Everything you need to start a great aquarium for your goldfish or betta
Includes 2 1/2 gallon acrylic tank with carbon floss cartridge, light, divider, Betta food sample, Betta Bowl Plus sample and more
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Everything you need to start a great aquarium for your goldfish or betta. Its undergravel filtration keeps the water crystal clear and makes it an ideal step up from your goldfish or betta bowl.2 1/2 gallon acrylic tank with base that conceals air pump and lighted hood with handy feeding door.Air pump and 24" airline tubing.Undergravel filter with base and clear lift tube.Clear betta divider that makes room for two bettas.15 watt incandescent light bulb.Goldfish and tropical fish food.Water conditioner.Perfect starter aquarium for a new fish hobbyist or as a tranquil addition for your desk or family room.
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I purchased an Aqueon Betta Bow 2.5 for my office (after setting up a successful Fluval Chi aquarium at home with a single betta). I thought the addition would offer visual stress relief and provide a little scenery at the desk.
The product concept is good - the idea to house TWO beautiful bettas with the upkeep of only one aquarium. However, there are some major issues with the actual product. Please read below, especially before adding fish.
1) DIVIDER DOES NOT KEEP FISH APART IF IMPROPERLY INSTALLED - The most concerning issue is the lack of instructions about the divider set-up and the flimsy partition design. Product instructions do not tell you that you must install the divider end with the "foot" down at the bottom of the tank. I learned the hard way that if the divider is installed in the wrong direction, fish can wiggle through the partition! Within the first 15 minutes of adding my bettas, I had fish battles twice when my smaller betta squeezed...
I didn't buy this item from Amazon, but I did buy it at my local PetSmart. I'm surprised to see so many of the bad reviews here on Amazon for this product. I've read MOST of them and am writing this review to "counter" many of the negative points made.
First and foremost, this aquarium is NOT perfect. But given the MANY MANY CHEAP betta aquarium alternatives out there, this is a surprisingly GREAT value. Many of the issues CAN BE REMEDIED. Here are my points.
## PROS ## 1. It's a 2.5 Gallon tank which is larger than the alternatives. Many many betta tanks out there are either .5 gallon or 1 gallon. So with this tank, you're already 250% bigger than competitors. For 1 fish, this is perfect. For two, it's debatable if this is enough. Personally, I have two betta fish in mine and it's working great. Even competitor "dual tank" aquariums I've looked at are much smaller than this. 2. The most surprising is the powered filter. Considering the price you pay...
This looks like a really good idea in theory, but in practice it leaves a little to be desired.
Pros: - It's big enough on both sides for the two bettas - 5lb of gravel fills this up nicely - Set up is easy - Divider is sturdy construction
Cons: - Filter is noisy and the water simply travels over the cartridge rather than going through it like is a better idea - Don't put the gravel in first; put the divider in first - Hard to get fish into the filter side once divider is in place - Feeding panel is sort of small - Bettas have a VERY hard time with current of any type. The one on the left in my tank constantly gets caught in the filter output, causing him to flare his fins and gills in fear (bad thing). It also takes up roughly an eighth of the swimmable space in the left. I'd recommend just getting one betta and making it a community tank with compatible fish.
The construction of the tank in general is...
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