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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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My Desk Spec

I set up my spec last week with the Fluval PCL 13 Watt light. I've got a Hydor Theo 25 Watt heater in the pump chamber.

Substrate is Eco-Complete. Hardscape is a couple of small driftwood branches and some river rock to hold them down until they waterlog.

Plants are all scraps from other tanks. There's a little crypt of some sort in there, some Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, blyxa that was wasting away in another tank, anubias, a stem I can't identify, Asian Ambulia, Taiwan or Xmas moss on the wood and some duckweed.

Right now, Jasper, one of my bettas is hanging out in there. But I don't think he's permanent.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 12:02 AM
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Sweet fish man!

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 12:11 AM
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You have some nice tanks the spec and the one behind. Also nice betta.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet fish man!
Thanks! I spotted him at Petco. He has this iridescent thing going on where his color looks different depending on how the light is hitting him...light purples, blues and greens always touched with some pale yellow-orange. I am really growing quite fond of him. He might get to stay on my desk permanently.

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You have some nice tanks the spec and the one behind. Also nice betta.
Thank you so much! Everyone's tanks on here always look so great that I have been very reluctant to post any photos of mine. The one in the back is my 29 gallon. It was my first real planted tank. It is a real mish-mosh of stuff. I tend to just put stuff in and see if it grows with little to no planning.

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Cool little tanks!
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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Awesome tank!

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 03:36 AM
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great work on both tanks... need a closeup of the 29g
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 03:14 PM
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What are the two plants the front left and the front right?thanks
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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That's blyxa jap. on the left and Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides on the right.

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Nice tanks! I'm so jealous of everyone and their desk tanks!
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 06:05 PM
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The tank & the betta are beautiful!!

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 12:24 PM
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Sweet Spec. Are you dosing anything in the tank? The Fluval light looks great over the Spec.
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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I dose Pfertz and use Excel...both sparingly in the Spec due to its size.

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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 03:57 AM
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Nice!!

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Great tank and beautiful plants and betta!

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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 04:12 AM
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so nice! thank you for sharing! i'd love to see your other tanks, too
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