I recently finished an article detailing the water change pump system I put together. It goes through the in’s and out’s of how I built it, but I wanted a compliment write-up to detail how I perform water changes for our
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
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