Top 10 Planted Tanks 2011

Rated #1: 90 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #1: 90 Gallons Planted Tank - Front veiw of 10 foot tank.
Username: Peter Barnes
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #1 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Peter Barnes on
Ratings: 7.64
Number of votes: 151
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 #2: 500 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #2: 500 Gallons Planted Tank - composition of  plants are important
Username: Rob Uvenhoven
Country: Netherlands
Rank: #2 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Rob Uvenhoven on
Ratings: 7.48
Number of votes: 149
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 #3: 200 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #3: 200 Gallons Planted Tank - Wild Amazon 3rd
Username: David
Country: Yugoslavia
Rank: #3 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: David on
Ratings: 7.25
Number of votes: 131
Fish Kept: Many species
Corals/Plants: Many species
Tank Size: 200 gallons
Advice: Just be patient
Description: Wild Amazon 3rd

Rated #4: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #4: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - 2011 planted tank
Username: Damian
Country: United States
Rank: #4 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Damian on
Ratings: 7.18
Number of votes: 127
Quote: "Fail to plan... Plan to fail"
Fish Kept: 6 Threadfin Tetra's 1 Betta 4 Otto's Snails
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Take your time! Research what you are doing, and read the bottles of additives you are putting in your tank.
Description: 2011 planted tank

Rated #5: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #5: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - 75G Pressurized CO2 tank, DIY CO2 reactor, 216 Watts 108W T5HO 8hrs per day 216 watt 1 hr per day, PH controller for CO2 management
Username: newton
Country: Canada
Rank: #5 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: newton on
Ratings: 6.94
Number of votes: 125
About Yourself: I keep Koi in ponds in the summer. Love skateboarding in half pipes.
Fish Kept: neons, GBR's, OTO's, Cories, glowlight tetra, rasboras, black skirt tetra
Corals/Plants: many
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: water changes.
Description: 75G Pressurized CO2 tank, DIY CO2 reactor, 216 Watts 108W T5HO 8hrs per day 216 watt 1 hr per day, PH controller for CO2 management

Rated #6: 120 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #6: 120 Gallons Planted Tank - Actuall look of my tank
Username: Andrei
Country: Romania
Rank: #6 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Andrei on
Ratings: 6.94
Number of votes: 110
Quote: No
Fish Kept: 4 SAE and 200-300 Red Cherry schrimps.
Corals/Plants: Heteranthera zosterifolia, Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum pteropus windelov, Cardamine lyrata, Echinodorus vesuvius, Echinodorus Angustifolius, Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae, Cryptocoryne balansae, wendtii brown, beckettii, Blyxa japonica, Blyxa auberti, Limnophila aromatica, Eusteralis stellata, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Aponogeton undulatus, Aponogeton rigidifolius, Valisneria nana.
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Description: Actuall look of my tank

Rated #7: 45 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #7: 45 Gallons Planted Tank - my first attempt to make a planted tank..
Username: blake
Country: Singapore
Rank: #7 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: blake on
Ratings: 6.81
Number of votes: 124
Quote: patience is the key to success
About Yourself: i was jealous on my friends planted tank..thats why i made my own..and the result more pretty than my friends one...LOL:)..im a chef on a busy restaurant here in singapore..
Fish Kept: apistogramma agassizii double red
Corals/Plants: moss
Tank Size: 45 gallons
Advice: be patient..let the nature take its course!!!;)
Description: my first attempt to make a planted tank..

Rated #8: 63 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #8: 63 Gallons Planted Tank - My biggest tank
Username: Agata
Country: Poland
Rank: #8 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Agata on
Ratings: 6.7
Number of votes: 122
Quote: "If music is not for cammunicating emotions, what the f**k is it for?" Nigel Kennedy
About Yourself: More tanks required! Apart from this I have got 160litres Tanganyika tank with Neolamprologus brevis colony, small 17litres cryptokoryne wendtii planted tank with Iriatherina werneri and a 10litres black water betta tank, which I plan to change for a little bigger glass. I would like to have many more, like Malawi tank and some marine tank when I retire ;)
Fish Kept: Variety in the big 240litres tank: Pterophyllum scalare, Rasbora vulcanus, Congo tetra, Botia macracantha.
Corals/Plants: Vallisneria, anubias, microsorium, cryptocoryne
Tank Size: 63 gallons
Advice: First read and learn, then buy.
Description: My biggest tank

Rated #9: 15 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #9: 15 Gallons Planted Tank - Please forgive the quality, was taken with a phone.
Username: Daniel
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #9 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Daniel on
Ratings: 6.68
Number of votes: 137
Fish Kept: Green Rasbora Zebra Danio Espe Rasbora Cherry Shrimp
Corals/Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba Java Moss
Tank Size: 15 gallons
Advice: Research
Description: Please forgive the quality, was taken with a phone.

Rated #10: 160 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #10: 160 Gallons Planted Tank - 720 litre tank new photo:) i updated my pic and lost my rating lol, never mind this is a better pic, i just gave it the weekly prune :)
Username: geoff
Country: New Zealand
Rank: #10 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: geoff on
Ratings: 6.63
Number of votes: 168
Fish Kept: 12 assorted discus, 30 neon tetras and 1 whip tail :)
Corals/Plants: many
Tank Size: 160 gallons
Advice: A work of art isnt created over night, have a vision and slowly chip away at it, then you'l get there
Description: 720 litre tank new photo:) i updated my pic and lost my rating lol, never mind this is a better pic, i just gave it the weekly prune :)
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