Top Fin 5.5 Gal Aquarium Starter Kit
Tank, good. Accessories, not so much
The tank itself is great. The glass is solid with a great seal, and is easy to clean.
The filter, however, is too strong for my betta. I had to replace it with another filter.
While the hood looks pleasing to the eye, its functionality isn't what it should be. While there is a cover over the light bulb to keep water from splashing onto it, evaporation can still get in. After a month or so, my light bulb stopped working. I replaced the bulb, but the light still wouldn't work. I took a closer look and saw that the bulb socket was rusted over. I had to replace the hood, too.
Personally for me, I pretty much paid for just the glass tank.
May 4, 2014
Tank was quick and easy to set up, which was great because I rescued my neighbors fish when he got evicted, and was just going to dump the fish. Doesn't leak. Decent price.
Hood stopped working after 2 roughly two months. Changed light bulbs, but the actual hood is shot. Gets dirty quickly, but that's expected with small tanks. Difficult to take the filter apart to clean.
Switched to a larger tank (Don't know the brand!) but still use the 5.5 gallon tank at my boyfriends house.
May 2, 2014
I added my own custom made Betta Dividers which wasn't an easy task lol. The Filter isn't the one it says it comes with but I made a Water Bottle Baffle for it. The light is perfect for my live plants and betta fish. I even bought a second tank while it was on sale for $20.00. All in all a great starter tank and I would recommend to any aquatic enthusiast.
April 24, 2014
The tank is great and well made and the hood and light are good also! The filter can be a little noisy but I stopped the rattling with a rubber band. The thermometer is comes with does the job but is hard to read, but the net it good. I definetly recommend this product.
April 19, 2014