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Rated #31: extraordinarytat

State: Michigan
Country: United States
Rank: #31 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 08/08/2009
Ratings: 6.09
Number of votes: 103
Quote: A HAPPY TANK WILL MAKE A HAPPY HOME !
About Yourself: I have 7 tanks set up all around the house. 135gal, 55gal, two 29gal, 20gal, and two 10gal. I use the smaller tanks for breeding. I myself would rather set and watch my fish than watch tv.
Fish Kept: All afican cichlids. livinstonii, rostratus, venustus, (electric yellow,blue), lombardoi, powder blues, (cobalt, pearl, Red,ice blue redtop zebras) orange blossom peacocks and many many more.
Corals/Plants Kept: Can't keep live plants with these guys do to the fact that live plants are in half of their diets. They will eat them. So I have been forced to use plastic plants.
Tank Size: 135
Advice: It is best to know everything there is to know about the fish before you buy it. Eating habit and its natural environment. Also water condition.
Description: My 135gal baby

Rated #32: Renders83

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #32 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/30/2018
Ratings: 6.09
Number of votes: 81
Fish Kept: Blue Diamond Discus
Corals/Plants Kept: Amazon swords
Tank Size: 210
Advice: Fresh clean water
Description: New 7ft tank

Rated #33: xavierfishman

State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #33 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/13/2010
Ratings: 6.08
Number of votes: 95
Quote: Fish keeping is damn addictive!
About Yourself: Young business major trying to find my dream job. Got into the hobby about 3 years ago in college with a little 5 gallon. I now have a 75 gallon and a 20 gallon long. And I love cichlids!
Fish Kept: Blue Acara breeding pair Firemouth Meeki Breeding Pair. And now a bunch of babies. Rainbow cichlids BN Plecos Tiger barbs Julli (trilineatus) Cories
Corals/Plants Kept: Java moss
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Read up on fish species before adding to your tank. Make sure they are compatable. And study the fish at the LFS. If they don't look healthy dont buy them!
Description: 75 Gallon American Cichlid Tank 2 Blue Acara 1 Green Sev 9 Firemouth Meekis (growing out) 8 Tiger Barbs 2 BN plecos 3 julli (trilineatus) cories

Rated #34: shanky

State: None/Other
Country: Australia
Rank: #34 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/01/2014
Ratings: 6.07
Number of votes: 178
About Yourself: passionate animal lover. owned everything but fish up until a year ago. started with a goldfish pond, then into freshwater and now a marine.
Fish Kept: Bristle-nose Catfish, True Rummynose Tetra, Marble Angel Fish, Black Ghost Knifefish, Ghost Glass Cat, Bolivian Ram, Black Widow Tetra, Rainbow Shark
Corals/Plants Kept: no plants. just lots of driftwood and large river rocks.
Tank Size: 40
Advice: be patient and research before you start, use good quality products and regularly clean your gravel. your filter is your friend. use as much medium as you can but Nitra-zorb is the best thing ive ever used. my water is always crystal clear since using this. bristlenose will combat any algae problem naturally. trust them! hihly recommend blue planet filters
Description: 150ltr blue planet 'hardscape' tank

Rated #35: cscott1

State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #35 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/21/2017
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 82
Fish Kept: Red Zebra Cichlid, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Ice Blue Red Top Zebra, Maingano Cichlid, Bumblebee Cichlid, Kenyi Cichlid, Snow White Socolofi, Featherfin Catfish, Common Pleco, Bushy Nose Pleco L-144
Corals/Plants Kept: no plants
Tank Size: 55
Advice: do frequent water changes
Description: African Cichlid (mbuna tank)

Rated #36: DennisP

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand
Rank: #36 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 11/02/2010
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 183
Quote: Bitch be trippin balls. http://static.vgcats.com/comics/images/080324.jpg
About Yourself: 17 yr old from newzealand
Fish Kept: Black ghost knives, Discus, Blue Acara, Firemouths, Sparkling gourami, Various Pleco, tetra, and more.
Corals/Plants Kept: vallisneria nana Anubias Nana Java fern Xmas moss some crypt HairGrass Stargrass H. polysperma Congo fern Tiger Lotus Sword plants Rotala and more
Tank Size: 55
Advice: .
Description: My South American themeed Cichlid tank I have: 3 blue acara 2 Firemouth (pair) 2 Black Ghost Knifefish 1 Royal L190 Panaque

Rated #37: cichlidmania1020

State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #37 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/12/2016
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 155
Quote: This is the last tank I'll ever have. Until the next one.
Fish Kept: Frontosa Cichlid, Various peacocks, Electric Yellow Mbuna Cichlid, Yellow Lab Cichlid, Blue Johanni, Albino Socolofii, Acei Cichlid, Bumblebee Cichlid, Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Auratus Cichlid, Texas Cichlid, Green Terror, Kenyi Cichlid, Pseudotropheus Elongatus Cichlid, Compressiceps Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Venastus Cichlid, Julidochromis Regani Cichlid
Corals/Plants Kept: Crushed coral substrate. Artificial plants.
Tank Size: 150
Advice: After 20 years of doing this, I've learned that if you ask 100 people what the best way of doing something is (filtration, lighting, water chemistry, ect) you'll get 100 different answers...and they might all be correct Plan your project before you start, have a vision for your tank and be patient. The final product might take months to achieve. Mistakes can be expensive, but don't give up. Read, read, and read about the fish you want to keep and their natural biotope. Cichlid tanks can, and probably should, be "over-populated" to dilute their natural aggression. Everyone gets chased equally. IMHO, frequent water changes, particularly in a large aquarium, are overrated once a clean tank is established. I only add water to top off the tank, and rarely do significant water changes. My water chemistry stays stable with no detectable nitrates and my fish are breeding. Filtration is the key, but whether you use biologic, chemical, mechanical, or whatever combination thereof does not matter as long as you have enough flow to maintain a stable system. Algae in an aquarium is an inevitability. Algae control is the name of the game. Get it to grow where you want, ie out of site, and not where you don't. Nerite snails are the best (even if you have a live planted tank--they don't eat anything but algae). In my tank, I allow a constant algae bloom in my refugium. My LED up top is excellent for fish viewing, but not so much that it fuels algae growth in my deeper tank.
Description: Mixed African cichlid tank

Rated #38: asad5150

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #38 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 10/06/2011
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 104
Fish Kept: kingseizi, blue zaire frontosa, red empress, sp44,demosoni's
Corals/Plants Kept: i have a plant ornament which also has rocks on the bottom this makes the tank look natural
Tank Size: 50
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 #39: bennyphan

State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #39 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 03/09/2010
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 110
About Yourself: Check out my Semi DIY "Installing a Fish Tank Into a Wall" http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y186/bennyphan/Fish%20Tank%20Project/
Fish Kept: Metriaclima Callainos "Blue Colbalt Zebra", Pseudotropheus sp. Demasoni Demasoni, Labidochromis Caeruleus Electric Yellow (2), Metriaclima Estherae "Orange Blotch Zebra", Metriaclima estherae"Red Zebra", Pseudotropheus socolofi "Albino Snow White", Aulonocara Stuartgranti Ngara Flametail (Mdoka Yellow), Albino Strawberry Peacock, Sunshine Peacock, Rubescens Peacock (Male & Female), Red Empress HAP, Synodontis Multipunctatus "Spotted Catfish", Sucker Fish.
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic Plants, I don't do real Plants
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Do your Research, Take Your Time and Enjoy!
Description: Side Angle For New Setup 3.09.10

Rated #40: chalky76

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #40 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/24/2014
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 237
About Yourself: Been keeping exotics for many years. Have Koi, parrots and snakes.
Fish Kept: Red Bellied Piranha
Corals/Plants Kept: NA
Tank Size: 160
Advice: Get the species you really want
Description: My main tank