MARINELAND® 10 Gallon BioWheel LED Aquarium Kit
Product description says is a half moon bow shape. It is not, it a 10 gallon rectangle.
Great tank with everything you need. Just need to buy gravel and a background.
Filter is plenty powerful with no need for an aerator, heater works great and is adjustable.
Had a 2.5 acrilic and would definitely recomend a glass tank.
LED day and night feature is nice.
Had to cut the filter intake tube to make it fit. No biggie, but would have been nice for directions to say something about it. Removed 1" of the tube and it worked great. I am sure they use this filter set-up on several models so you may have to cut it to make it fit.
Nice tank, buy a background to hide the wires.
Happy with purchase, $59 on sale at local petsmart.
Broken arrow, ok
January 1, 2015
I bought this thinking it would be better than others on display, and seeing it had to be a 10 gallon aquarium to fit the space (custom bookcase). First the instruction for the filter was horrible, though figured it out, set everything up, went back to check on it and turn light off, it was leaking. First time in 40+ years I have had a new tank leak. Was leaking in the bottom corner, bad sealant. Will be carrying it back today!
January 1, 2015
This is not a bad tank at all. The name brand is nice, especially when I got it for half price this past Black Friday. What I don't like about it is the extremely flimsy and poorly-designed hood. There is an optional removable slot for feeding, which I keep closed, and it annoys me. I have to lift the whole lid to feed my fish because I don't want to fully remove and put back the feeding "lid" every time. It should have been a flip open flip down type of feeding lid. The aquarium lid itself is made of a flimsy and thin-ish plastic.
The filter is not as powerful as I would have hoped. It doesn't reach where it should, which is normally 2 inches above the gravel. If you add the 3rd filter component to lengthen it, it becomes way too long. There's no happy medium with it. You will need to vacuum more than regularly to keep up with the waste. The filter is louder than what I was used to (I've had tetra internal filters on all my tanks since 2007) and doesn't work as well. However, the water is crisp and clear and my fish are happy. Might put in a different filter, though. Definitely my least favorite.
The heater is fabulous. There is a switch that allows you to adjust the heat. The orange light comes on when it is heating up the tank and turns off to maintain the temperature you want it at. Very good glass heater.
Overall, it is a good tank for what I spent on it ($40). It comes with everything necessary to get started. If you are willing to dish out $80 for a tank, I would not spend it on this one. It's barely really worth what I payed for it.
December 25, 2014
Pleasantly surprised..beautiful and easy setup
Bought the 20g setup for my 11 year old daughter, who wants to be a marine biologist...we absolutely love this beautiful aquarium and our fish do too. Thank you.
November 18, 2014