Fish tank equipment for GloFish Review

The above photo is my current fish tank set up.  I currently have different types of Tetras, all of which are from GloFish.  I started it towards the end of 2013, almost 4 years ago as of writing this post.  Bought the tank itself from an Estate Sale, it is a 30 gallon tank in the shape of a Hexagon.  I have to add water to the tank about once a week because of evaporation.

With my fish I do have lots of live plants, and an air pump to get air into the water.

Here is what GloFish are:

GloFish® fluorescent fish are born brilliant! They are not injected or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from their parents, and require the same care as any other community fish. GloFish are great for any home, office, or classroom and perfect for hobbyists and beginners alike.

Below I will have a review and information on each product that I am currently using, or have used in my fish tank over the past 4 years.


Tetra Whisper Power Filter & Tetra Whisper Unassembled Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges

I have been using these 2 with each other over the past 4 years.  I have gone through a lot of filter cartridges.  About 1 every 2 weeks depending on how dirty my tank is.  The filters inlets are small enough that even the smallest of fish will not get sucked up inside of it.

The cleaning of the filter is very easy, can be done within 10 minutes, depending on how dirty the filter is.  I recommend cleaning the whole filter every time you change our a cartridge.  The hardest part is trying to clean all the tight areas.

About the product:

  • Designed for Use in Smaller Aquariums Up to 40-Gallon, Uses Large Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges
  • Uses Large Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges
  • Three filters in one for cleaner water and healthier fish
  • Please refer the user manual given under product description for any queries related to this product and its usage

TetraMin Tropical Crisps

I have been feeding my fish the TetraMin Tropical Crisps since I started the tank.  THese must be tasty because the fish rush to get these.  I have even seen the Tetras eating them off of the floor of the tank.  Small light weight, easy to store, great product.

About the product:

  • The Ultimate in Fish Nutrition
  • Healthy, easily digestible protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates that bring out the best appearance in your fish
  • Reduces fish waste and improves water clarity

Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat

These freeze dried worms are a great treat for Tetras.  They gobble these things up as they hit the water of the tank.

About the product:

  • A Nutritious Supplement to Tetra Flake Foods
  • Also great as a reward for small and medium-sized tropical and marine fish
  • Freeze dried

Tetra AquaSafe PLUS Water Treatment

The Tetra AquaSafe PLUS Water Treatment is for monthly maintenace on your aquarium.  Pour the liquid into the lid, and dump it into the water.  Very simple and easy to use.  I tend to do my monthly maintenace on the 1st of every month to keep it consistant.

About the Product:

  • Works in seconds to neutralize chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals present in tap water that can be harmful to fish
  • Provides a slime coat to help wounds heal and protect fish from abrasions
  • AquaSafe Plus is the market-leading water conditioner brand in the US and has been protecting fish for more than 35 years
  • One teaspoon treats 10 gallons
  • AquaSafe Plus can be used with freshwater and marine fish
  • Works in seconds to neutralize chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals present in tap water that can be harful to fish
  • Provides a slime coat to help wounds heal and protect fish from abrasions
  • AquaSafe Plus is the market-leading water conditioner brand in the US and has been protecting fish for more than 35 years
  • One teaspoon treats 10 gallons
  • AquaSafe Plus can be used with freshwater and marine fish

Tetra WaterClarifier Treatment

The Tetra WaterClarifier Treatment is as easy to use as the previous water treament.  This is great to use if you have cloudy water.  When you first put it in the water, the water will most likely get more cloudy than it was.  This is actually good because it shows that the liquid is work to remove particles from the water.

About the product:

  • Clears cloudy or hazy aquarium water
  • Safe for all freshwater fish
  • Phosphate free

Tetra AlgaeControl Water Treatment

If you tank is like mine, you end up have Alga everywhere.  I believe algae can come from the fishes poop, to the extra food waste that is lying at the bottom of the tank.  This treatment helps clean the fish tank.

About the product:

  • Combats aquarium algae and works to prevent its return
  • Effective against green water, blue-green algae, diatoms, and hair algae
  • Can be safely used in planted aquariums

GloFish Universal Aquarium Light with Blue LEDs for 15-Inch Tanks

This light, that is shown in my photo above, has been in my tank for 4 years.  Works great and haven't had any issues with it.  If you want to have GloFish, highly recommend this tank light.  If you have a wider tank, you might need 2 of these or 1 large one.

About the product:

  • Light has 24 Blue LEDs which enhance the colors of the GloFish Fluorescent fish
  • Adjustable clamp fits both framed and frameless aquariums
  • Convert up to a 15 Gallon aquarium to a GloFish habitat

GloFish Aquarium Gravel, 5-Pound

This is the gravel I have in the bottom of my fish tank.  Looks great when the tank light is on.  There are various colors based on your taste, if you go to the link below you can view the other colors.

About the product:

Enhances and completes your GloFish aquarium environment


Lesypet 15 pcs Glowing Effect Artificial Jellyfish for Aquarium Fish Tank decorate Blue/Green/Orange/Pink/Yellow

These artificial Jellfish are pretty awesome, they look great in the tank.  They are secured to a suction cup by a fishing line.  I have been asked multiple times if these are real jellyfish, so they do look real.  Only complaint I have is that the suction cup does not like to work so well underwater.  You can always tie the fishing line to a larger rock to hold it down.


GloFish Treasure Chest Ornament for Aquarium

This treasure chest looks great in my aquarium when the black lights are on.  Very good piece to display.

About the product:

  • Enhance your GloFish aquarium environment
  • Fun, brightly colored large Treasure Chest ornament
  • 3.1" x 4.7" x 5.3"
  • Experience the Glow

Hydor H2Show Ornament Kit for Aquariums

Tetra 77848 Whisper Air Pump, up to 40-Gallon

PENN PLAX Standard Airline Tubing Air Pump Accessories, 8-Feet

I am going to combine all of these since they all work together in my set up.

I have had the Hydor H2Show Ornament Kit (Volcano) in my aquarium since I started it.  Within the past month, the pump went out and had to replace it with the Whisper Air Pump with a new Airline tube.  Now it works fine again.


There is my thoughts / reviews on these products.  Drop me a comment and let me know what you think about them or what you would rate them based off of my review or your own experience.