Top 10 Freshwater Tanks 2011

Rated #1: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #1: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night.

On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Ratings: 7
Number of votes: 162
About Yourself: I will be brutally honest, I never wanted fish. I am a reptile man at heart. I would go into the pet store to get supplies and rodents and I would see how my kids were FASCINATED by the fish in the tanks. I would have never did a fish tank in my life if it wasnt for my 2 year old daughter looking into a fishtank and saying OOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWOW! I knew then that a fishtank might be very beneficial for my children and my stress relief
Fish Kept: Platys, guppies, swordtails, corys, asst plecos, raphael cats, Del Rio's, neon tetras, siamese algae eaters and bloodfin teras
Corals/Plants: Anubias and amazon swords and java ferns
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Seek and ye shall find. Ebay can be your best friend and the pet shop your worst enemy. Buy smart, buy in bulk and read seller feedback.
Description: I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night. On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.

Rated #2: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #2: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Malawi Cliff setup
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #2 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.91
Number of votes: 138
About Yourself: I just start run hobby "business" with 3D background and modules for many aquarists enquiries. My occupation is mechanic music instruments.
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: Anubias barteri
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Dont mix fish from habitats with diferent water. Avoid overfeeding. Keep regularly water changing. .......
Description: Malawi Cliff setup

Rated #3: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #3: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 6x2x2, 180 gal
Country: Australia
Rank: #3 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.42
Number of votes: 107
About Yourself: I've been playing around with tanks and fish for many years. Simply love it. It's the best hobby. I don't eat fish.
Fish Kept: Loads of different sized African cichlids.
Corals/Plants: All fake.
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Fish keeping (fish care) has more to do with vacuuming and doing water changes than anything else. You're sustaining a life support system and dealing with 'hazardous waste' at the same time. You know it's time to upgrade when your confident you have the time and motivation to handle cleaning a bigger tank.
Description: 6x2x2, 180 gal

Rated #4: 300 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #4: 300 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 1200L(300Gal) tank with 90 african cichlids.
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #4 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.39
Number of votes: 109
Tank Size: 300 gallons
Description: 1200L(300Gal) tank with 90 african cichlids.

Rated #5: 250 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #5: 250 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 800L Malawi Mbuna setup
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #5 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.22
Number of votes: 99
Quote: Mind how you go...
About Yourself: Have been keeping Malawi's for the past 8 years. Have a general tropical tank to keep the misses happy, because she thinks i'm nuts about cichlids.
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus Crabro Pseudotropheus Msobo Deep Maylandia sp "membe deep" (Amazing fish) Iodotropheus sprengerae Labeodotropheus trewavasae Labidochromis Caeruleus P. Afra Red Top (Mr Dominant) P. Elongatus Mpanga M. Hajomaylandi Melanochromis chipokae Pseudotropheus demasoni Placidochromis mliomo Tropheus 'Ikola' Metriaclima callainos Metriaclima zebra long pelvic mdoka Pseudotropheus perspicax (orange cap) Aulonocara stuartgranti mauling (This fish is a stunner) Aulonocara lwanda Nimbochromis fusco (watch this bad boy)
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 250 gallons
Advice: Regular water changes and install a UV filter.
Description: 800L Malawi Mbuna setup

Rated #6: 245 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #6: 245 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - cichlid tank!
Country: Australia
Rank: #6 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.14
Number of votes: 110
Quote: i smoke crack joe rogan
Fish Kept: African Cichlids mainly, frontosa , peacocks , servrum , have some big silver sharks in there as well as lots of catfish and loaches.
Corals/Plants: plants are fake, but the wood is real
Tank Size: 245 gallons
Advice: dont mess with your water constantly. i found the more i meddled generally the worse i made it. (water changes excluded of course)
Description: cichlid tank!

Rated #7: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #7: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - my juwel rio180 malawi cichlid tank setup
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #7 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.02
Number of votes: 105
Fish Kept: kingseizi, blue zaire frontosa, red empress, sp44,demosoni's
Corals/Plants: i have a plant ornament which also has rocks on the bottom this makes the tank look natural
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: if u want to keep fishes then u will have to take good care of them meaning u will have to do water chnages, feed them,test the water. also you need to make it look natural and u need to make the water quality look natural thats when your fishes will like your tank
Description: my juwel rio180 malawi cichlid tank setup

Rated #8: 209 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #8: 209 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - new cichlid setup with live plants
Country: Pakistan
Rank: #8 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.01
Number of votes: 97
Quote: .
About Yourself: new guy
Fish Kept: African cichlid's from lake lake Tanganyika and Malawi. 2Tropehis Moori, 2 Tropehis dubosi, 2 Tropheous kipili, 1 Electric yellow,1 malawi Eyebiter, 2 Demasoni, 1 Giraffe Hap, 3 Frontosa, 2 Auratus, 2 Kribenses, 8 Various Peacock.
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 209 gallons
Description: new cichlid setup with live plants

Rated #9: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #9: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Our Front Room Malawi Aquarium
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #9 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.97
Number of votes: 104
Quote: the world is your lobster (Arthur Daley)
About Yourself: I run this tank with my dad and we fall out about who makes it look the best! so we have both posted pics of our set up on here and then we can let you all decide which looks best.
Fish Kept: Around 30 mixed malawi, plus a few clown loaches and catfish to keep on top of all the fry.
Corals/Plants: Few Plastic plants and 75 kilos of ocean rock and 20 kilos of coral sand
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Dont listen to most of the advice you get in the stores as most are just tring to get your money! Providing you keep on top of water changes and vacuming debris there is no need to constantly be adding chemicals and changing expensive filter media. I run 2 filters and and clean 1 every 2 weeks so they each get a clean every 4 weeks but i always change about 30% of the water each week. A good tip is to not to throw away carbon after it has been used but dry it in a low oven overnight then it can be reused time and time again. This all seems to work for my tank and i always have clear non smelling water and have had no disease yet and very rarely lose a fish.
Description: Our Front Room Malawi Aquarium

Rated #10: 80 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #10: 80 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Just finished setting up my rift tank and would like to share with the world! Ive been addicted to cichlids and have been caring for them for about 5 years now.
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 107
Fish Kept: Frontosas, Salousi's, Yellowtop Mbambas, Aceis, Assorted Peacocks
Corals/Plants: Ferns and Wisterias
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: Ask :)
Description: Just finished setting up my rift tank and would like to share with the world! Ive been addicted to cichlids and have been caring for them for about 5 years now.
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