Tetra Crescent Acrylic Freshwater Aquarium

Watch a panoramic view in a small package for an affordable price with the Tetra Crescent Acrylic Aquarium System that’s available in three gallon (11.3 liter) and 5 gallon (19 liter) sizes. That makes them perfect for fitting into small places, yet you get illumination and filtration with this aquatic package.

Tetra started with Dr. Ulrich Baensch in Hanover, Germany, a tropical fish breeder who was tired with collecting live food for his fish from local small streams. In the 1950s, Dr. Baensch developed the manufacturing of dried flake fish food. Four types of flakes, plus vitamins, made up the flakes. The Greek word “tetra,” meaning four and the third syllable of vitamin was added to create the name for his fish food, TetraMin. His fish food revolutionized the aquarium hobby and Dr. Baensch developed a global company.

Spectrum Brands, a U.S. company which also sells Rayovac batteries; Remington, Russell Hobbs and George Foreman home appliances; Spectracide and Garden Safe lawn products; and Cutter and Repel insect repellents, bought Tetra and added it to their United Pet Group set of companies in 2005. Tetra is sold in 90 countries around the world and is the largest manufacturer of aquarium and pond products worldwide. 

A continuous piece of curved acrylic is used for viewing through this aquarium. It also comes with a clear plastic cover that contains a hole for feeding through, along with holes for a light, the filter and electrical cordage. A solid black plastic base holds this inexpensive tank together.

What’s great about this freshwater aquarium system is that for around $50 in U.S. funds, you get a small aquarium with bright Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting, a state-of-the-art internal biological filter and a power adapter. It’s just a matter of adding gravel, artificial or real plants, water and fish to create your own aquatic paradise.

A mounting bracket slides into the center of the back of this Tetra Crescent Acrylic tank, where a low-voltage light containing 16 LED bulbs is attached.

A Whisper (another United Pet Group aquatic brand) Internal Filter is hung on the back wall of your tank. You actually get a filter made for a 10-gallon (37.8 liter) aquarium, so it keeps the water extra clean. The three-stage filtration in this filter uses an activated carbon filter to take odors and discoloration out of your aquarium’s water. Mesh in the Bio-Bag catches fish waste and large particulates to keep your aquarium clean. Bacteria in the bristles of the Bio-Scrubber keep your aquarium’s water at the correct chemical levels. By changing out the Bio-Bag and a quarter of your water once a month, you maintain a healthy aquatic environment for your fish.

Tetra AquaSafe, a water conditioner, is initially added to your water. AquaSafe takes out chlorine, which is usually present in tap water and deadly to most fish, especially tropical fish. It also adds minerals and vitamins into your aquarium’s water that are beneficial to fish.

The Tetra Crescent Acrylic Aquarium System is a perfect starter set for any freshwater fish hobbyist. Plus, you don’t need to acquire a mortgage to buy this fish tank. With a shatterproof enclosure made from acrylic, your fish enjoy a safe environment and you receive a dependable product that gives you hours of enjoyment.

TetraCare is a free service that you can sign up for after purchasing this Tetra Crescent aquarium, which assists in guiding a beginner through the intricacies of keeping fish. You get online and telephone support. E-mails arrive with suggestions and tips to help you through the first six months of your freshwater aquarium hobby. Plus, you’re given access to a toll-free telephone number with Tetra aquarium experts who can answer questions every day of the week.

Reviewers of the Tetra Crescent Acrylic Aquarium Kit love the quality of the tank and make exemplary remarks about the LED lighting. Several Tetra Crescent owners, along with Tetra, suggest buying a heater, if you house tropical fish in your tank. Considering the LED lighting, biological bacteria filtration and the curved acrylic tank that makes up the Tetra Crescent Acrylic Kit, you gain some modern aquatic technology available with this aquarium for a much lower price than most systems.