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
  • 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)

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
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

[star rating="3.8"]
(3 Points)

3. Marina EZ Care Betta Kit

User Ratings: 58 10

Marina 13357 First Impressions

"This tank is wonderful!"

Even though it's open about half way up the heater. It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. Bigger is always better for new people. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version.

  • Marina EZ Care Betta Kit
  • 0.7 US gal clear plastic cube aquarium with frame and EZ care feature
  • Decorative double-sided background
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Dimensions: 6 ¼ in x 6 ¼ in x 6 ¼ D
  • 2.5L (0.7 US gal) clear plastic cube aquarium with frame and EZ care feature
  • Decorative double-sided background
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Water change cup
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 7 x 7 inches; 1.64 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13357
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Marina 13357 Final Thoughts

"The stand."

I keep both on a low to low medium setting. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(790 Points)

4. Jane Choi, 3 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set for Fish Tank Pla...

User Ratings: 77 2

Jane Choi 0666389964809_SML First Impressions

"Great beginners tank."

Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. Ok let's start off with the tank itself.

  • Jane Choi, 3 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set for Fish Tank Plants
  • The scissors are sharp and well-secured so they haven't loosened or dulled at all
  • The curve in the tools will get into hard to reach area to plant your aquarium plants
  • Specially designed delicate clip end, no harm to your small or thin water plants
  • Package includes: curved tweezers, straight tweezer and tank scissors
  • Manufacture: Jane Choi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jane Choi 0666389964809_SML
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Jane Choi 0666389964809_SML Final Thoughts

"It's also really flimsy."

That piece is very poorly designed. This is a VERY SMALL tank, and can only house 1 betta fish OR 2-3 guppies. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. I wish I new about that before I got it. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(249 Points)

5. BinaryABC Stainless Steel Aquarium Curve Tweezer Live Plant Tank Shrimp Reef Tank Cleaning Tools 27C...

User Ratings: 73 4

BinaryABC BI-BB0443 First Impressions

"So far so good."

The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. Ok let's start off with the tank itself.

  • BinaryABC Stainless Steel Aquarium Curve Tweezer Live Plant Tank Shrimp Reef Tank Cleaning Tools 27CM
  • Product Name : Fish Tank Curve Tweezer
  • Use for : Planting Water Plants
  • Material : Stainless Steel
  • Length (approx.): 27cm / 10.5inch
  • Color : Silver Tone
  • Manufacture: BinaryABC
  • Item Weight: 0.634 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BinaryABC BI-BB0443
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

BinaryABC BI-BB0443 Final Thoughts

"- The fish tank."

I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. This is going to be a sweet little setup! Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options.

Overall Score
4.5

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

6. Aqua Culture 10-gallon Aquarium Starter Kit

User Ratings: 64 20

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

It comes with the filter and lights. It comes with the filter and lights. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. It literally made me provide others with a true review.

  • Aqua Culture 10-gallon Aquarium Starter Kit
  • Manufacture: Aquaculture
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"Perrrrfect!"

I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. Nothing came broke and everything is working. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting.

Overall Score
3.9

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

7. GankPike 7.5-Gallon Saltwater Aquarium Marine Fish Tank Reef Tank with Lid, Protein Skimmer, LED Lig...

GankPike First Impressions

"5-3 fish, not 5."

The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. Incredibly happy with this purchase. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there.

  • GankPike 7.5-Gallon Saltwater Aquarium Marine Fish Tank Reef Tank with Lid, Protein Skimmer, LED Light, Heater, LCD Digital Thermometer and Pump, Curved Shaped
  • 7.5 gallon bent ultra clear glass aquarium for saltwater fish, reef and coral. 1.5 gallon back filtration area plus 6 gallon front viewing area. L: 13.8 x W: 11.8 x H: 11.8 inches.
  • Equipped with biochemical & mechanical filter media, adjustable pump and protein skimmer to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for fish, reef and coral.
  • The tank features an aluminum alloy LED light to highlight your fish, reef and coral. The LED light has 3 color modes, 5 level dimmable and auto-off timer, which helps the coral grow.
  • Complete aquarium kit includes: 7.5 gallon aquarium with lid, LED lamp, quiet power pump, protein skimmer up to 13 gallon, heater, LCD digital thermometer, two biochemical filer sponges and one pack of ceramic rings.
  • Easy to setup for saltwater aquarium starter.
  • Manufacture: GankPike
  • Item Weight: 21.7 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GankPike
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

GankPike Final Thoughts

"What a lovely aquarium!"

It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. This is a VERY SMALL tank, and can only house 1 betta fish OR 2-3 guppies. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space.

Overall Score
5.0

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

8. Youngy 1 Set Brine Shrimp Incubator DIY Hatching Tools Aquarium Incubate System Cap Valve Scoop Net ...

Youngy First Impressions

"Great for a small space."

Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. The motor has four little suction cup feet for stability. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. It's just super bulky and hard to work around.

  • Youngy 1 Set Brine Shrimp Incubator DIY Hatching Tools Aquarium Incubate System Cap Valve Scoop Net Hose Kit Professional Simple
  • ♥ This set of hatching tool is specially designed for brine shrimp hatching,including incubator devices,scoop net,valve,container and etc.
  • ♥ Professional but simple,easy to operate and use,great for fisherman,full tackle for hatching brine shrimp.
  • ♥ Reusable and durable,high quality and will make your work efficient.
  • ♥ Quantity: 1 Set x Hatching Tool
  • ♥ Customer Satisfaction is Our Great Passion: Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! please be free to contact us if you are not satisfied for any reason
  • Manufacture: Youngy
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Youngy
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Youngy Final Thoughts

"Love love love this tank!"

I will get unboxing video posted tomorrow as well as any updates. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. The price is definitely a big plus. Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. 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
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="4.3"]
(1865 Points)

10. Dr. Moss Aquaponic Fish Tank Aquarium for Betta Fish with Water Garden Planter Top Lid Natural Ecosy...

User Ratings: 27 29

Dr. Moss First Impressions

"Love this tank."

It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. But overall the money was so worth this little pack. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit!

  • Dr. Moss Aquaponic Fish Tank Aquarium for Betta Fish with Water Garden Planter Top Lid Natural Ecosystem for Plant Growth (Pink)
  • Don't need watering.It is really an eco-friendly product.Educational and Fun
  • Because of the naturally generated fertilizer, the amount of chemical fertilizer needed is reduced.
  • At the moment of the Plant Root absorbs nutrients, the water in the Fish Jar is purified.
  • All of these bring a better living environment for fishes.
  • The Microbes in the water will breakdown excrement into the fertilizer which the plant needs.
  • Manufacture: Dr. Moss
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.9 x 4.5 inches; 14.11 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dr. Moss
  • Quality [star rating='2.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Dr. Moss Final Thoughts

"Awesome little setup."

The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol. If hygger comes out with more designs I would def. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(46 Points)

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