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Complete Aquarium Set - ALDI - £44.99

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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
Thursday Special Buys 17th December 2009

Comprehensive set with all you need to start the fascinating hobby of keeping tropical fish. (Fish NOT included.) **SHAME!!**

54 litre capacity tank
4mm thick glass
Stylish hood and base (with fluorescent light and feeding slot)
300 litres/hour power filter
Thermometer
50W heater
Backdrop
Fish food, ceramic ornament and fish net included
Size: 60 x 30 x 30cm

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http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2827_12370.htm?WT.mc_id=2009-12-14-17-45
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#1
Hot deal
#3


Thanks, I cant edit the post to add a direct link
3 Likes #4
Hot deal- VERY good price.

Only concern is 4mm is just thick enough for a 50litre tank- make sure it's kept out of the way of toddlers and their flying toys, as may not stand up to much abuse, last thing you want is 50 litres of fishy water and dead fish all over your lovely floor...

It's also important to ensure you are aware of the potential full size of your fish before you buy them.

Finally - don't forget to cycle the tank before adding any expensive fish:
http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php

Even better, get it cycled with a biological cycle aid:
http://www.petsparade.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-treatments/?p=1720

Any decent pet shop will do a free water test on request.
#5
Nice if you can find a store with stock, (unfortunately my not-so-local-store seems to never get any of the good stuff!)
1 Like #6
don't know why but i cant look at fish in a tank, makes me sad, i know they're just stupid fish and they don't know better, but poor fishies
#7
sashicee
don't know why but i cant look at fish in a tank, makes me sad, i know they're just stupid fish and they don't know better, but poor fishies



lol ..spanner
#8
can anyone in the northeast confirm where there are any in stock.. i could really do with these for my leopard gecko's!
#9
http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_09_week_51/Product_detail_Wk51T.jpg
#10
your better off with a Bio Orb, as they require a lot less cleaning etc.
You can get a decent one for about £60
#11
if there any provisions you have to take when cleaning the tank, because they are tropical, or will they be fine in a bowl until you clean?
#12
addyliver
if there any provisions you have to take when cleaning the tank, because they are tropical, or will they be fine in a bowl until you clean?


in a bowl pmsl r u joking???
2 Likes #13
Tufty
your better off with a Bio Orb, as they require a lot less cleaning etc.
You can get a decent one for about £60


Bio-Orbs are almost universally hated among aquarium keepers
#14
kerry10281
in a bowl pmsl r u joking???


lol and me
#15
Aww, really tempted by this but aren't tropical fish hard to keep? (look after and keep alive I mean) Any fish experts there care to comment on a novice buying this set up and adding a few fishes, what is really involved? Is this a dumb question? I had goldfishes once and they weren't very successful so I don't want to be cruel if it is difficult. Thanks in advance
#16
Tufty
your better off with a Bio Orb, as they require a lot less cleaning etc.
You can get a decent one for about £60


How do they require a lot less cleaning? You can't put any decent clean-up crew in a biorb due to the razor sharp gravel, you can't use many cleaning products on the perspex and the filter / bubblr tube is probably the worst design in dfish keeping. I like biorbs visually (and have had three previously), but they are way overpriced and very under powered for what they are.

Hot deal, i sense another tank (and home arguemenet) if i can find one in store!
#17
Nellster
can anyone in the northeast confirm where there are any in stock.. i could really do with these for my leopard gecko's!


Fishgate :-D
#18
kerry10281
in a bowl pmsl r u joking???


yeh, an ordinary fishbowl? thanks for your awesome advice
#19
Not a very good idea for new starters unfortunately. You are better off getting a bigger tank to start off (makes it easier to control water parameters).

I have a marine tank and would recommend it to anyone, but get a larger tank and read up well on keeping fish before getting them to reduce problems.
1 Like #20
addyliver
yeh, an ordinary fishbowl? thanks for your awesome advice


not an easy job ask advice in the proper place they are very helpful. But tropical fish take some looking after . Hope this helps
http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Guide.htm
#21
sy278
Bio-Orbs are almost universally hated among aquarium keepers


Care to elaborate further for non-informed/unaware? I've seen those around plenty, they do look pretty, no clue to function though.
#22
I had a go at keeping tropical fish once... the fish had a high mortality rate.
Got fed up of restocking the tank and sold the whole set up in the end.
#23
you need THIS to make the tank beautiful and complete




:P
#24
I'm with the majority on the Bio-orb's... I had one for awhile, and punted it on to the next muggins ;-)... Everythings has to be a "Bio-Orb" product and as stated above well overpriced.
Gimme a proper glass tank over a Bio-orb any day of the week :-)
#25
Remember: A fish is for LIFE not just XMAS :roll:

ADC
#26
fish keeping is easy, I have a marine tank and as long as your willing to give the time to clean it, feed them. it will be fine.

Also an important note, is to do the research before buying.
#27
carlos924
not an easy job ask advice in the proper place they are very helpful. But tropical fish take some looking after . Hope this helps
http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Guide.htm


Oh no, just read through this, far too complicated, I'd make a mistake and kill them I'm afraid, so no fisk tank for me :-(
#28
I had one of these 2 years ago, The Filter gave up after about 6months use it went very slow and did not work properly even after it was striped and cleaned out.
The heater then failed and had to be replaced. 18months down the line the tank started to leak thought it was condensation from the lid but it was a broken seal on the tank. On investigation one of the seals had totally failed from top to half way down at the back of the tank.
I know they have a 3 year warranty but i'm still looking for my receipt :(
I would recommend spending a little more and getting a branded tank.
#29
adchesney
Remember: A fish is for LIFE not just XMAS :roll:

ADC



Fish are nicer coated in batter and served with chips! :thumbsup:
#30
adchesney
Remember: A fish is for LIFE not just XMAS :roll:

ADC


I'll stick with Turkey for xmas thanks.:thumbsup:
#31
Good price, but extremely mis leading picture, I wouldn't dare put angel fish in a tank of that size.
1 Like #32
Shark Girl
Aww, really tempted by this but aren't tropical fish hard to keep? (look after and keep alive I mean) Any fish experts there care to comment on a novice buying this set up and adding a few fishes, what is really involved? Is this a dumb question? I had goldfishes once and they weren't very successful so I don't want to be cruel if it is difficult. Thanks in advance


kind of, goldfish are the easiest, you don't need a heater with them as well, but need to do a partial water change once a week.

goldfish and koi, then tropical fish and the most difficult marine fish


I'm keeping tropical fish at the moment and quickly learnt that small fish don't last long, fish like in the aldi photo is what i would stick to.

and what i want::thumbsup:
http://www.aquascapingworld.com/forum/announcements/1183-aquascape-month-september-2008-pinheiro-manso.html
#33
addyliver
if there any provisions you have to take when cleaning the tank, because they are tropical, or will they be fine in a bowl until you clean?


You seriously need to read up on the subject before buying any fish.
Otherwise I'll guarantee you'll be picking the floaters off the top of the water :whistling:
#34
For a tank of that size id get a shoal of white cloud mountain minnows
1 Like #35
I'm not going into this again, I post up a guide everytime a fish tank deal is posted.

Please read up on cycling the filter before buying any fish, this process can take upto 4 weeks before fish can even be added into your tank.

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

Also research your fish, find compatible species & how big they grow to !
#36
Few pics of mine in this thread if anyone is interested :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/497648/my-new-completed-fishtank?page=3
#37
also the orb bio orb are actually cruel to fish something to do with no edges and thus is confusing for them...thus a normal one is better!
1 Like #38
ChrisUK
I'm not going into this again, I post up a guide everytime a fish tank deal is posted.

Please read up on cycling the filter before buying any fish, this process can take upto 4 weeks before fish can even be added into your tank.

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

Also research your fish, find compatible species & how big they grow to !


Then you did;-)
#39
Dalkirst;7231125
Then you did;-)


lol, I didnt go into too much detail though ;)
#40
Andyd
Hot deal- VERY good price.

Only concern is 4mm is just thick enough for a 50litre tank- make sure it's kept out of the way of toddlers and their flying toys, as may not stand up to much abuse, last thing you want is 50 litres of fishy water and dead fish all over your lovely floor...

It's also important to ensure you are aware of the potential full size of your fish before you buy them.

Finally - don't forget to cycle the tank before adding any expensive fish:
http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php

Even better, get it cycled with a biological cycle aid:
http://www.petsparade.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-treatments/?p=1720

Any decent pet shop will do a free water test on request.


+1

Rep added :-)

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