Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 2 out of 5 by Esquire Prepare to swab the decks
This seemed like a great deal on an aquarium and stand together and it was hard to argue with the price. It looks good and functioned reasonably well for about 2 years. The only problem during that time was the flimsy plastic hinges on the hood which all broke (including the replacements Marineland sent). However, last night, I returned home to find the tank seriously leaking water from the bottom. An all-out emergency followed to both catch and contain the leaking water and to rescue all the fish and get them into a safe holding tank. 55 gallons is a lot of water to suddenly find spreading across your floor. It appears to be faulty/inadequate silicon sealing. Maybe it's a rare problem but then again maybe you get what you pay for.
May 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Jenh82 review on the HOOD ONLY
I just bought two of the marineland hoods for my 55 gallon tank. I didn't see them on line to review just the hood so I'll make my review on this.
I have a different brand LED hood for my 10 gallon and loved it. The marineland being a little better I decided to get them for my 55. I love that you can also have the blue lighting. It came with clips for the back so you can lift up the hoods and not have to take them completely off but none of them fit my tank. I have a normal 55 gallon. They can be a bit of a pain to take them off to do water changes or anything else. But they are very light and easy to move. The only thing I'm not really happy with is they aren't as bright as I would think they should be. There seems to be a darkness in the middle of my tank. The light doesn't seem to shine bright all the way to the bottom either. I do like them and would recommend them, I only wish they were brighter. To me they would work better on a smaller tank.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by LIVEVIL Great Tank for the money
We upgraded from a older 55 gallon to this new 55 gallon. Love the LED lights and the moonlight looks cool at night time. Tank is good quality and the extras it came with made it worth the purchase. The LED lighting was the deciding factor for my purchase.
February 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mikeo Not watertight
I am interested to read the other one star review. Did you return one of your leaking units to the Concord store in CA? I just purchased the floor model today and guess what....it leaked when I was filling it up. Not just a slow trickle...a fast flow of water. I am thoroughly annoyed at the lack of quality. Yes I should have spent more....but I should be buying a product that is watertight. Is there no quality control?
What will Petsmart do to make it right?
September 28, 2013