Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Tanks 2009

Rated #11: 220 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #11: 220 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 200 gals
Country: Hungary
Rank: #11 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tanganyika lake tank on
Ratings: 5.86
Number of votes: 97
Fish Kept: Tanganyika Lake cichlids
Corals/Plants: Anubias Barteri, Anubias Nana
Tank Size: 220 gallons
Advice: Keep on rollin'
Description: 200 gals

Rated #12: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #12: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Latest setup, added more rocks, stronger powerhead
Country: Canada
Rank: #12 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tyler on
Ratings: 5.84
Number of votes: 98
Fish Kept: Maingano's, Yellow lab's, Orange zebra's, demasoni's, Rusty's, Kenyi's, and a bunch more, around 30 total
Corals/Plants: 2 plastic plants
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Take it slow, don't rush into it!
Description: Latest setup, added more rocks, stronger powerhead

Rated #13: 29 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #13: 29 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - This was my 150 freshwater tank. Dimensions are 48x24x31. Stuffed with chichlids, babies everywhere. 150 lbs of rock and driftwood that I had found myself. A mixture of different chichlid sands. A few fake plants for color. Fluval FX5 canister filter, a 600 gph koralia powerhead for circulation. Two 48" 40w T-8 10K and Actinic for color. 3 x 50w of xenon halogen lighting, gave a nice shimmering effect.
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #13 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Drew on
Ratings: 5.67
Number of votes: 101
Quote: Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
About Yourself: I have been doing freshwater for about 15 years. Just started saltwater last year. I had a 150 gallon FOWLR tank. Want to start a some what affordable reef tank, so I downgraded to a 29.
Fish Kept: 2 Clowns, 1 Blue Yellow Damsil, Chocolate Chip Starfish, Sea Urchin, Blue Leg Hermits, Coral Banded Shrimp, Clam, Featherdusters
Corals/Plants: Approx 50 lbs of Live Rock, 20 lbs of sand, Xenia, Pipe Organ, Various Zoanthides
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Read and ask as many questions as you can. Know your spectrum and water quality perimeters. Your knowledge will grow with experience. Take your time.
Description: This was my 150 freshwater tank. Dimensions are 48x24x31. Stuffed with chichlids, babies everywhere. 150 lbs of rock and driftwood that I had found myself. A mixture of different chichlid sands. A few fake plants for color. Fluval FX5 canister filter, a 600 gph koralia powerhead for circulation. Two 48" 40w T-8 10K and Actinic for color. 3 x 50w of xenon halogen lighting, gave a nice shimmering effect.

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 100 Gal Cichlid Tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Victor on
Ratings: 5.6
Number of votes: 94
About Yourself: Anybody found a 12 step group for fishaholism yet??
Fish Kept: 6x Giant Danios. 2x Frontosa. 2x Electic Yellow. 2x Parrot Hybrids. 2x O.B. Peacock. 2x Sunrise peacock. 2x Maingano. 3x Jewel Cichlid. 1x Electric Blue. 1x Unknown Haplochromis. 1x Regal Peacock. 1x Unknown Peacock. 1x O.B. Fuellborni. 1x Unknown Mbuna. 1x Acei. 1x Gold Head Compressiceps. 1x Severum. 1x Fairy Cichlid. 10x Green Nerite Snails.
Corals/Plants: I big phony plant for now, lots of Vallisneria and java moss to come.
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Slow and easy. Don't cut corners on filtration, shoot for atleast 10x/hr water turnover and dont waste your time with carbon!!! Use most if not all available space for Bio-Media. Nerite snail are the only way to go for algae control, never use algaecides. Feed your fish New Life Spectrum food. And last, but not least cycle tank with fish food not ammonia!
Description: My 100 Gal Cichlid Tank

Rated #15: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #15: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Malawi Lace Tank
State: Connecticut
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Joe Beleznay on
Ratings: 5.56
Number of votes: 130
Quote: do it!
About Yourself: I'm fairly new to keeping African Cichlids. It took me a while to get a nice "stack" with the limited space in a 55g. I've laid eggcrate underneath the sand to give it a more sound structure and to protect from any rock slides, from pesky diggers. I worked really hard on it, so thanks for checking it out!
Fish Kept: 4 Yellow Labs, 4 Demasoni, 3 Acei's, 2 Cobalt Blue Zebras, 1 Red Zebra, 1 Chipokae
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: "Research, Preparation, & Patience!"
Description: Malawi Lace Tank

Rated #16: 80 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #16: 80 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 2nd edition...
Country: Finland
Rank: #16 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Mika Vaha on
Ratings: 5.56
Number of votes: 90
Quote: Anything worth doing ...
About Yourself: Cheap alternative over reef tank ..
Fish Kept: Metriaclima Callainos Bright Blue Copadichromis Borleyi Red Fin Kadango Pseudotropheys demasoni Metriaclima estherae Red Zebra Synodontis Petricola Labidochromis caerul L-060 Hypostomus nematopterus + Brotia pagodula
Corals/Plants: Microsorum pteropus Vallisneria spiralis
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: Hold Your horses ... think before building. Twice. At least. Then - be patient.
Description: 2nd edition...

Rated #17: 70 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #17: 70 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 70 gallon mixed fish w/driftwood and fake plants
Country: Canada
Rank: #17 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: princess on
Ratings: 5.51
Number of votes: 115
Quote: enjoy your hobby
About Yourself: Wanted an aquarium that was nice to look at in my living room but not too much maintenance and after alot of trial and error I'm content with the results. My tropicals are happy and that's all that counts. Comments are welcome.
Fish Kept: green barbs, red wag plattys, bristlenose, cherry barbs, pristilla tetras, cory cats, dwarf neon rainbows, female bettas, black skirt tetras.
Corals/Plants: All silk plants.
Tank Size: 70 gallons
Advice: do tons of reading, weekly water changes and observe your fish before you buy.
Description: 70 gallon mixed fish w/driftwood and fake plants

Rated #18: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #18: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - DIFFERENT LOOK
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: BIGFISH on
Ratings: 5.48
Number of votes: 102
Quote: GOD IS GOOD
About Yourself: ITS A FUN HOBBY
Fish Kept: african cichlids to many to name plus a crab to keep the gravel clean and white but i havent seen him in a while. i think he's food now.
Corals/Plants: fake plants- they kept digging up the grass so i took it out. i was tired of seing it floating in the tank.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME & HAVE FUN YOU CAN NEVER OVER FILTER . THE MORE THE BETTER. WEEKLY WATER CHANGES ARE KEY ALSO. DON'T GET STUCK ON ONE TYPE OF FOOD. FEED THEM DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF FOODS.(pellets, flakes, krill, bloodworms, guppies. ghost shrimp)
Description: DIFFERENT LOOK

Rated #19: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #19: 36 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 36 Gallon Bowfront
6 Pseudotropheus Saulosi
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tim Miller on
Ratings: 5.48
Number of votes: 113
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Corals/Plants: Java Moss
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Get Cycled!! Don't Rush.
Description: 36 Gallon Bowfront 6 Pseudotropheus Saulosi

Rated #20: 85 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #20: 85 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My Lake Malawi Cichlid 4ft Fish Tank. 80kg of marine rock, artificial plants 2 pumps one internal and 1 external, 2x air stones. i bought everything very cheap off ebay and love keeping these amazing cichlids!
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #20 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: steve on
Ratings: 5.45
Number of votes: 113
Quote: .
About Yourself: .
Fish Kept: Mostly lake malawi chiclids, zebras, yellow labs, also have 2 plecs and a Synodontis
Corals/Plants: Fake plants, 80kg of marine rock
Tank Size: 85 gallons
Advice: Regular water changes (weekly) use good food and lookout for unwell fish. Also for new tank setups dont just put fish in until tank has been cycled, mine took 8 weeks for the nitrite to become 0
Description: My Lake Malawi Cichlid 4ft Fish Tank. 80kg of marine rock, artificial plants 2 pumps one internal and 1 external, 2x air stones. i bought everything very cheap off ebay and love keeping these amazing cichlids!

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