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Old 06-25-2013, 08:04 PM   #231 
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I have the Marina Visitherm 25W in there.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #232 
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #233 
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Due to a comedy of errors, I now have two tanks headed my way.
One is the Spec 3 and the other is the Eheim, 4 gallon Aquastyle
Nano Aquarium.

Any input as to which one to keep?

I really like the curved glass design of the Eheim as well as the
stronger LED light. By the same token the ability to hide the
heater in the spec seems very cool. I know that having a little
more water can't hurt.

Anyone have both?
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #234 
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I don't have both, so I can't speak to a comparison between them. I have the Spec III and I love it after I made a few mods to the filtration system. I loved it even before the mods. It's very attractive. I really like the pump compartment because not only can I put the heater in there, but I put a bubbler in there, too. That way, the bubbler doesn't disturb the water's surface in the betta's tank and his bubblenests are undisturbed.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #235 
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Absolutely keep the Aquastyle. It is a great tank, with a fantastic light that can grow virtually everything. Yes, you do have to put a heater in, but camouflaging a nano heater is well worth it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #236 
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I'm currently waiting for the UPS man to show up with my new spec V! I want to get a few live plants and see how they do -- should I add them straight away or wait until the tank is cycled?
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #237 
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Due to a comedy of errors, I now have two tanks headed my way.
One is the Spec 3 and the other is the Eheim, 4 gallon Aquastyle
Nano Aquarium.

Any input as to which one to keep?

I really like the curved glass design of the Eheim as well as the
stronger LED light. By the same token the ability to hide the
heater in the spec seems very cool. I know that having a little
more water can't hurt.

Anyone have both?
Aquastyle : you can change to salt water tank later whereas the SPEC 3 is a fresh-water only tank.
It is just as stylish as SPEC 3.
Also, it is award winning tank and I think the glass is a little better.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #238 
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Definitely keep the Aquastyle. They are amazing tanks, very high quality, and the light is fantastic for plants. I am actively having to discourage plant growth in mine.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #239 
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I just bought a Spec III and love it; however I have noticed something. After the LED light has been on for say 30 - 45 mins, the power adapter is absolutely BURNING hot. Can someone else with a Spec tank check your adapter (after the light has been on for a while) and see if it's hot to the touch on the sides, and on the backside facing the outlet? I thought LEDs were supposed to use less power, perhaps I should return my tank?

Normally, I would overlook something like this but the level of heat is alarming. If you have not noticed this, you should check it too.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #240 
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I just checked my light plug. It's warm, not burning hot. My iphone plug would get like that and it quit working after a month...I don't know if it's related though. I would return it or contact fluval -- they have good customer service.
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