Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mpl420 Dank Dank Dank
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high tech, small, easy to use and maintain aquarium. This tank is fully capable of growing most plants. Another bonus is that this aquarium is silent. I have no complaints whatsoever so far.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pattyboy Awesome
This tank is amazing its a perfect size for some shrimp
September 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kae2021 I love this tank!
I had a betta in a plain old gallon bowl and was fed up with changing the water every few days because of how cloudy it got. I could barely see my betta! I bought this tank because it was a larger home and came with excellent filtration. It arrived packaged securely (thank you Drs. Foster and Smith) and it was very easy to put together. I had read earlier reviews about the water output being very heavy so I took another reviewer's idea and bought the "little fishies ball valve for 1/2 inch tubing" here on the site. I adjusted the flow on filter to lowest amount and then adjusted the ball valve to half and I have a nice gentle flow that allows my betta buddy to swim freely and not be blown around. Also I bought a couple plants (water wisteria and a java fern) and placed the wisteria in front of the filter intake grid since other reviews mentioned their bettas being sucked onto it. He absolutely loves his new home and has spent every minute exploring all the nooks and crannies I created. The water is crystal clear with no stagnant smell and fits perfectly on top of my dresser. Beautiful tank, exceptional price, fast shipping. I really couldn't ask for more! If you have a betta I HIGHLY recommend this tank.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MacPappi Fluval Spec is Great!
I got this tank for my desk at work. I saw some reviews online about the current being too high, don't pay any attention to them, it is adjustable! I have Crown Tail Betta named Magic Mike in the tank, the current is still there, but can be adjusted down and even the nozzle into the tank is adjustable. He seems to love his new tank!
I have found Fluval to make pretty fun, good quality products and this little spec tank is no exception. The tank is a very well built, with nice looking parts, the light is just the right size for this little tank, the filter is big enough to probably do a tank twice the size (but you can never have too much filtration) and room in the sump for a little fluval micro heater, which I did also buy.
The tank is great for a betta, Mike likes lounging around on the plants, I did a 8" Marina plant and a Marina plant meant for use with their Betta cubes in the front. The bottom I filled with Fluval's shrimp gravel, good for a Betta, it is round and not sharp, it does take a load of rinsing though, so be prepared for that if you use it.
Would recommend to anyone wanting a great small tank!
July 26, 2012