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Tetra Waterfall Globe Aquarium

Desk top aquarium kit featuring a soothing waterfall into a handblown glass bowl look and LED lighting technology and includes Tetra’ s whisper filtration.

Product Features

  • Desk top, 1.8 gallons
  • Unique waterfall feature
  • Cartridge based filtration
  • On/off button for light
  • Pump driven power filter

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3 Comments

  1. Austin Dugan "Dugan" says:

    Way better than the price would foreshadow I decided to buy this after I saw the price and several good reviews.I have had this aquarium for a few weeks, now I can personally say my Betta has never been happier in his new home. He swims around more, instead of sitting on the leaf of one of the plants in it, like he did in his old 1 gallon bowl. I personally like the sleekness of the design. It looks great in my room. It having a single cord to power both the light and the filter is a great feature. The Instructions are in English and Spanish and very easy to read with detailed pictures. The only two replacement parts for it are the Glass bowl and the power cord. The filter is, I believe, the Tetra Whisper 3i filter. The only difference I see is that it is powered by a very quiet impeller that attaches to the bottom of the filter instead of an annoying air pump. The filter cartridges (Use the Tetra 3i filter cartridges) are suppose to last about a month each and it comes with one filter cartridge. The Waterfall is also relaxing, oxygenates the water and removes chlorine and the fishy smell. The waterfall looks just as it does in the picture, by the way. I thought it would be more of a drizzle, but I was wrong. I’ll list everything out for you:CONS:-Glass bowl had some imperfections- slightly warped (But not very noticeable) lip and 2 weird air bubble-looking things I found. At first I thought it was an air bubble inside that just stuck to the side of the bowl, but it actually was just imperfections in the glass. At least the glass bowl is replaceable.- The flat bottom of the glass bowl is only about 4-5 inches in diameter- makes it harder to put some types of plants or ornaments in. you could put in more gravel, but you’ll have to keep ornaments and plants toward the center- no big deal, really.-The hinge on the light hood is a little loose and wobbly. It doesn’t rattle, But I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the first part that brakes. Nothing a little duct-tape and super glue won’t fix. The rest of the plastic parts seem sturdy, otherwise.PROS:-Sleek-Quiet- You can only hear a faint hum when you are within 3-4 feet when it is dead-silent in the room.-8 bright white LED lights give a nice “moon light” effect at night.-Soothing Waterfall that also oxygenates the water- seriously, I had 2 Aponogeton plant bulbs in my old tank for 2 weeks and they haven’t even started to sprout. 2 days after I put them in this bowl, they started growing, 3 days later, they were already 3 inches tall.-Water stays crystal clear for months at a time.-Easily change filter cartridges.-Perfect for showing off exotic small fish. I wouldn’t put more than 3 or 4 small fish in it, though.-glass globe magnifies things when you look through it at the right angle.-you can fill water up to the lip without worrying about the waterfall making it overflow.-I think the current of the waterfall makes the fish more active. My Betta, Finwick, was always kind of lazy in his old bowl, he would swim around sometimes, but usually just hung out on a leaf on one of the fake plants that was in it. In this bowl/aquarium (I honestly don’t know whether to call this a bowl or an aquarium) he is almost always swimming around, otherwise he is hanging out on his favorite leaf.SUGGESTIONS:-If you plan on putting a Betta or any other type of fish that is use to having little or no current, Try filling up the bowl to the lip. This will keep the current coming from the waterfall low and it also looks good. Not better or worse, but good-If you find that your filter cartridge () needs to be replaced, but you don’t have any replacement cartridges on you at the moment: unplug the power cord; remove the “spent” filter cartridge; rinse it in the sink with the Cotton meshy side facing up, this will remove some of the gunk that prevents the water from flowing easily through it. The carbon bits that are in it will probably be spent so it won’t remove chlorine or the fishy smell, but it is a good temporary fix that will keep large particles from floating around in the tank.. Stock up on filter cartridges to prevent this from ever needing to be done. I can only find them in packs of 2 on Amazon, but they are nice and cheap.OVERALL: I am VERY pleased with my purchase and am now a fan of Tetra products. This is definitely a well-built/designed aquarium. I definitely recommend it to anybody and everybody. I will make a review video when I have to replace the first filter cartridge. Oh and you don’t have to worry about your fish being sucked into the impeller. It has a guard on it and even if it did, the water will still be crystal clear when you notice your fish is gone.Also, the sculpture in the center of my aquarium is the…

  2. M. Kenney says:

    Great Little Fish Bowl I was a little leery of this fish bowl at first, after all, neatly designed things such as this usually end up being junk. However, I was very surprised when it arrived and I got it all set up. It is well made and seems to be good quality. I like the one electrical plug design, which was a selling feature for me. The filter and the LED lighting both work off of the same plug. The base is sturdy and has built in hand grips for easy moving. The filter housing and assembly snap off easily and go back on easily for cleanings, however, the carbon filter pad makes cleanings far less frequent. It also has the option to add a heater in it, for those looking to put tropical fish in it.Overall the design and functionality is really good. I’m very happy with my purchase and my betta seems to be very happy in his new home. The only thing I will mention is that the glass bowl is thin, so cleaning it requires some extra attention and handling. However, overall, you will be very happy with this item.

  3. Linda in Maine says:

    Beautiful This bowl sits in my office on my desk. Everyone comments on how beautiful it looks. The waterfall is very soothing. A classy display on the whole for a very good price. The size is excellent for my desk.My Betta fish seems very happy in it and has actually grown from the increase in the size of his environment. He was a bit afraid of the running water at first, but has adjusted nicely.If I could change it at all, I would like to be able to turn off the waterfall, but still be able to keep the lights on. Since they are wired together, they are either both on or both off.I would also like to see a thicker glass. It is not as heavy as the usual one gallon glass bowls. But, for the money, this is a fabulous buy. No regrets.

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