Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Tanks 2006

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - FRESHWATER2
Username: Tony
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tony on
Ratings: 5.12
Number of votes: 331
Quote: read read read
Fish Kept: 5 frontosa 1 yellow calvus 1 duboise 1 orange leleup 1 marlieri 1 dwarf puffer .
Corals/Plants: rocks
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: get a good filter so you don't have any problems with a murky tank always do water changes and clean gravel.
Description: FRESHWATER2

Rated #12: 200 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #12: 200 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 7ft south american display tank.
Username: dan Weston
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #12 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: dan Weston on
Ratings: 5.1
Number of votes: 264
Quote: The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the others find an excuse
Fish Kept: severums, uarus, oscars, geophagus
Corals/Plants: none.
Tank Size: 200 gallons
Advice: 30% water change every week. dont feed live fish to fish (illegal in the UK) good tank maintenance will remove the need to use any chemicals in your tanks
Description: 7ft south american display tank.

Rated #13: 70 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #13: 70 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Jewel Vision 260 tank with Malawi Mbuna Cichlids
Username: James W Hayes
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #13 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: James W Hayes on
Ratings: 5.08
Number of votes: 293
Quote: .
About Yourself: .
Fish Kept: An assortment of Malawi Mbuna Cichlids: Blue hap, pearl mutt,zebra,trophiops chilumba,tiger, synadontis catfish, Jalo reef, electric blue johanni's & Yellow Labs.
Corals/Plants: Several plastic plants
Tank Size: 70 gallons
Advice: Start off slowly don't run b4 u can walk
Description: Jewel Vision 260 tank with Malawi Mbuna Cichlids

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 400 ltr mbuna malawi
Username: keith t
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #14 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: keith t on
Ratings: 4.91
Number of votes: 279
Quote: anything from the film SNATCH
Fish Kept: where do i start
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: learn about biological filteration
Description: 400 ltr mbuna malawi

Rated #15: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #15: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 400 gallon display

75 gallon sump with 2 magdrive pumps
8 x 65W PC lighting (10000K, 460nm)

FIsh list:
4 x Cichla temensis (16-18")
2 x Silver Arowana (18")
1 x Brachy. tigrinusm (15")
2 x Hypostomus spp (12")
Username: Gwyman
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Gwyman on
Ratings: 4.88
Number of votes: 262
Fish Kept: You get what you pay for....
Corals/Plants: N/A
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Description: 400 gallon display 75 gallon sump with 2 magdrive pumps 8 x 65W PC lighting (10000K, 460nm) FIsh list: 4 x Cichla temensis (16-18") 2 x Silver Arowana (18") 1 x Brachy. tigrinusm (15") 2 x Hypostomus spp (12")

Rated #16: 45 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #16: 45 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - A slice of Lake Malawi (in my bedroom)  :-)
A lake malawi rocky biotope with spalshes of green n red plants/mossess and lillies.
Username: peter charalambous
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #16 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: peter charalambous on
Ratings: 4.87
Number of votes: 287
Quote: Rome wasn't built in a day
About Yourself: 21, arch student likes: football. arsenal. usual also have my pet dog COCO. aka "pretty the dog"
Fish Kept: 3 Yellow labs 4 Astatotilapia Callipter 6 Melanochromis johannii 6 Maylandia Callainos 2 common plecs 20+ malaysian trumpet snails 10 apple snails
Corals/Plants: Java moss, Fern moss ricca fluitians. Moss balls used to anchor plants onto rocks. (special ingredinent use fishing line to tie it all in place till roots take hold) Other plants mainly amazon swords, onion plants, bannana plants, java ferns,
Tank Size: 45 gallons
Advice: Experiment with plants and the type of fish u want to keep especially with cichlids. Patience Patience Patience Learn from mistakes, its the best and only way!!!!
Description: A slice of Lake Malawi (in my bedroom) :-) A lake malawi rocky biotope with spalshes of green n red plants/mossess and lillies.

Rated #17: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #17: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 125 frontosa colony
Username: dave
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: dave on
Ratings: 4.87
Number of votes: 277
Quote: none
About Yourself: none
Fish Kept: 7 adult frontosa from 10'' to 4" and 2 7" plecos
Corals/Plants: tons of lava rock and plastic plants
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Its a process. It takes time be patient, and do your homework!
Description: 125 frontosa colony

Rated #18: 45 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #18: 45 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 45gal. cichlid tank
Username: rmagdn
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: rmagdn on
Ratings: 4.87
Number of votes: 312
Quote: ...
About Yourself: ...
Fish Kept: ...
Corals/Plants: ...
Tank Size: 45 gallons
Advice: ...
Description: 45gal. cichlid tank

Rated #19: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #19: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - This is my recent tank for a tropical community built around gouramis.
Username: Rick
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Rick on
Ratings: 4.85
Number of votes: 304
Quote: It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
About Yourself: I've been doing tanks on and off for about ten years now - mostly tropical. In 2005 I built my first cichlid tank that was a joy (counted 11 fry at one point) and a disaster (inexplicable ammonia issue that resulted in most of the tank dying off). I love having fish so I'm going back to the tropical communities but creating a focused tank built around a particular species.
Fish Kept: Week 1 added: 2 opaline gouramis, 1 blue paradise gourami, 5 orange von rio tetras. Week 2 added: 2 gold gouramis. Week 3 added: 1 sunset honey gourami, 3 rosy barbs, 5 glolight tetras. Week 4: one gold gourami being too aggressive so it was exchanged for another gold. Week 5: added 2 peppered cory cats and 1 rainbow shark. I am completely baffled why 2 different rainbow sharks did not survive 24 hours in this tank. No more sharks (LFS suggested shark was too small for others in the tank and was picked on) :( Replaced shark with spotted dojo loach. UPDATE: Went away for 4 days, returned to find both gold gouramis, 1 opaline gourami, 2 glolite tetras, dojo loach and 1 peppered cory cat dead. Suspect the rosy barbs. At this point, what remains in the tank are: 1 opaline gourami, 1 blue paradise, 1 sunset honey gourami, 3 glolite tetras, 5 von rio tetras, 3 rosy barbs, 1 peppered cory cat. All seem to live well together.
Corals/Plants: plastic/resin - 3 resin driftwood shapes; 3 large, 2 medium, 4 small plastic plants; organic sandstone rock; pea gravel substrate (slightly larger than average aquarium gravel)
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Regular water changes, regular cleaning, regular maintenance...in other words, set up a schedule before you ever put the first fish in the tank! Don't fill your tank to its capacity with all the fish at the same time. Get the most peaceful (and best at starting the nitogen cycle!) first and a couple of weeks later get a few more. These should be ultimately about half the fish capacity for your tank. Two weeks later after that then add the balance of the fish including any more aggressive types.
Description: This is my recent tank for a tropical community built around gouramis.

Rated #20: 53 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #20: 53 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - A slog of twelve hours for this display but worth it i think
Username: Martin Grimes
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #20 out of 482 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2006
November Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Martin Grimes on
Ratings: 4.83
Number of votes: 242
Quote: Bigger the better
About Yourself: I actually work in the business so i think i have a sneaky upper hand on most people but i do not compromise on cost or time for my fish tank and thats one thing i would always say to everyone else to do... i love creating an enviroment for my fish and hopefully they will appreciate it
Fish Kept: 8" Synodontis Angelicus, 1 Plec, 2 Flying Foxes, 1 Banjo cat, 1 Angelfish, 2 Black Knife Fish, 2 Silver Dolars, 3 Pangasius Cat, 4 Clown Loach, 4 Redline Torpedo Barb, 5 Silver Shark
Corals/Plants: Just a range of freshwater plants... Picked so the fish won't eat!!
Tank Size: 53 gallons
Advice: Buy as big as you can cos after a while you'll want bigger and the higher the ammount of water the easier it is to keep the fish usually
Description: A slog of twelve hours for this display but worth it i think

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