Top 61 - 70 Planted Tanks 2013

Rated #61: 57 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #61: 57 Gallons Planted Tank - 57 gallon all live plants
Country: Great Britain
Rank: #61 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: darren on
Ratings: 4.77
Number of votes: 248
Fish Kept: Lake malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 57 gallons
Advice: Stick with it
Description: 57 gallon all live plants

Rated #62: 36 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #62: 36 Gallons Planted Tank - My first run at a fish tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #62 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Ross Godwin on
Ratings: 4.72
Number of votes: 257
Fish Kept: Electric Blue Balloon Ram, Half Black Angelfish, True Rummynose Tetra, Neon Tetra, Otocinclus Catfish, Bushy Nose Pleco L-144, Candy Stripe Pleco (L015) African Dwarf Frog
Corals/Plants: anacharis, java moss, java fern, sword plant, bamboo
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Research before buying anything. Don't buy it just because it looks good.
Description: My first run at a fish tank

Rated #63: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #63: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - Lake Malawi Cichlids with a couple
other friends in a lightly planted
rock-scaped 75 gallon Aquarium.
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #63 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Bob Felmly on
Ratings: 4.71
Number of votes: 238
Fish Kept: Lake Malawi Cichlids. Mbuna and Haps. Acei Cichlid, Cobalt Blue Cichlids, Red Zebra Cichlids, Electric yellow haps, Kenyi Cichlids, Sailfin Pleco (L-83), Zebra Loach
Corals/Plants: Brazilian Swards.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Keep up on your water changes.
Description: Lake Malawi Cichlids with a couple other friends in a lightly planted rock-scaped 75 gallon Aquarium.

Rated #64: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #64: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - 55 gal tank with some plants
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Rank: #64 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Richard Holliday on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 255
About Yourself: Been in the hobby for about a year now, I have a 55 gallon and a 20 gallon, both freshwater.
Corals/Plants: ?
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Watch Youtube videos they can help a lot.
Description: 55 gal tank with some plants

Rated #65: 30 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #65: 30 Gallons Planted Tank - It will be improved...;)
Country: Iran
Rank: #65 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: AH.Souri on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 172
Corals/Plants: Ludwigia repens, Java fern, Hygrophila cory cabomba va ...
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Don't be hasty...
Description: It will be improved...;)

Rated #66: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #66: 29 Gallons Planted Tank - 30g with marineland penguin 200,
Country: Canada
Rank: #66 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Kathleen on
Ratings: 4.7
Number of votes: 168
Corals/Plants: Spirralus, Red Sword, Something warts,
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Enjoy
Description: 30g with marineland penguin 200,

Rated #67: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #67: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - sorry for poor quality!  I will try and upload more soon....
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #67 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: sanjeeva on
Ratings: 4.61
Number of votes: 256
Quote: “There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know.” —United
About Yourself: Got a tank after I saw my mates malawi tank and it blew my mind! Kept two goldfish in a bowl before but this is my first attempt otherwise. NOT ONE SINGLE FATALITY YET!!! I love nature and science, I love malawis, they have such great personality and looks, but you need lots of them and a big tank with lots of filtration. When you design a tank I think it should all be about the fish - clean, interesting environment = happy fish = happy fishkeeper and fishkeeper's beautiful wife! I'm a doctor from Southampton UK, my lovely wife was initially sceptical about the tank but she now loves it and the fish - especially napoleon!
Corals/Plants: valisneria, java fern, amazon sword, green cabomba (nearly destroyed by napoleon, my bad tempered cobalt blue!), water trumpet and others yet to be identified!
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: test water quality often Do your research first - it's a steep learning curve know your nitrogen cycle DO NOT OVERFEED!!!! know your fish species what they like and what other species you can safely keep with them change water and vacuum gravel/sand frequently be very careful when cleaning your filter, bacteria are usually a good thing algae are not too bad either but know your nitrogen/phosphorus ratios removing blue green algae will just encourage more to grow, stick it down your filter to decay and improve your NP ratio lights on a timer 10 hours optimum to keep algae down I try to keep my nitrates around 5-15, 5 is about normal in nature plecos, synodontis spp., freshwater sharks and malawis are a good combination generally, but malawis get on better with each other when they are a bit overcrowded, they like a highish pH also, coral can sometimes be a good idea, and lots of caves as well Plants that go well with malawis - valisneria, java fern, amazon sword PLANTS ARE GREAT THINGS FOR THE FISH!!! you can never have too many plants, and they elevate your tank to an almost ethereal level :-) plecos like a small amount of wood get a long piece of hosing for your gravel cleaner - saves carrying heavy buckets! Careful with mbunas - they are aggressive little blighters You do not/should not need to take your rocks out to clean them
Description: sorry for poor quality! I will try and upload more soon....

Rated #68: 20 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #68: 20 Gallons Planted Tank - 20 Gallon with both live and artificial plants. Custom 3d background and twin HOB filters and heater built in.  Community tank with cardinal tetras, bloodfin tetras, nerite snails, gourami, ghost shrimp and peppered corys. Took a lot of time and effort to get this tank up and running but I think could compete with any smaller tank set up out there. Good example of making the best of what you have to work with.  Would love feedback and opinions of this tank setup.
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Rank: #68 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: John Lambrecht on
Ratings: 4.59
Number of votes: 257
Corals/Plants: amazon sword plant. Java fern.
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Make the best of what you have to work with. Not everyone has a 120 gallon aquarium to work with. You can make great aquascapes with limited tank space if you use your imagination.
Description: 20 Gallon with both live and artificial plants. Custom 3d background and twin HOB filters and heater built in. Community tank with cardinal tetras, bloodfin tetras, nerite snails, gourami, ghost shrimp and peppered corys. Took a lot of time and effort to get this tank up and running but I think could compete with any smaller tank set up out there. Good example of making the best of what you have to work with. Would love feedback and opinions of this tank setup.

Rated #69: 35 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #69: 35 Gallons Planted Tank - Still a beginner but the tank currently contains amazon swords, java fern, and some water sprites. Also the water level isn't usually that low but it just happened to be when I took this photo.
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #69 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Sarah on
Ratings: 4.56
Number of votes: 239
About Yourself: Just recently getting into both aquariums and planted tanks.
Fish Kept: Rainbow Shark, Rosy Barb, Ghost Glass Cat, Chinese Algae Eater, Rubbernose/Bulldog Pleco (L187b), Red Minor Serpae Tetra
Corals/Plants: amazon swords, water sprites, java fern,
Tank Size: 35 gallons
Advice: I'm still new myself
Description: Still a beginner but the tank currently contains amazon swords, java fern, and some water sprites. Also the water level isn't usually that low but it just happened to be when I took this photo.

Rated #70: 35 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #70: 35 Gallons Planted Tank - Fish- Bleeding Heart Tetra (6),
Black Phantom Tetra (3), Tiger Pleco
(1), Cardinal Tetra (2), Columbian
Tetra (7), Burmese Loach (2)
Plants- Jungle Val (4), Cryptocoryne
Lutea (3)
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #70 out of 90 Planted Tanks submitted 2013
January Top 10 or all-time top 10
Submitted By: Lindsay Cameron on
Ratings: 4.55
Number of votes: 243
Fish Kept: Bleeding Heart Tetra, Black Phantom Tetra, Tiger Pleco, Cardinal Tetra, Columbian Tetra, Burmese Loach
Corals/Plants: Jungle Val, Cryptocoryne Lutea
Tank Size: 35 gallons
Advice: Be patient! We have a rough time starting our tank because we made decisions too quickly about what fish to add. We lost several because they were either suited to larger groups of the same fish or because they preferred larger tanks. We ended up returning the rest and adding more of the tetras we had used as hardy starter fish. Everyone's much happier!
Description: Fish- Bleeding Heart Tetra (6), Black Phantom Tetra (3), Tiger Pleco (1), Cardinal Tetra (2), Columbian Tetra (7), Burmese Loach (2) Plants- Jungle Val (4), Cryptocoryne Lutea (3)

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