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post #16 of 297 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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Yep, pump is on low. I'm going to give the Betta a couple weeks to get stronger, then see how he does. Hopeful the plants will start to recover by then. They've only been in for 10 days. I am having trouble with a few of them not staying planted - so maybe a lower flow for a little bit will allow them to establish some roots.
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post #17 of 297 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:57 PM
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Edjonaso... That is a pretty tank! So natural looking. How do you like the lighting you have now vs. what came with it?
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Edjonaso... That is a pretty tank! So natural looking. How do you like the lighting you have now vs. what came with it?
Thanks!

compared to the stock LED, fugeray is definitely a lot better. I find the stock LED a little weak, fugeray gives just the right amount of light for what i need, which is somewhere around medium light.

Plus it sits nicely on the lid too
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edjonaso: do you find running co2 is neccessary with that light? id like to upgrade my lighting as well but dont want a light that is too intense where id have to supplement co2 and ferts to keep balanced. trying to keep my spec v as low maintenance as possible. thanks
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edjonaso: do you find running co2 is neccessary with that light? id like to upgrade my lighting as well but dont want a light that is too intense where id have to supplement co2 and ferts to keep balanced. trying to keep my spec v as low maintenance as possible. thanks

I'm not quite sure about this, I did however run this light on my tank for about a week without the CO2 setup and aside from minor issues like some algae/diatoms on the aquarium glass, everything was fine. I guess it all depends on your light duration maybe? I kept the light on for 6 hours a day when i wasn't using CO2, i was worried about algae bloom. The fugeray is meant for low-medium light setup after all.

the CO2 really boost the plant growth though, and I've seen some of the plants pearling
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Hung moss on a suction cup hook thingy in front of the nozzle to kill the flow a bit for my betta.
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wheres the betta?
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Nice rapture. Where's the fauna?
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Lots of stuff in there, but I can only make out 2 in the pic, haha. Stuff likes to hide.
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post #27 of 297 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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nice. seems alot of people bought the spec v at petsmart for $50 black friday sale. hopefully we see more pictures
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post #28 of 297 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 06:01 AM
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I picked up one today at Petco as an upgrade for my evolve 2 gallon RCS tank. I'll post some pictures after the water clears completely. The stock LED light is a bit weak, so right now I just have Anubias, Cryptocorne, java moss and windelov java fern plants.
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I just recently got one from Petsmart on Black Friday. Unsure what to do with it yet.

Was thinking either a betta species tank or dwarf puffer species tank.
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post #30 of 297 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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cool cant wait to see what you guys do with them. stock light is stronger than you think haha. dwarf sag sends runners in my tank, no plants in my tank are suffering from insufficient light.
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