Tetra® Viquarium Terrarium & Aquarium Filter
Not a FILTER !!!
this should not be sold as a filter .. after setting it set up we soon found out it cant be used a filter. it should be sold only as a land and water environment decoration . There is no way for the water to mechanically filtered as it passes through the cartridges because it has not parts to make it .. the only thing that filters the water is the rocks that are around the the main part where the pump is . If you have turtles or anything that a filter is a need this is not the thing you buy in less you wish to also spend more money on a filter. so think of it this way $100 for this and then about $50 on rocks , then another $20-$60 on filter plus whatever else you need.. . i gave it 2 stars because it works for Land and water fall but that is all.
May 12, 2014
Very beautiful but not very functional.
After seeing this filter, I fell in love with it. I thought it was very beautiful and really cool. After getting home and installing it into our 40 gallon tank, we soon figured out, it may be beautiful but it is not functional. Once it was in the tank, about 60% of the tanks was just the filter. The other part was only about 6 inches of water in a space that was 12"x 10". Needless to say, we took it back the following day and got a different filter.
March 24, 2014
the turtles the i have need a filter because the water get ugy fast
August 30, 2011
The viquarium fit perfect in my 50Gal tank. It has spawned a lot of interest of my family. Before this viquarium kit i had a 501 filter from PetsMart, My wife did not like changing the filters and every time the power went out the pump had to be primed.
With the viquarium kit my wife can just reach in and remove the filter tops and swap in new elements. If the power fails the pump does not need to be primed due to the fact that is is submerged in the tank under a nice looking directive rock.
The river rock portion of the filter system is not just a clunky box sitting arear of my aquarium, Its now part of the display of my habitat I can plant vegetation in it and recover nutrients from the waste collected from the water.
I gave this product 4 stars do to the fact I feel they should add the option to buy parts, IE New pumps, River bed extensions, or Remote water fall for the tank side of the habitat. I can see that this project will gently grow with our green friend and I will end up with some DIY to make this product fit a larger tank.
July 10, 2011