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National Geographic™ Half-Moon Aqua Oasis Starter Kit

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SAVE $10 off $60 or $15 off $75 - Online Only!

Offer valid on online orders only. Maximum discount $10 off $60 purchase and $15 off $75 purchase. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Savings will automatically reflect in the shopping cart with the purchase of qualifying merchandise. Maximum value $150. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases, charitable donations and may exclude all or select items from the following brands: Advantage®, AquaClear®, Blue Buffalo®, CatMouse, Dog MD™, Eukanuba®, Fluval®, FRONTLINE®, Greenies®, Grreat Choice®, High Tech Pet®, Hill’s® Ideal Balance™, Hill’s® Science Diet®, Hill’s® Prescription Diet®, K9 advantix®, KONG®, Kurgo®, MidWest Homes for Pets, Natural Balance®, Nature’s Variety®, Nulo, Nutro™ Max®, Nutro™ Ultra™ , Pedigree®, Pet Gear, PetSafe®, Purina® Pro Plan®, Redbarn, Royal Canin®, Sentry®, Sunbeam®, Wellness®, XPOWER, iFamCare™. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid on PetSmart.com through March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 am EST.

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With all the basic equipment needed to start a tank, the National Geographic Half-Moon Aqua Oasis Starter Kit features a new, curved glass design for easier viewing and a feeding door for easier feeding. Only at PetSmart.

Features: New touch sensor controls LED lights for day and night viewing

Includes: 1 Curved front betta tank, 1 Built-in filter w/ cartridge, 2 LED lights w/touch sensors
Intended For: Aquarium set-up
Water Type: Freshwater
Color: Clear w/ black hood
Material: Plastic and glass
Dimensions: 6.3 in L x 8.86 in W x 8.46 in H
Weight: Holds up to 1.2 gal (4.5 L)
Cautions, Warnings or Side Effects: Children under 13 should have adult supervision with setup, maintenance and fish care.

Handling your Aquarium:
1. Always grasp and carry aquarium from underneath, supporting the bottom at all times. Never lift your aquarium by grasping its upper frame.
2. Never try to move a full or partially full aquarium.
3. Never lift an aquarium with wet hands.

Filling Your Aquarium:
1. Always rinse gravel, rocks, and ornaments thoroughly before placing them in the aquarium. Never use soap or detergent as they are highly toxic to fish.
2. Always treat (dechlorinate) water before adding it to your aquarium. Do not add plain tap water, as it may harm your fish.
3. Fill your aquarium with room temperature water. Cool water causes condensation and can give the appearance of a leak.
4. Do not overcrowd your aquarium. For every 1-inch body length of a tropical fish, allow 1 gallon aquarium capacity. For every 1-inch body length of cichlids or goldfish, allow 2 gallons or aquarium capacity.

Choosing a Location:
1. Always place your aquarium in a location specially designed to hold its total weight.
2. Place your aquarium on a flat, level, water-resistant surface. Stands 13 inches wide or less should be anchored or tethered to a wall to provide stability.
3. Do not place an aquarium near a heating or air conditioning vent. Temperature fluctuations can harm your fish.
4. To avoid excessive algae growth, do not place the aquarium in direct sunlight.
5. Never place an aquarium on top of a TV, on electrical devices, or in an entertainment center.

National Geographic™ Half-Moon Aqua Oasis Starter Kit
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National Geographic™ Half-Moon Aqua Oasis Starter Kit is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of the 2.5gal version! This is a review of the 2.5gal version of the aquarium and it's lengthy, but worth it, I promise. I bought this tank a few weeks ago for my newest Betta addition (I have three males and a sorority of females and I plan on owning some more soon--best fish ever, in my opinion!). My single male bettas are normally in 5gal aquariums with heating, filters, live plants, and Mopani wood. The reason I got a tank that is half of my normal tank size recommendation is due to a leak in my last tank that housed the new guy (and this new fella is being quarantined before he will go into my fully planted 20gal long tank). I walked into PetSmart with a budget in mind and this tank (2.5gal) was on sale for a fraction of the normal price, but that’s not the only reason why I bought it (although it was obviously a factor). As an aquarium hobbyist, this tank happens to be one of my favorites, despite its small size. I really wish they’d make a 5gal size for this because I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Currently, this tank is set up with several live plants and a heater and thermometer (not included, but necessary for the benefit of the inhabitants—the heater I use is an Aqueon MiniBow heater that keeps my tank at 79-81 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for a betta). I’ll start with the pros of this tank: This tank has 4-5 “daylight” LEDs that can grow low to medium light aquatic plants (think: Java Fern & moss, hygrophilia, cryptocorynes, dwarf hairgrass, etc.)—the light also looks natural and tends to bring out the colors of the plants as well as my betta. Plus, the fact that it can grow live plants is a huge benefit. The funds you spend on anything from NatGeo go to help wildlife foundations! Help save the animals! 2.5gal is spacey enough for a single betta, a few snails, and possibly some shrimp (definitely NOT a size of aquarium that you can house tons of schooling fish in, so keep that in mind). Also, keep in mind that the more “tall” decorations you have in there (like statues or even medium sized plants), the less room your betta has to swim. The LED lights are bright (but not bright enough to blind a betta fish!) and can reach most of the tank (it grows darker in the back a bit due to the filter, but not so bad that you can’t grow plants back there. In fact, I have several plants that are growing like crazy in this tank (dwarf hairgrass, hygrophilia, cryptocoryne, flame moss, and subwassertung) and I plan to add some shrimp and a nerite snail or two. The filter is great, in my opinion. There is, however, a small (but not terrible) con that I will discuss later on, but the filter is quiet, efficient, and doesn’t take up too much space. There is also a sponge/filter attached to the intake tube so fish can’t get sucked up into the filter. The replacement filters for the tank are pretty cheap as well and you can even find more alternatives like making your own sponge filter. Also, they always tell consumers to replace the filter every month, but that can actually shorten the lifespan and life quality of your fish. In order to flourish, your tank has to rely on beneficial bacteria that build up in the filter over time. This means that you shouldn’t change the filter every month, instead, rinse it in the aquarium water that you drained out of the tank and place it back into the filter. Just because it looks “dirty” doesn’t mean that it’s bad. That’s just the bacteria growing that will help your tank thrive. The light is touch sensitive and that’s great for me because when I’m in a rush of a morning, I don’t have to actually pause for long to turn on the light (like I do with my large aquariums). Now here are the cons (although they’re minor and are not really terrible): The tank itself is plastic and should be treated delicately, but mine had a sharp rock rub against it and it never scratched, but better safe than sorry. Make sure that any object you place in the tank is both aquarium safe and fish safe (and by “fish safe”, I mean that it shouldn’t be sharp or too rough or it could harm your tank inhabitants). The filter isn’t too strong but if my betta swims directly below the tiny waterfall, he gets pushed down slightly—BUT when he swims around the rest of the tank, he’s fine and doesn’t struggle at all unless he swims underneath the outflow. This can be remedied by planting your tank and having a leafy plant beneath the flow to buffer it. I placed a hygrophilia plant wall in that area to hide the heater and filter tube as well as buffer the water flowing back into the tank. Plants not only buffer the outflow but improve the water quality overall inside the tank (but you should still perform a 25-50% water change every week to two weeks depending on how many plants and fish/snails/shrimp you have residing in there. All in all, this tank is wonderful and I recommend it 100% to any betta owner. Its small size is great if you don’t have too much space (but please, if you can afford it, get the 2.5gal and NOT the 1gal or 1.2gal—that’s just too small for a betta to thrive in, contrary to popular belief. I own several bettas and have owned them for years and 2.5gal is the smallest I would ever suggest for housing a betta fish. Please do your research before buying any pet, it will make things better in the long run and everyone will be far happier! Trust me!). I plan on buying a few more of these for any shrimp, bettas, or snails that I get (especially if they make this model in a 5gal!). They might be quarantine tanks or even permanent tanks. So far, I can’t find too many faults with this setup and I personally love it—and so does my betta!
Date published: 2015-06-08
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