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Customer Reviews for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White

Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White

Small fish tank comes with big in featuresNano aquarium includes a sleek overhanging LED lighting systemFeatures a powerful circulation pump with adjustable outputThree-stage filtration system with media includedPerfect for desktop or countertop placement
Average Customer Rating:
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
Review 1 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Easy, quiet, great tank for its size!

PostedAugust 19, 2015
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from College Place,WA
This is a great little tank! I've had large fish tanks (55 gallons) and small tanks (5 gallons). The only way to truly keep a tank clean is to have a large enough biologic filter to do the job. Most tanks this size are sold with filters that are too small and have inadequate filter media (usually just a little charcoal pack/bag to help clarify the water). That's a recipe for a dirty tank and dead fish. Fluval did the right thing when they designed this tank with the type of filter it has. People think smaller is easier, but smaller can be more difficult to maintain the water chemistry balance. Again, Fluval got this one right. This is the perfect small tank - especially for beginners. My tank is home to a betta that my preschool age granddaughter felt sorry for and begged me to buy. Our betta was looking pretty rough when we purchased him. The poor little guy would have died in the typical fish bowl set up that most people use. Being the sucker for my grandkids that I am, I bought the Fluval tank (on sale) and the betta has been thriving for 8 months now. His fins and tail look amazing! My granddaughter couldn't be happier with her fish, Nemo. I also turned the pump down to the lowest level to accommodate our betta's comfort level. I didn't need to put anything into the water outlet. Our betta seems fine with a little current. Plus,keeping circulation to the highest level that the betta will tolerate helps the filter work better. I'm considering getting another Spec III for my classroom. My students would love it!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great little tank

PostedOctober 3, 2014
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from Georgia
I am so happy with this tank. I set it up for salt water and have a few hermit crabs and a beautiful damsel fish. It is very easy to maintain and looks great on my nightstand.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Beautifully designed table top aquarium

PostedSeptember 25, 2014
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from Florida
Now that I have had the aquarium cycled and have introduced my betta for over 2 weeks, I am generally pleased with this all-in-one 2.6 gallon. I found the outflow of the pump to be much to strong for my betta (even on the lowest setting) but that was an easy fix with a piece of aquarium foam jammed into the spout. I added one silk plant and a live anubias attached to a piece of driftwood.. I love it and so does my fish!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Calming, great looking tank

PostedJuly 26, 2014
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from Los Angeles, California
This is my first tank, it is for my office at work. I m learning how to care for a tank, this one seemed easy to set up. It is a little pricey but worth it. Nice looking, works well, quiet. I had one question for set up and ended up asking a coworker. It was pretty easy. If your looking for a little calm in a small place, this is a good buy.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 5 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Mostly good

PostedMay 20, 2013
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from Maine
This is a beautiful tank - what a terrific design. However, it arrived with a part missing and it took over a week to get the part once we contacted the manufacturer. So leave yourself plenty of time for tank set up. My betta is really enjoying all the room he has in this 2.6 gal tank. Other reviewers advised to set the flow to the lowest setting and then stuff some plant leaves into the filter spout. This worked great. Very low flow, which doesn't disturb the betta. He actually goes over near the spout and swims against the current for exercise, then goes to another part of the tank to rest. He's very playful.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 6 for Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit in White
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5 / 5
5 / 5

fluval III

PostedApril 26, 2013
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from mpls mn
beautiful little tank. using it for my betta. reviews complained that the waterflow from the pump is too hard for a betta. i had to turn it to the highest level then put a plastic plant in front and the surface of the tank is virtually still, which is perfect for a betta.
i really wanted the Edge but was a little too big for my computer desk. plenty of room for a 9" heater in back too.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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