AQUEON LED MiniBow SmartClean Fish Aquarium Kit, Black, 2.5-gal -

Aqueon LED MiniBow SmartClean Fish Aquarium Kit

By Aqueon
Rated 3.9091 out of 5 stars
Color: Black

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$48.99Chewy Price
$58.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Designed with SmartClean Technology that performs water changes in under 2 minutes!
  • Helps improve water quality for your underwater buddies.
  • Comes with one acrylic aquarium with an LED hood and elevated base, a power filter, fish food, water conditioner and a setup guide.
  • The perfect home for small finned friends.
  • Great for first-time fish keepers and experienced fish keepers of all ages.

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

Does the hood have a light and if yes, what size?
Answer by ChewyMar 08, 2021
This Aquarium Kit uses an LED hood. It uses the Incandescent Tubular Bulb and measures 2.76 x 0.87 x 4.53 inches.

Is the LED light suitable for live plants?
Answer by ChewyJul 10, 2022
The MiniBow would not be suitable for plant growth. The 2.5 and 5 MiniBow lights can grow mosses, but not much else.

Can I remove the pump completely or is it attached to the tank? I don't want to us the filter pump. TY
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2021
The pump can be removed.

Do I have to use the elevated base? I notice the tank has feet and it seems to sit fine and level. My elevated base is a bit warped so I don’t want to use if I don’t have to.
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2021
This Aquarium is not intended to be used without the base.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By bugwomyn on Mar 6, 2023

light weight

Got this primarily because you can get water out of tank via the adjustable spout. I use fish water to water my plants and like the easy accessibility. Pretty satisfied with the results so far. I also wanted plastic so the tank wasn't too heavy when filled.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sadie on Feb 15, 2023

Not all pieces came with

Aquarium works so far no issues just it did not come with the switch for the light or container for cleaning the instructions list the items but it was not included in the set unfortunately will have to go out and try to find a clip on light since I cannot use my hood light without the switch

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bonnie on Nov 10, 2022

Nice looking product, pump doesnt last

Weve had this aquarium about eight weeks. In the middle of the night last night, we were awakened by the most alarming screeching noise. The pump was broken and not pulling water, but it sounded like a dying cat. Weve taken the whole thing apart and cleaned it again and it isnt pumping any water at all. My aquarium is kept super clean, so I dont understand. Very frustrating.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By karie on Jan 9, 2023

Tank pretty, pump dead in 1 month

My 3yr old asked Santa for a fishy tank for Christmas. I settled on this one. The pump died within a month.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emma on Sep 22, 2022

Little hiccup overcome by great customer service

Had an issue with the pump not working. I mentioned it in a review and I had an entire new tank on my doorstep two days later, which works perfectly. Happy to deal with a company with great customer service and prompt response.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on May 30, 2022

Would Recommend

I have had the 1 gallon MiniBow before and I decided I'd like a bigger tank so I purchased the 5 gallon and I love it! It isn't too big and isn't too small! It isn't really suitable for a desktop if you wanted to use it in an office unless you have a big desk (for that I would recommend the MiniBow 1 gallon), but it's great for the house, and the filter/water changing feature is amazingly easy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SoCalGamerGirl on Jun 24, 2022

Cute Aquarium

I bought the 2.5 gallon tank, to make sure it fits on my counter. Fit in the space perfectly. I set it up and cycled it first of course. I like this tank. Easy set-up, and will be easy to clean. I wish I had a space to buy a bigger one of these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on May 15, 2022

Love it - not disappointed

Was given a Betta as a gift. Started reading and learning more about their likes and needs. This tank seems to be perfect, looks good, easy to clean and my fish appears to be very happy (active too) in his new home!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By householdr2 on Jan 22, 2022

Excellent value! Really nice tank and easy setup.

This is a really nice tank and it was easy to set up. Comes with the filter and this particular bundle includes beautiful sage green Seaglass. The lid has a light. The tank itself has a profile that sits with a slight overlapping of the black base, so it has some interesting architectural feature to it too! lol The lid also has a hole for feeding and my automatic feeder I bought for the weekends when I’m not at work fits right on and over the hole. I love it. Excellent value! Oh my goodness, I almost forgot the most excellent part!!!– the filter has an arm that pulls up and turns off the flow then swivels to extend out over the back of a tank, then you push it down and the water starts to flow again so you can easily change out the water! So convenient!!! Again—I love it!!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on Feb 24, 2022

Check Elsewhere Before Buying

This is probably a fine little aquarium. However, after I got it, I saw it advertised from a competitor at $10 less. I guess I foolishly believed Chewy was the place to get deals. The second issue was shipping. I’m amazed this small plastic tank survived shipping, since it was packed with heavy canned pet food. The gravel I ordered was torn open during shipping. I really feel Chewy can do better.