Top 10 Freshwater Tanks 2006

Rated #1: 200 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #1 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.59
Number of votes: 292
Quote: love life
Fish Kept: cichlid's mbuna, hap's and peacocks with a few tang's too.
Corals/Plants: anubia 2 varities.
Tank Size: 200 gallons
Advice: Read up, join forums and do your resurch,
Description: 200 gal Mixed Rift lake tank.

Rated #2: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.48
Number of votes: 276
Quote: "Creativity Is Infinite"
About Yourself: I started off with aquariums with my father when I was around 5 years old. Back then, I was more of the cleaner/maintenience boy then anything else. Now that I have my own place, I have 9 tanks, looking into getting a tenth soon (takeover my father's tank) I have been recently spending most of my time doing my Discus homework. I have a great set-up now with 11 Discus total, and I want to try and start breeding them. My main African tank is doing very well, I am carrying wellover a hundred different sorts of fry.. our last batch was 42 Electric Blues.. which I am really excited about. I'm having so much fun with this hobby, I can wait to pass it on someday.
Fish Kept: 1 Labeo Bicolor 2 Neolamprologus Brichardi 1 Pseudotropheus Socolofi Albino 1 Pseudotropheus Saulosi 1 Metriaclima Lombardoi 2 Metriaclima Barlowi 3 Metriaclima Greshakei 5 Labidochrommis Caeruleus 4 Neolamprologus Pulcher 1 Nimbochromis Livingstonii 1 Neolamprologus Tetracanthus 2 Neolamprologus Leleupi 1 Altolamprologus Calvus 1 Pleco 3 OB Peacock Hybrid 1 Aulonocara Stuartgranti German Red 2 Sciaenochromis Fryeri 1 Pseudotropheus Elongatus 1 Altolamprologus Calvus (Gold) 1 Dimidiochromis Compressiceps 1 Pseudotropheus Demasoni 4 Synodontis Multipunctatus 1 Copadichromis Borleyi 1 Neolamprologus Sexfasciatus (Gold) 1 Heros Efasciatus (Gold) 1 Cyphotilapia Frontosa 2 Lamprologus Brevis 2 Neolamprologus Buescheri 1 Synodontis Angelicus
Corals/Plants: Cambomba
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Patience... the most important thing is patience.. but it's also the hardest to do too. Do your research on all equipment and know what your buying and using. Money can be wasted from both equipment and your fish. Some stuff I lucked out on, many things I found that can be much easier in matenience/ and overall use. Then ther are things you just buy because of the price... I really wasted a bit of money on horrible heaters.. within a few months all they do is take up room in the trash can now. I now have learned my lesson and before buying anything I now do TONS of research online, and over the phone.. trying to get as many opinions and suggestions as possible.. Most of the time you will find a pattern in peoples opinions. Nothing is better than having a great, easy, healthy, and beautiful aquarium... the horrible thing is losing those gorgeous finds because you rushed into something your not certain of. Don't learn the hard way.. it's really not worth it, trust me!
Description: My main African mixed tank is doing very well. Several breedings have been happening constantly, and keeping me very busy as well. I added a couple more Synodontis Multipunctatus (My all time favorite Cat) and I'm hoping for some spawns from them. My Electric Blue is holding again for her second time, I can't wait for them! I'm in the works of getting my father's tank to replace this one, just gotta figure out how to get it over to my place. My Electric Blue couple just released 42 fry, plus the 3 babies I could only save from the first batch. I can't wait for these guys to get bigger.

Rated #3: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #3 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.4
Number of votes: 263
Quote: "When you have to shoot...shoot... don't talk" - Tuco (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)
Fish Kept: The tank is currently set up as a community tank with Gouramis, Barbs, Tetras and some peaceful Cichlids.
Corals/Plants: .
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Overfeeding causes 99% of problems in an aquarium. If in doubt - feed less!
Description: My super cool tank!!

Rated #4: 140 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #4 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.33
Number of votes: 291
Quote: go big or go home !
About Yourself: nothing is better than sitting back and tokin starring at some fish.
Fish Kept: Africans
Corals/Plants: 110lb of crushed coral / misc. granit Plants do work with the africans you just gotta know what your doing, ie lighting, nitrate, fertilizer, etc
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: If you get a canister system, tap in to the out-take with a air hose. It spreads the o2 very well throughout the tank. Good for bacteria!!!! ohhh and if you wanna make your own stand outta wood and want it to look really good.....just buy the thing! makeing it costs alotta money...This stand costs just over $1000
Description: 140g

Rated #5: 65 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.22
Number of votes: 266
Quote: "I believe you have my stapeler" Milton Office Space
About Yourself: A little less than a year ago I decided to buy a 10 gallon tank for my wife because she used to have african dwarf frogs and liked them. So I decided to get her a tank for them and add some fish. One thing led to another and one tank led to another and now I have eight tanks providing me with over 300 gallons of freshwater fun. By the way i want to add that this tank is a combined effort of my wife and I. We do this together and we really enjoy it. I recommend it to any married couple as a means of bringing you closer together. Now if we could just find more room in our house for another tank. Just kidding..... Or am I?
Fish Kept: The 65 gallon tank holds Labidochromis caeruleus, Labidochromis sp. "mbamba", Melanochromis auratus, Pseudotropheus Kenyi(aka Metriaclima lombardoi), Pseudotropheus "acei", Metriclima astherae, Pseudotropheus saulosi, and Pseudotropheus socolofi albino
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: Never believe the workers in your local pet stores or fish dealers! Use trusted literature and reliable internet sites to research and conclude your own information. Always research your fish and prepare your aquarium well in advance before purchasing fish. Also make sure you always have a plan "B" when mixing tropical fish in case it doesnt work out.
Description: Side view of Matt & Joanna's 65 gallon Malawi Mbuna aquarium.

Rated #6: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.21
Number of votes: 336
Quote: something about tocos
Fish Kept: fresh: african chiclids, mostly malawai. red pecock, yellow lab, ob pecock, acei, lots of babies, and 2 synodontis catfish. salt: i have only one, a yellow clown goby
Corals/Plants: fresh: they all get eaten salt: zenia, polyps, mushrooms
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: do your water changes
Description: this is an updated picture of my previous one. i had to move to my new home, luckly everyone made it here with me.

Rated #7: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Ireland
Rank: #7 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.19
Number of votes: 261
Quote: Lead me not into temptation, for I can find it myself!
Fish Kept: Many and varied!
Corals/Plants: Trying for a goldfish with plants tank at the moment, but he is a hungry fellow and its costing me a fortune.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: My advice for new hobbyists would be to read as much as you can before you buy.
Description: 55 Gallon mbuna tank: Pseudotropheus sp. elongatus Mpanga, Labidochromis Caeruleus, Metriaclima sp. "Aurora Yellow" , Cynotilapia afra (Cobue), Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Msuli)

Rated #8: 40 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #8 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.14
Number of votes: 231
Quote: "Why do today whay you can get somebody else to do tomorrow?"
About Yourself: 1 more tank will = homelessness!
Fish Kept: 6 x Labidochromis caeruleus 5 x Metriaclima estherae 3 x Maylandia greshakei 3 x Pseudotropheus sp. "Kingsizei" 6 x Metriaclima callainos 1 x Metriaclima estherae OB 2 x Pearl White Zebra 1 x Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba" 2x Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" 3 x Crown Loach
Corals/Plants: NOne
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Over Filtrate, keep your water perfect & love ALL your fish!
Description: 40G (UK) Malawi Mbuna Tank TimothyS

Rated #9: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.13
Number of votes: 317
Quote: none
About Yourself: I was into aquaria when I was in high school and college but sold everything when I entered the Marine Corps. 15 years later, I caught the bug again and started up the large tank I wanted when I was a youngin.
Fish Kept: 7 Labidochromis caeruleus 6 Cynotilapia afra (Chitande) 6 Pseudotropheus Acei 1 Common Pleco 5 Metriaclima estherae (Red) 3 Synodontis eupterus 4 Pseudotropheus socolofi 28 Metriaclima estherae (Red) Fry
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Research, research, research. Once you've done that, go back and do some more. Exercise patience in everything you do with your tank. Stock slowly
Description: My 100g Dream Cichlid Tank

Rated #10: 155 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.12
Number of votes: 107
Quote: none
About Yourself: I finally got one tank at 36 and it was all down hill from there.
Fish Kept: African cichlids
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 155 gallons
Advice: Never give up, and never take someones word for it, do your research.
Description: Here's another view of all my fish.
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