Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ecb123456 DONT BUY
Filter Cartridges are always out of stock at my local store and on line. Very hard to find..
August 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sarah7 Great betta tank but filter too powerful/noisy
I've had this tank for over a year and a half. I like the design and the light, but the filter it came with was too powerful/noisy. It created too much current in the tank and its rated for up to 10 gallons, but this tank is less than 3 gallons in size. I used a smaller filter that I previously had and with that modification, its great. The filter I used was one powered by an air pump; I recently scrapped the filter completely and just use an air pump (to create circulation) plus added live plants so that the tank doesn't have to be changed as often. Overall, works great and love the design. Great for a single betta :)
July 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bettamaniac Nice design. Super noisy filter.
Looks super sleek. Filter runs as noisy as an old fridge and create a lot of unnecessary air. Lowest current is still very strong, not good for bettas. I bought 4. Imagine 4 old fridges running at the same time in the bedroom at night. Buy the other 5 gallon top fun glass aquarium with integrated filtration system with LED, it's the best value, looks and functionality. I bought 4, each has a betta in it. Super quiet.
July 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by MissKeys Not for a Betta unless you make changes
This tank is pretty nice. It's simple to set up, I love the look as I use it for my desk top tank (professional looking), I also love that there aren't any real 'blindspots'. I can see my little Betta (Royal) wherever he is in the tank and it also lets him see whatever I'm doing at my desk which he likes to do(you'll see what I mean if you look at my pictures---he wanted to know what I was doing)! I do have a few dislikes with this tank too though.
1) The filter provided is for a 10 gallon tank. This tank is a little under 3 gallons. The filter works great, is SUPER quiet and I used it while cycling the tank prior to buying Royal. Even on the lowest setting it was too strong to leave in the tank with Royal. I already expected that so I already bought a sponge filter and it was used during the tank cycle too. Now Royal is safe and I don't have to worry about him getting hurt by the filter. Also, the enclosed filter for this tank is HUGE compared to the size of the tank. The light that comes with the tank is very bright and is perfect for having live plants. I have low and medium light requirement plants in the tank (transplanted so that's why some parts are brown---I cleaned those parts out and added water after taking the pictures). As you will see in the picture, I switched to a sponge filter (back corner of tank) and I was able to cover/blend it in with the live plants so you can't even really tell. I also added the java moss(I think) at the outflow of the sponge filter to help cut down the current for Royal. He also enjoys lounging in, on and under the live plants. Also note that I did buy a heater and it is inside the tank(I'll be buying more live plants to blend it). There is NO background on this tank yet but I will be adding one soon :-P Also, the stacked tubes resting on the bottom of the tank and the light blue tube floating are the only ornaments I added. They are Betta fin friendly and Royal LOVES being able to swim thru the stacked ones and push the floating one around the tank, find a spot he likes and then rests inside. My substrate is black sand and even when I first put the sand in the tank, it didn't cause any problems with the 10 gallon filter. There really isn't any hiding this filter which I also disliked.
2) I am happy the tank comes with a "lid" but it's just a thin piece of plastic with two 'hooks' on all four sides to hold it in place. I doubt the thing would survive a single drop on the floor and if your fish is big/strong enough, if it jumped it could knock the wannabe lid off. Additionally, the lid doesn't really allow for any power cords and/or air tubing. This also makes the lid even less secure. Oh, and if you are lifting the lid to feed (yes, you HAVE to lift the lid), you have to be careful or the lid will fall straight in the water.
3) Evaporation is a super (ANNOYING!) problem with this tank which is caused by the lid (I'm pretty sure). As you can see in the picture, the water level is a bit low. I have to add water to the tank every other day so I figure the issue is how much extra space there is between the lid and the rim of the tank (pretty big gap).
Bottom line is, with a few inexpensive adjustments this kit can be a safe and awesome Betta bachelor pad. If you chose to use this kit for endlers, tetras or guppies you probably wouldn't have to bother with changing the filter. As long as my Royal is a happy little guy, I am too!
May 16, 2015