Top 31 - 40 Planted Tanks 2012

Rated #31: 150 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #31: 150 Gallons Planted Tank - 150 Gallon planted
State: Washington
Country: United States
Rank: #31 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: chris on
Ratings: 5.43
Number of votes: 134
Fish Kept: Neon tetras 30,black skirts 4,Blue & yellow rams 6, rosline sharks6,bristle nose plecos 5,albino cat fish 2,yo yo loaches 2 &zebra botia loaches 3,nerite snails 20,siamese algea eaters 4,gouarmi 2
Corals/Plants: Anubias spp,Java fern,java moss,Cryptocoryne,Amazon sword,Red tiger lotus,Parva,Bacopa Caroliniana,Cabomba furcata,wisteria,Red Ludwigia,Water Sprite
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: do your research
Description: 150 Gallon planted

Rated #32: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #32: 29 Gallons Planted Tank - Just a quick picture. See the Gourami up top and several of the Tetras near the middle.
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Rank: #32 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Walter on
Ratings: 5.42
Number of votes: 117
Fish Kept: 2 Albino Corydoras, 4 Bronze Corydoras, 8 Bleeding Heart Tetra, 8 Cherry Barbs, 1 Dwarf Gourami, 11 Olive Nerite Snails.
Corals/Plants: So many that I don't remember what they all are.
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Research! Although I'm new so no real advice here.
Description: Just a quick picture. See the Gourami up top and several of the Tetras near the middle.

Rated #33: 250 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #33: 250 Gallons Planted Tank - Co2 Planted tank
Country: South Africa
Rank: #33 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Shaun Higgs on
Ratings: 5.36
Number of votes: 159
Quote: Na
About Yourself: NA
Fish Kept: All
Corals/Plants: All
Tank Size: 250 gallons
Advice: Na
Description: Co2 Planted tank

Rated #34: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #34: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - 4 wild discus
albino pleco
tank is a aquaone 120 285 liters . its running a aquaone 2400 canister and a pondmaster uv
Country: Australia
Rank: #34 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: louie on
Ratings: 5.34
Number of votes: 130
Fish Kept: 8 various discus 3 pleco's 2 clown loachs 1 large ghost knife 2 guamis snails and muscles
Corals/Plants: variuos plants
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: im new myself :P
Description: 4 wild discus albino pleco tank is a aquaone 120 285 liters . its running a aquaone 2400 canister and a pondmaster uv

Rated #35: 125 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #35: 125 Gallons Planted Tank - full view
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #35 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Geno on
Ratings: 5.31
Number of votes: 181
Fish Kept: Hillstream Loach, Black Kuhlii Loach, Ghost Glass Cat, Guppy, Bristle-nose Catfish
Corals/Plants: hygro, crypt, jungle val
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: research
Description: full view

Rated #36: 60 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #36: 60 Gallons Planted Tank - Here is our recently updated planted
fish tank. but clearing up and maturing. 

We've already got a baby plant
growing :)
Country: Quatar
Rank: #36 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Mark Gonzales on
Ratings: 5.3
Number of votes: 129
Quote: "Light travels faster than sound, that's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"
About Yourself: I'm and avid fish-goer. I took up this art (because it's not just a hobby) years ago to actually learn the feeding habits of various types of fish. Why? I love to fish, and seeing how fish are and how they eat, helped me with figuring out just how to refine my sport fishing. Also, there is nothing better than coming home and feeling the peace and tranquility of being able to watch the our personal National Geographic at home. We have seven tanks, each built out with separate habitas, everything from African set ups, amazon set ups, river and tropics. I try to get fish that are unique and rarely find in home aquariums. I love having friends over who feel as if they should have paid an entrance fee just to see the exhibits we have set up. Lastly, although a very expensive habit, it's something I can do at home and save from having to go out and look for fun!
Fish Kept: In this tank we have our flowerhorn, a catfish, two butterfly fish, and some chiclid rams, there is a pleco who's grown quite a bit, and a few barbs that hang around the base of the drift wood. This tank represents, peace and tranquility! :) And luck of course.
Corals/Plants: Had this one full of live plants before, but they were quickly turned into lunch for the tank inhabitants.
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Take it slow! - Or sometimes be willing to take losses. And definately do your homework to ensure you are capable of supporting your fish and it's needs.
Description: Here is our recently updated planted fish tank. but clearing up and maturing. We've already got a baby plant growing :)

Rated #37: 90 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #37: 90 Gallons Planted Tank - 90 gallon wider that it is tall as
it was originally home to 6 axolotls
and floor space was more important
than water depth. Sand substrate,
extreme low light.

It is now a planted african river
biotope tank. (yeah I know java fern
isnt african) 

All fish are African riverine
species including: 
1 x Elephant nose, 
1 x African Brown Knife Fish,
6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 
2 x Upsidedown Catfish,
2 x Kribensis, 
2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch,

19 x Congo Tetras, 
2 x African Butterfly Fish.  

Plants are all low light species:
Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis.

Tech: 
LIGHTING:Very low tech, 1 x 40w
Hagen Auaglo flourescent and 1 x 24w
Actinic blue moon light for night
time viewing. Its a miracle that any
plants grow hence why I have had to
sacrifice a "true" African biotope
by using Java Fern as it is one of
the only plants to survive such low
light conditions.

FILTRATION: Fluval 304 external
cannister filter and Fluval U4
internal filter.

HEATING: 2 x Interpet 350w
submersible heaters.

Dosing: None, except the addition of
black water extract to darken and
condition the water during water
change.
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #37 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Ed Richardson on
Ratings: 5.3
Number of votes: 121
Quote: Hey, would you like a chocolate covered pretzle?
About Yourself: Started keeping Axolotls, the whole venture evolved into keeping oddball African fish. Gamertag: EdF4ce
Fish Kept: All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish.
Corals/Plants: Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: If in doubt leave it out! Research, Research, Research before buying any new fish, ensure that they are 100% compatible with your planned stock. Oh and if you own or are planning on buying a Ropefish/Reedfish, DO NOT underestimate these guys, DO NOT leave any tiny gap in the lid no matter how small, plug up every gap. Master escape artists is an understantement! You have been warned!
Description: 90 gallon wider that it is tall as it was originally home to 6 axolotls and floor space was more important than water depth. Sand substrate, extreme low light. It is now a planted african river biotope tank. (yeah I know java fern isnt african) All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish. Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis. Tech: LIGHTING:Very low tech, 1 x 40w Hagen Auaglo flourescent and 1 x 24w Actinic blue moon light for night time viewing. Its a miracle that any plants grow hence why I have had to sacrifice a "true" African biotope by using Java Fern as it is one of the only plants to survive such low light conditions. FILTRATION: Fluval 304 external cannister filter and Fluval U4 internal filter. HEATING: 2 x Interpet 350w submersible heaters. Dosing: None, except the addition of black water extract to darken and condition the water during water change.

Rated #38: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #38: 30 Gallons Planted Tank - 2012.02.22
Country: Europe
Rank: #38 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Timi on
Ratings: 5.28
Number of votes: 121
Quote: "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein
About Yourself: Hi! my name is Timea. I came from Hungary (Europe) and I started care with fish when I was about 13th years old. I like freshwater tanks, my favourite fish is platty, cory trilli, black molly.
Fish Kept: black molly, platty, scalare, corydorases,
Corals/Plants: Echinodorus, saggittaria
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Buy a good outer filter for anysize tank. Never keep feed another person your fish, if you on holiday. If you have plant, fertilizyng them. Don't keep too much fish, about 1cm fish = 1 liter water.
Description: 2012.02.22

Rated #39: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #39: 40 Gallons Planted Tank - Front view, 6 months old (ish),
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #39 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: nick on
Ratings: 5.24
Number of votes: 164
Fish Kept: 30+ ember tetra, 6 emperor tetra, 6 otto, 6 pygmy cory, 6 endler guppy (better than what your picturing), 1 red whiptail, 3 dwarf chainloach, Amano shrimp, Cherry shrimp
Corals/Plants: Cryptocorynes, An anubius nana, Java moss on a large piece of wood (shrimp nursery)
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: .Get a bigger filter.
Description: Front view, 6 months old (ish),

Rated #40: 20 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #40: 20 Gallons Planted Tank - a current picture of my 20 high tank taken jan 20, 2012
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #40 out of 128 Planted Tanks submitted 2012
February Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: John on
Ratings: 5.24
Number of votes: 130
Fish Kept: .
Corals/Plants: .
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: .
Description: a current picture of my 20 high tank taken jan 20, 2012

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