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
My love of the Fluval Spec series of aquariums combined with my interest in planted aquariums has led me to always wonder. . . how good are the lights? Not only for the stock lights, but also the aftermarket lights that I
I have wondered how long you can go in a planted aquarium before you need to rescape. It is definately less than two years. I know this because that is how long our
My first step in automating our Spec V aquarium was to add a Leviton timer to control the light on/off cycles. It worked well, but I started to wish for something easier to adjust / program. Also, I wanted a way to easily turn off and on the pump and foresaw a future need to control a CO2 solenoid. An aquarium automation system (like the Neptune Apex Jr.) would have worked, but a solution more in line with our budget and needs turned out to be Smart Plugs.