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  1. Tank Journals
    Hello Everyone! It has been a few years since I've put up a journal on here, so I decided I might as well start another. Today I picked up a Fluval Spec III off of Facebook Marketplace for a whopping $15. I could not pass this deal up, as I've always wanted a spec III. This tank is replacing...
  2. For Sale/Trade
    I put this tank together about about 3 1/2 months ago and while aquascaping it was a ton of fun, an iwagumi style turned out not to be what I was looking for. Figured I'd see if anyone would be interested in a complete setup. (Sorry the pics are rotated) Here's the breakdown: Fluval Spec III...
  3. Photography
    Hello Everyone! I've just completed a short relaxation video for your viewing pleasure. This piece showcases cinematography shots of my Fluval Spec 5 gallon, low tech, planted Betta tank. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/3PlNE2ztPY4 Take a look and have a wonderful day. I'll follow up soon...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hello. Just wondering what sort of plants will do well in a stock Fluval Spec V lighting that's extremely low maintenance, as in minimal pruning and fertilization. This is going to be for an office betta tank, and I don't want my employees to be pained to take care of the plants too, since they...
  5. DIY
    Why: Because I've heard small shrimp crawl and get sucked into either the small slit on the lower half of the tank, or through the large grate at the top. I had some fine mesh laying around, so I cut it to the width of the filter area (4 2/8”). The mesh is a grid anyways, so you can just cut...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    Here are some shots of my Fluval Specs, more picture will follow during the progress of my tanks. Enjoy! Species 8 Celestial Pearl Danio 1 Honey Dwarf Gourami (Colisa chuna) 5 Cardinal tetras 12 Lampeye Panchax I Modified the filtration and tanks are running with Seachem Matrix, Purigene...
  7. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey guys, I thought i'll share my DYI skimmer that im using with my Fluval spec. I always had issues removing the protein film over the surface. This pretty much fixed the problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1cZwH0C_4 Enjoy!
  8. Photography
    The full potential of Low-light and Low-tech in a series of nano tanks. More upcoming tanks... Shot on the Galaxy Note 4 in high dynamic range. As much as it is challenging to cultivate a healthy and thriving nano tank, there is something fascinating about cultivating multiple miniature...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    "MAKING MAGIC IN GLASS BOXES" Summary 5 Month Update on two Fluval Spec V Low-Tech Nano tanks that were started in early 2015. They are fully planted, nano fish community tanks and these are the first tanks I have ever done in my life. I use the stock low-wattage 7500k LED fluval lights that...
  10. Tank Journals
    1st January 2015 I have to be honest and say I've never been hugely into fish and aquariums. I'm more of a 'furry-animal-that-you-can-take-for-walks' sort of person ha. But I've slowly been won over by a very sociable betta, beautiful little Celestial Pearl Danios and the fascinating shrimp my...
  11. Tank Journals
    I got this tank for Christmas for my desk at my office. It's my second tank. My daughter has a Betta in a 2.5 gallon tank at home. I enjoyed it so much I got my own. I've been lurking on this site for months learning the ins and outs of planted tanks. Then I decided to take the plunge. This...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    I got this tank for Christmas for my desk at my office. It's my second tank. My daughter has a Betta in a 2.5 gallon tank at home. I enjoyed it so much I got my own. I've been lurking on this site for months learning the ins and outs of planted tanks. Then I decided to take the plunge...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hey guys! I've been lurking around the forum for a while, and I finally decided it was about time that I introduced myself and my tank. Like most people, I kept betta bowls as a child, but it's easily been 10 years since my last one. When I first found out about proper planted tanks I fell in...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone, After having all of my shrimp die out a while back, I decided it was time to tear down my Fluval Spec and start over. I bought a new bag of eco-complete, scrubbed all the algae off the tank, emptied the water, boiled the wood and rinsed off the plants, so now it's time to rescape...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    Just wondering what experience others have had with their Fluval Spec tank. Has it ever leaked on you? If so, which model do you have (2, 3 or 5), how long did you have it before it leaked and how much did it leak (a little or a lot)? Thanks
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    Could someone please post pics of the filtration system on the fluval spec V. I like how it is all hidden on one end of the tank and would like to try and building something similar but on a 12g or 20g long. any pics of exacaly how it works would be apreciated.
  17. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    I'm thinking of taking our Fluval Spec and setting it up in my houseplant window as a mini riparium. Basically I'm thinking of turning the back filter compartment into something like a riparium basket and rooting some plants in it. Has anyone else done this? What kind of substrate material...
  18. Lighting
    Hi, I just set up 2 Fluval Specs (2 gallons each) side by side and I want to upgrade to 1 SINGLE light instead of having to run 2 stock lights that aren't very good to begin with. The tanks side by side measure just over 14" across. What I'm looking for: - Something for my lowlight...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have repositioned my co2 ceramic diffuser right above the water pump in the small circulation chamber behind my tank, and hope that the pump will suck the bubbles in and blow them out into the water column, so will this work? I am speaking specifically of the Fluval Spec 2 gallon pico tank...
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