Top 10 Planted Tanks 2018

Rated #1: 29 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #1: 29 Gallons Planted Tank - My Planted Aquarium
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.77
Number of votes: 103
Corals/Plants: Alot
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Have fun
Description: My Planted Aquarium

Rated #2: 135 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #2: 135 Gallons Planted Tank - first planted tank
State:None/Other
Country:Belgium
Rank: #2 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.56
Number of votes: 105
Fish Kept: - Honey Dwarf Gourami - Cardinal Tetra - Aplocheilichtys normani - Corydoras Panda - Beaufortia leveretti - micropoecilia picta red - Neocaridina heteropoda / Red Cherry Shrimp
Corals/Plants: - Cryptocoryne Amicorum- Eleocharis Acicularis- Anubias Nana Bonzai- Anubias Barteri Var.Nana- Anubias Nana Coin- Java Fern- Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea- Rotala Rotundifolia - Hydrocotyle Leucocephala- Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Tank Size: 135 gallons
Advice: ...
Description: first planted tank

Rated #3: 40 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #3: 40 Gallons Planted Tank - The only type of street i like is a dutch
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #3 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.29
Number of votes: 112
Quote: What we imagine in our minds, becomes our world.
About Yourself: I've been a avid collector for over 10 years and now i work for my masters towards Marine Biology. I prefer scaping with dutch aquariums however i do have a few river specific biotopes.
Fish Kept: Archer Fish, German Blue Ram, Pigeon Blood Discus, Blue Delta Guppy, Green Cobra Guppy, Peppered Cory Cat, Sterba's Cory, False Julii Cory Cat, Sarasa Comet, True Rummynose Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, X-Ray Pristella Tetra, Neon Tetra Jumbo, Madagascan Rainbow, Electric Yellow Cichlid, Betta - Male, Super Delta Betta, Halfmoon Betta, Betta - Female, Copper Butterfly Betta, Longear Sunfish, Clown Loach, Bushy Nose Pleco L-144, Kuhli Loach, Blue Gourami, Chocolate Lyretail Panchax Killifish, Scarlet Gem Badis, Silver Zebra Angel, Bumble Bee Goby, Mono, Red Eye Tetra, Figure 8 Puffer
Corals/Plants: Corals-jasmine Polyps, Radioactive dragon eye polyps, Red eagle polyps, Yellow Polyps, Birds nest, Hammer polyps, Frogspawn, Encrusting acropora, Candycane, Favites braincoral, Mushroom coral, Saltwater plants-Mermaids fan, Red grape, turtle grass, Red mangrove, Sargassum, Ulva, caulerpa prolifer, caulerpa racemosa, caulerpa setularoideFreshwater Plants- Everything
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Get the equipment you know works. You're going to end up wasting money buying the alternative and eventually the equipment you wanted in the first place.
Description: The only type of street i like is a dutch

Rated #4: 15 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #4: 15 Gallons Planted Tank - My 15 gallon high energy planted tank.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #4 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.22
Number of votes: 93
Fish Kept: Harlequin Rasbora
Corals/Plants: Rotala Runtundafolia, Anubias (various species) Dwarf hair grass sp?, Alternanthera Reineckii, Willow moss, Java moss, Amazon Sword, cryptocoryne undulata red, Staurogyne repens
Tank Size: 15 gallons
Advice: Read,try,read more, try more. Study lots of photos and videos of hardscape layout. Learn about wood,stone, and various substrate types. Be prepared for setbacks and spending some money.
Description: My 15 gallon high energy planted tank.

Rated #5: 125 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #5: 125 Gallons Planted Tank - Planted Tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.21
Number of votes: 125
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, Marble Angelfish, Discus, Chinese Algae Eater, Snails
Corals/Plants: Anubias nana, Jungle Val, Java Fern narrow/wide leaf, Penny wort, Cardamine lyrate Sag. Repens and Frogbit.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Be patient and be consistent.
Description: Planted Tank

Rated #6: 125 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #6: 125 Gallons Planted Tank - 125 Planted two months in
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.14
Number of votes: 125
About Yourself: Kept a tank through college and had a 100 gallon saltwater in my sons nursery when he was small. First tank I have had in about 15 years, glad to have the time to get back in the hobby.
Fish Kept: Boesemani Rainbow, Panda Cory Cat, Bristle-nose Catfish, Cardinal Tetra, Giant Danio
Corals/Plants: Java Fern, Java Moss, Amazon sword, annubias nana, wisteria, dwarf lily, hair grass, micro sword.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Do your research first. Be patient with cycle.
Description: 125 Planted two months in

Rated #7: 36 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #7: 36 Gallons Planted Tank - My first planted tank
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.08
Number of votes: 103
Fish Kept: X-Ray Pristella Tetra, Black Neon Tetra, Neon Tetra Jumbo, Red Minor Serpae Tetra, Siamese Algae Eater, Otocinclus Catfish, Kuhli Loaches, Cherry Shrimp.
Corals/Plants: Bacopa Caroliniana, Ludwigia Peruensis (red), Hydrocotyle Tripartita sp. Japan, Cryptocoryne Wendtii, S. Repens
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Research, plan and join forums where you can ask questions. Have lots of patience when starting.
Description: My first planted tank

Rated #8: 50 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #8: 50 Gallons Planted Tank - Freshwater Planted Tank 50G #nextfisherman
State:None/Other
Country:India
Rank: #8 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.96
Number of votes: 102
Fish Kept: Yellow Marlboro Discus, Red Turquoise Discus, Red Discus, Neon Tetra Jumbo, Siamese Algae Eater, German Gold Ram
Corals/Plants: It's got a variety of plants in there:1. Jungle Val2. Different types of annubis 3. Moss4. Tiger and red lilies5. Amazon swords etc.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Lots of advice possible, here are the top lessons learnt:1. If you want a planted tank, people normally would suggest that you buy all the equipment and then the plants. That works for most, but I was specific abt the plants I wanted... Which then determined the equipment I needed. But the key is to match plants to equipment you have.2. Never buy all the fish at once, it's very tempting to get all the fish you want. But never do that. Always buy fishes in batches (quarantine it) with at least 2 - 3 weeks gap.3. Buy fishes from the same dealer. This helps any cross contamination / risk of infections. 4. Invest in timers and auto dosing machines. It helps a lot in reducing regular maintenance work load.5. Discus fish keeping is not easy but not very hard as people make it look. People say that these fishes are very shy and don't eat flake food etc. I have had mine eating flake food from my hands. 6. Enjoy the hobby and spread the cheer :)
Description: Freshwater Planted Tank 50G #nextfisherman

Rated #9: 55 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #9: 55 Gallons Planted Tank - Driftwood Ave.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 104
Fish Kept: Black Sailfin Molly, Golden Sailfin Molly, Boesemani Rainbow, Platy, Pearl Gourami, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Common Pleco,Elephant Nose , Flower Shrimp & Mystery Snails
Corals/Plants: Six plants on dirftwood,26 planted plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: 2 inches of Muddy soil for the bottom of the tank then 2 inches of sand on top will create great filteration also. Learned from lfs.
Description: Driftwood Ave.

Rated #10: 75 Gallons Planted Tank

Rated #10: 75 Gallons Planted Tank - 6 months old, made some changes, as added more driftwood in the left part of tank.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 61 Planted Tanks submitted 2018
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.91
Number of votes: 101
Fish Kept: Angelfish, Cherry Barb, Emerald Green Cory Cat, Chinese Algae Eater, Clown Pleco
Corals/Plants: Lots of plants.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Patience is key, attention, filtration, and most of all fish knowledge. Know what kind of water parameters a certain fish can handle, and what water parameters it thrives in.
Description: 6 months old, made some changes, as added more driftwood in the left part of tank.
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