Top 21 - 30 Planted Tanks 2008

Rated #21: 66 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #21: 66 Gallons Planted Tank - juwel tank
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #21 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: joe h on
Ratings: 6.13
Number of votes: 133
Quote: ask first
About Yourself: tank set up about 6 months
Fish Kept: 20 neons and amano shrimps,also keep a discus tank
Corals/Plants: various plants including hc in foreground
Tank Size: 66 gallons
Advice: gain as much information as possible before attempting planted tanks.
Description: juwel tank

Rated #22: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #22: 60 Gallons Planted Tank - Plant Tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #22 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Kevin on
Ratings: 6.13
Number of votes: 118
Quote: Co2 is the way!
About Yourself: Fun loving fisherman
Fish Kept: Mollies
Corals/Plants: Numerous green foilege
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: know what you want to do and then be patient.
Description: Plant Tank

Rated #23: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #23: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - This is my first attempt at a planted tank, it is;

Tank: 70lt

Lights: 2 x 20W T4's and 2 x 20W T'8's (lights are cooled by a 12V computer extractor  fan in hood)

Plants: Background = Echinodorus tenellus
              Foreground = Hemianthus callitrichoides

Filtration: Old school fluval 3 external.

Ferts and Co2;  Co2 is injected at 1-2 bubbles per second from a fire extinguisher setup with DIY and Tropica nutrition plant food used daily. Substrate is also from Tropica with a fine layer of gravel to prevent soil disturbance.

Fish and Inverts: 4 x otto's, 5 x Amano Shrimp and 4 x Sunkist shrimp.
Country: Ireland
Rank: #23 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Tanks on
Ratings: 6.11
Number of votes: 131
Quote: Lead me not into temptation, for I can find it myself!
Fish Kept: Many and varied!
Corals/Plants: Trying for a goldfish with plants tank at the moment, but he is a hungry fellow and its costing me a fortune.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: My advice for new hobbyists would be to read as much as you can before you buy.
Description: This is my first attempt at a planted tank, it is; Tank: 70lt Lights: 2 x 20W T4's and 2 x 20W T'8's (lights are cooled by a 12V computer extractor fan in hood) Plants: Background = Echinodorus tenellus Foreground = Hemianthus callitrichoides Filtration: Old school fluval 3 external. Ferts and Co2; Co2 is injected at 1-2 bubbles per second from a fire extinguisher setup with DIY and Tropica nutrition plant food used daily. Substrate is also from Tropica with a fine layer of gravel to prevent soil disturbance. Fish and Inverts: 4 x otto's, 5 x Amano Shrimp and 4 x Sunkist shrimp.

Rated #24: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #24: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - 55 Gallon
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #24 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Matt on
Ratings: 6.09
Number of votes: 142
About Yourself: I like tetras...
Fish Kept: 2 Angel Fish, 1 'yoyo' loaches, 1 Pleco, 1 Striped Rapheal, 1 Red Tail Shark, 3 Serpea tetra, 3 Black Fin tetra, 2 Golden gourami
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Be prepaired to deal with a power outtage..
Description: 55 Gallon

Rated #25: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #25: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - My new ADA 2ft tank!
I have 15 cardinal tetras, 3 otto cats, some cory cats, and some black striped neons.
I have been working on the tank for a long time and now finally finished!
Country: Australia
Rank: #25 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Jarrah Goodwill on
Ratings: 6.04
Number of votes: 128
Fish Kept: 5xDiscus Various L number plecos, tetras, bristlenose, corys etc
Corals/Plants: Anubias, Glossostigma , amazon swords, java fern, riccia, java moss, tiger lotus etc
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: The more effort you put into your tank...the more you enjoy it.
Description: My new ADA 2ft tank! I have 15 cardinal tetras, 3 otto cats, some cory cats, and some black striped neons. I have been working on the tank for a long time and now finally finished!

Rated #26: 42 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #26: 42 Gallons Planted Tank - Secret Shore / 6 gl Planted Nano 

Substrate: Commercial + White River Sand
Light: 11 x 2 PLL
CO2: DYI (Yeast + Sugar)
Filtration: Internal
Country: India
Rank: #26 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Samit on
Ratings: 6.03
Number of votes: 131
Quote: I do not keep artificial plants, because they do'nt grow!
About Yourself: A Digital Artist by profession, I take my Planted Nature Aquariums and aquascapes, quite seriously and enjoy working on visual compositions with living splashes of colors, carves and contours.
Fish Kept: Mainly Loaches and live bearers
Corals/Plants: Freshwater plants
Tank Size: 42 gallons
Advice: Internet is the best resource. Learn from others' experiences. Share your experiences.
Description: Secret Shore / 6 gl Planted Nano Substrate: Commercial + White River Sand Light: 11 x 2 PLL CO2: DYI (Yeast + Sugar) Filtration: Internal

Rated #27: 13 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #27: 13 Gallons Planted Tank - my 60l tank
Country: Iceland
Rank: #27 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Selfoss on
Ratings: 6.02
Number of votes: 135
Fish Kept: Poecilia reticulata 5x Trichogaster trichopterus 2x Paracheirodon innesi 10x
Corals/Plants: Aegagropila linnaei Anubias barteri nana Anubias barteri coffeefolia Cabomba caroliniana Cryptocoryne aponogetfolia Cyperus helferi Echinodorus bleheri Echinodorus osiris Egeria densa Hygrophila difformis Nymphaea lotus red
Tank Size: 13 gallons
Advice: Plants, plants, plants!
Description: my 60l tank

Rated #28: 80 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #28: 80 Gallons Planted Tank - Front view after 2 months
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #28 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Malay on
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 121
About Yourself: Relatively new in this hobby and inspired (like many of us) by Takashi Amano. Started my hobby in October 07 with a 2 gallon betta bowl. Here I am trying to setup my first aquascape. I named it "The Amazonian Ruins".
Fish Kept: 1 danio 1 pleco (the small ones which gros upto 2-3") 2 mountain minnows 3 discus 3 Ottos 3 SAE 7 Platy (4 were born in my old tank) 12 cardinal tetras
Corals/Plants: Stellata, Rotala Indica, Rotala Macandra, Gaint Val, Cabomba, Star rotala, blyxa japonica, hairgrass, four leaf clover, Sagittaria, java & christmass moss, Ammania gracillis, riccia fluitans and some more plants (not sure of the names...got from friends)
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: Patience, patience & patience.
Description: Front view after 2 months

Rated #29: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #29: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - Many changes along the way, have taken the riccia out etc.
Country: Canada
Rank: #29 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Derek on
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 108
Fish Kept: 18 Cardinal Tetras, 10 Neon Tetras, 6 GlowLight Tetras, 1 SAE, 4 Peppered Corries, 3 Pearl Gouramis 1m 2f, 4 ottos, 10 Japonica shrimp And the following that will be rehomed in a differnt tank very soon and replaced with a few more Cardinals, 8 Zebra danios, 3 colombian blue red and 2 white skirt tetras
Corals/Plants: The left of the tank is Riccia fluitans and Vesicularia dubyana tied down onto a system of hollow rock caves on a sand substrate. The center of the tank is all ludwigia repens, Nuphar stellata, Eleocharis parvula, Echinodorus tenellus, and a few crypts in flourabase, with a anubis on the wood that seperates the wood from the sand. The right of the tank is Microsorum pteropus regular and Windelov rooted onto a twisted pile of roots about 2 inches of the plain gravel with larger rock substrate, to create mangrove effect under them for the fish to find shelter. And a lonely crypt off in front of them.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: I have slowly switched all my tanks over to planted tanks over the last couple years and could never go back, the fish are so much calmer, and its just plain peaceful to watch them putter around in a planted tank.
Description: Many changes along the way, have taken the riccia out etc.

Rated #30: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #30: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - another side view...
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #30 out of 339 Planted Tanks submitted 2008
September Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: PHIL on
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 140
Quote: WALK, THEN RUN
About Yourself: I'VE KEPT FISH FOR 18 YRS, ALL TYPES FROM REEFS, DISCUS, FRESHWATER PLANTS.
Fish Kept: SALTWATER AND FRESHWATER,
Corals/Plants: CORALS AND PLANTS
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: START BASIC, ACHIEVE A GOAL, THEN GO TO NEXT GOAL....
Description: another side view...

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