Top Fin 5.5 Gal Aquarium Starter Kit
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
This tank is a great tank for beginners! I bought it for my crowntail betta since he needed something bigger than his 1 gallon tank. I upgraded him to this 5.5 gallon and he could not be happier! I wish I could give this tank 4.5 stars instead of 4 because overall it is a great value and easy to set up, however, the filter says that the current can be adjusted in the manual but the filter itself is not able to be adjusted. I believe I bought a newer version than the one in the picture because the hood is not as large. I feel that the current it produces is too strong for a betta fish because it knocks him around when he is at the surface. However, the tank is 5.5 gallons so it is plenty big enough for him to find hiding places. I have him in there with a golden mystery snail and three neon tetras and they all seem as happy as can be! Great product for the price!
August 28, 2014
Great for bettas!
This is a great tank for bettas. No other fish can be housed in it, due to its size, 5.5gals, but if not bettas you can house african dwarf frogs, snails or shrimp.
I have this for my male betta and its great. The filter is a bit strong, but I easily baffled it. It has space for 2 hiding places (a cute pot and log), several live and silk plants, and a heater. My betta, 4 ghost shrimp and apple snail live happily in this. Due to it being cycled, having live plants and a filter, I only have to do a 50% water change every week, which is simple with my gravel vacuum.
This is definitely worth the price and a great tank for a betta!
Pic is of the tank when i first set up. Now it has a heater installed and more live plants.
August 17, 2014