Etched glass and aluminum highlights for a sleek, modern designPerfect countertop or desktop fish tankIncludes 37 powerful LED lights to illuminate your fish and décorIncludes a 3-stage filtration systemComes with foam block, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings
Customer Reviews for Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit in White
Review 1 for Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit in White
very nice looking
PostedSeptember 24, 2013
We bought this in the white and it looks awesome. It is a little odd to feed the fish because of the lid but you can always take it off. I like how everything is hidden I bought a little heater and it fit right inside the compartment. The size is a downgrade from my daughters 10 gallon. At first she heard that she had to get rid a few fish because of it and wasn't happy. Till she saw it set up. She loves it. we have fan tail guppies red fin shark and 2 little catfish.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit in White
Excellent little aquarium
PostedMarch 31, 2013
from San Diego
I've had this set up and running for a couple months now. It's a great little tank! The selling point was definitely looks--the filter and pump are all enclosed so it's neat and tidy, a huge benefit for a small space. It delivered on that, and is also very easy to set up and maintain. Small tanks require extra care, and since the entire lid and light just lift off, frequent water changes are very easy to do with minimal mess.
I have a single dwarf gourami and this tank seems the perfect size for him. The LED strip is perfect for low light plants. I have a couple moderate-high light plants that are growing, but not thriving.
This tank would also be perfect for a betta, but may need a baffle on the filter outflow to calm the water movement. I wouldn't recommend it for shrimps or snails though--the lid doesn't fit securely and the water level must be kept high to ensure flow into the filter compartment. A small group of schooling fish would be reasonably happy in here, but there's not much swimming space for fast, active fish like danios.
A few setup tips--use the plastic screw to level the lamp after sliding it into the bracket, or it droops. Since the tank is so narrow, take extra care to plant and decorate toward the center to leave space to clean the glass. It looks great with a black background, but would be even better in a place where it could be viewed from both sides.
I only made two modifications--I blocked the filter overflow hole with a piece of thin black plastic, and cut up the sponge filter to fit a heater into the compartment. I couldn't find an adjustable heater that would fit into the pump compartment, as was suggested in other online reviews. I added an extra pack of ceramic media to compensate for the lost sponge capacity. I don't use the carbon.
This tank is ready to go as is, or with some small changes offers several different options for fish and plants. I only wish it came in a bigger size--the easy maintenance and good looks would make an great community aquarium.