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Rated #51: ryandash

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #51 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 04/13/2011
Ratings: 5.97
Number of votes: 104
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 Kept: Few Plastic plants and 75 kilos of ocean rock and 20 kilos of coral sand
Tank Size: 90
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: Our Front Room Malawi Aquarium

Rated #52: ruger357

State: None/Other
Country: United States
Rank: #52 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 04/14/2018
Ratings: 5.97
Number of votes: 88
Quote: Don't crap where you eat!
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: All artificial.
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Research and have fun! As long as the water is healthy make your tank appealing to your tastes and not others.
Description: My colorful tank.

Rated #53: kisssmyis

State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #53 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 10/06/2011
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 107
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 5110 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: jjjnr

State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #55 out of 5110 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 #56: jordancich

State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #56 out of 5110 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 #57: roxybella

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #57 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 08/28/2011
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 103
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 #58: Nickb86

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #58 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 04/08/2016
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 187
Fish Kept: 1 x Drawf Gourami (M) 5 x Amano Shrimp 9 x Green Neon Rasbora
Corals/Plants Kept: Plastic or silk.
Tank Size: 10
Advice: The fish are the finishing touch. Make sure the tank stands out before adding fish.
Description: My Aqua One Aspire55 with Green Neon Rasbora.

Rated #59: Jmanjammin

State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #59 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/13/2018
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 69
Fish Kept: Pigeon Blood Discus
Corals/Plants Kept: Swords
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Take your time check your water!!
Description: 125 discus tank

Rated #60: Geordie78

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #60 out of 5110 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/10/2014
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 238
About Yourself: Engineer from Scotland uk Married with 2 kids
Fish Kept: Snakeskin Discus, Cardinal Tetra, Flash Pleco (L204), Harlequin Rasbora, German Blue Ram, Otocinclus Catfish, Sterba's Cory
Corals/Plants Kept: Various plants mostly easy to keep ones
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Research before you buy anything
Description: My planted tank