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Old 03-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #61 
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Mr2KiEu, that tank is looking great! What kind of foundation did you use?
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And I would also love to know how you like your Floramax.
Thanks! I use the CaribSea Midnight Black Floramax Substrate. It works great! I got it on sale at Petsmart for $6.99. It doesn't cloud the water at all. If I could redo my substrate I would put Miracle Grow Organic potting mix first then the Floramax on top.

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Mr2, what C02 setup is that behind the Spec?
It's the Fluval CO2 setup that comes with the Fluval Flora tanks. That's a 88g CO2 bottle tho. I haven't hooked it up yet tho. I'm waiting on a smaller glass diffuser.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #62 
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Any recommendation for driftwood that I can purchase online?
I got my driftwood from Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco,CA. They sell driftwood on their website. Here's the link in case ur interested:

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...&cPath=76_7_58
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #63 
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just ordered SPEC III on sale at Petco today only $52.87 for both black and white
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I just saw the sale!!! I think I am going to get the Spec III :)
Price went up to $56.39. So so tempted to buy the white version! Must resist!!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #64 
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Here is a photo of Victor in his sleeping position against the slots. He is in much better shape now - this was shortly after I got him from a pet store. Now that his fins are so much bigger, they go into the slots a little ways, as he rests against them.

If I do get another Fluval Spec V, I think I will only put Plakats, wild types, or females in there. No bettas with flowing fins, just in case they decide they want to sleep on the slots.
Yes beware of the intake of the filters, my halfmoon double tail had his dorsal fin and tail ripped off one night as he too liked to rest on the intake grill :( poor guy...However, you can put a piece of craft mesh infront of the grill, stops the fins from going in. After his incident I attatched it using those mini itty bitty hair claw clips, but you could also use a bit of aquarium sealant on the corners of the craft mesh to attatch is, just use small dabs let it dry thoroughly. I believe they sell black mesh too which would match. Just a thought, it worked for me :)
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #65 
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Mine also was in the habit of resting plastered to the intake slots. I tried a variety of things to discourage him.

Finally, I put him in a 2 gallon, and bought a betta log and put in there with him for 10 days or so, till he became used to using it to sleep in. Then, I re-scaped the tank he was in, gave him a few more hiding places.

I put him back in the Fluval 4 days ago - and every time I check on him at night, he's sleeping in the betta log.
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What an awesome thread! I just ordered a Spec V! Should be here on Weds. I am wondering what you guys used to decorate? I am going to be using the Fluval Shrim Stratum as the substrate (hoping to keep shrimp in with the betta in here), so that is black. I deff want to plant it, but am looking for a "feature piece". What do you guys have in yours? I am thinking of driftwood or stones, but am not sure what will fit!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #67 
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My next one will be with driftwood as center piece with 2-3 java moss wrapped pebbles..
If it does not work out, I have 3 zebra stones with black pebbles as my Plan B.
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I got some really awesome driftwood root pieces, which are now moss covered. I also have some chunks of petrified wood in there, though I've been debating removing the largest chunks to have more open substrate area.
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Where do you guys find the right sized wood? Everything I have seen is way to big :(
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #70 
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I planned for my tanks to be on a windowsill to take advantage of natural sunlight for all the live plants. My windowsills are 7+" deep.
The Fluval Spec V and Spec 2 fit very well with very only slight overhang so that I can lower window shades behind them easily.
Today I am purchasing another Spec 2. Great tanks worth the extra few bucks!!
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