I have very much enjoyed the Finnex light fixture we placed on our Spec V aquarium and I searched Finnex’s lineup for a product that would work for our new Spec III tank. The Finnex Stingray Cliplight
Here’s an idea for an alternative way to setup your Fluval Spec aquarium: go topless! That is to say, sans lid . . .
Going without a top is a great debate among serious aquarist, both for marine and
In all my planning to start our planted tank, one thing I was not prepared for was the difficulty in getting the stem plants in place. I was planting a new bunch of Bacopa Caroliniana and it became a comical exercise. I had a bunch of
The Fluval Spec line of aquariums has much to offer in the way of features – it’s all-in-one package lends to a very clean look with simple setup and operation. The one component of this all-in-one design that people often look at upgrading is
When I first setup our planted aquarium, I readily jumped on board for tools and supplies to make for a healthy tank: substrate – check, fertilizers – check, upgraded light – check. As the items piled up and the budget got crunched, some things I decided to do without. One neglected item was
I recently rescaped our Fluval Spec V aquarium and decided to swap out the Black Flourite substrate for something a bit more high end. For all the effort of breaking down the tank, I wanted a substrate that looked more attractive and that provides nutrients more efficiently to the plant roots. I eventually chose Aquasand substrate from Up Aqua. This product has been up and in use for more than a month now and I am very happy with it. I will get into a review of this substrate and discuss