Top 61 - 70 Planted Tanks 2011

Rated #61: 100 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #61: 100 Gallons Planted Tank - 1-17-11
Username: chris
Country: United States
Rank: #61 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: chris on
Ratings: 5.39
Number of votes: 155
Quote: Life is like a photograph-it is through the negatives in which we develop!
About Yourself: I am ME! I love my Animals...fish,mammals,reptiles, birds!
Fish Kept: Australian Rainbow, Blue Gourami, 6 Columbian Tetras, 6 Red Phantom Tetras, 3 Flying Foxes, 1 Siamese Flying Fox, Spotted Pleco, Albino Bristlenose pleco, 2 Corydoris and a Molucaan Fan Shrimp
Corals/Plants: amazon swords(marbled and standard),cryptocerne(green, red, bronze leafed), java moss, java fern, indian fern, anubias, aquarium Lillies, Melon sword and Madagascar Lace leaf!
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Research....know what you have, what it will grow into(size, aggression, territorial issues) My friends always complement my aquariums and talk with interest of doing this hobby as well but, it does take effort...you must take pride and sacrifice time for your aquariums!!
Description: 1-17-11

Rated #62: 180 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #62: 180 Gallons Planted Tank - 150 Gallon Aquarium, biult into family room wall, totally serviced from rear, automatic water change system, established for 6 years. Largest discus is 9 years old and he is about 8 inches high.
Username: David Robinson
Country: Canada
Rank: #62 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: David Robinson on
Ratings: 5.34
Number of votes: 119
Quote: Yes you have to buy a heater, they are tropical fish...
About Yourself: Keeping fish for about 30 years, have raised angels commercially and trying to raise Discus now. This show tank is my grow out tank. I have 4 30 gallon bare tanks in waiting for when the pairs start to get frisky. My other life long hobby is photography, so photographing my fish is the best challenge of all.
Fish Kept: Discus, Angel fish Cardinal Tetras, Clown Loaches, Gold Spotted Plecostomus and Albino Coryadoras.
Corals/Plants: Live plants
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Patience, Patience, Patience
Description: 150 Gallon Aquarium, biult into family room wall, totally serviced from rear, automatic water change system, established for 6 years. Largest discus is 9 years old and he is about 8 inches high.

Rated #63: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #63: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - my tank
Username: damian
Country: United States
Rank: #63 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: damian on
Ratings: 5.33
Number of votes: 117
About Yourself: Always had a fish tank, wish i could have a bigger one but no room.
Fish Kept: 2 regular plecos, 1 rubber lip pleco, 5 tiger barbs, 3 green tiger barbs, 2 red barbs, one blue Gourami , 1 australian rainbow fish, 2 bottom feeder cat fish.
Corals/Plants: Cant remember the names.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Get what you want the first time.
Description: my tank

Rated #64: 125 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #64: 125 Gallons Planted Tank - 125g planted Mbuna tank
Username: Evan
Country: United States
Rank: #64 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Evan on
Ratings: 5.33
Number of votes: 118
About Yourself: Kept community tanks for over 10 years before finally switching to a Malawi setup.
Fish Kept: Blue Cobalts, Yellow Labs, Rustys, and more to come. Also keeping bristlenose pleco and synodontis catfish.
Corals/Plants: Assorted Anubis. Jungle Vallis, and various Swords. Assorted volcanic rock with sand substrate and a large manzanita branch.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: For those considering starting an African Cichlid tank: Do your research, lots and lots of it. Expect a few hiccups, as that is just part of the game. It's imperative that you get the male/female ratio correct with each species (for Mbuna it's 1 male for every 4 females). It can take time to get this ratio correct, as the best way to stock is by buying unsexed juveniles and letting them grow up together until you can spot males vs females. I actually convinced a fish keeping friend of mine to start a Malawi tank so that I could give any fish I needed to get rid of to him. Made it much easier. Also, Mbuna love rocks to hide in, but if you are starting with juveniles it's best to keep the tank somewhat bare until you get your ratios correct, unless you don't mind removing everything whenever you need to remove a fish from the tank. They can be hard to catch lol. If you have aggression in the tank due to improper ratios, that leads to illness and death. Which brings me to the most important thing, medication. Order a large amount online (you can get it in powder form, in jugs) to keep on-hand in case illness pops up in the tank. I learned this the hard way. They did not have the medication anywhere near me in town, so I had to order it. I ended up having a full wipe in the tank and had to start over. Now I keep a jug of the stuff always. Side-note: To anyone just starting out, check craigslist for tank setups. My 125 was purchased this way from a gentleman who was moving. It was fully set up with everything, stand, canopy, and all necessary equipment. Got it for $200! So,,, obviously a super deal compared to buying new.
Description: 125g planted Mbuna tank

Rated #65: 180 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #65: 180 Gallons Planted Tank - front view
Username: damion kahdan
Country: Trinidad Tobago
Rank: #65 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: damion kahdan on
Ratings: 5.32
Number of votes: 109
About Yourself: wasup
Fish Kept: Plecostomus, Corydoras, Kuhli Loach, Tilapia, Cichlid
Corals/Plants: Live plants dont know the names
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Patience is a virtue .
Description: front view

Rated #66: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #66: 60 Gallons Planted Tank - More of cichlid tank
Username: Tony
Country: United States
Rank: #66 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Tony on
Ratings: 5.32
Number of votes: 123
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichlids
Corals/Plants: Anubias, Java Ferns, Amazon Swords
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: DO NOT OVER FEED!!!!
Description: More of cichlid tank

Rated #67: 45 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #67: 45 Gallons Planted Tank - 45 gallon all-natural planted tank with cardinal tetras.
Username: Will
Country: United States
Rank: #67 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Will on
Ratings: 5.32
Number of votes: 120
Fish Kept: Cardinal Tetras
Corals/Plants: assortment of plants from the LFS
Tank Size: 45 gallons
Advice: Don't cut corners and buy the cheap stuff, you'll end up not liking it after a while and will want the better option.
Description: 45 gallon all-natural planted tank with cardinal tetras.

Rated #68: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #68: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - My 55 gallon tank with pressurized CO2
Username: Hunter
Country: United States
Rank: #68 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Hunter on
Ratings: 5.31
Number of votes: 121
Quote: Why cant they sell the driftwood presoaked?
About Yourself: I've evolved from firebelly newts to turtles to fish. I love aquascpaing and much rather buy a new plant than a new fish. I love DRIFTWOOD!
Fish Kept: 30 neon tetras, 2 Kribensis (just had babies), Red tailed Shark, 8 Amano Shrimp, 2 Bamboo Shrimp, Clown Pleco, Rubber Lip Pleco, Peppered Corydoras, Banjo Cat, 4 Pygmy Gouramis, Gold Wonder Killie, German Blue Ram, 4 Otocinclus, 6 nerite snails, and one freshwater clam
Corals/Plants: Cambombas, Rotala, wisteria, anubias, and much much more
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Lighting, CO2, and fertz are key
Description: My 55 gallon tank with pressurized CO2

Rated #69: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #69: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - My new tank. My cobalt blues, electric yellow, peacock and moorii cichlids are so far happy to leave the plants alone.
Username: Michael Sydney Jones
Country: Australia
Rank: #69 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Michael Sydney Jones on
Ratings: 5.3
Number of votes: 117
Quote: Count your blessings, not your stressings!
About Yourself: I am a professional opera and electronic music composer. Now 51 years old, I have been keeping tropical fish, on and off, since I was ten. They are very life - affirming. :-)
Fish Kept: 3 x cobalt blue cichlid; 1 electric yellow; 1 peacock; 1 moorii; 2 x bristlenose pleco (male and female); 1 chinese algae eater; 1 flying fox. Some fish left over from my first tank - 1 kribensis (male); 1 festive cichlid; 2 x two spot barb; 2 x serpae tetra; one black widow; a few neons and glowlights.
Corals/Plants: Anubius in pots; java fern; crypt; Water Wysteria; Vallisenaria; Lace Fern (on surface)
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: CARE for your fish and plants! Don't just get it roughly right and hope for the best. Research everything you introduce to your tank.
Description: My new tank. My cobalt blues, electric yellow, peacock and moorii cichlids are so far happy to leave the plants alone.

Rated #70: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #70: 29 Gallons Planted Tank - all live plants, 2 discus, 1 dwarf clown, 1 red honey gourami, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 glow light tetra, 7 rummy nosed tetras
Username: Catherine
Country: Canada
Rank: #70 out of 198 Planted Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Catherine on
Ratings: 5.29
Number of votes: 122
Quote: beware the blue lobster
About Yourself: I love fishes! I got my first tank over a year ago now and havn't looked back since. Any advice on keeping discus and live plants would be greatly appreciated- there is always more to learn.
Fish Kept: 1 tangerine dream discus 1 turquoise discus 1 dwarf gourami 1 red honey gourami 6 rummy nosed tetras
Corals/Plants: Hydrocotyle verticillata, Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea', Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig', Hygrophila polysperma, Cryptocoryne parva
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Do lots of research before making any purchases! When creating your tank; DIY, it's much cheaper and allows you to use your creativity (also research EVERYTHING you put inside your tank: it may need to be cured first or it may leach poisons into your water). Keep in mind what type of environment your fish naturally come from. Be careful when making temperature changes, this will greatly affect your plants over time.
Description: all live plants, 2 discus, 1 dwarf clown, 1 red honey gourami, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 glow light tetra, 7 rummy nosed tetras

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