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Yesterday 07:09 AM
rootsnshoots
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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.

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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!

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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?
Yesterday 06:50 AM
rootsnshoots
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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 08:34 PM
agfish12
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Stunning fish. Hey what light are you using?

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It's the finnex planted+


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01-22-2017 08:00 PM
kalan850
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Stunning fish. Hey what light are you using?

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01-22-2017 07:23 PM
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01-11-2017 02:26 PM
kalan850
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Originally Posted by travellife View Post
Very cool.

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01-11-2017 06:06 AM
travellife Fluval Spec V album

https://goo.gl/photos/hts3tJJXbkETi13x9

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01-11-2017 05:57 AM
Maclyri
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Originally Posted by kalan850 View Post
O I c. Have you thought of putting up window frosting on the back glass? I'm thinking of doing it to mine. It give a translucent feel while hiding background objects.

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I don't mind seeing it through the tank! And the tank will move in the next few months anyway so it's not a big deal to me[emoji4]


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01-11-2017 05:26 AM
travellife https://goo.gl/photos/AuYx8gnV2uichqSy9

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01-11-2017 05:20 AM
kalan850
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Originally Posted by Maclyri View Post
It's a decorative dish thing that is partially behind the tank[emoji23]


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O I c. Have you thought of putting up window frosting on the back glass? I'm thinking of doing it to mine. It give a translucent feel while hiding background objects.

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01-10-2017 08:18 PM
Maclyri
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Cool. What are the black rings on the right hand side?

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It's a decorative dish thing that is partially behind the tank[emoji23]


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01-10-2017 08:07 PM
kalan850
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Been up and running for a month! This is Mercutio in his SPEC V[emoji4]


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Cool. What are the black rings on the right hand side?

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01-10-2017 06:34 PM
kalan850
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Originally Posted by JEFF9922 View Post
love the look with just the anubis ^^^^^
Thanks I appreciate it.

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01-10-2017 04:52 PM
Maclyri
Been up and running for a month! This is Mercutio in his SPEC V[emoji4]


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01-10-2017 04:41 PM
Maclyri
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Originally Posted by albino_pleco View Post
Here is mine in various states. Love the overflow filter box, easy to hide some of the mechanical stuff.


How is the pleco doing in there?


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