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Fluval spec 16

So picked up one of these this weekend at my LFS. Its a 16 gallon spec. Has anyone else seen one? I can not find anything online about them


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Here is a pic of it. Ignore the mess it was just setup and i may have had a few drinks before setting it up
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I haven't seen this model before. Looks like a nice aquarium though. Is that hood fairly tight on it?
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Looks really close to the Fluval Evo 13.5 for saltwater. I can't find anything else besides the fluval spec V.
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Looks really close to the Fluval Evo 13.5 for saltwater. I can't find anything else besides the fluval spec V.
It is the same as the evo only 2 1/2 inches taller


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Just picked one up from my LFS

I can't keep algae alive.
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Wow, this is the size I've been looking for (I don't want anything smaller than 10, 15 is perfect) but I haven't seen or heard of this before. I know two different Petcos didn't have it as of today as I was asking them about the Edge 12 and they ran down their list of Fluvals they had in stock...
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Wow, this is the size I've been looking for (I don't want anything smaller than 10, 15 is perfect) but I haven't seen or heard of this before. I know two different Petcos didn't have it as of today as I was asking them about the Edge 12 and they ran down their list of Fluvals they had in stock...
I have not seen it at any of the big box pet stores or online. I know a few small LFS here in GA had some. Seems really hit and miss on finding them right now.


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Wow, this is the size I've been looking for (I don't want anything smaller than 10, 15 is perfect) but I haven't seen or heard of this before. I know two different Petcos didn't have it as of today as I was asking them about the Edge 12 and they ran down their list of Fluvals they had in stock...
Here you go and free shipping on top of it! This tank does look awesome but not much detail on here as to the power of the LED's. I know my Spec V is growing things really well with the stock light and CO2 with liquid ferts.

https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/sp...hoCctoQAvD_BwE
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Here’s good ol’ Pecktec unboxing one on YouTube

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Thanks for that video. This thing looks great, just a little pricey for a small shrimp tank I'm setting up....but it would look tons better than my cheapo 10-gallon and being able to hide the filter inflow and heater is awesome. Hopefully this would be quieter than the old aquaclear I'm currently using (needs a new impeller shaft I think, I lubed it already with minimal results). Rather than spending more $ on that maybe I'll just go for this and call it a day. I have a gift card from amazon burning a hole in my account so hopefully this makes it there soon! I'm a bit torn on something like this vs a cube lidless with a branch or two above the water, this certainly would be more convenient and "safe" (my cat has already gotten up to the 10 gallon for a drink...)
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'Looks like a nice option.

Pump noise and cleaning:
As for the pump suctioned to the bottom, there is a good way to help with issues of noise and pulling it back out.
In larger sumps, they rest the pump on silicone cooking pads as well as have the pump connected to food grade silicone tubing that attaches to the main return water pipework.

In this application of nano tanks, you can place really-really coarse foam beneath and around the tank's return pump.

The subject of sump chamber mulm and dead materials:
- with a few mm of space below the pump/sponge, a riser (upside-down crown) made of just about anything aquarium safe can be a good start.
- a few mm of space is lost in a tall chamber, but the accessibility of the pump is there for maintaining a clean chamber and more.
- vibrations from the pump are drowned out by the surrounding DIY jacket of foam around the pump.
- if your really creative, you can get the pump to actually hover off the bottom, squished lightly with the jacket of foam.

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Post note LED light.
True lumen has some ultra flats 10 inch strips that have a gorgeous color hue to them that may fit in the hood space.

Model 1635 TrueLumen LED Strip, Rose Red/12K White 2 - Rose Red LEDs 2 - 12000K White LEDs 10"x0.5"x0.1"
Model 1634 TrueLumen LED Strip, Rose Red 4 - Rose Red LEDs 10"x0.5"x0.1"

They have an inline dimmer too.







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What is the actual dimensions of the tank? I can find the numbers, but nobody is saying which number is which. Is the height 17.5 or 11.5?
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What is the actual dimensions of the tank? I can find the numbers, but nobody is saying which number is which. Is the height 17.5 or 11.5?
15" bottom of glass to top of glass With the hood its probably 17.5


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I'll be interested to hear about your experiences with this tank. It's one I'm seriously considering getting for myself. Looking at the pictures it seems the base is smaller than the tank itself. Does it seem well supported and stable?
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