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Posts: 844
Registered: February 2009
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

 

Top Fin 10 Gallon Tropical Starter Kit
Reviews Views Date of last review
3 7827 Mon May 3, 2010
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $55.00 7.0

 

Description:
This includes:

- 10 gallon Top Fin aquarium
- plastic hood with front hinge and glass light window
- light fixture for hood
- 2 X 25 W bulbs for light fixture
- Top Fin Power Filter 10 with activated carbon filter cartridge
- generic 50 W heater
- stick-on thermometer
- generic biological filter starter packet
- generic water conditioner starter packet
- Top Fin tropical flake food sample packet
- TetraMin tropical flake food sample packet
- Tetra AquaSafe water conditioner sample packet
Keywords: 10 gallon tropical starter kit glass aquarium

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Fraoch

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Registered: February 2009
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 844
Review Date: Fri March 27, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $55.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Inexpensive way to start, all products working well after months of use
Cons: Quality could be higher on a few components

 
I don't really have too much to complain about with this starter kit!

The aquarium's silicone is a little messy in spots and the edges of the glass aren't perfectly smooth, but it doesn't leak and hasn't broken.

Everything else is still working just fine. No complaints really.

I suppose the generic biological starter pack was useless, I still had a long, hard cycle. And I'm leaving the TetraMin flakes unopened after reading some bad reviews.

It's an inexpensive way to get into the hobby, I'd recommend it. Get higher quality, more expensive components when these fail, but to start out it's all you need.
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Wild Turkey

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Registered: March 2008
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 11464
Review Date: Tue December 22, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Good for beginners
Cons: Some components arent needed

 
Ive seen this kit change little over the years, its a decent starting kit but is lacking in some areas and all said and done some may be better off buying the parts separate.

The tank is excellent. Never had any problems with small top fin tanks.

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SkipW

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Registered: May 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 581
Review Date: Mon May 3, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Has almost everything you need to get started
Cons: Not crazy about the filter media

 
We bought this tank when my son won a fish at the local fair. Not knowing anything about cycling the tank or beneficial bacteria, we ended up replacing the fish 3 times. Then we added 2 more. They had babies!!!! AHHHGGGG!
Great tank for the beginner, but read up on cycling. When you change the filter media, your throwing out all the goodness that's built up in it. Would recommend upgrading the filter to an AquaClear or something with better biological media.
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