- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 24.1 x 29.8 cm ; 5.76 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 6.2 Kg
- Item Model Number: PTA1
- ASIN: B01MTKXJ6K
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 30 June 2018
- Customer Reviews: 52 customer ratings
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- #54 in Aquariums & Fish Bowls
Penn Plax Aqua Terrarium Planting Tank with Aquarium for Fish, Waterfall, LED Light, Filter, Desktop Size, 1.85 Gallon
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- Beautiful curved glass plant terrarium and small fish aquarium combined into one aquatic ecosystem that creates a lush planter environment. Grow live plants along with your fish.
- Terrarium kit features a 1.85 gallon crystal clear glass tank, aquaponic waterfall, rockscape with planting pods, and deluxe artificial plant pack.
- Integrated water filter keeps aquarium water fresh and healthy. Pump circulates water through cascading waterfall providing nutrients to plants through hydroponics.
- High powered LED plant growth light helps live plant thrive in the ecosystem. Grow watercress, English ivy, jade and herbs in your terrarium.
- Aquarium is suitable for small fish such as guppies, goldfish, zebras and more. Terrarium tank measures 10.5 in deep by 9.5 in wide by 11.8 inches high and fits on any desk, dresser, or tabletop.
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The Penn Plax Aqua Terrarium Planting Tank with Aquarium is the latest in aquatic ecosystems. The beautiful, revolutionary design allows you to grow your favorite live plants together with your fish in one symbiotic environment. The terrarium tank includes a rock landscape with planting pods, cascading waterfall that provides nutrients to plants through the natural hydroponic cycle, and a set of deluxe artificial plants. The high powered LED growing light provides artificial sunlight so your plants will thrive. This 1.85 gallon glass tank utilizes a curved design which also provides a separate aquarium for fish. An integrated filter and pump circulate the water so the aquarium stays clean and healthy. Grow plants such as watercress, English ivy, jade, herbs, along with other non-toxic houseplants. Terrarium measures 10.5 inches deep by 9.5 inches wide by 11.8 inches high and aquarium is suitable for small fish such as guppies, goldfish, zebras and others. Terrarium decorations and fish are not included and sold separately. Shop the Penn Plax terrarium ornament and plant collection for a complete look. Most indoor house plants are suitable for the planting in the environment; suggestions include Chinese evergreen, English ivy, jade, mint, chives, basil, as well as other house plants. Penn Plax recommends you research the plants toxicity and nutritional requirements before planting. Plant seeds are not recommended. Any fish food can be used but avoid overfeeding as this can cloud water and harm both fish and plants.
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-Beautiful and unique. I've never seen a tank that is so eye catching. It's equal parts aquarium, terrarium, and water fountain.
-The filter seems nice, and the pump has an adjustable flow rate. There is a compartment in the filter that comes with a biological/mechanical filtration sponge, and a smaller empty compartment where I added another sponge.
-The light is bright and my plants already seem to be growing towards it.
-Small aquarium...simply too small for goldfish and other fish the sellers recommend. I think it's irresponsible to tell your customers to put tetras and goldfish and corys in a tank like this.
-Planting pods are small and don't drain at the bottom. My plants look good, but their roots don't fit all the way in the pods, and since there's no way for water to drain from the bottom, I'm afraid the roots of my plants may rot. We'll see in the next couple of weeks if that happens.
-The filter is loud and sometimes "chugs" water.
-The peak of the mountain "lid" does not fit properly.
-The tank is small, glass, and has no lid, so keeping the water above 73ish degrees (even with a heater) is a challenge.
-THE BIGGEST FLAW: The following flaw is the only thing I DESPISE about this tank: the filter is VERY inconvenient to get to. The whole upper half of the "mountain" comes off, along with 3 of the 5 planting pods. Whenever I have to access the filter (to adjust flow rates, add a heater, clean the sponge, etc), I completely knock over the plants in the two front pods and spill contents from the upper pods. In addition, it's VERY tight back there, and attaching the hose that brings water to to the top is a nightmare.
All things considered, I really do love this little tank, and I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who enjoys water features and unique tanks. It's a lot of work to get set up, and I encourage that you put nothing besides shrimp and plants in it, but it's beautiful, unique, and I'm sure it'll be worth the hassle once everything gets going.
1) the pump doesn't seem to be quite big enough to provide a "good" waterfall action and circulation, it's enough to keep water going over the planting areas but it doesn't do much for the surface of the pool area. haven't tried a bigger pump yet but I may. Currently though I lose about 1in of water a day due to evaporation, so have to solve that problem first.
2) the planting pods are small, I've had it about a month and have had to change out plants because the root system gets too big for the planting pods. either needs some holes to let the roots go through or overall needs to be a little bigger. (may try drilling holes later on down the line)
3) in order to hide a heater in the back you have to modify the 3 chamber filtration system. I put a Tetra 26447 submersible heater in but had to knock out a piece of plastic in the back. the filter medium is just a sponge which is working, but depending on what you do with the tank may need to be fixed.
4) there's a large gap where the top part of the rock meets the base. I used a little food grade silicon to fill the gap to allow the water to flow properly.
All of those issues are minor in my mind and can be fixed with a few modifications that a normal hobbyist would do anyways. Currently I have things like Lucky bamboo, and other water loving plants in the top. I did have Basil in it as well but it got too large and had to be removed (issue 2). I have 6 fish of various sizes. I know eventually I'll have to move a few of them but they look great in the tank now. Currently there's an albino pleco, 3 endless live bearer males and 2 clown loach (tiny, temporary to help with snail population). I have several underwater plants as well and my water parameters are perfect, I just have to keep adding about a pint of water every other day due to evaporation.
I do want to address one complaint I saw in a lot of reviews that I think is user error: the water flow is NOT insufficient. It's just really easy to kink the hose while putting it together, so if your water flow seems weak, look in the back and consider re-configuring the hose. Mine had ample water flow after I did that.
WHY AM I RETURNING IT?
First, the sectioned plastic unit inside the fake rock designed to create a filtration system and hide components was so poorly glued that it did not form any kind of seal, and actually popped off with the slightest pressure while I inserted the pump. My plan was to just re-glue it myself but then I realized it should be attached BEFORE the bottom section of the fake rock. I did not want to un-attach the rock then re-build the whole thing from scratch.
Second, the fake rocks are so poorly manufactured that they do not fit together anything like the picture shows. Huge gaps are left and it kind of sits on top all wobbly. Same with the tiny rock dome that covers the waterfall outlet.
I was so excited when this came. I read the negative reviews and thought "those people didn't know what it was supposed to be. I can tinker enough to make this work for me" and that was true to an extent, but I just can't justify supporting false advertising (in the sense that it is not quite the same shape as pictured, and does not fit together so nicely) and I don't think it should be my responsibility to completely rebuild the thing. Tinkering is fine, but I bought what was supposed to be a drop-in waterfall system which actually fell apart and sucked in almost every way.
Our Betta fish somehow swam to the back of the tank, BEHIND the rock wall. We think that the silicone glue dissolved in some spots maybe, and he was able to swim through a hole to get to the back. He almost got sucked into the filter. He did this twice in one day!
Same day, we removed the whole rock unit and scraped off the glue on the glass. Use caution if you’re using this tank, be ready to modify it if your fish figures out how to swim to the back.
I posted pictures of what it looks like now versus before. We also replaced the light and filter.