Rated 4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5
by Bekabee Fun Starter Tank
We love this tank. It seems like the GloFish company pays attention to their customers. A lot of the complaints I have read in older reviews have been fixed. We bought GloFish Conditioner and black gravel with neon accent gravel and it is already looking good.
-Great Price $ (online flash sale made it an extra great price)
-LED lighting really works and makes the neon gravel glow (we only have gravel so far, waiting on the water to settle before adding fish)
-lighting can be blue only or blue and white at same time to get a different or better view of the tank
-hinged hood is great with cutouts for feeding, cords and filter system
-filter system seems adequate for 10 gallons (not fully tested yet)
-filter system is super quiet
-except for lighting instructions, the set up instructions were very helpful
-comes with samples of food and water conditioner
-info on outside of the box lets you know other items you may need/want to purchase for setup (pro & con)
-comes with a black aquarium background that fits on the back of the tank, makes the glowing even better
-a lot of safety tips are included
-limited lifetime warranty included as well as "free TetraCare support"
-no instructions on how to install lights on the hood, after I figured it out (and stressed about breaking something) I noticed a picture on the outside of the box that let me know I put the blue and white lights in the wrong spots, but they still work and I am leaving well enough alone
-glofish are tropical and will need a heater and thermometer to keep the water at the correct temperature (I didn't realize this beforehand)
-water filter intake may be too big for smaller fish
-aquarium accessories are addictive, I want to buy everything (decorations, plants, bubbler, fancy background, etc)
-instructions and pictures say you can have 10 fish in this tank, my research says that it should be more like 4 or 5
September 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChicagoGirl1 Kind of small
For those who don't realize, the picture on the front is NOT how many fish you should be putting in there. You should only put 4 or 5 of the larger tetra glofish in the tank, our Petsmart sales person asked how large of a tank we had and said that 5 was pushing it then said they really prefer to be in a school of 5 or more. I went ahead and got 5, apparently our fish thought 5 was too many as well as the one fish bullied another until it eventually died. 4 fish get along, 5 is one too many. The picture is just ridiculous.
The filter is very quiet, we had it on our kitchen counter for about 6 months and it was only noisy when the water level was low.
This is a nice beginning tank, not too big that it gets overwhelming but not so small that you can only have one fish.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by bitripper Improved Product?
I bought this with some trepidation based on some of the reviews here. However, got it home and am very much pleased. Seems many of the concerns expressed seem to be have been corrected.
The lid is a sturdy plastic with pre-cut holes for Filter, Wire and Feeding. Lights were easy to install and hold solidly in the slots which are pre-formed in the lid. (Note - instructions still referred to assembly of parts which were not included nor needed as all was part of the lid)
Filter and Pump seems more than adequate and provides good water flow through the tank. Negative is I cannot find that the pump is adjustable to decrease the flow. (One that came with the 3 gallon kit DOES adjust)
Lighting comes with both Blue and White LEDs with option to light just blue or both White and Blue. Blue makes the Glo part of Glofish Really pop. Adding the white makes tank bright and still keeps the fish glowing (Because blue is still on) Very nice balance. Lid ensures lights are positioned correctly to keep whole tank lit.
It DOES come with a black background insert now. Nice addition.
All in All - very happy with the purchase. Stocked with 4 Tetras and 4 Danios. All seem swimmingly happy.
DON'T put a Fresh water Puffer in with the glo fish. I liked the puffer and thought it would be a good addition. He ate one of the Danios (who was bigger than himself) before I made it home... :-(
July 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mamatotwo Meh, okay
I bought this tank along with the tank decor for my two boys although I thought I would enjoy it myself. The set up is just kind of okay. It mainly makes everything kind of blue. Even with the glo fish brand products in the tank. I would say it's not as vibrant colored as I was hoping for, but the kids enjoy it and that is what matters. I can't say how it runs as I just set it up. It is a quiet tank but I would not put more than three fish in the tank.
May 2, 2016