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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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My New Spec

Just got the Fluval spec last week, neat little tank. Here's a pic of it fully planted.





Plants:

Jungle Val
HC
Ludwigia Peruensis
Hygro Compacta
Dwarf Pennywort
Rotala Magenta (Not exactly sure if this is the right name, the plant in question is the orange-ish one in the middle)

For the time being I am using the stock LED light plus an led light bulb hanging above the tank. I plan to upgrade the lighting soon.

Also I am injecting CO2 using the Fluval mini c02 kit.

Inhabitants include CRS, RCS and Tri-Colored Horned Nerite Snails.

I welcome any comments or questions.

Last edited by Airickj; 01-30-2013 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Added another picture
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 07:38 PM
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Beautiful I have Frogbit and Java Moss in mine, but it's low tech.

I should put some other plants in.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:36 PM
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Just upgraded the light on my spec 19litre earlier today. 11w of flourescent goodness should do the trick :-)

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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joey24dirt - did you just use another clamp light? model?
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:55 PM
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Yeah just a flourescent clip on type lamp. From a place called Argos here in the uk. I'll try find a link to show you how it looks

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Nice tank. Reminds me of a Dutch style tank.

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Very nice!! I have a couple of them and love them.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 12:47 AM
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Nice setup!

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55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
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Have you considered adding some hard scape? Scapes without hard scapes end to look very flat and not cohesive (True Dutch style is an exception though)? Great start though!


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Have you considered adding some hard scape? Scapes without hard scapes end to look very flat and not cohesive (True Dutch style is an exception though)? Great start though!
I don't think you can fit much of a hard scape in a 2 gallon fluval spec. Maybe a few pebbles or twigs. I understand what you are saying but I'm quite happy with it the way it is.
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It's all about looking for the right materials, even though they may be scarce. A harmony between hardscape and flora does create very pleasing landscape. BUT if you enjoy it, that's all that matters! Looking forward to the progression!


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A little bit of growth has occurred, also my CRS had babies, check out the pics:







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congrats on the babies.
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Very nice, cute babies!
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