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!
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PostedJanuary 15, 2013
Nice tank apparently for larger fish! My husband gave me this tank for Christmas. We went and bought 6 GLO FISH. And later that night the fish were sucked into the slots on the filter....and obviously dead!!We figured larger fish were in order....so 2 Angel fish and 4 Silver tipped tetra.......were sucked in again! The fiwsh were lodged half in and our of the front slots on the filter. This is an FYI