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Old 10-19-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Fluval Spec V w/ basic scape

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MTS has hit. (Brian wouldn't be surprised!) I convinced my wife that my 7 month old son needed a tank. "You know like a night light." It worked but the light is too freaking bright lol. Of course, I knew that. Any who, here it is finally planted. Fluval Spec V w/ 16" Finnex FugeRay Planted+. Aquatek CO2 Regulator.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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Guess who's back.. back again...

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Old 10-19-2015, 06:28 PM   #3
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Looks nice! Your son sleeps with the fishes.......
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:42 AM   #4
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Week 3. It's been 2 days after adding 10 RCS. You can clearly see they have eaten all the bio film on the Seiryu.



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Week 3. It's been 2 days after adding 10 RCS. You can clearly see they have eaten all the bio film on the Seiryu.



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Been following,nice progress sir!

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Old 11-10-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Spotted 4 babies today, so I plugged the lower inlet with spongy media. Also added pre filter sponge on the upper inlet.


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Old 11-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #7
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I've counted approximately 30 babies. Here are some hanging out. Made the mistake of pouring replacement water that wasn't properly mixed with de chlorinator. I think I killed most of my bacteria when I poured the water into the filter housing. Hence the cloudiness. I'm certain it will clear up in about 2 weeks.


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Nicely done!
I have 2 specv sitting empty...
You have made yours look very nice.
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Yes, MTS has hit indeed! Nice new acquisition. I've been considering a spec 2g or 3g for my office at work. Anyways, good job and definitely makes for a good nightlight!

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Nicely done!
I have 2 specv sitting empty...
You have made yours look very nice.

Thanks! What are you waiting for?


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Very nice! I recently re-did my Spec 5 and it's now on my desk as a shrimp only tank. Yours looks so much brighter with the Finnex, might be something to think about
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Very nice! I recently re-did my Spec 5 and it's now on my desk as a shrimp only tank. Yours looks so much brighter with the Finnex, might be something to think about

Cool... got a pic?

I did some research and my lighting arrived before my spec v. Didn't think the oem fixtures could grow UG or could they?




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Cool... got a pic?

I did some research and my lighting arrived before my spec v. Didn't think the oem fixtures could grow UG or could they?
This is my current setup. The wiring behind my desk is a mess that needs to be dealt with, I'm also thinking about adding a background. Kit lighting is a bit too dark for me so an upgrade is on my wish list.

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Old 11-20-2015, 04:23 PM   #17
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This is my current setup. The wiring behind my desk is a mess that needs to be dealt with, I'm also thinking about adding a background. Kit lighting is a bit too dark for me so an upgrade is on my wish list.




Looks fine to me. Do you have co2? It depends on what you're trying to grow. The more light, the more fertilizer and co2 is needed or else algae will win.

What's that growing in the middle back?


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Looks great!

Thanks! I spotted 2 more berried shrimp! Look forward to selling these to my lfs in about 3 months.


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Dang! Nice looking tank! I've never gotten cherry shrimp to breed in my tanks, what's your secret? Mine only lasted a year and then died out


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