Originally Posted by emilyghetto
Why is this kit good? I got this 5gal kit for about the same price. http://www.amazon.com/Marina-Style-G.../dp/B0035HBFWM
I'm asking because I have two of the 5 gallons and was thinking about getting a third. I love the two I have and the filter is pretty much silent. Would I be better off getting this spec III at Petco? If so can you explain why. Thanks I'm trying to learn.
It all comes down to personal preference. I like the Spec tanks because they are an All in One system making it very low maintenace. At 2.6 gallons it's going to give you less room to work with if you decide you want to add fish. I only keep 1 Betta, and 2 mystery snails. Adding some shrimps soon. I also like the design much better as well.
I believe you'll have to order the Spec tank online. I haven't seen it in stores at all. Good luck with ur decision. Hopefully it helps. If you do decide to buy a Spec join our Fluval Spec II, III, and IV owners thread!