Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by Leoneesee Beautiful tank...but has a few issues
This is a really beautiful tank. However, I have a few issues with it. First, the tank comes with a hood but no light fixture inside of it. Petsmart does not sell the light fixture for this tank nor does any other retailer. I tried to go through the manufacturer but had zero luck. Luckily, I found a makeshift solution that ended up working very well. Petsmart sells a 14.7 inch concealed LED fixture by National Geographic that comes with suction cups and it fits perfectly inside the hood. It was $40. The other issue I have with the tank is that it does not give you complete access from the top. It has cutouts for the hood, filter and two holes for air pumps and heater. This can make decorating and cleaning the tank quite difficult at times. Other than those two things, the tank is great. Another thing to consider when buying this tank is that the manufacturer does not sell stands for it nor does any other retailer. I got lucky and found a used stand from an old glass hexagon tank set from a private aquarium dealer in my hometown. It was in pretty rough shape and had to sand and paint it but the bones were good.
June 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishyNflakey Beautiful! Comes With A Hood, But No Light Fixture
Amazingly beautiful aquarium, but a few potential complications to consider before purchasing.
First, at least at the time I purchased the tank (Feb. 2015), it came with a hood but no light fixture. The fixture (CFL <Clear For Life> Aquarium Light Kit 15") must be purchased elsewhere, is a bit difficult to find in stock, and costs an additional approx. thirty bucks (plus shipping in most cases). I am considering buying an LED hood/fixture instead, as I don't think the stock hood is very attractive.
Second, it can be difficult to reach in to the bottom of the tank (to decorate, plant, clean gravel, etc.). This is because the aquarium is 24" high, and the top is covered in acrylic as well, with a relatively small main opening for the hood near the center of the top (approx. 14"*5"). The top also has an approx. 9"*2" cutout at the back for a HOB filter and 1.25" round cutouts near the back corners for under gravel filters. Of course, the exact dimensions of the tank you receive may differ; but, unless you have long arms, you may need to use a grabber or planting stick (while standing on a stool, if you have your tank on a stand). And speaking of stands, the stand must have a solid base that supports the entire bottom of this acrylic tank.
I had a glass hexagon aquarium with these dimensions previously, so I was aware of the second issue, and I still think the look (and extra, vertical, water volume) is worth the potential hassles.
Order processing and shipping (from CA to MI) was a bit slow (took a total of 6 business days). I had a problem with my order, but Petsmart went above and beyond the call of duty in making things right.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful
Stunningly beautiful aquarium with no seams to leak. What peace of mind this is. Lightweight with all the strength of Acrylic. One must be more careful in cleaning because acrylic does scratch. Special cleaners MUST be used on the acrylic surfaces.
September 25, 2013