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Aqueon Mini Bow 2.5 Gallon Desktop Aquarium Kit

by Aqueon
162 customer reviews
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2.5 Gallon
  • 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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Color: Black | Size: 2.5 Gallon

Product Description

Color: Black | Size: 2.5 Gallon

Product Description

Now you can fit a beautiful aquarium into any home and decor with the Mini Bow Desktop Aquarum Kit. The Mini Bow 2.5 is small enough for a desk, bedside table, or countertop and comes with all components needed for a healthy aquarium environment. Kit Includes: Mini Bow 2.5 Aquarium, Mini Bow Quiet Flow Filter and Cartridge, Aquarium Light Hood, 15 Watt Incandescent Bulb, Aquarium Set-up and Care Guide, Water Conditioner and Premium Fish Food.

The Perfect Starter Kit

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Lid Assembly
Mini Bow Lid Assembly

The Aqueon Mini Bow is an ideal starter kit for any casual or beginning aquarist. Its 2.5-gallon capacity is ideal for small fish, and its small footprint will fit in just about any office, bedroom, or dorm room.

The kit comes with all the essentials for setting up an aquarium, including lighting, water conditioner, replacement filters, and fish food. The hood comes in classic black, bright blue or red. When you are ready to upgrade to a larger tank, the Mini Bow also comes in a 5 Gallon size. The Mini Bow 2.5-Gallon tank requires Aqueon Filter Cartridges in size small.


What's in the Box

  • Mini Bow Aquarium
  • Mini Bow Quiet Flow Filter and Cartridge
  • Aquarium Light Hood
  • 15 Watt Incandescent Bulb
  • Aquarium Set-up and Care Guide
  • Water Conditioner
  • Fish Food

Product Details

Color: Black | Size: 2.5 Gallon
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 12.5 x 7.5 inches ; 3.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00404FLME
  • Item model number: 17771
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,209 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

98 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Tiggy Bird on November 16, 2009
Size: 2.5 GallonColor: Blue
After the most recent demise of my last Betta- Hot Temper, who bless his heart, lived 2 years in a 1 gallon fish bowl, I found myself in a fish store (not so soon after, I did mourn the little guy). Wandering about I could not deny my instant love for a feisty beautiful little guy the size of a small drapery tassel, I brought him home (instant gratification and instant love is my middle name)...and proceeded to give him 'Hot Temper's' life all over again ( a bowl), but this time I thought he might benefit from living at work with me (I work all the time) forward to cute little fish, living on my desk, and between calls me looking up just what might make him happy (er)...I come to a sudden realization that I sucked as a fish mom(formerly) and needed to give the little guy what he truly deserved, more oxygen, more "toys", more room and heat. I bought this little aquarium wonder (w/a black top),bye bye bowl, and wow have I got one happy fish! This tank is an easy set up,the filter (that worried me sick) is great, it will not swallow or eat your Betta (as far as I can tell so far...thank goodness!),he is not struggling through any major currents and as far as I can tell, he is a happy camper (or show off). I purchased a small heater to keep his temp at what is most conducive to his normal habitat, my Betta is making bubbles nests, and showing off like a full finned champ. I always thought I had a happy Betta, until now, this fish is unbelievably active and showy. I know it's a fish, but he sure reminds me of a puppy with fins! I love this little tank, perfect on a desk top, easy to set up, perfect for a Betta (just buy a heater, plants, gravel and hiding nook and you're set!) Love this!!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Tahoejeepmom on January 31, 2012
Size: 5 GallonColor: Black
I have 2 of these tanks a 5gal and 2gal. I have had these tanks for YEARS. They have not been running for the 5 years I have had them but I have used them for betta fish, plants, breeding shrimp, raising Fry, and hospital tank. It's been my back up tank. Right now I have it set up for breeding Bee shrimp. I have since switched the filter and added a heater. I love the light hood never had a problem. I use a 13watt CF light and it works great and the plants love it.

So my main problem with this tank is quality. It's not a quality acrylic tank. The bow front distorts viewing. It's hard to clean off alge because you don't want to scratch the plastic. Also the small bow shape makes it a bit tricky to clean with a magnet cleaner. I put an old sock on my hand and used that to clean it. I like the size of this tank but I am looking for another tank it's time to replace it.

Nice for the price don't expect much it scratches real easy. Great little starter tank for betta fish or kids room I have been keeping fish for 13 years I have 5 tanks up and running ranging in 100gal - 5gal.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By anna on August 2, 2010
Size: 2.5 GallonColor: Red
I got this aquarium almost 5 years ago, and I love it! I even have two now.

I've had several different kinds of fish, neons, barbs, but this aquarium is really awesome for a betta.

The filter is great and with a betta I only change the filter every 4-5 months (no algae or anything). For multiple fish I had to change it maybe every three months because of the excess... waste :)

There is plenty of room in here for my betta, a plant and a little rock he likes to hide in as well as some gravel. The only reason I ordered the 5 gallon version of this tank is that my Betta has been alive for nearly 2 years and he's huge now! So I'm going to put my smaller betta in the 2.5g and I got the 5g mini bow for my betta-shark ;)

This aquarium has stood the test of time, I took it to my dorm and it moved with me into my apartment and has no scratches or leaks or anything. Because mine is rather old I've gone through about 2 light bulbs but Wal-mart carries replacements so it wasn't a big deal. Mine is also some what dirty on the outside (dust and gunk) but that's due to the age.

This aquarium would be perfect for any kids or first time aquarium owners! I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone... EVERYONE!

It's hard to find a small aquarium with an actual filter instead of just a bubbler, and this is perfect. I only wish I had gotten it in a different color because the red doesn't really match anything now!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By L. Wolf on June 4, 2011
Size: 5 GallonColor: Blue
I bought mine at a local pet store about a month ago. I think it's great for what it is. A 5-gallon tank limits what species you can keep, but there's still some nice options. I would definitely do a little research before buying, because lot of popular fish require a 10-gallon tank, at least.

In mine, I've got 4 zebra danios and 2 African dwarf frogs. All seem to be quite happy and healthy. I divided the space up with rocks, driftwood and plants. It looks really nice, while giving the frogs places to hide and burrow, and the fish a lot to explore.

The filter isn't very powerful, but from what I understand, you don't want anything too strong for the species that do best in small tanks (dwarf frogs, bettas, etc.).

To maintain, I just replace 2 gallons of water once each week, and rinse out the filter. I don't understand the complaints here about not being able to find replacement filters--I just ordered a set of 3 from Amazon for about $5. They do get gunky pretty fast, so I plan on replacing them monthly.

Somebody else mentioned that the light bulb burnt out in less than a month. Mine's still going, but I only keep it on for about 12 hours a day. When it does burn out I'll probably replace it with a compact florescent anyway. Less heat than an incandescent, brighter colors, and longer life.

I did have to buy a $15 heater, but that's species dependent. For the most part, I think this is a great starter kit. I got it for my son's room. He likes looking at the fish and frogs, and it's pretty easy for me to maintain, so I'm happy with it.
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