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Old 06-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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Buy it now at this low low price and they will throw in a light AND a filter.
Too bad their lights are worth squat for planted tanks, and then who needs a filter when you got plants? see. it's all about the plants
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:52 AM   #17
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I can't seem to locate on PetsMart website....want to purchase for hubby for father's day but can't really ask him about it. trying to make it a surprise without him finding out. I know NOTHING about tanks...is this the same as chi found on amazon?? Any advice??
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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I can't seem to locate on PetsMart website....want to purchase for hubby for father's day but can't really ask him about it. trying to make it a surprise without him finding out. I know NOTHING about tanks...is this the same as chi found on amazon?? Any advice??
Not the same as the Chi. This model tank is totally new and there is very little info out on the net right now. Your best bet is to call your local Petsmart (they are the only ones that seem to be carrying it at the moment) and ask them if they have it in stock. Make sure you stress that you want the 5 gallon Spec, not the 2 gal.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #19
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THANK YOU! I found a 6 gal "edge"....would that work for shrimp, too? It was 149$ on petsmart website.

I guess I should listen more to him, so I know the difference between edge, spec and chi...
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #20
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>.<

I'm trying to decrease the number of tanks I have...

Why do I want it so bad?
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #21
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I don't think LEDs grow plants very well do they? I really wish the lights that went on the fluval flora tanks were cheaper.....they are the nicest ones I have seen so far
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #22
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THANK YOU! I found a 6 gal "edge"....would that work for shrimp, too? It was 149$ on petsmart website.

I guess I should listen more to him, so I know the difference between edge, spec and chi...
I think the edge is fine for shrimp, but that is a bit high. Petco has it for $105 and free shipping for the 6g and sells the 12g for what pet smart wants for the 6.

http://www.petco.com/product/117230/...-in-White.aspx
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #23
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THANK YOU! I found a 6 gal "edge"....would that work for shrimp, too? It was 149$ on petsmart website.

I guess I should listen more to him, so I know the difference between edge, spec and chi...
Do everybody knows, turns out I'm the lucky hubby. She went through an elaborate effort to try and surprise me including setting up a forum account. I have the best wife ever.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #24
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I've found a site that sells the tank! Petsolutions.com has it listed under "Fluval Spec V Aquarium System" just thought I'd let everyone know
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Do everybody knows, turns out I'm the lucky hubby. She went through an elaborate effort to try and surprise me including setting up a forum account. I have the best wife ever.
Nice! You are a lucky guy fershure
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #26
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Happy Father's Day, Dear! Enjoy your new tank ....AFTER Sunday (I'll be hiding it when you get home!)
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #27
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Ah ha.... "Fluval Spec V" yields slightly more search results.

Including this video: http://youtu.be/sQlGRudXeYA
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #28
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Ah ha.... "Fluval Spec V" yields slightly more search results.

Including this video: http://youtu.be/sQlGRudXeYA
Happy I sorta helped although it is still technically "5"
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #29
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Saw one while I was ar Petsmart tonight. It looks like the 2 gal version, but it is longer, same filtration type, and a slim led light.

It was listed at $99 and I was tempted to pick it up, but was in a hurry and the wife would not have been happy

I wish I took a pic, but again, was in a hurry.

Thought would share this for you nano tank keepers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQDBhMY94Ug

I filmed it and saw it this weekend as well. Google comes up with NOTHING. :-(
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #30
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I'm torn on this one - my first reaction was PERFECT! a big nano (but still small overall) with filtration and led lights that is long instead of a cube!

The more I look at it - about the size of a standard 5 gallon rectangle for $99. no background or gimmick to the style like an Edge or anything, could I build this for about that price?

-Get a 5 gallon old fashioned black frame tank (or rimless if you can). add:
-glass top (or old style hood if you prefer, or even leave it open)
-a submergable (new word?) led strip light - saw one today at Petsmart that had a black frame to hide it, very thin and could almost disappear on the front edge of a framed tank.
- smallest canister filter you can find or small internal like the Fluval u1.

Seems like a very similar result, with more viewing area as the one end isn't capped with the filter and other works. No light fixture sticking up either.

Time to check google and see how cheap I can find those pieces
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