I bought two of these for my Bettas. The tank size is great as Bettas do best in 5 gallons or more. Unfortunately, the LED hood leave a lot to be desired if you prefer black/dark gravel since it is impossible to see Si and Willie's gorgeous colors. Both look as if they're swimming in shadows. The light is extremely weak if you want to grow anything but plants needing almost no light. Also, the hood is not hinged (which I knew) so you have to lift the whole thing to feed or you can move the filter so you can use the feeding hole (see paragraph below). The filter on one went out after two weeks so I had to replace it Plus, the flow, even with the baffle, is a bit too strong for the Bettas but with a 5 gallon tank they can avoid it. However, if you leave the filter where it's intended, using the feeding hole is impossible since it is right in front of the strongest "current" and so it whirls the floating food in all sorts of directions. Added to that, because of the dimensions/shape of this aquarium, it is impossible to replace the hood. All in all, I wouldn't buy it again for Bettas had I realized any of the above. However, there are plus sides if you prefer light gravel and silk plants, community fish and never have the need to replace the hood. The filters kept them sparkling (until the one quit); partial water changes are a breeze since the hood opens all the way. It is a great first step toward larger aquariums and the "moonlight" setting makes a beautiful nightlight. Plus, that setting lets you enjoy any nocturnal or shy species as a completly dark tank cannot.
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