Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Aqueon LED MiniBow Aquarium Starter Kits with LED Lighting

User Ratings: 63 11

Aqueon 100528787 First Impressions

"Very happy."

The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise.

  • Aqueon LED MiniBow Aquarium Starter Kits with LED Lighting
  • Compact fish tank with a contemporary design and elevated base
  • Simple to setup and maintain, looks great in any room
  • Sleek, low profile LED energy efficient light hood with feeding hole
  • Includes Aqueon QuietFlow filtration as well as food and water care samples
  • Ships in its own container for protection against scratches and breakage during shipping
  • Uses Aqueon small filter cartridges
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.88 x 6.63 x 9.75 inches; 2.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100528787
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Aqueon 100528787 Final Thoughts

"Tanks the cheap part."

It comes with the filter and lights. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. The cherry shrimp had fries twice and now my Celestial Pearl Danios are laying eggs. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. So far I like it, and my betta seems to like it as well. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit!

Overall Score
4.1


(2555 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kits

2. Aqueon Betta Bowl Aquarium Kit in Black

User Ratings: 70 5

Aqueon 100101216 First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

There's also enough room back there to hide a heater. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. It comes with the filter and lights. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. It's just super bulky and hard to work around.

  • Aqueon Betta Bowl Aquarium Kit in Black
  • Low-maintenance, economical kit to get you started
  • Half gallon betta aquarium includes divider for housing up to two betta per aquarium
  • Easy-open feeding door allows for feeding betta without taking the entire lid off
  • Aquarium plant, gravel, and samples of food & water care included!
  • Aqueon Mini Heater or Flat Heater recommended
  • Change water weekly to keep betta healthy
  • Low-maintenance, economical kit to get you started
  • Half gallon betta aquarium includes divider for housing up to two betta per aquarium
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 9 x 7 inches; 1.65 Pounds
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Aqueon 100101216 Final Thoughts

"Great beginners tank."

It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! It's just super bulky and hard to work around. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that.

Overall Score
4.4


(909 Points)

3. Aqueon LED MiniBow Aquarium Starter Kits with LED Lighting

User Ratings: 62 11

Aqueon 100528789 First Impressions

"Rated for 40 gallons."

The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants.

  • Aqueon LED MiniBow Aquarium Starter Kits with LED Lighting
  • Simple to setup and maintain, this is perfect for your betta
  • Includes: dividers, small filtration cartridge, food and water care samples
  • Uses Aqueon QuietFlow Filtration and Small Aqueon Replacement Filter Cartridges
  • Sleek, low profile LED energy efficient light hood with feeding hole
  • Elevated base adds an extra flair to the design
  • Divider installs easily with "bottom" clearly marked; slide through slots inside aquarium to keep two bettas in the same aquarium
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.38 x 11.75 inches; 3.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100528789
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Aqueon 100528789 Final Thoughts

"Filter is quiet."

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. This is a VERY SMALL tank, and can only house 1 betta fish OR 2-3 guppies. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol.

Overall Score
4.1


(637 Points)

4. Aqueon Fish Aquarium Starter Kits LED NeoGlow

User Ratings: 71 6

Aqueon 100530342 First Impressions

"It's great!"

Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! All of this is explained in the instructions. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter.

  • Aqueon Fish Aquarium Starter Kits LED NeoGlow
  • 5.5 Gallon Glass Aquarium with pink fluorescent silicone
  • Features a low profile hood with blue LED lighting
  • Equipped with an Aqueon mini bow filter and small cartridge
  • Black background highlights fish while hiding power cords
  • Includes: multi-colored gravel, two artificial plants, fish food and water conditioner
  • Aquariums featuring bright colors that pop
  • Low profile hood with blue colored LED lights showcase the bright colors inside the aquarium
  • Available in three colors: lime green, pink and orange
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 19.75 x 12.25 x 16.75 inches; 15.8 Pounds
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Aqueon 100530342 Final Thoughts

"What a lovely aquarium!"

Nothing came broke and everything is working. Not crazy about the lid or the stand. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! The blue light works great as a night light also. Nothing came broke and everything is working. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version.

Overall Score
4.4


(547 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kits

5. Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED Lighting 20 High

User Ratings: 69 7

Aqueon 100530578 First Impressions

"It was all fluval brand."

I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. Bigger is always better for new people. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. Nothing came broke and everything is working.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED Lighting 20 High
  • Low profile full hood contains vibrant cool white LED lighting to bring your aquatic environment to life
  • QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter has a red LED light that flashes to indicate when it’s time to change the cartridge – no more guessing!
  • Preset heater will keep your aquarium temperature at a constant 78 degrees, appropriate for most tropical fish
  • Complete setup guide included
  • Complete aquarium kit includes: 20 gallon glass aquarium, low profile LED full hood, QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter with medium cartridge, 100W preset heater, premium fish food, water conditioner, fish net, stick-on thermometer
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 32.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 27.25 x 15.75 x 21 inches
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Aqueon 100530578 Final Thoughts

"I shut mine off."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium.

Overall Score
4.4


(341 Points)

6. Aqueon AAG91235 Part Adhesive Handle for Aquarium Starter Kit

User Ratings: 84 4

Aqueon 158150 First Impressions

"- The fish tank."

Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. Nothing came broke and everything is working. It is definitely something that you can noticeably hear, but it is not an annoyance. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks.

  • Aqueon AAG91235 Part Adhesive Handle for Aquarium Starter Kit
  • All glass aquarium part adhesive handle
  • Adhesive handle for canopies fits all
  • Quality construction is the standard at all-glass aquarium
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Aqueon 158150 Final Thoughts

"Very well made."

Bigger is always better for new people. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol.

Overall Score
4.7


(168 Points)

7. Aqueon AAG29251 Overflow Accessory New Kit

User Ratings: 82 2

Aqueon 12902 First Impressions

"Very good quality!"

Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. If the disco look is not your taste, a different tank would better suit you. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price.

  • Aqueon AAG29251 Overflow Accessory New Kit
  • All glass aquarium overflow accessory kit- new
  • Manufactured by all glass aquariums
  • Quality construction is the standard at all-glass aquarium
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Aqueon 12902 Final Thoughts

"The tank itself is fine."

Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(117 Points)

8. Aqueon LED Aquarium Starter Kit Column Black 15 Gallon

User Ratings: 62 8

Aqueon First Impressions

"Perfect product."

Not crazy about the lid or the stand. I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. It is definitely something that you can noticeably hear, but it is not an annoyance. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. I do use the filter housing to house a heater and co2 diffuser. They're not nearly as sensitive as these little 2. All contents included were as promised and they work fantastically.

  • Aqueon LED Aquarium Starter Kit Column Black 15 Gallon
  • A taller, vertical aquarium view
  • Takes up less horizontal space
  • All the equipment needed to get started in one box!
  • Low profile full hood contains vibrant cool white LED lighting to bring your aquatic environment to life
  • Kit includes: glass aquarium, low profile LED hood, QuietFlow power filter, filter cartridge, submersible preset heater, premium fish food sample, water conditioner sample, fish net, thermometer and setup guide
  • Manufacture: Central Aquatics
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Aqueon Final Thoughts

"Was time to upgrade."

Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. We have had it for over a month now. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. But overall the money was so worth this little pack.

Overall Score
4.2


(91 Points)

9. Aqueon Betta Bow LED Fish Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 68 9

Aqueon 00817787 First Impressions

"I am in love with it."

Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. Then there's the very nice LED with sliding brackets and easy to use wired in remote. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol.

  • Aqueon Betta Bow LED Fish Aquarium Kit
  • 2.5 gallon desktop aquarium kit
  • Beginner betta habitats no longer need to be a simple bowl
  • Aqueon LED BettaBow is attractive, stylish, and easy enough for a beginner hobbyist
  • Features a sleek, low profile LED energy efficient light hood with feeding tank, elevated base, and Aqueon QuiteFlow filtration
  • Our starter kit comes with everything you need, including a filter cartridge, food and water care samples, and a divider so two bettas can share the tank. Just add water and fish
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 00817787
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Aqueon 00817787 Final Thoughts

"Final note of warning."

I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. Couldn't put the heater there because it does not heat the whole tank. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. All contents included were as promised and they work fantastically. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up.

Overall Score
4.3


(79 Points)

10. Aqueon Products 015905178020 LED Minibow Aquarium Kit, 1 Gallon, Black

User Ratings: 56 10

Aqueon 100117802 First Impressions

"Very good quality!"

I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. Bigger is always better for new people.

  • Aqueon Products 015905178020 LED Minibow Aquarium Kit, 1 Gallon, Black
  • Aqueon Led Minibow Aquarium Kit, 1 Gallon, Black
  • Simple to setup and maintain, looks great in any room
  • Lid has feeding hole for convenient feeding
  • Uses Aqueon QuietFlow Filtration; cartridge, food and water care samples are inside
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 6.25" x 9.25"
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 1
  • Item Weight: 2.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
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Aqueon 100117802 Final Thoughts

"Nice tank for the price."

The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. This is going to be a sweet little setup! I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get.

Overall Score
3.9


(71 Points)

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