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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec V Lighting

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good upgrade light I could get for my Fluval Spec V. The stock light is a bit weak for what I want to do with the tank. Was going for some plants that require higher light. If anyone knows something I could order or maybe a DIY remedy that would be awesome. I know it's a fairly new tank but I thought I'd ask in case anyone has come across a fix. Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 06:32 AM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 07:13 AM
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Have you the New spec V????
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I just got it about a week ago. It was on sale at petsmart and my girlfriend gave me a gift card for there, so I figured I'd try it out. I really like it so far but the light is a bit weak. It fits perfect on my computer desk next to my dual monitors. I spend a lot of time at my computer so I really wanted a nano for it and this is working great. Very happy with it so far.

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Yeah I just got it about a week ago. It was on sale at petsmart and my girlfriend gave me a gift card for there, so I figured I'd try it out. I really like it so far but the light is a bit weak. It fits perfect on my computer desk next to my dual monitors. I spend a lot of time at my computer so I really wanted a nano for it and this is working great. Very happy with it so far.

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you have pictures from the Fluval spec v
Perhaps you can set which ones? I homme from Germany and we are waiting eagerly for the aquarium. =)
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 09:24 PM
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Try the marineland double bright light? Or a finnex ray II

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 07:03 AM
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Just bought a spec for a light I had....yes, I did that reverse. I have the 18" marineland double bright (and a single bright too). Those models fit perfectly on the spec-V. Like it was designed for it!

Highly recommend those. Petsmart has them on sale.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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What do you like more? The double bright or single? I was thinking about getting one of those but i have read some reviews where a couple of the leds go out pretty quickly. But then again they are just petsmart reviews haha. Let me know if the double bright is TOO much light haha
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