Rated 4 out of 5 by Gibbs319 Great tank!
I bought this tank a few days ago. I have had many other tanks, but I love the LED lights and the great heater this tank comes with. It is very quiet and really is the perfect size. I was very nervous that it may be to big,but after bringing it home I couldn't imagine going with a smaller tank. The only wish I had about this tank was that it had a cover over the feeding spot in the front of the lid. This is a great deal on a tank this size. Don't miss out!
April 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AAKaquatics Good kit, crummy filter
The provided TopFin filter quit working after roughly 48 hours of smooth operation. I've tried everything I know to do and it will simply not turn water; sometimes the motor doesn't even run. It literally began working immediately upon plugging it in - I didn't have to pour water into it or fool with it at all. I was amazed at how quickly it worked. Now I'll be making a 40 minute drive to my local PetSmart to get an Aequeon Quietflow 20 (since it has much better reviews).
HOWEVER, the kit isn't all that bad. I love the LED look as opposed to the haze of incandescent lighting. The seals are nice and thick which makes me feel better about leaks. The heater is adjustable, however, there are no numbers on the dial. You just have to play with it until you find the ideal temperature; it seems to be holding steady with no fluctuation in temperature.
Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to individually piece their setup together.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishyman1 Amazing Starter Tank
Great tank with every thing you need to start it up.
The filter works very well and the lights help to grow plants and doesn't create algae. The only downside would be that the hood lighting of the tank creates a lot of evaporation, so when you take the hood off for matinence, a lot of water drips off. Also, I would not recommend using this tank for saltwater, but it is awesome for freshwater.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KK713 A great starter tank
Whether you are just beginning your first tank, or are a home aquarium enthusiast, the Top Fin Starter Kit will meet the basic needs of any fish lover. It is perfect for anyone looking for an aquarium that is affordable, easy to set up, and easy to maintain.
An affordable price can be appreciated when looking for quality fish tanks. Included with the 20 gallon glass aquarium are the following items:
Hood with LED lights
Top Fin filter with cartridge
Adjustable 100 watt heater
4-inch nylon net
Water test vial
Guide to aquarium set-up and care
When you consider the potential cost of each item, you will find you save money due to how expensive some items can be individually, especially LED lights, tank filters, and heaters.
As noted above, set up is made easy with step-by-step instructions for assembling the filter unit and installing the lights and heater. When putting together the filter you should be aware of a clear tube, called the intake tube. This tube must be inserted into its proper slot all the way. Failure to do so may cause your filter to not work properly or be noisy, but this is easily fixed by correcting the problem. You will then find your filter to be very quiet and efficient. Water flow is adjustable with a knob on the filter, and if you ever suspect you have a water problem, the test vial will let you quickly collect a sample for inspection.
After the mechanical parts of your tank have been fully constructed, the rectangular shape is excellent for adding gravel, plants, decorations, or even a background. The size is also convenient, making the tank more cost effective for maintenance by not requiring as much food or water conditioners. You even have a wide selection of small fish available for you, without taking up a lot of space. A 20 gallon aquarium will also easily be able to fit onto a desk, dresser, or similar surface for your viewing pleasure.
Once you have created your ideal Top Fin aquarium, all you have to do is go pick out your favorite fish and enjoy watching them swim around in their personalized new home.
September 24, 2015