Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Daimay Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Daimay Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Feeding Straight Tweezer Aqua Scaping Curved Tweezer for Fi...

User Ratings: 77 2

Daimay First Impressions

"I am in love with it."

So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. We have had it for over a month now. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that.

  • Daimay Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Feeding Straight Tweezer Aqua Scaping Curved Tweezer for Fish Tank Aquatic Plants 10.6" Long
  • 【 Ultimate Multipurpose Tweezer 】 Has 10.6" length and slim design, perfect for cleaning out garden or fish tank, food plating, stir-frying, serving sushi, pulling out hair, electrical repairing, crafting and many more!
  • 【 Anti Slip Clips 】 Botht the straight and cured tweezer has serrated tips to help grip stuff securely without ever slipping off. The ridged handle will provide secure, comfortable grips on your fingers.
  • 【 Forged Stainless Steel Material 】Made of durable stainless steel material with excellent flexibility and will never suffer rust. You can use these tweezers to feed and handle live food for larger aquatic pets or corals.
  • 【 Safe & Easy to Use 】Specially designed delicate clip end, no harm to your small or thin water plants, helps prevent accidental injuries to your reptile's mouth.
  • 【 Versatile 】Great for all types of aquarium plants, substrate, gravel and other decorations. Remember to rinse and dry after each use, keep away from children and pets.
  • Manufacture: Daimay
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 1.42 x 0.39 inches; 1.44 Ounces
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Daimay Final Thoughts

"Really Cool!"

This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too.

Overall Score
4.6


(439 Points)

2. AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT AQI Mount Bracket HYDRA52

User Ratings: 61

AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT 653341181022 First Impressions

"I personally love it."

Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! Bigger is always better for new people. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. That piece is very poorly designed.

  • AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT AQI Mount Bracket HYDRA52
  • Made in the USA
  • Made of Top quality materials
  • For use with Aqua Intelligence products
  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Made in the USA
  • Easy to use and setup
  • Made of top quality materials
  • Manufacture: Aqua Intelligence
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AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT 653341181022 Final Thoughts

"This is crucial!"

Definitely recommend this tank hands down! I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit!

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

3. Fluval Hagen Flora Plant KIT 54.8L (14.5GAL

Fluval 14925 First Impressions

"Now the big bad thing."

Ok let's start off with the tank itself. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. Nothing came broke and everything is working. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. Not crazy about the lid or the stand. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter.

  • Fluval Hagen Flora Plant KIT 54.8L (14.5GAL
  • A sleek and sophisticated glass aquarium kit equipped with everything you need to create the best natural planted environment. Nano internal filter s proper filtration and exceptionally clean water quality.
  • Item Package Height: 10.0
  • Item Package Length: 10.0
  • Item Package Width: 10.0
  • Manufacture: Fluval
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Fluval 14925 Final Thoughts

"- Fish food."

I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting. This is especially important if you opt to keep tropical fish rather than a betta. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. FRUTA 2-Piece Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight and Curved Tweezers Set for Fish Tank Aquat...

User Ratings: 82 2

Dohuge First Impressions

"Very good quality!"

Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified.

  • FRUTA 2-Piece Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight and Curved Tweezers Set for Fish Tank Aquatic Plants, 27cm/10.6 inches Feeding Tongs for Hold Worms, Reptiles, Lizards, Bearded Dragon
  • Superior forged stainless steel Aquarium Tweezers, anti-rust, sturdy and flexible enough
  • The Straight and Curved Tweezers Overall length approx 27cm/10.6inch
  • Long reptile feeding tongs safe and easy to use, no harm to water plants, also can prevent accidental injuries from your reptile's mouth
  • Excellent anti-slip grip for picking up smaller objects like small stones
  • Perfect for feeding and handling aquarium plants, bearded dragon tank accessories, live food for larger aquatic pets or corals
  • Manufacture: Dohuge
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Dohuge Final Thoughts

"Great for a small space."

And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now.

Overall Score
4.7


(382 Points)

5. AquaView 1.5-Gallon Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Power Filter

User Ratings: 34 10

Koller Products AP1500IF First Impressions

"I gotta get them all!"

It comes with the filter and lights. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. They're not nearly as sensitive as these little 2. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price.

  • AquaView 1.5-Gallon Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Power Filter
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color choices to brightly illuminate your fish; choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red
  • Powerful internal power filter cleans and purifies aquarium water at a flow rate of 25 gallons per hour as the Tetra Whisper S filter cartridge effectively removes organic pollutants (including colors, odors, heavy metals, and toxic gases)
  • Includes built-in light 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
  • Made of impact-resistant plastic with crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's made of glass plus one-piece construction providing superior strength and durability, unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this trendy shaped tank puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks
  • Easy to set up and maintain, this trendy fish tank will look good wherever you place it. Takes 3 AAA batteries (not included); optional Hawkeye 5V Power Adapter (AQ51000) enables light to be plugged into electrical outlet, available online. Dimensions: 9" L x 8.25" W x 10.75" H
  • 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.
  • Model number: AQ10FC-30
  • Manufacture: Koller Products
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.25 x 10.75 inches; 2.43 Pounds
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Koller Products AP1500IF Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend it."

If hygger comes out with more designs I would def. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. The motor has four little suction cup feet for stability.

Overall Score
3.8


(13 Points)

6. 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)

7. GloFish Aquarium Kit w/ Hood, LED Lights and Whisper Filter

User Ratings: 61 12

GloFish 29236 First Impressions

"It's an aquarium."

The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. The price is definitely a big plus.

  • GloFish Aquarium Kit w/ Hood, LED Lights and Whisper Filter
  • STARTER KIT: Includes all the essentials for success, starting with a 1.
  • 5 gallon aquarium with clear plastic canopy.
  • EASY SETUP: This colorful tank is perfect for beginners and hobbyists alike.
  • BLUE LED LIGHTS: Brilliant blue LED lights give GloFish fluorescent fish and accessories a uniquely fluorescent look, particularly in dark settings.
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.38 x 13.5 inches; 1.5 Pounds
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GloFish 29236 Final Thoughts

"For the last two months."

So far I like it, and my betta seems to like it as well. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol.

Overall Score
4.1


(1196 Points)

8. Houkr 5 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Aquatic Plant Tools Sets, Aquarium Tools Kit Fish Tank Aq...

User Ratings: 65

Houkr Houkr-14 First Impressions

"Now that's another part."

1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. We have had it for over a month now. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. He was being suctioned to the filter. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. It comes with the filter and lights.

  • Houkr 5 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Aquatic Plant Tools Sets, Aquarium Tools Kit Fish Tank Aquatic Plant Tweezers Scissor Spatula Sets
  • 5-Piece Tools Kit: Straight Tweezers, Curved Tweezers, Straight Scissors, Curved Scissors, Sand Scraper, great for planting and pruning plant.
  • 100% Brand New And High Quality: Professional aquarium plant fish tank tools set.
  • Stainless Steel: Stainless steel material with excellent flexibility and will never suffer rust.
  • Easy To Trim: Aquarium trimming kit is perfect for pruning all kinds of aquatic plants and cutting off plants in hard-to-reach places.
  • Good For Plant: It won't hurt the aquatic plant's cross-section, effectively reducing the plants damages.
  • Manufacture: Houkr
  • Item Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
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Houkr Houkr-14 Final Thoughts

"So it worked out."

James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. The motor has four little suction cup feet for stability. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. I wish I new about that before I got it. The price is definitely a big plus. The cherry shrimp had fries twice and now my Celestial Pearl Danios are laying eggs.

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

9. Aquarius Aq35000gpc Glofish 180 3-1/2-Gallon Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 20 13

KollerCraft AQ35000GPC First Impressions

"Perfect product."

Nothing came broke and everything is working. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance.

  • Aquarius Aq35000gpc Glofish 180 3-1/2-Gallon Aquarium Kit
  • Perfect For GloFish
  • Lighting Options Include Daylight White to Twilight Blue to Moon Glow
  • Made of Sturdy Shatter-Proof Acrylic
  • The Best Habitat For Your Pet - 3.5-Gallon Capacity
  • Great Addition To Any Home Or Office
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 11.25 x 8.75 x 13.5 inches; 4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft AQ35000GPC
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KollerCraft AQ35000GPC Final Thoughts

"But this tank is great."

I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. And you can not take the background out of the tank,it is glued in! Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise.

Overall Score
3.3


(34 Points)

10. 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
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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


(138 Points)

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