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Old 12-28-2015, 02:23 AM   #1
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TopFin 5g rimless

Has anyone used this kit? It has perfect dimensions to fit the space I'm looking to put a small tank. Hoping one of you guys or gals has it and can answer some questions for me.



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Old 12-28-2015, 02:36 AM   #2
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Wow, I've never seen this one before and I browse the smaller tank setups a lot

Seems like a more squarish version of the Spec 5, gets decent reviews on PetSmart's website. Would definitely like to know if anyone here has one!
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It's a nice footprint. 14X9.5X9.5". From what I've found, the pump on the filter is adjustable up to 48gph. I just wish the intake was more like the Spec tanks and doubled as a surface skimmer. I feel like the one on the Topfin tank would suck in the substrate.

Really hoping someone has one though, would love to know if that filter panel can be removed easily, or if it doesn't effect the substrate

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What are you thinking about in terms of stock for this tank? I really like the Spec 5 but had to do a number of mods, some when it was a community-type setup but even more for shrimp only.
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Honestly I'm not really planning any real stock. Shrimp, microrasbora, or other micro fish if I can find them locally. I'm mostly wanting the tank itself, not so much the hardware, to do a dedicated planted/scaped tank. It seriously fits the space I planned out perfectly. I'm crafty, so if the filter won't fit my needs, I'll modify it until it does I guess.

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._. I'd love to set that up with a cube filter from Swiss Tropicals that has the lifter, a flame moss floor and a couple of largish chunks of red lava rock. Yellow shrimp and five emerald rasbora, I think. Hmmm... And two thorn/horn nerites. You know? The teensie guys. Yep. Before two years is up, that's happening.

I blame Passenger for calling attention to this tank <3
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I have the previous version of this tank before they went rimless and AIO filter, that said with the way top fins quality on my model is I wouldn't expect much from the filter or light. However the smaller finnex lights fit the dimensions great. I've kept dhg growing for over six months. The only negative to the dimensions is the height can be a limiting factor. My bacopa is constantly hitting the surface.

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I have two of them. One of them is a shrimp tank and the other is a betta tank. I removed the filter panel and replaced it with sponge and bio-rings. Where the filter is located, the space is very tight.
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I have two of them. One of them is a shrimp tank and the other is a betta tank. I removed the filter panel and replaced it with sponge and bio-rings. Where the filter is located, the space is very tight.
Could you post pics of your tanks?
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1st picture is the stock lighting and your able to remove it. Which I did and replace it with the finnex clip on.
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