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Fluval Sea Evo 5

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B.C.

This is my first attempt at a pico.

I walked into my lfs and had to have it. Perfect for my desk at work.

More pics to come.

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Cameron6796

confused as to how you acquired this as its no where on their site, facebook or any other form of media. i know they promoted it early 2014 but it still apparently has not hit store shelves

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B.C.

I was looking to setup a pico for my office. When I walked in to my ifs it was the first thing that I saw.

I actually worked there in the past part time and know one of the owners. He claimed that they just came out with it.

 

I haven't seen much on it searching the web and don't see it on Fluvals page either.

 

I'll be setting it up soon. =)

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jolee0722

WHAT? How are these even out? Totally going to be following this. The tank looked amazing when they revealed it MORE THAN A YEAR AGO. About time this came out. Which LFS is this and did they also release the evo 12? I live in Northern Jersey.

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B.C.

I guess I was at the right place at the right time.

The lfs is in West Islip ,Long Island N.Y.

It was the only one there. I could ask if he can get more if anyone is interested.

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Benny314

Isn't this exactly the same as a spec V? Did Fluval just rebrand it and not release many under the EVO logo?

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gus6464

That's weird that you got one as Fluval quietly canned the EVO line a couple of months after they announced it. Production costs were too high for what they wanted to price them apparently.

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Microbialhydra

They have these at the one LFS I go to and I would have got it if I had space how is the light and is it a different media basket

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ninjamyst

looks like a rebadged Fluval Spec V...

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B.C.

Some pics.

The lights are brighter than what the cheap camera on my tablet can capture.

I like the color but I may add another blue strip for when only the blues are on.post-53952-0-78817100-1449616721_thumb.jpgpost-53952-0-20753000-1449616863_thumb.jpgpost-53952-0-86708000-1449616904_thumb.jpgpost-53952-0-03371300-1449616938_thumb.jpgpost-53952-0-62374000-1449617343_thumb.jpg

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jolee0722

Looks like a revamped fluval spec v. Where's the pump? And did this cost the said price of around $100?

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GlassHouse

Disappointing to hear that Fluval canceled production of this tank. Looks great!

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B.C.

Definitely a Spec v with different lights.

I haven't installed the pump and I've decided to take this little gem home.

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B.C.

Thanks glasshouse.

 

Jolee, the price was 99.99.

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Microbialhydra

Definitely a Spec v with different lights.

I haven't installed the pump and I've decided to take this little gem home.

Is the pump any different then the normal spec

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jolee0722

According to fluval, this tank isn't supposed to be out until spring of next year. Evo 12 supposedly supposed to come out in fall of next year.

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Tamberav

The overflow looks bigger to me than the Fluval Spec V.

 

Maybe they sent it as a display model to the store? :huh:

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B.C.

Micro, i think its the same pump. I'll check tomorrow.

 

Tamberav, I couldn't tell if its bigger. I don't have a spec v to compare.

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B.C.

Pump and output nozzle.

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ninjamyst

looks like same pump as Spec V. Overflow looks exactly the same too.

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waldoz

Been looking for this tank and can't find it.

 

Update.. Found this on their FB page:

 

Fluval Hi Jonathan, in the US, you can look for the EVO 5 in spring 2016, and the EVO 12 in the fall of 2016.
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B.C.

Thanks for verifying that ninja.

The back chamber isn't frosted on this tank and the light is different . Those are the only things that they changed I guess.

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B.C.

A couple of pics of the escape.

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gkarris

Thanks for posting this. My LFS got these in and was wondering how they are.

 

It is just a Fluval Spec with reef lighting. $99.99.

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B.C.

Pretty much.The filter chamber is not frosted is has a black small honeycomb pattern on it.I'm not that thrilled with the lighting yet. Its only 10 Watts and from what I could find par is 100 at the top and 50-60 at the bottom of the tank. They should of stepped up the lights imo.

I plan on adding some more leds once I figure out how I want to go about it.

Its a nice little tank though. I could of fabbed up something myself but wanted something plug and play,Oh well.

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