Top 21 - 30 Freshwater Tanks 2009

Rated #21: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #21: 100 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My Malawi Haps / Peacocks All-Male Show Tank
Country: Phillippines
Rank: #21 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Jay Dela Cruz on
Ratings: 5.45
Number of votes: 102
Quote: "keep the faith and drop the fear, don't believe your doubts and never doubt your beliefs, life is wonderful if you know how to live it"
About Yourself: A malawi fish enthusiast from the Philippines!
Fish Kept: Updated stocklist: -Peacocks- AulonocaraBaenschi,YellowRegal,Maylandi,GermanRed,JacobEureka,MamelaLemonjake,Jacob OtterPt,Lwanda,Usisya,Ngara,RedShoulder,Maulana, OB,Firefish -Haps- CopadichromisAzureus,Chrysonotus,Mloto,Venustus, Compressiceps,BlueDolphin,Lithobates,Phenochilus, SpilonotusMaraRocks,TaiwanReef,SuperRedEmpress, FryeriSnowflakes
Corals/Plants: Boulder rocks Silica sand Rock background
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Persistence is the key in achieving a perfect tank!
Description: My Malawi Haps / Peacocks All-Male Show Tank

Rated #22: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #22: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 90 gallon Chiclid tank.
State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #22 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Steven Nieto on
Ratings: 5.43
Number of votes: 100
Fish Kept: African Chiclids.
Corals/Plants: Plastic
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Take your time when setting up a fish tank and make sure you get it the way you want it.
Description: My 90 gallon Chiclid tank.

Rated #23: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #23: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 55 gallon Cichlid tank.
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Rank: #23 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Thomas Halverson on
Ratings: 5.42
Number of votes: 102
Quote: "I was told there'd be no math."
About Yourself: When my girlfriend moved in, she brought along a 10 gallon with a crawdad...when it died, I decided to put some goldfish in the tank. We then we got a 20 gallon, and then the 55 I have now. We also have a 30 gallon with a few Oscars in it, and a 10 gallon 'nursery' tank with 40+ Cichlid fry.
Fish Kept: 2 Electric Blue Johannii Cichlids 1 Electric Yellow Cichlid 3 Jewel Cichlids 3 Red Zebra 25 Blue Kenyi Cichlids (mom and fry) 3 Golden Julie Cichlids 1 Bumblebee Cichlid 1 Powder Blue Socolofi Cichlid 1 Albino Cichlid 2 Small Convicts 1 Pleco >>We also have a 10 gallon with 20 newborn Electric Yellow and 22 newborn Golden Julies.
Corals/Plants: Black Gravel, 3 artificial plants, and a bunch of large rocks collected from a local riverbank,
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Don't eat the yellow snow.
Description: My 55 gallon Cichlid tank.

Rated #24: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #24: 120 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 120G Cichlid tank with custom backdrop.
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #24 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Dewy on
Ratings: 5.39
Number of votes: 102
Fish Kept: All breeds american/african mainly male, no issues 23 fish.
Corals/Plants: Two large back drops made from foam and concreted over with color tint and siliconed to tank. drift wood and plants glued into back drop
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Sit back and enjoy!
Description: 120G Cichlid tank with custom backdrop.

Rated #25: 150 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #25: 150 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 150 gallon freshwater tank with mixture of parrots and cichlids
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #25 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: barthel on
Ratings: 5.39
Number of votes: 136
About Yourself: Well I started with goldfish as most of us do I suppose. From there each tank got a little bigger and more expensive. But I love just kicking back watching fish after work, theres nothing more relaxing..
Fish Kept: 3 parrot cichlids, 10 assorted african cichlids, 2 rosey barbs, 1 catfish for cleaning purposes
Corals/Plants: All Fake plastic plants
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Filtration is the key to happiness. Spend as much money as you can on the filter, so you can spend less time cleaning your tank.
Description: 150 gallon freshwater tank with mixture of parrots and cichlids

Rated #26: 500 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #26: 500 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 500 Litres (1.5 x 0.65 x 0.65 m) African specias only
Country: South Africa
Rank: #26 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Dan (A) L on
Ratings: 5.38
Number of votes: 86
Quote: LOVE LIFE AND NATURE
About Yourself: This is my 2nd tank besides the 220 galon (built in wall) Oscar / Green Terror tank. I'm 30 years into this hobby, a very adictive (and quite expensive) but very much rewarding and relaxing. ADVICE: Before getting into such, the larger the tank - the better. Pleasre read a LOT, get as much advice from the professionals, spend money and buy the adequate equipment (concentrate on the filtration system - especially when deciding to keep Malawis / Tanganyikans), and keep the tank decoration very real to the natural habitat
Fish Kept: Mbunas 12 Cobalt Blue Zebras (4 males – 8 females) 7 Red Top Zebras L.Trewasae (2 males – 4 females) 5 Electric yellow Caeruleus 2 Green Caeruleus 7 Red Zebras (4 females – 3 males) Peacocks – 8 females to 5 males : Aulonacara Saulosi /Aulonocara Koningsi/ Aulonocara Stuartgranti Maleri – orange /Aulonocara Steveni Usisya 6 x C. Borleyi (red fin Kandango) 4 x Frontosa Planning to introduce 6 C.Moori (Blue Dolphins)
Corals/Plants: Substrate - crushed coarse coral Artificial plants
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: Congrats to all fish keepers (especially for those Oscar lovers) - but no matter of what fish we keep / breed or whatever size of tank or goldfish or Betta bowl we have, we must be proud of our love towards these creatures. The most important is to keep the fish happy and healthy. Depending of financial status and the space, try to keep a tank as larger as possible (less maintenance) and KEEP THE TANK AS REAL AS POSSIBLE (avoid any un-necessary items / decorations like plastic toys, corals, skulls, sunken boats, sharp edged rocks, etc) and guarantee that your tank will look better. Try to hide as much as possible the filtration systems, heaters behind large size plants or rocks (volcanic rocks are the best and safe). Good luck and God bless
Description: 500 Litres (1.5 x 0.65 x 0.65 m) African specias only

Rated #27: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #27: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - African Cichlids, 55 Gallon
State: Connecticut
Country: United States
Rank: #27 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Stefan on
Ratings: 5.35
Number of votes: 109
About Yourself: I am new in the aquarium world.
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants: fake plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: patience!
Description: African Cichlids, 55 Gallon

Rated #28: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #28: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Updated Tank Photo, with Eheim 2028 Pro II.
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #28 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Eros on
Ratings: 5.34
Number of votes: 105
Quote: Obsession is a dangerous trait to have in this hobby…
About Yourself: My friend warned me before getting into this hobby! He said it's more addicting than Crack Cocaine! I did not follow his warning... Now Big Al is my new crack dealer!
Fish Kept: Community of Lake Malawi Mbuna's... Mostly Zebras, Yellow Labs, Bumble Bee Cichlids, Red tops Cobalt Blues, Blue Dolphins, Auratus, Johannii and several Red Tops, Kenyi and Albinos...
Corals/Plants: <p>Substrate & Rock:<br /> Texas Holy Rock, Tufa Rock, Lava Rock, Crushed Coral, Large Rock Gravel, and Pseudo Plants.</p> <p> Strategically placed rock that creates cavernous caves and hidden travel corridors. I used Texas Holy rock & Tufa rocks that were placed on layer of large chunks of gravel, then covered with crushed coral. Cichlids love to dig, however the larger gravel supports and prevent an eager cichlid from playing contractor. </p>
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Read Everything! Have patients... Nothing happens overnight! When in doubt Test It!
Description: Updated Tank Photo, with Eheim 2028 Pro II.

Rated #29: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #29: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 70 gallon Cichlid Tank
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Rank: #29 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Jessique on
Ratings: 5.34
Number of votes: 111
About Yourself: started with a 10 gallon tank with guppies, then i got a 60 gallon corner tank with neon tetras, glo fish gave the 10 gallon to my sister and bought the 70 and no i am icthing to get a bigger tank maybe about 125gallon. my family and friends have said that i left my DVD collection to now collect cichlids. because i would buy a lot of DVDS no i spend my money on my fish. lol
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: Lace rock, sand subtrate, fake plants, and some pvc pipe in the sand for some good hiding places.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: i am new to cichlids and everyone enjoys them in my house, i do 70 % water changes two times a month but it is very worth it.
Description: 70 gallon Cichlid Tank

Rated #30: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #30: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 gallon
2 green terrors
severum
convict
senegal bichir
Country: Canada
Rank: #30 out of 522 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2009
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: B THE B on
Ratings: 5.34
Number of votes: 116
Quote: I am the one
About Yourself: graduated and got into the hobby when my uncle had an empty 15 gallon that he loaned to me and 5 months later i upgraded to this monster
Fish Kept: 2 green terrors severum convict senegal bichir
Corals/Plants: all fake, and rocks from all over Canada
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Reasearch
Description: 55 gallon 2 green terrors severum convict senegal bichir

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