Top 10 Planted Tanks 2010

Rated #1: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Singapore
Rank: #1 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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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 #2: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.14
Number of votes: 169
Quote: Manifest creation that cant be touched, Now everything that was created came from a dream, from the depths of the ocean, or a mountian stream......were all connected, just connect the dots...(KottenMouth Kings)
About Yourself: I am a clerk at the ABC store (alcohol Beverage Control)
Fish Kept: African leaf fish (leopard ctenopoma in a different tank), 10 harlequin rasbora, a Sparkling Gourami, and 3 misc. cory cat's,6 corydoras habrosus, 4 brilliant rasboras, a few otto's and unknown amount of pearl blue shrimp and a few red cherry shrimp.
Corals/Plants: i have are a Java Fern, flame moss,a few Bacopa Monnieri , Anacharis, Aglaonema simplex (Borneo Sword), Twisted Vallisneria , Red Temple, Ludwigia repens that i got from a pond down the street, Ludwigia repens x arcuata , Echinodorus parviflorus "Tropica", red tiger lotus, crypt. retospirals, and more now a days...
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: I'm not by any means an expert at this, but as far as I've learned the light spectrum makes a big difference...ie - how hot the bulb is burning (5000K, 6500K, 10000K [K stands for Kelvins]) as far as Fluorescents are concerned. or 1.5+ watt per gal is a good start but thats probably a bare min.
Description: Update of my tank aprox. 7mo. old! grew up real quickly! Just added some pearl blue and red cherry shrimp in the tank to control algae. crypts are back and coming in nicely!

Rated #3: 422 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Netherlands
Rank: #3 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.02
Number of votes: 185
Fish Kept: 15 * Discus (green discus Tefe), 75* rumynoses, 50 * corydoras sterbai. Some cardinal tetra's, dwarf puffers (to keep the snails hidden) and about 40 ottocinclus Current pop. Central American Cichlids
Corals/Plants: various
Tank Size: 422 gallons
Advice: experiment, read and try
Description: angelfish, discus, planted aquarium

Rated #4: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #4 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.97
Number of votes: 118
Fish Kept: 12 cardinal tetras 1 bristle nose pleco 4 otos
Corals/Plants: a mix of everything
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: i just switched to a soil bed with a flourite top. this is a picture that is only 2 months old from switching from just flourite. its a bit more involved to set up but everything has been growing like crazy.
Description: updated pic

Rated #5: 20 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.8
Number of votes: 140
Fish Kept: 20 gal: Horseface Loach, 8 neon tetras, 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 8 orange, blackberry, and cherry shrimp, 3 amano shrimp, 5 white clouds, Assassin snails...
Corals/Plants: Ludwigia repens, java moss, java fern, anubias, dwarf hairgrass, Hygrophila corymbosa " stricta ", Cryptocoryne wendtii, Alternanthera reineckii, Nymphaea lotus,
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: READ.
Description: 20 gal

Rated #6: 80 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Singapore
Rank: #6 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.79
Number of votes: 112
About Yourself: I am a electrical engineer by trade, but i have been into freshwater tanks for 12 years now. i started out with just small fish tanks for cool fish i liked and then i got a 4ft tank with chiclids and parrotfish that really started me into the hobby.. not venturesd into marine tanks yet, but i guess i am not really a fan. always preferree freshwater. My current tank has been around for about 3 years now, and is mainly a planted tank where the emphasis is on creating a tropical pond enviroment with the types of plants and fishes that you find there.. i am still learning everyday but i have to say the satisfaction of seeing a tank that is doing well is very difficult to match.
Fish Kept: Angelfish, golden otos, baby puffers, many types of tetras..
Corals/Plants: mainly hardy tropical ferns
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: make sure you are systematic and do things at proper intervals, it is very tempting to dump everything into a new tank on the first day, i used to do that years ago and i lost many fish and many plants. make sure you properly mature the tank water and biological system of your tank over a minimum two week period before introducing your expensive fish and sensitive plants into the system.. and compatibility is very important.. not everything that looks good is actually going to survive in your tank. if you are using fish and plants from the tropics, do not add in a temperate species to look good.. they will not adapt well and whether fish or plant they will die quickly..
Description: This is my current tank, It is a lower delta tropical pond setting and the plants are all matured for about 3 years now.

Rated #7: 125 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Puerto Rico
Rank: #7 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.77
Number of votes: 109
About Yourself: Started in the hobbie with reef aquariums in 1990. Certified Public Accountant working for a group of radio stations in Puerto Rico as the VP of Finance.
Fish Kept: Powder Blue Tang Pijama Cardinal Coral Beauty Angel Tomato Clown Red Stripe Squirrelfish
Corals/Plants: Frogspawn, Leather Toadstool, Bubble, Cabbage, Colt, Gorgonians, Favia, Hammerhead, Ricordeas, Yellow Polyps, Blue Mushrooms, Zoas, etc.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Patience and perseverance are key to success
Description: 55 gallon planted aquarium with discus fish. Fluval 305, 4 - 40w T12 fluorescent tubes, 6,500K.

Rated #8: 90 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #8 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.73
Number of votes: 102
About Yourself: just ya lil old regular tropical fishkeeper, keep checking my pic's for updated tank shots
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: read, read, read then read some more, you'll never stop learning. Patience, good things take time to develop.
Description: Rio 180 planted tank

Rated #9: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Puerto Rico
Rank: #9 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.73
Number of votes: 102
Quote: I love fishes and plants.
About Yourself: I bought my first tank when I was 7 years. My interest in plants began a few years ago just for curiosity. Same happened with my discus; I just got one to see what happened.
Fish Kept: 7 Hidden Discus Fish, 10 Harlequin Rasboras, 8 Rummy Nose Tetras, around 10 Guppys, 8 Bleeding Heart Tetras. 4 Serpae Tetras, 4 black Nenon Tetras, 1 big Clown Loach, 3 Siamese.
Corals/Plants: 2 Alternanthera reineckii v. 'roseafolia', 1 Cryptocoyne Wenditii Tropica, 2 Micro Sword, Myriophyllum Tuberculatum 'Red', 2 Rotala Rotundifolia (Indicia), 1 Rotala Wallichii, 1 Nesaea pedicellata 'Golden', 1 Anubia Nana, 1 Anubia Barteri, Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red & Green, Saggitaria Dwarf, Hornwort, Melon Sword, Amazon Sword, Hygrophila difformis (Wisteria), Aponogeton crispus, Valisneria
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Patience is a must. You have to take things step by step. Also you have to be a very good observer. It takes a lot of work but you can succeed.
Description: A full view of my 75 gal discus planted tank

Rated #10: 200 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #10 out of 234 Planted Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.72
Number of votes: 114
Quote: God created man because he was so disappointed with monkeys. Twain.
About Yourself: Lots of kids, lots of pets, no money.
Fish Kept: Angels, gold severum, neons, loaches, cory's etc.
Corals/Plants: Fully planted low light setup. Javas, moneywort, hornwort, wysteria, vallis, moss.
Tank Size: 200 gallons
Advice: Keep up those water changes
Description: 200 gal. community tank. Fully planted low light setup.
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