Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit, 5 gal

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Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit, 5 gal
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The Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit is a perfect way to add a touch of nature to your living spaces. This five-gallon Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit is perfect for desktops, kids' rooms, or any small space you want to brighten. The low-profile hood of this Aqua Culture Starter Kit creates a natural daylight shimmer in your aquarium, using energy efficient LED lighting that mimics natural sunlight. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit includes a Tetra internal filter that provides powerful yet silent filtration to keep your fish healthy and the water crystal clear. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit includes integrated cutouts for easy filter cartridge changes and feeding without removing the hood. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit also contains samples of Tetra food and water and enrollment in TetraCare which provides free advice and help to make sure you are successful in starting up your aquarium.

About this item

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The Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit is a perfect way to add a touch of nature to your living spaces. This five-gallon Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit is perfect for desktops, kids' rooms, or any small space you want to brighten. The low-profile hood of this Aqua Culture Starter Kit creates a natural daylight shimmer in your aquarium, using energy efficient LED lighting that mimics natural sunlight. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit includes a Tetra internal filter that provides powerful yet silent filtration to keep your fish healthy and the water crystal clear. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Kit includes integrated cutouts for easy filter cartridge changes and feeding without removing the hood. The Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit also contains samples of Tetra food and water and enrollment in TetraCare which provides free advice and help to make sure you are successful in starting up your aquarium.


Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit:

  • Perfect way to add a touch of nature to your living spaces
  • For desktops, kids' rooms, or any small space you want to brighten
  • Long-life LED eliminates need for bulb replacement

Specifications

Model No.: NV33129
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 10.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 18.0 x 10.25 x 12.37
Walmart No.: 550313125
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Customer Reviews | 40 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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9/23/2012

Customer review by ALittleFishy

5.0 stars 9/23/2012 by ALittleFishy
by ALittleFishy

This tank has been great so far. I had it shipped to my dorm in Columbus and it arrived unharmed. Every piece was included and everything works as it should. Included in the kit is a plastic lid with cut-outs for a filter, heater, and LED light cord, the Whisper filter (with a cartridge), a set of LED lights with a cord and power switch, two samples of fish food (one for tropical fish and one for goldfish), and a sample of AquaSafe water dechlorinator and conditioner. I can hardly hear the filter at all, the lights included are relatively bright, and my betta is absolutely LOVING all the room he has now, compared to the little bowl he had when we moved in. To top it all off, it was super easy to set up! I am really enjoying this tank. And so is Snowball :) Now we just need more decorations...

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ALittleFishy
Columbus, Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
You get what you pay for
1/11/2013

Customer review by cordaena

1.0 stars 1/11/2013 by cordaena
by cordaena

I've kept aquariums for 20 years. This is not worth the money I put into it at all. I bought this with the understanding that low light plants could grow under LED lighting. Imagine my shock when I set it up and it's so dim I can barely SEE my plants once the sun goes down. I kid you not. Those 3 little LED's they put in the hood are a joke. They're clustered together in the center in a piece that's about 2 inches wide so that directly beneath them is sort of lit, but the rest of the tank is barely lit at all. I'd have better luck growing plants under an incandescent before I'd get growth under this. The filter is made by Tetra, but it lacks the biological sponge. I thought it had been left out by mistake, but upon reading the directions realized this was intentional. It only comes with mechanical and chemical media. Which means every time your filter cartridge gets changed, your biological colony is pretty much killed except what lives in the substrate. Hello ammonia spikes every month! It doesn't even have the room to add one in there normally. I know because I had a spare (same brand, same size filter cartridge) and it won't fit properly. I took it out of the plastic housing and crammed it in up against the cartridge as a last resort because every tank needs biological media. I don't understand what they were thinking when they put this kit together. I'll be replacing the lighting pronto because even if I didn't use live plants and went with plastic, it's just plain dim and makes my setup ugly because of it.

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cordaena
Portland, OR
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Excellent product
6/4/2013

Customer review by Gamer213

5.0 stars 6/4/2013 by Gamer213
by Gamer213

The first thing you will notice about this is that the hood is completely flat and it's looking pretty good, there is no options for cutouts or anything so bear that in mind but there is a slot for a filter so it works out and a small feeding hole, the LEDs are pretty bright it's kinda a nightmare to clip the LEDs into place but once you do it's pretty bright, and you shouldn't ever have to replace it, however bear in mind it's only in the middle so if you use tall decorations it will block the light! They should have a led strand on either side to counter this, the filter is excellent it goes inside the tank and if adjusted correctly totally silent and has a adjustable flow for those bettas or smaller fish, also can be lowered by taking the clip off and putting a suction cup on the back I totally recommend this as it is cheap and has cheap cartridges and keeps the water clear and is way cheaper then the competition , although I'm only using the filter for 3 gallons I might recommend the larger version, oh and the coord kinda doesn't stay in the slot so you might wanna tape it or glue it and that should stay unless I put it in wrong

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Gamer213
Cambridge, MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Love The LED Aquarium Starter Kit!
2/19/2013

Customer review by timetoshop2012

5.0 stars 2/19/2013 by timetoshop2012
by timetoshop2012

I Absolutely Love This Starter Kit! I Am Using It As A Quarantine Tank Right Now For My New Baby Oscar. Highly Recommend This Kit: Filter Works Great & Has Kept My Water Crystal Clear. LED Lighting Is Very Bright & Energy Efficient. Love The Low Profile Hood! (Looks So Modern & Sleek) Excellent Value!

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timetoshop2012
Wilmington, NC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Gender:Female
Exceeds All Expectations
7/23/2013

Customer review by PaulnHuntsville

5.0 stars 7/23/2013 by PaulnHuntsville
by PaulnHuntsville

It's been some time since I have kept fish, so I wanted to start small. I had just purchased a similar 4 gallon tank at Petsmart with the LED lighting, but it costs much more and was a waste of time and money. I ordered this online and it came quickly. The pros of this product are many. Simple set up. I didn't need directions to have this up and running in 30 minutes. As of this writing I am letting the tank cycle, but it's absolutely a perfect home for my betta. I like the lighted hood and I think it will provide enough light for my live plants that in nature can thrive in low light conditions. The filter is wonderful, with two settings. I keep my filter set to low and it's so quiet honestly I can't hear it. You will have to furnish your own heater. For 27 dollars and a few odd cents I have Avery nice home for my fish. Thank you, Walmart!

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PaulnHuntsville
Huntsville Alabama
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Are the LED's on this bright enough for live plants? If not I'll just get the regular version... Hope someone can answer this soon. Thanks. 11/01/12
by Katz 11/1/2012
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  • A. Most definitely NOT. They're not bright enough to even illuminate the tank properly much less work for low light plants.
    by cordaena1/11/2013
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  • A. I also asked this question when I bought the tank. From what I was told, low light, hardy plants like java fern, java moss, and marimo moss balls should do fine in this tank. I have two marimo balls and a bunch of cuttings from my pothos house plant in my tank and they seem to be doing well. I have not tried any other plants yet, but as long as they can tolerate low light they should do fine.
    by carbonxxkidd1/1/2013
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  • A. No, the LED on this tank is quite small, but I have read that it is easy to attach a light to the lid for live plants. The LED light that comes with this does NOT come attached to the hood, so it can be pretty flexible.
    by AyalaCookiejar12/7/2012
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  • A. The LEDs on this kit are not designed for live plants. This light is the equivalent of a standard fluorescent tube, about 5000 Kelvin; plants require 6500 Kelvin.
    by TetraCustomerRelations1/11/2013
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  • A. I would switch the lights out with ones that fit for reef situations at Petco. That's what I do. The given lighting is not bright.
    by Fishlover100412/31/2012
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