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
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
The Spec V is the cornerstone of the Fluval aquarium lineup, and is the inspiration of this website. It became my personal aquarium in 2013; I quickly fell in love with it and was motivated to share what I have learned about modifying and maintaining this great aquarium.
This review is now updated for the new and improved version of the Fluval Spec V, which