Tetra® Whisper In Tank Power Aquarium Filters
There is better filters
I have owned crayfish for a while now and I decided to get a ten gallon aquarium for a new one. I decided to buy an inexpensive filter to save money. The first few weeks went by well. I noticed that after a while the power of the filter was very low, I checked it and there was no clogging. I counted on the filter for circulation and oxygen for my crayfish since they need plentiful oxygen. After a while I began noticing tiny white worms on the glass of my aquarium, I later found out that these are detritus worms, a parasitic worm that usually lives in the gravel of an aquarium. They are only supposed to be found in the gravel, only coming on the glass when oxygen levels are low, I made the mistake of ignoring this problem which caused an outbreak of them. I have invested in a new filter (top fin) and I see them less and less every day. I had a bubbler with this filter and the water quality was still poor, I highly recommend a high quality power filter.
October 12, 2014
Great for Betta
The filter that came with my National Geographic Aqua Oasis 8.5 gallon set-up was way too strong; the current was blowing my plants around and I couldn't even put the fish in. It's a shame because that's the main part of the set-up and it was unsuitable and I had to buy something else. I started out with a Topfin filter, which was also too strong, and then I tried this one. The water spillover is gentle and for the first time, Jonah, my Betta, is swimming on the side of the tank where the filter is -- even near the top and at the bottom. It's quiet and seems to do a good job keeping the water clean, but this is a review less than 24 hours after putting it in, so I can't speak for long-term usefulness. The filter media is very easy to replace and it comes already pre-made and relatively inexpensive. If you are housing a Betta and you need a gentle underwater filter, please give this one a try. I will say that Petsmart was very good about letting me replace the filter that came with the tank set-up.
August 2, 2014
This is a good filter. I got it for my 5 gallon tank with my platy that is going to have babies. Its working good for now by keeping the water clean and removing the ammonia.
May 26, 2014
not bad for a turtle tank
i have it in my turtle tank and seems to be working great for now ...
May 12, 2014