Thinking about getting this at Christmas what do you think ?
he All Pond Solutions Cabinet Aquarium Fish Tanks are designed to fit perfectly in any home, school, office or workplace environment.
Available in four beautiful colours: Black, White, Walnut Wood Effect or Metallic Silver.
Each unit is supplied with T5 Lighting and built-in Filtration.
The Fish Tank glass is manufactured using 8mm / 0.3" Standard Safety Glass and has curved front edges, providing an un-interrupted 180 degrees panoramic view of your wonderful fish, plants and other inhabitants.
The supplied Hood of each Aquarium Tank comes complete with built-in T5 Lighting and a Top Tray Filtration System, and is designed to sit flush on the Tank rim. Each removable hood is designed with a front flap for access to the water (feeding, maintenance etc) and a rear flap for access to the filter trays. Being removable, each hood is easily upgradeable with pipework access built-in. This enables you to purchase an additional External Filter if required (See External Filter Range in Store)
The Filtration System comes complete withTwo (2) Trays that can be individually filled with the Filter Media of your choice (Filter Media Supplied - see below)
The Filtration System is powered by ONE (1) Powerhead capable of pumping 700 litres of water per hour to a Spray Bar located above the Filter Trays.
The T5 Aquarium Lighting System supplied includes TWO (2) Bulbs (1x White 1x Red) suitable for use with a Tropical Fish setup. These bulbs are easily interchangeable to any combination of your choice. A perspex slide-out cover is built-in to each hood allowing easy and safe access to the Bulb compartment.
Each All Pond Solutions Cabinet Aquarium is supplied with a stylish Cabinet complete with Two (2) doors with handles. Each cabinet is designed to house large accessories (see dimensions below) and anything else you want to store out of view. Each Cabinet is delivered in flat-pack for easy assembly.
Each Cabinet Supplied with a starter filter media set and Thermometer (also available separately in store)
Lighting Unit: 2x 15w T5 Bulbs
Built in Two-tray Top Filtration System
Filtration Powerhead included
100w Heater included
Activated Carbon, Ceramic Rings and Bio Balls included
Three Filter Flosses included to fit each Tray
Dimensions: 600 x 350 x 700 mm / 23.6" x 13.8" x 27.6"
Cabinet Dimensions; 600 x 350 x 650 mm / 23.6" x 13.8" x 25.6"
Filtration Pump: 500 litres per hour Powerhead
Water Volume: 100 Litres
FREE 12 Month Warranty
few reasons I wouldn't recommend that one...
1. Taller tanks drastically limit what you can stock in them
2. With built in lighting and filtration, you won't be able to change anything, typically the filters on those aren't the best
I think you can easily get a better set up for the same or less money if you just build your own set up.
Buy a 29 gallon or bigger (what ever you are comfortable with), many places will have $1/gal up to 55 gallon for tank alone. Or you typically can find tank, stand, lids, and lights for around $3-4/gallon new.
Heater - Jager Heaters are around $20 and are very reliable
Thermometer - $3 for glass one (not a sticker)
Filter - I would recommend two AC70's or a canister. I always like having two filters in case 1 breaks down or needs media replaced, that way you always have another to support the tank.
^^ +1 to Hardy's suggestion