Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Silicon Valley, Ca
I have to disagree with you all. My daughter has a Fluval View tank in her room for her betta, named T-bone. The tank is actually very high-quality acrylic, not "cheap plastic", is expertly designed aquarium system with the pump and replaceable filters hidden away from view in a slick pull-out assembly. There is room inside this assembly for a heater as well - we're using a Hydor 25w heater which has been superb. The LED lights are also very high quality and expertly designed into the tank, with 10 white LEDs and 1 blue, which can be switched on independently. It looks great, the tank stays clean and the lighting is superb. T-bone loves his home... oh... and it is very quiet. I did have to add some foam material to the pump outlets to slow down the flow for T-bone, but that was easily accomplished. Factor in that I paid $34 for it at PetSmart during a sale, and it is a total winner. My only real complaint has to do with the plant stickers. Yes, they are a bit cheesy and I do wish they weren't there, but I can easily overlook that for the quality of this aquarium. My daughter loves it and her betta is thriving. Just had to put in my two-cents. Cheers!