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Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing

For decorative use and oxygenation within all kinds of aquariums. Made exclusively for PetSmart.
Overall rating:
3.167 / 5
3.2
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
4 of 6(67%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Review 1 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

Best choice for a bubble wall

February 16, 2014
by MSR54
fromLouisville
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
If you want a bubble wall in your tank a flexible bubbler like this is the only way to go. They produce a nice even the flow of bubbles and you can clean them if they become plugged. The stone type bubble wands are nearly impossible to clean without breaking them.
The only thing to remember with these or any bubble wand is that I need quite a bit of air to operate efficiently. If you're not getting sufficient bubbles when you 1st install it you probably need a larger air pump.
Pros: lots of bubbles
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Review 2 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

Great Product - only available at PetSmart

December 29, 2013
by JimInAtl
fromAtlanta, GA
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
I love this product, and have one in every tank. It's flexible, but with just enough stiffness to keep the shape you bend them to - perfect for snaking around the bottom of your tank under the substrate.
I have mine connected to in-line adjustable taps so I can adjust the flow, connected to a single pump that's on a timer...
Pros: powerful, easy to install, quiet, lots of bubbles
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Review 3 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews

Good bubbler

September 23, 2012
by photophlow
fromFt Worth, TX
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
I've had this bubbler for about 4 months now. At first I wasn't impressed because the bubbles only came out of certain spots. But once I took it out and bent it, pressed it, and just loosened it up it worked like a charm. Occasionally the little holes will get covered up in algae, etc, and you need to run your fingers over it or maybe even bend it a little to open it up again. It produces a variation of small and large bubbles, which my fish love to swim in. The only con as far as installation goes is its a bit of a pain to get it to lay flat under your gravel during installation. I found that if I keep one hand on one end, and slowly flatten it all the way across with the other hand it'll stay. Its worth the effort, though!
Pros: powerful, quiet, lots of bubbles
Cons: Hard to Install
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Review 4 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

do not buy

March 9, 2012
by ladyfish
fromMI
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
I bought this to put in my 55 gallon cichlid tank. It was very easy to lay down only because it was a new tank setup. After getting all the gravel and water in the tank I hooked up my air pump only to find that it only produced bubbles in three places. Took the bubble tube out, rubbed it all down like it recommends and hooked the air back up to only get bubbles in the same three spots. This was a waste of time and money. Hoping that they will allow me to return this.
Cons: Hard to Install, No Bubbles
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Review 5 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

February 1, 2012
by bruce920
fromRowlett, Texas
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews
I bought two of these to join together and put in the gravel of my 55 gal tank. I didn't like the effect--I have a community aquarium and the bubbles detracted from my smaller fish. When it isn't buried, the bubbles are nice and small, but burying it in the gravel produces huge, ugly bubbles. Maybe if I had larger fish it would be OK, but as it was, I took it back. There is a product out there--don't know its name--that comes with weights that allow you to keep it on the floor of the aquarium. I've had that one before and I liked it--the bubbles, even when the tube was buried, were pretty small. I completely pass on this one, though.
+3points
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Review 6 for Top Fin(r) Flexible Bubble Wand Tubing
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews

Average

January 16, 2012
by LetsTalkFish
fromPA
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews
I have this bubble tube in my 60 gallon hex. My tank is tall, and sits on a stand that is just as tall as the tank. I would not recommend this bubble tube to anyone that can't reach the bottom of their tank without assistance from any tools like aquarium tongs, because it likes to come out of the gravel. I had to fill and drain my tank 3 times just because the bubbler kept coming out. I would, however, recommend this product to anyone looking for a unique bubble wall. I have it lining the back and half of each side of the hex in the back. It looks pretty cool behind some plants. I recommend weighing the tube down with a lot of gravel. If that's more gravel than you want, weigh it down with some rocks, and then put the gravel on top. I had to put about 3 inches of gravel on top of it to keep it from floating to the top. So, word to the wise, go with a different bubble tube if you want a smaller amount of gravel in the tank. It also doesn't produce as many bubbles as I had hoped it would, but it still looks nice in my tank.
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