MARINELAND® 5 Gallon Crescent Aquarium System
Easy on the eyes
Thorin really enjoys this tank. He has plenty of room to do his "Look at me I'm so handsome!" shimmy. I actually like that condensation forms on the clear lid...it keeps the nice LED light from being too harsh. The filter is pretty quiet...at first it made an annoying humming noise which we discovered was coming from the motor not being pushed firmly into place. (Oops) It does have an adjustable flow and in our experience works better with the included hanger bracket instead of just relying on the suction cups which slide down over time from the weight of the filter. The clarity of the acrylic is fantastic, though I have lightly scratched it when cleaning by accidentally snagging a piece of gravel. Overall, the space and functionality and small footprint are fantastic and I would buy this tank again if I ever had the need.
October 7, 2014
Betta Aquarium Set-up
Perfect for a new Betta! Filter is excellent and Betta loves it. I use the default flow setting - high - for best results. Place filter exactly where the lid has a slot and tight to the corner. Betta loves to squeeze behind filter but always gets away no problems. Natural gravel is best for colors of Betta. Purchase Betta water heater 25watts that is factory set to proper temperature but purchase a thermometer to be certain. LIVE PLANTS for Betta!
August 6, 2014
Beta loves it!
This is the first fish tank I have ever purchased. It was very simple to set up and the acrylic seems to be very sturdy. The filter which came with it is very quiet and seems to work very well. I did purchase a small heater to go with it as I have the tank in my basement.
My only con so far, is the small feeding hole on the lid. (in photos) Dust/lint etc easily gets into the water, and I find myself putting a small piece of plastic wrap on it to avoid any particles from getting into the water. Other than that it has been a great starter tank!
March 12, 2014
I was looking for a nice little tank to have on my work desk, and this one is just perfect! The filter and LED light both work great, and I like the shape of the tank much better than a traditional 5 gallon. I did use a strip of electrical tape to cover one row of lights since it was a little too bright for the one fish I have in it. I'm currently using it as a quarantine tank for a baby electric yellow cichlid, who is enjoying the safety of her own tank! I also added a heater, which you can see in the picture. I absolutely love this little aquarium!
March 11, 2014