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12-13-2012 07:16 PM
CryptKeeper54 Just had to decrease my tank count from 5 to 3. It was time consuming and I started to neglect this tank. Plus, the wife was getting on my case..lol.
12-13-2012 02:00 AM
STS_1OO Sad to hear that. Was it anything technical or, as you hinted, just time away from the tank?

I was hoping to see how it turned out. I really liked your DF!
11-28-2012 08:54 AM
CryptKeeper54 Sad day. Tank started to take a nose dive the past month.....fugly. Had to break this tank down. Life is getting in the way right now.....lol. R.I.P my Fluval V.
10-23-2012 09:50 AM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by andrewss View Post
Do you have the stock filter setup? If so it probably has too much flow, consider getting the pump less powerful with some DIY solution or perhaps just get a ball valve setup in the hose pump that way you can adjust the flow down a lot
Stock filter at it's lowest setting. I'll look into that but at the same time, I don't want to run into other issues that result from stagnant, low flow areas seen in planted tanks.
10-23-2012 09:06 AM
andrewss Do you have the stock filter setup? If so it probably has too much flow, consider getting the pump less powerful with some DIY solution or perhaps just get a ball valve setup in the hose pump that way you can adjust the flow down a lot
10-23-2012 09:00 AM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by andrewss View Post
wow I love your spec v... great work - I bet your betta feels like a king in that tank!

I've had a spec v now since july and love it - it was my first tank and I kept the stock light but went with low light plants so it has worked, though nothing is growing like a weed - but all seems happy.

I have a spec (2) coming in the mail this week along with many other goodies to trick this out and cram all the additional knowledge about the hobby I have learned over the past few months - it will be a planted betta tank

anywho, love your tank(s)
Thanks. I can't wait till my crypts fill in. This tank is nice but I wish the stock LED was built with stronger material. Just felt flimsy to me. I'm kinda glad they "crapped" out cause these double brights are nice and fits perfectly.

My betta is far from a king. My betta is one lazy fish. He doesn't like to swim around much and sometimes it looks like he just lays on the ground...lol. Maybe he hates the current in this tank.
10-23-2012 08:19 AM
andrewss wow I love your spec v... great work - I bet your betta feels like a king in that tank!

I've had a spec v now since july and love it - it was my first tank and I kept the stock light but went with low light plants so it has worked, though nothing is growing like a weed - but all seems happy.

I have a spec (2) coming in the mail this week along with many other goodies to trick this out and cram all the additional knowledge about the hobby I have learned over the past few months - it will be a planted betta tank

anywho, love your tank(s)
10-23-2012 08:10 AM
CryptKeeper54
I had to change out CO2 ingredients, so I thought I would clean the tank and take some pics. Only 18 days, and the CO2 started to die out using the manufacturer's recommended ingredients.


Plants seem to be responding great with the addition of CO2. Since my original setup day, most of my crypts have melted away. Hope they recover.



10-05-2012 01:08 PM
tiggity Your tank looks great! Awesome use of the Marineland LED
10-05-2012 08:41 AM
CryptKeeper54 Decided to go with the marineland double bright LED 18"-24" light. A match made in heaven, looks awesome IMO. Added a Nutrafin CO2 kit. Going to use the supplied packets for now. I was going for the cleanest look possible so decided againts the soda bottle DIY setup (which I remember doing 10 years ago). Time flies....anyways, here's a crappy phone pic for now. Hope my crypts grow back in well.

09-25-2012 05:25 PM
CryptKeeper54 Ligh crapped out yesterday. Started flickering and now it looks like its putting out 1/10th the light output. Looking for alternatives online. Any suggestions welcomed. Want to keep this a low light tank, no co2.
09-14-2012 08:26 AM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by Mike00726 View Post
You sir, have a problem. What is your favorite out of all those nanos?
Lol. These tanks are "business" related so my wife can't say no and can't call it a problem. I still haven't setup my schuber wright (I think this will be my fav), but my current favorite is the Fluval Edge. It is just so unique and contemporary looking.

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Originally Posted by blink View Post
I was thinking about putting a marineland doublebright on top of it, but that might push me into medium or even high light.
I've read some people using other lights. To me, it defeats the purpose of buying these nano "kits". Just try to enjoy it for what it is and work with it. Otherwise, I would recommend saving the money and putting a "system" together with parts you want. Maybe even invest in an ADA tank as the quality and clarity are just amazing. Of course, there are many alternatives out there if you're working on a budget. The market is becoming competitive and the selections should only get better.
09-14-2012 05:34 AM
blink
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Originally Posted by CryptKeeper54 View Post
It's a nice tank. Just plan on low light plants.
I was thinking about putting a marineland doublebright on top of it, but that might push me into medium or even high light.
09-14-2012 01:58 AM
Mike00726 You sir, have a problem. What is your favorite out of all those nanos?
09-12-2012 05:20 AM
Mike1239 You can bend the arm for the light so it sits level. Thats was the first thing I fixed It bugged the hell out of me.
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