Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre Fish Tank Review

Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre Fish Tank ReviewEthan has been asking me for a pet for as long as I can remembered and I hate keep telling him that it was impossible. He wanted a cat or a dog or even both! You see, we used to have cat when he was a toddler but she has passed away with an unknown cancer. We were all very sad as she has been with me for 17 human years! It was Ethan’s BFF.
A week ago we were asked to review a Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre fish tank to review. Without hesitation I said “Yes!”. Ethan did not know about this and when he got home from school he was over joy as he opened the box! I believed the words he used were: “That is Amazing! Mummy! Wow!”. (Ding! Ding! Mummy points!)

About the product…

  • A sturdy glass aquarium with the following dimensions: 60 x 30 x 30 cm (54 L volume) and 4mm thick glass.
  • High-quality stylish cover with 6 watt LED lighting and a convenient feeding hatch
  • Effective Tetra Easy Crystal Filter box providing modern clean and efficient filtration – supplied with two filter cartridges, for long-term crystal clear, healthy water.
  • Easycrystal® filters are extremely easy to clean: replace the filter cartridge every 4 weeks. no need to rinse the filter medium, no more wet hands!
  • Reliable 50 watt heater – preset to 25°C.
  • TetraMin complete diet for tropical fish and Tetra AquaSafe water conditioner ensuring that the water is safe for fish.

Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre Fish Tank Review

How to set up the Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre fish tank.

Setting up the tank for the water to settled before we visit our nearest aquarium pet shop over the weekend was real easy peasy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Light: Fit the light tube by clipping onto the clippings underneath the tank lid.
  2. Filters and heater: Place the two filters cartridges inside the Tetra Easy Crystal Filter box. Insert the heater stick inside the void area of the Tetra Easy Crystal Filter box. Stick the rubber ends of the pod onto the side of the glass tank.
  3. Fill and go! Fill the tank up with tap water and pour in the supplied Tetra AquaSafe solution to make tap water safe for fish according to ratio measurements. Just plug the Tetra Easy Crystal Filterbox and it is ready to go!
Our visit to the Perfect Aquatics Ltd. was a lovely day out for the kids as we also get to see other pets in the store as well. The kids chose their fish and I also  got other items too. These are of-course optional.
Other recommended items for a fish new comfy home…
  • Water plants – These provides extra oxygen for the fish and in turn helps keep the water clean.
  • Gravels – We chose 1 small pack of the normal brown; white and a multi-coloured ones.
  • Extra oxygen supply tube and pump. – I thought it was quite a big tank and this is just for my own piece of mind. I am not very good at keeping fish. So hopefully they will last.
  • Cleaning items – I chose a glass scrubber and gravel cleaner.
  • Tetra Test 6 in 1 Digital Water Tester. – This is like a dip stick and it will tells you exactly how your water is doing.

Once we got home, Ethan was eagerly readily to pour in the gravels and placed the plants in. We waited for the water to settle first before placing in the fish as it was making the water a little dusty.

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 The next morning and many mornings after. I found Ethan was eating his breakfast in front of the fish tank instead of his eyes glued to the cartoons on the television. This is such a blissful scenes.
Tetra Starter Line 54 Litre Fish Tank Review
Looking after pets can be a lot of hard work, but I think if you are like me with limited time and can not walk your dogs or worried of having someone to look after the cats while you are away for a week or so, then having fish as pets seem like to be the answer. This is because you can buy a weekly or monthly fish food ball or that you could asked your lovely neighbour to just feed them a little pinch of fish food flasks each day, which is not much of an ask at all.
Our aquarium has brought the house a little calmer for some reasons. When the kids get upset I just divert them to feed the fish and the problems seem to diminish within minutes.
Also as I have mentioned on our Day Out with Tetra post that having a fish tank in your living room or located near your front door – in Chinese Feng Shui – is a philosophical system of harmonising everyone with the surrounding environment. It is used to bring money luck and abundance to your life! Well, I must say I am still waiting for the money luck to come my way, but I’ll take the harmony that it brings to the house any day! lol! 😉

Would you like some luck or calmness this Christmas or perhaps you know a friend who would be in need of some good luck and after a quiet time after the havoc of Christmas? Why not get them a Tetra Aquarium this Christmas. They will be very happy! 🙂

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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 14/10/2016 / 4:18 pm

    Ooooh, we are being sent a Tetra tank soon and I literally can’t wait! (and I must have seen you at the event in Old Street too, but I’m terribly socially awkward, so didn’t actually talk to anyone – bad blogger!). Looks like you’re all loving it!

    • 16/10/2016 / 11:08 am

      Don’t worry, you are not the only one. I am terrible! lol! Yes, the kids really loving the aquarium. It is exactly what we needed in our house instead of a pet dog or cat! 🙂 Thank you for dropping by. xx

  2. 20/10/2016 / 6:13 pm

    It’s absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

  3. 21/10/2016 / 1:57 pm

    We’ve been keeping fish for years and tetra are a great make. The kids absolutely love the fish too. Great pics, they certainly look very happy x

  4. 21/10/2016 / 2:04 pm

    I’ve mentioned before I loved having fish tanks, we had two tropical and one marine tank before we had the kids, but it got to hard to maintain all of them. I would love a little tank like this as I find them so relaxing to look at. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  5. 21/10/2016 / 5:45 pm

    Oh WOW this looks amazing!! The children look so happy with it and it looks great too. We used to have a tropical tank but we don’t now, I miss how relaxing it was to sit and watch them swimming by! #fabfridaypost

  6. Kellie - Hooray for Moms
    21/10/2016 / 6:27 pm

    We love the beauty of aquariums and have several. It’s mesmerizing to sit back and watch the fish, the kids just love it!

  7. 21/10/2016 / 9:16 pm

    The kids faces say it all! They look so happy AND so proud of themselves 🙂


  8. 22/10/2016 / 1:22 am

    oh bless them, look how excited they look over their new pets, so cute! I had fish as a child, just a round bowl though. Adam asked for fish a while ago but then he got a bunny. Great review #FabFriday

  9. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson
    22/10/2016 / 4:23 am

    Precious little ones! It can be a nice peaceful scene. Just be careful not to buy any fish that don’t get along with others. We have a clownfish (Nemo!) who is such a jerk that he ate all of his friends and has lived for 11 long years. HA! #FabFridayPost

  10. 23/10/2016 / 9:49 pm

    We have been toying with the idea of getting some fish for a while. They would be the boys pets to look after as I have my teacup yorkie but I think a fish is an ideal pet for a child (easily replaceable, easy to look after & don’t cost much money!) #fabfridaypost

  11. 24/10/2016 / 11:31 pm

    I felt certain I’d left you a comment but I can’t see it now -so sorry if this is a duplicate! Great review anyway, and I’m so glad your kids finally got to get some fish. They look absolutely delighted and mesmerised by them! #FabFridayPost

  12. 25/10/2016 / 12:38 am

    Your kiddies look like they are loving it. Fish are great first pets. We had some a couple of years back – sadly they died. Though they were cold water fish I have heard that tropical ones are easier to look after. Hopefully you will do better tgan we did!! #FabFridayPost

  13. 25/10/2016 / 2:07 am

    So fun! It looks like a nice sized tank too. All of our fish died recently, so we should probably fix that. :/ haha

  14. 25/10/2016 / 4:01 pm

    My partner is obsessed with fish so he would absolutely love this! #FabFridayPost

  15. 26/10/2016 / 1:48 pm

    I have not had fish since I was a child – This looks like something the kids would love #FabFridayPost

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