MARINELAND® Aquarium Lamp
I got this tank a week ago and I love it! I have 3 guppies, 2 cory catfish, a tetra, and a female betta so 7 total in the tank. I went from a 2.5 gallon tank to this one and my original 3 fish, the betta, a guppy, and the tetra all seem thrilled about all the space! I have a log that I bought from petsmart and about 5-7 live plants. They love playing in the waterfall and the bubbles! The lighting is marvelous, but the problem ive had with it is that it flickers for a few seconds before it comes on. Thats the only reason why I gave it a 4 out of 5 for the overall rating and quality.
August 29, 2010
Okay, so I got it a day ago, seeing the great reviews and all I thought it was great. When we decided to wash the gravel, my dad pushed the bucket into the tank, which made this HORRIBLE scrap on both the front and back.
Remember, this is only 24 hours after we bought it. So now, I either have to live with this ugly scratch or I have to buy a 100 dollar replacement.
How fair is that? It's not fair at all!
August 31, 2009
I bought this tank 2 years ago and I love it just as much today as I did then. I started out with this tank and then moved to a 65 gallon (very sad it wasnt the same brand) but I wanted something bigger to expand my fish population. I now have this tank, my 65 gallon and 5.5 gallon. Out of my tanks, this is by far the best! It is amazing! The filter system works great and I have recommended this product to soooo many people! This is definitely the tank to go with! I had 3 angel fish, 2 gourohmis, 2 clown loaches, 2 bala sharks and lots of platys and all fish did well.
April 14, 2009
Quiet Tank, Keeps water clear
I have had this tank for about two weeks now and I love it. I have the Eclipse Hex 5 gallon tank as well (for almost two months now) and it is the reason I bought this 12 gallon one. The Eclipse systems are so quiet and keep the water so clear. In my 12 gallon, I have a male betta, 3 albino cory catfish, & 1 peppered cory catfish. I think they really like this tank because none of them are shy. They're all very active! The cartridge is very easy to change and the bio-wheel seems to be doing its job.
I love the way the tank looks and how the filtration runs. I keep it in my bedroom and all I hear at night is a slight babbling-brook sound --the kind of sound that people purchase those zen waterfalls for. It's great!
The only thing negative I have to say is the lid design is quite inconvenient to life when its time to do a water change. I'm a small girl and I can't fit my arm in the top flap that's designed to open for feedings because the filter is in the way and occupies over half of the open space. So if I have to reach inside the tank, the whole lid needs to come off and the light is attached to the lid so I can't really see so well in there. The condensation of water on the lid also drips as its being removed so be sure to lay towels down before removing the lid! I gave it four stars instead of five because the lid is a major pain.
January 17, 2009