MARINELAND® 3 Gallon Crescent Aquarium System
Best tank for your office desk
I purchased this fish tank because it matched what I was looking for. I wanted LED's, something rectangular (because my Betta likes to swim back and forth more so the up and down#, less expensive, and quiet. This matched it all. I have had it now for a while and my Betta loves it as much as I do. it fits nicely on my desk and gives him enough room to swim around and be happy. It has enough space for a number of plants #I have 4 fake# and a medium decoration. My only complaint is that I feel the Wisper filter is kinda big! It has plenty of power and keeps my tank clean, but takes up a lot of space. Nothing malfunctions and nothing gives me problems. I get compliments on it constantly. Definitely one of the best tanks I have had! I tried countless times to post my 2 pictures but it didn't work :#
September 9, 2014
Great Tank, Terrible Filter
THIS IS THE PERFECT TANK FOR A BACHELOR BETTA.
This tank is big enough for a betta to have some actual room and some plants and decoration. Just perfect, in fact.
The light is very good. I like the clear flat lid with good openings for heater, lamp, filter and feeding.
And the filter is great... UNTIL the pump assembly falls off. Then it doesn't work at all. If there was a clip or a slot or some other solid connector then it would be a FIVE star tank and filter. But the filter pump is held to the BOTTOM of the filter assembly by... a little bit of friction? Once that goes away, it's nothing doing.
The filter is also a bit of overkill for a tank this small. I replaced mine with the Tetra 3i whisper and Mr. Betta is back in HappyLand.
September 6, 2014
After three tanks, Marineland is the best!
Love, love, LOVE this tank! After three attempts of trying other tanks and them not working for various reasons, (current too strong, tank too small, leakage...) this tank has been amazing! It is the perfect size for my desk at work and the filter is silent. It is also very stylish, I love having the LED lights--it makes the tank look very shimmery and pretty. I also love this filter because it does not create a strong current whatsoever and my betta and zebra snail could not happier. I highly recommend this tank for anyone because it is an excellent value for the price (I got mine on sale for $29.99) and your betta fish will love it! 5 stars!
August 27, 2014
I originally had the Top Fin 1.7 gallon hexagon tank for my betta. I then became obsessive, reading everything I could about betta care and tank size and convinced myself that 1.7 was just too small, even though Finegan was quite playful.
I truly believe that 5 and 10 gallons are too big for one betta, the forums are very scary, and this 3 gallon tank is PERFECT!
I quickly put it together and after the fact read that the filter has a low-high setting. I found the filter extremely quiet as in no sound at all but Finegan wasn't swimming around. I thought the lights were too bright, I thought the tank was too big but it was the filter. It was on the high setting. I lowered it all the way and Finegan is just as happy as he was before.
I do have a 7.5 watt heater which keeps the tank at a perfect 80degrees. The lights are perfect, the size is perfect and the filter is definitely whisper quiet as the name indicates. I cannot stop staring at this aquarium and should have done this years ago.
August 5, 2014