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Airickj 01-22-2013 07:02 PM

My New Spec
 
Just got the Fluval spec last week, neat little tank. Here's a pic of it fully planted.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ckJ/photo2.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ckJ/photo3.jpg

Plants:

Jungle Val
HC
Ludwigia Peruensis
Hygro Compacta
Dwarf Pennywort
Rotala Magenta (Not exactly sure if this is the right name, the plant in question is the orange-ish one in the middle)

For the time being I am using the stock LED light plus an led light bulb hanging above the tank. I plan to upgrade the lighting soon.

Also I am injecting CO2 using the Fluval mini c02 kit.

Inhabitants include CRS, RCS and Tri-Colored Horned Nerite Snails.

I welcome any comments or questions.

l8nite 01-22-2013 07:38 PM

Beautiful :) I have Frogbit and Java Moss in mine, but it's low tech.

I should put some other plants in.

joey24dirt 01-22-2013 09:36 PM

Just upgraded the light on my spec 19litre earlier today. 11w of flourescent goodness should do the trick :-)

l8nite 01-22-2013 09:49 PM

joey24dirt - did you just use another clamp light? model?

joey24dirt 01-22-2013 09:55 PM

Yeah just a flourescent clip on type lamp. From a place called Argos here in the uk. I'll try find a link to show you how it looks

CPDzeke 01-22-2013 09:57 PM

Nice tank. Reminds me of a Dutch style tank. :)

joey24dirt 01-22-2013 09:57 PM

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argo...5UC921340M.jpg

tnvol 01-23-2013 04:57 AM

Very nice!! I have a couple of them and love them.

GMYukonon24s 01-30-2013 12:47 AM

Nice setup!

tex627 01-30-2013 04:48 AM

Have you considered adding some hard scape? Scapes without hard scapes end to look very flat and not cohesive (True Dutch style is an exception though)? Great start though!

Airickj 01-30-2013 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tex627 (Post 2394138)
Have you considered adding some hard scape? Scapes without hard scapes end to look very flat and not cohesive (True Dutch style is an exception though)? Great start though!

I don't think you can fit much of a hard scape in a 2 gallon fluval spec. Maybe a few pebbles or twigs. I understand what you are saying but I'm quite happy with it the way it is.

tex627 01-31-2013 05:07 AM

It's all about looking for the right materials, even though they may be scarce. A harmony between hardscape and flora does create very pleasing landscape. BUT if you enjoy it, that's all that matters! Looking forward to the progression!

Airickj 02-20-2013 12:25 AM

A little bit of growth has occurred, also my CRS had babies, check out the pics:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps4083b880.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps7ad26475.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psac8a65ff.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psa21cf767.jpg

chou 02-20-2013 12:29 AM

congrats on the babies.

Quentin 02-20-2013 02:08 AM

Very nice, cute babies!


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