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09-16-2013 05:18 PM
Jaguar Haven't posted about this tank in a while!

It's nothing but a stunted amazon sword and some c. parva, but here's some pics.



05-30-2013 12:37 PM
Basil Nice Betta!
05-30-2013 04:30 AM
Jaguar borrowed a real camera, got some pictures of my betta...

11-04-2012 08:17 AM
andrewss exactly... ya I am debating a betta alone or cpd's or chilli rasboras both of which would include shrimps

well I have plenty of time to sit on the decision as my tank cycles all month long
11-04-2012 06:49 AM
Jaguar I would love to do something like chili rasboras, CPDs or even endlers and a couple shrimp! It is tough to decide. I went for a betta because I love their personalities His tank is right beside my desk and he's fun to watch.
11-04-2012 06:01 AM
andrewss I put a ball valve in the filter hose and have it almost shut so the flow is REAL mild at the moment...

I am still debating about getting a betta (crowntail) or going with shrimps and a few nano fishes....... ugh it is hard to decide
11-04-2012 04:29 AM
Jaguar I do think my betta really enjoys the Spec. It's true they're not the best because they are small and mostly vertical space. They might be better for plakat or female bettas since long fins might get blown around or caught in the overflow. My betta's favorite thing in the world is resting against the overflow. I can see him hanging out there right now! I would love to get him a Mini M but that'll have to wait :P

You'll probably have to do some mods since the filter is so strong. I turned the filter down to low and stuffed the overflow area with filter floss. That lowered the flow enough for my plakat, but for a long finned you might want to cut some slits in the return hose. I also had to pull my hardscape out because my betta kept wedging himself behind the rocks and I was paranoid he was going to end up getting hurt or stuck and drown
11-04-2012 03:39 AM
andrewss
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Aw that's nice of you but don't worry about it. I am going to put an ad up in the SnS eventually looking for an old Flora/Ebi light or something, and in the meantime keep looking on Fleabay and Amazon for lights.
NP.... ya when I thought about it shipping it wouldnt be worth it considering you could get something better for probably about what it would be for me to send it to you in canada anyway lol


sooo I am thinking about putting a betta in my spec, what has your bettas behavior been like in the tank? seems like they make suitable tanks for them but are on the small end of the spectrum
11-03-2012 11:39 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice tank and beautiful betta
11-03-2012 10:46 PM
Jaguar Aw that's nice of you but don't worry about it. I am going to put an ad up in the SnS eventually looking for an old Flora/Ebi light or something, and in the meantime keep looking on Fleabay and Amazon for lights.
11-02-2012 07:52 PM
andrewss I'll could send you my stock spec LED if you want, I replaced it with the CFL system... just need money for shipping and say like $5 - lemme know if you want (I used it for about 1 week)
11-02-2012 06:09 PM
Jaguar
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upgrade that light! i had mine for a month and pretty much lost all my plants. the fluval 13w is dirt cheap on fleabay and its brand new. 27 shipped. it'll save you from rescaping every few months lol. beautiful fish and tank btw
Yeaah... probably not to Canada It's over $60 on Canadian Amazon.
11-02-2012 04:09 PM
smirkis upgrade that light! i had mine for a month and pretty much lost all my plants. the fluval 13w is dirt cheap on fleabay and its brand new. 27 shipped. it'll save you from rescaping every few months lol. beautiful fish and tank btw
11-02-2012 09:12 AM
Matt1977 Awww that's a happy looking betta...I'm liking the new scape! As for your light, have you looked at other lights for your Spec?

I've seen a few Specs with this light. Its available here in Australia LFS. But I dont know about Canada... its called:

60 x LED Blue & White LED "ipower" Aquathrive Aquarium Light Units NANO TANKS, its about $20 Aus here...
11-02-2012 08:31 AM
Jaguar Rescaped the tank. Got needle leaf java fern and e. tenellus in the back and some crypt parva in the front.



Noticed 4 LEDs on the light are burnt out. Going to contact Fluval. I know it's a relatively common issue but I've only had the tank for 5 months...



It's very very hard to take photos of a crazy betta with an old iPhone camera... I desperately need a real camera
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