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Petco 29 Gallon Aquarium Deluxe Kit $69.99 Regular price is $189.99

Petco currently has Aqueon 29 Gallon Deluxe kit for sale.
Comes with Glass Aquarium with Black Trim, QuietFlow™ Power Filter, Filter Cartridge, Deluxe Fluorescent Hood, Fluorescent Bulb, Submersible Heater, Aquarium Set-up, Care Guide, Water Conditioner, Digital Thermometer, Premium Fish Food and a Fish Net


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Last Edited by Loan_Crusader August 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM
From Aqueon [aqueonproducts.com] site

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Deluxe Aquarium Kit
Aqueon Deluxe Kits offers a complete all-in-one habitat that makes it easy for beginners and hobbyists alike. Features complete Aqueon Lighting and Filtration systems.

Kit Includes

Glass Aquarium with Black Trim
QuietFlow(TM) Power Filter
Filter Cartridge
Deluxe Fluorescent Hood
Fluorescent Bulb
Submersible Heater
Aquarium Set-up and Care Guide
Water Conditioner
Digital Thermometer
Premium Fish Food
Fish Net

All components needed for a healthy aquatic environment.
*Size 10, Heater Not Included

this is the best thing you can buy for a new tank, freshwater or saltwater
http://www.amazon.com/API-SALTWAT...i+test+kit

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It has been this price many times. It is Aqueon model 17765. If you don't need it now, it isn't a once in a lifetime deal. It will be back.

Good kit for the money. This video shows 10gal vs this 29 gal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWNu_ipoJA


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The same reason folks in Alaska still want ice makers in their fridge Dontknow

I am pretty sure that people in Alaska, use the fridge and freezer to warm up from being outside. When it is -30?F outside, 38?F in the fridge or 0?F in the freezer is nice a toasty.
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I like the fact that is has a fluorescent light bulb and not a standard bulb. I think this makes a big difference. It shows the fish colors much better (especially tropical fish) and the colors of the rocks.

But is this really the image the website provides? It is horrible. It looks like something is missing.
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so what kind of fish can be happy in an aquarium of this size. I know different fish need lots of space. Can we use this for saltwater or freshwater only? thanks
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so what kind of fish can be happy in an aquarium of this size. I know different fish need lots of space. Can we use this for saltwater or freshwater only? thanks
I have black neon tetras, gold rams, a small opaline gourami (might need a bigger once it exceeds 3 or 4 inches), kuhli loaches, and otocinclus catfish.

You could do a pair of small cichlids (rams, convicts, etc, though the latter only by themselves), or a mix of community fish. Personally, I'd get a community tank so you have fish swimming at all levels vs. all at the middle and bottom.

I've also had white clouds, zebra danios, and similar fish in a tank this size. Oh, and platies. Swordtails might appreciate a bit longer tank, e.g. 36" long, but they can definitely survive and reproduce in a tank this size.
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Any thoughts on whether it's possible to combine this with the free shipping offer (or to have it shipped at all)?
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so what kind of fish can be happy in an aquarium of this size. I know different fish need lots of space. Can we use this for saltwater or freshwater only? thanks
This tank will work for fresh or saltwater.

A 29 gallon will accommodate most of the smaller and medium size fish as long as you don't overstock. A rough rule of thumb is an inch of fish per gallon of water. Stay away from Oscars in a tank this size. The juveniles are small and cute but will quickly grow into foot long monsters.

And PLEASE everybody, CYCLE your tank before you add fish. You should set up your tank and let it run for several weeks to let it grow beneficial bacteria before you add fish. Just drop a small pinch of flake food in the tank every day and nitrosomonas and nitrobacter bacteria will grow. You can jump start the process by adding a handful of gravel from a friend's established tank as long as you know their tank is disease free.

If you don't do this, your fish will suffer (or die) as ammonia levels from their waste products poison the tank.

Some of the newer filters contain a chemical called zeolite that absorbs ammonia and allow you to stock the tank with fish immediately. I strongly advise against this. Here's why. They will work as long as you remember to change the filter cartridge frequently. The problem is that once the zeolite is saturated with ammonia, it begins to release ammonia back into the tank. This can cause ammonia levels to soar and kill your fish. A biological filter is a much better (and cheaper) option.
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I have a 29G tank for about 7 years now...
I did not like the original hood, i wanted to have two lights for better view and for the sake of my natural plants, so I had to buy a different one. The original fluorescent bulb is a cheap one, so you may want to spend some money on a better one.
For fresh water I'd suggest some natural plants and one or two schools of fishes.
I have 7 Bleeding Hearts tetras and 4 angel fish for about 3 years now.
My bleeding hearts "sharks" are about twice the size of those in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIbf2-XLXdg but they are VERY peaceful fishes!
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Kind of a creepy video. Thanks for the link, though.
More than creepy, "half useless." Let me save everyone else 90 seconds of their lives and tell them to just go straight to the 1:25 mark in the video. You don't even see the aquarium until then, what the guy is dong is recording himself walking through his house, and then his fish swimming around in a DIFFERENT aquarium.
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Good deal. Just got rid of my tank. Get this, some gravel, and some hearty fish (tiger barbs, blood fin tetras, maybe a pleco) and you will have a nice tank. Kids will like schooling fish, and they are fairly tough, easy to maintain fish.
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This tank will work for fresh or saltwater.

And PLEASE everybody, CYCLE your tank before you add fish. You should set up your tank and let it run for several weeks to let it grow beneficial bacteria before you add fish. Just drop a small pinch of flake food in the tank every day and nitrosomonas and nitrobacter bacteria will grow. You can jump start the process by adding a handful of gravel from a friend's established tank as long as you know their tank is disease free.

If you don't do this, your fish will suffer (or die) as ammonia levels from their waste products poison the tank.
5 days to a week is fine if you have live plants. this tank is fine for most freshwater have had angelfish and discus in a 29, and probably an ok starter for saltwater.

for freshwater 1" of fish/gal of water user to be the rule of thumb
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Keep in mind that during their regular $1/gal sales you can pick up this tank for $29 plus tax.

The stuff that comes with it is all going to be cheapo, you know, like the accessory kit you get when you buy a camera "kit". The fluorescent light (come on, of course they are) is enough to light up your fish, but if you want to grow some plants too it won't be enough. You can do much better with a different filter like the AquaClear that does not use proprietary cartridges, but re-usable sponges instead. Digital thermometer, net, etc, are all penny-stuff.

Not a deal, and regular = 189.99 is just a total, entire ripoff. This would be a slick deal if it included a decent stand.

In any case, before buying an aquarium, read up on some of the requirements to keep fish. Never buy the tank and the fish at the same time! They are not like Hamsters that you can just throw into their new house.
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5 days to a week is fine if you have live plants. this tank is fine for most freshwater have had angelfish and discus in a 29, and probably an ok starter for saltwater.

for freshwater 1" of fish/gal of water user to be the rule of thumb
I hate to break it to you but there is no way any tank will establish a beneficial bacteria colony in 5 days to a week. It takes a minimum of a week just to get nitrosomonas growing to begin oxidizing the ammonia. It will take a minimum of another week to get nitrobacter growing to oxidize the nitrite waste produced by nitrosomonas. This is assuming ideal temperature and oxygen conditions (which rarely occur). Three weeks is generally enough time for this process to complete in a tropical aquarium unless the water is very cold and then it could take even longer.

Live plants help a little with jump starting just like adding gravel from an established tank but you still have to wait for the process to complete before adding fish. Live plants are mainly useful for utilizing the final product of the nitrogen cycle- nitrate
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Last edited by wavesine August 13, 2012 at 07:52 AM
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Actually, live plants will take up ammonium and nitrites just as readily as nitrates.

The kicker here is that the plants need to be actively growing (photosynthesizing) and not be in some degree of decay. With the lights that come with the tank, this will a bit questionable. You should be able to grow some undemanding ones, like Java Ferns, Mosses, Cryptocorynes... but the fast growers like Hygrophila, Rotalas etc will not grow optimally.

Check out plantedtankdotnet for more information. wave
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I hate to break it to you but there is no way any tank will establish a beneficial bacteria colony in 5 days to a week. It takes a minimum of a week just to get nitrosomonas growing to begin oxidizing the ammonia. It will take a minimum of another week to get nitrobacter growing to oxidize the nitrite waste produced by nitrosomonas. This is assuming ideal temperature and oxygen conditions (which rarely occur). Three weeks is generally enough time for this process to complete in a tropical aquarium unless the water is very cold and then it could take even longer.

Live plants help a little with jump starting just like adding gravel from an established tank but you still have to wait for the process to complete before adding fish. Live plants are mainly useful for utilizing the final product of the nitrogen cycle- nitrate
been raising tropicals since the 70's never had an issue, ammonia is a bit overhyped by stores wanting to sell product, adequate carbon filtration and water changes have done the trick for me (diatom filter) on occasion, but then I'm old school.

You can add a few fish without incident and introduce more later, I'm not advocating dumping twenty fish in all alt once
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