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post #31 of 291 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 04:57 AM
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Has anyone added a heater and if so, what did you add and where? In where the pump is? I just went to PetSmart on black Friday for dog food - really - but couldn't pass this up for the price.

I'm a little overstocked with hasbrosus in another tank, so will be looking to move a few to this one and add something else like micro rasboras or maybe a couple of sparkling gouramis if I can find them.
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I picked one up too but haven't set it up, I also bought a 50w Fluval M heather to go in it but it doesn't fit above the fiter -___-
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Has anyone added a heater and if so, what did you add and where? In where the pump is? I just went to PetSmart on black Friday for dog food - really - but couldn't pass this up for the price.

I'm a little overstocked with hasbrosus in another tank, so will be looking to move a few to this one and add something else like micro rasboras or maybe a couple of sparkling gouramis if I can find them.
the pump goes where the filter media is. on one side of the filter compartment is your sponge etc, on the other side you install your pump all the way at the bottom and connect the hose and nozzle to the top. i put a jebo 25w heater in the same compartment as the pump, it fitted well, kept everything hidden. let us know if you need more help.
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Here's my new fluval Spec V for some cherry shrimp. I'd like for the LED light to be a bit brighter, it's the dimmest tank in the area, but i did try to pick lower light level plants. It was set up on 11/25/2012

Flora:
Anubias lanceolata
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
Cryptocoryne wendtii

Fauna:
Neocrdinia heteropoda
Neritinia natalensis 'Zebra'
Anentome helena
Otocinclus affinis

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How does the moonlight work on this tank? Does it have a separate plug?

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How does the moonlight work on this tank? Does it have a separate plug?
Same plug different switch position.
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Same plug different switch position.
Well, that sucks.

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I love the clean, natural look of this scape!

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Here's my new fluval Spec V for some cherry shrimp. I'd like for the LED light to be a bit brighter, it's the dimmest tank in the area, but i did try to pick lower light level plants. It was set up on 11/25/2012

Flora:
Anubias lanceolata
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
Cryptocoryne wendtii

Fauna:
Neocrdinia heteropoda
Neritinia natalensis 'Zebra'
Anentome helena
Otocinclus affinis

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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.
I like the light this came with. Its plenty for my needs and wants.
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Here is mine in various states. Love the overflow filter box, easy to hide some of the mechanical stuff.
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^ damn that's dope
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Has anyone added a heater and if so, what did you add and where? In where the pump is? I just went to PetSmart on black Friday for dog food - really - but couldn't pass this up for the price.

I'm a little overstocked with hasbrosus in another tank, so will be looking to move a few to this one and add something else like micro rasboras or maybe a couple of sparkling gouramis if I can find them.

Petco sells a store brand 50w heater that fits perfectly in the pump side of filter.
Only problem with this placement is there is not much water flow since the pump gets most of its water from the bottom of the other side of the filter. This causes that filter compartment to get warmer then the overall tank temp. So you need to either turn the heater up higher then you need the tank temp, or do what I am doing and use a heater controller with the temp probe in another spot. Also due to evaporation i need to add water daily to keep the level above the min. water line on the heater

Top down view of heater

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^ damn that's dope
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post #44 of 291 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:14 AM
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Here's mine. Set it up last Sunday. Still need to throw some more plants in the one side.





Running an Aqueon heater and CO2 diffused in the overflow.
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post #45 of 291 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 01:41 PM
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That's nice lush green tank GitMoe. Mine Spec is in the same location, sure makes it easy for water changes. I had a little aqueon heater too but it failed within a month. I no longer use a heater.
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