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  1. Aqueon 17772 Mini Bow 2.5 Gallon Desktop Aquarium Kit, Blue
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  2. Aqueon 17772 Mini Bow 2.5 Gallon Desktop Aquarium Kit, Blue

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Product Description

  • Fun and easy aquarium that fits anywhere
  • Perfect for a first aquarium
  • Right size for the office, school, dorm room or home
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2.5 Gallon
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I have read a lot of articles about betta care, and this is a very popular aquarium among Betta fish owners. For the money, it is a very nice tank. I purchased a heater and thermometer, so that I can make sure that the water was warm enough for my Betta fish. (Ideal temp. is 75 - 81 degrees F). The only problem that I had with the kit is the filter. It blew my male Betta every which way. It frustrated my Betta fish, and I was concerned that he was going to get hurt by the intake vale. A pre-filter sponge is absolutely needed if you have a Betta fish (especially a male Betta which are generally not very strong swimmers). The pre-filter sponge fits on the outside of intake vale. It protects the fish from getting pulled into the intake vale and reduces the outflow current. Fluval EDGE Pre-Filter Sponge Item model number: A1387
First off, I like this tank a lot, I've only had it for 3 days but I can already tell it's going to have some problems.
Pros: It's a perfect size for my betta, Bruce, and for me! It fits well on my dresser and looks like a glass tank even though it's not. It's tall enough for medium plants, I currently only have two in it, but could easily fit 4 medium/small plants in it and maybe even an ornament on the floor. The feeding hood is a good size, and the light is bright. The filter works very well and isn't extremely noisy and doesn't upset my fish.

Now for the CONS, which are mostly(if not entirely) are based around the poor design...
The hood does not sit flat on the edge of the tank because of the power cord of the filter. Doesn't cause problems, but it is silly to me how everything is crammed on the left side. The light, the top of the bulb is exposed to filter which is directly underneath it. Which I read other reviews about the lights breaking again and again... Read more
If you happen to get this fish tank and the light or the pump do not work there are steps that you can take to make it work..maybe.
If yours happen to pick this up at the post office and it comes damaged due to poor packing inside the actual box you may still be able to use it. when I opened my box the silver part of the light socket where you screw your light into wasn't even attached and was flying around the inside of the tank. Due to this my fish tank has many many unpleasant scratches which i hope will be hidden when it is set up. What you have to do to make the light work is unscrew the top light cover and also where the plastic covers where you screw it into. Then you unscrew the little groves ring where the light switch is, After that flip it to the other side is not facing you ad screw every thing back into place and that should have it work. The filter on the other hand was a bit easier. I plugged it in and it would not work. so if you look there is this little lip on... Read more
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