Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 109
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carolinagirl1028 Great tank for a Betta with some minor adjustments
We recently purchased this tank on sale as an upgrade for my son's Betta from his previous 3 gallon tank. First of all, I love the design of this tank, it has a small footprint so it doesn't take up a lot of room and also isn't too tall since Bettas prefer shallow water. I also really like that it is glass instead of plastic, feels more substantial and is easier to clean. Our son's Betta seems to really enjoy it and has been very happy since we got him this tank, which is the most important. However there are some drawbacks and adjustments I had to make. First of all the filter this comes with works great, but is too powerful for a Betta and isn't adjustable. So I did some research online and created a baffle by putting an extra piece of filter sponge in the area where the water returns to the tank, which greatly softens the current. It was a quick fix but something that really must be done for 90% of betta fish. I also was concerned with the feeding hole in the lid, it is completely open with no flip top and is big enough that if you have a fish that likes to jump they could easily end up jumping out. We place a small book on top of the lid to cover the hole and that works fine but it is inconvenient. I also wish the lid itself had a hinge or some way to open it without having to remove the whole lid, which can be a pain. I know some reviews mentioned their disappointment that this comes with LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs. I personally prefer the LED lights since with incandescent bulbs you have to worry about them putting off too much heat. I also thought the supplied LED lights were plenty bright, perhaps even a bit too bright, even with the tank decorated with plants. I however didn't care for the included thermometer, it's very cheap and didn't seem too accurate so I ended up purchasing another one that suctioned to the side of the tank. I also purchased a heater, which is the only other thing I wish this kit included to make it complete. The cord for the heater easily fits in the tank opening for the LED light power cord so that ends up working out well. So overall this is a great tank, especially for the price considering it is actual glass and comes with a filter and other accessories already included.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jellen Very pleased!
I bought this aquarium to replace a 2.5 gallon GloFish tank. We had it for over two years and it cracked today when I went to move it. This tank is perfect for our 3 GloFish and 1 Catfish. I read where others are complaining about the noise of the filter but ours is so quiet I had to double check to see if it was working. I think it was a great price for everything that came with the tank. My only complaint is the instructions are not clear at all.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tam01 Great tank! Highly recommend it!
This tank is great! I'm gonna get started with the pros first, the filter works absolutely wonderful. It is very quiet and my daughter sleeps with it on every night. The led light is nice and bright, and easy too install on the lid(it is not already assembled). The filter cartridge can last for about 3-4 weeks if not messed with it will tear easily and little black filter rocks will fall out and make a HUGE mess. It is a pretty decent sized tank. Perfect for a Betta. The filter is also very easy to assemble but the directions did not help when we first got it. Now for the cons, I bought this tank for my daughters Betta and the filter current is a little too strong for him. The first week or two he struggled swimming in it. But now he just likes to play in it by swimming back and forth. So we often unplugged the filter just so nothing would happen overnight. The thermometer that comes with it is VERY VERY FLIMSY. I suggest getting another one but it works fine the only problem is, when you take the thermometer off to adjust it if it's crooked, it gets all weird and glitches and you have to wait about and hour before it starts to work again. I don't think it's accurate either. It says 74 degrees but when I put my hand in the water it feels colder. But other than that I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS TANK to anyone with a Betta or a couple of goldfish. This tank is great!
July 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mazt Great buy for the price
I bought this tank for my betta in an emergency situation. The tank I had was acrylic and when I got up one morning the acrylic had cracked during the night and leaked about half the water. Several reviews have complained about the noisy filter but mine is not very loud at all. The only thing I'm not really pleased with is the led light. It's pretty small for the size of the tank. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the quality for the price. It's very easy to set up. For the price, you get everything you payed for.
April 14, 2015