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Old 10-04-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Fluval Spec V Diary


This will be my third planted tank. The first two didn't really come to fruition.

Equipment:
Fluval Spec V
Black Plasti Dip Back Glass
16" Finnex Fugeray Planted+
25w heater
Stock Pump
Seiryu Rock
Flourite
Root Tabs
Excel

Plants:
Anacharis
Various Crypts
Anubias Nana
Java Fern

Animals:
Dragon Scale Betta
Soon: Yellow Shrimp

I was hoping to use wood and rock. The Malaysian wood I got I couldn't get to look right. I didn't have the heart to hack up the wood yet. The water is still a bit cloudy on day two. I'm a bit worried about the light being too powerful.

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Old 10-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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Did a mod to cut the flow down a bit for my Dragon Scale Betta since I didn't have any sponge laying around.

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Old 10-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #3
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After working on my DIY CO2 setup I moved some plants around to open up the middle a bit.

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:15 PM   #4
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Here's my DIY CO2 setup.

You can see the tubing coming from the upper cabinet.

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I have my mix in the cabinet. I'm getting a bubble about every 5 seconds. I'm diffusing using cotton shoved in the end of the tube and the outlet of the tube exits right next to the intake to the pump. I can see lots of microbubbles coming out of the pump exit so I think for what it is I'm getting good diffusion. I just have to work on my mix to get the bubble count up a little bit more.

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