Product Type: Elite fish accessories
Newest Review: ... The tank is 60 ltr, 60cm x 30 cm x 35 cm which is a good size for a mid level tank. The tank itself is made from a thick glass whi... more
Great tank for beginners or experienced users
Elite 60 Aquarium
Member Name: James2807
Elite 60 Aquarium
Advantages: Style, everything you need to start a fish tank
My girlfriend and I really want a puppy but a busy life means we don't have the time for one just yet. We decided to get tropical fish instead as they would need far less work. We started off with a 30 ltr aqua cube tank which was a great starter kit, but as anyone with tropical fish knows, they become quite addictive. We found ourselves buying more fish which grew quicker than expected. We decided to buy the 60 ltr tank as an upgrade and it has been fantastic.
The tank is 60 ltr, 60cm x 30 cm x 35 cm which is a good size for a mid level tank. The tank itself is made from a thick glass which I prefer to the equivalent plastic tanks. The tank is housed in a plastic frame which gives it a nice finish and you can choose to have either a black of silver frame. The lid of the tank is well designed as there is a sub lid which allows for the fish to be fed or the tank to be cleaned without having to remove the entire top. You will need a very strong stand to place the tank as when it is full of water it weight a ton, so a flat, solid surface is essential.
The tank is a great set up for beginners as it comes with everything you need to run the tank. The filter is excellent quality and replacement filter pads can be picked up fairly cheaply from ebay. The set comes with basic chemicals you need to treat the tap water as well as stress coat for the fish as well as some food. The chemicals will need to be replaced as used every time you change the water (around 20% every week). The lid has a built in light (and comes with a bulb) which makes the tank look great, especially in the dark. The set also comes with a heater, but I would recommend buying a second to have as a spare in case it breaks.
It is hard to say how many fish it will hold as it depends on what type of wish you wish to keep. However it is safe to say you will be able to have a few decent sized fish in the tank. I have 2 angel fish, a few tetras, a Plecco and a snail.
I bought the tank for around £80 which is great value for everything that you get. It can be picked up from Pets at Home or many independent pet shops.
Summary: Great tank