MARINELAND® 5 Gallon Crescent Aquarium System
Betta Aquarium Set-up
Perfect for a new Betta! Filter is excellent and Betta loves it. I use the default flow setting - high - for best results. Place filter exactly where the lid has a slot and tight to the corner. Betta loves to squeeze behind filter but always gets away no problems. Natural gravel is best for colors of Betta. Purchase Betta water heater 25watts that is factory set to proper temperature but purchase a thermometer to be certain. LIVE PLANTS for Betta!
August 6, 2014
Beta loves it!
This is the first fish tank I have ever purchased. It was very simple to set up and the acrylic seems to be very sturdy. The filter which came with it is very quiet and seems to work very well. I did purchase a small heater to go with it as I have the tank in my basement.
My only con so far, is the small feeding hole on the lid. (in photos) Dust/lint etc easily gets into the water, and I find myself putting a small piece of plastic wrap on it to avoid any particles from getting into the water. Other than that it has been a great starter tank!
March 12, 2014
I was looking for a nice little tank to have on my work desk, and this one is just perfect! The filter and LED light both work great, and I like the shape of the tank much better than a traditional 5 gallon. I did use a strip of electrical tape to cover one row of lights since it was a little too bright for the one fish I have in it. I'm currently using it as a quarantine tank for a baby electric yellow cichlid, who is enjoying the safety of her own tank! I also added a heater, which you can see in the picture. I absolutely love this little aquarium!
March 11, 2014
It's OK for a first-timer fish tank person.
I bought it from a friend at a big discount. I didn't have instructions and had to figure out how to set it up and that was easy. She included a small heater and with the heater, pump and place to hang the light, it all takes up a lot of room. It was a little hard to get it all to fit the lid slots. The light is wonderful, but you have to put the tank where it's seen from the front only because of all the equipment in the back. I bought my own rocks and decorations. Added a live plant and plan to add one more small one. I bought it sight unseen and assumed it was a traditional rectangle size, but that's not a problem with knowing what you buy online or in the store. Ran the filter for 3 days before buying fish and my water tested perfect. Bought 2 orange Platys and hope they live OK since this is my first fish tank. I hope they aren't the type to jump or the slot in the front is very wide. Moisture does accumulate on the lid on the side where the light isn't shining through.
March 10, 2014