Advantages It's pink and popular
Disadvantages Nothing for those on a pink fest
We seem to acquire fish at an unhealthy rate, and although we already have a large fish tank, when another two additions to our family arrived, I decided to get another home. Little Miss thought she should have first choice of des res, so was given the choice of tank.Of course, this pink tank caught her eye almost immediately, and nothing else would be suitable for the new fish.
Cunningly marketed with a small picture of the tank on the box, and a large shell backdrop and mermaid to the foreground, this is sure to be a hit with anyone on a pink fest. We even have a rather magical description of the legend of the mermaid, and even a young child who can’t yet read a full newspaper soon realises that they can now “be enchanted by the Mermaid’s underwater adventures”~~WHO IS IT FOR?~~
~~WHAT DO I GET?~~17 litre glass aquarium. 29.5cm x 32cm
Really everything needed to set up an aquarium…mermaid of course being THE MOST IMPORTANT!~~THE TANK AND ACCESSORIES~~
Naturally, the tank is pink- a rather bright Barbie pink. That’s not strictly true; the tank itself is clear but the eyes are drawn to the pink feet and the pink curved lid. The lid is useful in that the corners can be lifted for ease of feeding, so no need to lift up the whole lid.The water filter is also pink, I assume so that it coordinates perfectly, and the gravel is a rather pretty shade of mid pink.
Mermaid is a rather beautiful mermaid with flowing blonde locks, blue eyes and extraordinarily long eyelashes. She sits on a blue shell, and does truly appeal to lovers of all things girly and pink. I remind the world that I didn’t chose it!The instruction leaflet is written in English and French, so for anyone confused by one language just go for the other. Actually, I set it up myself, and with a series of pictures and simple step by step instructions, I was able to get it all going without any bother whatsoever.
~~SETTING IT UP~~The instructions tell me how to do this, and a lot of it is common sense. Yes, I know to add the gravel, and the mermaid, and I do know that water is imperative for fish.
Remember to rinse the filter before setting it up, as well as all the other bits and pieces. Another point to note is that the water should be left for 3 or 4 days before introducing the fish to their home. This was useful advise, otherwise, I would have sent them home immediately.So, I do everything correctly, add the conditioner and supplement, and there it stands complete with some extra foliage we had purchased at the shop. But wait…having followed the instructions to the letter, I still had the feet to put on the bottom of the tank. No good without feet, so I have to empty the water out and start again.
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