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Rated #1: amfrick

State: Alaska
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 02/16/2017
Ratings: 6.96
Number of votes: 108
Corals/Plants Kept: Ludwigia, Java fern, dwarf hair grass, Anubis, ozelot and Amazon swords, cryptocryne. Rotalla, stagoryne repens, jungle Val, alteranthia renica, and a few others idk the name of..... Most from the little bags at petco and a few from an aquarium shop. With co2 and high lighting it really doesn't matter; if it looks cool I grab it, throw it in the tank and it grows.
Tank Size: 75
Advice: I would just go "high tech" from the beginning because sooner or later you're going to want to, and it's honestly the same effort. Keep in mind "high tech" doesn't have to be expensive either. Everything including the tank itself is from Craigslist (besides one bulb and the canister filter). I use dirt underneath a commercial bag of Home Depot pea gravel and there is not a plant I have come across yet that does not flourish...... For fact a heavily planted aquarium needs co2, and a strong light source. you don't need halides, but for a cost of only $260 including a co2 tank off cl when you'll spend the same on a t5 fixture, why not. The Reds on my ludwigia and pink on my rotalla ensure me that I'll never switch to anything else.
Description: Planted 75

Rated #2: Duplex

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 10/05/2017
Ratings: 6.91
Number of votes: 52
Quote: Keep your sleeves wet.
About Yourself: I love working with nature and having a planted tank is a continuous working biotope.
Fish Kept: Neon Tetra Jumbo, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Chinese Algae Eater, Saulos Mbuna,Peacock cichlid.
Corals/Plants Kept: Anubias nana, Jungle Val, Java Fern narrow/wide leaf, tropical lily, Penny wort and Cardamine lyrata.
Tank Size: 125
Advice: I feel that I am a novice so the only advice I have for planted tankers is do not use water wisteria. It grows to crazy and it loves being on top.
Description: 125 gallon planted tank

Rated #3: Nobody

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 08/01/2017
Ratings: 6.8
Number of votes: 71
Fish Kept: Neon Tetra, Otocinclus Catfish
Corals/Plants Kept: Micanthemum Monte Carlo, marsilea hirsuta, hydrocotle tripartita, Anubias Nana petite, java moss, java fern, rotala rotundifolia, bucephilandra so, sagitaria subulata, starugyne repens
Tank Size: 53
Advice: Do research
Description: 53gal

Rated #4: AquaHr

State: None/Other
Country: Croatia Croatia Flag
Rank: #4 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 09/18/2017
Ratings: 6.56
Number of votes: 63
Fish Kept: Black Molly, Silver Molly, Red Fire Guppy, Betta - Male, Platy, Dwarf Otocinclus, Pario-Ancistrus Pleco (L-048), Siamese Algae Eater
Corals/Plants Kept: Pogostemon erectusPogostemon helferi Hemiantus cuba
Tank Size: 33
Advice: Just be patient
Description: Planted tank with live barriers

Rated #5: johnb69

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Rank: #5 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 08/15/2017
Ratings: 6.48
Number of votes: 70
Fish Kept: Silver Zebra Angel
Corals/Plants Kept: cryptocoryene
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Just do it
Description: planted 200ltr

Rated #6: cute_pineapple

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 08/19/2017
Ratings: 6.2
Number of votes: 70
Fish Kept: Ember tetra, red cherry shrimp
Corals/Plants Kept: Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia, ROTALA SP. 'NANJENSHAN', Rotala Rotundifolia Indicia, Micranthemum Tweedie sp. Monte carlo
Tank Size: 8
Advice: no
Description: Fluval 7.9G shrimp tank

Rated #7: flowerspowers

State: Tennessee
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 01/27/2017
Ratings: 6.09
Number of votes: 111
Fish Kept: Bushy Nose Pleco L-144, Electric Blue Cichlid, Tiger Barb, Denison Barb, Festive Cichlid, Banded Rainbowfish, Red Spot Severum, Yoyo Loach, Rainbow Cichlids. black ruby barb.
Corals/Plants Kept: anibus, java fern, micro sword. Banana plant. java moss- 10G tank
Tank Size: 150
Advice: Patients.
Description: first aquascape. Dragon stone, weeping and flame moss. Planning on adding shrimp.

Rated #8: csmyers

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 10/04/2017
Ratings: 6.05
Number of votes: 53
Fish Kept: Siamese Algae Eater, Black Neon Tetra, pachypanchax sakaramii- an endangered killifish from Madagascar.
Corals/Plants Kept: swords, crypts, wisteria, anubia,others I don't know
Tank Size: 37
Advice: Keep trying and reading!
Description: 37 gallon acrylic tank, planted without co2, just trying to get the right balance of plants and fish. 25% water changes weekly, dosing with potassium, phosphorus and Flourish Excell weekly. Recently upgraded to a 36 in. LED plant light that's dimmable. I've found full power is too much light. Substrate is a fluorite type product and coarse sand.

Rated #9: Sumfisher

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 08/07/2017
Ratings: 5.95
Number of votes: 70
Quote: Keep your friends close but your enemy's closer
Fish Kept: German Blue Ram, Bala Shark (, Neon Tetra Jumbo
Corals/Plants Kept: To many to list
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Spend the money you can afford dont cut corners.
Description: My 180 Ecotech radions Mp10 Vecter return Fluval fx6 mechanical only Co2 dosed 6 auto dosers Smart ato 24 watts uv sterilizer

Rated #10: doggnuts6815

State: Ohio
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #10 out of 51 Planted Tanks submitted 2017
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Submitted: 03/20/2017
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 69
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Tank Size: 72
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Description: 55 gallon scape. Crypt. Wendtii, Ludwigia Repens, Rotala Indica, Christmas Moss. Petrified wood from Cedar Mountain, Utah in the center.