Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 60
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stitch1 It's Awesome for Bettas!!
So I had my betta in a 2.5 with no heater or filter. Big mistake. Since he doesn't like to eat a lot of food, the food sticks to the plants and makes nasty stuff. So I got this system on sale for 40 bucks. I set it up and put the filter on the medium level since the the lowest setting was somewhat weak. He loves it now!! I got him a 25 watt heater and a snail and some danio friends. He is doing great!! The only downside is the price. If it had a heater with it then the price is understandable. But I'm getting another one for my other betta very soon!!
January 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Khepur Great tank, fantastic for small set-up
A good, sturdy tank. The filter included does take up a bit of room (hence the four stars), but it's quiet enough that I can't hear it from where I keep the tank on a bedside table. I haven't had any problems with the lights or the filter in the nine months I've had it.
The filter also does not suck up baby fish! I'd moved a pregnant guppy into the tank so she wouldn't be harassed, and she gave birth earlier than expected. I came home from work to find a bunch of little fry lurking in the decor. I checked the filter immediately, but none had been sucked into it, and they still hadn't after a few days. (I did move them eventually to a 10 gallon since there were so many fry.)
So far I am loving this tank. :)
June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArgoinIN My Betta Loves It!
I had seen that reviews for this tank system were a little mixed online, but when my Eclipse 3 hood and light setup finally gave up the ghost (that particular tank is now discontinued), I had to go a different direction for my Betta. Marineland is a company I trust (the Eclipse gave me many good years), and the price was right, and on sale, so I went with the 5 gallon Crescent.
I am so glad I did! The tank is pristine, a good size to just barely fit a desktop, but still big enough to give a fish plenty of roaming room. The LEDs are bright and make the aquarium occupant's colors really stand out. The design takes a little to get used to, because the light hangs over the top, rather than there being a legitimate 'hood' set up, and the Tetra hanging filter cuts into the 5 gallon space but not badly-- and the filter media for it is pretty inexpensive, compared to some brands! The cutout in the top cover works perfectly for feeding, and it didn't take my Betta long to learn where it was and wait under it, impatiently, at feeding time!
Some heads ups for prospective buyers:
- The top does not fit the tank while it is empty. The tank 'bows' slightly in the front when filled with water, allowing the tank top to fit in perfectly. Don't be fooled by reviews that say it doesn't fit... it doesn't fit, but only when the tank is empty!
- No heater is included with this tank. It needs to be picked up separately, if you do not already have one. I was fortunate enough to have a small tank heater already.
March 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by bettamom911 This 5 gal aquarium is beautiful and easy to set up. I have added an adjustable heater, some decorations and live plants and my Betta Merlin is very happy. The only problem with it is the clear lid fits rather loosely (just sits on the top and is thin acrylic) so a lot of water evaporates. I need to adjust his little Betta hammock leaf every day because the water line moves down where he cannot swim over it. I have had it now for about 3 weeks and with the weekly water changes I take out about a gallon and put back in a gallon and a half to bring it back up to the inch or so line from the top. Other than that it is a wonderful tank, but if I had to do it over I would get one with a sturdier/different lid.
February 2, 2015