Top Fin 5.5 Gal Aquarium Starter Kit
Ok...filter is WAY too strong
Hi, I got this tank for my male betta fish and his otocinclus pal. I wanted to upgrade him from his 1.5 gallon, which was way too small. I overall tank is great, It came with a sticker thermometer, a net, LED lights, the hood, water tester, and 10 gallon power filter and cartridge. The filter is REALLY strong. It tossed around my betta really bad, and It makes high waves on the surface. I just used my old filter from the old tank and thats working great. the only downside is the bad filter.
September 21, 2014
Excellent small tank
I've had this tank for a couple of months now and have had no problems at all with it. It's pretty much silent. I have natural live plants in it, 3 guppies, 3 platies, 2 female bettas, 2 algae eaters and will be getting a couple of mystery snails. The filter flow is excellent, not at all too strong. I DO keep the tank topped up which I think is a lot of the problem some folks have when they complain that the filter is noisy or too strong. I keep mine less than a half-inch from the black rim along the top. So far everything is working well. It's a great little tank.
September 20, 2014
I bought this tank a few days ago and I'm loving it! It's the perfect size for my betta and platys! The filter is pretty good, however, there is supposed to be a knob you turn to adjust the water flow from it and I am unable to find it. The accessories that come with the tank are LED lights, a fish net, a small vial for free water testings and a fish guide. It's really easy to set up, just make sure you have extra gravel because 5 pounds of it didn't quite cover the bottom :-) overall, I'm very pleased with this tank!
September 12, 2014
Great tank for the price. The HOB filter it comes with starts off a little powerful for a Betta, but slows down after about a week and is also easily baffled.
The top holds a 13w CFL Daylight 6500k bulb no problem, which allows for plants to grow great.
If you want to have plants in this tank I recommend changing the activated carbon to zeolite or some other biomedia that does not remove nutrients essential to plants.
August 30, 2014