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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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#31
Maybe not the best of deals but thanks for all the useful info. Very helpful
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Cycling a tank for the first time can up take multiple weeks if done properly. Please take your time doing this and don't rush to buy fish. All the sponges and media in the filter needs bacteria to establish a cycled tank.

In terms of fish, a 29 gallon tank would be best housed for a community fish tank (gouramies, tetras, barbs, etc.). I would not recommend this for a saltwater tank unless you plan on getting a better filter, upgraded lighting, and all the ancillary equipment needed for a saltwater tank (skimmer, powerhead, live rock, air pump, proper heater, etc.). I also would not recommended cichlids, as you'd be limited to very few species and a small quantity of them. Cichlids need quite a bit of space to swim around (esp africans) and 29g may not be wide enough.
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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
You mentioned "ammonium" and I am talking about "ammonia" This is related to the pH level in the tank. Ammonium is less toxic to fish than ammonia (which is deadly) Ammonia converts to ammonium at pH levels generally lower than 7. Most people who utilize tapwater will have alkaline water and will be dealing with ammonia.
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You mentioned "ammonium" and I am talking about "ammonia" This is related to the pH level in the tank. Ammonium is less toxic to fish than ammonia (which is deadly) Ammonia converts to ammonium at pH levels generally lower than 7. Most people who utilize tapwater will have alkaline water and will be dealing with ammonia.
simple chemistry ammonia + H2O, is ammonium NH4 + OH, so ammonia becomes ammonium in solution,

alkalinity in an of itself is no an issue if you raise say livebearing fish. again a few fish introduced to a tank will not build ammonia to levels that are toxic
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Almost completely unrelated, but wow! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW...re=related

Makes me want to get this aquarium. These are so pretty.
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This is a decent price for the complete setup. I use a 29g as my QT tank for my Reef tank. It works well for that. Someone said Pleco - not good for anything but a 120g or larger unless it is a mini-pleco. Plecos get to over 12" within 2 years.

Freshwater takes 2-4 weeks to cycle. Familiarize yourself with the "nitrogen cycle". You should NEVER use ammonia reducing pellets. Ammonia will go away on its own once your tank is cycling. You should test this with a test kit to ensure 0 ammonia and nitrites before adding fish. Nitrates are not so important in a fish only FW tank. But some species are sensitive to nitrates so do your research before adding fish and of course test the water! The biggest source of nitrates is canister filters with overfeeding being a close 2nd. Add fish 2 or 3 at a time and let the tank adjust to the new bio-load before the next addition. Again, test the ammonia and nitrites.

I would NOT suggest this for Saltwater unless you already have a saltwater tank that you are successful with. This size for SW for a newbie is a recipe for failure. Which will turn you off to SW before you get a chance to start.
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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.
What are those Mickey Mouse ears on the picture? Smilie
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#38
So I've never had a fish tank in my life and I just got my bachelor pad and thinking of putting this in my living room or bedroom. Few questions:

1. Do I need a water line hooked up to this? If so, how do you go about getting one? lol...

2. Would this tank stink like some fish tanks do?

3. What kind of maintenance is required for this other thank feeding fish?
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So what all is included in the kits? Do I need to buy anything else to make it complete?
A stand
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Quote from sr71 View Post :
simple chemistry ammonia + H2O, is ammonium NH4 + OH, so ammonia becomes ammonium in solution,

alkalinity in an of itself is no an issue if you raise say livebearing fish. again a few fish introduced to a tank will not build ammonia to levels that are toxic
"Ammonia exists in an aquarium in two forms: free or unionized ammonia (NH3) and ionized ammonia, called ammonium (NH4). Free ammonia is highly toxic compared to ammonium (not that this means you can relax if your ammonia is in the form of ammonium), and the proportion of toxic to less toxic ammonia depends on several factors, the most important being pH and temperature."

http://www.fishchannel.com/fish-h...monia.aspx
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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 would strongly suggest you don't purchase this kit with the intention of using it as a saltwater tank. It appears they've included a hang on the back filter similar to the old whisper filters. For saltwater, you would ideally like to have a large sump underneath your tank that can be used as a wet/dry filter and/or refugium. The included fluorescent lighting could be adequate for saltwater fish only tank, but most people upgrade to power compact fluorescents, T-5 fluorescents, LEDs, or metal halide lighting for saltwater. The kit also lacks a protein skimmer which is a necessity for a saltwater tank. Last, the size of the tank really limits the type of saltwater fish you can add. Damsels, gobies, and clownfish would be fine, but any type of tang, butterfly, or trigger fish would need a lot more room than 29 gallons.

With that said, I actually think this is a good deal if you were looking to set up a freshwater tank. As long as you weren't planning on adding larger fish like cichlids, oscars, or arrowanas.
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So I've never had a fish tank in my life and I just got my bachelor pad and thinking of putting this in my living room or bedroom. Few questions:

1. Do I need a water line hooked up to this? If so, how do you go about getting one? lol...

2. Would this tank stink like some fish tanks do?

3. What kind of maintenance is required for this other thank feeding fish?
1. Not really, but you need to read up on and do water changes.

2. Yes, if you get a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) infestation, and/or don't change water enough, have it overstocked with fish, don't clean the filter, and overfeed.

3. Regular waterchanges with dechlorinated water of like temperature. Sometimes you might have to clean the substrate, you use a gravel vac that goes into a bucket for that. You will clean/change the cartridges if you buy the (not so good) filter that comes with it.

See my earlier post about the questionable value of this deal... shake head
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Quote from ninor View Post :
So I've never had a fish tank in my life and I just got my bachelor pad and thinking of putting this in my living room or bedroom. Few questions:

1. Do I need a water line hooked up to this? If so, how do you go about getting one? lol...

2. Would this tank stink like some fish tanks do?

3. What kind of maintenance is required for this other thank feeding fish?
1. You don't need a water line hooked up. You would just add water via buckets. Make sure to treat the water with something to remove the chlorine from your tap water before adding the water to the tank.

2. It shouldn't stink as long as you clean it regularly and replace the filter pads as suggested with the instructions.

3. Beyond feeding them, you would need to do partial water changes. This involves purchasing something called a gravel vacuum that siphons water from the tank and into a bucket. You do this to remove detritus from the bottom of the tank. The frequency of cleanings depends on the amount of fish and how often you feed them. You would also want an algae pad to remove algae from the glass and some test kits to check your water parameters to ensure its safe for your fish.
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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'd go for a few pacus, and buy 10c feeders from petco, and then maybe add a red ear slider turtle or 2 to determine who is the king of the tank. IS IT THE PACU??? OR THE TURTLE??
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Quote from garrett1230 View Post :
1. You don't need a water line hooked up. You would just add water via buckets. Make sure to treat the water with something to remove the chlorine from your tap water before adding the water to the tank.

2. It shouldn't stink as long as you clean it regularly and replace the filter pads as suggested with the instructions.

3. Beyond feeding them, you would need to do partial water changes. This involves purchasing something called a gravel vacuum that siphons water from the tank and into a bucket. You do this to remove detritus from the bottom of the tank. The frequency of cleanings depends on the amount of fish and how often you feed them. You would also want an algae pad to remove algae from the glass and some test kits to check your water parameters to ensure its safe for your fish.
and you don't need to remove the chlorine since most of it dissipates in 48hrs unless you plan to put fish in right away.

testing the water regularly and aquarium salt (yes even for fresh water you need a bit)
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