Fluval Spec 5.6 Gallon Aquarium
Awesome! Here r some helpful tips!
I put some time and a lot of thought into this tank purchase. Did I want to start from scratch or buy a kit?
I chose this tank for its simplicity and aesthetics. Also the box states it was betta friendly as well as listing several other species. (I obviously have a betta)
setup was fun and easy. But there are a couple of things that I should tell you about regarding the pump. Most critical is the flow rate on the pump. Even though I had it on its lowest setting my betta was getting tossed around like it was in a tornado. this is not good! My fish requires very very low flow rate. To correct this I simply pull the pump assembly back out, removed the hose and used an exacto knife to cut about 6 perforation holes in it.don't make the holes too big! You can always go back and add a couple of more holes to slow it down if you have to. The only other drawback is the pump assembly installation itself. I have seen others say it is difficult to assemble and or remove. I assembled everything that goes on the filter side and installed it AFTER the water was in. It slid right in the tube is sort of rigid so you can use it to push the pump down. I suggest stopping short of the bottom! The suction cups can be a bear to get off if you need to adjust the flow rate later! That's it I love it and so do my fish friends! I hope this comment helps you and your decision and I hope this comment also clears up some confusion with the pumps
May 13, 2014
Awesome Sleek Tank
I bought this tank to accommodate a goldfish. He loves it in there. I set it up using neutral colored rocks, and three plants. Pretty plain, but it looks nice.
There was one thing that I found difficult while putting it together. It was the tube for the filter. It was tight quarters while putting it together because of the narrow area where it goes. Otherwise, it is a great little tank.
March 10, 2014
Cool tank for a betta or endler's
Tank is great for one betta fish or 2 or 3 small fish like endler's or guppies. Can't really fit anything else in this due to it's small size but is still nice if you don't have room for a big tank. Would also make a great shrimp tank. Everything that came with my tank seems to be running smoothly with no issues. After I did a new tank cycle I added 2 endler fish and 2 red cherry shrimp and they seem to be very happy.
February 24, 2014
Great starter tank!
Set up was easy and took about 15 minutes. Flow from pump is very aggressive but there is an adjustment on the pump. Nothing to complain about. Planning to purchase another one in the future.
February 13, 2014