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Post your fluval spec 2g

I need some ideas for mine FW or SW. It's home to a betta right now.


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I'm the only one here with this tank?


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No, you're not the only one. Here is a pretty current shot:



More (and better) shots in the tank journal in my sig.

There are LOTS of images available via Google Image Search, though.


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Mine is no longer set up, but here's an old picture:


Do a search on the forum and you'll find a whole lot more. That's also easier than creating a new thread and hoping people post to it!
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You guys using stock lighting or have something else?

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Stock light. I wanted a super easy low tech tank for the office. Anubias, Java fern, a little DHG and some Crypt Parva. It all survives under the stock light, and grows VERY slowly, which is exactly what I wanted. That DHG will NEVER carpet, but I didn't want a carpet so that's fine. OH, and I have a some duckweed at the top, which does a nice job of soaking up any excess nitrates. Periodically it gets annoyingly thick, and I just scoop some out with a spoon, toss it in some plastic takeout soup containers I keep in a drawer just for this, and nuke it for 5 minutes in the microwave to kill it dead. Then it's safe to dump down the drain without risk to the local ecosystem.


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If all goes well, I'm picking up a Spec 2 from a Craigslist seller tomorrow. Not sure what it will house yet, but it will be setup on the bathroom counter. (I've already got one in both the kitchen and dining room. Can't wait to see the eyeroll from my spouse when I set this one up. ) The Spec V is headed towards a betta tank. Any suggestions for the Spec 2?

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Here's the first planting I did. I lost the pygmy chain swords and pinnatada


Later I filled in the blank spots with crypts and anubias. Sorry, This is the best picture I have. But I highly recommend you get crypts and anubias since they thrive in the stock lighting. They grew and grew for me. In the picture below I used cryptocorne parva and anubias nana as foreground plants with larger plants behind them.



I broke down this tank and just use it to grow plant scraps for now. I didn't like it as a tank for Waldo. Even after installing a sponge over the output and densely planting the tank, he kept getting injured either from getting blown in the current or tearing his fins doing his favorite thing, attaching himself to the filter inflow grates. If I ever fall in love with a small finned betta or another crown tail, I may try the tank for a Betta again (If I can sneak it past my Boyfriend), but no more half moons for this kind of tank for me.
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Here's a few shots of my 2g.



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I just bought this tank for my wife's office. It's her birthday present, so she doesn't know yet. Thinking Eco complete with anubias petite on DW and some crypts. Beta or cherry shrimp, but I'll let her decide.

Varmint, that is the prettiest betta, where did you get him?


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I just bought this tank for my wife's office. It's her birthday present, so she doesn't know yet. Thinking Eco complete with anubias petite on DW and some crypts. Beta or cherry shrimp, but I'll let her decide.

Varmint, that is the prettiest betta, where did you get him?
These tanks are about as perfect as it gets for office environments. She'll love it, I'm sure! Be sure to add a heater.



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These tanks are about as perfect as it gets for office environments. She'll love it, I'm sure! Be sure to add a heater.

Well yes, I always add a heater, got the cobalt aquatics brand thin heater to put in the filter area.

Tank looks good btw, I got her the white one.


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Here's mine!


It is currently housing this little fella!
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Well yes, I always add a heater, got the cobalt aquatics brand thin heater to put in the filter area.

Tank looks good btw, I got her the white one.
The Cobalt is the exact one I use, too. Good choice!


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