Top Fin 5.5 Gal Aquarium Starter Kit
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
Great starter tank
I got this tank about 3 years ago and used it as my first actual aquarium. Now I use it as a hospital tank for my 20 g and 36 g. It is a great little kit! The filter is still running and is on my 20 g with another filter and the tank itself is very sturdy. I would recommend this to anybody whose just starting out and wants a small kit.
August 29, 2014