Top 61 - 70 Freshwater Tanks 2012

Rated #61: 13 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #61: 13 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 13 gallon bowfront
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #61 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.6
Number of votes: 102
Fish Kept: bolivian ram, fancy guppy, cardinal tetras, dwarf neon rainbows, white cloud mountain minnows
Corals/Plants: variety including hygros, water sprite
Tank Size: 13 gallons
Advice: enjoy and keep your tank clean
Description: 13 gallon bowfront

Rated #62: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #62: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - new setup for my 55 gallon. lots of river rock with a large piece of driftwood in the background for decor.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #62 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.59
Number of votes: 112
About Yourself: One of my friends from school showed us his tank and it caught on like wildfire. Great hobby and easy especially for a college student like myself.
Fish Kept: 6 Cichlids, 2 Plecos
Corals/Plants: Just fake plants from the pet store
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: If you plan on using any rocks or pieces of wood you find, I suggest taking every step possible in cleaning them. I power washed both the rock and wood, soaked the wood in a vinegar/water solution overnight and re-power washed them. I soaked the wood in a bleach/water solution, then power washed again and boiled for increments of 15 minutes until the water was clear. Definitely worth it.
Description: new setup for my 55 gallon. lots of river rock with a large piece of driftwood in the background for decor.

Rated #63: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #63: 90 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Budget £500 aquarium
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #63 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.58
Number of votes: 122
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: Budget £500 aquarium

Rated #64: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #64: 60 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Our tank, with fish... there is our flowerhorn, a catfish, some butterfly fish, and some chiclid rams :) and a pleco!
State:None/Other
Country:Quatar
Rank: #64 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.58
Number of votes: 117
Quote: "Light travels faster than sound, that's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"
About Yourself: I'm and avid fish-goer. I took up this art (because it's not just a hobby) years ago to actually learn the feeding habits of various types of fish. Why? I love to fish, and seeing how fish are and how they eat, helped me with figuring out just how to refine my sport fishing. Also, there is nothing better than coming home and feeling the peace and tranquility of being able to watch the our personal National Geographic at home. We have seven tanks, each built out with separate habitas, everything from African set ups, amazon set ups, river and tropics. I try to get fish that are unique and rarely find in home aquariums. I love having friends over who feel as if they should have paid an entrance fee just to see the exhibits we have set up. Lastly, although a very expensive habit, it's something I can do at home and save from having to go out and look for fun!
Fish Kept: In this tank we have our flowerhorn, a catfish, two butterfly fish, and some chiclid rams, there is a pleco who's grown quite a bit, and a few barbs that hang around the base of the drift wood. This tank represents, peace and tranquility! :) And luck of course.
Corals/Plants: Had this one full of live plants before, but they were quickly turned into lunch for the tank inhabitants.
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Take it slow! - Or sometimes be willing to take losses. And definately do your homework to ensure you are capable of supporting your fish and it's needs.
Description: Our tank, with fish... there is our flowerhorn, a catfish, some butterfly fish, and some chiclid rams :) and a pleco!

Rated #65: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #65: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - About three weeks into the free 55 gal tank we got from a neighbor.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #65 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.58
Number of votes: 111
About Yourself: As a military family we moved a lot and I promised we would get a tank when we finally stopped. We're about three weeks in and it's been a lot of fun so far.
Fish Kept: Gourami, Neon, Black Neon, Black Skirt, Emperor, Glowlight, and Pristella Tetras, Rainbow Shark, Giant Danios, and Guppies as well as Ghost and Algae Eating Shrimp.
Corals/Plants: All fake so far, trying to keep it relatively simple initially.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Talk to experienced hobbyists and your local pet store fish experts and read/research books and on-line. This website and Drs. Foster and Smith came recommended to us and are very helpful.
Description: About three weeks into the free 55 gal tank we got from a neighbor.

Rated #66: 20 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #66: 20 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My tank with Golden Wonder lurking
at the top.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #66 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.57
Number of votes: 115
Quote: "By Any Means Necessary!"
Fish Kept: Golden Wonder, Odessa Barb, Tiger Barb, Black Skirt Tetra, Albino Cory, and Peppered Cory
Corals/Plants: N/A
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Do your homework, use your own GOOD judgement and reasoning, hang tuff, and wait for the "payoff".
Description: My tank with Golden Wonder lurking at the top.

Rated #67: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #67: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My Blackwater Aquarium
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #67 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.57
Number of votes: 116
Quote: theres more to fish than meets the eye.
About Yourself: I first began fishtanking when I was a little kid with a mere 5 gallon tank full of goldfish I won at a carnival. Ever since I've just always loved watching fish and owning fish. I love designing the landscape for the fish to explore. I just recently converted my 25 into a 55 Gallon tank, and only a few days ago made it into a black water environment. My favorite fish would have to be my black ghost knife which I have watched grow from a few inches to almost 9 now. I take great pride in my tank.
Fish Kept: Black Ghost Knife Peacock Eel Albino Polypterus Plesoctemus Geophagus Weather Loach Red Finned Shark 2 Angelfish 2 Gourami
Corals/Plants: All fake, live plants cannot live in blackwater.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: DO NOT BUY CHEAP FISH OR FISH FROM PETSMART. DO NOT OVERCROWD OR OVERFEED.
Description: My Blackwater Aquarium

Rated #68: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #68: 125 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 125Gal African Cichlid Tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #68 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.57
Number of votes: 120
Quote: One day I want a fish tank big enough I can swim in.
About Yourself: I started out buying a 20 gal goldfish tank for my daughter and became obsessed. I rescued what I though was a pleco from a horrible fish store who actually turned out to be a lace catfish(now named Igor)and bought my first 75 gal for him to fit in. I bought my first "cichlid" a Jurupari named "Geo" soon after and I was hooked. The goldfish are now in a pond we built in the back yard and we now have 3 fish tanks.
Fish Kept: Trewavasae,African Kenyi,Venustus,Golden Pink Peacock,Red Jewel,Red Pecock,Acei,Electric Blue Cichlid,Electric Blue Johannii,Festivum,Bumblebee Cichlid,Salvini Cichlid,OB Zebra,Obliquidens,Red Zebra,Borleyi,Coptodon Bythobate,Blue Zebra, Jurupari Geophagus,Lace Catfish,Common Pleco
Corals/Plants: None.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Never overstock your fish tank. Always research a fish before purchasing it to know what you are getting into. Find a local small fish store and purchase your fish from them, dont shop big chains.
Description: 125Gal African Cichlid Tank

Rated #69: 6 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #69: 6 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Fluval edge After Led Mod
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #69 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.54
Number of votes: 111
Fish Kept: Cardinals, Bolivian ramm, Ottos,
Corals/Plants: Various, plan is to cover whole fore ground with baby tears, Co2 system on the way...
Tank Size: 6 gallons
Advice: Fluval edge great looking tank, Stock lighting just wasn't enough, too dim
Description: Fluval edge After Led Mod

Rated #70: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #70: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 55 gal Malawi
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #70 out of 301 Freshwater Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 4.54
Number of votes: 121
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichlid
Corals/Plants: Fake Plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Read lots
Description: 55 gal Malawi

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