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Rated #1: aquaticcreations

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Rank: #1 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 09/30/2008
Ratings: 7.13
Number of votes: 106
Fish Kept: 8 x Discus, 15 x Rummy Nose Tetras, 10 x Cardinal Tetras, 3 x Black Line Flying Foxes, 2 x Bristlenose, 10x Corydoras Trilineatus
Corals/Plants Kept: Echinodorus Osiris, Ambulia, Java Fern, Dwarf Sag, Echinodorus Amazonicus, Rotala Macranda, Rotala Rotundifolia, Stargrass, Red Pine Tree, Ludwigia Repens, Cryptocornes, Tiger Lotus, Red Lotus
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Add your fish slowly and research their temperament and water requirements before purchase. Perform regular water changes.
Description: My 450 Litre Planted Discus Tank

Rated #2: Spyder

State: Connecticut
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 03/30/2008
Ratings: 7.07
Number of votes: 151
Fish Kept: South American & Tanganyiken
Corals/Plants Kept: many
Tank Size: 300
Advice: Research before you do!
Description: 300 gallon South American Tank is 8'L x 2'H x 30"W Lighting = 3 150watt 10,000k MH & 4 96watt 6700k CF Filtering = 2 Eheim Pro 3 2080 & 1 Eheim Pro 2 2128 Tank has 2 Pressurized CO2 systems

Rated #3: RyeGuy

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #3 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 09/05/2008
Ratings: 7.04
Number of votes: 137
Quote: The J is like an H Ricky, Hal-a-peen-yo
Fish Kept: 12 Cardinal Tetras, 8 Red eye tetras, 5 Discus, various things for cleanup etc.
Corals/Plants Kept: Ludwigia Peruensis (Ludwigia peruensis) Pennywort, Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Sag, Dwarf Subulata (Sagittaria subulata) Sword, Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri) Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii) Star Grass Dilipidas Diandra Dwarf Hairgrass Purple Cabomba Java Moss attached to tree branches
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Have a separate bank account for aquariums and don't tell your wife about it..
Description: 48"Lx21Wx18H JBJ DX 48" 260 WATT Fluval 404 Cannister 350W heater DIY fertilizers Pressurized Co2

Rated #4: BoTanic

State: None/Other
Country: Germany Germany Flag
Rank: #4 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 10/02/2008
Ratings: 6.97
Number of votes: 124
Fish Kept: many
Corals/Plants Kept: many
Tank Size: 80
Advice: good luck
Description: my living background

Rated #5: Andreic

State: None/Other
Country: Romania Romania Flag
Rank: #5 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 08/16/2008
Ratings: 6.94
Number of votes: 140
Quote: No
Fish Kept: 4 SAE and 200-300 Red Cherry schrimps.
Corals/Plants Kept: Heteranthera zosterifolia, Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum pteropus windelov, Cardamine lyrata, Echinodorus vesuvius, Echinodorus Angustifolius, Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae, Cryptocoryne balansae, wendtii brown, beckettii, Blyxa japonica, Blyxa auberti, Limnophila aromatica, Eusteralis stellata, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Aponogeton undulatus, Aponogeton rigidifolius, Valisneria nana.
Tank Size: 120
Description: Second 460l

Rated #6: gordz

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 02/13/2008
Ratings: 6.88
Number of votes: 132
Fish Kept: Red bee and red cherry shrimp.
Corals/Plants Kept: Too many to list.
Tank Size: 72
Advice: change water often.....
Description: Shrimp paradise:)

Rated #7: ca80gal

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 10/26/2008
Ratings: 6.85
Number of votes: 129
Fish Kept: discus, cardinal tetra, platy, SAE and some more
Corals/Plants Kept: Many
Tank Size: 80
Advice: try new things...don't be afraid to venture
Description: South American theme

Rated #8: sd_plant

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #8 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 03/02/2008
Ratings: 6.71
Number of votes: 164
Fish Kept: Rummy nose, cardinal tetra, siamensis flying fox, crystal shrimp, bee shrimp, amano shrimp.
Corals/Plants Kept: Glossostigma el, rotola green sp, rotola rounta, microsorum sp.
Tank Size: 30
Advice: Co2 is essential with high light planted aquaria. Also fertalisers such as tropica + should be added daily in smaller volumes than weekely at large doses.
Description: 4 Weeks old at this point

Rated #9: cesar

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #9 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 12/27/2008
Ratings: 6.66
Number of votes: 119
About Yourself: Aquarium Hobby
Fish Kept: I started 10 years ago with the hobby, Goldfish, Mollies, African Cichlids, Marine fish & moved to plants.
Corals/Plants Kept: All kinds of plants!
Tank Size: 77
Advice: Read lots of aquarium books, try different formulas. Patience!
Description: 77 gallon Amazon Tank

Rated #10: joshp428

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #10 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted: 03/20/2008
Ratings: 6.63
Number of votes: 136
Quote: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. Proverbs 9:10
About Yourself: I'm 22 and married. I have a BFA in Online Interactive Design.

I've been keep fish for 12+ years (Since I was like 11 or 12yrs old). I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a child. I have always been fascinated by fish, oceans and aquatic life in general.

I actually ended up being a web and graphic designer. I love keeping fish, it is my main passion after my passion and love for my wife and God.
Fish Kept: Currently, listed above, other than that, hundreds too many to name. Chichlids, tetras, barbs, etc.
Corals/Plants Kept: Listed above. Other's that didn't do well were Pygmy chain sword (E. tenellus) and sagittaria subulata (dwarf sag). Sold an Echinidorus rose, got way to large and didn't accent the layout I was going for well. Few others I don't feel like listing
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Never give up, it's all worth it in the end. This is my first planted tank. And despite my extensive research and years of keeping fish, this tank was a virtual nightmare for like 1.5 months. This is 4 months after setup from late November in 2007. The photo is from 3/19/08
Description: 55G High-Tech Tank 3/19/08 4 months after setup(1st planted tank)