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Forgot to add, I purchased some Flourish tabs. Placed 4 of them in the substrate today.
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Matt's Fluval Spec V - First Freshwater Tank

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I've noticed that the temperature in the pump compartment with the heater in there is higher than the rest of the tank. However, not to that extreme in my case (so far!).

On a side note, I couldn't find the Endler's Livebearer and figured it had died and there was simply no body to be found. I just so happened to mess with the air hose in the pump compartment and noticed the Endler's swimming in the compartment. It had jumped there from the main part of the tank! Needless to say it was a real pain to get it out of there. Ended up siphoning his ass out of there with some wide hose I had. Very stressful for both myself and the fish! Now I use the cover over the tank!
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That's a tough spot!! I've stopped trying to shoo the juvenile RCS out of the back filter area and just do water changes really quickly

They just pop back up once there is water again like nothing ever happened. I'm awful.

Tank's looking great by the way!
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That's a tough spot!! I've stopped trying to shoo the juvenile RCS out of the back filter area and just do water changes really quickly

They just pop back up once there is water again like nothing ever happened. I'm awful.

Tank's looking great by the way!
Thanks!
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I've begun experiencing what I believe is a bacterial bloom as the water is slightly cloudy. I haven't been doing anything different, so I'll just wait it out and see if it eventually clears up.
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Would love some input as for what other plants I should consider putting in the tank or any suggestions regarding moving any of the current ones around!

At the moment the only other plant I'm thinking about getting is some Dwarf Hairgrass. I've gotten all my plants at PetSmart so far (unfortunately), and the selection is pretty limited.
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Contemplating ditching this tank and transferring everything to a standard 10g tank. I think all I would need would be a light fixture and a filter, probably an Aquaclear 20...
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