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Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon
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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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great tank. Quiet. Nice design. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Small enough to fit in my cubicle, large enough to house a small ecosystem. Nice lighting component. Read morePublished 3 days ago by ge
On the side with the filter pump, there is a small slot that is the intake for the filter. A few days after setting it up and putting in a few healthy black mollies, I arrived home... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Moosiest
I like it but I wish it had come with instructions or recommendations. I purchased a beta on a wim and the fish was the cheapest part of the deal.Published 11 days ago by Sabrina Golden
Perfect aquarium for my Beta and Mystery Snail! I read a lot of reviews about the pump being too strong. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Erika
The tank itself is fine...I've had a betta in it for 2 years and while the flow is a bit strong, it's not overwhelmingly so. It looks nice, it's a great size & shape. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kiki
Bought 2 of these...still using both but the light stick on one DID get hot and melt. It did not catch fire completely. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Hanser
Completely happy with this product. Extremely easy to put together. The packaging was well conceived and the contained items fit together exactly as directed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Leaked when I got it. Almost made a disaster and fire at home as it has to be plugged in.Published 1 month ago by al
It's okay, but the light does not always work. We usually have to unplug it to turn it off because the switch mechanism was broken out of the box. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Golden