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05-06-2013 05:06 AM
Bubba Shrimp thank you the super contest I will try some of your products
05-04-2013 02:40 AM
rustbucket Thank You!!!

Everyone had beautiful tanks.
05-03-2013 08:14 PM
Bob.Hawe Apologies for the delay...we had to host a few tie-braker votes between our staff!

AND THE WINNERS ARE (if you are not listed here, though, please continue to read the entire post!):

1st Place: rustbucket ($100 in ACUREL products)
2nd Place: VAtanks ($50 in ACUREL products)
3rd Place: izabella87 ($25 in ACUREL products)

Thank you to all of our entrants, it was a very tough choice! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners, please send an email to with your screen name and physical mailing address. We will try to accomodate requests for a few specific products, based on availability. So feel free to include that as well.

To ALL Entrants, we would like to extend our thank you for participating in our first PlantedTank contest by sending you all one free sample of product. Please send an email to with your physical mailing address if you would like to receive one.

Thank you again, have a wonderful weekend!
05-03-2013 04:13 AM
Re: CONTEST:. Healthy Home, Happy Fish .: WIN $100 in ACUREL Aquarium Care Products

The song for the final jeopardy question is playing in the background

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05-03-2013 03:11 AM
Allentan97 YEAH!! who wins???
05-02-2013 11:43 PM
Bubba Shrimp who wins?
05-02-2013 10:11 AM
Shangrila So who won?
05-01-2013 12:00 AM
An attempt at a planted tank

Here is my current "Best" aquarium, a 37G tall:

This is my Peppered Cory breeder tank, which also houses my Zebra Danios. My favorite feature of this tank is the Finnex Ray2 light. Once I decided to make fish my hobby, we bought the light and our plants have been going nuts. I know that I have little in the way of aquascaping here, but I've only been doing this a few months. This tank started as something to keep my wife company while I work and go to school (long hours). This tank is a Tetra SafeStart success story!

My main hint to other aquarists is a basic one: Do your regular maintenance as you should! My fish are healthy and happy because I do water changes weekly and clean my filter often.
04-29-2013 10:33 PM
izabella87 here's mine and a video that explains in more or less 300 words whats inside whats its made of, whats it gonna host !!!!!

04-29-2013 09:41 PM
One more day to enter!

Thank you to all of our contest entries so far. This is going to be a tough choice! Remember there is only one more day to enter (entries must be received by April 30th 11:59 PM ET). We will be announcing the awards on May 1st.
04-29-2013 02:30 AM
BarbH Here is my 72 gallon bowfront, still very much within its infancy.

This is my largest planted tank that I have had so far, had a 50 gallon tank set up until I broke it down when I decided to try saltwater. Decided to back to freshwater and wanted a tank that was a planted jungle tank. I am running a 48" Finnex Fugeray on this tank. Stocking is just starting on this tank with some neon tetras, Robert's tetras and Peppered Cories. Over the next few months I will be adding to the number of Robert's Tetras and Peppered Cories. I will also be adding a nice school of Rummy Nose tetras, and the stars of this tank will be a group of angels.

At this moment my favorite feature of this tank is the led lighting, at least until the angels are able to be placed in this tank. With the leds I have noticed considerable growth with some of my plants even with out adding CO2. Also I love the idea of not having to replace bulbs every year. My tip to fellow hobbyist is to make sure to take time to research what you want to do. You will have more success and enjoyment in this hobby if you take your time and research what you want to do with your tank, getting the right equipment to start off with, choosing fish that will be compatible with each other and making sure that you can provide what is needed for the animals that you are keeping in your tanks.

04-27-2013 01:50 PM
Shangrila My biggest tank 65 gallon. First tank after being out of the hobby for some years. Up and running flawlessly for 8 months. It's a low tech dirted tank with MGOPS capped with STS. Filtration is by one large Sun Sun canister with UV and one Aquaclear 110. Lighting is provided by 2 T5HO bulbs. Tank is home to Neons, Harlequins, Glo lights, RCS, and snails. Of course my favorite feature is the lush plant growth. My best advice for fellow aquarists experienced or novice is to research all you can about the kind of setup you want to do. Also low tech dirted tanks are an absolute pleasure IMHO. One more thing- Acurel F was used after the substrate was placed in the tank and the filters where cycling. It made a dramatic improvement in the water clarity.

P.S- Sorry for the poor quality cell phone pics.
04-27-2013 12:36 AM
rustbucket This is my main, and largest tank, 125 gallons, 6 feet long with all natural decorations, (except Rexie, the small blue t-rex who has babysat my fish since the beginning)

I started this tank July of last year and it has come a long way since then. I originally started with a 55 then moved up when good deal came along, so I had a few plants/fish and accessories built up to move over which made things much easier.

This tank has pressurized c02, 4 t5ho lights and just recently mgocpm soil capped with play sand.

My favorite part of this tank is the fish, I have built the whole tank around my congo tetras, currently only a school of seven but soon to be moved up to at least 20. My other main school is peppered corydora catfish, with all but 3 being bred by me. My next favorite feature of the tank is the plants, the plants were first introduced to make the fish more comfortable, and to be a more realistic home for them, but quickly became a favorite of my own as well, though never rivaling the fish for dominance.

My main tip for aquarist is always put your fish first, make them happy and they will always return the favor.

04-19-2013 04:51 PM
Keep them coming!

Wow, we are so excited to see such great aquascapes and advice being posted. Keep them coming!

Don't forget to get out your camera this weekend and take a moment to enter your aquarium! Deadline is April 30th
04-19-2013 02:06 AM
VAtanks 100 gallon all-glass aquarium, FX5 filter, 405 Filter, inline heater, inline CO2 reactor, Aquaticlife 6x54w light, 6500k/ Rosette Bulbs. Best advice is research research, and when you think you have it figured out ask, because there is a lot to know and learn, researching materials and finding the best price and not just throwing money away on gimmicks would be a close second thing to learn. Favorite feature is the Royal Pleco, and my clown loaches.

Attachment 128457 Empty tank, wood and water and zero knowledge about Planted tanks.

Attachment 128465 After months of questions and research...might want a photography class thrown in.....
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