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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Upgrades for Fluval V and Fluval Spec 2

Got some black friday deals and now is time to spend more money -___- lol I want to upgrade the lights and both of these tanks. Any suggestions? For the spec 2 is my best (and cheapest) option a fluval 13w lamp?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:37 AM
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I'm in on this one as well, I"ve got a Spec V that I'm pondering upgrading, don't know whether to go the DIY route (I'm terribly mechanically inept), or the aftermarket route.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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I did a DIY light on my spec v from a 12 inch t5 and a computer fan to cool it. Switched back to the original light because it's less maintenance and grows my plants just fine. Others are using finnex fugue ray or marineland double bright led. A fluval 13w works fine on a 2 gallon spec. I have 2 of those lights sitting around somewhere.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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I did a DIY light on my spec v from a 12 inch t5 and a computer fan to cool it. Switched back to the original light because it's less maintenance and grows my plants just fine. Others are using finnex fugue ray or marineland double bright led. A fluval 13w works fine on a 2 gallon spec. I have 2 of those lights sitting around somewhere.
Are you selling them =D?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 02:25 AM
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haha i think about selling them but would probably like to keep one of them for a back up light. they are both new only used for a couple days. the box is beat up though. shoot me a pm if you want to work out a deal
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