Top 10 Freshwater Tanks 2012

Rated #1: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #1: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 90 gal. African Cichlid Tank
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #1 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.78
Number of votes: 107
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants: No plants, yet...
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Don't spend tons at your LFS on things like lighting, check out places like HomeDepot or Lowes, you may be surprised at how much you can save!!
Description: 90 gal. African Cichlid Tank

Rated #2: 29 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #2: 29 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 29gal, I like it, but can't wait to go bigger!
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.67
Number of votes: 116
About Yourself: I had a freshwater tank as a kid that was all cichlids, and my girlfriend got me back into it with this 29 gallon tank as her Christmas gift to me a few years back.
Fish Kept: congos, some left over red eyes, and a clown pleco
Corals/Plants: java fern
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: read everything you can, try something at least once and if it doesn't work try something else, eventually it will all work out. Plan as much as you can!
Description: 29gal, I like it, but can't wait to go bigger!

Rated #3: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #3: 75 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 75 Gallon Cichlid Tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #3 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.65
Number of votes: 112
Fish Kept: Cichlids
Corals/Plants: Artificial - Some plants from craft store to add variety and color
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Filter! Filter! Filter!
Description: 75 Gallon Cichlid Tank

Rated #4: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #4: 50 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - March's Malawi Tank
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #4 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.49
Number of votes: 122
Quote: "Such is Life" - Ned Kelly
About Yourself: Just love fish...
Fish Kept: Red Zebras, Electric Blue, Yellow Tail Acei and Bristlenose Pleco
Corals/Plants: Java Fern and Anubias
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Research, research and more research...
Description: March's Malawi Tank

Rated #5: 58 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #5: 58 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My new Malawi Cichlid Tank with a large corner 3D DIY Cave, Crushed coral base, Lime stone rocks, Drift wood and various plants.
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #5 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.49
Number of votes: 106
Fish Kept: I have recently changed my setup from tropical fish to a variety malawi cichlids.
Corals/Plants: Trying out various plants to see which are best with cichlids.
Tank Size: 58 gallons
Advice: Be creative and give the fish an interesting environment to live in.
Description: My new Malawi Cichlid Tank with a large corner 3D DIY Cave, Crushed coral base, Lime stone rocks, Drift wood and various plants.

Rated #6: 170 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #6: 170 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Malawi setup
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #6 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.49
Number of votes: 100
About Yourself: I'am proffesional 3d background designer and builder. I keep african cichlid for 25 years and still have more to learning to keep fish in best possible condition.
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: Anubias
Tank Size: 170 gallons
Advice: Any information is available on google serach
Description: Malawi setup

Rated #7: 93 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #7: 93 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - updated pic of tank
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #7 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.41
Number of votes: 111
Quote: water change and siphon
About Yourself: i had a few fish tanks when growing up, but i was a teenager then and did what teenagers do. i'm 41 now settled down with family and the little boy loves them.
Fish Kept: 2 silver barbs 5 inches, 2 silver dollars around same size 1red tail shark 5 inches , 1 plec (percy) 8 inches, neon tetra, zebra tetras, red eye tetra, 1 silve shark 6 inches, 1 large angel fish, 3 loaches and about 6 others. all get on well.
Corals/Plants: plastic plants and i also have scottish cobbles from the garden centre, a snip at 6 quid a bag compared to local acquatics store. Ps if anyone could give me a plan on how to have real plants that grow without fish eating them etc pls let me know. Ive read a bit but not been successful
Tank Size: 93 gallons
Advice: i am fairly new to hobby(about 2 years). water changes every week 20 - 25% important. get as much advice as you can (but dont believe everything), buuild on experience. Also fish: do research but not all fish which are aggressive are. they are like humans some are some are not, if you know what i mean.
Description: updated pic of tank

Rated #8: 240 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #8: 240 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Sorry for the bad pic, aquarium made by tru view stand custom made by seahorse aquarium in Portland, Oregon I made the hood myself, I love the driftwood look so I have alot of driftwood, got the sand from an aquarium shop that was going out of business,( about 250-300 lbs of sand)
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #8 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.39
Number of votes: 109
About Yourself: Started with a 10 gallon about 6 years ago wanted bigger so went with the 240
Fish Kept: 1 red belly Pacu, 4 Oscars, 1 frantosa, 2 jaguar chiclids, 1 kissing grami, 1 Pike, 2 plecos, 2 talapia, 2 leperonis, 1 african cichlid, 1 datnoid
Corals/Plants: Fake plants, Bob the pacu eats plants
Tank Size: 240 gallons
Advice: Take it slow, don't rush, let it cycle, you will have alot of money if you take it slow.
Description: Sorry for the bad pic, aquarium made by tru view stand custom made by seahorse aquarium in Portland, Oregon I made the hood myself, I love the driftwood look so I have alot of driftwood, got the sand from an aquarium shop that was going out of business,( about 250-300 lbs of sand)

Rated #9: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #9: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Full Aquarium Setup
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.38
Number of votes: 111
About Yourself: US Native Fish are unique and great to keep in the home aquarium. Please visit the North American Native Fishes Association @ www.nanfa.org.
Fish Kept: Multiple species of US Native stream fish: Darters, Shiners, Madtoms, and others. I have roughly 75 fish in the tank
Corals/Plants: Every rock in the tank was specially picked and unique in it's own way. From iron banded sandstone to Quartz Geodes, there is a great array of rocks in this tank. I hand selected all these rocks based on their unique qualities.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: visit the North American Native Fishes association @ www.nanfa.org
Description: Full Aquarium Setup

Rated #10: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #10: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Lake Malawi Mbuna Reef Tank
90 Gal
48"x18"x24"
Hard Water with salt buffer
200lbs of various real rock
aragonite, crushed coral and live sand mix
1 flourescent tube
3 LED light bubblers
1 bubble snake
Rena Digital Heater
XP3 canister filter
LED Day/Moon light 
Deep Water airpump
Day/Night Timer

Residents

Red Zebra
Yellow Zebra
Yellow Lab
Red Top Kimpuna
Yellow Tail Acei
Kenyi
Afra Cobue
Albino Socolofi
Mixed Blue
Kimpuna/Yellow Lab mix
Yellow Zebra/Red Zebra Mix
Elec Blue Hap Male
Sturtigranti Peacock Female
Black Zebra Convict
Pink Convict
Albino Chinese Algae Eater
Sail FIn Pleco
Bristlenose Pleco
Weather loach
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #10 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.38
Number of votes: 120
About Yourself: new to the breed but have had tanks for many years
Fish Kept: Red Zebra Yellow Zebra Yellow Lab Red Top Kimpuna Yellow Tail Acei Kenyi Afra Cobue Albino Socolofi Mixed Blue Kimpuna/Yellow Lab mix Yellow Zebra/Red Zebra Mix Elec Blue Hap Male Sturtigranti Peacock Female Black Zebra Convict Pink Convict Albino Chinese Algae Eater Sail FIn Pleco Bristlenose Pleco Weather loach
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Plan out exactly what you like before you buy. Don't be afraid to change things around every once in a while.
Description: Lake Malawi Mbuna Reef Tank 90 Gal 48"x18"x24" Hard Water with salt buffer 200lbs of various real rock aragonite, crushed coral and live sand mix 1 flourescent tube 3 LED light bubblers 1 bubble snake Rena Digital Heater XP3 canister filter LED Day/Moon light Deep Water airpump Day/Night Timer Residents Red Zebra Yellow Zebra Yellow Lab Red Top Kimpuna Yellow Tail Acei Kenyi Afra Cobue Albino Socolofi Mixed Blue Kimpuna/Yellow Lab mix Yellow Zebra/Red Zebra Mix Elec Blue Hap Male Sturtigranti Peacock Female Black Zebra Convict Pink Convict Albino Chinese Algae Eater Sail FIn Pleco Bristlenose Pleco Weather loach
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