Top Fin 37 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit
I HATE this tank!
I bought this tank to give my baby Angelfish more room to grow. It seemed like a good deal for the price. Since it came boxed up I wasn't really able to look it over before buying it. I wish I would have looked at it first! I was annoyed as soon as I began to set it up. The lid is ridiculous. It's all one piece so the entire thing has to be taken off any time you need to clean. There's no way to add extra filtration, or upgrade to a larger filter because the stupid lid has a pre-cut hole. It's just big enough for the filter it comes with, which is a bit small for this size tank. The lid cannot be modified unlike the other tanks I've had. Then there's the tiny feeding hole which sits right above the center brace. All the fish food sticks to it so it constantly has to be cleaned off. I'm not crazy about the heater either. There are no numbers on it so getting an exact temperature is a guessing game. My particular heater never adjusts when I turn the knob. I can't get it to maintain any temperature other than 82 degrees, which is a bit higher than I like. I prefer to keep my tanks at about 78 degrees. I've thought about just purchasing a different hood and heater but I'd rather spend my money on getting a new tank altogether. I wouldn't recommend this tank to anyone.
November 24, 2014
Absolute disaster and chaos…..DO NOT BUY THIS TANK
Two days ago on Saturday 6/21, I had owned the tank for about weeks and the glass burst from the inside. There are no kids in the home, and there was no impact from outside. I was sitting on my couch, all of a sudden heard a loud glass cracking noise, and five seconds later there was a water park inside my living/dining room. I had to rush to Menards in a thunderstorm to purchase a water pump/vacuum, and spent hours trying to clean up the mess. I have bruises, my arms, neck, and back hurt from rushing to move the tank around, and get it away from my living room.
I have owned many fish tanks in life, and have never experienced anything like this before.
June 23, 2014
VERY POOR QUALITY with ILL FITTING COMPONENTS
i normally shop at PetSmart and am satisfied. However, their Top Fin brand 37 gallon set-up is another story. It is made very cheaply. There is alot of epoxy in the corners, the filter is EXTREMELY loud, and the hood does not lay flat on the aquarium (buckled). Very, very disappointed in this product. Would not recommend purchasing it at ANY price. Does not live up to its expectations. Furthermore, ordered a custom stand for this tank. The stand is already assembled, so I am up a creek without a paddle, because I need to replace this awful tank with another one which will fit the size of my stand. In the future will stick with name brand products only, not store brands (i.e. Top Fin).
April 25, 2014
Buyer beware this tank is not worth the money. I'm VERY, VERY, DISAPPONTED with this product. I purchased this tank at the store. The staff was friendly as always I'm not directing this at them in anyway. The lid was ill fitting and bowed after several phone calls I took it back to the store and they replaced it but the second one was only slightly better. Changed back to an old one I had from another tank. The filter is loud and was clogged within 3 days and didn't seem to work very well. I do have piggy goldfish and expect to change filters more than the normal person but certainly not every 3 days. Changed back to my old filter. Heater seems fine but it's no submersible and had very poor instructions. I basically paid a lot of money for a tank that is not made all that well either. You can see epoxy in every corner an inch into the glass in some spots. I don't usually have bad things to say about Pet Smart but this is pretty bad product to put your name on.
March 26, 2014