Rated 3 out of 5 by Kenosmom Recommend, but with some reservations....
Have had the 10 gal. aquarium for a couple of weeks, and the aquarium itself is beautiful, however, there are some issues I would like to mention, and then you can make up your own mind about whether you would like to own this aquarium. I only had space for a small aquarium, and after going through a couple of other name brands, first one, a Marineland 10 gallon glass tank, leaked all over and the second one, a Marineland curved acrylic half moon 10 gallon, had too much sight extortion to enjoy the fish, I went online and did a lot of research and read every review I could find about the Clear for Life aquariums, specifically the 10 gallon. I had decided that I would pay any price to get the best. The reviews were great, but all mentioned that there was no light, but there was a light fixture included, so I thought I would just have to go down to Petsmart and buy a fluorescent tube for the fixture once the aquarium came in the mail. After the shipment was received, and spending almost $200.00, I saw that there truly wasn't a light fixture of any kind....only some kind of metal box to go on top, and there certainly wasn't a place to put in a light bulb of any kind! I took the box down to our local Petsmart, where the employees are always very helpful, and asked what I was supposed to put in the box, but no one could figure out what in the world would, or even could go into the box. They didn't have any kind of light fixture that would have fit into the box that came with the aquarium. I spent another $45, and ended up purchasing a light that would lay across the top of the aquarium, a National Geographic brand. Problem is, the light is too narrow and it doesn't cover the approx. 16" x 5"opening in the top of the tank, and now I have to worry about my fish jumping out. To keep the unthinkable from happening, I slid the clear plastic cover out of the apparently unusable light box that was included with the aquarium, and laid it across the large opening to keep the fish from leaping out. With the weight of the light laying on top of it, the plastic is now warping on the corners. The light I purchased was the only one in the pet store that would fit a 10 gallon tank. I love the looks of the tank, I love that it is virtually unbreakable, and I won't have to clean up several gallons of water off of my laundry room floor anymore, and I love the sleek corners. The National Geographic light emits a nice blue and white light over the water, the fish seem pretty happy, I love that the tank is obviously well made, and there is a lifetime warranty, but I'm wondering if I will want to keep the tank a lifetime if the light and makeshift cover are going to be a nuisance. I won't say don't buy the tank, because it's durable and beautiful, but I will say to know what you are getting into when you purchase it. For $195.00, seems like an actual light could have been included. By the way, you do have to buy a filter...you will need something that will fit in the narrow opening across the back, and a heater. Maybe your local pet store will have a light of some type that will fit in the box furnished by Clear for Life.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewGuppyMama3 Great tank, but not all filters fit!
I am a new aquarist. After some research, I decided on this tank (clear). When I first received it, I was disappointed because the filter I purchased did not fit due to thin slots on the top of the tank. I had a hard time finding out (from multiple sources) which filter would fit. However, upon locating a review on a different website, I learned that the reviewer had used a Fluval Aquaclear 30. It fits perfectly & is working great, so far. It has been running for a week total, 4 1/2 days since I added 3 guppies. After a day of adjusting, they seem to love their new home! :)
February 1, 2015