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Complete Aquarium Set - £49.99 *Instore* @ Aldi

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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
Starts Thursday 16th December.

Everything you need for a fun and fascinating aquarium.

Glass 4mm thick
Holds 54 litres of water
Plastic hood with feeding slot and fluorescent light
360 litres/hour Power Filter
Thermometer with suction pads
150W heater
Background
100ml fish food
Ceramic ornament
Full instructions included
Measures 60 x 30 x 30cm (W x D x H)


**Fish not included.
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#1
Hot from me!!
Very good price... I paid that for just the tank and lid.
Marc
5 Likes #2
ok but very small, ok for neons or starter tank. forthose thinking of buying and you neverhad fish before, please do research into how to prep yr tank ready for the fish.
2 Likes #3
like most kits - filter wont cope and will need a larger one to do any real work

false ecomony with tank 'kits'
#4
mamboboy
Great deal, ideal for neons/tetras and the like. But 150w heater is a bit much IMO!

It will just shut off if the temp is reached. Think I read somewhere that a bigger heater is more effective.

Good find OP, heat added
2 Likes #5
I use a similar tank to this as a spawning tank. Or when things have gone a bit "wrong" in one of our main tanks, it makes for a good isolation tank.

The problem with tanks this size as starter tanks is that folk will either wildly over stock it, or realise within a couple of months that they should have bought a bigger tank.
There are plenty of tanks on eBay or even Freecycle where folk have given up.
1 Like #6
How much is the water?!

:p
#7
mamboboy
But 150w heater is a bit much IMO!


Not really, it doesn't have to run at max so often. My properly rated Hagen 25w packed up after a few months, since I put a 50w in there's been no issue.
#8
Heater will only shut off if working corectly if it fails with a 150w heater in a tank that size its gonna be boiled fish. The filter with these is also poor and the light units fail very quickly, also glass is only 4mm thick not good at all but you get what you pay for.
7 Likes #9
Remember, fish are for life, not just for Christmas !
5 Likes #10
I prefer my fish battered and deep fried :)
#11
If you are thinking of setting up a nano marine tank, it might be worth getting a TL450 instead. Similar size but comes with a skimmer and T5 lights which will make a decent start.
5 Likes #12
mamboboy
Great deal, ideal for neons/tetras and the like. But 150w heater is a bit much IMO!


100watt would be perfect in a 54Litre tank

50w is the right size, 100w is perfect as will not have to work as hard, 150w is a bit OTT imo for a tank this small!

Filter could be better but will do the job!

Tank will need cycling which will take up to 6 weeks before fish can be added, if you can get hold of some media from another tropical setup you can probably get away with 2 - 4 weeks cycling!
Good for a community tank or small speciality fish with just a pair or so in..

Anyone need advice on setting up this tank or anything fish just PM me, I'll do my best to help!

Edited By: crazylegs on Dec 13, 2010 16:50
banned#13
pix1
Heater will only shut off if working corectly if it fails with a 150w heater in a tank that size its gonna be boiled fish. The filter with these is also poor and the light units fail very quickly, also glass is only 4mm thick not good at all but you get what you pay for.

not much chance of the heater failing and not shutting off, it has never happened to me and i've had many different heaters, cheap and expensive

Edited By: Zer0Cool on Dec 13, 2010 16:48
5 Likes #14
jonhoggy
Remember, fish are for life, not just for Christmas !


No Elephants and Giant Tortoise are for life, fish tend to die pretty young! :)
#15
i got this exact same tank about a year ago for £45,

the ornament is nice, the net is too big for the size fish you can keep in it. the filter kept making noises and the worst thing is the light unit!!!

it had a 11w moulded unit (can't change the bulb) and blew when i first plugged it in. the second one i had blew after a few weeks and the third one has stuff melting off it.

if this is the same tank then i would highly recommend staying clear!

if your serious about keeping fish then invest in a better quality tank.
1 Like #16
GAVINLEWISHUKD
jonhoggy
Remember, fish are for life, not just for Christmas !


No Elephants and Giant Tortoise are for life, fish tend to die pretty young! :)


Gavin Goldfish can live for 40years and there are 150 year old carp out there living in pools in china!
So they are for life too..(_;)
#17
My folks have this tank. It's fairly decent.

If you are serious about keeping some fish save for a bit longer and get somthing like the Jewel Rio range. I picked up my tanks (Jewel Rio 125 & 300) on eBay for only £50 - £100 more than this.
#18
dam0wned
How much is the water?!:p

well you need to add a conditioner/chlorine remover so dont just go putting 'free water' in it lol!

if you really serious/lazy you can get water from a local fish store thats got all the nasties removed but a quick drop of dechlorinator will do the job!
#19
What do you do when you go on holiday? Are there any automatic feeders ?
#20
I've had gold fish for the last 3 years, I also have another tank that I keep tropical fish in too had them about 2 and a half years. Good little tank for a beginner or as a spare
banned#21
vikasbhasin
What do you do when you go on holiday? Are there any automatic feeders ?

plenty on ebay that drop food in at certain times of the day or you can buy food blocks that you drop in before you go which will last them a few days
2 Likes #22
Something fishey about this deal.......

Sorry had to be said...
#23
mamboboy
http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co.uk/catalog/orca-mt50-nano-aquarium-black-p-1536.html

^ That is the best tank for a 'budget' price IMO. Had mine for over a year now and all the original 'accessories' are going strong. Filter is housed separately, along with the heater so it's all out of the way :)

My setup: http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/513/90472779.jpg


Yes the Nano tanks are excellent buys and far better than this deal but price is higher so may not be available to some!
#24
If you're dead keen on fish and fancy a challenge look on ebay for a Juwel Trigon 190 (190 litre) corner tank .. theres always at least one locally. These usually go for £150 or under second hand. When new they can cost up to £650 kitted out. Because they're a medium size corner tank, people who buy them and then move house don't want the hassle of taking them with them. I bought one a month ago and everyone who's seen it loves it .....
http://www.rockbottomaquatics.co.uk/images/jtr190abcl.jpg

and thats of course before you go mad on fish !

Edited By: zoopakev on Dec 13, 2010 17:59
#25
crazylegs
GAVINLEWISHUKD
jonhoggy
Remember, fish are for life, not just for Christmas !


No Elephants and Giant Tortoise are for life, fish tend to die pretty young! :)


Gavin Goldfish can live for 40years and there are 150 year old carp out there living in pools in china!
So they are for life too..(_;)


I did say tend! :) Yes 150 year old carp has to be taken with a pinch of salt, third world countries also claim to have people of ages that are never proven. Oldest claim to an age of a fish 228 years, yes ok!
#26
zoopakev
If you're dead keen on fish and fancy a challenge look on ebay for a Juwel Trigon 190 (190 litre) corner tank .. theres always at least one locally. These usually go for £150 or under second hand. When new they can cost up to £650 kitted out. Because they're a medium size corner tank, people who buy them and then move house don't want the hassle of taking them with them. I bought one a month ago and everyone who's seen it loves it .....
http://www.rockbottomaquatics.co.uk/images/jtr190abcl.jpg


Very nice

I have heard the Biorb 30 tanks are good for a starter tank?
#27
pix1
Heater will only shut off if working corectly if it fails with a 150w heater in a tank that size its gonna be boiled fish. The filter with these is also poor and the light units fail very quickly, also glass is only 4mm thick not good at all but you get what you pay for.

If the heater fails, i hope its on a friday........bring on the chips
#28
Heat added !!!
Cant wait to get this and add 2 Nemo's and 3-4 Dory's.
My kids will be well excited !!!!
#29
What a load of carp !!
#30
There's a lung fish at eh Chicag Shedd Aquarium that's 68 years old and can ride a bicycle
#31
Tanks very much.
#32
i think i'm going to go for this- where's the best place to get pretty colourful fish from online? lol
1 Like #33
Heat added !!!
Cant wait to get this and add 2 Nemo's and 3-4 Dory's.
My kids will be well excited !!!!

STOP. Research before you think of these fish, you should probably start with tropical. Keeping marine fish needs a lot of attention and should not be attempted without speaking to your local fish shop
#34
They bring this same offer out every year around just before Christmas for this price.We have one and had to change the lid to one we have had before(not from Aldi) as the light packed up and it wasn't just the bulb as we tried changing that.

I also suspect there is a mis-spelling on their site and it's a 50w heater i've never heard of a 150w for this size tank...a 25w would do.
#35
Good Deal thanks
#36
Nice timing, I was just looking for a new nursery tank. Hot price.

I bought the tank Aldi had on offer last year, different tank but the same size. I think it was £45, it & the accessories were very good.
#37
Are you supposed to declare fish tanks on your home insurance ?
#38
GEEZA261
i got this exact same tank about a year ago for £45,

the ornament is nice, the net is too big for the size fish you can keep in it. the filter kept making noises and the worst thing is the light unit!!!

it had a 11w moulded unit (can't change the bulb) and blew when i first plugged it in. the second one i had blew after a few weeks and the third one has stuff melting off it.

if this is the same tank then i would highly recommend staying clear!

if your serious about keeping fish then invest in a better quality tank.

Agreed with all these points.
Also got one of these last time around; The light is terrible - quick to die, and a real nightmare to replace.

Seems like a good beginners kit, but as a previous owner I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
#39
crazylegs
mamboboy
Great deal, ideal for neons/tetras and the like. But 150w heater is a bit much IMO!

100watt would be perfect in a 54Litre tank

50w is the right size, 100w is perfect as will not have to work as hard, 150w is a bit OTT imo for a tank this small!

Filter could be better but will do the job!

Tank will need cycling which will take up to 6 weeks before fish can be added, if you can get hold of some media from another tropical setup you can probably get away with 2 - 4 weeks cycling!
Good for a community tank or small speciality fish with just a pair or so in..

Anyone need advice on setting up this tank or anything fish just PM me, I'll do my best to help!

This is a very common myth. You can add fish within 48 hours of setting up the tank. Letting it stand for 6 weeks will do nothing other than let your plants grow. The filter system will not establish itself until you enter livestock, or add a bacterial liquid which will mature your filter system. Letting it sit there empty for 6 weeks does nothing.

I would definitely recommend NOT to keep marine fish in this size aquarium and also that you should keep tropical fish for at least a couple of years before attempting to keep a marine tank. They are very demanding with regular water check ups and can die easily if you neglect them for even a week.

I would also recommend to steer clear of the BioOrbs and tall cylinder type aquariums. The BioOrbs are just a glorified goldfish bowl and you cannot put a heater into them as the cannot stick on the round sides. Tall cylindrical tanks look nice but are impossible to clean because you cannot get cleaining equipment into the gravel because they are too deep. They are also a nightmare if you have algae problems.

How do I know? Aquatics is my business and has been for the past 30+ years :)

Edited By: Cosmic_Dave on Dec 13, 2010 21:31: added info
2 Likes #40
BEWARE - we brought this for our daughter last year as a Xmas pressie and took it back after 5 months. The kit does not come with a condensing tray (standard in any good tank) so the bulb/light for the tank (although a sealed unit) keeps shorting once the condensed water hits it. A bulb would only last on average 4 weeks. We went to our three local aquarium shops for a replacement light and they said they'd had a flood of similar problems with the Aldi tank & light combo. As the light is inbuilt into the lid and really obscure make, you can't just buy a replacement off the shelf - you have to go through Aldi for a replacement - mine took up to 5 weeks to arrive. Don't waste your money, pay a little more for a more well known make.

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