Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterKnowItAll Excellent Aquarium!
I got this aquarium for Christmas when I was 12, two years have past and not a single part of the aquarium has broke! Once a drum symbol leaned against the aquarium, it left a nick in the corner but not in a year has the aquarium bursted into a mess of water. I keep Tetra Glofish a Gourami and a Blue Ram Cichlid in the tank right now. But once the fish start to die down I want to repopulate it with Angelfish. It's a good aquarium and I highly recommend it since 12 year old me was just a beginner and was still able to keep the 37 gallon aquarium. ;)
February 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JCNYC Do Not Buy!!!!
I bought this tank one month ago, woke up this morning to 37 gal of water on my living room floor. The tank sprang a leak in the night. Marineland was somewhat helpful and agreed to reimburse me the cost of the tank. Not worth the headache, I will never buy from them again.
February 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JZRed Tank Leaked
We owned this tank and stand set for 2 months. I came home from work to find a huge leak and only 3 inches of water left in the tank. The entire bottom seam burst. I was able to save the fish, thank goodness, but we had to run out and buy a temporary tank. I immediately called Marineland and told them what happened, they were very helpful and offered to reimburse me. I'm not sure yet how much. I have owned fish tanks for 20 years and have never had this happen. The stand is also very flimsy, we were very nervous about it. We are taking the money we get back and investing in an acrylic tank and making our own very sturdy stand!
February 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bob1245 Crude but effective fix for these LED lights.
When I first opened the box it hit me immediately that this is going to get wet and stop working. The clear plastic protector is wobbly, the LEDs on the light fixture are exposed. Here's what I've done:
- Get one of those clear plastic bubble shells, you know, the ones that are impossible to open. Cut out a rectangle out of the back side and use RTF silicon glue(found in any automotive store, it's the same stuff used on the aquarium seams) to glue it onto the light fixture. Don't put too much glue as it may squeeze into the LEDs, just enough to create a waterproof seal all the way around. Let it dry. You've just created a waterproof shield for the LED panel.
- Do the same thing with the acrylic light shield that sits loosely in the aquarium cover-- glue it with the silicon glue to the black aquarium cover. Extra protection!
It's a crude solution, obviously compensating for the engineering oversight of the manufacturer, but it works. I've had a similar but smaller aquarium for about 3 years and the LEDs still work, even if there's condensation and splashback.
September 19, 2014