Animalnews Hagen Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, 35 x 33 x 33 cm, 34 Litre:Animalnews
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Hagen Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, 35 x 33 x 33 cm, 34 Litre:Animalnews

Hagen
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Hagen Published in September 24, 2018, 4:09 am
 Hagen Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, 35 x 33 x 33 cm, 34 Litre:Animalnews

Hagen Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, 35 x 33 x 33 cm, 34 Litre:Animalnews

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RTy
2#
RTy Reply to on 21 August 2017
I love my fluval flex. I would have given 5 stars but you need to get something to cover the input holes to the rear chamber to prevent small fish escaping back there and getting stressed. The pictures on the box and fluval website itself and the shop I bought from said it was suitable for stocking with lots of small fish such as danios, minnows or tetras. These fish, unless a fully grown danio will get throughthe hholes into the rear chamber. You need to know this as set up so you can adapt the tank. Fluval make and sell "filter intake screens" which are designed to do the job and cost £2 from their website. Part number A14778. I have no idea why they don't supply them with the tank or send them to tank stockists. I lost 2 of my original 6 fish because I wasn't aware of this problem. Fluval sent me the screens as soon as I complained so I can't fault them for that.
Katie656
3#
Katie656 Reply to on 5 November 2017
This tank was purchased to replace our old 32 litre to give us a bit more variety with what fish we can keep. So far I am extremely pleased, the tank arrived promptly, was easy to set up and looks fab (much better than our old tank ever did). What's more, thanks to the dimensions of this tank, being square rather than rectangle, it fits in to gaps most other 57 litres would not, enabling a greater water volume without sacrificing space.
Amazon Customer
4#
Amazon Customer Reply to on 9 June 2018
Lovely tank, am very pleased with it. Very easy set up and love the fact nothing is inside the tank, and all filter, heating etc is at the back. Lighting is a very nice extra, and especially the remote control to change the lighting and power off the lighting
anthony shields
5#
anthony shields Reply to on 4 June 2018
Turned up with European plugs fitted and now they have been removed from the website due to problem they won’t tell me about, I wonder if it’s because the wrong plugs are fitted
andrew witney
6#
andrew witney Reply to on 22 June 2018
What a amazing tank
Jamie Macgregor
7#
Jamie Macgregor Reply to on 8 May 2018
Came with a European plug fitting instead of a UK one. Have returned it.
phil warriner
8#
phil warriner Reply to on 29 August 2017
Looks really good. Easy to set up and love the different coloured lights
Amazon Customer
9#
Amazon Customer Reply to on 26 September 2017
Lovely little tank and a solid buy for a first timer that wants a generous sized aquarium with minimal difficulty setting it up and getting it cycled

The curved front is great and adds an awful lot of depth to the tank, it's rather deceptive how deep the curve is until you see it side on, it makes for great foreground movement of fish, making it one of the most visually interesting tanks I have owned because of this curve.

A downside is the filter holes, they are large enough for small tetras and shrimp to go through.
I sat and watched two shrimp happily swim into the back , I remedies this by putting a coarse sponge behind each filter hole so water movement is not effected but fish can no longer fit through. There are filter holes at the top and bottom however, so you will need to monitor both.

Pros:
- Very tidy with cables all running from one hole
- All heating kit (not included) , pump and filters are hidden behind the wall at the back, making it far nicer to look at and easier to clean without disturbing your fish
- lighting is powerful and adjustable brightness with a range of colour that can compliment the fish
- very solid build
- easy to pop extras in the back chambers, for example I keep a bacteria ball / ammonia reducing ball in the back chambers and some extra ceramic medium there too

Cons
- if keeping smaller fish, you should spend a few pounds in something to cover the filter inlets at the back
- need a very small net or cleaning tools to clean the back chambers
- no automatic timers on lights
- rapidly makes you want a bigger aquarium with no fish
- heater not included but a 40w fits easily next to the pump and the materials keep it very well insulated

If allowed to cycle property and establish, the tank can I be kept well stocked and clean.

Current
8 micro tetra
2 Gourami
3 blue Ram
Shrimp and Snails
DjB
10#
DjB Reply to on 19 September 2017
Ive purchased 2 of these, 1 for my dwarf puffers and the other for my betta. Initial impressions are good but there are a few things I'm not keen on.

Firstly, the good points:
The light is fairly good, I think it'll grow lots of easy/medium plants.
All of the filter is hidden and easy to get to and clean.
Theres lots of room for extra bio media and a heater.
There's a surface skimmer outlet as well as a lower one.
Good flow with good outlets/inlets.
The curved glass doesn't distort the view or magnify it.
Black honeycomb to hide the waterline.
Nice base size for planting.
light will go onto a timer

The not so good bits:
I've deducted a star for the humming of the pumps, both mine are very noisy. I'm glad these aren't in a bedroom.I'll add the extra star if it gets better in the next few weeks.
The curve of the glass shows odd reflections of light. Mine are in a conservatory and reflect the roof.
The lightning and colour lights gimmick. The remote is useless if you use a timer.
Flimsy lid and the evaporation runs off it and over everything when you lift it off.
One came with a smaller grill outlet adapter fitted the other didn't and has large holes for tetras etc to fit through.
The plugs are different on the lights. one has the cable coming from the top, the other from the bottom. Makes it difficult to put both on my tower socket.
Did I mention the pumps are noisy!

UPDATE
one of the pumps has stopped working after a week so Ive replaced them both with Hydor pico 1000 and they're silent and smaller.
I've added another 1kg of ceramic to each filter and it hasn't effected flow at all. All plants are growing well bacopa, hemianthus baby tears, heteranthea, p.helferi, eleocharis, h. japan, s.subulata and a few others all with co2 and the standard light.
Amazon Customer
11#
Amazon Customer Reply to on 26 February 2017
i just fell in love with this, and i have it in my bedroom it looks great.
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