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Old 12-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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My Fluval Spec V: Thank you, jbrady33


This is my Fluval Spec V. I got it from jbrady33. Thank you so much. It is my late birthday present. Thank you to Kat12 for pointing out the RAOK.

**December 11th
Placed in my kitchen and threw some Christmas moss, Dwarf Water Lettuce and duckweed in.
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- 50 watt Hydor heater
- purigen pillow
- Custom base and hood as shown in this thread:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=485225


**December 12th
Threw in some manzanita branches and more drawf water lettuce



**December 13th
Taped on some bounty paper towels for a background. Hehehe I'm cheap.


**December 15th
Rearranged wood. Threw in 1 Azoo Max Bio Ball, Java Ferns, 20 light purple mystery snails, unknown amount of malaysian trumpet snails, Lots more dwarf water lettuce, Shrimp feeder bowl and cholla wood.

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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**December 16th.
Occupants:
-1 Oto
-25+ Sakura Red Cherry Shrimp
-12 Light Purple Mystery Snails
Plants:
-Christmas Moss
-Java Ferns
-Subwassertang
-Duckweed
-Dwarf Water Lettuce
Misc:
-Manzanita Branches
-3 Cholla Wood
-Shrimp bowl
-Azoo Bio Ball
-Thermometer

Rearranged branches. Added oto and shrimp. Pulled out some snails. put some subwassertang in.


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Old 12-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Very cool! Glad it went to somebody who could use it right away, seemed like a waste to store it away.

I hope it does well for you! For an easy white background that white foam board is easy to work with. They sell it in 'office products' at WalMart and dollar stores
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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Just got one of these for my fiance, they are great looking tanks!
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #5
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Hopefully the shrimp like the change
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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** December 20th
Added 6 BorneoWild (BW) Bee Balls and a clutch of mystery snail babies.
Severly overstocked. But hopefully by January it won't be.

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** January 2nd
Removed 15+ light purple mystery snails. Still 2 clutches of baby mystery snails in the tank. Those will be removed in 3 months.

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Forgive me, but I thought the rule of thumb is 1 gal per 1" of fish, and that 1 snail = 1" of fish. So wouldn't 20+ mystery snails in a 5 gal tank be WAY overstocked?
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yes over stocked. but they are gone and the baby snails are the size of this "O"
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hi,

do you feed your mystery snails anything special? i have a couple brown and blue ones from petsmart. every other day i'll throw in some sinking sticks or wafers for catfish, which they seem to go nuts over. they've prolly doubled in size. am i on the right track?

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** January 5th
Removed the two baby java ferns and added 1 bigger java ferns. Remove as much of the duckweed and dwarf water lettuce because they weren't doing so well. Added another branch of Manzanita.

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** January 5th
I removed the feed dish and put in a bottom pyrex dish from H4N. Move the java fern and re arranged the branches. Also removed majority of mystery snail babies. Found pink ramshorns in my tank yay!



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Found pink ramshorns in my tank yay!
Not surprised on that one, I have pink and blues in all my tanks whether I like it or not they probably hitchhiked!
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** January 19th
Removed Subwassertang and as many ramshorn snails as possible. Had to move things around. Added a small live rock to help boost GH or was it KH..... I don't remember


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