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Yesterday 09:15 PM
geealexg
Compliment

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Originally Posted by blesser13 View Post
Its have been running for a week now. Everything is stock. I want to see how the light can grow plants. I had several tanks before and i decided to go more with smaller tanks since you can create different environments for each of them. Please provide any feedback about the layout or any question about it.
Fauna:5 White Cloud Mountain minnow, 4 Albino Cherry Barb, 1 Albino bristlenose dwarf.

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Your planted setup looks awesome! I use the stock LED lights also but I supplement the plants with some indirect natural sunlight.
Yesterday 05:47 PM
blesser13 Its have been running for a week now. Everything is stock. I want to see how the light can grow plants. I had several tanks before and i decided to go more with smaller tanks since you can create different environments for each of them. Please provide any feedback about the layout or any question about it.
Fauna:5 White Cloud Mountain minnow, 4 Albino Cherry Barb, 1 Albino bristlenose dwarf.

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06-25-2015 08:01 PM
dru The needle valve is touchy but on the 2 that I own I have them set to 1-2 bps and just never touch (or breath) on them

My other one had issues keeping a consistent bps but it seems to have fixed itself over time
06-25-2015 07:15 PM
Chubbi
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loving the wave point light, I've found i need to keep mine at max height though i have the smaller version for a spec 3. How do you like the aquatek reg with low bps any issues getting the right bps?
06-25-2015 06:14 PM
dru
06-12-2015 08:35 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by geealexg View Post
Thanks for the feedback! I do try to keep the lid on when I don't view the tanks. I have seen them jump really high before when I was doing water changes. They also really love to hang out near the water surface.
Good call. I've wanted killifish for a long time, they're gorgeous (nice shots, btw!) but they're not really compatible with my topless rimless tanks.
06-12-2015 07:08 PM
geealexg
Clown killifish

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Originally Posted by kman View Post
Gorgeous setups, very nicely done!

Be careful with your killifish, however, since you have no lids on your tanks. They're known jumpers. Good luck!
Thanks for the feedback! I do try to keep the lid on when I don't view the tanks. I have seen them jump really high before when I was doing water changes. They also really love to hang out near the water surface.
06-12-2015 07:00 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by geealexg View Post
"MAKING MAGIC IN GLASS BOXES"
Gorgeous setups, very nicely done!

Be careful with your killifish, however, since you have no lids on your tanks. They're known jumpers. Good luck!
06-10-2015 03:24 AM
PurdueGK Geealexag
Your tanks are amazing! The celestial pearl danio is exceptional.
06-10-2015 03:06 AM
PurdueGK Thanks!
Yeah the light is doing way better than expected. I am getting really good growth out of these lights. I am dosing excel every day and flourish twice a week. I have never had guppies before now but I really have enjoyed them. They provide some striking colors and are very active. I'm glad I went with guppies apposed to all neon tetras. The long finned tetra is out of place but my wife had to have him lol...
The light cost me a total of $75 -$85. Really easy to do. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.
06-09-2015 10:34 AM
geealexg Hey PurdueGK, that's a really interesting lighting mod for the Fluval Spec V! I love your plants and driftwood hardscape and I wish I could setup another Fluval Spec V with Endler Livebearers and Guppies just like yours.
06-08-2015 07:49 AM
geealexg
5 Month Update on two Fluval Spec V Low-Tech tanks

"MAKING MAGIC IN GLASS BOXES"

Summary
5 Month Update on two Fluval Spec V Low-Tech Nano tanks. They are fully planted, nano fish community tanks. I use the stock 7500k LED fluval lights that came with the kit, but all the plants haven been doing great so far because of additional daylight from the windows and the occasional dosing of Seachem Flourish and Excel. Algae issues have been minimal with the addition of Caridinia multidentata. Both tanks are also way overstocked with fish and shrimp species, but the water quality and fish health has been excellent so far with the use of Seachem Matrix, Seachem Stability, Seachem Purigen, and 25% water changes once a week. If you have any further questions, feel free to let me know and I'll be glad to help. I'm also open to any feedback or constructive criticism. Cheers!

Leftside Fluval Spec V Tank
- Hardscape/Substrate: Ohko Stone, Japanese Vinewood, Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder
- Fish Species: 3x Clown Killifish, 1x Myanmar Black Tiger Dario, 3x Glowlight Danio, 4x Emerald Dwarf Danio, 8x Celestial Pearl Danio

Rightside Fluval Spec V Tank
- Hardscape/Substrate: Yamaya Stone, Malaysian Driftwood, Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder
- Fish Species: 4x Cardinal Tetra, 4x Green Neon Tetra, 5x Pygmy Cory, 2x Axelrodi Rasbora, 1x Silver Otocinclus, 1x Lampeye Panchax


Full View Tank Shot (Cell Phone Quality)


Macro Shots of some of the fauna in the tanks (Cell Phone Quality)
Glowlight Danio (Danio choprai)


Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)


Clown Killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)


Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus)


Myanmar Black Tiger Dario (Dario sp. 'Myanmar')


Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus)
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
PurdueGK







05-27-2015 04:42 AM
Entz 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...

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