|05-28-2015 05:03 PM|
|PurdueGK||I modified the stock fixture to house 5 rebel cool whites and 1 crew warm white. The stock fixture was not enough light for plants|
|05-28-2015 05:01 PM|
|05-27-2015 04:42 AM|
My modified Spec V. Wasn't totally happy with the stock filter but looks odd without it. Might move the inlet to the right behind frosting and rearrange plants. or just put the wall back in and mess with the pump...
|05-26-2015 07:42 PM|
^all with the stock light?
|05-26-2015 05:44 AM|
Low-tech Planted Fluval Spec Tanks
Weekly dosing with Seachem Excel and Flourish
|03-03-2015 02:22 AM|
|MiamiC70||Here is mine. I set it up over the weekend and just added driftwood and a few plants today. This is my first planted and first freshwater tank.|
|02-27-2015 10:36 PM|
Stock lighting can grow quite a bit more. Here's my tank:
C wendtii (green and a reddish one)
The growth is very slow though.
That said I'll probably upgrade the lights and add co2 so I can get a carpet going.
|02-26-2015 06:50 PM|
Neons will eat your shrimp babies. The adults MAY be ok. Otos are the only truly shrimp-safe fish.
But yes, otherwise, carpeting plants won't likely happen without significant upgrades in lighting and co2.
|02-26-2015 03:03 PM|
IMO the stock light will not grow any plants. Maybe it will keep anubias , etc alive but you wont see any real growth. If you have patience you may be able to carpet a low light moss.
HC = Hemianthus callitrichoides (dwarf baby tears)
UG = Utricularia graminifolia
DHG = Dwarf Hair Grass
|02-26-2015 01:31 PM|
1st post, this forum looks like a great resource.
Right now I'm in the research stages of setting up a Fluval Spec V as a planted tank to eventually house some Red Cherry Shrimp and a few neons.
My question is about plants that will do well with the stock light. I have read that java fern and java moss are pretty beginner friendly. What I'm really interested in are some of the "carpet" type plants I see on mesh. I see some of them referred to using acronyms, but I don't know what those acronyms stand for.
Will any of these "carpet" type plants do well with the stock light?
Any info is appreciated.
|02-25-2015 10:29 PM|
|Hyjinx92||Wow, thats such a beautiful set up. I hope you dont mind me asking but, what plants do you have and do you use any ferts? How long do you keep the light on for and has the lighting been sufficient? I was just wondering because my java fern hasent been doing to well, its pretty close to the surface and i think i was giving it way too much light because some of its leaves were browning on the edges and tips and some were turning transparent on the tips ?~?|
|02-25-2015 07:51 PM|
|dulcelife||Started Feb 4th 2015. All Stock.|
|02-24-2015 09:58 PM|
Im such a plant noob -.-
i will give it a try, thank you for the info ^_^
|02-24-2015 09:52 PM|
|kman||Crypts are rooted, not tied to wood or rock. They're not really carpeting plants, normally. They'll grow fine in an inert substrate with root tabs.|
|02-24-2015 09:37 PM|
|Hyjinx92||Actually the crypt parva looks like it would fit in rather well, maybe i could try to get them to carpet the left side of the tank? If not, perhaps i could attach it to a bit of wood? Would it grow well enough planted in plain sand with just root tabs and liquid ferts?|
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