|08-31-2015 03:08 PM|
My Spec V
I just set this tank up. My damn cat pulled half the plants out last night!! GRRR!! If anyone has any suggestions on a lid mod to cover the center hole I would love to hear it.
|08-12-2015 01:24 AM|
just a hardscape so far. gonna be lowtech. sorry for the phone picture
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|07-18-2015 02:28 AM|
My Spec V
|07-17-2015 07:13 PM|
|jo.jacques||Awesome, thanks a lot fellas!|
|07-17-2015 03:27 PM|
|r0ck0||I use a 25w hydor. Not sure about the 50w version but there is a lot of room with the 25w in there.|
|07-17-2015 06:16 AM|
I just measured the compartment, an 8.5 inch long heater would be completely submerged as long as it's not too thick. The thinner dimension should be no more than 3 cm or 1-1/8 inch so it can slip between the outflow hose and the wall.
|07-16-2015 07:55 PM|
Hey! I recently sold my bigger Hight tech tank since I didn't have time to take good care of it, and now I'm looking to get a Spec V....
Apparently people are putting the heater in the overflow compartment?
Do you have to use a very small 25W heater to do that or a regular 50W heater fits in there??
|07-16-2015 06:09 AM|
Lots of nice tanks here
One month old, cycled now and houses one veil tail betta, four white cloud minnows, two corys, one nerite. Plants are anubias (?lanceolata unlabeled from Petsmart), water wisteria, ludwigia, Marimo moss ball, Java moss, and some loose and glued 'spiky' moss meant for another tank.
Stock lights at nine hours, stock filter, 10W heater bumps the temp up to 23 deg C, flourish comp two drops per week, gravel substrate and found river rocks. Growing well enough to suit me and so far no algae that I can see. Nerite poops a bit so there must be some at least that it can eat, heh.
|07-16-2015 05:21 AM|
|07-15-2015 10:22 PM|
I do not have the aquascaping skills of some people, but here is my Spec V:
Home to the worlds stupidest betta, a handful of Clown Killies and an unknown number of red cherry shrimp and MTS. Theres a few bladder snails in there too, I think. Stock everything except I added a heater and extra filter media in the filter chamber.
I have a couple of windelov (sp?), a anubias, a mini lotus, and several unknowns. My plants are in fabric pots with sand and ferts so I can move them around as I want to. I recently added some bits of Monosolenium tenerum to the driftwood and I hope it stays alive. It was kind of falling apart and brown at the edges when I got it.
My Betta was nearly dead from ammonia burns and had massive fin rot when I got him. In his life he has gone from a cup, to a 1/2 gallon tank, to a gallon heated bowl (when he came here), to a 2.5 gallon heated aquarium, to now a 5 gallon with friends. His fins healed and they are huge. He has too much fin to chase anything down, and no one is afraid of him. He sleeps a lot.
"what! I'm sleeping here"
I had 5 killies but they had children and a couple have made it big enough to swim with the pack. I am really growing fond of these guys. You can see one of the babies at 1 o'clock.
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|07-13-2015 03:50 PM|
|07-13-2015 03:20 PM|
This is my first freshwater aquarium. I used to have a couple saltwater reef tanks so I thought this would be a breeze. Finding balance is harder than I thought it would be. Finally think its coming around with just a little bit of thread algae left.
Since I already had the RO/DI filter I'm using that reminerlized with seachem equilibrium and alkalinity buffer, 7gh and 4kh. In the tank its stock filter with biomax and purigen, heater and co2 diffuser are in the pump chamber. Water top off is done automatically by a tom's aqua lifter pump with pure RO/DI. Doing EI dosing and weekly water changes. Using a pressurized co2 setup with parts I got from [Ebay Link Removed]
Livestock is 2 male and 4 female celestial pearl danio, 1 amano shrimp, 2 nerite snails, and a some red cherry shrimp. The CPDs have been spawning but I haven't tried raising them. And some plants.
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