Top 10 Planted Tanks All Time

Rated #1: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 8.74
Number of votes: 68
Fish Kept: Siamese Algae Eater, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Red/Blue Columbian Tetra, Red Eye Tetra, Neon Tetra
Corals/Plants: S. RepensJava moss Java fernAnubiasRotala Hygrophila Amazon swordLudwigia Repens Water Wisteria
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Keep up on maintenance, plant heavily, Enjoy
Description: piece of nature

Rated #2: 90 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #2 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.54
Number of votes: 128
Quote: Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow.(Only joking, of course)
About Yourself: Have kept a tropical tank for around 30 years and it's that long ago I can't remember what got me into it, probably the beauty of the fish in particular the Siamese Fighting Fish which I managed to breed a few years back. Sat up until around 2.30 am watching them fertilize the eggs and put them into the bubble nest. In general I just love keeping fish and find it rewarding once the tank is all set up and planted out well, the latter being the hardest to do for me. Pete.
Fish Kept: Main Tank Panda catfish -20 ish Bronze catfish -6 Peppered catfish - 8 Albino catfish - 8 Neon Tetra -20 Glowlight Tetra - 2 Black Emperor Tetra - 6 Silver Dollar - 2 Clown loach - 4 Zebra Danio - 8 Black Widows-2 Harlequins - 10 Rummy nose Tetra - 6 Humbug catfish- 1 Koi Angels - 2 Golden loach - 2 Khuli loaches - 8 Bottom tank 3 bronze cory's 3 albino catfish 1 female siamese (mum and dad have passed now) 1 sucking loach 20 neon tetras.
Corals/Plants: loads of assorted
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Spend plenty of time observing your fish and don't forget to do regular water changes of around 15 to 20% once or twice a week, I do it twice a week. I now use RO water because I have tested my tap water and found that it is high in nitrate. I have my own RO filtration unit and also use the water for making cups of tea, which I must tell you tastes far better than tap water. Another thing to remember is always wash your filters in a bucket of water that you have just drained from your tank and NOT under the tap, if you have more than one filter as I do then you can clean one and leave the other for a month, this way you will always have good bacteria in one of them. There is plenty of good info on the net now, so just read up and filter the info to suit your particular needs.
Description: Front veiw of 10 foot tank.

Rated #3: 540 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Poland
Rank: #3 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.49
Number of votes: 321
Tank Size: 540 gallons

Rated #4: 500 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Netherlands
Rank: #4 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.4
Number of votes: 136
About Yourself: I keep 41 years aquaria
Fish Kept: Tropheus
Corals/Plants: vallisneria
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: specialize, do not collect fish as coins or stamps
Description: composition of plants are important

Rated #5: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.31
Number of votes: 210
Fish Kept: Guppy, Cardinal Tetra
Corals/Plants: Crypt Petchii , Anubias Lanceolata , Bucephalandra sp , Cyperus helferi , Cardamine Lyrata Japan , Narrow Leaf Java
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Keep Water Parameters in Balance ( co2-light-fertilizer)
Description: ADA 60 SIDE 1

Rated #6: 122 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Poland
Rank: #6 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.29
Number of votes: 338
Quote: If you can count, count on yourself.
Fish Kept: Acanticus adonis Crossocheilus siamensis Otocinclus huaorani Paracheirodon axelrodi Rasbora hengeli
Corals/Plants: Anubias bartheri v.nana Anubias heterophylla Bacopa caroliniana Bolbitis heudelotii Barclaya longifolia Ceratophyllum demersum, Chladophora aegagropila Crynium calanistratum Crynium natans Crynium calamistratum Cryptocoryne Jachnelii, Cryptocoryne wendtii Egeria najas Eleocharis acicuralis Eustralis stellata Glossostigma elatinoides Heterantera zosterifolia Hydrocotyle leucocephala Hydrokotyle verticillata Limnophila aquatica Ludwigia glandulosa, Ludwigia repens Micranthemum micranthemoides Microsorium pteropus Microsorium pteropus "Windelov" Myriophyllum pinnatum Nesaea pedicellata Nymphaea lotus Pellia epiphylla Rotala macrandra Rotala rotundifolia Rotala rotundifolia. "Green" Rotala walichii Ophiopogon minimus Vesicularia dubyana - Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana - Christmas Moss
Tank Size: 122 gallons
Advice: Learn much and be patient.
Description: Grove

Rated #7: Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Poland
Rank: #7 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.29
Number of votes: 333
Description: 150L (40G), 94x40x40cm, 0,8 W/l (3 WPG) - 3x Osram Biolux 965 and 1x Philips Aquarelle, pressurized CO2

Rated #8: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Singapore
Rank: #8 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.26
Number of votes: 118
Quote: When Fish Die, Say a prayer & flush it it down the drain.
About Yourself: Previous hobby: Gardening Previous hobby: Fish Keeping. Current hobby: Merging both together.
Fish Kept: Dwaft Red Platty, Harlequin Rasbora, Endlers- Peacock, Snakeskin, Mixed Breed, RummyNose, Lamp-Eye Tetra, Sakura Nomal, Super-Red, Yamato Shrimp,
Corals/Plants: Blyxa japonica, Echinodorus ozelot, Echinodorus vesuvius, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hygrophyla difformis, Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig', Rotala macrandra, Alternanthera ReineckiiI , Staurogyne sp.Tropica, Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Cardamine lyrata, Cladophora.Aegagropila (Moss Ball), Lace Microsorumpteropus ,(Windelov/Java.Fern), Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Nymphaea lotus Zenkeri (Tiger Lotus), Nymphaea lotus sp Green(Tiger Lotus), Vesicularia montagne (Christmass moss), Spiky Moss, Flame Moss, Others.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Patient with common sense. Talk to your plant. They will tell you what they need.
Description: Wet, Sweat and Blood

Rated #9: Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Czech Republic
Rank: #9 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.25
Number of votes: 317

Rated #10: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #10 out of 2145 Planted Tanks submitted all-time
2019 Top 10
Submitted:
Ratings: 7.22
Number of votes: 291
Quote: if it aint broke dont fix it!
About Yourself: i'm a 25 year old headhunter. got into the hobby by looging onto fishforums when i had a problem with my basic fish tank and never looked back. i dont own any fish/plant related books and have learnt everything from members of that planted tank forum. i actually have 3 planted tanks the 180, a juwel rekord 60 with a sandy layout and a 50G cube.
Fish Kept: 28 cardinal tetras 2 sailfin gibbiceps (10cm and 6cm) 1 adult angel 1 platy (rehomed for a friend) 1 flying fox 3 sterbai corys 5/6 amano shrimp (not that i ever see them)
Corals/Plants: Amazon swords (bhleri), java fern, tiger lotus lillys, echinodorus "red flame", glosso, Echinodorus "rubin" var "Narrow", java moss, anubias nana and anubias nana petite.
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: for a planted tank setup i cant emphasise enough the use of laterite and CO2. one of the main reasons for failing with swords etc (heavy root feeders)is a lack of nutrients at the roots. laterite is reasonably affordable and will last years. on the co2 front, adding a basic yeast type co2 kit will improve any planted tank in one simple step. i will always use some kind of co2 in any planted tank regardless of lighting levels. and more importantly than anything weekly ewater changes (if adding dry ferts 50% to dilute the last weeks fertaliser leftovers)
Description: this is the last layout in this tank (Juwel rio180) i am waiting for the current glosso carpet to fill out before posting the current pic. but for the time being here it is with a riccia carpet.
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