|03-05-2014 11:13 PM|
Edit: Here is one of his threads re filter intake guards, he can sell the same stuff for the intake grill mod:
|03-05-2014 10:28 PM|
|jamesyu||I'm going to be doing something like the above picture too -- once i get a handle on things I'll post my specs and where to pick up the equipment. it'll probably cost you 5 bucks to get. but if I make some i'll ROAK it just have to pay shipping.|
|03-05-2014 09:10 PM|
|02-20-2014 04:05 PM|
Bumping this thread with a question.
I have the mini jet 606 pump after my stock one burned out.
I am curious if anyone has had success in diffusing co2 in the the pump side of the return chamber? I am considering cutting a slot or hole in the pump output hose but I don't know how efficient this method would be. Currently the flow in the tank is a little high so this could be a two birds situation.
|01-28-2014 12:28 PM|
|01-28-2014 12:19 AM|
|01-28-2014 12:15 AM|
I stuck a rubber strip into the slot. Not a problem for about a week so far. Better flow from the top. The slit is only required if the water level goes below the intake slots on top. The motor will still get water from the slot on the bottom.
The lighting sucks also. I bought a Marineland 17 in LED. Fits nicely on top of the plastic cover. Brightens the place up. May get another one for the back side.
|01-16-2014 05:07 AM|
Don't mean to beat a dead horse about this...
It's about that small slit below the middle of the black plastic separator.
I've had my fluval spec V for about 2 weeks now and the first thing I did after perusing reviews/mods was to plug that slit with silicon. So I did, and I really can't say that inflow is improved. It makes sense, that water would therefore flow in from the top vented section and then down, but water is pretty stagnant up in that section.
One more thing..
The pump placement. Per the instruction manual, it says to position the pump so that the intake is against the black plastic. Originally I had it rotated clockwise 90 degrees (looking from the top) because it made sense to me to have the pump intake closest to the sponge and not pushed up against a wall basically. In the end, I changed it back to what the instruction manual said because I thought Fluval did their research and should know best.
So just curious, how's your guys' placement of the pump? Did you follow the instructions or turn it? Also thoughts on siliconing/covering up the small slit halfway down? Help with flow or not?
Hopefully we can all help make this tank the most efficient it can be!
|01-13-2014 07:40 PM|
|jrh||Send h4n a pm.|
|01-13-2014 07:35 PM|
|natiedean24||Cool! What is the material and where did you get it?|
|01-13-2014 01:58 PM|
Courtesy of h4n, a Spec V shrimplet filter guard.
snail not included.
The top part could be painted black (krylon fusion), but I'm sitting right next to my tank, and I can't see it, so I'm going to leave mine as is.
|01-12-2014 09:24 PM|
|Deflected||I did a light mod with two sections of LED strip lights taped under the stock light fixture. The colors can be changed by remote. The LEDs doubled the light in the tank.|
|12-18-2013 06:44 PM|
|Deano85||I found that an M5 metric bolt worked the best for me.|
|12-17-2013 07:23 AM|
|MABJ||Ah. I couldn't tell you the specs on it. I could show you a picture if it would help you though.|
|12-17-2013 12:53 AM|
|Deano85||Yes, I'm referring to the plastic bolt.|
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