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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 04:00 AM
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I am sooo jealous that your finding so many used ones for sale and SO cheap! The only one near me is priced at $65 and I can get a new one on Amazon for $73! I want to by one but my hubby won't let me since I just got a long 15 gallon. :-/

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What's the dimension for Spec 3 display area?
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What's the dimension for Spec 3 display area?
The front viewing glass is 7-5/8 wide by 10-3/8 tall.

Oops inches.

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really nice tanks dude! definitely given me some inspiration for a nano i got laying around
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If anyone lives in Vancouver, Canada, I'll be glad to share or trade aquatic plants for free.

I just got a spec v...its pretty awesome. What kind of plants are those? I'm from Vancouver too and just found this thread.
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New Fluval Spec Tank

"Waves of Green"



Fauna: Scarlet Badis, Celestial Pearl Danios, Emerald Dwarf Danios, Amano Shrimp

Flora: Pygmy Chain Sword, Vallisneria grass, Needle-leaf fern,

Hardscape/substrate: Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder, Seiryu stone, Rosewood

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Can anyone recommend a good bottom feeder/scavenger fish for a Spec V? Thanks.
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Latest Fluval Spec V Aquascape: Riparian Riverstream Nano Biotope (Southeast Asia) with Celestial Pearl Danios, Emerald Dwarf Danios, Scarlet Badis



And CRS/CBS shrimp can actually breed in a 2 Gallon Fluval Spec tank (~5-10 new babies per month).


New 2 Gallon Fluval Spec Aquascape coming soon...(leftside of current Fluval Spec 2G shrimp tank). Proposed plants: pearlweed (hemianthus micranthemoides) and monte carlo (micranthemum umbrosum). Proposed hardscape: fossilized wood with mini pellia/fissidens moss.


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Can anyone recommend a good bottom feeder/scavenger fish for a Spec V? Thanks.
Pygmy Cory Catfish!!!

Bump: Bump: Here is the latest picture of the Fluval Spec III Betta/Boraras tank (~6 months old). As you can see, in a fully lit room, the LEDs barely brighten up the tank. I agree that the LED lighting is not very bright, so you should supplement it with additional natural daylight from the windows.

Using Camera flash helps a lot in pictures:


Bump: Emerald Dwarf Danios (Celestichthys erythromicron) are a little bit more shy than the CPD's (Celestichthys margaritatus) lol margarita cocktails. The females are much more pale than the males (tan/gray color) and have thinner stripes. Males have much broader, blue stripes. In terms of their movement, both species like to dart in and out of plant cover. However, the Emerald Dwarf Danios like to "flutter their pectoral fins" (like a hummingbird haha) unlike CPD's. Nano tanks are perfect for these fish, because they are less visible in larger tanks. They also need lots of plant cover and a decent sized group of their own kind, or they will hide a lot and become very elusive. I'll post some pictures later of the fish in the Fluval Spec tanks, if you are interested. Note: I bought all of the CPDs/Badis from April's Aquarium.

Camera Flash has been enabled to show their body patterns better ->

Some of my Emerald Dwarf Danios (Celestichthys erythromicron, 2cm in size) sparring:
Part 1: The Staredown.

Part 2: The Wrestling Match.


Some of my Celestial Pearl Danios (Celestichthys margaritatus, 2cm in size) shoaling:


My two Scarlet Badis (Dario dario, 2cm in size) are currently being kept in a different Fluval Spec V tank than the Black Tiger Dario (Dario sp. 'Myanmar', 3.5 cm in size), because they are mortal enemies with each other. The Scarlet Badis do get along well with each other surprisingly. They like to chill under the shade of the rosewood branchwood.

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I wish people and pet stores stopped calling CPD's "Galaxy Rasboras" and Emerald Dwarf Danios "Emerald Dwarf Rasboras". They are actually more closely related to danios. They also kind of look like baby trout and salmon.
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...-margaritatus/
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...erythromicron/
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"Worlds Apart, Ecosystems in Glass Boxes"



"As much as it is challenging to create a healthy and thriving fish tank, there is something fascinating about cultivating miniature ecosystems on a small desk – having live fish, shrimps, plants, and micro-infusoria co-existing with one another inside small, enclosed environments. Nano tanks are a constant reminder of the immense power & responsibility that humans have in shaping our natural world and that life thrives within our oceans, rivers, and water bodies within a delicate balance."

(literally--nano tanks can crash faster than larger aquariums).
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I have pygmy cories and rcs in mine. They're pretty happy with the cpds that hang out up top.
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@geealexg are those your tanks? Can we have some background as to the specs of those biotopes? They're extremely intriguing!


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Really great job with your tanks!
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Question How many fish in the 5 gal edge?

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"Waves of Green"



Fauna: Scarlet Badis, Celestial Pearl Danios, Emerald Dwarf Danios, Amano Shrimp

Flora: Pygmy Chain Sword, Vallisneria grass, Needle-leaf fern,

Hardscape/substrate: Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder, Seiryu stone, Rosewood
Hi Alex,

Absolutely love your tank designs. You have a great 'eye.'

How many Badis and Danios did you manage to fit in the 5 gal?

Did you have that many fish once the tank was at a certain maturity in cycling?

Did you add each species one at a time?

Are they all still alive since your original posting?

thanks!
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