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This little tank is right next to you most of the time when you are working as well


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Right in the middle of 5 screens, even. Really breaks up the malarky I have to wade through every day.

Honestly, all but one of my tiny tanks (H. rubra) are right beside my desk. Figure I should look at them a lot if I'm going to have them in my home. Makes having them more enjoyable and I feel more invested in their success.

I'm strangely more excited about the Spec III, now that I have it by my desk, than I am about the rest of my tanks. Probably because it's so simple. And because I'm anticipating huge Crypts within the next 6-8 months.

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Spec III Update: Added some ceramic media from one of my canister filters a couple days ago and the tank already shows nitrite at about 2PPM. Yay? Doesn't change anything because I'll be allowing this tank to grow in and mature for a month or two. But nice to know there won't be an issue getting it to process waste. It's eating 1.5PPM ammonium per day.

Great to have a reminder that things can be easier with inert substrate.

Using tap water to "cycle" this tank but will switch to remineralized RO/DI. It's currently sitting at kH 2-3 and gH 7-8 and that's close to what I'll aim for when mixing my own water.

Wouldn't normally have too much of an issue using tap but the water system here adds a ton of chloramine. That means there's ammonia/ammonium once it's hit with Prime. On top of the 1-2PPM ammonia that already exists in the water supply on a regular basis. So it's not exactly ideal in a shrimp tank.
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Finally sorted through all of the giant pieces of Manzanita I've got and was able to come up with a bunch of scraps that will be perfect for tiny tanks.

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Most of it had broken off through the years into the bottom of the containers the wood was in. Cut off a few select branchy pieces. I should have looked through that stuff years ago. Would have been able to come up with something way nicer for the Spec III.

Speaking of the III: Processes 2PPM Ammonia per day, no Nitrite remains. Gonna be a fun waiting game until I can add shrimp.

The new piece of wood I added has some fun gunk growing on it:




It'll be gone by the time shrimp are added but they would love it.

Spec V is chugging along but the Ramshorns have ruined my C. parva bed:



*insert rage*

Not even gonna replant it. Just gonna remove the rest, I think.

Unrelated to these tanks but... I got a new toy.



Any guesses?

Finally used up all the store credit I had after trading in 1,000+ Endlers this spring. The store estimated it was closer 2,000 but who really knows? They were a nightmare. All I know is I snagged a new toy.
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I am guessing that is a filter guard for baby shrimp? Kinda odd shape though. IDK what it is.
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Was going to go with a standard 5.5gal or 10gal but decided to use something that looks nicer and is all-in-one.

Guess it's time to start yet another journal. Will probably wait until I have hardscape figured out and have the new substrate I want in-hand.
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Was going to go with a standard 5.5gal or 10gal but decided to use something that looks nicer and is all-in-one.

Guess it's time to start yet another journal. Will probably wait until I have hardscape figured out and have the new substrate I want in-hand.
I love the look of these tanks. I would love to get the 32 gallon! Looks great on that countertop. Warm toned soil/substrate would look amazing.


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While I'm not a fan of having another cube, the interior dimensions have grown on me over the past day. Not a big fan of the height but like the length and width.

Need to spend a couple hours coming up with hardscape. Thinking something with black lava rock and manzanita to create some height.

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What's the purpose of the black stuff that looks like screening that they have at the top of these tanks? I think the SPEC 16g has the same thing. My wife didn't like that on a few of the tank models we looked at, so I'm curious if there is a reason for the design choice.
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It's to disguise visible waterline, buildup and dampen light spillover.

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What's the purpose of the black stuff that looks like screening that they have at the top of these tanks? I think the SPEC 16g has the same thing. My wife didn't like that on a few of the tank models we looked at, so I'm curious if there is a reason for the design choice.
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Some interesting mold growth on the new piece of wood in my Spec III:



Protein film on the surface of the water adds an interesting dynamic to the shot.
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Great photo! Very sci fi.
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Spec III:

Cryptocoryne have finally stopped melting and new growth has begun:




Still need to make a trip to Petco to see if I can get my hands on more C. undulata/undulatus to fill out the back of the tank. It's surprisingly tough to find at my usual haunts.


Spec V:

Time to trim the moss?



Check out all the bits of stuff growing around the myriad Bucephalandra in the tank:



Unrelated but tons of my Tillandsia are throwing pups in the sunroom:



Gonna have to start moving them inside over the next week because the room isn't insulated. My place is going to be overflowing with houseplants.


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Spec III:

Cryptocoryne have finally stopped melting and new growth has begun:




Still need to make a trip to Petco to see if I can get my hands on more C. undulata/undulatus to fill out the back of the tank. It's surprisingly tough to find at my usual haunts.


Spec V:

Time to trim the moss?



Check out all the bits of stuff growing around the myriad Bucephalandra in the tank:



Unrelated but tons of my Tillandsia are throwing pups in the sunroom:



Gonna have to start moving them inside over the next week because the room isn't insulated. My place is going to be overflowing with houseplants.
Excellent pictures-- hope you take more of the houseplants as well.


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I really like the tillandsia. It is a very unique looking plant. The tank looks great! I can't wait to see it grown in!

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