Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Squidgete 10 gallon with heater troubles
This review is on the 10 gallon version of the LED starter kit that comes complete with everything but the gravel and fish. I purchased mine when Petsmart was having their yearly sale when all aquariums have reduced prices. Adding plants, fish, gravel, food and decorations means I had everything to start for $120.
My repeated trips to the store before purchasing got me a lot of good advice, as I hadn't had a tank in 40 years. I had forgotten about cycling the tank when you start them up, and I wanted to put in too many fish to start. Having a good level of service is important, as I was able to get replacements when I twice had heater trouble.
When I purchased the starter kit, it was the last one left on the shelf. I got it home and counted the contents, only to find the heater missing. I went right back to the store. They searched for a similar kit, finally finding one in the back. They brought it out and gave me the heater, marking the kit that remainded in the store down for having a missing heater.
Unfortunately, that heater didn't get hot. After I had tried it for 12 hours, I brought it back. They told me that you can tell if heaters are working right away and said not to wait so long next time. They replaced the non-working heater with a Tetra brand model and said to come back right away if it didn't heat up. Luckily it worked.
The next time I came back, I was there for fish, having set up the tank completely.
October 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by tenneesseeshopper1 A fair starter aquarium
This aquarium contained everything that is needed for a starter aquarium. It worked well for smaller fish. I would give it a higher rating but the one I bought started leaking four months after I bought it.
October 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishyFish88 Great Starter Kit
Love this kit. Needed to buy gravel and weeds (of course) and a heater for temps for tropical fish. The filter is basically SILENT. I'm not kidding. I have the tank on a table next to my bed in my room and I have to listen intently to detect that the filter is running. It's that quiet. I have (8) small fish in the 5.5 gallon tank (tetras and an algae eater) and they are very lively in all areas of the tank. I have only debated whether to add an air pump (or not), but there are constant air bubbles in the water from the out-flow of the filter so I'm doubting that I'll add one. Took about (5) weeks for the tank to basically "cycle" to the point where testing indicates that water-chemical content levels are stable and good for the fish. Not sure the fish could be happier!
September 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by ThatOnePotato Great for a betta
I bought the 5.5 gallon tank for my betta. Its a great size. Its easy to set up. The only problem i have had is that the filter is way to strong. The filter is made for a 10 gallon, not a 5.5 gallon. I had to go buy a new filter. It was throwing my betta and even my pleco around. Other than that its a great tank.
September 6, 2016