Top 91 - 100 Freshwater Tanks 2008

Rated #91: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #91: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - newest arrangement in our 55gal planted African Cichlid tank
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Rank: #91 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Andrew on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 143
Quote: Fish r ppl 2.
About Yourself: I got into the hobby accidently. Almost 1yr ago I helped my friends brother move and his recent x-girlfriend pawned off a full setup on me and my girlfriend (now wife, yikes). I thought dang i dont kno anything about this. So I started surfing the net, got hooked and the rest is history. And yes, I watch my tank more than tv and my wife does get a little jealous, but she loves 'em too.
Fish Kept: African Cichlids and others:, 1 Yellow Lab mutt, 1 true Yellow Lab, 1 Yellow perlmutt, 1 Electric Blue Ahli, 1 Blue Acai (crooked mouth), 1 Compressorceps, 1 Giraffe (crooked mouth), 1 Johanni, 2 Kenyi, 1 Blue Face peacock, 1 Red Jacobfrebergi peacock, 1 OB calico peacock, 1 Livingstonii, 1 Auratus, 1 Labidotropheus, 3 unidentified Cichlids, 1 Synodontis cat (1 stripe), some of these might be hybrids,
Corals/Plants: Substrate:<br> Top Fin white peagravel (coated not best for benificial bacteria colonies, looks better than it functions)<br><br> Rock:<br> Native Minnesota Limestone Slate (keeps my KH up and helps balance PH and GH)<br> <br> Plants:<br> 2 types of anubias<br> lots of Javafern<br> some crypts<br> some vals<br> lots of various algae (amazing filters!, keeps my nitrates zeroed out, and dietary supliment for fish)<br> never had an algae bloom (green water)<br>
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Without a solid understanding and active respect for the "nitrogen cycle" your fish will die. Don't throw away your money, effort, and emotions. However you don't need to be a chemist, biologist, let alone zoologist to be a good aquarium keeper. If you teach yourself the foundational basics you will create amazing tanks and enjoy keeping fish for many years to come.
Description: newest arrangement in our 55gal planted African Cichlid tank

Rated #92: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #92: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 125 gallon
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Rank: #92 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: robert on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 129
Fish Kept: Numerous. Trying to come up with a list.
Corals/Plants: Various sword plants and other live plants
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Weekly water changes!
Description: 125 gallon

Rated #93: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #93: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 gallon stocked with 11 P. demasoni, 10 L. caeruleus, two Synodontis petricola and three plecos. Filtration provided by a Emperor 400 and a AquaClear 50.
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #93 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Marcia on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 142
Fish Kept: Lake Malawi Cichlids, Synodontis Catfish and Plecos.
Corals/Plants: Homemade artificial plant decor, lake rocks, slate, driftwood.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Research, research and more research. Then experiment. Repeat process.
Description: 55 gallon stocked with 11 P. demasoni, 10 L. caeruleus, two Synodontis petricola and three plecos. Filtration provided by a Emperor 400 and a AquaClear 50.

Rated #94: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #94: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - my 125 peacock and plecos
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Rank: #94 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: joe martinez on
Ratings: 4.67
Number of votes: 131
About Yourself: im a tattoo artist in boulder and i have loved fish since i was a kid. i worked at a pet store a long time ago and i have 4 other tanks in the house as well. this one is my pride and joy.
Fish Kept: 4 eureaka red peacocks, 4 albino eureaka reds, 3 albino ruby red peacocks, 1 ruby red, 2 blue peacocks (not too sure exactally what they are there from a local store in boulder). and a red empress. 1 demonosi, my cats include 1 syn. angelicus, 2 syn. petricolas, 1 syn. multipunticatus. 1 king tiger pleco, 2 albino bushynose plecos, a blue phantom pleco.a green phantom pleco, bristle nose pleco and a gold nugget pleco as well.
Corals/Plants: plastic plants and lots of rock and wood and a cool layer of alge growing on some rocks.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: do some reseach before you get your fish!
Description: my 125 peacock and plecos

Rated #95: 40 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #95: 40 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - The new cichlid setup
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #95 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Joseph on
Ratings: 4.66
Number of votes: 154
Fish Kept: 3 electric yellows, 1 demasoni, 1 orange blossom peacock, 2 other assorted peacocks, 1 electric blue johanni, 2 frontosa's, 2 knight goby's, 1 silver tip shark(colombian shark), 1 rainbow shark, 1 fire eel, 1 plecostamus
Corals/Plants: All fake plants
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: it gets better as you go, and please don't overcrowd your tank your fish will be a lot happier and your tank will be a lot cleaner.
Description: The new cichlid setup

Rated #96: 20 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #96: 20 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 20 gallon tank
Country: Canada
Rank: #96 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Andrew on
Ratings: 4.65
Number of votes: 144
Quote: eat drink and be merry
About Yourself: im kind of a big deal
Fish Kept: 5 various platys 2 canada swords 1 dwarf blue ram 2 male guppies 1 boesmani rainbow...soon to be 3 annnnnnd...thats it i believe
Corals/Plants: fake
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: have patience....
Description: My 20 gallon tank

Rated #97: 56 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #97: 56 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My fish habitat. 55g. I wanted it to look more natural to a real environment and not overly designed. Although it wasn't meant to mimic any realistic environment. I wanted to try to expand the space for the fish and try to make it so there were many things to swim around and varied locations for them. I took wood from the ohio river  for the vertical pieces and screwed them to thick plexi which is under the rocks and couple of different kind of plants. Its currently hads 2 golden gourmamis, 5 glass fish, cori catfish, red tail shark, bushy nose pleco, and a zebra danio (my first fish from two years ago!)  Just today i set up CO2 for the tank. I'm excited cause i will be able to get some plants i have wanted to get so it may change quite a bit soon.
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #97 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Brian on
Ratings: 4.64
Number of votes: 149
Quote: "It's just photography, all you do is push the button!" - Jealous Painters, Printmakers, sculpters and everyone else who can't take good photos
About Yourself: I'm 31, live in chicago and do Freelance photography retouching.
Fish Kept: Cichlids
Corals/Plants: Java Moss Java Fern Money Wart Variety of Sword
Tank Size: 56 gallons
Advice: Research Research Research and when you think you have figured out what you are going to do don't take advice from the good people at PetsMart go to a reputable local fish store. And don't buy fish from Petsmart, walmart or any other big box, they are hit or miss on their health.
Description: My fish habitat. 55g. I wanted it to look more natural to a real environment and not overly designed. Although it wasn't meant to mimic any realistic environment. I wanted to try to expand the space for the fish and try to make it so there were many things to swim around and varied locations for them. I took wood from the ohio river for the vertical pieces and screwed them to thick plexi which is under the rocks and couple of different kind of plants. Its currently hads 2 golden gourmamis, 5 glass fish, cori catfish, red tail shark, bushy nose pleco, and a zebra danio (my first fish from two years ago!) Just today i set up CO2 for the tank. I'm excited cause i will be able to get some plants i have wanted to get so it may change quite a bit soon.

Rated #98: 40 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #98: 40 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - newest update
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Rank: #98 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Ryan on
Ratings: 4.64
Number of votes: 143
About Yourself: I got into this Hobby because of one of my best friends, and as we always say " It's better to sink a couple hundred dollars into fish tanks than a couple grand into a hobby like Cars."
Fish Kept: 11 Mixed Malawi African cichlids, including Labidochromis caeruleus,Melanochromis,Melanochromis auratus,Metriaclima estherae, Albino Red Top
Corals/Plants: Plastic Plants
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Don't skimp on anything, and you will be rewarded
Description: newest update

Rated #99: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #99: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Club Lava is a 75 gallon African cichlid aquarium that filled with over a dozen lava rocks.  These lava rocks really make the cichlid's colors come out.  The gravel is a variation of many different things include crushed coral, sand, and natural stone gravel.  2 Power filters include a Aquaclear 500 and an Emperor 400. 

Includes the following fish
4 Champsochromis caeruleus (5-8 inches)
3 Iodotropheus sprengerae (3 inches)
5 Labidochromis caeruleus (1-2 inches)
8 Melanochromis interruptus (2-5 inches)
4 Pseudotropheus socolofi (2-3 inches)
8 Pseudotropheus zebra (2-5 inches)
3 Labeotropheus fuelleborni (2-4 inches)
1 Mloto White Blaze (4 inches)
A few baby fry
3 Plecos - 4-6 inches
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #99 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Polo on
Ratings: 4.64
Number of votes: 170
Quote: Trust Me, I'm Polo
About Yourself: I have been into aquariums since I was 10 years old. Started out very small with a 10 gallon aquarium with common live bearers such as guppies, swordtails, mollies, plateys, and others. As I got older I wanted bigger and better stuff. For the last 8 years I have been into African Cichlids. They are my favorite. In the future Im still looking to expand and upgrade my aquarium. I also enjoy comic books, educational tv shows, and being a proud member of PETA.
Fish Kept: 4 Champsochromis caeruleus (5-8 inches) 3 Iodotropheus sprengerae (3 inches) 5 Labidochromis caeruleus (1-2 inches) 8 Melanochromis interruptus (2-5 inches) 4 Pseudotropheus socolofi (2-3 inches) 8 Pseudotropheus zebra (2-5 inches) 3 Labeotropheus fuelleborni (2-4 inches) 1 Mloto White Blaze (4 inches) A few baby fry 3 Plecos - 4-6 inches
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Dont get too small of an aquarium
Description: Club Lava is a 75 gallon African cichlid aquarium that filled with over a dozen lava rocks. These lava rocks really make the cichlid's colors come out. The gravel is a variation of many different things include crushed coral, sand, and natural stone gravel. 2 Power filters include a Aquaclear 500 and an Emperor 400. Includes the following fish 4 Champsochromis caeruleus (5-8 inches) 3 Iodotropheus sprengerae (3 inches) 5 Labidochromis caeruleus (1-2 inches) 8 Melanochromis interruptus (2-5 inches) 4 Pseudotropheus socolofi (2-3 inches) 8 Pseudotropheus zebra (2-5 inches) 3 Labeotropheus fuelleborni (2-4 inches) 1 Mloto White Blaze (4 inches) A few baby fry 3 Plecos - 4-6 inches

Rated #100: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #100: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My first one, I hope you like it.
Country: Colombia
Rank: #100 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tina on
Ratings: 4.63
Number of votes: 155
Quote: .
About Yourself: I´m just a girl with a new hobby.
Fish Kept: 10 goldfish, 1 Carassius auratus, 4 angelfish, 2 Coridora Aenus.
Corals/Plants: Artificial plants, 1 Driftwood. Rocks and Petrified Wood.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: .
Description: My first one, I hope you like it.

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