Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Tanks 2011

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Our Front Room Malawi Aquarium
Username: ryan dashfield
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #11 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: ryan dashfield on
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 105
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 #12: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #12: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - african cichlid family
Username: larry
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: larry on
Ratings: 5.89
Number of votes: 100
About Yourself: Started with a 1.5 gallon beta tank. went to a 10 gall then a 20 then a 29 then a 55. I'm stopping here for a while. Big fan of fish keeping. Hope to get a Frontosa tank soon as well as a general tropical tank.
Fish Kept: Mbuna, Peacocks, Haps, and some victorian.
Corals/Plants: Plants are fake. Rocks of from a local river in South Carolina
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Take your time and enjoy it..
Description: african cichlid family

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish Tank - My 3d freshwater Tank
Username: smokingdragon
Country: Phillippines
Rank: #13 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: smokingdragon on
Ratings: 5.87
Number of votes: 101
Quote: Anything is possible as long as you have passion in your life.
About Yourself:
Fish Kept: In this tank Arowana, Cichlids, Clownloach and pleco.
Corals/Plants: All artificial
Advice: Dont trust anyone. Its a hobby.
Description: My 3d freshwater Tank

Rated #14: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #14: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 125g African Cichlid (and some others)
Username: Daniel DeWitt
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Daniel DeWitt on
Ratings: 5.87
Number of votes: 98
Quote: Don't believe everything people tell you, even if they are knowledgeable, take everything with a grain of salt.
About Yourself: I am a 17 year old student who got into this hobby because my dad had a 55 gal for years, and growing up i loved it. After digging through the basement four years ago I found it, set it up and put some sunnies i got from a lake in it, and have been expanding ever since. Before i got my tank i spent at least four or five hours a night for a month researching, and it paid off. Currently have a 125 gallon, a 75 gallon, 2- 55 gallons, a 30 gallon, a 15 gallon, a 10 gallon, and a 5.5 gallon.
Fish Kept: 3-electric yellows 4-red top zebras 2-johannis 2-socolofis 2-red/blue peacocks 2-ob peacocks 1-strawberry 2-venustus 2-frontosas 2-kenyi 1-albino red zebra 2-electric blue 1-elongated mbuna 1-rusty mbuna 1-red zebra 1-Unknown 3-clown loaches 3-Red finned blue botias 3-Tiger botias 4-African catfish 1-regular pleco 1-spotted royal pleco 1-royal pleco 1-green phantom pleco 1-Blue phantom pleco 1-leopard pleco 1-chocolate chip pleco 1-snowball pleco 1-yellow pleco 1-gold nugget pleco 1-widemouth pleco 1-sultan pleco
Corals/Plants: Non-living coral as decorations as well as barnacles, and shells All plastic plants
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Start small, don't go big and lose it all due to inexperience.
Description: My 125g African Cichlid (and some others)

Rated #15: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #15: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 55 gal cichlid tank w/Lake Malawi cichlids...white sand...2 underwater lights...green and red.  Lace Rock. Using a fluval 305 canister filter. An overhead dual coral life aquarium lite w/one blue bulb and one white bulb.
Username: Kurt
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Kurt on
Ratings: 5.84
Number of votes: 110
Fish Kept: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Corals/Plants: No plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: patience
Description: My 55 gal cichlid tank w/Lake Malawi cichlids...white sand...2 underwater lights...green and red. Lace Rock. Using a fluval 305 canister filter. An overhead dual coral life aquarium lite w/one blue bulb and one white bulb.

Rated #16: 350 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #16: 350 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 350 gallon South American
Username: Nick
Country: United States
Rank: #16 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Nick on
Ratings: 5.81
Number of votes: 106
About Yourself: I enjoy predatory fish keeping, muscle cars, and trying to stay healthy.
Fish Kept: All types of peacock bass from the very common to the very rare. Large native fish including largemouth bass and others. Several various predatory catfish. All kinds of South American and Central American cichlids...to name a few.
Corals/Plants: None worth mention.
Tank Size: 350 gallons
Advice: Learn the nitrogen cycle!
Description: 350 gallon South American

Rated #17: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #17: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 125 Gallon Mbuna Tank
Username: John
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: John on
Ratings: 5.73
Number of votes: 108
Fish Kept: I will be getting more species very soon, but at the moment, I have 9 Mainganos, and 1 Yellow Lab. I had 8 more Labs when I first stocked the tank, but they died.
Corals/Plants: Lace Rock and Texas Holey. Fake grass.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: My water got soooo much clearer when I bought the Eheim canister. I used to have 3 Emperors, which gave the water plenty of flow. Filter Floss is also great for polishing your water, as I use them in the gray inserts of the Emperors. Really makes a big difference in clarity.
Description: 125 Gallon Mbuna Tank

Rated #18: 30 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #18: 30 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My tank after 3 yrs
Username: Jordan
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Jordan on
Ratings: 5.68
Number of votes: 101
Quote: Go big or go home
About Yourself: Just trying to make it
Fish Kept: Cichlids
Corals/Plants: non
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Have none atm
Description: My tank after 3 yrs

Rated #19: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #19: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 Gallon Chiclid Tank
Username: Chris
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 5.66
Number of votes: 93
Quote: "Its not the destination, its the journey!"
About Yourself: LINY
Fish Kept: Chiclids - 6 born in tank, 2 yellow, 1 convict, 1 frontosa, 1 tinfoil barb 10 years old, 1 pleco,
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Check your PH
Description: 55 Gallon Chiclid Tank

Rated #20: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #20: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - New 55gal. setup.  My daughter and I designed this — we call it the "Hometree"
Username: Zach
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 329 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Zach on
Ratings: 5.64
Number of votes: 119
Corals/Plants: Artificial
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Have a vision in mind before you begin, map out the look you are going for, the fish you'll want and consider any special living requirements they will require. Be patient, make sure it is exactly what you were hoping for and most of all have fun!
Description: New 55gal. setup. My daughter and I designed this — we call it the "Hometree"

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