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Rated #1: barny61

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #1 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/03/2011
Ratings: 7.5
Number of votes: 126
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 Kept: loads of assorted
Tank Size: 90
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: uvenhoven

State: None/Other
Country: Netherlands Netherlands Flag
Rank: #2 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/05/2011
Ratings: 7.39
Number of votes: 135
About Yourself: I keep 41 years aquaria
Fish Kept: Tropheus
Corals/Plants Kept: vallisneria
Tank Size: 500
Advice: specialize, do not collect fish as coins or stamps
Description: composition of plants are important

Rated #3: daweed

State: None/Other
Country: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Flag
Rank: #3 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 11/10/2011
Ratings: 7.22
Number of votes: 125
Fish Kept: Many species
Corals/Plants Kept: Many species
Tank Size: 200
Advice: Just be patient
Description: Wild Amazon 3rd

Rated #4: SpyderSpy6

State: Rhode Island
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/27/2011
Ratings: 7.17
Number of votes: 121
Quote: "Fail to plan... Plan to fail"
Fish Kept: 6 Threadfin Tetra's 1 Betta 4 Otto's Snails
Tank Size: 75
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: Andreic

State: None/Other
Country: Romania Romania Flag
Rank: #5 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 08/27/2011
Ratings: 6.97
Number of votes: 106
Quote: No
Fish Kept: 4 SAE and 200-300 Red Cherry schrimps.
Corals/Plants Kept: 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
Description: Actuall look of my tank

Rated #6: jaggedge

State: None/Other
Country: Singapore Singapore Flag
Rank: #6 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 04/07/2011
Ratings: 6.83
Number of votes: 118
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 Kept: moss
Tank Size: 45
Advice: be patient..let the nature take its course!!!;)
Description: my first attempt to make a planted tank..

Rated #7: SonnyDC

State: None/Other
Country: Phillippines Phillippines Flag
Rank: #7 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 05/31/2011
Ratings: 6.82
Number of votes: 122
Fish Kept: Cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras, rasbora espei etc.
Corals/Plants Kept: Various
Tank Size: 40
Advice: Starting your water garden would require a lot of time and patience. Do your research, put some extra effort and you will be rewarded.
Description: 40 gallon Planted Tank

Rated #8: newday3000

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #8 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/16/2011
Ratings: 6.78
Number of votes: 116
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 Kept: many
Tank Size: 75
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 #9: apricort

State: None/Other
Country: Poland Poland Flag
Rank: #9 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 12/18/2011
Ratings: 6.75
Number of votes: 115
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 Kept: Vallisneria, anubias, microsorium, cryptocoryne
Tank Size: 63
Advice: First read and learn, then buy.
Description: My biggest tank

Rated #10: kiwijeff

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Rank: #10 out of 200 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 01/27/2011
Ratings: 6.71
Number of votes: 157
Fish Kept: 12 assorted discus, 30 neon tetras and 1 whip tail :)
Corals/Plants Kept: many
Tank Size: 160
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 :)