Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hardymum1 Works until moved
I bought this for my office and it worked great for several months, quiet and efficient. Then I brought it home over the holidays, and suddenly the light goes out every time you close the lid and the filter, while making a humming sound, isn't circulating the water. Another reviewer who he said he had nothing but a dirty tank probably got a bum filter motor.
Disappointed because so far it's been a fantastic little tank, but I guess this is what I get for going cheap.
I was able to open the light cover and tighten the light bulb which seems to fix that issue, but the pump is worthless and I can't find any way to order a replacement. An alternative would be to use the plastic tube with an air pump for a traditional undergravel air filter.
January 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by horribletank Horrible tank
I bought this tank for my sons betta fish. Have had nothing but a dirty tank since we set it up.. It never stays clean. The filter does not work at all... Very disappointed on this product. I do not recommend this tank to anyone.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sylph Happy
It's a nice small tank for a betta. It has an under gravel filter (which I'm not a huge fan of but it works) that connects to a clear tube that goes up and connects to the motor/pump that has suction cups to attach it to the wall of the tank. I filled the clear tube with filter floss and ceramic bio rings so that there is actually some kind of filtration going on. If you don't put anything in it its just rotating the water which is no help. The filter media is also good because without it the current is too strong for a betta and it'll get knocked around the tank. There's also space for small plants. I have a marimo ball and 2 small silk plants. If your betta is a big swimmer then this is the wrong tank to get, but if your just starting out or your betta doesn't need a lot of space this is a great tank.
March 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by FrustratedTankBuyer Frustrated with tank
Purchased the tank for 1 beta. Within a week the tank is dirty with algae growing and has to be completely dumped and cleaned. The under gravel filtration system only pulls the dirt to the bottom making the gravel filthy and hard to clean. The store recommended a higher powered light bulb but doesn't sell one to fit the tank or even a replacement for the tank. Very frustrating since Top Fin appears to be a PetsMart brand. Now having issues finding a new bulb at all. Hoping not to have to buy a completely new tank.
March 21, 2015