2010 Top 10 Planted Tanks
Rated #1: 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 #2: sketch420
Number of votes: 155
Quote: Manifest creation that cant be touched, Now everything that was created came from a dream, from the depths of the ocean, or a mountian stream......were all connected, just connect the dots...(KottenMouth Kings)
About Yourself: I am a clerk at the ABC store (alcohol Beverage Control)
Fish Kept: African leaf fish (leopard ctenopoma in a different tank), 10 harlequin rasbora, a Sparkling Gourami, and 3 misc. cory cat's,6 corydoras habrosus, 4 brilliant rasboras, a few otto's and unknown amount of pearl blue shrimp and a few red cherry shrimp.
Corals/Plants Kept: i have are a Java Fern, flame moss,a few Bacopa Monnieri , Anacharis, Aglaonema simplex (Borneo Sword), Twisted Vallisneria , Red Temple, Ludwigia repens that i got from a pond down the street, Ludwigia repens x arcuata , Echinodorus parviflorus "Tropica", red tiger lotus, crypt. retospirals, and more now a days...
Tank Size: 40
Advice: I\'m not by any means an expert at this, but as far as I\'ve learned the light spectrum makes a big difference...ie - how hot the bulb is burning (5000K, 6500K, 10000K [K stands for Kelvins]) as far as Fluorescents are concerned. or 1.5+ watt per gal is a good start but thats probably a bare min.
Description: Update of my tank aprox. 7mo. old! grew up real quickly! Just added some pearl blue and red cherry shrimp in the tank to control algae. crypts are back and coming in nicely!
Rated #3: nobobo
Number of votes: 170
Quote: more of my tank at http://www.nobobo.com
Fish Kept: 15 * Discus (green discus Tefe), 75* rumynoses, 50 * corydoras sterbai. Some cardinal tetra's, dwarf puffers (to keep the snails hidden) and about 40 ottocinclus Current pop. Central American Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: various
Tank Size: 422
Advice: experiment, read and try
Description: angelfish, discus, planted aquarium
Rated #4: bednarek18
Number of votes: 103
Fish Kept: 12 cardinal tetras 1 bristle nose pleco 4 otos
Corals/Plants Kept: a mix of everything
Tank Size: 55
Advice: i just switched to a soil bed with a flourite top. this is a picture that is only 2 months old from switching from just flourite. its a bit more involved to set up but everything has been growing like crazy.
Description: updated pic
Rated #5: luisgo
Number of votes: 99
About Yourself: Started in the hobbie with reef aquariums in 1990. Certified Public Accountant working for a group of radio stations in Puerto Rico as the VP of Finance.
Fish Kept: Powder Blue Tang Pijama Cardinal Coral Beauty Angel Tomato Clown Red Stripe Squirrelfish
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogspawn, Leather Toadstool, Bubble, Cabbage, Colt, Gorgonians, Favia, Hammerhead, Ricordeas, Yellow Polyps, Blue Mushrooms, Zoas, etc.
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Patience and perseverance are key to success
Description: 55 gallon planted aquarium with discus fish. Fluval 305, 4 - 40w T12 fluorescent tubes, 6,500K.
Rated #6: Blackwing_79
Number of votes: 98
About Yourself: I am a electrical engineer by trade, but i have been into freshwater tanks for 12 years now. i started out with just small fish tanks for cool fish i liked and then i got a 4ft tank with chiclids and parrotfish that really started me into the hobby.. not venturesd into marine tanks yet, but i guess i am not really a fan. always preferree freshwater. My current tank has been around for about 3 years now, and is mainly a planted tank where the emphasis is on creating a tropical pond enviroment with the types of plants and fishes that you find there.. i am still learning everyday but i have to say the satisfaction of seeing a tank that is doing well is very difficult to match.
Fish Kept: Angelfish, golden otos, baby puffers, many types of tetras..
Corals/Plants Kept: mainly hardy tropical ferns
Tank Size: 80
Advice: make sure you are systematic and do things at proper intervals, it is very tempting to dump everything into a new tank on the first day, i used to do that years ago and i lost many fish and many plants. make sure you properly mature the tank water and biological system of your tank over a minimum two week period before introducing your expensive fish and sensitive plants into the system.. and compatibility is very important.. not everything that looks good is actually going to survive in your tank. if you are using fish and plants from the tropics, do not add in a temperate species to look good.. they will not adapt well and whether fish or plant they will die quickly..
Description: This is my current tank, It is a lower delta tropical pond setting and the plants are all matured for about 3 years now.
Rated #7: EazyE
Number of votes: 125
Fish Kept: 20 gal: Horseface Loach, 8 neon tetras, 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 8 orange, blackberry, and cherry shrimp, 3 amano shrimp, 5 white clouds, Assassin snails...
Corals/Plants Kept: Ludwigia repens, java moss, java fern, anubias, dwarf hairgrass, Hygrophila corymbosa " stricta ", Cryptocoryne wendtii, Alternanthera reineckii, Nymphaea lotus,
Tank Size: 20
Description: 20 gal
Rated #8: yoserian
Number of votes: 105
Quote: God created man because he was so disappointed with monkeys. Twain.
About Yourself: Lots of kids, lots of pets, no money.
Fish Kept: Angels, gold severum, neons, loaches, cory's etc.
Corals/Plants Kept: Fully planted low light setup. Javas, moneywort, hornwort, wysteria, vallis, moss.
Tank Size: 200
Advice: Keep up those water changes
Description: 200 gal. community tank. Fully planted low light setup.
Rated #9: ronin
Number of votes: 97
About Yourself: I am 43, seaman. I am sorry for my poor english
Fish Kept: many
Corals/Plants Kept: nil
Tank Size: 58
Description: 58hall, CO2
Rated #10: silvertip
Number of votes: 96
About Yourself: just ya lil old regular tropical fishkeeper, keep checking my pic's for updated tank shots
Tank Size: 90
Advice: read, read, read then read some more, you'll never stop learning. Patience, good things take time to develop.
Description: Rio 180 planted tank
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