Here's a crosspost of a post on reddit I made about it:
"I received the same or a similar 3g tank for Christmas and I don't know how to feel about it. I can't tell if it's mostly useless or totally useless. The makers seemed to put effort into it but I think aquaponics might be too difficult to package up into a little kit, especially if they claim the tank is self cleaning. I could tell that if I wanted to try and work with the tank to get it planted in the bottom or add supplies like a filter and light, it would be very difficult. At least it's a reasonable size for the fish, not one of those ridiculous betta cubes.."
I remember reading a positive comment (on reddit) about it from a user who rigged up an extra light and a heater and says that while it does need cleaning it's doing pretty well. I wanted to include it for balance but I don't see it anymore. I just see a lot of negativity about the setup. Honestly it seems like while it's cute, your best bet is buying and setting one up on your own. Especially if you have planted tank experience.
As for me, I did ask the person who got it for me to return it, she was very understanding thankfully, and I bought a nice strain of shrimp with the money. I'm a lot happier.
Last edited by lurkerbunny; 01-16-2015 at 09:59 PM.