Marina Cool Goldfish Kit
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- 1.77 gallon aquarium; suitable for one goldfish 1 inch to 1.5 inches in size
- Comes complete with everything necessary to give your goldfish a great home
- Easy to maintain
- Great gift idea for the new aquatic hobbyist
- 7 inches long x 13 inches wide x 10.5 inches tall; 1-year warranty
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Color: Pink | Size: Small
Top Customer Reviews
We will try the sock, sponge & change position of the filter for the new Molly, Cole. We can't put anything bigger in her bedroom. But I extremely regret having gone for this kit. :(
However, the problems arose when I turned on the filter. The filter is specified for tanks up to 6 gallons. The current the filter created in a 1.77 gallon tank was much too strong for any fish. My poor fish was exhausted by the current, and eventually got sucked against the filter and stuck there. After the incident, I did a quick google search and found that many other people had the same issues. The only way you should buy this tank is if you plan on purchasing an additional filter elsewhere. If so, I recommend the Tetra whisper 3i for a tank this size.
Some people here are shutting the filter off at night, but doing that will kill your fish unless you are doing very frequent water changes to make up for it. Defeats the purpose of the filter and your aquarium won't cycle right anyway.
I made some alterations to help make the aquarium a short term solution until we were ready to upgrade (we purchased a petco bookshelf aquarium which is far superior for not much more money).
First off, I would NOT recommend placing the filter in the center of the tank, as the manufacturer recommends. This pretty much makes the entire tank a whirlpool, which will kill smaller fish like neon tetras and guppies who are not full grown. Instead, place the filter over on the far side of the tank so your fish can get away from the suction current and rest. High stress environments usually mean a shorter life for your fish.
Moving the filter to the side of the tank will create a problem. You won't be able to close the lid properly. To solve this, I drilled a hole into the lid's side trim and widened the hole with a pair of needle nose pliers. You need to practice putting the filter into place first so you can estimate where to notch out the hole. This will allow the filter hang bracket to function normally while allowing you to shut the lid completely. Run the filter's power cord through the space just to the left or right of the hood hinges.
You can also place a clean toddler's sock over the bottom of the filter to help mitigate the suction power of the filter.Read more ›
I purchased this tank from PetSmart, and then came home to see if I got a good price on it vs. Amazon...then I see the reviews and was immediately terrified. I do not have a gold fish, I have a 4 month old Betta Fish, that was my son's 2-year birthday present. (Her name is Blub-Blub). We wanted to get a bigger tank for Blub' and even though she is a betta, I really liked the tank and the fact it came with the rocks and decor and that it was 2.65 gallons (We have the marina cool 10).
I wanted to return it, but I also really wanted a better home for Blub', we still had her 1 gallon starter WITH NO FILTRATION for her, which was killing me. So, we upgraded, and thanks to the other owners, her life is saved, as we took some preventative measures and watched her very closely for hours to make sure she was safe. We took a clean sock and pulled it up over the intake to help buffer filter pulling. This seems to have worked, and she has been happy and safe in there for over a week. Don't get me wrong, when I am sleeping, I still turn off the filter just in case...we love our fish and want to keep her a long time. She seems happy and healthy, and loves her tank. But without the buffer, things may have been different.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This isn't suitable for any fish, especially goldfish. It's recommended 20-30gallons for the first goldfish and 10g for every goldfish added. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chelsesa
Bought this for my son's fish. The tank itself has been great. The filter was a little strong for his Betta, so we switched it out for a smaller one. Overall, very cute.Published 3 months ago by Becky Vickery
I've been trying to find a new tank for my goldfish, Neon. I saw this tank at TJ MAXX for $19.99. Didn't bother to read the reviews because I was so desperste to take him out of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by EmCee
So far I'm loving this tank. I was having a hard time finding a tank for my betta that wasn't ridiculously narrow or tall or both. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Helen
Any fish needs more than 1 1/2 gallons. If you buy this tank you obviously know nothing about fish or the nitrogen cycle. Please research your pet before you buy it! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alison Baker
I love this fish tank, it looks great in my home. I use it for a betta fish and don't use the filter that is included so I can't comment on that, but it is high quality and looks... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sophia C.
I bought a similar tank for my betta called the Marina Betta tank. I tried to find a second tank for my other betta with no luck but found this one which is basically the same... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mtn Mom
BUYER BEWARE! Don't waste your money! The reason there are no pics of the tank with the filter is because the filter doesn't fit on the tank! Worst design ever. Read morePublished on August 23, 2014 by Ricki
We have our new little friend in this tank---a juvenile fantail goldfish named Sparky. In time we'll move him to a 10 gal. tank. Read morePublished on August 18, 2014 by Chris J.