Top 41 - 50 Freshwater Tanks All Time

Rated #41: 72 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #41: 72 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - This in my 72-gallon bow-front Lake Malawi African Cichlid aquarium. Re-planed every few months to offset what they eat and what can't survive the high pH. It's been up and running for about 2.5 years. Kept as a hobby. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day!
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Rank: #41 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Kyle Fitzgerald on
Ratings: 6.08
Number of votes: 74
Fish Kept: Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid, Yellow Peacock Cichlid, Maingano Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Red Peacock Cichlid, Fuelleborni Cichlid, Marmalade, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Kenyi Cichlid, Orange Blossom, Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid, Sailfin Pleco (L-83)
Corals/Plants: Balansae Plant, Amazon Sword Plant, Java Fern, and mixed Anubias.
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Have PATIENCE! Listen to the advice and wisdom freely provided by other amateur hobbyists and experts alike. Remember they are living creatures and treat them with the respect and hospitality they deserve.
Description: This in my 72-gallon bow-front Lake Malawi African Cichlid aquarium. Re-planed every few months to offset what they eat and what can't survive the high pH. It's been up and running for about 2.5 years. Kept as a hobby. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day!

Rated #42: 160 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #42: 160 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My main tank
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #42 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: chalky76 on
Ratings: 6.07
Number of votes: 241
About Yourself: Been keeping exotics for many years. Have Koi, parrots and snakes.
Fish Kept: Red Bellied Piranha
Corals/Plants: NA
Tank Size: 160 gallons
Advice: Get the species you really want
Description: My main tank

Rated #43: 209 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #43: 209 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - ...
Country: Pakistan
Rank: #43 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Khan on
Ratings: 6.07
Number of votes: 104
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: ...

Rated #44: 63 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #44: 63 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My Mbuna Tank
Country: Spain
Rank: #44 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Victor on
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 142
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichlids (Mbuna)
Corals/Plants: Anubia Barteri Nana + Microsorium Pteropus
Tank Size: 63 gallons
Advice: So the most important is a good filtration, not too much feed , and want your fishes .
Description: My Mbuna Tank

Rated #45: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #45: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My South American themeed Cichlid tank
I have:
3 blue acara
2 Firemouth (pair)
2 Black Ghost Knifefish
1 Royal L190 Panaque
Country: New Zealand
Rank: #45 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Dennis on
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 184
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: 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 gallons
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 #46: 135 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #46: 135 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - My 135gal baby
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Rank: #46 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Ray Turner on
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 104
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: 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 gallons
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 #47: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #47: 180 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - 180g Mbuna Aquarium
Country: Australia
Rank: #47 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Chrystal on
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 155
Quote: If its not broken, don't fix it!
About Yourself: I'm a fish addict - I need help! LOL =D
Fish Kept: Mbuna in 1 tank. Haps/Peacocks in another: 8 x Melanochromis Maingano 10 x Pseudotropheus estherae (red zebra) 7 x Labidochromis Caeruleus 4 x Pseudotropheus Saulosi 3 x Cynotilapia pulpican 4 x Cynotilapia Afra Cobue 6 x Maylandia Callainos (blue cobalt) 6 x Pseudotropheus Acei (yellow tail) 6 x Maylandia Lombardoi 8 x Metriaclima greshakei 7 x Labidochromis sp. "Hongi" 3x Sc Fryeri Electric Blue 2x Copadochromis Borleyi Red Fin Kadanga 2x Otopharynx Tetraspilus 2x Protomelas Taeniolatus Taiwan Reef 2x Oto Lithobates Sulphur Crest 2x Protomelas Sp Tanzania 2x Aulonocara Kandeensis 'Blue Orchid' 1 x Aulonocara "German Red" 2 x Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri" 1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi "Eureka Red" 1 x Aulonocara (Blue - unknown what specie) 4 x Aulonocara Tangerine ("Fire Fish") 1 x Aulonocara rubescens "Albino" 1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi 1 x Aulonocara koningsi 1 x Aulonocara Stuartgranti "Monkey Bay" 4 x Cyrtocara moori 2 x Nimbochromis Venustus 2 x Protomelas Taeniolatus Red Empress 3 x Sciaenochromis fryeri
Corals/Plants: 2 Plastic plants
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Take your time - there is no rush. Study as much as you can on your fish. Not ALL fish can go together. Get the biggest tank you can! Good planning is all worth it in the end. I've had reef, planted and all things in between, cichlids have been the best I've kept.
Description: 180g Mbuna Aquarium

Rated #48: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #48: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Side Angle For New Setup 3.09.10
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #48 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Tai Phan on
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 111
About Yourself: Check out my Semi DIY "Installing a Fish Tank Into a Wall"
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: Plastic Plants, I don't do real Plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Do your Research, Take Your Time and Enjoy!
Description: Side Angle For New Setup 3.09.10

Rated #49: 150 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #49: 150 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Mixed African cichlid tank
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #49 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Mark on
Ratings: 6.04
Number of votes: 169
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: Crushed coral substrate. Artificial plants.
Tank Size: 150 gallons
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 #50: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank

Rated #50: 55 Gallons Freshwater Fish Tank - Marineland 55g Cichlid Tank
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Rank: #50 out of 4267 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time
February Top 10 or 2020 Top 10
Submitted By: chris on
Ratings: 6.04
Number of votes: 107
Fish Kept: 6 Cichlid= 1x Melanochromis auratus, 2x Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos, 3x Labidochromis caeruleus, 2x pleco, 2 mystery snail
Corals/Plants: Plastic plants, Real Rock
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: ????
Description: Marineland 55g Cichlid Tank

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