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06-15-2017 08:18 AM
JonA Here's mine today.
03-10-2017 05:34 AM
Science Seuss Just set mine up. First tank in years since i had to tear down my old 39g tall mid light, and 2.5g high light.

I used Fluval plant and srimp stratum... wow! This substrate is super dusty! rise it well... I wish I had rined more. Anyway, I've got the Fluval mini CO2 system with a ceramuc diffuser in the pump compartment. Got a little 50 w heater in there too! Sealed up the lower intake. So far the oly plants are some small anubius, crypts, java fern, and a broken marmo ball. Gonna see what I can geow with the new stock light. Gonna put a bumch of shrimp, a couple nerite snails, and maybe some microrasbora or galaxy danios in there.

Dosing recomendations? Thoughts?

03-08-2017 10:24 PM
Originally Posted by BettaBettas View Post
Wow nice hardscape! what type of rock is that?
Thanks. Pretty sure it's just lava rock. I found it in my yard. The smaller ones are from a bag of BBQ lava rock.
03-08-2017 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by JonA View Post
This is going to be my first planted tank. I haven't had an aquarium in about 30 years. Hardscape is done I think...
Wow nice hardscape! what type of rock is that?
03-08-2017 09:56 PM
JonA This is going to be my first planted tank. I haven't had an aquarium in about 30 years. Hardscape is done I think...
03-06-2017 04:23 PM
Beefy Fish Hi all,

This is my Spec V.

Stock light
Added eheim media
Added purigen
Added mini heater
Added filter floss

ADA Aquasoil

1 male betta
10+ blood red shrimp (just found 9 babies a few weeks ago)

Tank has been up and running for about a year and a half.

No dosing ferts

15% water change every other week.

Never have to clean the glass for algae, guess there is a good balance.

Anyways, thought id share my little tank that im proud of. Thanks for looking!

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03-03-2017 05:56 PM
Scalare102079 Just getting going. Tank is about 3 months old and I have rescaped it yet again. Light is a kessil 160we tuna sun. ADA substrate and CO2 systems. Currently looking for some P. helferi to place in front of the driftwood. Small school of Chili Rasbora and a pair of Apisto. agassizii "Fire Red". Sorry for the clutter, today is heavy feed and a maintenance day!
03-03-2017 04:38 PM
hachi Hey everyone. I have the updated Spec V, with the new, stronger light. I've also got a 20 long with a Finnex Stingray on it, and the Fluval light feels much brighter. I've been having more algae issues with this tank, as well. I've also contacted Fluval and asked about the PAR on the new light, but they didn't have any info on it. What's your guys' thoughts on the new light? Thanks!
02-24-2017 03:13 AM
hritchie Here's mine. No one but a few ramshorns felt like being photographed tonight but there are 5 CPDs, 1 Amano shrimp and a zebra nerite in there.

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02-19-2017 06:09 AM
Originally Posted by aquanoob View Post
2x Marineland hidden LED units+ DIY CO2

Bump: Sorry wrong pic before... Here is a shot of the whole tank
Really lovely.

Moving the largest rock to the right has helped balance out the dark wall on the left. Someone at our LFS once commented that the best way to design a spec V is by having all the large, heavy items on the side of the wall, emphasising a > shape in this tank - because this tank's dimensions are off, you can't apply the rule of thirds. However, I think that by having some tall hair grass on the left, the large rock is in the right place.

You can probably add more stock to the tank. Mine is a year old, and I have 15 mosquito raspboras, 5 tetras, and 3 shrimp.

Originally Posted by Randizzzle View Post
Just getting back into the hobby after a 6 year hiatus. Bought a Spec V to ease myself back into things. Always wanted to do a nano tank and iwagumi so here goes!

Substrate: Eco Complete

Stock Lighting

Hardscape: 5 Seiryu stones

Fauna: 6 Boraras brigittae (Mosquito Rasbora), 2 amano shrimp

Flora: dwarf hairgrass, tall hairgrass?

Ferts: Daily 2 ml Flourish Excel, Kent Pro-Plant few times a week.

Here was my initial layout. Didn't really put much thought into it and just excitedly wanted to get plants and water in...

After about 2 days, realized that the hardscape was rushed. Pulled all the plants and redid the hardscape with a bit more precision and thought. First layout was flat, lacked depth and didn't really accentuate the stones.

Finally put the heater into the filter compartment and added a black background. Taken a couple days ago with a point and shoot, caught some good stills with the schooling mosquito rasbora.

Not sure how I feel about the shadow in the front now that I'm looking at it again pic after pic..

Also, the hairgrass is not really thriving to say the least. Some stems are turning brown, kinda withering in the current, but there are runners so that's reassuring. Was thinking about trimming them down a bit, hoping that will freshen things up and start some new growth? Co2 should be coming here in 2 days so I can't wait for things to finally be able to fill in and start to see some real growth.

Anyways, let me know what you you all think! It's been really fun to get back into the sway of things and re-learn everything. (LED lights were a shocker to me) what happened to CF's?! But yeah, great thread looking forward to seeing what we can all do with this little system.
Very nice iwagumi attempt with the Spec!

Originally Posted by illusived View Post
Substrate: MTS with Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum cap
Lighting: Stock (Put a screen over it as it was giving me hair/thread algae and since then have not seen it come back)
Photo-period: 7 hours
Co2: None
Filter: Stock Sponge with Seachem Matrix Bio Media and Purigen
Ferts: Thrive all in one (Bought @ NilocG)
Scape: Ohko Stone (Bought @ Buceplant)
Fauna: Neocaridina davidi var Yellow and Amano Shrimp
Plants: Monte Carlo (Bought here) and Bucephalandra Little Red Star (Bought @ Buceplant)

Up and running for a month now. Only planned on using the Monte Carlo but for some reason got the buce as well. Wasn't sure what to do with it so I stuck it where it is right now.
Update? How are the plants doing now with the stock light?
02-19-2017 05:50 AM
Originally Posted by agfish12 View Post
It's the finnex planted+

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That's a great light, and looks good on the tank. What else are you going to grow?
01-22-2017 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by kalan850 View Post
Stunning fish. Hey what light are you using?

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It's the finnex planted+

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01-22-2017 07:00 PM
Originally Posted by agfish12 View Post

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Stunning fish. Hey what light are you using?

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01-22-2017 06:23 PM

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01-11-2017 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by travellife View Post
Very cool.

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