|11-19-2013 02:09 AM|
|jrh||wow, you freecycled a hundred dollar tank? nice!|
|11-18-2013 10:23 PM|
I picked one of these up on Freecycle.. Haven't added much yet though. This was about 2 hours after I picked it up.
The fish it came with is this guy:
|11-18-2013 04:42 AM|
If it is, it will probably leach calcium. It's perfect for Lake Malawii cichlids, problems for some other biotypes.
|11-18-2013 04:05 AM|
|second||Some great looking tanks out there!|
|11-18-2013 03:43 AM|
Fluval Spec V at work, stock lighting
Dwarf lily doing amazingly well
Microrasbora erythromicron (or danio erythomicron -- its related to danios, not rasbroras)
Some other residents.
|11-17-2013 11:46 PM|
Fluval Spec v five gallons
And Bob the Shrimp (Amano)
Cryptocoryne Undulata, Brazilian Pennywort, and Fissiden Moss
|10-20-2013 03:44 AM|
let me see some FLUVAL SPEC V'S
No clue what you'd call it. LFS uses it for most of their scapes. Hasn't moved my ph, same out of the tap as in the tank! It may be leaching some calcium actually, I'm watching those tests, but so far OK.
(All three rocks are same variety actually.)
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|10-20-2013 02:32 AM|
|10-20-2013 01:41 AM|
Untitled by JoAndRoses, on Flickr
Heater down in the pump area, replaced the light with a Finnex Ray.
|10-20-2013 01:38 AM|
|They Call Me Ryan||
with a sale and a 50$ store credit this tank only cost me 46.00 so i couldn't pass it up.
Premo GLA Co2 setup 10lb tank (i know way overkill it was originally for my 90g), 75mm atomic diffuser, 1 bubble every 3-4 seconds.
15w great choice heater (flat rubber pad style)
the co2 diffuser and heater all fit in the filter compartment very nicely for a clean look.
the tanks only been setup for a couple weeks now. i have 10 fire red shrimp in there to try and start my own colony. im also waiting for my light upgrade to show up. i ordered a 16" finnex ray 2 ho LED light (not sure if its going to be way overkill or not, opinions?). im not dosing any ferts yet but i might start once the light shows up. so far everything is surviving and growing slowly with the stock light.
|10-18-2013 01:47 PM|
Here is my Spec V with light upgrade. I used two 8K striped LEDS mounted to the original Fluval light fixture and two 6,500K(?) striped LEDS mounting on an aluminum U bar. I had to changed out the power supply on the Fluval light cause I accidental dropped on the wood floor, cant believe it stop working just for that. The original power supply is 5V 500ma. I used what I had, its a cell phone charger 5v and 750ma. I think think it looks brighter and better then before. I have the tank at the office. The pic doesnt do it any justices in showing how bright it is in person
|08-31-2013 04:02 AM|
|Jen8560||Wow, these are so nice! Looking forward to the selection of fancy driftwood and plants at the next fish swap so I can get mine photo-ready|
|08-28-2013 04:25 AM|
|OhNo123||My Spec V that houses peacock gudgeons and Pygmy cories|
|08-21-2013 04:47 AM|
|ShawneeRiver||Thanks! I'll probably get it. It's too bad I don't have it already because I saw a gorgeous orange betta today at Petco.|
|08-20-2013 04:49 PM|
I added extra sponge in front of all intakes and that seems to work. (Granted I'm not trying for a large population, just a steady number.)
As long as you stick with very low light plants you'll be okay. Java fern, mosses, some crypts and ludwigia red are doing well in my tank under the kit lights (I need to do an updated tank shot.)
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