I have had this 5 gallon aquarium for about a month. Its made as one piece out of clear acrylic. It has a bow front and its squared off on the back. I put black grave with colored specks (called neon starry night) in the bottom which shows off the plants and fish very well. Got it at Walmart as well. The aquarium comes with the filter which seems to be adequate for the aquariums size. It has done a great job keeping my clean. I have 5 pretty large gold fish in it which I had previously in a different tank that I broke while cleaning. I'm glad this one is acrylic. I feed them about as much as they can clean up in about 1 minutes (small pinch) twice daily. The aquarium is still very clean after a month and the fish have grown considerably. The filter uses a small filter cartridge that can be bought at Walmart or any pet store. The old cartridge slides up out of the filter housing and the new one slide down in its place. Very easy to change. No mess or trouble at all. The filter hangs in the back center of the aquarium exactly where it needs to be to clean the entire tank. The aquarium hood has 6 bright LED's which provide adequate light for the aquarium. It can be lit with white, red, green, blue, orange, yellow, or purple light. It can be made any one color or you can set it to change colors. It can be set to snap from one color to the next or it can fade into the next color and the next and the next. It also has a timer function that is not mentions online in the listing. It can be set to stay on 1, 2, 4 or 6 hours before turning off the light. Once set, it will turn off after being on for the appropriate amount of time every time you turn it on. It will also turn on exactly where it was when it turned off. So if you had it lit with white light only, when you turn it on next time, it comes on with white light only. That is a very nice feature. It keeps me from having to remember to turn it off and it also helps keep algae growth down from being left on all the time. The feeding hole in the hood is adequate for feeding the fish. I would prefer it be a little larger with a little door that flips up but its just a small hole where you drop the food in and it falls atop the water. Its about the size of the end of your little finger, The Hood is also made in one piece making it easy to lift and?or remove. There is a place in the back of the hood for a heater if you need it. You can just run the wire thru the opening and to your power receptacle. You could also use this place for oxygen tubing if necessary.
As I said, I have had the aquarium set up and running for about a month. So far so good. I looked at lots of different models but they do such a poor job when describing these small aquariums. Especially the lighting. Some of the models I looked into would have probably have the ability to have just one color light on but the listing made it sound as though the only worked as in changing colors. Buts as it happens, this 5 gallon aquarium is exactly what I wanted. Its perfect for my needs and its a great price with everything included. My fish are very happy in their new home and that makes me happy! This little aquarium is so much more than they make him out to be in the listing. Don't pass it by thinking that it ain't all that. Its perfect! Hope this helps.
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