All Time Top 10 Planted Tanks
Rated #1: barny61
Number of votes: 113
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 -2 Bronze catfish -12 Peppered catfish - 8 Albino catfish - 2 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 Malawi Tank 4 Yellow labs and 1 Hap. for now.
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: Front veiw of 10 foot tank.
Rated #2: SonnyDC
Number of votes: 107
Fish Kept: Cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras, rasbora espei etc.
Corals/Plants Kept: Various
Tank Size: 40
Advice: Starting your water garden would require a lot of time and patience. Do your research, put some extra effort and you will be rewarded.
Description: 40 Gallon Tank
Rated #3: AdamLewicki
Rated #4: AlmightyOne
Number of votes: 25
Quote: \"Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in\"
Fish Kept: German Blue Ram
Corals/Plants Kept: Blyxa Japonica Narrow leaf Java fern java Moss Anubias
Tank Size: 70
Advice: Take your time laying your wood and rocks out, take a week or so to look over your scape before you fill your aquarium with water as you may want to make final changes last minute.
Description: Juwel Rio 300 Blue Ram Garden
Rated #5: uvenhoven
Number of votes: 122
About Yourself: I keep 41 years aquaria
Fish Kept: Tropheus
Corals/Plants Kept: vallisneria
Tank Size: 500
Advice: specialize, do not collect fish as coins or stamps
Description: composition of plants are important
Rated #6: daweed
Rated #7: TailWaaggers
Number of votes: 82
Corals/Plants Kept: Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Blyxa Japonica, Anubias Nana, Ludwigia Inclinata, Lugwigia Arcuata, Riccia fluitans, Rotala rotundifolia.
Tank Size: 45
Advice: Get good branded products.... They will pay off
Description: In Nature's Glory
Rated #8: loxol
Number of votes: 104
Quote: When Fish Die, Say a prayer & flush it it down the drain.
About Yourself: Previous hobby: Gardening Previous hobby: Fish Keeping. Current hobby: Merging both together.
Fish Kept: Dwaft Red Platty, Harlequin Rasbora, Endlers- Peacock, Snakeskin, Mixed Breed, RummyNose, Lamp-Eye Tetra, Sakura Nomal, Super-Red, Yamato Shrimp,
Corals/Plants Kept: Blyxa japonica, Echinodorus ozelot, Echinodorus vesuvius, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hygrophyla difformis, Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig', Rotala macrandra, Alternanthera ReineckiiI , Staurogyne sp.Tropica, Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Cardamine lyrata, Cladophora.Aegagropila (Moss Ball), Lace Microsorumpteropus ,(Windelov/Java.Fern), Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Nymphaea lotus Zenkeri (Tiger Lotus), Nymphaea lotus sp Green(Tiger Lotus), Vesicularia montagne (Christmass moss), Spiky Moss, Flame Moss, Others.
Tank Size: 50
Advice: Patient with common sense. Talk to your plant. They will tell you what they need.
Description: Wet, Sweat and Blood
Rated #9: AdamS
Number of votes: 338
Quote: If you can count, count on yourself.
Fish Kept: Acanticus adonis Crossocheilus siamensis Otocinclus huaorani Paracheirodon axelrodi Rasbora hengeli
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias bartheri v.nana Anubias heterophylla Bacopa caroliniana Bolbitis heudelotii Barclaya longifolia Ceratophyllum demersum, Chladophora aegagropila Crynium calanistratum Crynium natans Crynium calamistratum Cryptocoryne Jachnelii, Cryptocoryne wendtii Egeria najas Eleocharis acicuralis Eustralis stellata Glossostigma elatinoides Heterantera zosterifolia Hydrocotyle leucocephala Hydrokotyle verticillata Limnophila aquatica Ludwigia glandulosa, Ludwigia repens Micranthemum micranthemoides Microsorium pteropus Microsorium pteropus "Windelov" Myriophyllum pinnatum Nesaea pedicellata Nymphaea lotus Pellia epiphylla Rotala macrandra Rotala rotundifolia Rotala rotundifolia. "Green" Rotala walichii Ophiopogon minimus Vesicularia dubyana - Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana - Christmas Moss
Tank Size: 122
Advice: Learn much and be patient.