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Rated #51: Bob_Loblaw

State: Washington
Country: United States
Rank: #51 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/07/2017
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 94
Fish Kept: Elephantnose fish, African Knife fish, African Butterfly fish, Leopard Ctenopoma, African Red Eyed Tetra, Senegalus Bichir, Pelvicachromis pulcher (Krib), African Butterfly Cichlid, Synodontis Nigriventris (upside down cat), Synodontis multipunctatus (cuckoo cat)
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogbit, banana, moneywort, amazon sword, java fern, anubias nana for now. More to come
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Biotopes make more fun communities!
Description: West Africian Biotope(ish) I'm not super strict.

Rated #52: Wilko

State: None/Other
Country: Australia
Rank: #52 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 12/29/2008
Ratings: 5.98
Number of votes: 133
Quote: Fish are friends not food!!
About Yourself: Have been into the hobbie all my life as my father had fish. Got my own fish tank when I was around 14 so I've been in the game now for over 15 years.
Fish Kept: Venustus, Blue Dolphin, Dragonblood, Mbumba, Demasoni, Frontosa, Livingstoni, Red Forest Jewell, Electric Yellow, Electric Blue x 2, Clown Loach, Bristlenose Catfish, Red Zebra, Cobalt Blue, Red Top Zebra, Eureka Red Peacock, Red Empress, Marble Peacock, Hajomaylandi, Acei, Latafasciata, Firebird Peacock.
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic plants with lots of Womera rocks (Australian) as caves for my fishies.
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Filtration is the key to winning the battle!
Description: My 5ft African Cichlid tank.

Rated #53: kisssmyis

State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #53 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 10/06/2011
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 106
Fish Kept: Frontosas, Salousi's, Yellowtop Mbambas, Aceis, Assorted Peacocks
Corals/Plants Kept: Ferns and Wisterias
Tank Size: 80
Advice: Ask :)
Description: Just finished setting up my rift tank and would like to share with the world! Ive been addicted to cichlids and have been caring for them for about 5 years now.

Rated #54: kempie

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #54 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 11/08/2008
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 127
About Yourself: Used to breed koi when i was a kid
Fish Kept: Various south american cichlids (dempsey, texas, brasiliensis, a few firemouths, cons) Mbuna & Hemichromis variants Aequidens Bala sharks, black sharks, clown loach, other botia, ancistrus, pictus, synodontis, a dozen corys, danios and even a shoal of platies :) A mad mixture of fish, but there's plenty of room and tank is stable and peaceful except at feed time. Other (6ft) tank has guppies, platies, swordtails, corys, rams and a big ol' severum who's just celebrated his 8th birthday
Corals/Plants Kept: Cryptocorynes, swords, anubias, vallus, canadian pondweed, water lettuce, dwarf water lillies. For the bigger hericthys, fake plants are better although they don't like to eat java moss.
Tank Size: 400
Advice: Start gradually. Dont over crowd Dont over feed Big tanks are easier to manage. Dont skimp on decor as it reduces aggression between species and reduces stress on scaredy fish coz they can hide up. Many plants are very sensitive to water chemistry, persevere to find the right type. And buy decent filters and heating systems
Description: 400+ gallon mixed bag tank

Rated #55: faith_nomore

State: None/Other
Country: Portugal
Rank: #55 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 09/29/2017
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 93
Fish Kept: Assorted Apistogramma, Pario-Ancistrus Pleco (L-048)
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias, Java Fern
Tank Size: 120
Advice: Starting your water garden would require a lot of time and patience. Do your research, put some extra effort and you will be rewarded.
Description: My West African

Rated #56: jjjnr

State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #56 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 04/23/2010
Ratings: 5.95
Number of votes: 85
Fish Kept: Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: Artificial - Some plants from craft store to add variety and color
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Filter! Filter! Filter!
Description: 55 Gallon Assorted Cichlids

Rated #57: jordancich

State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #57 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 02/16/2011
Ratings: 5.95
Number of votes: 98
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 Kept: Plants are fake. Rocks of from a local river in South Carolina
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Take your time and enjoy it..
Description: african cichlid family

Rated #58: roxybella

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #58 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 08/28/2011
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 102
Fish Kept: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: No plants
Tank Size: 55
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 #59: ishyfishies

State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #59 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 01/16/2016
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 165
About Yourself: Check out my page: https://www.facebook.com/ishysfishies/
Fish Kept: Johanni Cichlid, Afra Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid, Kenyi Cichlid, Red Shoulder Peacock, German Red Peacock, Acei Cichlid, Auratus Cichlid, Elongatus Mpanga
Corals/Plants Kept: Only plastic plants since africans seem to eat the plants
Tank Size: 95
Advice: I tend to shop cheap and effective. I like DIYs and would rather make it when applicable. **not cuz its an Ehiem means its the best**
Description: My 95 Gallon DIY 3D background setup

Rated #60: conjewel

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #60 out of 5106 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/25/2018
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 61
About Yourself: Retired-Freshwater aquariums since high school-Cichlids for past 15 years
Fish Kept: Overstocked 90 gallon mainly Malawi following: various mumba, yellow labs, OB peacock, Taiwan reef, ,strawberry peacock and others including fry. No aggression problems.
Corals/Plants Kept: Artifical corkscrew val and one live Anubis
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Read everything you can and check out all fish keeping web sites for great information and help
Description: latest tank picture