January 17, 2015
So my wife bought this 10 gallon tank 1 week ago today. About 3 hours ago I found a HUGE...
So my wife bought this 10 gallon tank 1 week ago today. About 3 hours ago I found a HUGE pond in my living room!! Ruined the stand it was on and maybe even my laminate floor!! Filter is also very loud. (the least of your concerns) DO NOT BUY THIS TANK!! Very poor construction!!! This will be going back and possible claim filed against Marineland. I encourage all who have had property ruined do the same!!!!
Surprised and disappointed
January 14, 2015
This being my first ever aquarium kit, I was not sure what to expect. The tank has gobs of dried...
This being my first ever aquarium kit, I was not sure what to expect. The tank has gobs of dried silicon that oozed from the top frame onto the glass, there is a slight scratch on one of the front panels which thankfully disappeared when I added water. The heater and filter appear to be functioning properly, and keeps the water at a constant 75 degrees and the Penguin filter is keeping the water nice and clear. The canopy fits the tank nicely and is sleek and attractive. My biggest disappointment is with the LED light module. It does not run the length of the tank and as such illuminates the middle of my 37 gallon tank leaving the upper back top sides of the tank rather dim and when the fish swim in those areas they also appear dim and not showing their true colors. If the lighting unit was longer and had a few more rows of lights the entire tank would then be properly illuminated. The "blue moonlight" effect is rather nice, however out of the 3 bulbs the center bulb is directly over top of the aquarium cross bar which projects an odd shadow of the bar into the tank and is much too dim to see the fish. The shimmering effect is quite nice however. I am very surprised that the unit left the design table and went to the manufacturing stage without someone noticing this design flaw and making the necessary modifications before mass producing. If the unit had 4 blue bulbs 2 on either side of the tank's cross bar, it would then produce a much more pleasing effect without casting shadows. The plastic cover that protects the bulbs is not water tight and as such the filter splashes water on it and I believe it to be just a matter of time before the bulbs short out due to water contacting them. If the module was entirely encased and water tight, I would then not see this as an issue. Finally, this was an ensemble kit that came with a stand "Monarch". The frame was warped slightly on the right side which made it impossible to set the tank within the frame. I had to sand the inside of the frame in order to make the aquarium fit. All in all, if those design flaws especially with the LED light module had been properly observed my review would have been quite different. I don't see myself keeping this canopy light combo and now need to find a better canopy/light fixture that properly illuminates the entire length of my tank.
January 7, 2015
I purchased this aquarium for my two children for Christmas a few weeks ago. It was fairly simple to set...
I purchased this aquarium for my two children for Christmas a few weeks ago. It was fairly simple to set up. I was concerned about the noise problems that I had read in other reviews. We keep the water at the outflow level (no noise), or slightly below (waterfall feel, but still quiet). The LED lights are pretty, especially in the evening. One star was taken off, because the hood has a cheap feel, and the thermometer was a little strip to stick on the side. There was one employee in the fish section that was super knowledgeable about Betta fish. I was a little overwhelmed, but she was a great resource for getting started.
January 1, 2015
Product description says is a half moon bow shape. It is not, it a 10 gallon rectangle.Great tank with everything...
Product description says is a half moon bow shape. It is not, it a 10 gallon rectangle.
Great tank with everything you need. Just need to buy gravel and a background.
Filter is plenty powerful with no need for an aerator, heater works great and is adjustable.
Had a 2.5 acrilic and would definitely recomend a glass tank.
LED day and night feature is nice.
Had to cut the filter intake tube to make it fit. No biggie, but would have been nice for directions to say something about it. Removed 1" of the tube and it worked great. I am sure they use this filter set-up on several models so you may have to cut it to make it fit.
Nice tank, buy a background to hide the wires.
Happy with purchase, $59 on sale at local petsmart.
Broken arrow, ok