Top 51 - 60 Freshwater Tanks 2008

Rated #51: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #51: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My Cichlid Tank Fully Cylced Stocked with 19 Malawi Cichlids 
(Revised Plants and Background to highlite the Fish and rocks more ...Think it Has done the job. 
Tried to keep it real by giving the fish lots of caves tunnels hiding spots and dark spots on different levels /depths BUT kept lots of "open water " and "open floor" so they can do their thing
Username: Aqua H2O
Country: South Africa
Rank: #51 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Aqua H2O on
Ratings: 5.1
Number of votes: 143
Quote: You only get one life SO LIVE IT
About Yourself: Always wanted to get into this hobby so now I have and am completely hooked.
Fish Kept: Mixed Malawi Cichlids (Mbunas mostly males) 19 in total 1 x Pseudotropheus saulosi Males 2 x Melanochromis Johanni 1 x Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra) 1 x Labidochromis caeruleus (Electric Yellow) 2 x Pseudotropheus OB Morph 1 X Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty) 1 X Labidochromis hongi 1 X Labidochromis perlmutt 1 X Labid. caeruleus white 1 X M. cyaneorhabdos (maingano) 1 X P. flavus 1 X Pseudotropheus greshakei 'ice blue' 1 X Pseudotropheus socolofi 1 X Tropheops red cheek 1 X Cynotilapia afra yellow dorsal 1 X P. elongatus Mbenji 1 X Pseudotropheus red top Ndumbi
Corals/Plants: Few Plastic Plants
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Just started so what I have learnt so far Research and understand what you are doing It is not just a few fish add water and wallah You are creating a habitat and if done properly will reward you. Plan your set up and go from there Cycle your tank!!! Read sites likes this they are a wealth of info suggestions and ideas
Description: My Cichlid Tank Fully Cylced Stocked with 19 Malawi Cichlids (Revised Plants and Background to highlite the Fish and rocks more ...Think it Has done the job. Tried to keep it real by giving the fish lots of caves tunnels hiding spots and dark spots on different levels /depths BUT kept lots of "open water " and "open floor" so they can do their thing

Rated #52: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #52: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - This is my 120 Gallon African Cichlid tank. It has been in place about 5 years. It was once of the first tanks we had... now it is one of six that we have... can you say addicted?
By the way, the rating hint made in the rocks at left center was completely unintentional...
Username: Chris
Country: United States
Rank: #52 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 5.1
Number of votes: 133
Fish Kept: Assorted Malawi Cichlids, Rhino Plec
Corals/Plants: Java Fern
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Don't overthink your aquarium. Quite often, easy works better.
Description: This is my 120 Gallon African Cichlid tank. It has been in place about 5 years. It was once of the first tanks we had... now it is one of six that we have... can you say addicted? By the way, the rating hint made in the rocks at left center was completely unintentional...

Rated #53: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #53: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My new 55 gallon tank with artificial plants and driftwood full view. Please see the additional pictures for close ups of the features of this tank.
Username: Nick
Country: United States
Rank: #53 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Nick on
Ratings: 5.09
Number of votes: 137
Fish Kept: Currently since this is a new tank since I am using my old for a reef tank I only have 2 paradise gouramis, 2 Angels, 10 cardinals, 3 rummy nose, algae eater.
Corals/Plants: Tetra Water Wonders Artificial Plants and Artificial Driftwood.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Take your time and be patient when setting up and maintaining a tank. This is suppose to be enjoyable so if you do what you need to do and be patient and let the tank cycle and do your water changes the rest will come easy and then your tank will give you much enjoyment.
Description: My new 55 gallon tank with artificial plants and driftwood full view. Please see the additional pictures for close ups of the features of this tank.

Rated #54: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #54: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 120 Gallon Mbuna Tank
Username: 96firebird
Country: United States
Rank: #54 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: 96firebird on
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 133
About Yourself:
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus socolofi, Pseudotropheus acei, Labidochromis caeruleus, Metriaclima estherae
Corals/Plants: jungle val
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice:
Description: 120 Gallon Mbuna Tank

Rated #55: 53 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #55: 53 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Malawi Mbuna Tank
Username: Ben Dwinger
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #55 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Ben Dwinger on
Ratings: 5.05
Number of votes: 128
About Yourself: Started about 2-3 years ago with a small 180 litre bow front tank and now have 6 including a 143 gallon Hap & Peacock Show tank.
Fish Kept: Currently contains: 3 Cynotilapia Afra "Yellow Dorsal" [1M/2F] 5 Labidochromis Caeruleus "Yellow Labs" [1M/3F] 4 Labidochromis Hongi "Red Top" [1M/3F] 5 Melanochromis Joanjohnsonae "Exasperatus" [2M/3F] 6 Psuedotropheus Demasoni [?] 3 Psuedotropheus Kingsizei [1M/2F] 4 Psuedotropheus Msobo "Magunga" [1M/3F] (Wild) but will soon have a change around and it will be home to just 3/4 species: 15-20 Melanochromis Dialeptus (only about 1-2" at moment.. will keep 3 males and remove excess) 25-30 Psuedotropheus Demasoni (24 are only 1-2" and as they mature will remove excess males) 4 Psuedotropheus Msobo "Magunga" [1M/3F] (Wild) + I have 7 Msobo "Magunga" Juvi's (will add one male and as many females I get from them) also 4 Psuedotropheus Polit "Lions Cove" Juvi's I may add at some point. (hope to get a pair or trio from them) Also have 5 other Malawi tanks with loads of species of Mbuna, Haps and Peacocks
Corals/Plants: No plants currently in the set-up
Tank Size: 53 gallons
Advice: Just try to keep learning all the time... you'll never know everything!
Description: Malawi Mbuna Tank

Rated #56: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #56: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 Gal Malawi Cichlids Tank:

2 Kenyi
9 Yellow labs
7 Socolofi
9 Red x Red Zebras
9 Red Top Zebras
Username: Sammy
Country: United States
Rank: #56 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Sammy on
Ratings: 5.05
Number of votes: 138
Fish Kept: Kenyi, Yellow Labs, Socolofi, Red x Red Zebras, Red Top Zebras
Corals/Plants: Lava Rock
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Have lots of money! :)
Description: 55 Gal Malawi Cichlids Tank: 2 Kenyi 9 Yellow labs 7 Socolofi 9 Red x Red Zebras 9 Red Top Zebras

Rated #57: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #57: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 60g malawi tank...
filtered by two penguin 350 biowheel filters, and a 660gph under gravel jet system with fine sponge on the intake tube... 
lighting is a home depot light fixture with two phillips 40w bulbs...
one large piece of egg crate cut to accomodate the undergravel jet system...
substrate is target play sand from home depot...
rock background is three tiles of slate made to fit... 
aeration via 48" marineland flexible bubble wand powered by a whisper 100 pump...
heated by a 300w ebo-jager...
Username: gumbii
Country: United States
Rank: #57 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: gumbii on
Ratings: 5.04
Number of votes: 135
Quote: fayt...
About Yourself: this is my one of my 7 tanks... i probably put more thought into this one than all of my other tanks... sorry for the horrible pic... will update soon...
Fish Kept: healthy young colony of Labidochromis caeruleus, a new colony of Labidochromis sp. "Hongi", a couple of OB peacocks for color, and 6 killing fish that are growing out...
Corals/Plants: a thick layer of green and purple algae that the mbuna LOVE to eat... i only get purple algae in this tank... maybe for the high PH... coraline algae maybe...???
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: be carefull with sand... i had to cut the tube so that the main strainer touches the midwater skimmer, then i made the skimmer itself higher by cutting the bent intake tube... also, don't let the sponge for the powerhead be close to the sand... i had to raise it with an elbow...
Description: 60g malawi tank... filtered by two penguin 350 biowheel filters, and a 660gph under gravel jet system with fine sponge on the intake tube... lighting is a home depot light fixture with two phillips 40w bulbs... one large piece of egg crate cut to accomodate the undergravel jet system... substrate is target play sand from home depot... rock background is three tiles of slate made to fit... aeration via 48" marineland flexible bubble wand powered by a whisper 100 pump... heated by a 300w ebo-jager...

Rated #58: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #58: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 90 Gallon Mixed Malawi
Username: shep
Country: United States
Rank: #58 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: shep on
Ratings: 5.04
Number of votes: 142
Fish Kept: 1 (M) Auloncara Sp. Stuartgranti Chipoka 1 (M) Auloncara Sp. Stuartgranti Usisya 1 (M) Aulonocara jacobfreibergi 2 P. Demasonoi 2 P. Acei 2 M. Johanni 3 M. Auratus 2 M. Callainos (Cobalt) 3 L. Caeruleus (Yellow Lab) 2 M. Estherae (Red Zebra) 2 Synodontis Multipunctatus 1 (M) Auloncara bansbaenschi 1 (M) Nimbochromis venustus 8 Labidochromis sp "mbamba",
Corals/Plants: Live Java Fern, Grass
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Have Fun!!!
Description: 90 Gallon Mixed Malawi

Rated #59: 56 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #59: 56 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My new cichlid tank
Username: robjen
Country: United States
Rank: #59 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: robjen on
Ratings: 5.03
Number of votes: 128
Fish Kept: 1 yellow lab 1 rusty cichlid 2 livingstoni 2 red zebra 1 electric blue johanni 1 gibbiceps pleco
Corals/Plants: all fake
Tank Size: 56 gallons
Advice: be patient and use undergravel filter system
Description: My new cichlid tank

Rated #60: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #60: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 75 gallon "fresh" open water tank...
Username: kamryn
Country: United States
Rank: #60 out of 617 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: kamryn on
Ratings: 5.02
Number of votes: 132
Quote: Love your kids..Always..."Family comes first"
About Yourself: I think I am getting addicted to this hobby! I have two tanks set up now and want more! I would like to build a 200+ gallon tank...and also have a custom African tank...
Fish Kept: Tinfoil Barbs, Red Belly Pacu, Tiger Barb, Pleco and the King..Blue Lobster...The tanks owner! :)
Corals/Plants: Both live and fake plants..
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Test your water and do 25% water changes every week...& I mean every week! Buy a Python water changing system, it is a must have item and makes water changes no problem at all...No more buckets!!
Description: 75 gallon "fresh" open water tank...

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