Pros: This 10 gallon fish tank is easy to setup. Filter is extremely quiet. Includes heater.
Cons: Missing a few things in the starter kit. Filter takes up room inside tank. Top is made of plastic.
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The Tetra Half Moon 10 Gallon Fish Tank has a beautiful and unique design that takes the shape of a half-moon. It is essentially a circular fish tank with a flat backing, which is created by cutting the diameter of a circle in half. This approach allows the tank to have the elegance of a circular design placed against a flat wall, or in a corner.
Let’s focus on the positive aspects of the tank for now. The aquarium is a 10 gallon capacity tank, quality manufactured by a trusted company. Tetra is a pretty popular brand, and I’ve always been happy with their products. The tank is topped with an overhead LED light. I haven’t tried to keep live plants in this tank yet, but many folks have commented how the height of the tank, combined with this LED, allows for plant life to thrive in this aquarium. The instructions are extremely easy to follow and your tank will be up and running in no time.
The kit comes with a 50W submersible heater which is an absolute must, in my opinion at least, if you are going to own betta fish. It also comes with a “whisper quiet” water filter kit with enough supplies for the first few months of operation and it’s not too powerful which is great if you are going to own bettas.
The kit is missing basic substrate and plant life so I wouldn’t consider it a “starter kit” exactly. I guess this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since you can custom build the tank to your specific taste. However, you’ll need to plan on buying these accessories when you go shopping. Don’t assume they are in the kit. You can also decide for yourself if you want to take the more adventurous route and go for live plants vs the plastic plant approach.
The top is made of flimsy plastic material, in my opinion, so be careful when taking it on and off. Although the filter works well, it was designed to fit inside the tank which leaves your betta with a little less room to move around. If that concerns you then you may have to buy a separate external fitting filter.
Tetra Half Moon 10 Gallon Fish Tank – Product Demonstration
Here’s a great YouTube video that will give you an idea on what the tank looks like in action:
With a few additional purchases (substrate, etc.), the Tetra Half Moon 10 Gallon Fish Tank will give you a great tank to house a betta fish in. Until next time. And remember, the best betta tank is a clean betta tank!