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Old 02-17-2010, 02:32 PM   #1 
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Tetra tanks

Has anyone ever bought one of those 5-10g tetra starter sets? I see them at walmart, target, amazon for around 27 for the 5.5g and 40 for the 10g. those are some really good prices. but then i think of the quality. i paid 45 dollars for my mini bow 5 but got a real good quality tank.

if anyone owns a tetra tank please let me know your experiences with it.

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:53 PM   #2 
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They're just simple glass tanks so the price is great. The filtration is so so but good enough that I would get one (If I had room).
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Are the filtration systems on them upgradable? I'd like to try to upgrade it with a Marineland filter.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:26 PM   #4 
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I love 'em. The 5.5gs come with a Whisper 10 which is pretty solid for a 5g tank.

Also, you can unscrew the lightbulb it comes with and screw in a compact fluorescent bulb if you want to grow plants.
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Yeah.. the filtration isn't built in so its easily upgraded but I agree with kelly.. a whisper 10 is a good filter (I use it in my 10 so it would be great in a 5). I thought the bulb was fluorescent though? So unless you wanted med to high light plants you wouldn't have to replace the bulb necessarily.
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Wow, i guess this tank is better than i thought it was. I was planning on getting a 2.5 mini bow, but i guess i might go with a bigger tank for roughly the same price.
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Sounds good. I was going going to get the 5 gallon instead of my 2.5 but I just didn't have the space for it... luckily I got my minibow on sale so it wasn't too much of a loss.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #8 
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Ive been all over the place for a mini bow on sale forever. But ive been unlucky. Even online. One good thing that i came across is a 20g for free. Still dont know how im gonna set it up. Gonna be expensive.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #9 
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We don't have the tetra tanks here but we have Aquaculture I think they're called, I think it's just walmart's brand. I have both a 5 gal and 10 gal of these. I think the 5 was $28 and the 10 $39 ish. I love them both perfect tanks! Never had a problem in 4+ years :)
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