|Today 10:20 PM|
|GreenNinja||If you read through starting at the beginning of this thread, there's a ton of good advice. I'm pretty sure there's also a Spec V mod thread out there.|
|Today 10:13 AM|
|Razzy||Does anyone do any modifications for the filter intake/slots on the fluval spec v ? I'm worried mostly about the small slit on the bottom and how it might create a vortex to suck in the shrimp ?|
|11-17-2014 04:01 AM|
|Greenlair||I'm having a hard time posting pics but here is half a pic.|
|11-17-2014 03:32 AM|
|Greenlair||I just won mine in a raffle! And decided to go planted with it (I'm a dedicated saltwater reefer). So these pics are from a day after setup.|
|11-13-2014 10:01 PM|
|GreenNinja||Jbrady - thanks for the reply! I moved the pre-sponge just a tad so there's a bit more movement. I noticed the rasboras were hanging out in front of it and thought they might not be getting enough air. Now there's a tiny cascade with visible air flow, but still very low current. Everybody in the tank seems happy except my poor mutilated snail. (He'll be moved as soon as I can get the little Spec cycled.)|
|11-12-2014 03:51 PM|
A) not really an issue with magnetic drive (magdrive) impeller based pumps.
B) when you do water changes siphon the gunk out with tubing
Sounds like the perfect amount of movement for those residents!
|11-12-2014 03:44 PM|
Too little flow?
Oh great and knowledgable Spec V folks:
I'm worried that the flow in my tank is now too low. I have a pre-sponge rubber banded over the outflow and a pre-filter on top of my regular foam block. The water just barely moves. My betta and rasboras seem to love it. This morning, I found little bubble nests in three places. The rasboras are schooling and seem less nervous than in their big tank. I know both species are from low current areas. Plus, if I take the pre-filter off, my betta looks like he's being blown around by a tornado.
What I'm worried about is A) burning out my pump by restraining it too much and B) the water parameters getting off because there is gunk in the tank from not enough filtration. I've adjusted the pre-filter a couple times and every time, a bunch of cruft comes out of it. I've been checking my levels, but I'd rather not test every day. Thoughts? Advice? Experience?
Gratuitous betta shot:
|11-08-2014 04:38 AM|
Update on the tank. It's planted, cycled, and ready for more inhabitants! (I wonder how my snail will feel about sharing his tank...)
|11-05-2014 07:55 PM|
|11-05-2014 03:52 AM|
I've got a fauna question for my Spec V. My 10 gallon currently houses 8 strawberry (micro) rasboras and 4 guppies. The rasboras are beautiful, but tiny. They were schooling and very active until I got the guppies. Now they are less so and I wonder if they're unhappy with their new tank mates. I have a few options for relocation. Originally I'd hoped the Spec V would be a betta tank, but I am flexible.
Option 1: Move the school to the Spec V.
Option 2: Move the guppies to the Spec V.
Option 3: Leave them alone and hope they warm up to their neighbors.
Thoughts? Opinions? Advice?
|11-04-2014 10:53 PM|
|GreenNinja||That is amazing! I love how natural and wild it looks. Did you use Java Moss on the substrate?|
|11-04-2014 08:01 PM|
|11-03-2014 09:39 PM|
Really? The Chi is so on my list for my next tank (my husband just rolls his eyes at this point). I have to return a tank for my sister, so maybe I'll check. Thanks for the heads up!
EDIT: My Petsmart has them for $63. I noticed they're that price online, but then you can save $10 off and have it shipped free. $53 is not bad.
|11-03-2014 08:06 PM|
Just a heads up. Check your local Petsmart...mine has the Fluval Spec V for $50 and the Fluval Chi for $40.
You all have done some amazing work in such a tiny space!
|11-02-2014 01:32 AM|
I started working on the slate decorations today. I'm using slate tiles from the hardware store and aquarium sealant for my adhesive. I broke up one tile using a hammer and chisel. I hammered all sharp edges until I could run my fingers along them. I have two structures in the works. The first is (hopefully) going to be an underground cave.
The second is an elevated structure which will have coffeefolia on another piece of slate on top.
Lastly, I picked out some plants and started playing with placement in the tank while the decorations are drying.
I mostly drained my Spec 5 and filled it back up using some water from my more mature 10 gallon and some (treated) tap water. I did both tanks at once, so everything got a water change. I also overbought on plants, but the extras are going to my nephew for his new birthday 10 gallon.
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