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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2016, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec V newbie help

Hello,

I have ordered myself a Spec V.
I have never had a tank before.
So much information to digest and so much new stuff to learn... (which is fun!)

My plan is to use the stock light, many plants and a few fish.

Do you have any suggestions on which plants to go for?
I need some suggestions to where to start looking.

Thankful for any advice.
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Hello,

I have ordered myself a Spec V.
I have never had a tank before.
So much information to digest and so much new stuff to learn... (which is fun!)

My plan is to use the stock light, many plants and a few fish.

Do you have any suggestions on which plants to go for?
I need some suggestions to where to start looking.

Thankful for any advice.
Welcome to planted tanks. With the stock lights, you'll be sticking to low-light plants. Here's a good starting place: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/10...ht-plants.html

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Perfect!
That was exactly what I was after.

So far I have planned to place the tank on my desk beside my computer monitor in my living room.
I am still a bit unsure if there is too much light from the sun on that spot.
My living room is quite sunny if there is sun outside (which is not that often in Sweden), but the desk is at the far end from the window.
The plan is to have the short end of the tank without the filter facing the window. At least that would be aesthetically the nicest way to have it (unless it's covered in algae).
Any thoughts on this? How much sun is too much sun?
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Botanic - you'll probably just need to use trial and error to see if you end up with an algae problem in that spot. Give it a go and maybe have a 2nd spot in mind in case algae becomes a problem.
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Yes I have figured that I will try it out. I have to get some furniture as a backup plan in case I need to create some shade for the tank.
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