Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Coralife Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Coralife LED Biocube Aquarium LED

User Ratings: 72 8

Coralife 100530106 First Impressions

"Now the big bad thing."

It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. The filter is the well known Tetra Whisper 60 that really is whisper quiet. Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank. My beta seems to be adjusting well. Even though it's open about half way up the heater.

  • Coralife LED Biocube Aquarium LED
  • Sleek modern hood with vibrant LED lighting for freshwater to saltwater environments
  • Integrated 24-hour timer with three independent channels bright white sparkling blue and color enhancing LEDs
  • Automatic 30 minute sunrise/sunset and 60 minute moonrise/moonset functions to replicate natural day cycle
  • Compact and customizable built-in filtration – easy to setup and maintain
  • Quiet submersible pump dual intakes and adjustable return nozzle
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: All Components included in Picture and Description
  • Sleek modern hood with vibrant LED Lighting
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 16.75 x 17.5 inches; 30.65 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife 100530106
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Coralife 100530106 Final Thoughts

"2 bag minimum."

Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition. Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. It's just super bulky and hard to work around. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well.

Overall Score
4.4


(383 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Coralife Aquarium Starter Kits

2. Coralife Fish Tank LED BioCube Aquarium Starter Kits

User Ratings: 73 6

Coralife First Impressions

"Very happy."

Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! It literally made me provide others with a true review. This is especially important if you opt to keep tropical fish rather than a betta. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great!

  • Coralife Fish Tank LED BioCube Aquarium Starter Kits
  • Manufacture: Coralife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Coralife Final Thoughts

"It was easy to set up."

You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition. It also comes with a built in 3D back round.

Overall Score
4.5


(44 Points)

3. Penn Plax Prism Nano Aquarium Kit With Filter and LED Light, Desktop Size, Black, 2 Gallon

User Ratings: 40 15

Penn-Plax WW120BK First Impressions

"Too many to choose from."

The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! It also comes with a built in 3D back round. But overall the money was so worth this little pack.

  • Penn Plax Prism Nano Aquarium Kit With Filter and LED Light, Desktop Size, Black, 2 Gallon
  • Aquarium kit includes 2 gallon glass tank, built in water filter, and LED light.
  • Quiet Power Integrated Filtration system keeps your fish tank clean and healthy.
  • 18 Bulb LED light shines brightly through plastic lid to illuminate aquarium.
  • Fish tank has a modern, cube design with a black background and plastic lid.
  • This 2 gallon aquarium fits perfectly on any desk, dresser, or small space.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Item Weight: 4.45 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.15 x 10 x 10.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WW120BK
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  • Value For Money
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Penn-Plax WW120BK Final Thoughts

"I got this for my desk."

I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies.

Overall Score
3.9


(20 Points)

4. GloFish Aquarium Kit Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Filtration Included

User Ratings: 68 8

GloFish NV33823 First Impressions

"Love this!"

The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. The motor has four little suction cup feet for stability. It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes.

  • GloFish Aquarium Kit Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Filtration Included
  • INCLUDES ALL THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS: This GloFish aquarium kit includes a 20 gallon glass aquarium, LED hood, Tetra mini UL heater, Tetra Whisper 20 filter, GloFish 13" LED light stick, 1 GloFish yellow anemone, 2 plant multipacks, fish food and water conditioner sample as well as a set-up guide.
  • BLUE LED LIGHTING TRANSFORMS YOUR AQUARIUM: The blue LED light completely transforms your aquarium. GloFish and GloFish d?cor fluoresce, creating a colorful, neon display.
  • COMPLETE THE LOOK WITH COLORFUL ADDITIONS: Complete the look by adding pops of color among any gravel you choose with the varying plant sizes and colors included.
  • DIMENSIONS: The 20 Gallon Aquarium dimensions are 24.2" L x 12.5" W x 16.2" H
  • 20 Gallon Glass Aquarium
  • LED hood
  • Tetra(R) Mini UL Heater
  • Tetra(R) Whisper(R) 20 Filter
  • Manufacture: United Pet Group
  • Product Dimensions: 27.88 x 16.13 x 20.38 inches; 34.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish NV33823
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GloFish NV33823 Final Thoughts

"Love this!"

I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! This is going to be a sweet little setup! No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen.

Overall Score
4.3


(1865 Points)

5. BettaTank 1-Gallon Deco Fish Tank with LED Lighting

User Ratings: 62 11

Koller Products AP100D First Impressions

"- A Color Fusion light."

I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. It is definitely something that you can noticeably hear, but it is not an annoyance. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. Not crazy about the lid or the stand. It has a hood with integrated LED lighting.

  • BettaTank 1-Gallon Deco Fish Tank with LED Lighting
  • MULTIPLE LIGHT COLOR SELECTIONS: Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 color selections you can choose depending on your mood or time of day or night.
  • OPTIMUM VIEWING: Crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's glass instead of impact-resistant plastic, along with one-piece construction that provides superior strength and durability. Unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this aquarium puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks.
  • FUN and REWARDING: Are you looking to buy an aquarium for your children? If you are, you are going to want to look at this fish tank. Owning an aquarium can be a really fun and rewarding experience and an ideal way to teach your child the responsibility of pet ownership.
  • BUILT-IN TIMER: Set your LED light to come on at the same time every day. Timer enables you to select light settings of 2 Hours, 4 Hours or Continuous On easily with a flick of your finger.
  • DIMENSIONS: 15 L x 3.75 W x 8.5 H Inches.
  • Included components: User Set-Up Guide
  • Age range description: Beginner to Advanced
  • Manufacture: Hawkeye International
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3.75 x 8.5 inches; 1.81 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP100D
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Koller Products AP100D Final Thoughts

"Great beginners tank."

I will get unboxing video posted tomorrow as well as any updates. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. We have had it for over a month now. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(87 Points)

6. JBJ Rimless Desktop 6 Gallon Curved Glass Aquarium w/LED Light (RL-6-CP)

User Ratings: 72

JBJ RL-6-CP First Impressions

"It's great!"

The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well. It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges.

  • JBJ Rimless Desktop 6 Gallon Curved Glass Aquarium w/LED Light (RL-6-CP)
  • Model RL-6-CP.
  • Black base, filtration column and light trim.
  • 6 gallon. 17. 7” L x 8. 2” W x 10. 2” H
  • Low iron curved glass & raised pedestal base. Flat panel glass.
  • 3-stage filtration - mechanical, chemical & biological
  • Manufacture: JBJ
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 27 x 13 inches; 15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ RL-6-CP
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  • Value For Money
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JBJ RL-6-CP Final Thoughts

"This is crucial!"

The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. This is a VERY SMALL tank, and can only house 1 betta fish OR 2-3 guppies. That piece is very poorly designed. Definitely recommend this tank hands down!

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

7. Fluval Transparent Media Door Replacement for Fluval Chi 19L and 25L Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 78

Fluval A13953 First Impressions

"But he loves it!"

So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! If hygger comes out with more designs I would def. It's just super bulky and hard to work around. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Fluval Transparent Media Door Replacement for Fluval Chi 19L and 25L Aquarium Kit
  • Sand stone ornament is easy to install and maintain
  • Fits Fluval chi 19L and 25L aquarium kit
  • This product weighs 0.1-pound
  • Measures 4-inch length by 2/7-inch height by 4-inch width
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 0.3 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A13953
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Fluval A13953 Final Thoughts

"Awesome little setup."

Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. Ok let's start off with the tank itself. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that.

Overall Score
4.8


(3 Points)

8. MarineLand Contour Glass Aquarium Kit with Rail Light

User Ratings: 72 5

MarineLand ML90610 First Impressions

"It was all fluval brand."

Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. The filter is the well known Tetra Whisper 60 that really is whisper quiet. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion.

  • MarineLand Contour Glass Aquarium Kit with Rail Light
  • SLEEK DESIGN: Rounded corners and clear glass canopy allow viewing from multiple angles.
  • DAYLIGHT/MOONLIGHT SETTINGS: Bright white LEDs create a shimmering sunlight effect; blue LEDs produce a moonlit glow.
  • EASY ACCESS: Hinged LED rail light and sliding glass canopy.
  • DIMENSIONS: The Marineland Contour 3 aquarium measures 9. 5 inches x 10 inches.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 10 x 10 inches; 8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90610
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  • Value For Money
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MarineLand ML90610 Final Thoughts

"Nice tank for the price."

It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. There's also enough room back there to hide a heater. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! The blue light works great as a night light also. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta.

Overall Score
4.4


(1674 Points)

9. UEETEK Aquarium Kit Tool Accessories Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Water Plant Tweezers Scissors Too...

User Ratings: 57

UEETEK First Impressions

"Perfect product."

They literally thought of everything. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. He was being suctioned to the filter. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat.

  • UEETEK Aquarium Kit Tool Accessories Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Water Plant Tweezers Scissors Tools Set Fish Starter Kits
  • Professional aquarium plant fish tank tools set.Stainless steel material with excellent flexibility and will never get rusted.Designed according to the human engineering principle, provides an easy and convenient operation.It also serves as the best utensil for those expertise water plants cultivators in the caring of young aquarium plants.Gets in hard-to-reach places and mows down foreground plants.
  • With aesthetic design and streamlined surface, it is especially for pruning small water plants. It won't hurt the plant's cross-section, effectively reducing the plants that damages because of the false pruning
  • Material: Made of stainless steel and durable for use;Scissors Length: 25 cm;Tweezers Length: 27cm
  • Straight tweezers, securely grasp your items during maintenance and setup. Curved tweezers, plant your live aquatic plants with comfort and ease.Dynamics concerned design, specially designed delicate clip end
  • Package - 1 x Straight tweezer;1 x Curve tweezer;1 x Curve scissor
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.05 x 1.26 inches; 6.72 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK
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UEETEK Final Thoughts

"Perfect product."

The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition. Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. The price is definitely a big plus.

Overall Score
4.4


(13 Points)

10. Aqueon Tri-Scape LED Aquarium Kit 3 Gallons

User Ratings: 69 13

Aqueon 100532673 First Impressions

"5 tank for my Betta fish."

The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! I wish I new about that before I got it. Advanced aquarium owners might find this space annoying. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price.

  • Aqueon Tri-Scape LED Aquarium Kit 3 Gallons
  • Hood is equipped with concealed LEDs
  • Pre-loaded with Aqueon replaceable x-small carbon cartridge
  • Includes internal filter, setup guide, food and water care samples
  • Showcases clean lines and a small footprint, but has a large viewing area
  • Adds modern style to any home or office
  • Size 3 gallon, all glass aquarium
  • Ships in reinforced packaging to protect product during shipment
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 17.32 x 16.14 x 17.72 inches; 8.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100532673
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Aqueon 100532673 Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. The price is definitely a big plus. It's just super bulky and hard to work around.

Overall Score
4.2


(37 Points)

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