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Fluval Spec V - The Padiwan

Just redid my Spec V while trying to incorporate everything I've learned hear so far. CO2 arrives tomorrow and I'm thinking I need better light.

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Lookin good! C02 will make those plants pop! How long has it been up and running? Your light isn't terrible. You can see that there isn't even coverage across the tank but that's not always a bad thing. What part of Michigan are you at?
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Lookin good! C02 will make those plants pop! How long has it been up and running? Your light isn't terrible. You can see that there isn't even coverage across the tank but that's not always a bad thing. What part of Michigan are you at?
That's what I was counting on!

It's been up since August but I just put in the new Fluval substrate last night and actually focused on the hardscape a tiny.

And yeah I know it's not always bad but I'm thinking it'll help grow some of the glosso and staryugone better.

Grand Rapids!! Are you familiar at all with it?


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Nice but its sideways hehe
It's the newest thing

Better ones will be taken tonight after CO2 gets it


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Got my CO2 up and running!





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That's what I was counting on!

It's been up since August but I just put in the new Fluval substrate last night and actually focused on the hardscape a tiny.

And yeah I know it's not always bad but I'm thinking it'll help grow some of the glosso and staryugone better.

Grand Rapids!! Are you familiar at all with it?


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The glosso will love it!

Yea I'm familiar with GR. My wife and I are from Muskegon.
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The glosso will love it!

Yea I'm familiar with GR. My wife and I are from Muskegon.
And the HC which get here next week should too!

Oh how close! Plenty of friends from over there. Love this side of the state


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Small bit of algae beginning to rear it's ugly head :/


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Things are filling in fast!

Got rid of the ram and pleco.

But picked up a beautiful betta in their place



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Yay for Betta fish! Half-moon plakat? Hard to tell in that pic.
Your plants look fantastic, especially that pop of red.

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Yay for Betta fish! Half-moon plakat? Hard to tell in that pic.
Your plants look fantastic, especially that pop of red.
Yes indeed! Nice eye!

And thanks. The red pops more in real life but hey it's a camera phone so I don't expect to much. Waiting for the stems to grow a bit and then I'll do a little rescape to make sure nothing is getting chocked out


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