Tetra Hexagon Aquarium Kit with LED Bubbler, 1-gal

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Description

Tetra Hexagon Aquarium Kit with LED Bubbler brings a splash of beauty to your home, office or dorm environment. The kit includes a hexagonal, seamless aquarium and auto color-changing, submersible LED lighting unit that combines with an air curtain to form a uniquely colorful bubbling effect. It also includes a Tetra Whisper filtration unit with a Tetra Bio-Bag for easy, reliable maintenance. for easy maintenance. All you have to do is add gravel, plants, water and fish to customize this aqua environment to your taste.

Key Benefits
  • great for Bettas, and with the addition of a heater, small tropical fish
  • Includes a clear plastic canopy with convenient feeding hole, an auto-changing LED bubbling disk, air driven Whisper internal filter, small Whisper Bio-Bag, and an air pump to drive both the airstone and filter
  • The LED bubbler colors include Red, green, blue, and everything in between
  • Hexagon shaped tank with clear lid and feeding hole
  • Great for beginning aquarist
What's Included

Hexagonal aquarium, submersible LED lighting and bubbling unit, Tetra Whisper filtration unit with Tetra Bio-Bag.

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  • Item Number
    105661
  • Dimensions
    8.31 x 8 x 7.69 inches
  • Capacity (Max)†
    1-gallon
Instructions

This aquarium is appropriate for keeping one Betta or up to two community tropical fish (We don’t recommend goldfish in any kit smaller than three gallons due to waste levels.)

FAQ

How do I safely clean an aquarium before setting it up?

If you purchased a new aquarium, simply rinsing it out with plain water will be enough. When you get a "new" used aquarium, the most important thing to remember is what not to do. Do not clean the aquarium with soapy water or with cleaning products. You should simply clean the aquarium with hot water. If you wish, you can mix some non-iodized salt in the water you are using to clean the tank. You may want to use a clean razor blade to scrape off any algae or calcium clusters which you can't remove from the glass with water alone.

Should I rinse my gravel before adding it to the aquarium?

Yes, you should remove the gravel from the bag and place it in a clean bucket. Run water over the gravel several times to remove any dust that may be on it. Then hold the gravel in place and empty the water from the bucket. A household colander can help speed the process.

Why should I test the water in my aquarium?

In nature, waste products from decaying matter, fish waste, and other animal waste are naturally filtered. The harmful ammonia and nitrites are removed by bacteria and plant life. The substrate at the bottom of a body of water will absorb harmful chemicals and decaying matter like a natural filter. The actual size of rivers and lakes will keep water healthy for animals. The larger a body of water, the less lethal any harmful chemicals will be to its inhabitants. In an aquarium, the natural filtration is replaced by equipment, which filters the water. The larger the aquarium you own, the easier it is to keep the water balanced and healthy. To ensure the ammonia and nitrite levels have not reached harmful levels, be sure to test the water. To understand how filtration occurs, one needs to understand the cycle. Fish waste and other decomposing material will produce ammonia. In high quantities, this chemical will kill animals in an aquarium.A new system will not have nitrifying bacteria present. Ammonia levels and then nitrite levels can reach deadly amounts. If this happens, partial water changes will bring levels down without destroying all of the nitrifying bacteria. This will only last about four to six weeks before the tank “cycles.” Or, you can add Tetra SafeStart® to your new aquarium. SafeStart® accelerates the establishment of the bio-filter in newly set-up freshwater aquariums. The live bacteria start working immediately to provide a safe and healthy environment for your fish without the long wait. SafeStart can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish or after medicating.Elevated levels of ammonia and nitrite should not occur in a “cycled” tank. Causes of elevated levels in a mature system would indicate overstocking or over-feeding, and should be corrected immediately.

What should I do if my new Tetra Whisper® Power Filter is not working?

Be sure there is water in the pump chamber -- if you don’t add water to the pump chamber, the filter will pull in air. Also, take care with how much water is in the aquarium. Most filters need the water level to be about one inch from the lip of the filter, and a shallow tank may prevent the filter from working. Finally, make sure your bubble walls and/or air stones are not directly under the intake tube. If bubbles go up the main tube, it will cause a rattling sound and may stop your filter from working.

My new Whisper® Power Filter starts to work, is noisy, or shuts off. What should I do?

This is often a problem with the impeller. Make sure the magnet and the white blades are connected as one piece. If they are separated, you will need a new impeller. This separation is covered under our 2-year warranty. Another problem that may occur with the impeller is sand. Tetra Whisper® Power Filters will not run properly in an aquarium containing sand. The sand gets between the magnetic impeller assembly and the Energizer®, preventing it from turning. You could possibly replace the sand with gravel or purchase a mesh net from your local pet store. Place the mesh net (or a piece of panty hose) on the strainer. Your filter will still pull out waste but it will not pull up the sand. Gravel is the preferred choice over sand in a freshwater aquarium.

Does my Whisper® Power Filter put oxygen in the water or do I need an air pump?

Tetra Whisper® Power Filter cleans the water and adds oxygen. As the water flows back into the tank, it breaks the surface, creating turbulence that adds oxygen to the water. It works like a waterfall. It can only benefit your tank to have extra oxygen, and the Whisper® Power Filter is all you need.

What can I do if my Whisper® Power Filter has stopped working?

Sometimes, the magnetic impeller assembly can become clogged with debris. To clean off fish waste, mineral deposits, etc., you will need to take the magnetic impeller assembly out of the filter. Take the rubber end cap pieces off the top and bottom. Slide the magnetic impeller assembly off the metal shaft and place both the impeller and the metal shaft in white vinegar. The metal shaft and magnetic impeller assembly should be soaked side-by-side. Do this for two hours and then rinse them in warm water. You can now put the magnetic impeller assembly back together. Check to be sure the magnet and the white blades are connected as one piece. If they have become separated, you will need a new impeller. This separation is covered under our two-year warranty. If you need a new impeller or another part, you can buy replacement parts directly from Tetra.

When can I add fish to my new aquarium?

When you first set up your aquarium, it is recommended you run your filter, heater, and air pumps for 24 – 48 hours before adding your fish. This will allow the heater to stabilize the temperature and ensure that all equipment is working properly. After this 24-48 hour period, you can add your Tetra AquaSafe® to the water, and then immediately add fish. When you do add your fish, float them in a plastic container for 20-30 minutes. This will allow the water temperature in the bag to be the same as the water temperature in your aquarium. After three to four weeks, you can begin introducing new fish at a rate of one to two fish per week. Just keep in mind that you should have one gallon of water per one inch of (mature) fish. Have three gallons of water per one inch of goldfish.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst fish tank I ever did buy.

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    Tetra, what is your deal? You have NO support line to call even though your instructions say you do but its a dead end. This tank is so awful I had to go out and buy a new one. The instructions are total crap, pretty design but the light did not work, the bubbler did not work, the filter smell disgusting. Nothing about it worked. Don't buy.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    sad fishies

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    Haven’t even bought it but bettas need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive. Nothing is sadder than a 1 gal tank. Disappointed that this is advertised as being great for bettas. Do some research y’all.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Little Starter Aquarium

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    This is a great tiny aquarium for someone just starting out with fish keeping. It would be good for one betta or a small school of tetras and a snail or two. The hose and filter housings are a little delicate, but work well. The light/bubble mechanism is neat, but the light, being only one LED that changes colours, is largely for ambience and isn't really bright enough. I'd recommend buying a second light for the top of the tank. I used this to temporarily relocate the fish in my 5 gallon aquarium so I could clean it, and it worked like a charm. I may leave it set up with a betta and two snails. Basic, and probably won't last long, but a solid bet for someone who doesn't want to spend This is a great tiny aquarium for someone just starting out with fish keeping. It would be good for one betta or a small school of tetras and a snail or two. The hose and filter housings are a little delicate, but work well. The light/bubble mechanism is neat, but the light, being only one LED that changes colours, is largely for ambience and isn't really bright enough. I'd recommend buying a second light for the top of the tank. I used this to temporarily relocate the fish in my 5 gallon aquarium so I could clean it, and it worked like a charm. I may leave it set up with a betta and two snails. Basic, and probably won't last long, but a solid bet for someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of money to find out whether they really want to have fish around. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Completely misleading product

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    I've had great purchasing satisfaction with Chewy -until now. This "aquarium" is way too small for all the stuff your suppose to be able to put in it AND allow space for a betta to occupy. The air pump is a pain to use cause you either have to have it on a shelf 12 inches above the tank or down low which requires a check-valve piece that is sold separately. If you don't bother trying to stuff all those accessories in the tank and just buy a couple of plants, a cozy beta bed hammock and some nice rocks it's a decent tank for a betta-temporarily.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for adult bettas

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    Purchased this tank for a male betta fish and I suppose you get what you pay for. It’s really small in comparison to another 1.6 gallon that we have already, and it doesn’t sound like .6 is going to make that much difference, but this 1 gallon looks like a dwarf in comparison. The filter cartridge doesn’t look like it’s going to do a very good job of cleaning the water, I doubt it will last long. And there’s no room for decorations in this tank unless you’re getting a very small ornament. We had to cut a fake plant that we had purchased in order to fit it and the tiny ceramic log just barely works. Bottom line, this would work for a quarantine/hospital tank, raising a baby Betta for a short period Purchased this tank for a male betta fish and I suppose you get what you pay for. It’s really small in comparison to another 1.6 gallon that we have already, and it doesn’t sound like .6 is going to make that much difference, but this 1 gallon looks like a dwarf in comparison. The filter cartridge doesn’t look like it’s going to do a very good job of cleaning the water, I doubt it will last long. And there’s no room for decorations in this tank unless you’re getting a very small ornament. We had to cut a fake plant that we had purchased in order to fit it and the tiny ceramic log just barely works. Bottom line, this would work for a quarantine/hospital tank, raising a baby Betta for a short period, or for housing your child’s first pet goldfish, but if you are looking for a permanent tank for adult bettas look elsewhere. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent fish bowl

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    Its a decent fish bowl aside from, the light has already went out after like two or three weeks, the lid doesn't fit, the bubbler doesn't function properly and the filter lid doesn't stay on. But other wise it is a decent tank I suppose

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tetra Aquarium

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    I got this for my sad beta. Precilla loves it. All the room, the lights, and the bubbles. She feels like royalty. I would recomend it to all.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy the lights ans the bubble.

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    I love the colors ans my fish seems to enjot the tank lol I do get alittle confuses with the bubbler ans the filter knobs. But overall really great!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Bubbling LED Aquarium

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    Looks great, I love that the LED light changes colors, I turned the bubbling part off my betta seems to have a hard time swimming around with it on, but the bubbling along with the lighting is really beautiful. I used a mixture of white and bright colored gravel.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Price Tank

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    Awesome Price. Tank was really great size. Cover doesn't fit like it should when the water and gravel is in it; no matter how little of water or sand is in it. Also the filter is too big for the tank. Says to put below cover, but when you do, the non-adjustable plastic intake tube won't allow it to set in the tank...way too long. I tried to adjust the filter several ways with it's attachment, there really is no way to leave it in the tank as they say. Lite/air fixture won't stay suctioned. so it flails all over when plugged in. Snails hate the colors changing, so didn't use. Disappointed with this tank even though it was a great price...Now I know why.

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