichlids

Rated #10: SinaPresents

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #10 out of 39 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 03/13/2017
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 44
About Yourself: I have kept many varieties of tropical and cold water fish through out my life. I currently have 2 tropical tanks my main tank is the Lake Malawi set up, the other is a smaller set up for small tropical fish. I also have an out door pond with Koi and Goldfish.
Fish Kept: Strawberry Peacock (Dragon Blood) Strawberry Peacock (albino) OB Peacock x3 Labidochromis Caeruleus (Yellow Lab) x3 Labidochromis Hongi (Red Top Lab) x2 Pundamilia Nyererei Ruti Island x2 Sciaenochromis Fryeri x2 Sciaenochromis Fryeri (Fry, born in tank) x1 Red Shoulder Peacock Nimbochromis Venustus Cyphotilapia Frontosa
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 60
Advice: Pick a decent size tank (the biggest you can afford and have space for) research the fish you want and decorate your tank accordingly. Filters and heaters are very important go for reliable brands.
Description: Mixed African Cichlids aquarium. Ocean rock and shells for decorations with white sand and a black background. 2x Fluval 306 filters + wave maker and 2x heaters. 20 fish currently in the aquarium.