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Old 02-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #376
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Update on mine (V) and my girlfriend set hers up (iii)




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Old 02-17-2014, 01:18 AM   #377
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I wanted to do a java moss wall for a while, so here's how it looks. I'll post an update in a few weeks if everything goes well!

2 weeks update! My betta is currently in quarantine in this tank, he had clamped fins and wasnt eating anymore (he's now almost back at 100%!). I wasn't sure if the aquarium salt / Betta medecine would kill the plants. Well some growth is noticable, the moss ball looks 10 times better and the floater is starting to spread! I'm also thinking about removing that gravel and replace it with a Java moss carpet!



I recently added a pre filter sponge on the pump output of my Fluval 2G to reduce the water flow. Even at the minimum setting, the pump was still too strong for my betta.
As it's a nano tank, should I worry about dead spots? There is litterally no water movement in there! My betta seems to enjoy it as there's a constant bubble nest at the top.
I don't have a lot of experience in nano tanks, but a DIY spray bar is my Plan B if water movement is absolutely needed.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:27 AM   #378
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^^ I wouldn't worry about it with the plants you have. Do make sure there is some water flowing out, else you get NO filtration, but it doesn't take much.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #379
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My year old spec v with my guppy and gourami
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:38 PM   #380
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #381
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It is a low tech Spec III with what is supposed to be a dragon scale betta. It has Anubias Nana, Java Fern, 2 Banana Lilies, Java Moss, and some floating Brazilian Pennywort.

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:48 PM   #382
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Ew, my foot, sorry.. D:
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:55 AM   #384
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:05 PM   #385
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What's the carpeting plant? And what light are you using? Your tank look really good


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Old 02-22-2014, 01:30 AM   #386
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Pretty new here but here is my spec V. Really enjoying it, had it up for 2 months now. Considering getting another spec of some sort in the near future.

Have some new plants coming, not sure if I need more light?



The crips on the bottom are pretty new so I'm not sure how they are going to do, but all the other plants seem to be thriving so far. This is a low tech tank.



MR Betta started out pretty much white and pink but is filling in now with a lovely greenish blue coloration.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:56 AM   #387
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What's the carpeting plant? And what light are you using? Your tank look really good
Thanks!

Carpet is HC and the light is a wavepoint 12" 6500k 16w. I have it about 8" above the water surface
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #388
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These tanks are amazing. Good job to all of you! I just may end up ordering one of these.... What kind of heater are you guys using with this setup? I'm thinking of the 1 (or is it 2?) gallon version for a betta or some shrimp. Will a small heater fit in the filter compartment?
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM   #389
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These tanks are amazing. Good job to all of you! I just may end up ordering one of these.... What kind of heater are you guys using with this setup? I'm thinking of the 1 (or is it 2?) gallon version for a betta or some shrimp. Will a small heater fit in the filter compartment?
The smallest is the Spec 2 gal. Next up is the Spec III at 2.5 gals, and then the Spec V at 5 gals.

Yes, a small heater fits nicely in the pump chamber. I use a Cobalt NeoTherm 25w which works perfectly in my 2g Spec. It's tight but it fits. You can see the top in the back right corner:

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:10 AM   #390
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Some nice tanks in here! Here's my nano 2 gallon, about 1 month old (first tank ever, new to hobby/planted tanks)



java moss, staurogyne repen, anubias, anacharis
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