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Complete Aquarium Set £ 38.00 @ Aldi

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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
A Christmas gift with a difference. This comprehensive set contains all you need to start the fascinating hobby of keeping tropical fish. Once filled, it will provide years of dazzling natural beauty a colourful, living centrepiece for any room. (Fish not included.) Includes:

* 54 litre capacity glass tank
* 4mm thick glass
* Light and feeding slot in lid
* 50 watt water heater
* Thermometer
* 100ml tropical fish food
* Fish net
* Water filter
* Water filter replacement cartridges available from most pet shops


PLEASE SEE POST 17 IF YOUR A 1st TIME TROPICAL FISHKEEPER
- ChrisUK
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#1
Thanks-H & R Added :thumbsup:
#2
you re welcome Bri8463
#3
I got this last year, same set.

tank is going strong... very good value for money!

heat added.
#4
Not a bad deal considering it includes the heater and all.

But remember, fish are for life... not just for Christmas.
#5
i thought they were for dinner on fridays?

heat added - thought not in a fryer!
#6
Come new years day they will be Pond life in the hands of the unskilled........:?
#7
Hot deal!
Heat added!
#8
Wow! Amazing price for a tropical tank
#9
you also get a double sided picture to put on the back of the tank, looks like plants etc.

The filters are hard to find but it can be easily cleaned
#10
Please remember that if you are going to give one of these as a gift, you might want to get it all setup about a week in advance. Unfortunately you cant just go dropping tropical fish in to a tank on the first day of setup!

Bargain price though!
#11
Tactile
I got this last year, same set.

tank is going strong... very good value for money!

heat added.


+1, excellent VFM
#12
Looks like it's only 2' x 1' x 1', but for that price it's a real bargain.

Just don't keep many fish in it!
#13
mamboboy
Great price, shame there's no light included...


Aldi website
Light and feeding slot in lid
2 Likes #14
Here we go again.

Please research the "Fishless Cycling" method & the Nitrogen Cycle before even considering this.

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/showthread.php?t=60022 - Fishless Cycle

http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Cycle.htm - Nitrogen Cycle

You will need to perform this before adding any fish to the water, and it normally takes around 3-4 weeks, so don't buy if you want fish in it by Christmas (unless you can aquire a source of used media).

Performing the cycle with fish will kill most of them, and cause serious harm & stress to any fish that do survive, dramatically reducing thier life span & immune system.

I reccommend this site for anyone seriously considering buying this

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/
#15
hot deal
#16
ChrisUK
Here we go again.

Please research the "Fishless Cycling" method & the Nitrogen Cycle before even considering this.

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/showthread.php?t=60022 - Fishless Cycle

http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Cycle.htm - Nitrogen Cycle

You will need to perform this before adding any fish to the water, and it normally takes around 3-4 weeks, so don't buy if you want fish in it by Christmas (unless you can aquire a source of used media).

Performing the cycle with fish will kill most of them, and cause serious harm & stress to any fish that do survive, dramatically reducing thier life span & immune system.

I reccommend this site for anyone seriously considering buying this

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/


Good call mate.....my Dad kept these type of fish for years and lost some over that time, and he knew what he was doing.....very sensitive fish. :thumbsup:
#17
Bargain, but remember it isn't huge, and you need to get it running for a week minimum before fish (two or three weeks are better). Just add 2-4 fish initially and wait a few weeks longer. Also, if you are new make sure you buy a good book and read it - if you don't it will be dead fish and sad kids.
#18
My son would love a clown fish and a puffer fish. Would this be OK to keep them in. He won't mind if they die after a couple of weeks.
#19
asm80;3719758
Bargain, but remember it isn't huge, and you need to get it running for a week minimum before fish (two or three weeks are better). Just add 2-4 fish initially and wait a few weeks longer. Also, if you are new make sure you buy a good book and read it - if you don't it will be dead fish and sad kids.


See, thats the response we dont need.

That describes cycling with fish, which subject the fish to Ammonia & Nitrite poisoning. Read the links regarding fishless cycling, it doesnt harm any fish, and once complete, your tank can be fully stocked right away.
#20
termite;3719811
My son would love a clown fish and a puffer fish. Would this be OK to keep them in. He won't mind if they die after a couple of weeks.


A clown fish is marine, that tank is tropical.

Can be converted, but it's expnsive & a lot harder to keep marine fish.


Just re-read that - why keep fish if you dont care if they die ????
#21
have been looking and researching for a fish tank for a long time now. thanks! will think about getting this.
2 Likes #22
54L isn't the biggest tank, so you will be very limited to your stocking.

Also, the smaller the tank is, anything that goes wrong with the water has a massive impact, where as a larger tank will dilute it.

IYour best off going 2nd hand with any fish items. I recently sold a 80L tank, silver stand, cycled filter, heater, gravel, lights & fish for £40 on eBay
1 Like #23
Cheers Chris, I was going to post about the fishless cycling, though looks like you've pretty much covered everything, rep added :thumbsup:
I bet there will be no guidance or instructions on this with the tank. There never is, and I don't see why. It's not much effort to include a leaflet/instructions on cycling. A lot of people must leave the hobby quickly having seen all their fish die through the tank cycle!
#24
is it suitable for for turtles?
#25
Please also note that if you want to put goldfish in there...

YOU CAN'T!!!

Fancy goldfish need at least 40 litres of water minimum, and prefer to be kept with other fancy goldfish so if you want two you will need minimum 80 litres, far more than this tank offers. Single finned goldfish eg. comets, shubunkins need 80 litres each. Don't let your local pet store tell you anything different, if you don't adhere to these rules you will rear unhappy fish with stunted growth. The whole 'goldfish grow to their surroundings' thing is rubbish too. Their bodies won't grow fully, this is true but their internal organs carry on growing so the fish ends up stunted and very susceptible to disease and a multitude of other problems.

Fish suitable for this tank (tropical) would be the likes of neons, danios, platys, but please do your research and choose carefully as many fish are incompatible with certain species. Again, do your own research and don't just do what the pet store tells you will be fine, for example many people say bettas are ok with gouramis and guppies - this is an absolute no no.

I've been keeping fish for a long time so can offer additional advice if needed, just don't fall into the trap so many people do of rushing in without proper knowledge, or you will end up with unhappy, diseased or dead fish on your hands, simple as that really.
#26
ChrisUK
Here we go again.

Please research the "Fishless Cycling" method & the Nitrogen Cycle before even considering this.

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/showthread.php?t=60022 - Fishless Cycle

http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Cycle.htm - Nitrogen Cycle

You will need to perform this before adding any fish to the water, and it normally takes around 3-4 weeks, so don't buy if you want fish in it by Christmas (unless you can aquire a source of used media).

Performing the cycle with fish will kill most of them, and cause serious harm & stress to any fish that do survive, dramatically reducing thier life span & immune system.

I reccommend this site for anyone seriously considering buying this

http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/


Well done Chris, I was about to post damn near the same post. Rep given
#27
monkeydo
Not a bad deal considering it includes the heater and all.

But remember, fish are for life... not just for Christmas.


LOL! :-D
#28
hazeyhaze
Please also note that if you want to put goldfish in there...

YOU CAN'T!!!

Fancy goldfish need at least 40 litres of water minimum, and prefer to be kept with other fancy goldfish so if you want two you will need minimum 80 litres, far more than this tank offers. Single finned goldfish eg. comets, shubunkins need 80 litres each. Don't let your local pet store tell you anything different, if you don't adhere to these rules you will rear unhappy fish with stunted growth. The whole 'goldfish grow to their surroundings' thing is rubbish too. Their bodies won't grow fully, this is true but their internal organs carry on growing so the fish ends up stunted and very susceptible to disease and a multitude of other problems.

Fish suitable for this tank (tropical) would be the likes of neons, danios, platys, but please do your research and choose carefully as many fish are incompatible with certain species. Again, do your own research and don't just do what the pet store tells you will be fine, for example many people say bettas are ok with gouramis and guppies - this is an absolute no no.

I've been keeping fish for a long time so can offer additional advice if needed, just don't fall into the trap so many people do of rushing in without proper knowledge, or you will end up with unhappy, diseased or dead fish on your hands, simple as that really.


RUBISH
How can you then keep goldfish in a FISHBOWL?
I had two gold fish in a small tank only holding about 15 litres when I was a kid, no filters or anything all you did was feed then everynow and then, and they lived for years
#29
If you think what I wrote is rubbish, I feel very sorry for any fish that have ever been in your care. There is a big difference between keeping fish alive and keeping them in suitable conditions.

I'd liken the existence of a goldfish in a small bowl to that of a battery hen.

It's opinions like yours that are exactly the problem with fishkeeping :/
#30
666FU
RUBISH
How can you then keep goldfish in a FISHBOWL?
I had two gold fish in a small tank only holding about 15 litres when I was a kid, no filters or anything all you did was feed then everynow and then, and they lived for years


Sure, anything can live in a cramped space... I'm sure you can live in your house your entire life but I'm sure you prefer to have a bigger space to live in :whistling:
#31
Just to add to what Chris has already posted, leaving your tank for a week prior to adding fish wont do anything other than letting the water heat up. A source of ammonia is needed to get the biological filter going.

its like a TFC reunion here :whistling::-D
#32
Chris is right you must fishless cycle but this can take up to 3 months ,you need to change the water on a regular basis once the fish are added and make sure you get something that will take ou the chlorine etc in tap water .When you add the fish start with something like danios they are very good as a first fish.
When you change the filter wash this out in the tank water you take out so you don't kill the good bacteria.

If anyone gets stuck message me i have kept tropical for years and probably had what ever problem you come accross :-D
#33
cool Xmas prezzie idea....
#34
If anyone is buying one & lives in the Liverpool area, pm me & I'll see what I can do regarding a media gunk squeezing to speed up your cycling process :)
#35
mamboboy
:x

No it needs to be a marine tank. They are very expensive to upkeep. I personally wouldn't recommend it though if "fish dying after a week" isn't a problem.

Maybe get sea monkeys or something


or maybe a fishy screensaver
#36
I think this would be an ideal fish tank for althougi have a 4ft and 2 ft tank am looking for another tank for my angel fishes as they started to breed but there eating there eggs as i have other fishes in the tank so this looks cool

heat added
thanks opp
#37
666FU - you're a clueless numpty!

Goldfish get to anywhere between 10-20 inches in size fully grown depending on the variety, and live for over 20 years.
They're very hardy, so sure you had them in a 15L bowl and they scraped an existence for a few years, but if you'd kept them properly in a big tank they would have reached the SIZE of that bowl and would have lived many times longer. :roll:
1 Like #38
Honestly, it's sad and pretty shocking to see some of the thoughts on display. Are you guys all for cruelty to animals? I don't care if some fish has lived a long time in terrible conditions swiming in it's own faeces , it is a shocking and abhorrant way to keep such fish and the attitude that it is somehow OK to do so is ridiculous. Yes your fish might be fine now in that Biorb (I don't recommend bowls of any kind or size personally) but how will you feel when you notice their bodies becoming warped and rotund in quite unnatural ways? A healthy fancy should reach over 20" in adulthood and you need to provide that fish with 6 times that length MINIMUM for swimming space, or you're looking at that lovely battery hen model again.

Honestly man... I'm done relaying this common sense to people anyhow, if people are in any doubt as to the living conditions required by goldfish, please see this guide from one of the most respectable sources on the subject http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/show_article.php?article_id=418

...if you can't provide a suitable environment, you shouldn't be keeping fish. Simple as.
#39
For anyone starting off API master test kits are available off ebay for about £17 all in but do check they are not old stock. This can be done by reading the lot number on the bottles.

Also @ ChrisUK to be realistic I suspect there are few people who care enough about a fishless cycle I think it is also important to stress the best possible way of achieving a FIC including the use of some mature media from a pet shop (which of course still isn't enough), daily water tests and changes. I believe the correct choice and number of first fish etc. can achieve a more manageable solution for people who wouldn't otherwise consider the proper approach - and there are clearly a few examples here and many more who will not post.

I know this method is far from ideal but I know the attitude pet shops have and how they say no need blah blah but I guess people don't appreciate it is more money for them in the long run - medicines, replacement fish etc etc...

Also very important for people to consider what fish types they are to mix I think purely small community fish at first also stay well away from plecs and other attractive but ultra messy, huge growing tank mates.

Also if prepared to pay £30 + for s/h people WILL get a far nicer setup off ebay and from decent fish forums S/H. I know I did :)
#40
I also suspect the filter in this tank to be next to useless so that is possibly more money to spend in the near future! Anyone know if it is air pump driven or impeller?

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