Top 10 Freshwater Tanks All Time

Rated #1: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #1: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - After umpteen trips to various stores for lighting, plants, fish and such, plus equally umpteen deliveries from Amazon for hardware, test kits, etc., this is where I am right now with my new tank. I wanted to create a possible scene from a lake bed in which the fish will have plenty of hiding places and hopefully feel at ease, with their comfort being my first priority, but I tried to balance that with a sort of purposely unkempt/wild look to everything (without looking like no thought was given to it, which I found is harder to do than it sounds), even though I used all artificial plants (but everything else is real, including the driftwood, riverbed gravel and rocks). It's still cycling just a bit, so it's a little cloudy, but I figured it's clear enough to show enough detail to go ahead and grab a picture of it.

Visible in this one are a flame dwarf gourami, some kind of yellow-and-black-and-orange platy that I think might be pregnant, another yellow-and-orange platy, two Bolivians rams, several zebra danios, neon black tetras, a baby rainbow fish, a couple of mollies and some guppies. I have no idea where the hillstream loach is, though, but he's still in there somewhere. :)
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.98
Number of votes: 255
About Yourself: A photographer and graphic designer by trade, I've long enjoyed taking care of an aquarium, because it's a lot like working in a darkroom. There's chemistry and method and skill involved, but it's very relaxing, and when you see the results of your work, there's a sense of accomplishment, pride and even peace. I prefer a natural-looking environment in my aquarium, though I do also prefer artificial plants, because planted aquariums are a bit more work than I have time for (much like saltwater/reef aquariums). Video of my aquarium can be seen at: http://youtu.be/iVifqpdDWb0
Fish Kept: Fire Red Dwarf Gourami, Gold Panda Lyretail Mollies, Red Tuxedo Guppiess, Zebra Danios, Neon Black Tetras, Rainbow Fish, Hillstream Loach, Platty, Bolivian Rams, Bloodfin Tetras, Black Angelfish, Gold Gourami
Corals/Plants: None (except artificial plants)
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Do your homework (read every aquarium site and forum you can find), get a good test kit (API master test kits are excellent), don't panic when your water clouds up when you first set up your tank, even when clarifiers won't get rid of it (this is just bacterial bloom, and it'll clear up on its own as the tank gets established), keep up on your water changes and gravel vacuuming, don't overstock, don't overfeed, don't over-treat with chemicals, and, most importantly, don't over-fuss. It's easy to take care of your tank and your fish as long as you approach it as being nothing more than a series of very simple steps that, if you follow them, will just work out.
Description: After umpteen trips to various stores for lighting, plants, fish and such, plus equally umpteen deliveries from Amazon for hardware, test kits, etc., this is where I am right now with my new tank. I wanted to create a possible scene from a lake bed in which the fish will have plenty of hiding places and hopefully feel at ease, with their comfort being my first priority, but I tried to balance that with a sort of purposely unkempt/wild look to everything (without looking like no thought was given to it, which I found is harder to do than it sounds), even though I used all artificial plants (but everything else is real, including the driftwood, riverbed gravel and rocks). It's still cycling just a bit, so it's a little cloudy, but I figured it's clear enough to show enough detail to go ahead and grab a picture of it. Visible in this one are a flame dwarf gourami, some kind of yellow-and-black-and-orange platy that I think might be pregnant, another yellow-and-orange platy, two Bolivians rams, several zebra danios, neon black tetras, a baby rainbow fish, a couple of mollies and some guppies. I have no idea where the hillstream loach is, though, but he's still in there somewhere. :)

Rated #2: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #2: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night.

On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.95
Number of votes: 154
About Yourself: I will be brutally honest, I never wanted fish. I am a reptile man at heart. I would go into the pet store to get supplies and rodents and I would see how my kids were FASCINATED by the fish in the tanks. I would have never did a fish tank in my life if it wasnt for my 2 year old daughter looking into a fishtank and saying OOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWOW! I knew then that a fishtank might be very beneficial for my children and my stress relief
Fish Kept: Platys, guppies, swordtails, corys, asst plecos, raphael cats, Del Rio's, neon tetras, siamese algae eaters and bloodfin teras
Corals/Plants: Anubias and amazon swords and java ferns
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Seek and ye shall find. Ebay can be your best friend and the pet shop your worst enemy. Buy smart, buy in bulk and read seller feedback.
Description: I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night. On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.

Rated #3: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #3: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 36 gallon freshwater aquarium with rock driftwood and artificial plants
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #3 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.93
Number of votes: 114
Quote: No big deal
Corals/Plants: Artificial
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Patience is a virtue
Description: 36 gallon freshwater aquarium with rock driftwood and artificial plants

Rated #4: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #4: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Malawi Cliff setup
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #4 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.91
Number of votes: 122
About Yourself: I just start run hobby "business" with 3D background and modules for many aquarists enquiries. My occupation is mechanic music instruments.
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: Anubias barteri
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Dont mix fish from habitats with diferent water. Avoid overfeeding. Keep regularly water changing. .......
Description: Malawi Cliff setup

Rated #5: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #5: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 125 Gallon African Cichlid Tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.67
Number of votes: 152
Fish Kept: Too many to list. Mixed African Cichlid tank
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Take your time and DONT USE CHARCOAL!!!!(please read ahead as to why!!) If you decide to not use charcoal (and save a lot of $$), you MUST do at least a 30% water change at least once every other week. My tank is a little overstocked (they are African Cichlids!) and I do a 30% water change every week. They are breeding like crazy and it's the easiest tank to take care of.
Description: 125 Gallon African Cichlid Tank

Rated #6: 119 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #6: 119 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My South American cichlid tank.
State:None/Other
Country:Finland
Rank: #6 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.64
Number of votes: 172
Fish Kept: Geophagus sp. "Tapajos Red Head" Cichlasoma dimerus Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki - Dwarf Loach Ancistrus sp. L71/L181 Hemiancistrus subviridis L200 - Green Phantom Pleco Baryancistrus sp. L81 - Gold Nugget Pleco
Corals/Plants: Microsorum pteropus - java fern Microsorum pteropus "narrow" - narrow leaf java fern Staurogyne sp.
Tank Size: 119 gallons
Advice: Read, read and read... and then ask!
Description: My South American cichlid tank.

Rated #7: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #7: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - New World And African Cichlids
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.63
Number of votes: 19
Quote: Do the Impossible
About Yourself: Addicted to fishing, and Aquariums and fish.
Fish Kept: Synodontis Eupterus Catfish, Senegal Bichir, Jack Dempsey, Jack Dempsy, Pink Convict Cichlid, Jaguar Cichlid, Firemouth Cichlid, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Albino Socolofi, Johanni Cichlid, Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom, Bala Shark, Auratus Cichlid
Corals/Plants: Fake plants, real wood, sand substrate
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Do what you love, do your homework, ask questions and don't be afraid to make a mistake.
Description: New World And African Cichlids

Rated #8: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #8: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 gallon freshwater tank two weeks in haven't decided on fish yet any suggestions
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #8 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.57
Number of votes: 110
Quote: Seize the day
About Yourself: Love aquariums
Fish Kept: Tiger Barb
Corals/Plants: Artificial
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Change water often
Description: 55 gallon freshwater tank two weeks in haven't decided on fish yet any suggestions

Rated #9: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #9: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - night view- 100 gallon  african cichlid tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.52
Number of votes: 117
Quote: DIY CAN SAVE YOU ALOT OF MONEY
About Yourself: I ACTUALLY STARTED THIS THROUGH MY WIFE, SHE HAD GUPPIES, AND PLATYS. I STARTED THE SEMI AGRESSIVE AND FROM THERE WENT TO CICHLIDS AND THAT WILL BE ALL I EVER OWN. I WORK FOR FRESHPOINT (A PRODUCE SUPPLIER OWNED BY SYSCO FOODS) AS A NIGHT SHIPPING SUPERVISOR. 3 YEARS ON THE JOB. I ALSO BUILD STANDS AND CANOPIES AS A SIDE BUSINESS AND I LOVE THE HOBBY. I ALSO BUILD ALL MY SET UPS.
Fish Kept: 2- RED FIN BOREYLI, ELECTRIC BLUE, RED ZEBRA, 3 FEMALE KENYI ( LOOKING FOR RIGHT SIZED MALE, 7 BLUE COBALT, ALBINO ZEBRA,SYNODONTIS LACE CAT, 2 ALBINO PLECO, RED JEWEL, YELLOW LAB AND A RUBY GREEN HAP
Corals/Plants: ARTIFICIAL PLANTS, COLLECTEDS ROCKS FROM OUTSIDE AND A DRIFTWOOD CENTERPIECE
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: If you are the type of person that takes your interest seriously then do not buy the smallest tank starting out. Also gather info from the internet, books, private owned pet stores (no petsmart/petco) buy supplies from there but take no info.
Description: night view- 100 gallon african cichlid tank

Rated #10: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #10: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 60g Marineland Heartland Setup
2 x Fluval 306 Canister Filters
1 Aquaclear 70 Powerhead + Quick Filter attachment
1 500gph Fan
200 Watt Heater
Flourescent Lighting + Custom LED Strip Lighting with Remote
105lbs Dragon Stone
60g Marineland Heartland Setup
2 x Fluval 306 Canister Filters
1 Aquaclear 70 Powerhead + Quick Filter attachment
1 900gph Fan
1 500gph Fan
200 Watt Heater
Flourescent Lighting + Custom LED Strip Lighting with Remote =)

Stock (Mixed)
2 Red Zebra (Mama & Papa)
2 Kenyi (Kenny & Wesley Stripes)
1 Aratus (Dexter)
1 OB Peacock (OBI WON)
1 Sunshine Peacock (Dora the Explora)
1 Assorted/Hybrid Peacock (Rick James)
1 Venustus (GI Jane)
1 Ice Blue Zebra (Stanley)
1 Electric Yellow Lab (Pepe)
2 Bumble Bee (Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb)
1 Jewel (Lone Ranger)
1 Plecco (Plectomus Prime)
& 11 Red Zebra Fry
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #10 out of 4245 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
March Top 10 or 2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 6.45
Number of votes: 209
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Keep it simple and don't be afraid to "splurge" a little.
Description: 60g Marineland Heartland Setup 2 x Fluval 306 Canister Filters 1 Aquaclear 70 Powerhead + Quick Filter attachment 1 500gph Fan 200 Watt Heater Flourescent Lighting + Custom LED Strip Lighting with Remote 105lbs Dragon Stone 60g Marineland Heartland Setup 2 x Fluval 306 Canister Filters 1 Aquaclear 70 Powerhead + Quick Filter attachment 1 900gph Fan 1 500gph Fan 200 Watt Heater Flourescent Lighting + Custom LED Strip Lighting with Remote =) Stock (Mixed) 2 Red Zebra (Mama & Papa) 2 Kenyi (Kenny & Wesley Stripes) 1 Aratus (Dexter) 1 OB Peacock (OBI WON) 1 Sunshine Peacock (Dora the Explora) 1 Assorted/Hybrid Peacock (Rick James) 1 Venustus (GI Jane) 1 Ice Blue Zebra (Stanley) 1 Electric Yellow Lab (Pepe) 2 Bumble Bee (Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb) 1 Jewel (Lone Ranger) 1 Plecco (Plectomus Prime) & 11 Red Zebra Fry
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