- Installation / Set-up
- Ease of maintenance
- Quality / Design
Optimum space for your bettas. More stable water conditions due to larger size which means less weekly maintenance involved.
Standard lighting may not be adequate for all. May need replacing. Heater not included. Must be purchased separately.
This Hagen 20 Gallon Fish Tank is not like the new fancy betta tanks (or rather, “bowls”) coming out these days, however it is a favorite among the more experienced aquarists. It comes in various sizes (5 gallon, 10 gallon, etc.), however if you are in it for the long haul, I recommend this 20-gallon aquarium, versus the smaller ones. For one, the maintenance is fairly easy since it comes with a filter that takes care of a large portion of the mess that you have to clean up, but also because your bettas will have much more room to swim around and a possibility of more hiding places as long as you decorate it properly.
One of the best features of this 20 gallon fish tank is the filter that comes with it. Powerful enough to keep your aquarium cleaner for longer periods (which ends up being less maintenance for you), but it is also gentle enough for your bettas. It comes with a lot of the equipment you need to start: filter, canopy, lighting, fish food, thermometer, etc. Another bonus of the 20-gallon version is the added room you will get and the opportunity to have several bettas instead of just one or two.
The only major complaint I have with this kit is that it does not come with a heater. It’s crucial for bettas to have a consistent and warm habitat to stay healthy. Not a huge deal because heaters aren’t that expensive, but I thought I should let you know anyways. Also, the lighting could be a bit better.
I hope you like my review on this tank. Maybe it will be your next betta fish tank? And remember, the best betta tank is a clean betta tank!
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