Picked up a Fluval Spec V
I could not resist....at $80 on sale I had to grab a Fluval Spec V. I would like to set it up, but I don't have a stand for it - so I'll have to make one but don't have the time just yet to do so.
I like the integrated and segregated compartment to keep the filter away from the fish living space - and makes for a nice/cleaner unobstructed look. This brings me to a question: if don't want any equipment to show, I will need to put a small heater in the airtube compartment. I think I read here or somewhere that in doing so the water doesn't get as warm as it should...not sure how true this is, but if anyone can validate that'll be great.
Initially, I was looking at the saltwater version, but not having an reverse osmosis/DI unit, I scrapped the idea of setting up a marine tank - as much as i always wanted to. Other than the lighting, I think the saltwater vs the freshwater is the same...minus the trim color as well.