National Geographic™ Half-Moon Aqua Oasis Starter Kit
Great little tank
I was a little hesitant to try this tank due to reviews about the strong filter action, but the price and appearance decided me on taking the chance. I love it! I got the smaller tank for my one betta and have no problem with the waterflow coming from the filter. My betta was moved to this tank from a still-water tank and he has no issue with the current in this new tank. Sometimes he seems to enjoy riding the current just for fun. Yes, it does throw the food around, but that just makes feeding more natural, as he must chase the "prey" down to eat. The only issue I see is that when the light or filter give out, the only option seems to be to purchase an entire new tank. If there are replacement filter/light units, please give the source. I am considering getting the 2.5 gallon for a small community tank.
July 15, 2014
I wanted a good tank to keep a beta fish in. However, I had a couple of features that were a must. First and foremost, it had to have a good lid that didn't come off. We have cats (kittens), and I want my fish to be safe. Second, I wanted at least two gallons, so there would be room to swim. And third, it had to be easy to care for.
This fits the bill. I set it up a week before getting my fish, to test lights and filter, and to let the water adjust. Flame loves it. He has enough room that he has divided the tank into sections. He uses the front corner under the feeding hole to build me bubble nests, the other front corner to beg for bloodworms (this is the one closest to me most of the time), the back corner away from the filter to rest, and the rest of the tank to swim around.
The filter is quiet, the light is bright, and it was super easy to clean. Flame stays in my bedroom where he is safe from the kittens. However, when I first got it, I tested the lid by smacking it lightly several times, from different angles, to see if the kittens could remove it. The lid didn't budge.
This tank is absolutely perfect for even cat loving fish owners.
July 11, 2014
2.5 gallon National Geographic tank
I was hesitant to purchase this because of the reviews saying that the filter was too strong, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway. So far I've had no problems with the filter being to strong for my betta in the 2.5 gallon model. He has no problems, he's been active and can also rest on his plant or the bottom of the tank. Maybe the filter is stronger in the 1.5 gallon model. Still trying to decide on what type of gravel to use, running it bare bottom for now.
July 10, 2014
Great But Filter is WAY too strong
I love this little tank. I purchased two of them. One for a betta baby and the other for an adult betta. It's perfectly sized however the filter was way too strong for my adult betta. The sucky part is that the filter and the light is connected. So If I unplugged the filter the light would go off with it. I decided to just remove the motor so that the filter won't affect my bettas.
I may try the technic that another reviewer used (putting a piece of plastic to buffer the current).
July 3, 2014