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.
Thank you for checking this. When I unplugged it from the wall, you could really feel it on the side of the adapter facing the plug in. I will call Fluval and see what they say. Even when I turned the light off but left it plugged in, it was still warm, hence the reason I think it could meltdown or burn my house down
Hope this doesn't count as resurrecting a dead thread, but I just bought a Spec III. The fish should arrive in three or four days. I've conditioned the water and added some API Quick Start. I think the cloudiness might be due to the Quick Start having accelerated the cycling, and should be gone soon.
I'll be moving to college on the 16th, but I don't trust the college mailroom to notify me when my fish arrives by mail, so I'll be acclimating him in this tank, then packing up the water, sticking him in a fish bag, and driving him up to Oregon. I hope it's not too uncomfortable for him!