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I got my spec guys... I GOT IT!!

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Here comes the driftwood!


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Slowly filling, let the planting begin!



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4 stems of hygrophilia polysperma and more water


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Lol I am one who personally doesn't like stem plants in a spec. I think it is difficult for scale to be achieved with them inside it.

But the driftwood looks great!!

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Lol I am one who personally doesn't like stem plants in a spec. I think it is difficult for scale to be achieved with them inside it.

But the driftwood looks great!!
Thanks! I tried following your advice and getting the spec III but alas, Petsmart didnt have them! so i got the regular spec and a 5 ib bag of black sand and the total came out to $63.99! (which is exactly under $1 of what i had lol)


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Looking very nice - I like it !
Now.... a little stocking......what ??
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Looking very nice - I like it !
Now.... a little stocking......what ??
im thinking of putting RCS in this tank after it matures, but until then probably a guppy or two, or eight


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im thinking of putting RCS in this tank after it matures, but until then probably a guppy or two, or eight
Not until it cycles..

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Not until it cycles..
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Why not just seed it with used cycled media? Then you can add livestock immediately! (In limited numbers of course)


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Why not just seed it with used cycled media? Then you can add livestock immediately! (In limited numbers of course)
Nearly immediately. Add snails immediately, though.

After you add snails and watch the nitrates establish, you can.

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