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PetSmart has Top Fin Essentials Aquarium Starter Kit (Various Sizes) on sale starting from $21. Select free store pickup where stock permits.

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5-Gallon $21
10-Gallon $34
20-Gallon $50
29-Gallon $65
37-Gallon $75
55-Gallon $100

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5 gallons is really only good for 1 betta fish or a small shrimp colony. If you want any schooling fish I would recommend minimum 10 gallons. 20 would be better if you had space. The larger the tank the more options of fish you have.
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Just started a 25 gal. tank w/ guppies. They seem to be doing well after 2 weeks w. this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1


Looking for chemicals SD recommendations. We keep the home @ 78-82
That's a 10 gallon filter for a 25 gallon tank. It's probably fine for a few fish but the more fish you have the more mess they make. Guppies breed like rabbits so if you have male and female together get ready for lots of babies.
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It depends on the size of the tank you get and what you plan to put In it. You could get a cheap sponge filter and an air pump for around $15 and then a decent light might cost $20-30. Or for a little more you could get a hang on back filter for $25-$30. A heater shouldn't be more than $20ish and it will all be better quality than the kit and will last much longer. A stronger light will help various plants to grow better as well as give you an option for much more variety of live plants. The lights on these kits can only grow very low light plants. A glass lid would be around $15 also
Thanks. I am looking for 20 gallon tank. When you have some time, it would be useful if you can provide links for accessories.
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Thanks. I am looking for 20 gallon tank. When you have some time, it would be useful if you can provide links for accessories.
If you want a hang on the back filter I would recommend the aquaclear 20 (https://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Clear...B000260FVG) If you want a sponge filter you can use this https://www.amazon.com/Aquaneat-S...+fi&sr=8-4
If you use a sponge filter you will need an air pump. I recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/Tetra-Whis...th=1&psc=1
For a heater I use an Eheim heater but any 100w adjustable heater should work.
I use a Nicrew light on mine and grow plenty of plants: https://www.amazon.com/NICREW-Cla...th=1&psc=1

If you are getting a 20 gallon I would recommend a 20 Long. It holds the same amount of water but it has a longer footprint and gives you more floor space for fish and plants.

Aquarium Co-Op on YouTube has tons of videos and information on every aspect of putting an aquarium together.
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This is good to know. In my opinion, this current deal is a good deal only on 5 gallon aquariums. First, 5 gallon aquariums are not included in Petco's dollar-per-gallon sale so $21 for the complete kit is a good deal. Second, the the accessories included in these kits are so poor that they do not justify the increased cost over the dollar-per-gallon tank and buying accessories separately (paying probably just a little bit more) for a better quality setup.
Disagree when it comes to the 5.5. I've had two of them going for about 2 years and they've been really solid. Filters are still going strong and it's really easy to cut bulk media for them. The adjustable flow works pretty good and the lowest setting is fine for a Betta.
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If you want a hang on the back filter I would recommend the aquaclear 20 (https://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Clear...B000260FVG) If you want a sponge filter you can use this https://www.amazon.com/Aquaneat-S...+fi&sr=8-4
If you use a sponge filter you will need an air pump. I recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/Tetra-Whis...th=1&psc=1
For a heater I use an Eheim heater but any 100w adjustable heater should work.
I use a Nicrew light on mine and grow plenty of plants: https://www.amazon.com/NICREW-Cla...th=1&psc=1

If you are getting a 20 gallon I would recommend a 20 Long. It holds the same amount of water but it has a longer footprint and gives you more floor space for fish and plants.

Aquarium Co-Op on YouTube has tons of videos and information on every aspect of putting an aquarium together.
Tons of great info from Aquarium Co-Op, especially for beginners. It's amazing how many blogs and websites with misinformation turn up with google searches.
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With aquariums bigger is usually better. I recommend buying the largest aquarium you have space for as the larger it is the easier it is to maintain. In a smaller aquarium any fluctuations in parameters can affect the aquarium very quickly. The more water you have the more room for slight errors.
Just remember you will not get anything else with the tank sale, so if you need lids, a heater, or filter it will all be separate and the complete set up will still be your cheaper option if you need everything else. Lids are extremely expensive.
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That's a 10 gallon filter for a 25 gallon tank. It's probably fine for a few fish but the more fish you have the more mess they make. Guppies breed like rabbits so if you have male and female together get ready for lots of babies.
Yeah have 7 and will upgrade/donate once we get more. The tank is only full to 20+/- gals

Any chemicals recommendation? I'd rather do mechanical/filtering only if possible..
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Good deal. I wonder if those treat trail coupon works on these.
According to my daughter who works at PS, you can. Treat Trail coupons work for individual items and June's coupons were 10% off 1 item, 20% off 1 item, or 25% of 1 item. You cannot stack the TT coupons with each other, but they can stack with manufacturer coupons.
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How do the treat trail coupons work, do you just have to go in-store and buy your items there? (is there a way to make the treat trail coupons work with an online order that you pickup)

You earn TT coupons by playing the Treats Trail game in the app. You can then pull up your app in-store at the register (They do NOT accept screenshots.) and apply the coupon your earned.

There is no way to apply the coupon online.
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Yeah have 7 and will upgrade/donate once we get more. The tank is only full to 20+/- gals

Any chemicals recommendation? I'd rather do mechanical/filtering only if possible..
You can certainly only do mechanical filtering just make sure to rinse the filter in tank water to clean it every time you do a water change.

The only chemicals I use are water conditioner for dechlorination when refilling my tank and I use some liquid fertilizer for my live plants.
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Thinking of getting one for mainly a terrarium for a slamander.

I was thinking of half wetland, half water - something like that. 10 gallon seems like it would work
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Bought this last time 5gal, the tank was pretty scratched up.
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I'm pretty sure this is only for freshwater. Saltwater setups are usually much more expensive.
You can run saltwater on these tanks but the filtration will not fare ao well.
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FYI: petco should be having their dollar per gallon sale starting soon (I hear July 12). This is still a good deal on starter kits. Love aquarium deals. If anyone has any questions about starting an aquarium send me a message. 🐟🐌🦐
Holy smokes. I didn't know tanks got that cheap.
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