Editor's Choice - Our Favorite capetsma Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Capetsma Aquascaping Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spa...

User Ratings: 79 2

capetsma First Impressions

"It looks really bad."

I keep both on a low to low medium setting. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! This is going to be a sweet little setup! It has a hood with integrated LED lighting. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified.

  • Capetsma Aquascaping Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set Bonsai Kit Algae Scrapers Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank Starter kit
  • 5 in 1 Aquascaping tools - 10.6" Straight Tweezer, 10.6" Curved Tweezer, 9.8" Aquatic Curved Scissor / bonsai scissors, 13" Substrate Spatula, 100 strips PH Tester 1-14, Comes with a decent velvet pouch, for you to package well when not in use.
  • Premium Quality and Minimizing interference - Forged stainless steel with excellent flexibility and rustproof material, specially designed Anti-slip clip end, instead of putting your hands into water , These Aquarium Plant Tools can prevent accidental injuries?to your aquatic plants and bring debris all over the aquarium?;
  • Must-have Aquarium Starter Kit - It works wonderful for precision pruning, rearranging, maintaining, cleaning, trimming, grooming aquatic plants, does not disturb the rest of the decor/plants, or accurately spot feeding without unnecessarily contaminating water or getting soaked.
  • Multi-function - Great for taking care of all types of aquarium plants, clean fish tank substrate and aquarium gravel. Also, it can be used as Algae Scrapers and Bonsai tools, helps maintain a clean fish tank and beautiful yard.
  • Your satisfaction is our lifetime goal. We are committed to providing you with the most satisfactory products. The package includes 5 aquascaping tools with 80 strips PH Tester. If you discover some parts missing when you receive it,contact us,we promise to resend it.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Item Weight: 8.4 ounces
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"I like the all in one."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. Couldn't put the heater there because it does not heat the whole tank. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad.

Overall Score
4.7


(2066 Points)

2. EvaGO 10.6 inch Black Curved Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Curved Tweezer with Carbonation Prote...

User Ratings: 85

EvaGO First Impressions

"- A pump and filter."

It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. The price is definitely a big plus. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting. It has a hood with integrated LED lighting. They're not nearly as sensitive as these little 2.

  • EvaGO 10.6 inch Black Curved Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Curved Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against Rust Long Reptiles Feeding Tongs for Aquatic Plants Lizards Spider Snakes
  • Quality Feeding Tweezers: Superior forged stainless steel reptile feeding tweezers with fine carbonation protection coating processing surface, sturdy and flexible enough
  • Excellent Aquarium Tools: Perfect for feeding and handling aquarium plants, bearded dragon, tarantulas, snakes, spiders, Gecko, aquatic fish, slings, salamanders, live food for larger aquatic pets or corals and more
  • Long Reptile Feeding Tongs: Has 10.6 inch length, with carbonation protection coating against rust; easy to use with any proper angles, no harm to water plants, also can prevent accidental injuries from your reptile's mouth, make feeding a lot easier
  • Premium Anti-slip Clips: Curved Tweezers with serrated tips for picking up smaller objects like small stones, worms, never worry slip off; also their handle with anti-skid design, help you grip stuff firmly
  • Package Included: 1x Black Curved Tweezer; Please remember to rinse and dry with water after each use, keep away from children and pets
  • Manufacture: EvaGO
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EvaGO Final Thoughts

"5 tank for my Betta fish."

I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. My beta seems to be adjusting well. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. The filter is actually a pretty nice design.

Overall Score
4.7


(69 Points)

3. Marina LED Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 74 5

Marina 15256 First Impressions

"I love my tank!"

The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank.

  • Marina LED Aquarium Kit
  • 10 U.S. gallon glass aquarium
  • Includes a Marina Slim S15 clip on filter with quick change filter cartridges
  • Includes everything you need to get your aquatic home started
  • Measures: 20" L x 10" W x 12.5" H
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12.91 x 10.24 x 20.2 inches; 17.35 Pounds
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Marina 15256 Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work.

Overall Score
4.5


(883 Points)

4. Pen Plax NB2 Net Breeder Deluxe

User Ratings: 51 10

Penn-Plax NB2 First Impressions

"I like the all in one."

Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Even though it's open about half way up the heater. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta.

  • Pen Plax NB2 Net Breeder Deluxe
  • ISOLATE THE FRY: the Net Breeder is the safe way to keep your fry isolated in a community tank.
  • ADJUSTABLE BREEDING GRASS: protects the babies and gives them hiding spots within the net breeder.
  • SHOP PENN PLAX: for all your aquatic needs, big or small.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.6 x 11.4 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Penn-Plax NB2 Final Thoughts

"My lid is laying on."

Definitely recommend this tank hands down! Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar.

Overall Score
3.9


(368 Points)

5. Koller Products 3.5-Gallon Aquarium with Sleep Sound Machine (Nature Sounds), LED Lighting (7 Color ...

User Ratings: 46 15

Koller Products AQ35000A First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. This is going to be a sweet little setup! The filter is actually a pretty nice design. It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. It comes with the filter and lights.

  • Koller Products 3.5-Gallon Aquarium with Sleep Sound Machine (Nature Sounds), LED Lighting (7 Color Choices) and Power Filter
  • Fall asleep listening to calming sounds of Ocean Waves, Bubbling Brook, Rain Forest Rainfall, and Thunderstorms; you'll find you will sleep far more soundly
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 color selections you can choose depending on your mood or time of day or night; aquarium light can be turned on or off for easy night time operation
  • Internal power filter keeps aquarium water crystal clear and your fish healthy, with a flow rate of 25 gallons per hour that quickly removes fish waste and other impurities; uses Koller Products XS replacement filter cartridges (AQ05FC-30) available on Amazon
  • Crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's glass instead of impact-resistant plastic; the one-piece design provides superior strength and durability, unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone this aquarium puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks
  • Built-in sound machine plays MP3 files loaded onto a micro SDHC flash memory card (included); listen to prerecorded nature sounds or load your favorite music
  • Dual-sided poly-fiber floss removes fish waste and other debris.
  • Premium activated carbon eliminates organic pollutants that can degrade water quality and cloud water.
  • Koller Products XS replacement filter cartridges (AQ05FC-60), available on Amazon - item B08CYVX31S.
  • Manufacture: AQUARIUS
  • Product Dimensions: 11.25 x 8.75 x 13.5 inches; 3 Pounds
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Koller Products AQ35000A Final Thoughts

"Super easy to assemble."

Nothing came broke and everything is working. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. He was being suctioned to the filter. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol.

Overall Score
3.6


(42 Points)

6. Tetra 55 Gallon Aquarium Kit with Fish Tank, Fish Net, Fish Food, Filter, Heater and Water Condition...

User Ratings: 78 3

Tetra NV33231 First Impressions

"It is very quiet."

This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. But overall the money was so worth this little pack. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. I will get unboxing video posted tomorrow as well as any updates. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. I wish I new about that before I got it. This is going to be a sweet little setup!

  • Tetra 55 Gallon Aquarium Kit with Fish Tank, Fish Net, Fish Food, Filter, Heater and Water Conditioners
  • LARGE ENVIRONMENT: Larger environments can house more fish or a greater variety of fish. Maintains water temperature. Essential for tropical fishkeeping
  • KIT INCLUDES: one 55 gallon tank, EasyBalance Plus, TetraMin, AquaSafe, 6” fish net, 200W heater, WPF 60 Filter, Stick on digital thermometer, 24” Tetra hinged hood x 2, 2 plant multipacks and a boxwood plant, TetraCare brochure and instruction sheet
  • LED LIGHTING: Included lighting adds the natural daylight effect to your aquarium, giving you illuminated viewing of the entire space
  • DIMENSIONS: 51.90" L x 24.40" W x 16.40" H
  • WEIGHT: This aquarium tank weighs approximately 79 lb by itself. With water, total tank weight can reach 521 lb.
  • COMPLETE YOUR COMBO WITH THE MAJESTY STAND: The Perfecto Majesty Stand (ASIN: B00BUFU77U) properly supports the weight of this tank, while also providing storage for supplies.
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands Pet LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 51.9 x 24.4 x 16.4 inches; 78 Pounds
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Tetra NV33231 Final Thoughts

"Mine came scratch free."

I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet!

Overall Score
4.6


(159 Points)

7. Koller Products AquaView 6-Gallon 360 Aquarium with LED Lighting (7 Color Selections) and Power Filt...

User Ratings: 66 9

Koller Products AQ360-64C First Impressions

"This tank comes with."

The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank. It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all.

  • Koller Products AquaView 6-Gallon 360 Aquarium with LED Lighting (7 Color Selections) and Power Filter
  • FUN and REWARDING: Are you looking to buy an aquarium for your family, owning an aquarium can be a really fun and rewarding experience and an ideal way to teach your child the responsibility of pet ownership
  • DAZZLING COLORS: Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color selections to brightly illuminate your fish, choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red
  • COMPLETE FILTRATION: Powerful internal power filter cleans and purifies aquarium water at a flow rate of 45 gallons per hour effectively removing organic pollutants, uses Koller Products S replacement filter cartridges (AQ10FC-60), available on Amazon
  • OPTIMUM VIEWING: Crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's glass, constructed of impact-resistant plastic providing leak-proof assurance
  • BUILT-IN LIGHT TIMER: Set your LED light to come on at the same time every day; light uses 3 AAA batteries (sold separately) or 5V Power Adapter (AQ51000) available on Amazon
  • Helps you focus better, increasing productivity
  • Adds aesthetic significance to your space
  • Provides calming effect to children and elderly
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 19.75 inches; 5 Pounds
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Koller Products AQ360-64C Final Thoughts

"Love this!"

1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. 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 love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff.

Overall Score
4.2


(590 Points)

8. Marine Color 2.5 Gallon Auto Top Off Container for Aquarium Reef Tank Reservoir

User Ratings: 64 8

Marine Color First Impressions

"Super easy to assemble."

The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. I wish I new about that before I got it.

  • Marine Color 2.5 Gallon Auto Top Off Container for Aquarium Reef Tank Reservoir
  • 2.5 Gallon Auto Top Off Container for Aquarium Reef Tank reservoir
  • crystal clear PC with an elegant top, to hold top off water for your aquarium in a closed container.
  • The Trigger Systems ATO containers have a removable lid to prevent excess evaporation, while providing a large opening to refill and clean the reservoir as needed.
  • Each ATO reservoir has two 0.25” OD holes for tubes to be plumbed through, or wires for float switches.
  • Can be used as dosing conteiner.
  • Manufacture: MARINE COLOR
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Marine Color Final Thoughts

"- The fish tank."

It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. The filter is the well known Tetra Whisper 60 that really is whisper quiet. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter.

Overall Score
4.1


(33 Points)

9. 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)

10. Elite Junior Aquarium Accessory Kit

User Ratings: 48 27

Elite A825 First Impressions

"It's perfect!"

He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. It's just super bulky and hard to work around. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too.

  • Elite Junior Aquarium Accessory Kit
  • Filter accessory kit for smaller aquariums
  • Suitable for aquariums between 5-10 gallons
  • Easy to set up and simple to use
  • CSA approved
  • Quiet operation
  • Manufacture: Elite
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 4.3 x 4.8 inches; 14.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite A825
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Elite A825 Final Thoughts

"I love my tank!"

Nothing came broke and everything is working. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. If the disco look is not your taste, a different tank would better suit you.

Overall Score
3.4


(5 Points)

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