Iâ€™ve wanted to set up a small tank at work for a while now and decided a 5 gallon tank was the way I wanted to go. I looked at some cubes but then heard about the Fluval Spec V that was coming out soon and I was really interested in its rectangular bookshelf design. I would be able to put it on my desk without losing too much depth which would be perfect. I kept hearing that there was such demand for the Spec V that they were on backorder everywhere. Then, last week, I heard that PetSmart had gotten them in and making it even more attractive was the fact that they had them for $74.99 vs $99.99 as part of their 25th Anniversary sale. As a general rule I buy from my LFS and had they had one, I wouldâ€™ve been willing to pay full retail. But since they were told they were on back order with no ETA on delivery, I went to my local PetSmart and picked one up. I then went to my LFS to pick up everything else to get it going. The dimension of the tank are 17.2â€ long, 6.3â€ deep and 10.6â€ tall and itâ€™s pretty decent quality. Itâ€™s glass which I really like. The bottom trim for the tank is black plastic which is fine. The corners are trimmed out in rounded, brushed stainless with black at the top. Itâ€™s not bad looking but rounded glass corners wouldâ€™ve been nice. Iâ€™m sure that wouldâ€™ve affect the price point though. The tank is otherwise rimless. The cover for the tank is acrylic and it has a rectangular shaped opening so the light is suspended directly over water. The tank has an overflow on one end. The overflow has a sponge that has a spot for a bag of activated charcoal and a bag of Bioxmax. Iâ€™m probably going to make a DIY media basket and use Chemi-Pure Elite, Purigen and filter floss. Thereâ€™s a small return pump that seems to provide pretty decent flow and is adjustable. I may add a Spinstream if thereâ€™s enough clearance for it on the side. I picked up a mini-heater and it fits nicely in the return area. The glass is frosted where all of the filtration equipment is which hides it a bit, but I actually wish it were clear on the end so I could add some Chaeto. I donâ€™t think the nano LED light I have is strong enough to get through the frost. The light bar that comes with the tank is better than I thought. It has 37 - 7500K LEDs for daytime and a couple of blue lunar LEDs for nighttime. Unfortunately the lights are on a single switch, so I wonâ€™t be using the lunar lights much at all. Instead Iâ€™ll have the lights on a time and itâ€™ll just be on/off. Iâ€™m hoping Iâ€™ll be able to put a few simple corals in the tank. Today I set the tank up. Nothing too exciting really. I picked up live sand, live rock and saltwater from my LFS and added some Prime & Stability. Iâ€™m going to draw some water from my well established tank as well as a couple of scoops of sand that Iâ€™ll add tomorrow. Iâ€™m not sure what Iâ€™m going to add yet in addition to some coral, but I love Harlequin Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp and Pom Pom Crabs. I just have to do some reading to make sure they will all play well together. Iâ€™m also going to add maybe 3 very small fish. Iâ€™m thinking a Yellow Clown Goby, a Green-banded Goby and maybe a Yasha. If anyone has any suggestions for good nano livestock, let me know.