I just bought this and set it up for my Betta fish. I plan to add a Mystery Snail and African Dwarf Frog now that I have a little extra room. The filter has a flow control on it and the lowest setting produces very little current, so it seems to be appropriate for a Betta fish, since they like still water. I don't see the issue that the other reviewer commented on about the opening at the bottom of the filter; mine doesn't have this problem and seems safe for my fish. Perhaps the manufacturer addressed this. I also didn't have the problem one reviewer commented on about too many LED lights for the hood. Perhaps they got one that was packaged wrong. For $30 I can't complain, but be aware that you will need to buy a separate submersible heater if your using this for tropical fish. I bought the Tetra 2-15 at my Walmart for $14 (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Heater-1-ct/10291808?findingMethod=rr). I had trouble finding another glass, 5-gallon, with an LED and a decent quality filter in this price range, so I would definitely recommend this. My only criticism is that the motor that slips onto the bottom of the filter slips off easily, but if you clip the cord into the designated cord clip at the top of the filter housing and make sure there is some tension, that should prevent the motor from falling off. I'll edit this review if the motor falls off while running; but I only expect it to be something I need to deal with when I remove the filter. Also, and this is being nit picky, my only other complaint would be that the hood doesn't have clips; it just rests on top of the tank, but that's not a big deal. It just means you can't flip the hood up; you'll need to take it off (i.e., when cleaning the tank). The upside to this design is that the hood is very low profile. Overall this seems like a good buy for the money. I give it 4 stars.
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