Top 21 - 30 Planted Tanks 2012

Rated #21: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #21 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.59
Number of votes: 125
Quote: Live, Love & Enjoy
About Yourself: I enjoy nature in the whole. I currently own 3 tanks. 55gals freshwater (mix fish and plants) a 20 gal (fancy guppies only) set up like a terranium and a 15gal. nano tank (reef tank w/ 3 fish) I work in conservation law. I've always love any type of aquarium from a little girl and i still do. Feel free to ask me anything. I live in the US Virgin Islands. (caribbean)
Fish Kept: platies/swordtails/angels/rainbows/ tetras/cleaners/snails/barbs
Corals/Plants: Swords/java moss/ and a few more I can't remember thier names
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Read as much as you can, it helps. You will make mistakes but learn make your adjustment- continue with your hobbie and enjoy it.
Description: Assorted plants(sword/java moss,etc.) Assorted Fish(platies/swordtails/angels/rainbows/ tetras/cleaners/snails/barbs)

Rated #22: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #22 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.59
Number of votes: 114
About Yourself: I have loved fish for as long as I can rember. I think that my tanks are wonderful and are like the one thing I do really good lol. When I was little I wanted to be a marine biologist but that didnt work lol. I plan on owning a aquriam shop in the furture.
Fish Kept: 11 Discus: 2 Fire Dragon, 2 Brillant Blue Diamonds, 2 Baby Blue Pandas, 2 Aqua green Scribbles, 1 Red Snakeskin, and 2 Red Turquoise Red Dawrf Honey Gourami, Bummble Bee Goby, Apistogroma, Black Knife Fish, Pearl Gourami, Dwarf Neon Rainbows, Galaxy Rasbora, I have at least 6 different shrimp, and black yellow and blue mystery snails. Black loach and a Kuli loach and a dojo loach.
Corals/Plants: A bunch of different Rotellas, Anubis, Penny wort, Hornwort, at least 3 different grasses, sword plant, lilly plant, purple hippo,and a lot that I dunno the name of.
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: GREAT LIGHT AND CO2!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you change water at least once a week or every other week.
Description: Hope it works this time

Rated #23: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Ireland
Rank: #23 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.57
Number of votes: 122
Quote: .
About Yourself: .
Fish Kept: Harlequins, Neon Rainbows, Glowlight and Neon Tetras, Otos, Corys and pair of Blue Rams.
Corals/Plants: Amazon Swords, Alternanthera, Ludwigia, Hygrophila, various crypts, Ambulia, Rotala, Hydrocotyle.
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Think things through. This is my first planted tank and is a bit of a mess as I rushed into it. Gradually getting there though. Also, if you intend to grow live plants some form of CO2 or carbon additive is a must. Don't even attempt to grow demanding plants without one or both of them as you won't get very far. If you can stretch your budget to pressurised CO2 then do so - although my plants grew well with DIY CO2 I had terrible staghorn algae problems as my lighting was too high for the lower CO2 content that DIY CO2 tends to provide. Switching to the more controlable pressurised CO2 diffusion completely solved this. It is well worth the investment and I would NEVER go back.
Description: 29G

Rated #24: 15 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #24 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.57
Number of votes: 156
About Yourself: Biology nerd - love studying the interaction of ecology, and this is amplified in an aquarium, particularly a planted or reef aquarium. I also love the art of aquatic gardening.
Fish Kept: Too many to list, fresh to marine. In this tank, honey gourami, 5 x cherry barb, 2 albino cory, 4 trilineatus cory, 2 panda cory, red cherry shrimp, crystal red shrimp.
Corals/Plants: Amazon sword, hornwort, cardamine lyrata, java fern, crypt sp., hemianthus micranthemoides, java fern, enchinodorus tenellus, anubias sp., bolbitus, green hygro sp., red ludwigia.
Tank Size: 15 gallons
Advice: Research everything, and join good forums.
Description: A dense garden forest garden, with brushes of fish colour.

Rated #25: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #25 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.54
Number of votes: 122
Fish Kept: Swords, Tetras, Cory's, Frogs, Algae eaters.
Corals/Plants: Hydrothrix gardneri, Blyxa alternifolia, Syngonanthus sp Belem, Nechamandra alternifolia, Rotala manini, Staurogyne sp Porto Velho, Ludwigia palustris, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, Bacopa sp Salzmannii, Rotala indica, Limnophila sp Guinea fine leaf, Hygrophila sp Tiger and Bold, Pogostemon sp Blume, Many more.....
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: You can never have too much filtration.
Description: Standard 55 gallon glass tank. Started as a community tank with no live plants and has been morphing into the fully planted tank you see.

Rated #26: 90 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #26 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.49
Number of votes: 130
Fish Kept: fantail, pleco, blind cave fish
Corals/Plants: amazon swords, anubias barteri
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Research, research, research.

Rated #27: 147 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Great Britain
Rank: #27 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.49
Number of votes: 134
Fish Kept: Angels, guppies, platys, houduran red points, keyhole cichlids, pleco, bristlenose, neon tetras, pearl gourami's, tiger barbs, rosey barbs, shrimp, fighter fish, lemon tetras, and have kept kept lots of other type before
Corals/Plants: swords, java moss, java fern,
Tank Size: 147 gallons
Advice: research research research
Description: 5ftx2ftx2.5ft tank. Mixed community 5 x Tiger Barbs 4 x Ruby Barbs 3 x Golden Marble Angelfish 1 x Black Marble Angelfish 3 x Neon tetras 9 x Lemon tetras 4 x Mickey Mouse Platys 1 x Neon sunset Platy 4 x White Mickey Mouse Platys 4 x Blue Platys 1 x Red Bottom Blue sapphire Platy 12 x assorted Guppies Pair of Keyhole Cichlids Pair of Pearl Gourami 1 x Female Dwarf Gourami 1 x Male Long Finned Bolivian Ram Cichlid 1 x Salfin Pleco 1 x Bristlenose 2 x Sterbas cory 1 x Banjo cat 1 x Assassin snail 1 x African clawed albino frog Dwarf Anubias Jungle Vallis Straight Vallisneria Wendt's Cryptocoryne Java Fern moss

Rated #28: 62 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:France
Rank: #28 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.47
Number of votes: 118
Quote: "A successful aquarium is more about keeping water than fish or plants"
About Yourself: I am still very new to this. It only started 2 years ago with a 80liter tank that i bought at a garden centre one sunday just cos i was bored. I now have a 240liter going since july 2011. I've been really biten by the bug!! I can't wait to get home from work every night just to see how my aquariums doing!
Fish Kept: Harqlequin rasboras + couple colisa chuna + glass catfish and 10 cardinals added nov 2011
Corals/Plants: all the classic plants found at all garden centers
Tank Size: 62 gallons
Advice: I'm too new to this to give advice, but i have learnt that patience is everything.
Description: update on tank started july 2011. Picture taken December 2011

Rated #29: 180 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #29 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.46
Number of votes: 175
Quote: To be or not to be.
About Yourself: Have been an aquarist for 3.5 years. Now venturing in to aquascaping.
Fish Kept: Bronze Cory Cat, True Rummynose Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Cherry Barbs, Assassin Snails, Guppy, Otocinclus, Red Cherry Shrimps.
Corals/Plants: Plants - Java Moss,Flame Moss, Willow Moss, Java Ferns, Windelov Fern, Anubius Nana “Petite”, Anubius Nana,Rotala Rotundifolia, Crypto Pontederifolia,Elodea Crispa,Hair Grass (Dwarf), Hair Grass (Tall),Blyxa Japonica,Glossostigma, Hydrocotyle Verticillata, Bacopa Caroliniana,Hygrophila Polysperma ('Rosanervig'), Aponogeton Crispus,Aponogeton Rigidifolius,Crypto Wendtii Green,Crypto Wendtii Brown, Hemianthus Cuba,Cryptocoryne Balansae,Bolbitis Fern,Rotala Macrandra,Staurogyne Repens, Cryptocoryne Parva
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” ― Criss Jami
Description: 2 Months old today. Still filling it up :)

Rated #30: 42 Gallons Planted Tank

State:None/Other
Country:India
Rank: #30 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.45
Number of votes: 132
Quote: Try Try again Try till you SUCCEED
About Yourself: An Aquarist from Chinsurah, a small town near Kolkata (India) Ph: +91 9681026043 email: enjoysumit@yahoo.co.in
Fish Kept: Cardinal tetra, Neon Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Rummynose Tetra, Oto, SAE and Some Red Molly
Corals/Plants: Glosso, HM, Hair Grass, Rotala
Tank Size: 42 gallons
Advice: Pleaseeeeeeee..........."Never Give-up"
Description: BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

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