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Today 07:23 AM
MoreyFan I just redid my Spec III a week ago and don't see a thread so am gonna post the video here. The Rotala looks rough but already in a week is better than from the store. I paid 3 bucks for 10 times that much and took the best two tops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQilP8cAHQQ
Yesterday 03:55 AM
kman
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post
Do you know what the PAR value is on that light with this tank by chance? Tank looks great!
The tank is 10" tall, so subtract an inch for substrate at you're looking at 9" at best.

Considering that light is over 100 PAR at 12", it must be BLAZING PAR at 9", unless it's been dimmed a LOT.

I would go with the Sat+, personally, not the Sat+ PRO. The Pro is way overpowered for a tank this size.
Yesterday 03:32 AM
Irish
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Originally Posted by intermision View Post
I did some trimming and upgraded the light to a Current USA Satellite + Pro.



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Do you know what the PAR value is on that light with this tank by chance? Tank looks great!
01-21-2015 12:26 AM
intermision I did some trimming and upgraded the light to a Current USA Satellite + Pro.



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01-20-2015 10:45 PM
Shane98270 Looks good! Heres mine after rescaping it and adding some fauna. Ive got five celestial pearl danios and three pygmy corys in there. Waiting a bit to add cherry shrimp.
The rock on the left has been removed as it was just there to hold the wood I and the hc has grown in quite a bit. Ill upload a pic or two later tonight for comparison.
01-20-2015 10:25 PM
Dawagner Here's my new Spec V. Set it up on this past Sunday. I have had experience with salt water tanks in the past but sold them all when I bought my house 3 years ago. Now it all starts again with the purchase of a betta LOL.

Anyways all stock so far.

Substrate is the Fluval shrimp/plant stratum.

Plants are (I think) Micro sword, anubias nana, and a very small red tiger lotus.

I know the tiger lotus will out grow this but I liked it and it was free so for the time being it'l hang out in the corner.

Planning on getting some shrimp eventually once it cycles and such. Also would like to upgrade the light but not so much that I need to start CO2. Just want some better illumination. Let me know what you think!
01-12-2015 03:20 AM
intermision i just set one of these up last week. It's my first foray into an aquarium in 5 years. Living in an apartment with limited space I wanted something small and clean looking.

I made a couple of mods, first off I replaced the stock light with a Marineland 18" LED fixture, and i also cut the top part of the sponge off so that I could run filter floss above it.

I haven't decided if I want to just dose excel or go with the Fluval CO2 system with an inline solenoid.

Any Tips on what ferts would be best for this setup?

Fish
-1xMale Betta
-3x Ottos

Flora
- Compact amazon sword
- Anubias Nana
- Rotala Idica
- Bacopa
- and I totally forgot what the last one was.
12-30-2014 02:12 PM
ErtyJr
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Originally Posted by Reddevil07 View Post
Hey guys and gals. Pulled the trigger on a spec v. What lighting would you recommend for carpeting dhg. Some have said the 20" finnex planted plus? Will be running co2 as well. Thanks!
Read the post I made directly above you! I just recommended what I feel is an amazing light for the spec v.

Get a desk lamp and put a 65 watt equivalent "daylight" cree led floodlight style bulb. I will post a picture of mine later. If you want insane lighting get a higher watt, but mine provides what I consider high lighting.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Cree-65W-Eq...100/204366183/

Great spectrum and a great light! Super cheap and easy to maintain! And they sell em at home depot. Can't beat it!
12-30-2014 04:20 AM
dru I would get the 18" version

With the 20" you are lighting the filter area and are susceptible to algae in/on the sponge
12-30-2014 02:43 AM
Reddevil07 Hey guys and gals. Pulled the trigger on a spec v. What lighting would you recommend for carpeting dhg. Some have said the 20" finnex planted plus? Will be running co2 as well. Thanks!
12-30-2014 02:18 AM
ErtyJr Some old pics, from cycling and when I had about 30 apistogramma fry in it so I didn't clean the glass.

I'll try and get new pics tomorrow. It has an 2 female apistogramma cacatuoides living in it now and gets cleaned and trimmed normally.

I have a custom made spray bar and I use a desktop lamp with a 65 watt daylight cree led bulb, floodlight style. The bulb gives incredible light, I recommend it to any high tech spec v owners.



12-30-2014 02:01 AM
dru Trials and tribulations with this tank

It is at my parents so I only am able to maintain is every week or so

Currently recovering from 2 timer malfunctions in the past few months (first time - stuck on for two days straight during the week, second time my program completely cleared and the light/co2 wasn't coming on at all for about two weeks)

11-22-2014 05:54 AM
Shane98270

Trying to figure out my dosing still, also dealing with a fungus killing my HC. It's my first go with high tech so I'm still adjusting.
Got some staurogyne repens, eleocharis tennelus, HC, and Crypt Parva in there. Oh and a dwarf lily in the front right.
Co2 is an aquatek regulator on a paintball tank. Lighting is a 20" finnex fugeray planted plus. No fish until the plants grow in more. Planning to put some Cherry Shrimp and Celestial Pearl Rasboras in there.
11-21-2014 10:52 PM
Rah
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Originally Posted by Razzy View Post
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 ?
I have this (
Amazon.com : Fluval Spec Media Basket : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Fluval Spec Media Basket : Pet Supplies
) on my Spec V and I love it.
11-20-2014 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.
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