I just moved my old five gallon into my kid's shared room for my son's birthday. He also got to reshape it, choose new decorations and tiger guppies. (Momma got a new Mr Aqua...) The blue moonlights act like a night light. I'm so glad that I did! He's been begging for a tank in his room for the last couple of years and is so happy. The tank is lower than it used to be so he can see it better. My daughter now insists on sleeping in her own bed so she can watch the blue lights too at night! She's two and this is such a huge step. If I had known I would have done it sooner!!!!! They know they are not allowed to help clean it yet, and I pre-measure the food for them. They have to take turns. A five or ten gallon with a filter will always be easier to maintain. I have it on a Flexa shelf that is really deep, my daughter can't reach it. The thing about built in filters is that the reviews say they are pretty loud. I can still hear the aqua clear, but my kids swear that it doesn't bother them.