Top 11 - 20 Planted Tanks 2012

Rated #11: 63 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #11 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.98
Number of votes: 121
Fish Kept: 3x Albino Corydoras Catfish (Corydoras aeneus) 4x Zebra Loaches (Botia striata) 8x Harlequin Rasboras (Rasbora heteromorpha) 20x Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) 3x Otocinclus 3X Crossocheilus siamensis
Corals/Plants: Java Fern Valisneria gigantea Limnophilia aromatica Echinodorus rosea Red Tiger Lotus Lilly (nymphaea zenkeri) Madagascar Lace Leaf Plant Aponogeton madagascariensis) Aponogeton Capuroni Bacopa caroliniana
Tank Size: 63 gallons
Advice: Enjoy your hobby and be patient. Always keep an open and positive mind. I've been doing this for 20 years and consider myself a learner always.
Description: Latest photo of my October 2011 aquascape

Rated #12: 180 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #12 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 134
About Yourself: Lab rat....research scientist. Plant lover aqua and garden.
Fish Kept: Red Turquoise Discus Aqua Green Scribbles Discus Rummy nose Ottos Siamese algae eater Julii Cory Cats Cherry Shrimp
Corals/Plants: Plants: Green Cabomba Broad Ludwigia Dwarf Lily Bulb Moneywort Red Tiger Lotus Limnophila Aromatica Star grass Rotala Rotundifolia Anubias nana var. 'Petite' Needle Leaf Java Fern Java Fern 'Trident' Amazon Sword Brazilian Pennywort Micro sword Red Wendtii Lutea Crypt
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Research, research, research...and then find what works for you. Have fun with it.
Description: 180G Planted Discus Tank

Rated #13: 28 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:India
Rank: #13 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.9
Number of votes: 129
About Yourself: I love Aquascaping and Car performance tweaks . i started this hobby 6 months ago and am loving it. I am a Data Center technician at Yahoo India.
Fish Kept: Neon Tetras Rummynose tetra (true) threadfin rainbows, black neon tetras, Endler's Livebearer(Venezuela), Ghost and cherry red Shrimps
Corals/Plants: forgive me if i have misspelled the names.. Hair Grass, Rotalla, Rotalla walachi, Hydrocotyle martima “Honda, Anubias nana & anubias barteri, Red stem plants, Narrow leaf Java ferns,
Tank Size: 28 gallons
Advice: the bigger the tank the better and easier it is to maintain.
Description: nature H2O

Rated #14: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #14 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 137
Quote: just keep swimming
Fish Kept: Red belly piranhas. Sailfin pleco. Once in a while theres some goldfish but they disappear in like a few minutes.
Corals/Plants: Live ones
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Research research research.
Description: my 30 gallon planted piranha tank

Rated #15: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #15 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.79
Number of votes: 121
Quote: The devil is in the details
Fish Kept: 2xDiscus, 3xplaties, 9xtetras, 3xoto catfish, 3xharlequin, 2xangel, 1xpleco, 1xshrimp, 5xdwarf puffer, 2xdwarf guarami,3xglass fish.
Corals/Plants: about 10 different species
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Start with a heavy plant load. Don't overdue the lighting, you'll grow nothing but algae.
Description: 60gal ("Pass Through")

Rated #16: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #16 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.76
Number of votes: 126
About Yourself: tattooist, been into tanks a while just really getting into planted tanks
Fish Kept: quite a mixture, neons mollies tiger barbs plecs guppys
Corals/Plants: bit of everything java fern stargrass etc few diffrent mosses java, star, riccia on rocks driftwood and rocks, diy co2
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: patience! dont rush anything, and swot up research is golden
Description: my tank after a bit more remodeling :)

Rated #17: 64 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #17 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.74
Number of votes: 118
Quote: Judge a man by how he treats those things that can do nothing for him
Fish Kept: 7 Amano Shrimp 5 Cherry Shrimp 8 Columbian Tetra 6 Rosy Tetra 6 Blue Tetra 4 Golden Panchax (2 male, 2 female) 4 Albino Cory 1 Striped Cory 2 Odessa Barb 1 Tiger Pleco 1 Bristlenose Pleco
Corals/Plants: To follow
Tank Size: 64 gallons
Advice: To follow
Description: Front side view

Rated #18: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #18 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.65
Number of votes: 136
About Yourself: We live in the middle of Manhattan on the 10th floor of an older apartment building.
Fish Kept: Fish: 8 orange Swordtails (and various babies) 12 Neon Tetras 12 Rasboras 6 Rainbow Fish 4 Algae Eaters 7 Corey Cats (3 albino) 6 Cherry Shrimp 4 White Clouds Various Snails (trying to keep them under control)
Corals/Plants: Plants: Baby Tears Pennyworts Sprites grasses
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Don't compromise...start out with the right equipment and tank for you. Buy new everything, don't inherit someone else's tank and set up. We learned that lesson the hard way.

Rated #19: 120 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #19 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.63
Number of votes: 130
Quote: I'm unique, just like everyone else.
About Yourself: Grew up dreaming of being a marine biologist. Ended up being a software programmer. This is how I keep the dream alive. :-)
Fish Kept: Most tetra species, rasboras, discuss and more...
Corals/Plants: swords, glosso, baby tears, riccia, water sprite and a lot more
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Go slow and get the best FILTER instead of the best TANK. ;-) Over filtration is the best way to enjoy this hobby with healthy fish and plants.
Description: 120 gallon fish tank

Rated #20: 58 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #20 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.62
Number of votes: 131
Fish Kept: 9x White clouds, 7x Neons, 1x Siamese Algae Eater, 6x Rummy nose Tetras, 6x Priscilla Tetras, 1x pair of pearl gouramis, 1x pair of German blue rams, 3x kuhli loaches, 5x leopard corydoras
Corals/Plants: Java moss, peacock moss, crypts, lace fern, temple plant, wisteria, penny wort, some kind of sword, Vallisneria, banana lilies, anubias and a red tiger lotus
Tank Size: 58 gallons
Advice: Just try it.
Description: This picture is taken at 6 weeks after tank setup.

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