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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Blog POP! API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium #Giveaway

We received the following aquarium in hopes we would share our experiences here on the blog. All fish/decorations/etc were purchased separate and are not affiliated. We are not experts, please consult one before adopting fish and beginning a new tank.
Choosing the right first tank for your child with the API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium. #sp
Momma Told Me: Don't look at me, its your pet!

We have a lot of pets in our household, and Sabrina(12) certainly has had a menagerie through the years. Her mother has caved on more than one 'But mom!' paired with a sad face and puppy eyes, but none have ever really been her pet. Having a beloved animal in the home that you interact and play with is much different than being responsible for a living thing through and through. So, when the pleas for a new pet began most recently we decided we would cave with a pet she could call all her own; 3 colorful guppies she promptly named Squiggles, Spot, and Steven. But before we could bring them home we had a bit of a quest to find and setup the perfect first tank.
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
After a lot of research, and some important insight from Sabrina (this one lights up and plays music) we decided on a modest sized API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium. Naturally the adults had more scientific reasoning than the tween. While its a simple acrylic tank, the 2.5 is the perfect starter size to allow 3-4 small school size fish while allowing room for decorations (one of the most important parts from a child's perspective!) I loved that is was not only affordable, at around $40 retail, but came packaged as a comprehensive kit including API Quick Start Aquarium Food/Treatments, a Superclean 10 Filtration Pump, 3 Color LED Lighting, and MP3 Sound Stick.
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
Out of the box the API AquaTunes aquariums are ready to go, so to speak- you will want to set up and cycle your tank about 2 weeks prior to adding fish. Read more about tank preparation in our First Tank For Kids Guide from earlier this year. What you WILL need to purchase is a long term water treatment solution, long term fish food source, gravel or rock bedding of choice (about 5lbs) and 1 medium or 2-3 small decorations. Corner tanks offer great visibility in use, but can be a bit of a pain to fill and decorate so bring the acrylic tank with you to pick out decorations if possible. The only thing more frustrating than a child waiting 2 weeks to bring home fish is one who has waited 2 weeks and then hears their Sofia The First fish castle doesn't fit!
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
For children old enough to help with setup establishing a tank can be a valuable learning experience (and a test in patience.) Read up on and learn about the carbon cycles for aquariums, and balancing pH levels (even in low level 'Guppy' style aquariums.) Remember to stress that the fish are a living responsibility and proper cleaning and care of the aquarium is vital to their survival. In general I always recommend bringing a water sample in to your local pet store for free testing before introducing fish into a new tank.As professionals they will be able to ensure your aquarium is ready to become the new aquatic environment for your swimming friends.
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
I have to say not only did Sabrina do a great job decorating and laying out her AquaTunes aquarium, but the first initial views were breath-taking. The acrylic is crystal clear and the wide walls of the corner shaped aquarium make for optimal viewing at any angle. The AquaTunes is essentially identical to the API Corner 2.5 Gallon tank except that which gives it it's name- the simple LED lighting and sound fixture that mounts in the lid of the tank. This simple device has a three color alternating LED color lamp (Red, Blue, and Green) and the ability to play sound clips and songs from a micro SD card. And let me tell you this unit is LOUD and clear.
API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium- Plays MP3s and Soothing Sound Clips For Your Office or Child's Bedroom. #sp
Sabrina was beside herself to learn she could have a fish tank all her own AND play Bruno Mars in her bedroom. This was one big win all around for the cost- and that lesson in responsibility? Those fish have not only survived 3 months so far, but made a trip from California to Texas in her recent move. I'd say she's really stepping up thanks to her new AquaTunes aquarium! You'll find this and other API aquariums online at Amazon.com and in stores such as Walmart and Kohl's.

What Daughter Says: Help foster responsibility with the gift of a starter aquarium this holiday season.


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Blog POP! API AquaTunes 2.5 Gallon Aquarium
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21 comments:

  1. I like the API AQUARIUM KIT 6 GALLONS 360° VIEW

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  2. I like the API AQUARIUM KIT 3 GALLONS 360° VIEW

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  3. I would also like to have the API BETTA KIT 2 GALLONS for my sons room.

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  4. Jennifer HernandezDecember 5, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    API AQUARIUM KIT 3 GALLONS 360° VIEW

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  5. A) I had no idea such a thing existed, B)I had no idea that I wanted one, so the only thing that would be better is of it was bigger!! The 3.5 Gallon tank for my desk!

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  6. I have a 5 gallon API tank that I started with my 4 year old daughter and its great! I made her apart of the set up process (adding in the water treatments) and it made it that much more special.

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  7. I like the API AQUARIUM KIT 6 GALLONS 360° VIEW. It would fit perfectly in the corner of my living room. We have 4 fish tanks right now. Two 40 gallons, a 20 and a 10. In the main tank we have rams and rainbow fish, in my youngest sons tanks we have an assortment of tetras and in my oldest sons tank he has swordtails. My tank is the smallest and it's really supposed to be a quarantine but since it''s set up anyways I'm growing frogbit in it.

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  8. The 3 gallon 360 degree view tank. We have an area in our bedroom it would be perfect for. Watching fish is so relaxing.

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  9. I would love the API 360 degree 3 gallon tank

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  10. I would love the API BETTA KIT 2 GALLONS

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  11. I would love the API BETTA KIT 2 GALLONS

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  12. Nicole Carter WeasleyDecember 10, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    I would love to have the API BETTA KIT 1.5 GALLONS. Betta's are so beautiful, one of my favorite fish!

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  13. API AQUARIUM KIT 3 GALLONS 360° VIEW

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  14. These are so awesome. Perfect for my little home. We love the API BETTA KIT 2 GALLONS best. Love the shape

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  15. I would love to get the API BETTA KIT 1.7 GALLON Hex Shaped fish tank I had a Beta fish before and they are easy to take care of and so pretty.

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  16. This desk top would be perfect for my desk and I can see it from all angles, API AQUARIUM KIT 3 GALLONS 360° perfect for relaxing.

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  17. I love that they have different shapes to choose from. I would probably get a corner aquarium so i can fit on the counter in the kitchen.

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  18. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)December 15, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    I like the API BETTA KIT 1.5 GALLONS. These would be really fun to have!

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  19. I love the API BETTA KIT 2 GALLONS kit because it has the LED lights. Wow, this is such a good idea!!! I might actually get this for my 11 year old daughter. This are so neat, I want one for my bedroom, too!

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