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Old 04-09-2015, 06:50 AM   #651 
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Cool thank you I'll do that
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:26 PM   #652 
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latest arrangement .. just transferred the Java fern into the tank

Here is a view of the front and from the top..
I took the moss ball out and added the Java fern..
Doing water testing to see if it's ready for my betta, Mulder..
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:54 PM   #653 
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Wow--I just discovered this thread.
I have a Spec III, two Spec Vs, and an Edge. I love them all.
I'll post the Edge as it's the newest tank and waiting for a gold hmpk from Thailand who gets here Wed.

I've tried slightly different mods with my different tanks. I've swapped out the charcoal cartridge for Purigen in all the tanks. I've got slightly hard water, so I have frog moss pads in the tops of all the filters as well. That actually dampens the flow from the head a bit and I also stuff some foam into it to dampen it a bit more. The Edge has an HOB so I've been experimenting with a bigger frog moss pad in a bag that's fixed into the spout to cut the flow a bit.
I've got two bare bottoms, one with white sand and caribsea substrate in the edge.

I haven't read through the entire thread, but will read it in bits and pieces to see what you all are doing with your tanks!

Here's the Edge and the new guy who's moving in soon.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:57 PM   #654 
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I did some mods for Spec V

Added an led-strip bar with all colors and put it underneath the original light mechanism. Adjusted the top to be higher up by putting some very small furniture sticky pads to the the 4 corners of the tanks.

Elevating the top maybe 1/4 - 1/2 inch - in turn you down get the spillage of water of you fill your tank high and like your Betta to breathe better.

Anyone ever done a Spec divider? I'd only do it if it was glass
I made a divider with plastic canvas from the craft store and the stiff "binders" that come with those clear folders you put your papers inside in college. Then I tied a great big pad of java moss over the whole thing to make a moss "wall."
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:55 AM   #655 
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Hi! I'm very chuffed with my Fluvial Spec V for Jeffrey the VT. However, this morning he has a frayed top fin with an actual hole in it!

Every single tank decoration was checked for smoothness and I'm thinking it has to be the slatted top intake. I had pulled up the sponge from the filter to cover the back - perhaps that wasn't good enough? Anyone else have a similar experience or advice?
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:39 PM   #656 
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Been a few years since last tank (110gl) and decided to start again with a Betta nano set up. Fluval Spec V, fully modified and planted, still not happy with some plants yet. All cycled and shrimp should be here this week. Going to let them set up home for about a month before adding a Betta. Seen a few killer looking Betta's, but tank wasn't ready "cycled". Will post additional pics when time comes. Any comments/ideas, please let me know. Name:  DSCN0698.jpg
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:50 PM   #657 
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Just lovely!

The only thing I would do is make sure there's a lot more cover for the shrimp before you add the Betta. I have Red Sakura breeding in my 20 long Betta/community tank because of a huge portion of Subwassertang.
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No doubt, was thinking of pulling the rock in favor of a moss covered chunk of bamboo/cave. Got more plantings that may also get added. Shrimp are all minimum of 1/2" in length and I've had that size with a Betta before without any issues. Usually a "hit or miss" period untill I get a decent balance.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:46 PM   #659 
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Gave in yesterday and bought a Spec V on discount at Petco with some of my grad money.

This thread is an evil influence
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:22 AM   #660 
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Wow--I just discovered this thread.
I have a Spec III, two Spec Vs, and an Edge. I love them all.
I'll post the Edge as it's the newest tank and waiting for a gold hmpk from Thailand who gets here Wed.

I've tried slightly different mods with my different tanks. I've swapped out the charcoal cartridge for Purigen in all the tanks. I've got slightly hard water, so I have frog moss pads in the tops of all the filters as well. That actually dampens the flow from the head a bit and I also stuff some foam into it to dampen it a bit more. The Edge has an HOB so I've been experimenting with a bigger frog moss pad in a bag that's fixed into the spout to cut the flow a bit.
I've got two bare bottoms, one with white sand and caribsea substrate in the edge.

I haven't read through the entire thread, but will read it in bits and pieces to see what you all are doing with your tanks!

Here's the Edge and the new guy who's moving in soon.
Hi jarabas,do you have any photos of your new boy there in his tank.He looks AMAZING!
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