Just set up my new Fluval Spec V. Very cool tank, love the dimensions, build quality is nice. Unique floorplan to work with.
I changed the water before putting in a new betta my kids wanted. Sponge filters in intake and output right now to deal with flow. I changed the pump out to a higher output version a couple years ago, which was fine with no betta. Have a few bucks worth of parts coming in to build a spraybar to distribute flow better but keep current down. Tank continues to be almost no maintenance and has been through three moves now. The Anubias Nana Petite is the original plants from 2013. I pulled them all from the wood, washed it and redistributed the anubias in 2018 after the most recent move and replaced the substrate with Fluval Stratum. Everything settled back in nicely.
Fluval Spec V
Hydor Theo 25w
Current Satellite LED+
FLuval Straum (2018)
Anubias nana petite
This has turned into an ultra lazy tank. No water changes, only top offs with RO for nearly 2 years now. No ferts, no filter cleaning, just occasional trimming of the moss and java.
Original 2013 layout