The Fluval Spec – A Perfect Cherry Shrimp Tank!

If you are in the market for a cherry shrimp tank, then look no further. The Fluval spec lineup has just what you need to sustain a suitable habitat for small fish (smaller tetras, mini rasboras, galaxy danios to name a few), a Betta, and more ideally – ornamental shrimp (such as red cherry shrimp). I prefer to keep shrimp in these tanks along with a few otocinclus algae eaters.

Fluval Aquariums

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Fluval Spec – Makes A Great Desktop Glass Aquarium

Fluval Spec – Makes A Great Desktop Glass Aquarium

See ItRead Review Fluval4.5 Star Average Rating 7.2 x 9.2 x 102
Fluval Spec V – The Perfectly Designed Desktop Aquarium

Fluval Spec V – The Perfectly Designed Desktop Aquarium

See ItRead Review Fluval4 Star Average Rating 6.3 x 17.2 x 10.65
Fluval Edge – The World’s First 3D Water Cube Aquarium

Fluval Edge – The World’s First 3D Water Cube Aquarium

See ItRead Review Fluval4 Star Average Rating 13.7 x 17 x 14.312

Cherry Shrimp TankCatching the multiple tank syndrome (MTS) about a year ago, I purchased the Fluval spec II, the Fluval spec V, and the Fluval Edge (6 gallon).

I was fascinated with what both planted tank and reef hobbyists were doing with these tanks.

Creating spectacular aquascapes and reef scapes in such a confined area had me wondering if I could do the same.

I was going to at least try and have fun while doing so.

To date, these Fluval products have been a great value. For those that want to get into the aquarium hobby, as well as those who want to try their hand at a planted tank, I highly recommend doing your own research and possibly obtain one of these tanks.

There are many out there that feel the same way I do about these tanks. For me, it always cost a lot cheaper to buy these on line, especially when Amazon provides free shipping on some of their items to Hawaii.

My Fluval Aquariums That I Used As A Cherry Shrimp Tank:

Fluval Spec

This was the first tank I purchased when I was trying to get back into the planted tank hobby. The tank was short lived, but I was happy with the construction, filtration, and LED lighting the Spec had to offer.

Well worth the money IMO. Not the greatest aquascape but I liked it for what it was.

Fluval Spec II – Click Here to see my full journal @ the plantedtank.net

 

 

 

 

Fluval Spec V

The original light on the Fluval Spec V was a bit lower intensity than I had wanted, so I used a Marineland ML Double Bright LED Light, 18-Inch to 24-Inch. I also added a Nutrafin CO2 kit to promote better growth. In one of the pics you can see a crystal red shrimp on the glass.

Fluval Spec V – Click Here to see my full journal @ the plantedtank.net

Fluval Edge (6 gallon)

This is the tank that truly caught my attention but since this post is more about the spec, I’ll work on providing a better review and my build journal in an upcoming post. I got the newer, LED light version. I had a few red cherry shrimp in this tank and about 7 rasboras brigittae.

Fluval Edge (6 gallon) – Click Here to see my full journal @ the plantedtank.net

 

Until next time, I hope to see more people take the plunge into creating their first planted nano tank.

If you’re interested in starting a cherry shrimp tank, be sure to check out our Nano Aquarium Guide.


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