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Old 06-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Is it wrong that I kinda chuckle at people that write reviews on starter aquariums? I read one for a 10 gallon top fin starter, someone said when the heater turns on, it interferes with the t.v. I don't know about you but that's funny. Someone else said the filter is crap, and the cover falls of easily. Do people not realize this is a starter tank? The purpose of the tank is to get you started lol. Sorry I just had to share this, just thought it was funny.
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Maybe I shouldn't admit in a forum such as this, but I bought the top-fin, and I have no issues. Maybe it is because the closest TV is an old school CRT, and I duct taped the crap out of the filter!

J/K about the duct tape. The lid is supposed to come off for maintenance...
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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Maybe I shouldn't admit in a forum such as this, but I bought the top-fin, and I have no issues. Maybe it is because the closest TV is an old school CRT, and I duct taped the crap out of the filter!

J/K about the duct tape. The lid is supposed to come off for maintenance...
Yea lol. Maybe they have a curious cat and it keeps knocking the lid off? My top fin 30 lid is fairly secure, I mean I can't toboggan down a hill in my tank cause yea, the lid will fly off lol. Just made me giggle at the fact they would base their review on their old t.v. and the interference.
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Is it wrong that I kinda chuckle at people that write reviews on starter aquariums? I read one for a 10 gallon top fin starter, someone said when the heater turns on, it interferes with the t.v. I don't know about you but that's funny. Someone else said the filter is crap, and the cover falls of easily. Do people not realize this is a starter tank? The purpose of the tank is to get you started lol. Sorry I just had to share this, just thought it was funny.
I thought tanks were supposed to replace the TV! Lol. Man... That definitely must've been his first tank.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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Haha.. mine would replace the tv if the wife didn't make me put the tank in a different room.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #7
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Some of those reviews can be a bit ridiculous; others are humorous.

I've tried a few of those starter kits; I returned some, and modified others.

For example, I bought the Aqueon 10g starter kit mostly to keep costs down. Then I replaced the 15w florescent hood with a dual-10w CFL, and the Aqueon Quietflow 10 with an AquaClear 20. Can't say I saved much money in the long run.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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Yea I replaced my filter on my 29 starter. Soon to replace heater. My thought on the starter tank is, just starting out its perfect but long run would need some modifications. I am still running my top fin with an Aquaclear 70
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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Man you guys should go to amazon and look at the 1 star reviews for the fluval chi.. If some people would take the time and research a little before they make rash purchases.
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If you know better, write back. Post, state the truth, be accurate and factual. Send it via the site's "contact us" link. Perpetrated myths and inaccurate info drive a lot of people out of the hobby unfortunately.
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