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Aqueon Tanks

YankeeJG

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Hey all - looking for a little advice. I'm trying to get back into the hobby after a long break, but need to do it on a shoestring budget, so I'm trying to ease in with freshwater. I picked up a tiny little 3 gallon Marineland tank for the kids from a neighbor, and it's a lot smaller than I thought it would be. Won't be able to have much more than a couple little guppies in it, or a beta. I've been thinking about buying a 20 high or 29 gallon Aqueon at Petco's $1 per gallon sale that's going now, and getting the glass/plastic lid, an over the back Aqua Clear filter, and a cheap LED light. I still have most of the other gear from my first couple reef tanks (heaters, powerheads, timers, etc).

The main question I have, is the Aqueon tank worth getting? I've seen a bunch of reviews on Petco's site about them leaking. The 29g shape looks nice for a fish-only tank that the kids can stare at, and should be able to handle a good bit of fish. I just don't want to waste my money (even tho it's only $29) on a piece of junk that's just going to leak. Does anyone have any experience with them either way? Also, the setup you can get now, with a hood, white LED light, Quietflow power filter... it would be a bit cheaper than getting individual parts, but would it be any good? Would I be better off looking for something used that would work from someone on here?

Thanks!
 

ITreefer

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Aqueon tanks are just fine. I've had a 40g running in my living room for over 3 years no problems whatsoever. I've got about 10 more aqueon tanks throughout my house and garage. Never once had an issue with leaks.
While at the petco you can do visual inspection of the silicone and grab the best one.
I can't speak to the quality of the light or filter as I've never used them. I guess if you're doing fish only they would work.
I prefer aquaclear hang on the back filters over any others.
 

TriggerFan

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YankeeJG - I have two Aqueon 20-gallon longs you can for $20 for both. No scratches. I just want them out of here.
 
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