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Old 06-18-2014, 01:31 PM   #451
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Very new to planted tanks. Here is my startup. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. All stock except light....Finnex Fuge Ray.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:13 PM   #452
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I have had this for several months and haven't used it fora trying yet, it just finished cycling and I did a rescape that I really like. Hopefully the water parameters check out today so I can add my shrimpies. I had good watery parameters the other day before I did the aquascape but I did two big water changes so just want to make sure. It's still got some growing in to do but you guys can probably get the idea of what it'll look like in a couple months. My AR in the picture is a little melty but that's because I just use whatever was floating on top of my grow out tank.

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:29 AM   #453
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Here's an update of my spec, 4 months later.

Original Thread:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...t=#post5332210

I do minimal maintenance on this tank (50% weekly water change + cleaning the sponge once a month), so I'm starting to see a good amount of alguae on the sides. Anyway, the java moss wall is doing really great, I never trimmed it since its started, so YES you can grow something in there with the stock light .

I also added some duckweed but it doesnt really spread out. I used to dose .3ml of Excel Flourish daily but I haven't done it for about a month.

Oh and as you might see it isn't the same betta as in the previous pics. The old guy is now in my 12G Edge!
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:21 AM   #454
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Has anybody here upgraded their lights? If so, PM me, I'd be interested in buying your stock light.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:53 PM   #455
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This is my fluval spec 5.6 gallon. By far my favorite tank, has fluval plant stratum driftwood java moss, two small amazon swords, half a moss ball, I have started my micro sword carpet... and of course some duckweed lol.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #456
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Looks great!
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:49 AM   #457
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My first nano

Working on my next ada tank now.
This is now currently just growing my plants to transfer and keeping my shrimp,colony going till new tanks up in running.
Will sell after!
Great little tanks!
Usually have finnex led no name light but need it for other tank so a cheap led is currently being used.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:58 PM   #458
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First post on this forum. Here it goes!

Here's my Spec III I set up over the last week. I haven't done a planted tank in almost 10 years, and have been dying to get back into the hobby. This tank is for my office.

Fluorite gravel, some decorative wood, christmas moss, a sword in the back and I forget what's in the front. It's a low-growing plant, I'll have to look when I'm back in the office tomorrow. Hopefully it won't get too big or I'll replace it with a carpeting plant. Anyone have success with the stock lighting? I was seeing how it did, but am also considering adding something like the Wavepoint Mirco Sun 6,500k 8 Watt. Suggestions?

I don't have fish in there yet, and can't quite decide what to get. I was thinking beta, chili Rasboras, a couple neons or maybe a honey gourami. Any suggestions? Any of those known to be bad in a nano? I also want to add algae-eating shrimp, and that's about it.

The water's a little cloudy cause I added the plants over this weekend. So far so good!
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You might be able to get away with a honey gourami, a betta would be great, but this tank is too small for a multiple fish school.

You might decide on the betta as they're very low maint, pretty active and are great for show and tell.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:47 PM   #460
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You might be able to get away with a honey gourami, a betta would be great, but this tank is too small for a multiple fish school.

You might decide on the betta as they're very low maint, pretty active and are great for show and tell.

Thanks for the reply! Would the honey gourami or betta play nice with cherry shrimp?
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Thanks for the reply! Would the honey gourami or betta play nice with cherry shrimp?
Honey gourami would probably be OK with adult shrimp, but not so great with juvies. So don't expect babies.

Bettas are ticking time bombs with shrimp.

Welcome to the forum by the way

Do you recall the nitrogen cycle? You'll want to perform that before adding any critters
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:02 AM   #462
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Thanks for the reply! Would the honey gourami or betta play nice with cherry shrimp?
I tried a betta in my spec V and it was a very quick lesson on if it fits in the fish's mouth it's food! Even the adults were bit in half. Lost 4 shrimp in 1 minute. Your tank looks nice good luck if you decide to try.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:01 PM   #463
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After a recent trim:

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:19 PM   #464
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Ok mine is saltwater but saw this and said what the hell. It's only been up about a month. There is a shrimp hiding in there and 2 hermit crabs and 2 snails. Been looking for a fish but being very careful because I don't have a lid on it at the moment and most of the smaller fish for saltwater are jumpers.




Red flame algae is doing pretty good only been in there for a few weeks.

Green ricordea mushroom been in there the same amount of time as algae and he is fat and happy!

Just FYI to ignore all my cords and ATO in the first picture I haven't cleaned it all up yet because the tank has moved a few times.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:42 PM   #465
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Plants are doing well. Bought a Halfmoon betta. In the top right is my temporary fix for an overly-powerful filter pump. I've ordered a 10" Finnex Fugeray for the top, Amazon reviews said it fits perfectly. I wanted the Planted+ light, but they don't make it in 10" (except a clip-on that looked impossible to mount to a Spec). The betta is doing fantastic, making a bubble nest his first full day in the tank and happily swimming around and eating all day while I'm at work.
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