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post #286 of 480 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 04:26 AM
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post #287 of 480 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 06:18 AM
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Great thread! Just ordered a Spec 3 planned for a betta
and some low light plants. Any heater recommendations?
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post #288 of 480 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 02:10 PM
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I run a Marina c10 in my spec. I placed it in the rear pump chamber and it keeps my spec at 79.3 degrees F all day and nigh long. Best heater I've used so far.
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Thanks for the info...... I'll check them out
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post #290 of 480 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 09:37 PM
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Update.

Removed as much duckweed as I could. Removed the algae I had been letting in there for the shrimp to eat. I added some frogbit and dwarf water lettuce and moved some rocks. Next will be an anubias nana petite. I may remove some of the java fern.



Shot of what I did with the rocks. Also excited because I finally got runners off of my dwarf hairgrass. Must've happened in the past day. Lots have died off since it was kinda clumped together, so I am happy to be seeing growth.

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post #291 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 05:51 PM
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Awesome Specs guys. I bought one of these tanks as an upgrade for my betta. I used the same substrate and water from his old tank and squeezed the filter floss from the old tank into the Spec's filter. I figured that the tank was ready to go, but it obviously wasn't the case since my betta died about 12 hours after transferring him into the Spec.

Right now, I'm prepping the tank for its future inhabitants. Right now, I have it planted with anubias nana, water wisteria and frogbit. Once the tank cycles, I think I'm going to throw some guppy fry in their while I decide on what I really want to put in there. How many fry do you think I can keep in this tank? FYI, they'll be 2 weeks old by the end of the week. Thanks.
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Just rescaped so still a little cloudy but here goes....
Staurogyne Repens
Blyxa Japonica
Brazilian Pennywort
and a little bacopa of some sort

Light is finnex ray 2 16" thinking I should have bought the 18" instead
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post #293 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 05:04 AM
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My Spec (Iwagumi?)

Update July/4/2013

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2 plants: HC and Anubias sp.Nana
2 animals: Neons and Amanos
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My Spec (Iwagumi?)

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Whow, beautiful HC growth. Rare to see it in a spec. Good job! Care to share your equipments?
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post #296 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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The one on the top is from a few days ago. The one on the bottom is from a week before. Fluval Spec
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post #297 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 11:11 PM
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Update

Added an anubias nana petite in the front middle. Can't wait to watch the growth on it. Slowly seeing a few more runners on the dwarf hairgrass.

I have a few new pieces of driftwood, and I may switch out the middle piece. Planning to remove one of the two bigger java ferns and relocate it to another aquarium. Considering all the java fern in there started out as small pieces off of a larger one, they have grown quite well.

Honestly, I am considering taking out the main piece of driftwood for some stone. Possibly zebra stone, but I need to find a piece or two that fit to my liking. Any thoughts from those that use stone in their specs? If I go that route should I remove all driftwood for aesthetics?

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post #298 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 06:36 PM
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Rudy's Fluval Spec V

Here is my Fluval Spec V pre-trim (will trim tonight).
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My 50 gallon using "happi's Ultimate fertilizer"

the tank isn't nano, so i cut the pic to give it a Nano look.
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post #300 of 480 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:57 PM
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Update:

I removed the larger of the the two java ferns along with any smaller attached to it. I left a smaller one at the bottom of the driftwood in there since it attached to the driftwood and is slowly growing.

It looks a lot cleaner as the java fern was just outgrowing the Spec. I can actually see the water sprite now along with some of the depth from the anubias. I am undecided yet on switching out the one piece of driftwood.

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