New Fluval spec 10ltr - by Fishywishy - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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New Fluval spec 10ltr - by Fishywishy

Hi everybody

Newbie here from the Uk! I just purchased a Fluval spec 10ltr along with an AquaGrow C02 starter kit, Nutrafin Cycle additive and Aquaplus water conditioner.

I've had tropical fish tanks in the past but after reading up on here and seeing some of the beautiful Planted nano tanks I've caught the bug again! I really love the natural looking planted tanks and just had to give it ago!

I currently have nothing setup as I want to get it right first time, if thats possible..

I would like some opinions on the right Substrate to go for? I would like a black substrate if possible and was thinking of the Fluval plant stratum substrate ?

Would this be suitable?

Also any recommendations on anything else I should need for the tank? Heater etc? I plan to have a few shrimp in there after its cycled and maybe a betta?

I'll start a journal and keep it up to date with pics so you can see the progress

So far.. Not a lot

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well I went for Terta Substrate topped with black 3mm gravel in the end..

I've planted it up, added the co2 diffuser and cycle/water treatment.

Here's how it looks so far..

The pot in there is to hold the wood down while it water logs.. As it keeps floating to the top!!
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