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post #301 of 512 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 01:15 PM
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My freshly re-scaped Spec. It's still looking a little rough from the redo. It should bounce back pretty quick.

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post #302 of 512 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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Here's the spec with 4 glow light tetras as the stock


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post #303 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 09:45 PM
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My spec after just 3 days




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post #304 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 04:33 AM
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dont have any , as my older one broke out, but willing to get a new one soon

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post #306 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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I picked up 2 of these for $50 on Kijiji last week. My first experience with Fluorite and I didn't rinse it so the water is still cloudy but it'll come with time. I haven't done anything with the second one yet but the plan is also to put Fluorite in it and convert to a shrimp tank with maybe 6ish RCS.

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Tank came with the Betta, a neon, and dwarf african frog. It's overstocked but the guy I got them from said he's had them 6 months.... the second one has 3 neons and a DAF. No where else to put the excess fish right now either but I suppose if they've been in there this long they can wait until I figure something out. I don't want them but I don't want to euthanize them but the LFS basically won't take them either. Not sure what I can do!

Filter was on it's highest setting too. I've turned it down which I know is still too high for the fish but at least it'll be a bit of a break!

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post #307 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 04:52 PM
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Primo, a simple fix to lower the filter output is to attach a sponge to the outflow of the pump. This slows down the current very effectively. Another option is to cut slits in the tubing that carries the water back to the display side. Have fun and keep up on the water changes, I've got a betta in my spec and he loves it. Water changes are the main focus on small tanks. Keep those up and your fish will do well.
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post #308 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 06:09 AM
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Here's my Spec. Set up for a few surprise/rescued RCS. There are 6 of them in there right now, but one is very berried.
Hey JakeJekel37, great looking tank. What is the plant in the balls? Is it a java moss?
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post #309 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 04:50 AM
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Here's mine when I first set it up in my office:


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post #310 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 05:07 AM
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Here's the betta that I added once it cycled.


That was about six weeks ago. The plant growth has been phenomenal and I've added plants. I'll take a new picture when I'm back in the office on Monday.
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The tank today.
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post #313 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 04:09 AM
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Thanks. It's more of a collection of plants than a real scape but I like it.
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post #314 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 09:40 AM
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Noooooo, don't let stuff grow on your beautiful hardscape, that wood looks way to good to be covered up.
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post #315 of 512 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 12:31 PM
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Need a plant suggestion for my Spec. Stock light no co2 only use root tabs. I really dont like java fern very much. It always looks like it is dying to me. I already have some anubias. I was thinking of growing a moss wall but what else could grow with basically no upkeep?
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