Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 1 out of 5 by alamo lousy
the size is right but I could not connect the tubing to the filter. Very frustrating.
May 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flyingdog5000 Poor quality control and loud air pump.
Bought this for a small beta tank. Lid came off taking it out of the box, and the filter is very loud. Had to put it on a folded towel or it would have buzzed like a wind up alarm clock!
April 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Luke25478 Works for a little bit then fails
This filter is junk and not well thought out. The filter only uses a filter cartridge and you have to replace them once a month. Also after not even a month of using it my betas water was oily on the top and I had no idea what was causing this but one things for sure was that the filter was not keeping the water clear at all. Get a bigger tank and a better filter
February 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ryuteki Requires maintenance EVERY day.
I bought this type of filter maybe less than a year ago, and have two 2.5 gallon tanks with Bettas in them. The first month of having them, it worked great, and my Bettas became more lively now that the water was beig oxygenated. However, both of them started to either loose air flow or make a horrid noise from the actually filter, not the air pump. I cleaned it good, and it worked for only a day before they stopped circulating the water like before. Normally, the water would come out of the top of the filter as it ran through, but it stopped doing that. I called customer service, and they told me that the filter needed cleaning. So I cleaned it once more, and the same thing happened the very next day. Also, bubbles started to flow out of the bottom of the filter if I didn't reattach everything perfectly, which made it not work almost at all.
As long as I'm doing maintenance on it every day, it works fine, but I work full time AND take care of a little one at home so I don't always have time to think about my poor fishies in their tanks. Overall, if you're willing to put the time into it, you can have it if you have a tiny tank. I'm currently doing research to finding something else appropriate to my tank size that I would rather use.
June 15, 2014