You can see the fluval spec pump and a peice of the rubber tubing that i repurposed. Again this is an older pic.
I REALLY like this idea. The only real problem that I see with it is that the water is going to flow from the path of least resistance - where you have the output from the filter going under that wall, there is a lot of free space. That leads me to believe that the water will mostly be drawn through that hole, through the pump, to the other end of the tank, and that very little water will pass through your filter chamber.
Have you thought about plugging that up a little bit better? Maybe drain the tank, and silicone that entire area? Of course, then you'd have to move the fish for a while. I'd just be concerned about the water movement.
On another forum, a user has plumbed the filter output of the Spec V into an under-gravel filter, basically creating a reverse under gravel filter. Aerates the substrate, and completely kills the flow similar to what you've done here.
I'm loving my new Fluval Spec III. Just wanted a place for Spec owners to show off, share their problems, mods, thoughts, and experience with these amazing little all in one tanks. Calling out all Spec owners, where you at?!?!!!
Do you have a picture of the box with the breakdown of the internal (water section) and external (total footprint) dimensions?
Or can you tell me with a response to this post? I am comparing between a SPEC II and a SPEC III
I am agonizing again, the SPEC V is only $2 more than the SPEC III since I missed the Petco sale of $55.49.
I have room, but I was thinking a smaller 2.6g would be nice but then should I use the existing SPEC V as shrimp tank or the new SPEC (III or V)????
I kind of like my betta to have room to roam. But if I have the SPEC III, I can actually placed it next to my reading space in the living room.....
Oh, thanks for offer for SPEC III Light, hold that thought, I might get it. But it will not work with SPEC II because SPEC III & V LED need a mounting bracket on the tank.
Thats a very tough decision....lol. If I were you, I would buy the Spec III since you already own a Spec V. Have some variety. You can always switch the betta and RCS between tanks if you change your mind. My betta seems perfectly happy roaming about his Spec III. That way you can enjoy a view of your tank while ur reading
Sometimes the betta hangs out but the overflow... bugs me. Does anyone else have this?
comments, concerns, questions, are welcome. Thanks for looking.
Nice aquascaping with the fake plants,rocks and black sand. It's got a very modern contemporary design to it. Are you going to add snails or shrimps?
As with most bettas in the Spec tanks if the current is too strong they get "pushed" towards the overflow area. Do the mod Otterfun recommened and it should help. I've found another easy mod using plumber's tape. I'll describe it in more detail with pics this weekend.