Top 10 Planted Tanks 2009

Rated #1: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #1: 40 Gallons Planted Tank - Fed up with the 'Nature' style of tanks I've set this more traditional European style, but with still keeping the Amano principals . Overall first results are excellent. Dry ferts are added daily
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #1 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.18
Number of votes: 125
Fish Kept: Rummy nose, cardinal tetra, ottocinclus, shrimps, siamensis fox.
Corals/Plants: Too many!
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Ask me for help!
Description: Fed up with the 'Nature' style of tanks I've set this more traditional European style, but with still keeping the Amano principals . Overall first results are excellent. Dry ferts are added daily

Rated #2: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #2: 40 Gallons Planted Tank - a Fishtank looks like Australia....
State:None/Other
Country:Austria
Rank: #2 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.17
Number of votes: 105
Quote: for all
About Yourself:
Fish Kept: 1 Pärchen Sturisomatichthys spec. Kolumbien 1 1 Sturisomatichthys spec. Kolumbien 1 17 Pseudomugil furcatus 30 Hummelgarnelen 20 White Pearls 20 Yellow fire Garnelen
Corals/Plants: 2 Stk Anubias barteri var nana 9 Stk Cladophora aegagropila 4 Stk Cryptocoryne x willisii 8 Stk Cryptocoryne walkerii 4 Stk Cryptocoryne beckettii 2 Stk Hygrophila corymbosa kompakt 15 Stk Vallisneria spiralis 4 Stk Javamoos and Chrismas moos 3 Stk Vallisneria gigantea
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: comming soon....
Description: a Fishtank looks like Australia....

Rated #3: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #3: 30 Gallons Planted Tank - Tank: Aqua One 30cm Cube

Substrate: Up Aqua Soil

Filter: HOB

Co2: DIY

Diffuser: Up Aqua

Lights: 2x24w PC

Plants: Hemianthus Callitrichoides, Blyxa Japonica, Ranunculus Inundatus, Rotala Nanjenshan, Pogostemon Helferi, Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Rotala Rosea, Rotala Macrandra, Rotala Wallichii, Rotala Macrandra Mini, Anubias Nana Petite, Proserpinaca Palustris, Tonina Fluviatilis, Syngonanthus Sp

Inhabitants: 8x Silver Tipped Tetra's, 8x Endlers Guppies, Crystal Red Shrimp
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #3 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.11
Number of votes: 106
About Yourself: Only just started keeping fish again. So far I have: -30G Cichlid Tank -7G Planted Tank -30cm Cube Planted Tank -7G Reef Tank -112G Tank that is waiting for contents
Fish Kept: Lots lol. Message me or email me to find out more.
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Join forums, read and ask questions.
Description: Tank: Aqua One 30cm Cube Substrate: Up Aqua Soil Filter: HOB Co2: DIY Diffuser: Up Aqua Lights: 2x24w PC Plants: Hemianthus Callitrichoides, Blyxa Japonica, Ranunculus Inundatus, Rotala Nanjenshan, Pogostemon Helferi, Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Rotala Rosea, Rotala Macrandra, Rotala Wallichii, Rotala Macrandra Mini, Anubias Nana Petite, Proserpinaca Palustris, Tonina Fluviatilis, Syngonanthus Sp Inhabitants: 8x Silver Tipped Tetra's, 8x Endlers Guppies, Crystal Red Shrimp

Rated #4: 135 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #4: 135 Gallons Planted Tank - 135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #4 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.07
Number of votes: 99
Fish Kept: Discus, cardinal tetras, ember tetras, harlequin rasboras, Bolivian rams, bn plecs, cory sterbai, cherry shrimp, Amano shrimp, SAE
Corals/Plants: Limnophila aquatica, Limnophila sessilifolia, Hygrophila difformis, Hygrophila angustifolia, Hygrophila polysperma, Hygrophila polysperma var. green, Hygrophila salicifolia, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala macandra, Rotala indica, Java fern, Java fern windelov, Java moss, Nesaea crassicaulis, Anubias Nana, Anubias nana var. petit, Anubias barteri,Amazon swords, Ozelot sword, Red lotus, Lily, Micranthemum umbrosum, Dwarf sag, HC, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bacopa australis, Bacopa monnieri, Lobelia cardinalis, Ludwigia repens broadleaf, Different crypts, Vallisneria spiralis and others that I am sure I am forgetting.
Tank Size: 135 gallons
Advice: Read. A lot. Then read more. Then ask questions, and really think about the answers. There's lots of information out there, but it is up to you to decide what is good information! Remember, everyone started somewhere. Some people forget ;)
Description: 135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump

Rated #5: 140 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #5: 140 Gallons Planted Tank - 140 gallons
State:None/Other
Country:Israel
Rank: #5 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.86
Number of votes: 105
Quote: For every bad day in life you get a good one, and Vice Verse.
Fish Kept: Angel fish, Neon tetra, gurami, rainbow tetra and more
Corals/Plants: Different
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: joy
Description: 140 gallons

Rated #6: 32 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #6: 32 Gallons Planted Tank - a
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #6 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.79
Number of votes: 89
Quote: ..
About Yourself: Just been started fish keeping 8 months ago.. and start to do plant keeping 3 months ago.. Relax after long day at work.. been keeping discus and shrimps only recently..
Fish Kept: Discus
Corals/Plants: Plenty.. ask me
Tank Size: 32 gallons
Advice: Ask Questions.. Search google for inspiration.. Create your own imagination.. Dont be scared cause you can always change it..
Description: a

Rated #7: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #7: 30 Gallons Planted Tank - I keep fresh water fish long time ago but when i saw sum planted tank photos on net when I   surfing sum information that time  I  decide to kept the planted tank. I am a 3D graphic Artist
State:None/Other
Country:India
Rank: #7 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.7
Number of votes: 108
Quote: 25
About Yourself: I keep fresh water fish long time ago but when i saw sum planted tank photos on net when I surfing sum information that time I decide to kept the planted tank. I am a 3D graphic Artist
Fish Kept: harliy queen,neon teatra,zebra,hocky stick,baloon moliy,yellow teatra
Corals/Plants: Amazon soared, Banana, Vallisneria, red lily, creptocorin, sarotoptoris,Java fein
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: no
Description: I keep fresh water fish long time ago but when i saw sum planted tank photos on net when I surfing sum information that time I decide to kept the planted tank. I am a 3D graphic Artist

Rated #8: 64 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #8: 64 Gallons Planted Tank - planted tank
State:None/Other
Country:Wales
Rank: #8 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.69
Number of votes: 115
About Yourself: i have always had fish
Fish Kept: tetras
Corals/Plants: cuba
Tank Size: 64 gallons
Advice: enjoy it
Description: planted tank

Rated #9: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #9: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - my private yard in my room
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.68
Number of votes: 103
Fish Kept: 34 cardinal tetras, 4 porkchop rasboras, 4 white clouds, 3 siamese algae eaters, 5 ottos, 2 german blue ram, a gasilion cherry shrimps, 4 pigmy corys
Corals/Plants: hair grass, valisneria,java moss on driftwood, ludwigia repens, anubias nana, cabomba, sagitaria , Hemianthus callitrichoides(cuba) on driftwood (work in progress), red barclaya
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: be very patient
Description: my private yard in my room

Rated #10: 10 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #10: 10 Gallons Planted Tank - This is my 55 gallon tank with live plants.  It has been up since March with plants being added slowly since then.  For decor I used driftwood and large black rocks.  Filtration is an Aqueon 55 HOB and an extra Penguin 150 HOB.  I keep the temp at 78 degrees.  The lighting is Coralife CF at 5wpg on 6 hours per day.  I use pressurized CO2.  For livestock I have 1 angelfish, 3 pearl gourami, 7 tiger barbs (no, they don't bother anyone), a large school of neon tetras, 4 emerald green corycats, 2 yo-yo loaches, 7 amano shrimp, 7 otocinclus.  Be gentle, I'm new at this!
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 280 Planted Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.68
Number of votes: 111
Quote: If it can't be solved by talking to a fish, it can't be solved.
About Yourself: I live in Southern California and am a psychotherapist. My interests include golf, poker, my 2 dogs and 2 cats, and now my fish. I don't remember why I got my first Betta about 4 years ago, but that got me hooked on having at least one Betta nearby. In recently learning that keeping Bettas in vases is actually cruel, I was exposed to the fish/aquarium hobby, fell in love with it, and got a real tank. Now I can't keep my arm out of it or my eyes off it.
Fish Kept: 7.5 Gallon Cube Planted 3 Female Bettas 80 Gallon Long Established March 2009. 3 Pearl Gourami, 1 Angelfish, large school of Neon Tetras, 6 Tiger Barbs, 4 Emerald Green Corydora, several Otocinclus, 1 Yo-Yo Loache. 29 Gallon SeaClear Tank 6 Blue Tetras, 4 Badis Badis, and 3 Bolivian Rams (Larry, Mo, and Curly). 20 Long Planted 2 Dwarf Chain Loaches, 3 Corydoras Pygmaeus, 3 Otocinclus, 1 Red Shrimp, 3 Amano Shrimp, 6 Black Neon Tetras, 5 Sparkling Gourami, a few Microrasboras. 10 Gallon Planted Red Cherry Shrimp Tank 10 Gallon Planted 1 White Crayfish (Snowball) 4 Zebra Danios
Tank Size: 10 gallons
Advice: Start slowly, buy the biggest tank you can properly support (weight/dimension wise) in your home, thoroughly research the fish's wants/needs before you buy them, and consider fishless cycling as a humane option. Don't keep bettas in bowls and do keep schooling fish in *schools*.
Description: This is my 55 gallon tank with live plants. It has been up since March with plants being added slowly since then. For decor I used driftwood and large black rocks. Filtration is an Aqueon 55 HOB and an extra Penguin 150 HOB. I keep the temp at 78 degrees. The lighting is Coralife CF at 5wpg on 6 hours per day. I use pressurized CO2. For livestock I have 1 angelfish, 3 pearl gourami, 7 tiger barbs (no, they don't bother anyone), a large school of neon tetras, 4 emerald green corycats, 2 yo-yo loaches, 7 amano shrimp, 7 otocinclus. Be gentle, I'm new at this!
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