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I Love My Fish Tank Clock

Updated on October 22, 2014

And So Does My Fish!

I love cool fish tanks. They add personality to a room and they're good conversation starters. So when I saw this fish tank clock on Amazon, I knew I had to have it. I can honestly say, it's my favorite purchase in the last year.

I think my favorite part is watching people's reactions the first time they see it. First they'll glance at it. Then they'll look back and look at it longer, as if trying to figure out what they're seeing. But they just can't wrap their minds around it so they have to move in closer. Once they realize the clock is showing the correct time and yes, that's a real live fish swimming around in there, that's when the questions start.

Meet Snuffleupagus - My Crown Tail Betta

This is Snuffleupagus (pronounced Snuffle-Uffa-Gus) or Snuff for short. He's been playing in his fish tank clock since the beginning of December 2012. He likes to swim in circles and sometimes he follows the second hand of the clock around and around. My husband's even taught him to follow his finger while he traces it outside the clock. I've tried to get him on video but every time he sees me walk up with my camera, he stops swimming. He's sort of a brat like that.

Snuffleupagus Swimming In His Fish Tank Clock

As I said, Snuff's a little shy. But as long as I don't get to close, I can film him swimming around. Unfortunately, he always spots me so I only get a few seconds of video.

AquaClock Wall Aquarium

AquaClock Wall Aquarium, White
AquaClock Wall Aquarium, White

Although this Aquavista AquaClock is available in 3 colors, I chose to purchase it in white because I figured white would go with just about any room decor. Now that I've moved it into my red trimmed dining area, I'm wishing I would've purchased it in red. But either way, it still looks good.

The clock part is operated by one AA battery on the back.

 

My Video Review Of My Fish Tank Clock

I'm doing a video review because I didn't feel my written review did it justice. On Amazon, this only rates 2 out of 5 stars. But if you read the reviews, you'll see that the 25 one stars reviews are written by people who've never owned this fish tank clock and that the 8 people that actually bought this fish clock all left five star reviews.

A Few Things About The Aquavista AquaClock

  1. Because of it's small size and because it has no filtration system, this fish tank clock should only be used to house Bettas or goldfish. And only one fish per tank.
  2. This fish tank clock has no heater but the water still needs to stay between 75F and 82F. Try to put it near a heat source. We put ours about 4 1/2 feet above a baseboard heater and that keeps the water at the perfect temperature. Any time we notice a temperature fluctuation in the room, we stick a floating thermometer in the water to make sure it's still right.
  3. Cleaning this tank twice a week will save you time and frustration. Waiting too long between cleanings lets filth build up on the clear front and the only way to clean it is to wipe it off. That doesn't sound too bad until you realize the hole in the top is only 1 1/2 inches wide (which is just wide enough for my hand to squeeze through and get stuck). I finally started using a baby bottle cleaner and it works perfectly!

    We've also found that using filtered water and feeding our Betta pellets instead of flakes keeps the tank cleaner longer.

  4. When you're cleaning your tank and filling it with water, be extra careful that you don't get the back wet. Like normal clocks, the battery sits uncovered in a space in the back of the clock. Getting it wet is the quickest way to have a clock that's only right twice a day.

More Wall Mounted Fish Tanks

The New AquaVista AquaClock

Aquavista Betta Fish Clock Aquarium, Pearl Black
Aquavista Betta Fish Clock Aquarium, Pearl Black

This is similar to the original AquaClock, except it's a little bigger and it comes in more colors. It measures 11 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches, making it 6 square inches larger than the original.

It's also available in burgundy and white.

 

Wall Mount Bubble Aquarium

Wrapables Fish Bubble Wall Mounted Acrylic Fish Bowl
Wrapables Fish Bubble Wall Mounted Acrylic Fish Bowl

This bubble aquarium measures 10" across and holds a little under a gallon of water. It has an almost invisible opening on the top that allows you to add decorations and to easily feed your fish.

 

Would you like to have a fish tank clock?

Would you like to have a fish tank clock?

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      May Matthew 4 years ago

      What a novel idea it is to have a nice clock to look at. A very nice lens! We keep a lot of fish, big and small in fish ponds here in the tropics. We have to keep a netting over the ponds as birds sometimes come for a 'buffet'!

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      Julia M S Pearce 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love fish and these fish clocks are very cool!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      My son had an aquarium for a long time, but eventually got bored with it. But I love watching fish swim, it's mesmerizing and relaxing. This is a terrific lens, congratulations on your purple star! Well deserved!

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      techmom 4 years ago

      I love this! I really want one now...

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing...

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      I so like this idea, haven't ever gone above a fish bowl, but love unusual clocks.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      yes i have had several and they survived in spite of my poor care. :(

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      Pretty amazing. I'd seen betas in vases before, but never a clock!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lovely lens, my son in law made his own fish tank and fitted it into an old TV. It looked like a real TV documentary on fish. Its amazing how small an area the fighting fish live in.

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      sherioz 4 years ago

      I love having a fish tank.

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      gradientcat 4 years ago

      Pretty cool fish tank.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      Too cool! My son loves unusual clocks; I'm sure this is something he would adore.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      I hadn't seen these before; love them!

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      mockingbird999 4 years ago

      Very cool. Didn't know you could get fish tank clocks.

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      Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

      Yup owned one but sadly fish are all gone now, also had a nice little Beta tank, sadly Nemo has gone to the deep blue sea now! I love the fish clocks ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I do love the idea of a fish tank clock. What a great idea, it's like those old fish tank shoes from the 1970s, except safer for the fish. Very retro and vintage though, no doubt.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Well, how cool and unique! Anyone would want a fish tank clock.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow! I've never seen a fish tank clock (or a clock fish tank) but this is definitely cool. I'm thinking fun entertainment for the cat. . . well, maybe not. Loved your video review and that you debunked the negative reviewers (wish people wouldn't do that). Fun topic, great review, cool lens!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 4 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh my, a fish in a clock, amazing. Yes, I definitely want one!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, I've never heard of a Fish Tank Clock and loved reading about yours and seeing the video. Thanks.