Top 11 - 20 Planted Tanks 2008

Rated #11: 300 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #11: 300 Gallons Planted Tank - my new rio 300 planted set up.
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #11 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: gazzanolan on
Ratings: 6.58
Number of votes: 120
Quote: Oh what's occuring......
About Yourself: I've only had planted tanks for the last 6/7 months but have been totally hooked. This tank has been set up for about 6/8 weeks now and is still under construction.
Fish Kept: Cherry, Tiger, Ammano, Rudolf, Cambodian, and cross breed shrimp. Otocinclus. Siam flying fox, Dwarf,Pigmy, and Sterbie Corydoras, Dwarf Chain Loach and Red Whip tailed catfish make up the cleaning crew just adding some Rainbows as the main fish at 2 per week now. still to pick a small shoaling fish. Any suggestions would be nice?
Corals/Plants: Will list soon, as i've misplaced the name list and can't remember all the plants.
Tank Size: 300 gallons
Advice: Less is more. Be patient. What works well for others will not always work for you so experiment and have fun. Most important is don't give up, you will have probs but once sorted you will have the tank you wanted. It is worth the effort. There are no short cuts.
Description: my new rio 300 planted set up.

Rated #12: 150 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #12: 150 Gallons Planted Tank - 2yrs in the making!
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: DaveG on
Ratings: 6.53
Number of votes: 131
About Yourself: I've enjoyed freshwater aquariums since a very young age (2yrs old). When I was 3, I fed our family tank a bag of chocolate chips because I thought they were hungy. =) I've learned a few things since then, and find that after doing online research on aquarium topics.... that there are some really brilliant minds on this stuff! I have been in IT for the last 8yrs, and really enjoy getting away from things when working on my aquarium (It's stress free!). I now find the maintenance quite relaxing.
Fish Kept: Tiger Bards, albino tiger barbs, a few south americans - nicaguense, firemouth, a bunch convicts, siamese & chinese algae eaters. Keep areas to hide in back, keep plants to the front. Fish seem to do fine with the live plants (don't dig, or eat excessively).
Corals/Plants: Anubias bateri, amazon swords, java fern, java moss, various anubias
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Do your water changes & don't over feed the fish!!! Change out filter pad regularly, and add liquid fertilizer on a regular basis. Take your time, and know what you are buying before adding new fish to the tank. Boil driftwood to kill any bacteria or parasites, etc.. and let cool before adding to tank. It will also help remove tannins (brown color, particles, etc..) that leach into the water, although the tannins are prefered in some cases to soften the water. Buy filter media from local fish store as bulk "Pond Filter Media" and cut to size for your sump filter --- saves a lot of money. We reinforced the floor from the basement with 3 addtional floor joists (2x8x12) so there are 5 2x8x12's supporting the tank, and a support post directly under the tank. (that's a lot of weight!!)
Description: 2yrs in the making!

Rated #13: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #13: 60 Gallons Planted Tank - 60 Gal. Planted tank with pressurized CO2
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #13 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Nick on
Ratings: 6.48
Number of votes: 128
Quote: You don't know what you don't know.
About Yourself: I got to planted tank hobby two years ago. I started out with planted tank without pressurized CO2 and I had too much trouble to keep the plants alive. Algae out break was a nightmare. After I installed the CO2 system, thing has improved significantly. The CO2 system also keeps the algae problem under control.
Fish Kept: 1 angel, 3 SAE, black neon, 1 Ghost catfish, 1 golden ram.
Corals/Plants: variety
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Keep trying and pressurized CO2 makes all the different.
Description: 60 Gal. Planted tank with pressurized CO2

Rated #14: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #14: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - My planted community tank..

Juwel Rio 180
2 TL lights with reflectors
No CO2 installation
Weekly dosage of Easylife Profito and Ferro
Daily dosage of Easylife Easycarbo

Thats all..

Fish kept:

- 3x Apistogramma Cacatuoides Double Red
- 4 Xiphophorus Maculatus
- 10 Rasbora Heteromorpha
- 3x Panghio Kuhli
- 1x  L201 catfish
- 8x Japonica Shrimp
Country: Belgium
Rank: #14 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Bert on
Ratings: 6.43
Number of votes: 127
Fish Kept: - 3x Apistogramma cacatuoides double red - 4x Xiphophorus Maculatus - 10x Rasbora heteromorpha - 3x Pangio Kuhlii - 1x L201 - 8x Japonica shrimps...
Corals/Plants: To much to summ up.. Will add it later
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Inform yourself before you start !
Description: My planted community tank.. Juwel Rio 180 2 TL lights with reflectors No CO2 installation Weekly dosage of Easylife Profito and Ferro Daily dosage of Easylife Easycarbo Thats all.. Fish kept: - 3x Apistogramma Cacatuoides Double Red - 4 Xiphophorus Maculatus - 10 Rasbora Heteromorpha - 3x Panghio Kuhli - 1x L201 catfish - 8x Japonica Shrimp

Rated #15: 53 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #15: 53 Gallons Planted Tank - My 200 l aquarium
Country: Romania
Rank: #15 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tefrus on
Ratings: 6.42
Number of votes: 113
Quote: No
About Yourself: Graphic Designer
Fish Kept: 15 Paracheirodon Innesi 15 Lamprocheirodon Axelroxi 10 Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi 10 Boehlkea Fredcochui 10 Hasemania Nana 5 Hyphessobrycon Callistus 5 Pangio Kuhlii Sumatranus 3 Otocinclus 2 Corydoras Paleatus
Corals/Plants: Echinodorus Schlueteri Echinodorus Tenellus Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown Cryptocoryne Petchi Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia Cryptocoryne Spiralis Cladophora Aegagropila Marsilea Hirsuta Anubias Nana Taxiphyllum Barbieri
Tank Size: 53 gallons
Advice: No
Description: My 200 l aquarium

Rated #16: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #16: 60 Gallons Planted Tank - 120 aqua one alloy , 4 x 54 watt t5, red sea flora base substrate, jbl profi set 2 co2 set
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #16 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 6.4
Number of votes: 146
About Yourself: I lIke fishy wishies ...........
Fish Kept: Bleeding heart tetra, ottocinclus, Nanostomus mortenthaleri, Sae
Corals/Plants: Narrow leaf java fern, Bolbitus heudoloti, Crypto balansae, Anubias barteri, java moss, rotala rotundifolia, hemianthus micranthemoides, monosenelium .....
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: go big
Description: 120 aqua one alloy , 4 x 54 watt t5, red sea flora base substrate, jbl profi set 2 co2 set

Rated #17: 21 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #17: 21 Gallons Planted Tank - Same tank..
changed the layout.
trimming done several times.
Country: Other
Rank: #17 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: tomm on
Ratings: 6.31
Number of votes: 115
Quote: non
About Yourself: well... actually my dad started this while i was very young. so since my childhood iv been near a fish tank. now my dad doesnt have a freshwater fish tank he have a huge salt water tank. i started this hobby by getting a pair of gold fish in a bowl to my wife as a gift. so here im now. i am thinking of making a huge tank now :P
Fish Kept: Tetras, Ghost, Talking catfish, Flying fox. neon
Corals/Plants: Jawa moss, Hair Grass, Anubias
Tank Size: 21 gallons
Advice: do refer to the guides and stuff on the internet. just simply putting the fish in a tank and looking at it is not all. u have to take proper care of the fishes and always keep a look for diseases.
Description: Same tank.. changed the layout. trimming done several times.

Rated #18: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #18: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - 75 gallon co2
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: nick on
Ratings: 6.28
Number of votes: 136
Quote: ??????
Fish Kept: exodons, bichirs, sae's, clown loaches.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Never give up.
Description: 75 gallon co2

Rated #19: 44 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #19: 44 Gallons Planted Tank - Low-light, no co2 tank, 1 year old.
Country: Australia
Rank: #19 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: monty on
Ratings: 6.22
Number of votes: 141
Quote: To thine own self be true.
About Yourself: Learned a lot since I first set up my tank. Tend to get a little obsessive with these things.
Fish Kept: Firehead tetras, neon tetras, albino diamond-scale angels, koi angel, golden gouramis, otos, blue rams, bristlenose plecs.
Corals/Plants: Anubias lanceolata, anubias berteri, telenthera, dwarf hair grass, temple plant, willow leaf hygro, compact hygro, anubias, java fern, crypts.
Tank Size: 44 gallons
Advice: Do lots of research before you spend your hard earned!
Description: Low-light, no co2 tank, 1 year old.

Rated #20: 70 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #20: 70 Gallons Planted Tank - Front View
Country: Australia
Rank: #20 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Ben N on
Ratings: 6.19
Number of votes: 140
Fish Kept: 8 Phenacogrammus interruptus,5 Crossocheilus siamensis, 7 Kryptopterus bicirrhis, plecos: L066 L333, L002, 2 Platydoras Costatus, 36 Paracheirodon innesi, 3 Botia lohachata, 4 Gastromyzon borneensis, 6 Macrognathus siamensis
Corals/Plants: Echinodorus amazonicus Echinodorus tenellus,Hygrophila corymbosa , Hygrophila corymbosa giant var, Hygrophila corymbosa compact var, hygrophilia salicifolia, Hygrophila polysperma (sunset), Valisneria Gigantia, Java Moss, Plagiomnium affine, Cryptocoryne undulatus, Cryptocoryne becketii, Cryptocoryne wendtii Mi Oya- Red, Cryptocoryne Balanse, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocorne Blassi, Microsorium pteropus, Scarlet Ludwigia, Anubius barteri, Anubias Barteri nana, Anubius afzeli
Tank Size: 70 gallons
Advice: patience
Description: Front View

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