Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Imagitarium Aquarium Starter Kits

1. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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


(18 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Imagitarium Aquarium Starter Kits

2. Imagitarium Betta Desktop Kit, 1.4 GAL

User Ratings: 61

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Personal preference."

There's also enough room back there to hide a heater. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. That piece is very poorly designed. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. Nothing came broke and everything is working. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby.

  • Imagitarium Betta Desktop Kit, 1.4 GAL
  • Betta Desktop Kit from Imagitarium
  • LED lighting spotlights your fish and sets the mood
  • Power filter aerates and circulates water
  • Space-saving shape offers unobstructed views of your aquatic life on an elevated base
  • Aquarium lid includes a feeding hole
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 3.94 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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  • Value For Money
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"It gets dirty FAST."

There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. Nothing came broke and everything is working. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations.

Overall Score
3.8


(3 Points)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. 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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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)

5. Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

User Ratings: 54 15

Brightwell Aquatics DRSK100 First Impressions

"Really not much room."

I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. He was being suctioned to the filter. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets.

  • Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit
  • Contains QuikCycl (60ml) MicroBacterStart XLM (125ml) and MicroBacter Clean (500ml) for any beginner or expert hobbyist to start a new aquarium set-up; treats a 100-gal tank for up to 7 weeks
  • QuikCycl gives professional nutrients to your aquarium for fishless cycling
  • MicroBacterStart XLM is a professional strength live tank starter nitrifying bioculture for rapidly cycling new marine aquariums set-ups in 5-7 days
  • MicroBacter Clean designed to target and clean surfaces of live rock coral decorations and tank walls
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Brightwell Aquatics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brightwell Aquatics DRSK100
  • Quality
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Brightwell Aquatics DRSK100 Final Thoughts

"- A pump and filter."

Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well.

Overall Score
3.6


(8 Points)

6. 2-Piece Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight and Curved Tweezers Set for Fish Tank Aquatic Pla...

User Ratings: 53

Sinrextraonry First Impressions

"A soft humming sound."

Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. 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. This is going to be a sweet little setup! I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. Even though it's open about half way up the heater.

  • 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
  • Magnetic 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: Sinrextraonry
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.4 x 0.4 inches; 1.13 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sinrextraonry
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Sinrextraonry Final Thoughts

"This is crucial!"

Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. The motor has four little suction cup feet for stability. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great!

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

7. DEECOOYA 15 inch Long Handle Aquarium Tweezers Serving Tongs,2 Pack Stainless Steel Straight and Cur...

User Ratings: 81 1

DEECOOYA First Impressions

"The tank itself is fine."

I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. I wish I new about that before I got it. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen.

  • DEECOOYA 15 inch Long Handle Aquarium Tweezers Serving Tongs,2 Pack Stainless Steel Straight and Curved Tweezers Set for Fish Tank Plants Reptile Feeding Tongs,Black
  • HIGH QUALITY AQUARIUM TWEEZERS: these 15'' long handle straight and cured tweezers made of sturdy, high quality stainless steel with mat black coating,durable and not easy to be rusted under water. Perfect aquatic tweezers for aquarium plants tools,fish feeding tongs,fish tank accessories and reptile feeding tongs.
  • ANTI SLIP CLIPS: come with 2 pcs tongs,both the straight and cured tweezer has serrated tips to help grip stuff securely without ever slipping off. Great tools for all types of aquarium plants,substrate,gravel,coral ,aquatic pets ,fish,bearded dragon,lizard feeding tongs,and other decorations.
  • SAFE AND FRIENDLY TONGS:delicate coating provide a good barrier between water and food,not easy to get rust,no harm to your fish tank water plants, fish pets or reptiles pets, helps prevent accidental injuries to your pet's mouth,safe and easy to use.
  • WIDELY USED: this fish tank tweezers suit for aquarium water plant planting, fish tank landscaping tools, fish feeding tongs,also perfect for betta fish feeding tong, reptile feeding tongs for Lizard Bearded Dragon Gecko Snake Ball Python Spider and Birds feeder tongs.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED: 2 pcs mat balck Aquarium Tweezer Set, including 1x Straight Tweezer and 1x Curved Tweezer,each tweezer approx.15 inch long.
  • Manufacture: DEECOOYA
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 1 inches; 11.22 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DEECOOYA
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DEECOOYA Final Thoughts

"Very happy."

All contents included were as promised and they work fantastically. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise. Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk.

Overall Score
4.7


(515 Points)

8. DADYPET Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Starter Kits 1 Gallon with LED Lighting, Plants, Pebbles, Pump

User Ratings: 54 21

DADYPET First Impressions

"Filter is quiet."

1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. The tubes get so dirty so fast and it messes up the flow for the filter. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting. After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. I wish I new about that before I got it. The background is comes with is just super convenient!

  • DADYPET Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Starter Kits 1 Gallon with LED Lighting, Plants, Pebbles, Pump
  • Fish tank adopt LED lighting to bring your aquatic environment to life.
  • Manufactured of impact-resistant acrylic. Unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this stylish shaped fish tank solve concerns about possible leaks.
  • Easy to set up and maintain, this trendy fish Tank will look good wherever you place it. Dimensions: 9.25"L x 7.24"W x 10.43"H.
  • A great way to create a focal point in any room, ideal environment for youe house.
  • Capacity 1 gallons, general rule for tank size is one inch of fish per gallon, if you need a part or help, please feel free to contact us.
  • Manufacture: DADYPEY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DADYPET
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DADYPET Final Thoughts

"The pump is very quiet."

Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. This is going to be a sweet little setup! I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump.

Overall Score
3.7


(135 Points)

9. Tfwadmx Aquascape Tools, Aquarium Long Curved Scissors Stainless Steel Aquascaping Tweezers Planted ...

User Ratings: 39

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"The hinges are a joke."

I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. Nothing came broke and everything is working. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank.

  • Tfwadmx Aquascape Tools, Aquarium Long Curved Scissors Stainless Steel Aquascaping Tweezers Planted Tank Clean Tool Kits Trimmer Pruning 4Pcs
  • SIZE -- Aquascape tools include 10.6 inches Straight Tweezer, 10.6 inches Curved Tweezer and 9.8 inches Curved Scissor. The slender shape is suitable for planting various plants.
  • MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL -- The stainless steel aquascape tools have excellent flexibility and will never get rusted. More durable, corrosion resistant. The tools is formed by precision grinding, not specular surface.
  • 2 DIFFERENT TWEEZERS -- Straight tweezers, securely grasp your items during maintenance and setup. Curved tweezers, plant your live aquatic plants with comfort and ease.
  • LABOR-SAVING DESIGN -- Dynamics concerned design, specially designed delicate clip end. Match the curve of the hand, the operation is more comfortable and easy. Gets in hard-to-reach places and mows down foreground plants. With aesthetic design and streamlined surface, it is especially for pruning small or thin water plants.
  • MULTI-FUNCTION -- Used to remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively. It also serves as the best utensil for those expertise water plants cultivators in the caring of young aquarium plants.
  • Aquascape tools kits is made of high quality stainless steel with excellent flexibility and not easy to get rusty and corrosive.
  • Ergonomic design provides comfortable grips on your fingers, allowing precision plant trimming and maintenance.
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tfwadmx
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"It's the perfect size."

After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. Ok let's start off with the tank itself. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall.

Overall Score
4.0


(6 Points)

10. Penn Plax Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Kit with LED Light & Internal Filter Desktop Size, 1.5 gallon

User Ratings: 58 9

Penn-Plax BT1 First Impressions

"Really Cool!"

We have had it for over a month now. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. Nothing came broke and everything is working. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it.

  • Penn Plax Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Kit with LED Light & Internal Filter Desktop Size, 1.5 gallon
  • Everything you need is in this Betta Fish Tank Kit, 1.5 gallon tank, LED light, and internal filter. Easy to set up, you’ll be ready to add your fish in minutes.
  • Brand Name: Penn-Plax
  • Model Number: BT1
  • Dimensions: 10.28 x 8.98 x 6.42 inches
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BT1
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax BT1 Final Thoughts

"I purchased a 5."

I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. The background is comes with is just super convenient! Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. He was being suctioned to the filter.

Overall Score
4.1


(330 Points)

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