PostedFebruary 6, 2014
What you pay is not bad for what you get.Pros:1. Mini, powerful filter2. Nice light with 4 color settings3. Holds decorations perfectly4. Great viewing anglesCons:1. The light is not sealed and there is no plastic cover for the top. Condensation gets in the light. Like the other reviews this will cause it to break.2. Filter is loud for it's sizeI ended up getting silicon gel and sealing the light edges myself. Will see how this holds up.I also opened up the filter assembly and cut down the size of the blades. This quieted the filter down and slowed the current. With all 4 blades, this can cycle 45 gallons per hour, way too fast for a 2.5 gallon tank.
PostedApril 19, 2013
I bought this tank for my daughter's glofish. The filter seems to be pretty good. If you keep the water level right near the top of the filter it remains quiet and does a good job breaking surface tension, but if the water level gets just a tiny bit lower it becomes much noisier. But what prompted me to write this review is the light. There's nothing good about it. I have it hooked up to a timer, but because it's an electronic switch on the light I have to manually turn it on each morning. It didn't take long before the lighting circuit started to short. It went down from 4 led lighting segments to 2, and now it is one. I took it apart to see what was going on. Inside it was corroding. The light casing is not water proof, so expect the LED lights to fail in under a year.If this is your first time shopping for a fish tank, please read up on articles around the internet. Contrary to what you'd expect, the larger tanks are better for beginners.
horrible horrible horrible
PostedApril 12, 2013
There are so many things wrong with this tank.It makes me sick to know that people are going to think it's okay to put 4-6 "GloFish" (gentically altered zebra danios) in a tank this small. (FYI, they're a schooling fish, like to be in groups of five or more, and need at least 30 gallons).But my daughter wanted this tank for a single beta fish. I gave in, and almost immediately regretted it.The filter hangs off the back very loosely. It tips forward, side to side... but I thought, whatever, we'll just be careful not to bump it. A week later, the "moon light" burned out. Okay, whatever, the blue light and the natural one are still fine, and those are the two she likes to use. Two days later the natural light was gone, and a week after that, the blue light died. I've searched online for a replacement, and contacted the manufacturer, to no avail.What a waste of money!