Enjoy undisrupted, panoramic view of underwater life from the curved front of GloFish 29045 Aquarium made from clear plastic. I’ve always desired to get a large 75 gallon fish tank for my precious sea buddies, but the limited space in my condominium never allowed for it. The 5 gallon GloFish tank is an all-in-one kit. The easily detachable LED lights produce pleasant daylight and nightlife effect. I decided to go with this particular model because it provides sufficient room for small Glo fishes or a betta to saunter comfortably, without jamming up the walking space for the passerby.
The clear plastic canopy design with a black base features a motor-driven Tetra Whisper internal filter. With the powerful micro filter, you’ll additionally get a medium Whisper Bio-Bag cartridge for enhanced water hygiene and a user’s manual as well. The Whisper internal filter is passable. I’ve always been a bit picky about the filters so I opted out for a different filter which was really easy to add to the unit.
There are two different slots, one for the Bio-Carb and another for the Bio-Clear Cartridge. Bio-Carb treats the tropical fishes whereas the latter targets the Glo fishes. The special Bio-Bag cartridge helps to shell out plastic residue from the water. It also heightens the level of oxygen in the water. Since all the Glo fishes are tropical water species, buying 16 packs of cartridges would be more than enough. Replace the cartridges once in a week to keep the number good bacteria intact.
The primary material used in building the body of the tank is acrylic. On top of the appealing semi-circular constitution, there’s a feeding hole to provide convenient access to the interior. Total 16, 0.96 watts blue LED bulbs are fitted to the tank. The fluorescent, light emitting diodes set against the plastic canopy panels highlight the vivacious Glo-fishes and décors on the substrata, creating a breathtakingly beautiful background for the tank.
Whether you need a heater or not solely depend on the fish you’re housing in the tank. Getting a heater incorporated during the cold season ensures your pals are safe and comfortable. To regulate the level of chlorine in the water, purchase a water dechlorinator that does the job perfectly.
Assembling the Parts
Begin with filling the tank with dechlorinated water. Take one bag of gravel along the plants of choice and wash them thoroughly before adding to the aquarium. Set-up the water filter and heater on the back side. Turn the filter on and let it run for a day to cycle the water. To measure the pH level and temperature, test the water with an API test strip. If the pH is too high, you can easily reduce it to normal with the help of a pH stabilizer. Once everything falls into places, add the fishes.
The Bottom Line
GloFish 29045 Aquarium kit with Blue LED Light is a wonderful tank, ideal for decorating kids’ rooms, offices and condominiums. The 5 gallon tank nicely accommodates vibrant Glo fishes or a single male betta. Surprise your child by gifting this tiny piece of art on his birthday and let him explore the mystically enchanting world of fishes. Set aside the convenient integration of the parts, the kit also allows an effortless maintenance of the aquarium.