Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5 out of 5 by tnifty Perfect Mixed reef tank.
I picked up this tank when it was on sale in December 2015 for $180.00. Very nice upgrade from my 29-gallon tank. I have 50 pounds of live rock and 20 pounds of sand. I also have a 20-gallon sump beneath the tank. The bottom enclosure is perfect for concealing my sump. Additionally, there is a decent amount of storage space above the cabinets for food/carbon/media. However, the tank it a bit deep, so cleaning can be a bit tedious. For those who hate reading, i will sum up the pros and cons.
1. Great value
2. Good stand, seems sturdy
3. A lot of storage space for a sump, food, carbon/GFO and or anything else you use.
4. Tank seals are very nice. Been running tank for 4 months no problem
5. Small footprint
1. Tank is very deep, cleaning can be tricky
2. Stand is pressboard, so be careful of water!
3. The included light is garbage
Hope this help someone.
April 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JDSARTO Great Deal
I purchased this when it was on sale for $194.00. Great deal. The 65 gallon tank has had no issue nor has the stand, even though it is particle board that is why I only gave it a 4 star.
March 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5
by MikeinVirginia Very Nice Aquarium BUT
I purchased this Aquarium from PetSmart on February 2, 2016. We got it home, set it up, added the decorations, filter, fish, etc. Everything was beautiful for 17 days. On the 17th day in the early evening while we were watching TV the tank started leaking really bad. The water was coming from the front where the glass meets the plastic base. We happen to be in the carpet cleaning business and were able to get the water out of the carpet quickly while we had to drain the tank in a hurry and put our fish in a 5 gallon bucket. Petsmart was great and happily exchanged the tank with no problem but it was an experience I would never want to go through again. I put a picture of the leak on Aqueon's facebook page which they commented on just hours later. They were very helpful but a little more attention to quality control would have been much better.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tammy49 Great Value
I used to have multiple aquariums when I lived in CA. It was not reasonable to keep them and move half way across the country, TX. So I sold everything off and haven't had any aquariums since our arrival in the Heart of Texas (10 years now). Not for any reason other than initial startup costs are pricey and a luxury difficult to justify.
Finally, I decided to go ahead and get back in the game. I wanted a 150+ gallon tank but couldn't find one that I wanted and could afford simultaneously. I settled and purchased, instead, this 65G set up and the Marineland 75G Majesty Ensemble. The latter is waiting to be set up upon a few chores being completed, but this one is up and running. It's gorgeous. My only disappointment was that the shelf below prevented me from putting the incredible canister filter I purchased for the tank underneath and was forced to settle, yet again, with a smaller canister filter and two Fluval back filters. It fits all three quite nicely, runs incredibly well and the tank is kept nicely clean from the three filters, the fish are happy. I've enough to fish to allow something to enjoy and to grow into the tank.
It's a great start up tank. If you're into fish aquariums, then rarely are you satisfied with what the system comes with and will end up upgrading regardless. It is the nature of the beast. This set up will get you started with a nicely large smaller tank set up and enable your every desire. GO FOR IT!
February 16, 2016