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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 11:11 AM
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What happened to everybody's lights?
The LEDs started dying one by one after only 2-3 months of use - they would flicker rapidly for a few days and then eventually go out. After 9 months, only about 1/3 of the lights work now, and 2 or 3 flicker. I just replaced it with a desk lamp.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 02:31 PM
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

:O wow. I dunno if I have the super spec, but none of my lights have gone down. I feel maybe the lights have dimmed a little, but I'm one year strong now, so.

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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 11:41 AM
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I've only had mine about 3 months but it has not leaked.
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I've only had mine about 3 months but it has not leaked.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 11:56 PM
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my spec leaked from the back corner on top. just don't fill the spec all the way to the top.
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 02:18 PM
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Spec V wet along bottom??

I want to believe some overflow duty hole water changing saturated base and will eventually stop bleeding. But I notice wetness around base every day.
To the post who mentioned leak on bottom, exactly which seam or section of bottome sprung leak?
How can I test before totally dismantling tank?

Thanks - this is my first post .

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 02:15 AM
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My Spec v is almost 2 years old and never had any sort of leaking issues. It is a solid little tank.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 10:47 PM
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If anyone needs a spec V light I replaced mine with a finnex planted plus. Would prefer to ship US only and you just need to pay for shipping. Send me a pm
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Leaked after 12 Months

Ironically after 12 months, my Spec II developed a slow leak from the bottom of the tank. Luckily it was a slow leak, it was probably like that for a good week before I noticed it.

In my opinion, I don't think the silicone sealer was that good.

Since the Spec has a 2 year warranty, Fluval replaced the tank for free!

I now have a new tank. It gave me a opportunity to start fresh.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 07:56 AM
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My Spec 2G is about a year old. No leaks. It has made trips to and from the office twice in the past year (long holidays and vacations), and no problems to date. LEDs all work fine, too.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 02:55 PM
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My spec 3 just sprung a slow leak around the bottom earlier this week after being set up for about 3 months. I moved everything into a 2 gallon bowl I got from Target and put the two shrimp I had in there in my speck2 gallon tank. To be honest, I think I may have caused the leak by pushing down to hard on a piece of driftwood I was moving so I can't say it was a flaw in the silicone.

Now I have a 2g bowl with a light. heater and co2 in it and I'm trying to decide what to do with it......

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