|01-24-2013 03:09 PM|
|tekkguy||You could also slide a piece of wide air hose over the tube, or replace it entirely if you had to with a new air hose. Just check the diameter.|
|01-24-2013 02:33 PM|
|Silmarwen||There are plenty of putties and epoxies you could use--or even just a dab of silicone, which I understand tank owners should probably keep on hand anyway, haha. (I ought to get some next time I'm out...)|
|01-24-2013 02:30 PM|
Ill turn the pump up and see how that goes...
I wasn't sure about what i can use to seal the holes....
|01-23-2013 11:27 PM|
My Fluval V has the perfect amount of flow for my betta with a 1/4" hole in the outflow line and the pump turned all the way down to low.
If you cut a bunch of holes, maybe try turning the filter back up or sealing some of the holes?
|01-23-2013 11:08 PM|
|01-23-2013 09:35 PM|
|01-23-2013 07:31 PM|
I've been having flow issues with the current being too much for my beta.
I put some "relief " holes in the tube coming out of the pump but i put a few too many now i have next to no flow.
Anyone have a better fix for the flow rate?
|01-22-2013 01:03 AM|
See how this goes....
|12-06-2012 06:41 AM|
|james1542||I recommend some micro rasboras/danios if your betta's not a killer. If your not satisfied with your low light plants the stock light is easy enough to rip off! DIY CO2 would not be hard to gas a tank that small either. For now I'd try to find some smaller growing low light plants + order a few kinds of mosses and try your hand at working with those-it will make your tank look a lot bigger than having a whole bunch of crypts + anubias folded over at the surface.|
|12-06-2012 05:24 AM|
|goodeye--sniper||I liked the hardscape in the first picture. What I would probably do is add some more river rocks and place some anubias nana petite in between them and place a large grouping of java fern behind the wood as a focal point|
|12-06-2012 04:42 AM|
|difrent7||I like the wood in your tank! I picked up a Spec V on black friday and I think I am going to go with couple plant bulbs for now and see what happens. Does anyone know if you could grow jungle val with the stock Spec lighting?|
|12-02-2012 09:43 PM|
Small, schooling fish that aren't colorful or flashy with long tails (something that will attract the ire of your Betta), will do just fine.
Shrimp's other than amanos or large ghosts are out of the question imo. A Fluval spec V for one betta is overkill and too sparse. I'd add some smaller fish (cories, neons or harlequins, etc.).
|12-02-2012 09:34 PM|
you can do a lot with various anubias, mosses, ferns, and crypts. check the link in my signature to my betta barracks. everything there is low light, no CO2.
as for tank mates, there really isnt much you could do. you could put a nerite snail or two in. amano shrimp and RCS may get eaten, and would likely hide all the time anyway with a betta in the tank.
|12-02-2012 08:43 PM|
I picked up a Spec V (you can tell by all the light questions i've littered on these boards - sorry mods!).
My goal (however ideal it is) is to have enough light for compact growth of hardy plants without CO2 or regular ferts.
I'm hoping there's a happy medium there. Low-medium light with some crypt parva, wendetti's and etc. for compact growth. I don't trust the original lighting bc I believe plants like the wendtii will develop large leaves extending to the top and I think tall plants in a relatively short rectangular tank will not be visually appealing.
I have pretty much settled on the Fugeray 16" for this. About 30 PAR for our Spec V's while sitting on the lid. I think that, some root tabs and moderate ferts will do the trick (I hope!).
As to the OP's question, crypt parva will do well and provide you a nice foreground plant. Wendtiis are good as well but may grow more vertically with the original lighting. Others including needle leaf java fern, wysteria, java fern windelov which looks amazing tied to driftwood.
I'll be aiming for most of those but, like i said, am hoping to keep growth more compact with some higher output LEDs
|12-02-2012 06:20 PM|
Here is a list of plants my husband currently has growing in his Spec V with the stock light:
Water onion (bulb)
The various types of aponogeton you get with the "betta bulbs"
We just put some Blyxa Japonica in there, so far so good
I would do some Anubias and/or Java fern on the wood, as long as you don't mind trimming (they grow a ton of leaves and flowers depending on the kind) the "betta bulbs" are nice and both our bettas enjoy hanging out on the stems and leaves to relax near the top. My husband has put a clump of Java moss on a suction cup and placed it in front of the outflow to lessen the flow for his betta and he's much happier.
As far as tank mates our bettas are housed with nerite snails and ghost shrimp and everyone does fine. It will depend on the betta of course and if you do shrimp moss is a good idea so they have a nice place to hide. We even put a couple RCS in with my husband's betta and he doesn't hassle them too much. Just try and get the smaller ghost shrimp and keep an eye on them. I had one a while ago that would jump onto my betta's fins and ride him around, it didn't end well. I'm thinking maybe it was a macro type. Luckily my poor guy's fins have healed as well as they could.
Some other Spec V tanks to get ideas here also: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...highlight=spec
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