Top Fin 29 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit
Great Starter, But I'll Still Make Updates
This tank is great for starting out. It comes with everything you could possibly need in the beginning and it's a great size for my two young goldies. But, like I said in the title, I'm still going to update it.
The hood is awful. There's nothing wrong with it necessarily, but it is one solid piece which drives me insane. The average hood opens. It has a door or hatch of some kind and because of that design, it has to have something to stabilize it. This doesn't. There are three openings, one for the filter, one for the lighting cord and a small gap for you to drop in the fish food. That's all. It still fits fine around the filter and nestles perfectly on the lip of the tank, but having to remove it so I can replace something my goldfish knocked over, or to do any other kind of maintenance is irritating. Especially when you have to remove it carefully or risk dropping half of it into the water. I've done that more than once. My poor husband did the same when I asked him to lift it so I could get both hands in the tank. It kind of scared him at first when it wiggled out of his grip. :)
I haven't used the heater because I don't have tropical fish, so I can't comment on that, but the lights, filter and net are just perfect.
Again, for starting out there's nothing better price wise considering what you get. Eventually when I can spend the considerable amount for a new lid, I'll do it, but I'm in no rush for now.
Even knowing there's a wonky hood, I'd still buy this again. It's still a great purchase and I adore having it.
May 27, 2014
Great Starting Tank
I bought this tank a couple of days ago and it has been fantastic. I am a first time owner of fish and this tank makes it very easy to learn. The filter is good so far and the hood and light work very well. The heater is a little cheap, but if you don't need it for your fish then who cares. great looking tank for the price and amazing for people just getting into the fish world.
August 14, 2013
Okay for the money
I know you don't get much for $100.000 these days so I wont be too harsh. I bought this as a second tank to give my loach's breathing room. It's kind of flimsy, the top is warped so it doesn't fit down on the tank, the instructions with the set up were so vague...I threw them away. The lighting is accomplished by a half dozen led units not very bright but I plan to use my own anyway. Overall the tank is great but the accessories are really cheap, you get what you pay for.
June 4, 2013
Great for beginners!
I bought this late November 2012 and the picture I uploaded was taken about a month ago (and the stand is from Petsmart, minus the bins below). To this day, the tank has been doing great and so have the fish! I absolutely love it! This is a great starter kit that has everything you need. I have never had an aquarium and I had a perfect wall space in my new house I'm renting that I thought an aquarium would look perfect! I am so happy with this purchase. Great quality and presence; both the stand and the tank! Thanks Petsmart and it's great employees!!! :)
May 26, 2013