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
When I started my first stint at fishkeeping at 8 years old (80’s), nobody told me how to fishless cycle my aquarium, or about the beneficial bacteria in an established aquarium. About all I knew was that I needed to dechlorinate the water. Despite my ignorance, the fish
If you are interested in the daily in’s and out’s of keeping an aquarium, here is the journal I have kept