Love Fish Concept Tank 27l In store Special Clearence £30 @ Pets At Home
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Love Fish Concept Tank 27l In store Special Clearence £30 @ Pets At Home

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Found 16th Feb 2015
Was in the Linwood Branch today seen this tank on the clearance section was down from £60 to £30, box was still intact. Pick one up my self, Will upload receipt later on. They only had a couple of these, Unsure if a local or national deal.

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Had the same in Torquay earlier in the week. I grabbed the 19L version for £22, down from £45.

Do u think there big enough for a turtle

ginaack

Do u think there big enough for a turtle

Depends how big your turtle is!

You cannot keep a turtle in a 27l tank.

From their site ...

This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum … This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum of three.



That's sums up just how bad PaH are.

A 27 litre tank is not suitable for one goldfish. Never mind 3. Not even close. Wouldn't stop the muppets that work there trying to sell you 6 with it though.

I now await the usual "but they grow to the size of the tank so it's fine ...." rubbish.

Banned

posty123

You cannot keep a turtle in a 27l tank.



I wouldn't keep a goldfish in this personally.

They had at least one of these in Feltham branch when I was there Thursday. Couple of other reduced tanks as well.
Edited by: "mattm591" 16th Feb 2015

This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum … This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum of three.

This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum … This tank is ideal for Single Tailed Goldfish or Fancy Goldfish maximum of three.However, will require a larger home as they grow.



If you are going to quote PaH lets at least have the full quote

posty123

You cannot keep a turtle in a 27l tank.


Very true... I have seen the movie and those things get massive

ginaack

Do u think there big enough for a turtle



http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/tp_gallery_slide/public/GiantTurtleMeasure_640.jpg

Nope

I've had one of these setup as a shrimp tank for 6 months or so now, mini review -

Good quality small tank, but let down by poor 'accessories' - don't buy unless you want to spend more on replacing the filter/pump and light. The light is very weak, not enough for any type of plants, but a useful backup maybe (sold mine with the tank it replaced). The pump pulls water through the large built in sponge filter (back portion of the tank is sectioned off and filled with a series of filter sponges). The pump is awful, starts silent, but normally with a few hours starts to make more and more noise, PaH were swapping these out for people, but in my experience the replacements were no better.
Perfect size for shrimps, or maybe very small fish, but I wouldn't even keep guppies in it personally, just too small for them to live proper lives.

Took two of these back due to poor filter vibrating and rubbing against the back plate.

Yup.

Shrimps or white cloud minnows (3 or 4 maybe?) or a single betta (if you added heating) would be about it's limit.

n217970

If you are going to quote PaH lets at least have the full quote



Nope.

I don't buy that on two counts:

1. People will "forget" that they need to upgrade them. (And I'd say the chances of any PaH staff pushing that point at sales time are virtually nil)
2. Even if they do remember, being in the small tank will stunt their growth (that's not "growing to the size of the tank" - it's an unhealthy fish!) so it may not be obvious they actually need the larger tank.

For people using them as nursery tanks or whatever, fine. For a casual purchase for your kids (what most of these will be) you'll just end up with badly kept fish that never get the upgrade they need.

People wouldn't keep a cat or dog locked in a small cupboard for it's lifetime, but fish seldom get the same consideration.
Edited by: "sancheez" 16th Feb 2015

MitchellT

Nope


That is NOT a turtle.....it's a tortoise. It would drown if you put it in a tank full of water !!!!

I have this tank, it's not very good, the light broke twice on it, 3rd time I just replaced it with my own light, and then the pump broke not even a year in, so I ripped out the back partitioning wall to create more space and put my own pump in. The only original thing now is the tank!

I would avoid these tanks, they are discontinued for a reason. The accessories are cheap and don't last very long. The filters are extremely noisy and not suited to cope with the volume of water, the lights are garbage and break continuously. Fair enough £30 is pretty cheap for a decent looking desktop aquarium but in reality the only thing these tanks are suitable for is keeping micro shrimp in with a few live plants, saying that they can make a nice looking desktop shrimp tank. The filters really aren't cut out for any real fish waste maintenance.

sancheez

From their site ...That's sums up just how bad PaH are.A 27 litre tank is … From their site ...That's sums up just how bad PaH are.A 27 litre tank is not suitable for one goldfish. Never mind 3. Not even close. Wouldn't stop the muppets that work there trying to sell you 6 with it though.I now await the usual "but they grow to the size of the tank so it's fine ...." rubbish.





Rubbish! Last summer I got 25 from the local fair in one bag no bigger than a melon. They looked as happy as Larry to me.
Edited by: "Phila4" 16th Feb 2015

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posty123

You cannot keep a turtle in a 27l tank.



Haha my thoughts exactly

Doesn't a lot of dust and dirt go into the top of these as they have no lid. I'm sure I looked at this before in store and almost purchased but was put off for this reason.

noisy and rubbish

Phila4

Rubbish! Last summer I got 25 from the local fair in one bag no bigger … Rubbish! Last summer I got 25 from the local fair in one bag no bigger than a melon. They looked as happy as Larry to me.



https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4083/5055032357_69d1d1be72_z.jpg

keiran5517

Took two of these back due to poor filter vibrating and rubbing against … Took two of these back due to poor filter vibrating and rubbing against the back plate.


yeah but the wife loved it! ☺

I am sorry but for the price of a 25 litre tank from pets at home I got a 85 litre tank from a local garden centre, I will never buy a fish tank from them. I will buy fish and other fish related items though becasue they do offer good advice. (Derby branch).

it amazes me pah will sell these tanks micro and mini ect and then question you on your tank at home when you go to buy fish asking for personal details

Jinkz

I have this tank, it's not very good, the light broke twice on it, 3rd … I have this tank, it's not very good, the light broke twice on it, 3rd time I just replaced it with my own light, and then the pump broke not even a year in, so I ripped out the back partitioning wall to create more space and put my own pump in. The only original thing now is the tank!


Grief! Thanks for the heads up, had been tempted, but between this and the comments here on cruelty in regards to size I will hold off.

Goonermad

it amazes me pah will sell these tanks micro and mini ect and then … it amazes me pah will sell these tanks micro and mini ect and then question you on your tank at home when you go to buy fish asking for personal details



Kind of ironic how they'll ask about the conditions, but yet like any other pet store they keep their fish rammed into tiny tanks until they're sold (or die).

just out of curiosity what tank would the people on here recommend? I personally was looking at this as a starter tank then upgrading. thinking now I'd be better scrapping the idea. thanks.

kirstyconnolly12

just out of curiosity what tank would the people on here recommend? I … just out of curiosity what tank would the people on here recommend? I personally was looking at this as a starter tank then upgrading. thinking now I'd be better scrapping the idea. thanks.


check fish forums gumtree ebay garden centres even a site called reptile forums has people selling fish tanks depends on the size you want to keep and the volume of fish

kirstyconnolly12

just out of curiosity what tank would the people on here recommend? I … just out of curiosity what tank would the people on here recommend? I personally was looking at this as a starter tank then upgrading. thinking now I'd be better scrapping the idea. thanks.



I recommend this.



Meathotukdeals

I recommend this.



Pmsl if I had somewhere big enough hahaha.

thanks will keep looking

Lots of negative comments here, so probably best to keep away unless you're using it for something else.

As this thread will no doubt attract those who'd like to start keeping fish, any serious recommendations on size, equipment required etc?

I bought one to replace my smaller nano tank, the back will be ripped out for more volume/swimming space and my existing hang on back filter installed instead, you get a 5 pound fish livestock voucher as well so may use that for a couple of fresh shrimp to boost the colony when i get round to setting it up, for the price its a bargain!

This tank will be fine for a little colony of shrimps or neons. Maybe a few guppies. Nothing bigger. It's a good price for what it is though - just don't overfill it.

I would say a 3ft wide/2ft tall tank or about 40 gallons/180 litre is a good starting point for a stable tank, not this thing from pets@home!

Goonermad

even a site called reptile forums has people selling fish tanks



Be careful if you buy a glass tank that's been used as a reptile enclosure.

It won't always have had water in it. But it will often have been dry had considerable extra heat applied. Over time, this isn't good for the silicone used to keep it sealed.

I'd be wary of using a former reptile viv for fish personally.

(I've kept both ...)

sancheez

Be careful if you buy a glass tank that's been used as a reptile … Be careful if you buy a glass tank that's been used as a reptile enclosure. It won't always have had water in it. But it will often have been dry had considerable extra heat applied. Over time, this isn't good for the silicone used to keep it sealed.I'd be wary of using a former reptile viv for fish personally.(I've kept both ...)



People sell actual Aquariums

Razorfishy

Lots of negative comments here, so probably best to keep away unless … Lots of negative comments here, so probably best to keep away unless you're using it for something else.As this thread will no doubt attract those who'd like to start keeping fish, any serious recommendations on size, equipment required etc?


Nothing wrong with this tank providing it is stocked and maintained appropriately. I am going to plant mine with some slow growing, low light stuff and go with 5 Galaxy Rasbora. They don't get all that big and should get away without a heater. The lighting I am not so sure about yet, but it'll be a learning experience and fun messing around seeing what grows and what doesnt over the next few weeks.

The best advice if you want to start keeping fish is to research it before buying anything. Decide on the type of fish and tank you want, how much room you have for the tank and equipment and the amount of time and money you can dedicate, (things can get crazy expensive and time consuming as you get more into it). The answers to these questions will inform your buying decisions and should mean you end up with what you want/need, rather than someone elses idea of it or "the biggest tank you can afford derp".

mehmeh

Nothing wrong with this tank providing it is stocked and maintained … Nothing wrong with this tank providing it is stocked and maintained appropriately. I am going to plant mine with some slow growing, low light stuff and go with 5 Galaxy Rasbora. They don't get all that big and should get away without a heater. The lighting I am not so sure about yet, but it'll be a learning experience and fun messing around seeing what grows and what doesnt over the next few weeks.The best advice if you want to start keeping fish is to research it before buying anything. Decide on the type of fish and tank you want, how much room you have for the tank and equipment and the amount of time and money you can dedicate, (things can get crazy expensive and time consuming as you get more into it). The answers to these questions will inform your buying decisions and should mean you end up with what you want/need, rather than someone elses idea of it or "the biggest tank you can afford derp".



Spot on.

tragictramp

I bought one to replace my smaller nano tank, the back will be ripped out … I bought one to replace my smaller nano tank, the back will be ripped out for more volume/swimming space and my existing hang on back filter installed instead, you get a 5 pound fish livestock voucher as well so may use that for a couple of fresh shrimp to boost the colony when i get round to setting it up, for the price its a bargain!



You do know they charge £4.99 for a single Yellow Jelly Bean Shrimp?
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 18th Feb 2015

mehmeh

[quote=Razorfishy] I am going to plant mine with some slow growing, low … [quote=Razorfishy] I am going to plant mine with some slow growing, low light stuff and go with 5 Galaxy Rasbora. They don't get all that big and should get away without a heater.".



(Not a pet preacher but) I'd recommended a heater for the winter with CPDs (Galaxy Rasboras) - they really won't like dipping much below 21C, unless your house is quite warm all the time I think you end up losing them one at a time as they weaken/get ill. If you want a temperate small fish maybe something like a Japanese Rice Fish would be an option?

Edited by: "mikedigitales" 19th Feb 2015
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