Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ninji Amazing so far
I bought this just recently to replace a poorer brand and it works perfectly! The previous filtre left the water cloudy, even with regular water changes, but once I installed this one the water became very clear overnight. My Cilantro loves it, and plays in the little "waterfall" as well.
June 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JustLikeWasabi Decent filter for my 3-gallon betta tank
My 10-year old son received the AquaFarm fish kit for Christmas. It was a simple acrylic tank, and at the top were some spaces for plants to grow--supposedly the fish's waste would help the plants grow and the roots of the plants would clean the water for the fish. Nice idea, but it didn't work, and I felt really bad for the betta. So basically, we scrapped the little air filter the AquaFarm came with, scrapped the plants, and decided to just convert it into a straight-up betta tank. Since the tank is approxiimately 3-gallons, I needed a micro-filter. I've had bettas before, I know they like still water and so the filter I need couldn't be too powerful. The one I ended up getting was the Tetra Whisper 3i filter. It was easy to set-up, and the filter seems to be keeping the water clear and clean. I do weekly water changes of 25%, and I've just changed the filter cartridge. That was a snap, by the way! I did put a little cylindrical filter sponge on the exterior of the shaft because I was worried about the delicate betta fins getting caught there. The air pump isn't totally silent, but it's not unbearable. Occasionally, the filtered water seems to be only a trickle. I don't know if that's a sign of the filter/pump failing, but it's still alive and kicking right now. I feel it was a good price, and if it fails, if I can find it on sale, I'd probably procure a replacement of the same type.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TJackson 2 great features!
QUIET! able to situate aquarium closer to the wall
March 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Onlyturtles Parts not as good as the whole
Although it is a quiet model, easy to clean and user friendly, the suction cup on the back as well as the over-the-tank arm are constantly needing to be replaced. I'm sure this works great for just a fish enthusiast, but for anyone with turtles--do not get!! The turtle will easily use it's body to pop the suction cup right off the unit and any turtle larger than a softball can climb up the side and cause stress on the arm, which will bend until broken.
February 13, 2015