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Old 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #76
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Stupid question, are the Fluval Spec series aquariums acrylic or glass? I've seen conflicting comments regarding this, and seller websites say "etched glass" but I'm not sure if they mean the tank or the portion covering the overflow.

I'm starting a nano soon and if these are glass I''ll probably go with the Spec V instead of a Mr. Aqua tank.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #77
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Yeah these are glass with the filter section being frosted so it looks tidy. Highly recommend these tanks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #78
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Here is my Spec V!

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #79
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That one above is looking pretty good! Is it seiryu stone? If not consider putting a colony of CRS or some kind of shrimp.

Thanks! I think they're Seiryu stone or Ryuoh stone, I'm not able to tell the difference. Why do you say if not then consider...?

I was thinking about putting some Red Shrimp in after a few weeks, tank is mid-cycle at the moment, ammonia is gone within 24hr, waiting for nitrite eating bacteria.

co2 and lights are coming next week (it can't get here quick enough! I want my HC to survive!)

Only problem I am having is the bunches don't feel so securely rooted in yet, but they are growing, so might wait until there is a full carpet and staple them down before adding shrimp as I don't wan't the little buggers floating up after I put shrimp in.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #80
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Mines only a week old and dry started with Hydrocotyl​e Japan, anubias nana, DHG, round pellia, fissidens, and some other moss:



I plan to keep shrimp in it so I used some fine shrimp intake filter screen and siliconed it inside the overflow and outside the lower filter hole.

I'm gonna keep spraying it everyday for 2 weeks and then flood it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #81
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just starting. Havent really thought out how i will stock it yet.

I have been growing dhg emersed outside so that will probably go in around the rocks when its ready.

and advice totally welcomed.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #82
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^^ Really nice! I wasn't able to find smaller rocks like that hence I just went with fewer big ones.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:43 AM   #83
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Hardscape looks great Boazz!
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #84
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Some pics of my Spec V.

It's been up for ~4 months.

Added a Finnex Fugeray, CO2, PX360 filter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #85
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The conflict may be because it's a glass tank with plastic trim around the bottom of the tank and a plastic lid.

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Stupid question, are the Fluval Spec series aquariums acrylic or glass? I've seen conflicting comments regarding this, and seller websites say "etched glass" but I'm not sure if they mean the tank or the portion covering the overflow.

I'm starting a nano soon and if these are glass I''ll probably go with the Spec V instead of a Mr. Aqua tank.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:35 PM   #86
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^^ Really nice! I wasn't able to find smaller rocks like that hence I just went with fewer big ones.
i was actually quite envious of your bigger rocks.

everyone is doing quite creative things with 5 gallons of space. keep it up.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:26 AM   #87
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Spec V I keep on my desk at work

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #88
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Spec V I keep on my desk at work

Nice!

What type of rotala is that on the right?


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Old 03-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #89
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It looks like rotala sp. "green" or a non- colored up rotala rotundifolia.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #90
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...66#post2756066 Here's my Spec. Three months progress. Slow but there.
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