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Old 05-05-2013, 03:19 AM   #16
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Fluval Spec Build and setup


Added pond snails trying to keep it MTS free


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Yeah I wouldn't stick MTS in here.

Check out my thread All Fluval Spec Mods.

You'll see some necessary mods, like patching the fail safe filter hole at the bottom.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:11 AM   #18
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Yeah I wouldn't stick MTS in here.

Check out my thread All Fluval Spec Mods.

You'll see some necessary mods, like patching the fail safe filter hole at the bottom.
Why is it necessary? Will it be ok if I have substrate blocking it?


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Living things go back there to die.

I'd block it with a piece of plastic.
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The polysperma has perked up and I added a golden pencil fish for cycling


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Old 05-07-2013, 01:52 AM   #22
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What kind of stem plants can the light grow? (other than Anachris and Cabomba) i was thinking of putting Rotala Najeshan in the background where the Polysperma is, was also thinking of doing either a carpet of Marsilia or Pearlweed but alas, the question is still if the light can support the plants i want.

As for stocking this tank, i was normally planning on RCS or the 3 Ember Tetras, but my dad was looking at the betta fish at Petsmart and fell in love with an all white Dragonscale halfmoon. Since he pretty much supports my hobby right now, I was pondering getting it for him. Although people say the flow is too strong, I will gladly make it work if it means my dad can have the fish he wants Thanks!
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IMO you can't have schooling fish in a spec. Plain and simple, it doesn't work. Not enough swimming room.

You can do several things to reduce flow. A betta would be OK.

Shrimp would be OK, too.
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I have a Chi with a betta in it, i would go with the betta! what i do is the Betta with 2 Dwarf frogs and whenever i have culls from my RCS tank i just throw em in. most get eaten, but i spot a survivor every once in awile.
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Living things go back there to die.

I'd block it with a piece of plastic.
It also helps filtration. Before I covered the hole I could see particles entering and exiting the overflow. It actually helps out a lot and is well worth it and almost necessary in my option.
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I'd block it with a piece of plastic.
Do I have to silicone the plastic piece in place?


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No. You can just cut up a 1g jug of water and stick it into your substrate.
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Done also added cycled media and a few more pond snails too the tank


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Added some filter media to the return pump tubing, slows down the flow quite a bit, also picked up a Pretty boring betta :/ pics soon I guess


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Bettas connect with their owners. Connect with it.

It won't seem so boring after a time.
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