Top Fin 55 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit
The tank is a basic glass tank. The filter is the cheapest hunk of plastic that didn't even last 12 hours - it leaked and ruined the stand. Total and utter garbage!
July 25, 2014
Poorly designed lids...
My husband and I were looking to upgrade our tiger oscars out of the Aqueon 36 gallon starter kit. I reluctantly bought this while he was at work thinking. I did good. After carrying it up 3 flights of stairs, we were disappointed to discover the lids did not attach to anything and was poorly designed. We really liked the look of the tank because our oscars need room but I can't see myself lifting and holding up the tank when I want to clean it or feed them. So I paid more money and got the marineland. Just really wasn't impressed with the top fin.
July 13, 2014
Top Fin 55 gal. Aquarium Kit
This is a good deal at a great price. Buying an aquarium, filter, heater and lighting separately would cost a lot more. After reading all the reviews and some people complaining about the noisy filter and the light wires falling into the water, I was a bit skeptical but, I've had none of these problems. The filter is a little bit louder than a Penguin filter but nothing I can't live with. As far as the wires, I drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the back of both hoods and ran the wire through, keeping any slack wire from falling in. The reason that I've rated this kit at a 4 and not 5 is that the hoods do not have a hinged door to gain access into the tank. Only a small hole to feed the fish. But, the hoods are only temporary as I plan to grow live plants and will be adding a T-5 lighting system later.
April 2, 2014
Well here it is. Finally posting a pic of my tank. It is home to 2 Red Platys, 4 Giant Danios, 1 Opaline, 1 Blue, 1 Powder Blue, 1 Red fire Dwarf, 1 Gold, 1 Red Honey, 2 Pink Kissing, 1 Male Dwarf Gouramis, 3 Tiger barbs, 1 Dinosaur Bichir and 1 Plecostamus. I plan on adding a Spotted Leaf fish, a few Clown Loaches, a Striped Rafael Catfish, a Borneo Sucker, maybe a few cats and some sharks and possibly some Blackfin Tetras and a variety of small Tetras. Tank is excellent, corners are put together very good. Rule of thumb if you are going to add your gravel or other substrate to the tank with water in it, take in consideration what you put in is going to cause your water level to rise. I completely forgot about it and overflowed my tank a little. Make sure you have a sturdy stand for it. Tank weighs around 60lbs, then u figure the tank with water is around 458lbs so thats 518lbs then when you add your gravel and substrate that can add another 50-100lbs depending how much and what you put in it.
March 15, 2014