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post #256 of 512 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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Right now all I have is a betta but I will probably add a snail or 2. I am not at work on the weekends so I am trying to keep it as maintence free as I can. It is also very lightly planted. I have a Anubia nano and a Marimosa(?) moss ball.
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Right now all I have is a betta but I will probably add a snail or 2. I am not at work on the weekends so I am trying to keep it as maintence free as I can.
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Perhaps try a Marina Betta Mini Heater, they are pretty small, 8W. I don't have one in my Spec, but put one in my gf's betta tank recently. The size and shape should fit in the back of the Spec if you remove some foam.
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Can anyone tell me a good heater for this tank and where to put it? I tried the Marina C10 and it didnt raise the temp of my tank even 1 degree. I have it in my office at work and during the weekeds they cut off the heat in here and it will drop to 70 or lower.
I just bought the eheim jager 50w 3612 model for my spec v, little bit of a tight fit and the top doesn't fit all the way back because of the cord but seems to work ok so far. The fluval 25w heater I had never got the water above 70*
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my new(to me) spec 2



forgive the cloudyness, it was planted about 15 mins before this picture.

picked up this spec (sans light) from another member here, and decided to play around with planting it for my desk at work. this is only the second tank i've ever planted with any sort of plan in mind, and it was definitely a challenge because of the small size.
I wanted to work star grass and peacock moss in there, since i recently won a bunch of that in a RAOK and i had a bunch of little teeny crypt parva rosetts i decided to work them in there, too. i envisioned a terrace and.. it wouldn't even begin to fit. this is my lame attempt at what would fit

in the back is an anubis petite glued to a small branch of driftwood with the stargrass on the second "level" to the left, with the crypts on the bottom on the right and the peacock moss in the back on some rocks. those top rocks are just to keep it in place for the moment while the glue sets (and to cover up the glue.. wow was it ugly) until they grow in a bit and help to cover that (and if they don't, well, i'll leave the rocks there )

I've got a 13w ebi light on the way for the tank, and aside from the snail, there will probably be no inhabitants, except possible a single amano shrimp (i really like the amanos) that is if it can stay at work (asking forgiveness, rather than permission) if it comes back home.. well, i think i'll do a moss wall in the back (might anyhow) and/or stuff some shrimp in there.
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post #262 of 512 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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A little update. My mosses are doing really well.
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Does anybody have the Fluval Spec III? thinking of getting one for my birthday
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post #265 of 512 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 03:00 AM
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There are 8 RCS in there right now; I don't plan on putting any fish in here. The shrimp have it all to themselves
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Re-scape on my spec. Much better than last time I think..

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post #267 of 512 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 03:26 PM
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Update

Anubis has been in a few weeks along with a second piece of driftwood. The algae is slowly going down as the shrimp eat it. Once it's about gone, I am going to move the java ferns around a bit to make it look not as jumbled. I'll probably remove the last of the duckweed once I get some more Frogbit. There has got to be at least 30 baby shrimp in there now with at least one female shrimp berried all the time.

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Updated Spec V tank shot. Sorry for the bad iphone picture

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Here's my recently set up spec, just added the betta a few minutes ago


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Here's my recently set up spec, just added the betta a few minutes ago


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