Our aquarium’s first pressurized CO2 system used an in-tank atomizer to disperse the CO2 in the tank. In-tank diffusers work very well, but they involve having some added equipment in the display section of the aquarium – the diffuser and some CO2 tubing. I have always considered trying to
I bought the Seneye Reef Aquarium Monitor and Light Meter because I wanted to have a (relatively) inexpensive light meter to test aquarium lights that I use and offer reviews of. It has proven to be excellent in this regard, providing information beyond just
One of the first modifications to our Fluval Spec V aquarium was to get a new light. We not only wanted to be able to see inside our tank better, but we wanted to try growing some low light plants. That first replacement light was a Finnex Fugeray Planted+, purchased in January of 2014. It has served our needs very well for both requirements of improving tank appearance and successfully growing plants. However, I have always had reservations
Water changes for our Spec V Aquarium have been performed using a home-brew ‘Python’ type water changer. This was perfect for our old house, where the sink was very close (a few feet actually) from the tank. When we moved to our new house last year, the distance was more like 20 feet. This led to a few issues with the Python and made me start to consider
The stock filter for the Fluval Spec series of aquariums are generally . . . OK. They perform their intended function adequately, but where they fall a bit short is getting that crystal clear water quality that we all want in our tanks. I recently came across a great set of filtration products
Recently, we added a few newcomers to our Spec V aquarium. Uno, our lone green neon, has been the sole fish occupant for the past year. I just bought new fish for the tank – 6 Phoenix Rasbora. Putting new fish in an aquarium isn’t hard, but there are a few tips to
I’m always on the lookout for good aftermarket light options for the Fluval Spec V. I have for many years used the Finnex Fugeray Planted+ light on our Spec V and it has been excellent for our planted tank. Having said that, the Planted+ only has one ‘speed’ so to speak (no dimmer control) and it is not adjustable for color.
When I heard about the Planted+ 24/7 series that offers