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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a fluval spec v I'm about to set up. it will house a betta fish, and maybe a snail and an amano shrimp. I've kept low tech (eco complete, crypts, vals, whatever else I could get to grow in it, low light, no ferts) years ago. I have a few questions before I order the final bits needed to...
  2. Fish
    Hi all, Long time lurker, and posting to get some advice on setting up my son's new Spec V tank. Using stock lighting with no plans to inject CO2 at the moment. Likely going to use Fluval Plant and Fish stratum, as it's what we have around. We also have some Flourite Black, but I don't love...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everyone. Recently I set up a heavily planted Fluval Spec V 5 gallon nano tank, full of multiple java ferns, the beginning of a dwarf mini hairgrass carpet, anubias, and crypt wentii; all planted in fluval stratum (no fish or inverts in the tank as of right now). I dose the tank with the...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone. Recently I set up a heavily planted Fluval Spec V 5 gallon nano tank, full of multiple java ferns, the beginning of a dwarf mini hairgrass carpet, anubias, and crypt wentii; all planted in fluval stratum (no fish or inverts in the tank as of right now). I dose the tank with the...
  5. Tank Journals
    I have finally decided to go forward with a complete rescape of my Fluval Spec V. Tank: Fluval Spec V (Original) Light: Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Substrate: Fluval Stratum Hardscape: Dragon Stone Heater: 50W Aqueon Pro CO2: Excel Daily Fertilizer: PPS Pro or Easy Green Inhabitants: To Be Determined...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    I set this tank up for my little one back in April 2017, as she really wanted her own fish. Hardscape: 4 Separate pieces of Driftwood Some Cherry shrimp caves (which are useless since Beast ate them all...) Inhabitants: Male Dumbo Betta 3 Amano Shrimp 10 Assassin Snails Plants: Jave Fern...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all, I've got a Spec V shrimp tank that, lately, has been having a film over the top of it. It's planted, about 40 shrimp, couple pieces of driftwood, injected CO2, finnex planted plus 24/7, aquasoil, ~10 day 50% water changes. I'm really not sure whats happening. None of my other tanks have...
  8. Tank Journals
    So I just talked my wife into letting me get a tank again for the first time in several year years. I used to have a 39 tall high light CO2 injected EI tank, but that was torn down almost 8 years ago when we moved. Since then I've tried nano reefs and nano planted tanks a few times, but I never...
  9. Tank Journals
    Hi All, Im new here, This is my journey to planted tanks. Background: As a young kid, I remember watching my dad's 90 gallon salt water tank. Maybe this is what gave me my fascination with fish tanks. I have always been an avid fisherman, and just think fish are cool. I would always stop...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm going to be getting a cat in the next couple of months and was curious about what people do to protect both cat and aquarium/fish. For context, I have a Fluval Spec V (5 gallon) which is rimless; I've been going lidless since I upgraded to the (16") Finnex FugeRay Planted+ (the light sits...
  11. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone! Here is my new Fluval spec 5 Its have been running for a week now. Everything is stock. I want to see how the light can grow plants. I had several tanks before and i decided to go more with smaller tanks since you can create different environments for each of them. Please...
  12. Tank Journals
    I scored a Spec V on Freecycle a week ago, so I decided to make it a planted nano. I've been reading a lot on TPT and am still working on the scape. In fact, this tank is what led me to join TPT. My score was extra awesome and included an upgraded light and heater that fits in the compartment...
  13. Oregon
    Looking to upgrade to at least a Spec V or other 5 gallonish nano tank. I have this one http://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Desktop-Glass-Aquarium-2-gallon and would be open to a partial trade+cash or even just unloading this guy for like $30 bucks? all runs great. I did mod the uplift tube with one...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello everyone. I finally decided to make a planted Spec V for a betta. I want a low tech set up, no co2 at this time, but I probably will do excel and dose flourish. I don't really want to do an EI regiment right now, trying to keep it simple. For substrate I was thinking of using eco...
  15. Tank Journals
    Hi I just thought I would share my first aquarium. I was going for a two tone substrate with a rise on the left and a mound on the center right.Cut out some plactic and sandwiched some riccia Planted my lily and water onions and put in a marimo ball Added my lobelia, ludwigia red and ludwigia...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    Outside of an Amazon sword I have in my 29 gallon at home this is my first planted tank. It's now been set up on my desk at work for two weeks and I'm really enjoying having some fauna in the office. I started the setup about two months ago and had kept it at my house for setup and cycling...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I am new to the site and wanted to share my upcoming tank build. I currently have a saltwater reef tank and a 5.5 gallon freshwater tank. I just picked up a Fluval Spec V at a LPS for $50. I had to have it. I also just ordered a 20lb bag of Eco-Complete Black Coarse, a Tetra HT10...
  18. Planted Nano Tanks
    I just got a fluval spec 5. I wanted to do a low tech set up with a few live plants. Maybe anubias and java moss and some driftwood. Would the lighting be sufficient for those plants? And what type of substrate would be best?
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