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Old 05-27-2012, 10:40 PM   #136
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Has anyone had any luck growing dwarf baby tears with this light? I am trying to grow hydrocotyle tripartita in mine right now.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #137
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I'd say you could grow it with the 13 watt Fluval Fixture, as long as you have C02.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #138
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anyone here dirt their spec? I'm about to start mine up again and wondering if its worth it. otherwise i'm just going to do straight gravel and flourish root tabs.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:18 AM   #139
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Just scaped:

S.repens and boblitis "mini leaf"(that's what the LFS called it), using fluval stratum.



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Old 07-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #140
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For those keeping shrimp in their spec, how do you cover the vent on the bottom of the divider for the filter media on the back wall? I tried covering mine up with the substrate (Fluval Shrimp Stratum), but it is small and is drawn into the filter. Is there a good way to prevent shrimp from being drawn into the filter media compartment, or am I worrying too much? This will be both my first shrimp and nano tank, so taking my time while it cycles to ensure all bases are covered.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #141
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For those keeping shrimp in their spec, how do you cover the vent on the bottom of the divider for the filter media on the back wall? I tried covering mine up with the substrate (Fluval Shrimp Stratum), but it is small and is drawn into the filter. Is there a good way to prevent shrimp from being drawn into the filter media compartment, or am I worrying too much? This will be both my first shrimp and nano tank, so taking my time while it cycles to ensure all bases are covered.
Clear packing tape has been holding up on mine for over a year. You will need do somethong on top as well or they will still get down there.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #142
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I'm definitely going to get a spec for my dorm once school starts again (even though I already have 2 tanks... my roommate will think I'm nuts!). Does the stock light keep up with plants like ludwigia and hygro difformis (water wisteria)? I've got some excess of those plants and am toying with the idea of throwing them in there with some eco-complete. I think I have an extra 13w EBI light somewhere, but don't really want to do CO2 with this one.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #143
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my spec, freshly planted. giving DHG a shot (it's a bright green, looks a little yellow in the pic for some reason) and just some anacharis. not sure what else i should try in it.

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fluval 13w ebi 6700K
fluval shrimp substrate
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any suggestions for other plants? i might take the anacharis out and put it mine 20 long once my driftwood is ready so there will be more space for plants.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:16 PM   #144
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I haven't posted an update in a while. Some change, some the same.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #145
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Has anyone had any luck growing dwarf baby tears with this light? I am trying to grow hydrocotyle tripartita in mine right now.
I tried, but it failed miserably with the stock lighting for the S-P-E-C. So I just moved what was still alive to a medium-high light nano and it's making a recovery.

Unless you replace the stock lighting, it seems (and I've found) that only low light plants seem to do well in it. Which isn't a bad thing. But it is probably why we're seeing a lot of light replacements for the more demanding plants.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:53 AM   #146
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For those keeping shrimp in their spec, how do you cover the vent on the bottom of the divider for the filter media on the back wall? I tried covering mine up with the substrate (Fluval Shrimp Stratum), but it is small and is drawn into the filter. Is there a good way to prevent shrimp from being drawn into the filter media compartment, or am I worrying too much? This will be both my first shrimp and nano tank, so taking my time while it cycles to ensure all bases are covered.

I tore a little bit of the black filter off and stuff it into the tiny hole.

Water still moves through, but most fauna are safe.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #147
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My twins!
How is the flow for your boy bettas?

Even on the lowest my girl didn't like it so I cut slits in the pump airline and covered the out take nozzle with a Fluval Pre Filter.

Very little surface motion now, but still filtering.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:19 AM   #148
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Here's mine, will be rescaped soon... my betta likes to dig in the aqua soil :/

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #149
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Here's mine, will be rescaped soon... my betta likes to dig in the aqua soil :/


Your betta and tank look amazing in this shot!
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #150
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Here's my Spec at work, housing a betta and black mystery snail. It's been setup for about 2 weeks now.

http://youtu.be/OewzKom8rVU?hd=1

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