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
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

[star rating="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 [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(44 Points)

3. LISSOMPLUME Aquarium Tools Kit Long Stainless Steel Straight Curved Tweezers Scissors Set for Fish T...

User Ratings: 47

LISSOMPLUME First Impressions

"I personally love it."

I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. Incredibly happy with this purchase. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me.

  • LISSOMPLUME Aquarium Tools Kit Long Stainless Steel Straight Curved Tweezers Scissors Set for Fish Tank Aquascaping Pack of 3
  • [STAINLESS STEEL MATERIAL] - Anti-Rust and Anti-Corrosion Aquarium tank aquascape tools kits is made of high-quality stainless steel
  • [PACK OF 3 Fish Tanks & Aquarium Kit] - Fish tank cleaning tools for fish lovers starter including 48cm / 18.89inch Straight Tweezers; 27cm / 10.62inch Curved Tweezers; 25cm / 9.84inch Curved Scissor; very nice set and worked great for your terrarium project
  • [MULTIFUNCTIONAL] - Aquarium plant tools for tank cleaning - suitable for any kind of Aquarium Plants, Substrate, Gravel, and Other Decorations, remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively;
  • [Anti-slip & Ergonomic Design] - the straight / curved tweezer has serrated tips which will help grip stuff tightly without ever slipping off. Ergonomic design provides comfortable grips on your fingers, it allows precision plant trimming and maintenance easily.
  • [WARM NOTICE] - This Aquarium plant aquascape tools set are very sharp, please put them away from the children and your pets.
  • Manufacture: LISSOMPLUME
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1 x 0.1 inches; 1.02 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LISSOMPLUME
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

LISSOMPLUME Final Thoughts

"On it says bottom."

I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. Incredibly happy with this purchase.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(10 Points)

4. Imagitarium Frameless Freshwater Aquarium Kit, 6.8 GAL

User Ratings: 36 22

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Final note of warning."

It literally made me provide others with a true review. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. The price is definitely a big plus. The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small.

  • Imagitarium Frameless Freshwater Aquarium Kit, 6.8 GAL
  • Frameless Freshwater Aquarium Kit from Imagitarium
  • Features day and night LED lighting options
  • Power filter aerates and circulates water
  • Panoramic shape offers unobstructed views of your fish
  • Ideal for small tropical fish
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 22.4 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='2.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.6']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Filter is quiet."

The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank. I do use the filter housing to house a heater and co2 diffuser. The background is comes with is just super convenient! Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. It literally made me provide others with a true review.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(18 Points)

5. FRUTA Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against...

User Ratings: 80 1

Dohuge First Impressions

"This tank comes with."

All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. There's also enough room back there to hide a heater. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen.

  • FRUTA Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against Rust Extra Long Reptiles Feeding Tongs Tools for Aquatic Tank Plants,15 inch- Black Straight
  • {Quality Feeding Tweezers}:Superior forged stainless steel reptile feeding tweezers with fine carbonation protection coating processing surface, sturdy and flexible enough
  • {Premium Anti-slip Clips}: Straight 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
  • {Long Reptile Feeding Tongs}: Has 15 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
  • {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
  • {Package Included}: 1x Black Straight Tweezer; Please remember to rinse and dry with water after each use, keep away from children and pets
  • Manufacture: Dohuge
  • Item Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dohuge
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Dohuge Final Thoughts

"Very good quality!"

The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent!

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(191 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Color
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

[star rating="4.1"]
(33 Points)

7. Koller Products AquaScene 1.5-Gallon Fish Tank with LED Lighting

User Ratings: 54 11

Koller Products AP155 First Impressions

"Rated for 40 gallons."

The background is comes with is just super convenient! Bigger is always better for new people. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. The filter is the well known Tetra Whisper 60 that really is whisper quiet. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also.

  • Koller Products AquaScene 1.5-Gallon Fish Tank with LED Lighting
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color choices to enhance your viewing pleasure; choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red
  • Made of break-resistant plastic with crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's made of glass along with one-piece construction providing superior strength and durability, unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this trendy fish tank puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks
  • Includes built-in light timer, set your LED light to come on at the same time every day, you can select light settings of 2 hours, 4 hours or continuous on easily with a flick of your finger
  • This trendy fish tank will look good wherever you place it
  • Dimensions: 8.5 L x 8.5 W x 9 H Inches
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Koller Enterprises
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 9 inches; 2.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP155
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Koller Products AP155 Final Thoughts

"Fish seem happy."

Nothing came broke and everything is working. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. All of this is explained in the instructions. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. If hygger comes out with more designs I would def. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet!

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(138 Points)

8. 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
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

[star rating="4.2"]
(37 Points)

9. JA-RU Magic Grow Fish Aquarium Kit (2 Pack, 2 Random Colors)

User Ratings: 80 20

JaRu JA 306 - 2 pkg First Impressions

"Filter is quiet."

The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. Nothing came broke and everything is working. If hygger comes out with more designs I would def. This is going to be a sweet little setup! The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar.

  • JA-RU Magic Grow Fish Aquarium Kit (2 Pack, 2 Random Colors)
  • Value not found
  • Manufacture: Ja-Ru Inc.
  • Item Weight: 1.92 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JaRu JA 306 - 2 pkg
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

JaRu JA 306 - 2 pkg Final Thoughts

"Feed fish."

The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. It has a hood with integrated LED lighting. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(5 Points)

10. Koller Products 1.7-Gallon BettaTank with LED Lighting, 9.5" Diameter x 11" H

User Ratings: 34 20

Koller Products AP17000PG First Impressions

"It's also really flimsy."

Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! 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. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified.

  • Koller Products 1.7-Gallon BettaTank with LED Lighting, 9.5" Diameter x 11" H
  • Fill with fresh flowers, silk flowers, potpourri, glass beads or decorative marbles.
  • Panaview 360-viewing, perfect for home decor, weddings, crafting and centerpieces.
  • Manufactured of shatterproof plastic, unlike glass fish bowls that can shatter when dropped this durable bowl puts to rest any concerns about possible accidents and glass all over.
  • Crystal clear clarity so good that most think it's glass, This trendy bowl will look good wherever you place it.
  • Panaview 360-degree viewing delivers optimum impact.
  • This trendy bowl will look good wherever you place it. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included); optional Koller Products 5V power adapter (AQ51000) enables light to be plugged into electrical outlet.
  • Dimensions: 9.5 Dia x 11 H inches
  • Included components: Full hood
  • Manufacture: Koller Enterprises
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 11 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP17000PG
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Koller Products AP17000PG Final Thoughts

"I like the all in one."

I wish I new about that before I got it. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(36 Points)

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