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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

Just wondering what experience others have had with their Fluval Spec tank. Has it ever leaked on you?

If so, which model do you have (2, 3 or 5), how long did you have it before it leaked and how much did it leak (a little or a lot)?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 03:56 AM
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Not a single crack.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 04:31 AM
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My V has been up since December (~3 months) and I haven't experienced any problems with leaks. But, I did strip the screw for the light within 5 minutes. I was a little over-exuberant.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 05:41 AM
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Yeah the light unit screw is about the only bad thing about the spec v. I would be very careful when adjusting it up.

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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 06:36 AM
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I have had a Spec 2 running for 9 months, no leaks. Light is dead though.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

I've had a spec 2 for over a year now, and I've been pretty rough with it. I've moved it at least 6-10 times and I've done a total wipe on it at least 1 time.

No leaks. I'm concerned because so many people say it will leak.

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So where are they supposed to leak at?

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 04:37 PM
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

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So where are they supposed to leak at?
Their seems. Anywhere they are glued together

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, Thanks everyone.

I just got a Spec 2 and did read some people did have small leaks.

Hopefully Fluval got the QC issues worked out.
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

Yeah that'd be nice. I'll keep my eye on mine.


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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 04:49 PM
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No issues here. Definitely need a new light though.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 05:24 PM
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Has your Fluval Spec ever leaked?

What happened to everybody's lights?

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 12:28 AM
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YES I had a leak after about 5 months, had to buy a new tank. I started noticing I had to add a bit of water every day and I drained half of it and picked it up and saw it was completely wet on the bottom of my counter. It was leaking from the bottom section in the middle. What a PITA.
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Definitely a PITA, sorry to hear that. Did you get another Spec? If so how has that one been?

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YES I had a leak after about 5 months, had to buy a new tank. I started noticing I had to add a bit of water every day and I drained half of it and picked it up and saw it was completely wet on the bottom of my counter. It was leaking from the bottom section in the middle. What a PITA.
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YES I had a leak after about 5 months, had to buy a new tank. I started noticing I had to add a bit of water every day and I drained half of it and picked it up and saw it was completely wet on the bottom of my counter. It was leaking from the bottom section in the middle. What a PITA.

Can you ad extra silicone to the seals to prevent this, or will new silicone dissolve the older seals?

Or did the bottom crack?
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