Top 51 - 60 Planted Tanks 2013

Rated #51: 20 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #51: 20 Gallons Planted Tank - I have been working on this tank step by step for several weeks now, and it is finally starting to take shape. It is a 20 gallon tall, with a homemade 3D cement background. I am using Eco-Complete for my bottom substrate (1.5 inches), topped with Quikrete Medium Commercial Grade sand (1.5 inches). After all the decorations, substrate, and background, the tank fills at 13-14 gallons. I'm running an Aquaclear 50 HOB filter, with peat-moss added in the filtration system to bring down my pH. I've equipped an ViaAqua 100-Watt Quartz Glass heater, set to about 78 F. I've decorated with Malaysian drift wood as my centerpiece, with a second piece of smaller driftwood from my LFS. I built my own CO2 injector, powered by Yeast and a sugar water mixture for food. I anticipate the mixture to supply about 2 weeks of CO2 per batch.  I am ultimately designing this tank for German Blue Rams, living along side of Neon and Glowlight Tetras, and Nerite Snails, but I am taking it step by step slowly, as GBR's are very sensitive to water parameters and I want the tank to be perfect for them.
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Rank: #51 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Brian Petry on
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 256
Fish Kept: 2x Glowlight Tetra, 9x Neon Tetra, 2x German Blue Ram, 2x Sunburst Platy, 2x Nerite Snail
Corals/Plants: 1x Anubias barteri [Anubias] 1x Cryptocoryne undulata [Crypt Undulata] 3x Echinodorus amazonicus [Amazon Sword] (2x tissue cultured) 3x Hygrophila 1x “tub” Eleocharis parvula [Dwarf Hairgrass] (tissue cultured)
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Take it slow, plan it out.
Description: I have been working on this tank step by step for several weeks now, and it is finally starting to take shape. It is a 20 gallon tall, with a homemade 3D cement background. I am using Eco-Complete for my bottom substrate (1.5 inches), topped with Quikrete Medium Commercial Grade sand (1.5 inches). After all the decorations, substrate, and background, the tank fills at 13-14 gallons. I'm running an Aquaclear 50 HOB filter, with peat-moss added in the filtration system to bring down my pH. I've equipped an ViaAqua 100-Watt Quartz Glass heater, set to about 78 F. I've decorated with Malaysian drift wood as my centerpiece, with a second piece of smaller driftwood from my LFS. I built my own CO2 injector, powered by Yeast and a sugar water mixture for food. I anticipate the mixture to supply about 2 weeks of CO2 per batch. I am ultimately designing this tank for German Blue Rams, living along side of Neon and Glowlight Tetras, and Nerite Snails, but I am taking it step by step slowly, as GBR's are very sensitive to water parameters and I want the tank to be perfect for them.

Rated #52: 180 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #52: 180 Gallons Planted Tank - 180 gallon tank will all live plants and 240+ fish in a vehicle showroom.
Country: Canada
Rank: #52 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Randy on
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 250
About Yourself: I'm new in the aquarium hobby, but this is the largest tank I'v done.
Fish Kept: Zebra Danio, Red Eye Tetra, Gold Nugget Pleco (L-18), Bristle-nose Catfish, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Gold Dojo Loach, Turquoise Rainbow, Congo Tetra, Assorted Veil Angel, Odessa Barb, Denison Barb, Harlequin Rasbora
Corals/Plants: Total of eleven different plants now and it is bound to change. Total of 240 fish.
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Start with a twenty gallon tanks, read lots of books, and don't be afraid to make changes to your tank.
Description: 180 gallon tank will all live plants and 240+ fish in a vehicle showroom.

Rated #53: 130 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #53: 130 Gallons Planted Tank - discus, ram, betta in a 6 ft planted tank closeup
Country: Pakistan
Rank: #53 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: raza on
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 235
Fish Kept: Blue Diamond Discus, Red Marlboro Discus, Red Turquoise Discus, Red Minor Serpae Tetra, Red Eye Tetra, Black Widow Tetra, Gold Severum, Common Pleco, Clown Loach, Kuhlii Loach, Panda Cory Cat
Corals/Plants: anubus, cripto, others
Tank Size: 130 gallons
Advice: i am a new hobbyist.
Description: discus, ram, betta in a 6 ft planted tank closeup

Rated #54: 25 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #54: 25 Gallons Planted Tank - this is my tank
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #54 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: jon m. on
Ratings: 4.97
Number of votes: 176
Fish Kept: Dalmatian Molly, Zebra Danio, Turquoise Danio, Betta - Female, Peppered Cory Cat, False Julii Cory Cat
Corals/Plants: not sure of the names
Tank Size: 25 gallons
Advice: read all you can and keep up with water changes
Description: this is my tank

Rated #55: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #55: 30 Gallons Planted Tank - Newly set up (20/9/2013)
Country: Brunei
Rank: #55 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Chong Yun Fatt on
Ratings: 4.88
Number of votes: 255
About Yourself: I like to keep planted tank as this is close to the nature, lively and watching our plants grow and the fishes swimming around relax our mind. I am from Brunei Darussalam and have been keeping Aquarium fishes and plants for past 30 years. Its fun and I fond of this hobby.
Corals/Plants: Alternanthera reibeckii/ Anubias bateri var. nana / Aponogeton ulvaceus/ Cabomba caroliniana
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Keep adequate plants and fish and maintain clean environment for the fish to live in. Routine Maintenance should be kept.
Description: Newly set up (20/9/2013)

Rated #56: 37 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #56: 37 Gallons Planted Tank - 37 gallon beginner planted tank
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #56 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Brett on
Ratings: 4.87
Number of votes: 247
Fish Kept: 6 Angelfish, 3 Siamese Algae Eater, 2 False Julii Cory Cat, 4 Bloodfin Tetra
Corals/Plants: 6 amazon swords, 2 java fern 4 unknowns
Tank Size: 37 gallons
Advice: Never give up!!
Description: 37 gallon beginner planted tank

Rated #57: 10 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #57: 10 Gallons Planted Tank - This is my planted 10 gallon aquarium. It has been up for about a year.

1x Dwarf Gourami
1x Fancy Guppy (Red Sunshine)
5x Neon Tetra
2x Otoclinus
1x Nerite Snail
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3x Amazon Sword
x~5 Red Ludwigia Needle Leaf
1x Micro Sword
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Rank: #57 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Jenni on
Ratings: 4.86
Number of votes: 258
Corals/Plants: Amazon Sword, Ludwigia Needle Leaf, Micro Sword
Tank Size: 10 gallons
Advice: Keep calm and carry on.
Description: This is my planted 10 gallon aquarium. It has been up for about a year. 1x Dwarf Gourami 1x Fancy Guppy (Red Sunshine) 5x Neon Tetra 2x Otoclinus 1x Nerite Snail --- 3x Amazon Sword x~5 Red Ludwigia Needle Leaf 1x Micro Sword

Rated #58: 26 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #58: 26 Gallons Planted Tank - Plants:  Jave fern, water sprite and
crypts
Fish:  Millennium rainbow Fish, 3 blue rams,
8 cherry barbs, 1 african butterfly
fish, 1 driftwood, 1 fake tree
stump
26 gallon bow front
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Rank: #58 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: nirav on
Ratings: 4.86
Number of votes: 180
Fish Kept: 1 millennium rainbow, 3 blue rams, 8 cherry barbs and 1 African butterfly fish.
Corals/Plants: Java fern, water sprite and crypts
Tank Size: 26 gallons
Advice: the best way to gain knowledge is to read, talk and learn from your experience.
Description: Plants: Jave fern, water sprite and crypts Fish: Millennium rainbow Fish, 3 blue rams, 8 cherry barbs, 1 african butterfly fish, 1 driftwood, 1 fake tree stump 26 gallon bow front

Rated #59: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #59: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - Temperate, 50 gallon.
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #59 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: R, Castley on
Ratings: 4.81
Number of votes: 257
Fish Kept: Odessa Barb, Peppered Cory Cat, Hillstream Loach, White Cloud Mountain Minnows.Celestial Pearl Danio
Corals/Plants: Valis, Cryptos, Hygrophila,java fern,
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Do a fishless cycle, make sure the fish you select are suitable for your water and ask loads of questions FIRST.
Description: Temperate, 50 gallon.

Rated #60: 36 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #60: 36 Gallons Planted Tank - Semi aggressive planted freshwater tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #60 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 4.78
Number of votes: 245
Fish Kept: Sailfin Pleco (L-83), Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Blue Catfish, Bala Shark, Largemouth Bass
Corals/Plants: Bamboo
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Water changes are a good thing
Description: Semi aggressive planted freshwater tank

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