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Rated #1: tjhd36

State: Florida
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 03/19/2014
Ratings: 6.7
Number of votes: 251
Quote:
About Yourself:
Fish Kept: Neocaridina heteropoda var. red, Caridina multidentata
Corals/Plants Kept: Cabomba pulcherrima, Didiplis diandra, Eleocharis parvula, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Limnophilia indica, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia palustris, Marsilea quadrifolia, Micranthemum umbrosum, Pogostemon helferi, Rotala rotundifolia
Tank Size: 3
Advice: Don't underlight.
Description: 9 months after establishment

Rated #2: Grooveshark

State: None/Other
Country: Finland Finland Flag
Rank: #2 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 10/04/2014
Ratings: 6.65
Number of votes: 231
About Yourself: A boy from up north. Had an aquarium since I was 10. It's just getting bigger and bigger... ;)
Fish Kept: Pterophyllum Scalare Surinam, Diamond Tetra, Ghost Glass Cat, Bolivian Ram, Black neon tetra, Pencil Fish, Ottos.
Corals/Plants Kept: Echinodorus Kleiner Bar Staurogyne Repens Cryptocoryne Legroi Bolbitis heudelotii Limnophila hippuridoides Nymphaea lotus red Didiplis Diandra Echinodorus Bleheri Microsorum pteropus "narrow" Cyperus Helferi Ammannia Cracilis Java "Trident" ...and more.
Tank Size: 190
Advice: Patience is the key. Learn first, do after :)
Description: My tank.

Rated #3: TSENG

State: None/Other
Country: Netherlands Netherlands Flag
Rank: #3 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 01/05/2014
Ratings: 6.53
Number of votes: 235
Fish Kept: Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Aulonocara Dragonblood Aulonocara Fire fish Aulonocara Stuartgarti Neolamprologus Brichardi Neolamprologus Leleupi Neolamprologus Tretocephalus Astatotilapia Latifasciata Haplochromis Obliquidens Hemichromis Lifalili Danio Malabaricus Epalzeorhynchos Bicolor
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias Barteri Anubias Congensis Anubias Hastifolia Anubias Nana Anubias Nana Yellow Heart Ammania Gracilis Cryptocoryne Beckettii Cryptocoryne Tropica Cryptocoryne Wendtii Eleocharis Acicularis Hygrophila Corymbosa Limnophila Sessiliflora Ludwigia Repens Rubin Microsorum Pteropus Microsorum Pteropus Windelov Nymphaea Zenkeri Rotala Rotundifolia
Tank Size: 70
Advice: Do research first and determine possibilities before proceeding. Share your experience after. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjpWdORIok
Description: Planted african cichlids tank Concept: healthy plants with the most colorful fish with character to rival marine aquariums

Rated #4: RFBF2011

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Rank: #4 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 12/04/2014
Ratings: 6.41
Number of votes: 236
Fish Kept: Just about everything...
Corals/Plants Kept: Just about everything with preference for Cryptocoryne in freshwater and Euphyllia in Marine.
Tank Size: 31
Advice: Keep it simple: lights, filter, java fern can't go wrong...
Description: Great Oak

Rated #5: kmoney

State: Colorado
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 10/02/2014
Ratings: 6.39
Number of votes: 225
Corals/Plants Kept: hyrgrophila, several types rotala magenta rotala indica cryptocoryne wendtii java fern pogostemon erectus staurogyne repens dwarf hairgrass creeping jenny brazillian pennywort pennywort
Tank Size: 25
Advice: Just experiment by doing things yourself, it is possible to have an awesome tank without throwing down big bucks on it.
Description: This was my first set up in my 25 gallon from the beginning of 2014. I experimented with a type of red sand that can be found locally. Everything grew exceptionally well, however the sand was so nutrient rich that running a UV sterilizer with it was necessary.

Rated #6: abhis9

State: None/Other
Country: India India Flag
Rank: #6 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 03/26/2014
Ratings: 6.35
Number of votes: 251
Quote: Later
About Yourself: Later
Fish Kept: Cardinal Tetra 12 Autocynclus 4 Red Sakura Shrimp(50+)
Corals/Plants Kept: Plants: -------- >Hemianthus Callitrichoides “Cuba”, >Elochoris Acicularis
Tank Size: 24
Advice: Keep patience.........
Description: The Claws......

Rated #7: Charlieeex3

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 01/18/2014
Ratings: 6.33
Number of votes: 213
Fish Kept: None
Corals/Plants Kept: Dwarf Baby Tears
Tank Size: 6
Advice: Be patient...very patients
Description: Iwagumi style tank! With 15 crystal red shrimps and 3 otocinclus fish

Rated #8: bipolar mikey

State: Kentucky
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 09/27/2014
Ratings: 6.2
Number of votes: 230
Fish Kept: Neon Tetra Jumbo, Platy, Glowlight Tetra, Emerald Green Cory Cat, Chinese Algae Eater
Corals/Plants Kept: Java fern, money wart, star grass, baby tears, clover, moss, ludwiga, wendtii red and bronze, red melon sword, baby amazon, ozalot sword, indaca, and 2 others
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Experiment it will soon come
Description: Updated pic of 55 gallon

Rated #9: fishy.fishy

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #9 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 10/13/2014
Ratings: 6.12
Number of votes: 233
Fish Kept: Neon Tetra, True Rummynose Tetra, Angelfish, Kuhli Loach, Silver Tip Tetra, Siamese Flying Fox, Gold Algae Eater
Corals/Plants Kept: Baby's tears Micro swords Chinese fern
Tank Size: 75
Advice: The bigger the aquarium, the lower the maintenance
Description: My 6ft low-tech planted tank

Rated #10: Andros

State: None/Other
Country: Phillippines Phillippines Flag
Rank: #10 out of 81 Planted Tanks submitted 2014
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Submitted: 04/11/2014
Ratings: 6.11
Number of votes: 253
Quote: DO, or DO NOT, There is no try.
About Yourself: Aquarist for more than 20 years. Tried reef with this tank but had to work outside the country. (very sad when I euthanized it). This is also an in-house management training for the whole family. Team work plays a vital role in this tank maintenance specially if I only come home on weekends. (Anyway, family members requested to revive this.) Most of us enjoy watching the "foodball" during feeding and non- feeding time. Well, so far, so good, this has been with us for more than 6 months now.
Fish Kept: Siamese Algae Eater (2), Siamese Flying Fox (7), Long finned Cory, Peppered Cory Cat, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Yoyo Loach, Clown Loach, Red Minor Serpae Tetra (14), True Rummynose Tetra (4), Albino Rainbow Shark (2), Koi Angel(3)
Corals/Plants Kept: elephant ear, crypt. wenditii, eleocharis, microsword, java moss, anubias nana, water sprite, red lotus, hair grass, and a lot.
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Don't be afraid to try something after doing a thorough research on what you wish to apply.
Description: 48 x 24 x 18 inches (low tech/ natural method) Latest image taken with java ferns. DIY lighting system with 1 x 28 watt blue lamp (subdued light) and 4 x 28 watt T5 tube all on timer. DIY overhead filter with enclosed pre-filter inside a very large plant box. DIY CO2 (yeast) directly injected at the moment with powerhead. Top Substrate is sieved construction gravel (2-3 mm) while underneath is a combination of dirt and potting soil. 8 gallon up to 50% weekly water change depending on my mood. DIY excel daily while DIY fertilizer formula and DIY trace element on schedule basis. The application regimen is carried-out by daughter and wife (only home at weekends). Air pump on at 6pm and off at 6am.