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Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon

by Fluval
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  • 5 gallon Nano aquarium
  • Etched-glass tank with aluminum trim
  • Powerful 37 LED Lighting System
  • Includes foam block, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings
  • Size: 17.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 Inch
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Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon, Black + Fluval SPEC Carbon Filter Media - 3-Pack + Fluval SPEC Biomax - 2.1 ounces
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 17.2 x 10.6 inches ; 11.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0089E5VLC
  • Item model number: 10516
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,834 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Fluval Spec is a contemporary-looking aquarium designed for small areas such as desktops and countertops. This 5 gallon etched-glass aquarium with aluminum trim combines style and functionality in one small package. Though small in stature, Fluval Spec is big on features. It comes with a sleekly-designed overhanging lighting system, consisting of 37 powerful LED lamps, that arches above the aquarium to provide brilliant illumination for plants and décor. The aquarium includes a powerful circulation pump with adjustable output nozzle and a large 3-stage filtration system that provides more than enough filtration for ultra clean and clear water. It also comes with all the necessary filter media: a porous foam block with convenient handle, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings for effective and thorough mechanical, chemical and biological filtration. The pump and filtration system are conveniently located in a separate chamber at one end of the aquarium to simplify maintenance.

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Customer Reviews

The tank is very aesthetically pleasing and looks great.
S. Gonzalez
The pump can be adjusted to a setting that is quite manageable when you adjust the swivel output nozzle to point towards the bottom and against the glass.
Rick E.
How can you have an open top and the light that's not water proof sitting right above the hole???
Travis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Rick E. on June 3, 2013
Color Name: Black
I didn't get this tank through Amazon, but the reviews on this site gave me the insight to make the purchase anyway, so I thought I should give back to the great customers who educated me.

I give this tank a 5 star rating, even considering the strong filter pump. The pump can be adjusted to a setting that is quite manageable when you adjust the swivel output nozzle to point towards the bottom and against the glass. There are quiet spots in the water, even in this 5.5 gallon aquarium, that my Half Moon Betta can hover in and look very peaceful. Plus, I put in a large piece of hollow driftwood to give my Betta a place to escape if need be. Actually, he seems to enjoy the water output (which is 1" from the top of the water line) as he often swims directly up into the stream all the way to the top of the tank. He'll do this three or four times, then pull over and rest. I imagine he's getting some fishy exercise. Reminds me of a dog hanging his head out the window of a moving car. In still water, Bettas tend to be calm swimmers, but this tank provides just enough room and water circulation to keep my Betta quite active. And he's not being pushed around, he's patrolling the tank like the Type A personality that Siamese Fighting Fish are know to be.

The construction is clear glass. I have 5 small live plants, a moss ball, smooth gravel and the driftwood. The underwater pump is the quietest I have ever had, and I've been maintaining aquariums for over 20 years. It's on my desk and I sit about 2 feet away. I hear the air conditioning, the refrigerator and conversations outdoors before I can hear this pump. Perfect for an office environment.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Suess on February 2, 2013
Color Name: Black
Great tank for an office or bedroom. Looks very stylish and the filtration system is silent and discreet. There's even a place to hide a water heater. The only thing that needs improvement is the included light. Don't get me wrong, it illuminates the tank evenly and adequately, but the way it's mounted causes the thing to sag on one end and it's not bright enough to grow most plants. Because of this I replaced the included lamp with a Finnex Ray 2 and it fits the tank perfectly!
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Color Name: Black
When I first bought this, I dubbed it the macbook of fishtanks. So pretty and streamlined, with easy-to-clean glass, multicolored LED lights, and best of all a built in filter that hid all the usual ugly aquarium equipment. The box says it's good for bettas too? A dream come true! Sort of... not really.

I've had this tank for a year and a half and yes, it's still pretty and the glass is still easy to clean; unfortunately, the LEDs are not strong enough to sustain any plant other than java ferns, and that built in filter is a nightmare for my little half moon and a massive headache for me.

I made all the recommended adjustments to the flow rate and directional nozzle, but I was still getting a fire hose/vortex situation on the output/intake of the filter (note: the vortex does not come from the large intake slots along the top, but a small, sneaky hole near the bottom of the wall that hides the filter, more on that later). I've since tinkered with a half dozen modifications to dampen the flow and still retain a decent amount of filtration. What has finally worked for me is to jam a small aquarium sponge in front of the filter output between the heater (attached to the filter wall) and the glass. I also propped a seashell in front of the vortex near the bottom because that thing grabbed a huge chunk of of little Borrito's caudal fin, splitting it in two. Ouch.

To all the people with bettas who "like to swim in the current": It seemed like my betta was exhibiting this behavior too and was spending a lot of time near/in the outflow. But when I turned off the filter, he spent a full 15 minutes flaring and wriggling all over the outflow, which is a very aggressive posture. Like he was trying to fight/kill the outflow nozzle. Told me all I needed to know.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Pittman VINE VOICE on May 13, 2014
Color Name: Black
This is my first aquarium and I read a lot before choosing it. As recommended for a newbie, I started slow with a single male betta and minimal decor: a piece of driftwood, a small Asian ceramic lantern replica for Eric Feesh to hide in, and a live plant. For those who are concerned about such things, I have not yet been to the post office to acquire a Feesh Licence for Eric Feesh.

Setup is easy and simple. I love the fact that many stick heaters (I found a Fluval branded one on sale) will fit into the space above the tiny pump so you really do have an all-in-one solution here that is very attractive as a piece of decor, not klutzy looking with a bunch of devices stuffed around or behind it. I got a highly rated stick-on thermometer that doesn't intrude visually and located the aquarium on a ledge above my kitchen sink which makes maintenance just too easy.

The amazing thing is the filtration system. I think you could throw a handful of mud in the tank and the water would be clear as glass in five minutes. OK, not really. I set the pump on medium (you choose low, medium or high) when I installed it because everything I was reading said that bettas would be distressed by too much flow. I should have set it to high. Eric often deliberately swims directly toward the pump outlet and battles the current for a while, then struts away (do fish strut?) looking all studly, as if to say "don't mess with ME, Mr. Plastic Pump Outlet Doodad!"

But I may be putting words in his mouth. Anyway, in a tank this size Eric has plenty of space to enjoy the rush of water or relax in calmer areas. Don't sweat the power of the pump in a Spec V.

But I started with filtration, then digressed. It really is amazingly effective.
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