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How do you like the ebi fixture over the spec's led? How long is that tank been going, and what fert is that?
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post #122 of 480 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:10 PM
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Month Up Spec

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post #123 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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let's wake the thread up, shall we?



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post #124 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 09:29 PM
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^^^ looking good! Mine still looks the same. haha. I added some fiss on the wood, but other than that nothing new on mine. That was the plan though. This tank is at work and I can't/don't have the time for it.

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Neato. I should try and sync up the design flow between two adjacent tanks, such as making it appear that the driftwood goes form one tank to the other.. coolness.
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Yeah, I was thinking of cutting up a piece of wood and leaning them against both sides of each tank to make it appear as one connected piece.

I'm going to pull over more moss to the left one and some of the pogostemon erectus to connect it better.
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I just bought one for a low light planted shrimp tank. Any advice?
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I just bought one for a low light planted shrimp tank. Any advice?

head over to http://www.tropica.com/en/plants/plant-list-a-z.aspx

see whatcha like, make sure it's low-light compatible, draw your plans out in two dimensions, and give it a shot.
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post #130 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 10:00 PM
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Man I miss my spec... had such a sick scape in there...

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post #131 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 01:27 AM
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Kiran, just read your Mini S thread, very nice. I'm sure, by what I read, it was impressive.

I can't expect mine will be so amazing.

I've got a tank I'm quite literally going to transfer everything from.

I should get the tank tomorrow, and I'll spend some time reading directions and considering how to aquascape it. I'll probably start with my 'mobile' moss carpet which grew together quite nice, moss balls and arranging some of my column plants. I eventually want to grow out something on drift wood, but I wont receive a spec-sized-piece until next week.

Since I'm adding gravel, filter media and plants from another tank. After I've seen its full cycle, can I just add my shrimp? I presume it will have a sufficient bio-film built up from its time in the 5g.
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post #132 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 02:07 AM
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Thanks! Top of this page, you can't miss it

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post #133 of 480 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 11:13 PM
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Well my spec is purchased, delivered and cycled. I'm completely aquascaping today!
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A quick question for fellow spec peeps out there: How often do you change the carbon filter media? How about that other media it came with? Anyone using something different (better?) than the stock media/ sponge?

Oh and a couple of pics to make sure the thread doesn't go off-track!

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post #135 of 480 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 05:39 PM
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Hey Dan, I wouldn't really use the carbon media. It is in my tank just because I've been too lazy to take it out. But if you're dosing ferts, it'll stop those from working 100%.

I also wouldn't change the media it came with. Someone can correct me here, but they're such integral parts of the biological filter, it'd cause a mini cycle for sure.

I've attached photos of my spec after things have grown in a bit. I need to propagate and replant a little, but everything is doing great lol.
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