|12-05-2012 12:43 AM|
|12-04-2012 09:21 PM|
|fquercus||Is the difference between the Spec and Spec III an additional 0.8 gallons and a updated led fixture?|
|10-12-2012 12:30 AM|
Oh! So interested in hearing about your experience!
I think the Spec 2 light is fine for low light.
The Spec V light leaves a lot to be desired in comparison.
|10-11-2012 11:33 PM|
|smirkis||now that i looked at it, it has a different LED light then the normal fluval spec. not sure what it would compare to, but i assume it might be better then mine. both have 31 leds, but mines "ample" and yours is "high luminosity". it may be hard to compare it to a light u don't have, but it should be better? i say try it first, and just be ready to upgrade as soon as you realize its not quite cutting it.|
|10-11-2012 11:16 PM|
|jills||Fluval just came out with this Spec III. I ordered it from Fosters and Smith. I will take a look at the Fluval fluorescent. I would love to have a Kessil light, but way out of my budget and I think overkill for such a small tank.|
|10-11-2012 11:04 PM|
fluval spec 3? i have a fluval spec and its only 2gal, the next one up was a 5gal long i believe. im curious if we have the same tanks, or if u have one thats really .6gal larger lol.
the stock light is enough to grow moss and low-light demanding plants (not many! lol). a cheap upgrade would be the fluval flourscent which can be had for 30-40 dollars online. im still using the stock light and my plants have been growing great for the month i've had the tank. when i upgrade, im either getting the fluval compact flourscent or some LED light my LFS has for under 50 bucks. good luck and post pics when you get a chance!
|10-11-2012 10:52 PM|
|jills||Can you recommend better lighting for this tank? I don't want to spend over $100 for lighting. Thanks!|
|10-11-2012 10:18 PM|
The Spec fixtures aren't strong enough for anything beyond lower light plants.
In order to grow a carpeting plant successfully (something other than moss), you'll also likely need DIY CO2 at a minimum. Flourish Comprehensive won't cut it and Excel likely won't give you the results you're expecting.
|10-11-2012 09:42 PM|
New Fluval Spec III
I have just ordered a new Fluval Spec III. This will be my first attempt at a Nano. I have 2 planted tanks now, a 72 gal bowfront and a 55 gal. I would like to plant the Nano with something that would be a great carpet, maybe HC or glossostigma? Any other suggestions? The tank size is 2.6 gal, 8x8x10. The light that comes with it is
7500°K high luminosity LEDs (31 White LEDs). My question is will this light be enough to grow a good carpet or do I need to consider something else? If something else, I'm open to suggestions. I will not use CO2, but will use Flourish. Thanks for any info!