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Fluval Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit in White

Etched glass and aluminum highlights for a sleek, modern designPerfect countertop or desktop fish tankIncludes 37 powerful LED lights to illuminate your fish and décorIncludes a 3-stage filtration systemComes with foam block, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings
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gallons

how many gallons is this?
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The Fluval Spec V is a 5.5 Gallon tank.
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5 gallon tank
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It is 5 gallons.
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Is the LED light suffiecient for growing lush live plants?

In the past, I have switched out of the LED light that comes with a kit because it was not enough to support live plant growth.
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I have rotala and wisteria in mine. They grow under the light, but not quickly. Java fern and anubias are thriving, though.
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Does it have a hood?

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Yes. The Fluval Spec V does come with a clear hood that has a very small opening for the light to shine through. No fish can jump out of it, and if they did- you'd have to put them on a pet talent show.

However, I must warn you- if you're concerned about it having a hood for the sake of putting a betta in the tank, there is something else you should consider. I speak from experience on this one.

The Fluval Spec V has a fantastic filter that keeps the water sparkling and clear. However, the pump where the cleaned water comes out has a VERY strong flow, even on the low setting. This can stress out betta fish, and damage their delicate fins one way or another. I would NOT suggest putting a betta in this tank, or any fish with fins similar to a betta for that matter.

I'm trying to find a way to reduce the flow more, you can redirect the position the water comes out by turning the nozzle more vertical and towards the glass.This reduces the flow path where the betta can feel it more, towards the glass that they won't be RIGHT up against. I personally don't feel that's enough though.

I hope this helped and good like finding a home for your fishy friends!
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Yes, if you are buying the kit, it comes with a low-profile, full top hood with a LED lighting system.

Friendly advice though, the lighting system can never be allowed to get wet, I spilled water on mine when adding new water and now my light doesn't work at all.
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Would this be suitable for use as a terrarium? I'm looking for a stylish enclosure to house a dart frog. Thank you in advance for any help!

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This tank comes with a back enclosure to house a pump and filter, along with an LED light, none of which would be suitable for a dart frog. You may want to consider a small Exo Terra glass terrarium instead.
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They sell the same model with a kit especially made for a terrarium, so it would be perfect.
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We just purchased the Fluval Spec 5 gallon aquarium for our son. What heater should be used in it and how should it be installed?

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A 15w - 25w submersible heater can be used in this aquarium. It must be small enough to be submersed without touching the bottom, sides or any accessories in the tank.
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I'm currently using an Aqueon Submersible Aquarium Heater (50Watt, up to 20Gal). It fits nicely in the corner of my Fluval Spec V tank. It comes with direct and easy to read instructions too. Your local Petco should sell them.

I personally am very pleased with this heater, as the temperature is always consistent in the water. It also has an automatic safety shut off and overheat protection. However, just to be safe- ALWAYS be sure to buy a good submersible thermometer to compliment the heater. They are small and cheap. Don't be cheap on heaters either, that is NOT something you can afford to be frugal on.

If you already have fish in the tank, I would suggest SLOWLY raising the temperature over time to prevent shock to your fish. If not, follow the instructions and then acclimate your fish as you would usually do so by floating them on top for a bit.

A thing to consider though with the Fluval Spec V tank, is the water pump's flow. The filter is fantastic at keeping the water sparking and clear, but the flow is strong even on the lowest setting. I would not consider putting a betta fish in this tank due to the strong flow of water than can stress them out or damage their delicate, flowing fins. No fish with fins similar to a betta should be kept in this tank, in my opinion.

If it's too late and you have a betta in this tank, turn the nozzel vertically and towards the glass. This is the best you can do without having to futz with it further.

I hope this helped and good luck with your fishy friends!
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Can this tank be used as a saltwater tank as well as the pump?

I was recently at a pet store in Maryland and they had this aquarium set up as a saltwater tank with clown fish. is this a possibility? and if so can i use the filter that comes with the tank as a saltwater filter? also what else would i need to start my aquarium?
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The pump and light that come with the Spec are only suitable for use with freshwater.
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Does this filter work for saltwater

Mom said I can't spend over $300 dollors so I already upgraded Light + Pump does the Filter have to be upgraded?
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All of the filter media included are suitable for fresh and saltwater.
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replacement

i need a new adjusted tip for pump - it broke of
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