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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec 2Gal

Hey guys Ive said before I wasnt going to buy anymore aquariums since I wanted to dedicate my full attention to only one but I went to petsmart and couldnt resist getting this fluval spec for $25


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I swapped out the led stock light for a 13W PC light 6700k

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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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I had a bag of 4.4lbs fluval stratum laying around so I decided to use that as my substrate. Ive used this before and hate planting in it but I might as well put it to use.

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I removed the carbon pouch and added more bio media but I want to modify the filtration system and build a stage rack for more efficient filtration maybe also upgrade the pump.

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I got some seiryu stones and ive been working up a scape. I'm going to plant dwarf hairgrass and perhaps some baby tears. The tank is too small for me to even consider adding anything other than shrimp any suggestion on fauna guys?

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Looking good just looks like a little too much substrate, u can add a betta
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I did one of those but i was doing salt water i got so much sh☆ for putting a juvinile clown fish in there but some snails and a betta should be good
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I did one of those but i was doing salt water i got so much sh☆ for putting a juvinile clown fish in there but some snails and a betta should be good
I was going to do saltwater too but everybody was telling me for beginner saltwater to at least use 20 gallons because a tank this small is even hard for the experts to keep parameters in check.
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Thats the truth i went from the 2 gal fluval to the 5 gallon and its just a pain in the a$$ but i have 2 30 gallons set up a planted and a saltwater n i have to say its alot easier keeping up with those 2 tanks than it is with the 5 gallon
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Great score! I thought I did well @ $32.
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Great score! I thought I did well @ $32.
Yea it was the last one left but the box was a bit beat up so the manager knocked a few bucks of the price. I thoroughly inspected all the contents to make sure everything was intact. I'm planning on doing an iwugami style scape.

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Picked up some baby tears today and I trimmed some dwarf hairgrass from my other nano to go into the spec

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Planted. Now off to the store to make a diy co2 reactor since im low on funds to buy a quality co2 system. Im currently setting up 3 tanks at once and I can only invest so much money into this one

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3 tanks at once! now that is dedication!! Looking good by the way

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Planted. Now off to the store to make a diy co2 reactor since im low on funds to buy a quality co2 system. Im currently setting up 3 tanks at once and I can only invest so much money into this one

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