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River Tank Ecosystem, 20-gal Complete

Item # 161536
River Tank Ecosystem, 20-gal Complete is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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The River Tank requires very little maintenance due to its ecologically balanced design. Its continuously flowing water provides an oxygen-rich environment for aquatic organisms, whose waste products provide nutrients for terrestrial plants. Molded plant pockets hold the plants in place and also make an ideal home for fish, snails, and shrimp. Ecosystem ships with an Ecosystem Mold already mounted inside the aquarium. With instructions.

Price

$339.95

In stock and available to ship.

The River Tank requires very little maintenance due to its ecologically balanced design. Its continuously flowing water provides an oxygen-rich environment for aquatic organisms, whose waste products provide nutrients for terrestrial plants. Molded plant pockets hold the plants in place and also make an ideal home for fish, snails, and shrimp. Ecosystem ships with an Ecosystem Mold already mounted inside the aquarium and includes a submersible pump, fully adjustable LED hood light, filter cartridge, and instructions. Measures 24 × 12 × 16" H.

To convert an existing 20-gal aquarium into a River Tank, purchase separately the 20-gal Ecosystem Mold Only (item #161538) and Aquarium Sealer (item #671972).

Note: We recommend that you receive and set up your tank several days prior to delivery of live plants or animals. River Tank Ecosystems do not include plants, animals, or gravel. See the River Tank Plant Set (item #161541), River Tank Animal Set (item #161545), and River Tank Accessory Set (item #161549).

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice classroom addition! I am not sure what filter to use for this tank. It did not come with instructions for the filter cartridge that was sent. That is my only complaint!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my River Tank ecosystem!!! I would highly recommend this package. It comes with everything you need and great instructions to help set up. The company sent a lot of fish which was good because some of them didn't survive after putting them in the aquarium. I have my aquarium in my classroom and it has been a wonderful addition. The kids love it and it goes perfectly with the Texas standards. I would get a timer for the light and an aquarium heater, everything else is included.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tubing comes out easily This is the second river tank that I have used. The first tank's tubing for the filter came unattached from a simple cleaning of the filter system. The tank was replaced. Now just from cleaning the gravel and cleaning the pump filter the tubing in the back has unattached itself AGAIN!! I knew to be extremely careful with it and I hardly touched it. There is no way to reattach it which makes the tank unusable since the water cannot flow up and through the filter. This is a very poor design. Why isn't the tubing glued on!!! My students love using the tank for science and everything else. I'm not sure if I will be reinvesting in this again since it will have to come out of my own pocket.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Experience I have to say, this product is great to catch our students eye, but to have them see how a river ecosystem actually works. It was a lot to set up - but totally worth the time! Also, when I first recieved mine, we had a problem with our tank. The customer service team at Carolina walked me through trouble shooting techniques, which didn't work, so they immediately sent out a replacement! My students couldn't imagine our Discovery Lab without it!
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Never Leave My Classroom The River Tank Ecosystem was easy to set up and is very simple to maintain. I bought the tank with the background already mounted in. My class enjoyed arranging the plants in the tank to provide an optimal living environment for the organisms inside. I have had no problems keeping the tank clean. I simply add a little water whenever it is low. The fish, snails, plants and filter really work effectively to keep the tank clean. The gentle waterfall sound is calming to my students. This tank will never leave my classroom!
Date published: 2009-05-05
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