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  1. Planted Nano Tanks
    Well, it's been a journey over the past six months. My beloved Fluval Spec V, home to one betta and possibly(?) some surviving shrimplets, has become...a mess. Time to dive in. So to speak. This is only my second tank ever, and I've been tinkering with it as I learn more and more about the...
  2. 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...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey guys -- new to this forum, though I've used links from this forum, as well as the others, for years to learn about different things. I tried a planted 55 gallon a couple years ago as my first go at this, but didn't have enough knowledge to do well with it. My 55 is now back to a saltwater...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! I am currently working on fluval spec tanks, here is one of them! =) enjoy! Tank #1 work in progress... Fluval spec 5, 19L Low Tech Substrate:Black brown soil Rock:AQUARIUM BLACK LAVA POROUS DRAGON STONE Plants:Xmas mosse, Anubias, Cryptocoryne Light system:Chihiros A-Series...
  5. Lighting
    I am looking into getting a new light for my Fluval Spec V and was thinking of getting the Finnex Planted+ 24/7, then i was wondering if they original planted+ had better PAR and its cheaper. So if anyone recommends a light that would be great.
  6. Tank Journals
    Started this tank back in April before i joined here and figured id make a journal of it. So heres it the day i set it up Heres it currently
  7. Equipment
    I have a Fluval Spec V I just started. I have tiger lotus and some Downoi (sp) in the tank under a Finnex Fugeray planted plus. I was wondering should I be considering a CO2 canister? If so, ideas for a good SMALL set up. I appreciate in advance. I apologize for the images. They are the...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! My name is Ali and I am new to this forum, but I wanted to start a thread for my new 2.6 gallon Planted Nano Aquarium! Any suggestions and comments are welcome! Today is Day 1 of this project! I took the carbon filter out and left the bio balls in the refugium, as I heard carbon is...
  9. Tank Journals
    I scored this little Fluval Spec 2(ish) gallon on Craigslist a while back. It's been hanging out, waiting for its chance to be something other than an extra plant container. I have been puttering with it on and off for weeks and finally managed to finish it up today. Stuff you might be...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Tank Journals
    Hey guys, is is my first journal here haha. I like how everyone posts the progress on there tanks, even if it takes weeks and months for a final product to be seen its a great stepping stone for newbies such as myself. I decided to re scape my spec today because I had some free time, and I just...
  13. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, I am new to the forum. I just got a Fluval Spec 2 and I am going to set it up on my desk at work. I plan to have live plants, 1 needle leaf fern, 1 anubias petite, some xmas moss and some floating frogbit. I plan to add some Red Cherry shrimp and that is it. I don't want to run the...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Pretty new to the forum, but I wanted to share my office tank. It hasn't been the cheapest setup, put it's a conversation starter :) It's about 3 weeks along. Specs below: Tank: Fluval Spec V Filter: Fluval sponge filter / Finnex P360 Light: Finnex Fugeray 16" Substrate: Eco-Complete CO2...
  15. Tank Journals
    just recently replanted my spec v, took out all my microswords and replaced them with glosso and dwarf hairgrass, hopefully they'll be healthy and carpet (is stock lighting good enough?) im running a diy co2 system, using an airstone with no bubble counter. i have the ceramic fluval co2...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    The beginnings of my Spec. Flora Java Fern Anubias (nana or barteri?) Duckweed Waiting for my LFS to get their plants shipment to fill it out. Fauna White Platinum Plakat (Emrys) Hardscape Manzanita Branch River Stones Substrate ADA Amazonia Fluval Stratum Light Ikea JANSJÖ...
  17. Planted Nano Tanks
    I see that there are quite a few Fluval Spec owners here so I thought this might be the forum to ask! I want to put a betta in my new Spec, but the flow is very strong. What are some tricks that you have employed to reduce the current? Someone mentioned running it without the tubing. Could I...
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey, I'm about to get 6 cherry shrimp and put them in my fluvial spec aquarium. What are the chances of them breeding?
  19. Tank Journals
    Hi all. I'm fairly new to this forum and to planted tanks in general. I picked up a Fluval Spec and decided to run it as a freshwater planted tank. I set it up last night and now it's cycling. Any advice and comments are welcome! Specs: Tank: Fluval Spec 2 U.S. Gal. Light: Stock for now...
  20. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, Is fluval 13w CFL 6400 K bright enough? I have a fluval spec pico tank measured 7'' 3/8 * 7" 3/8 * 10" (2 gallon) is the light bright enough for nesaea and hc? I heard that wpg is not accurate enough for small tank like mine.
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