Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Lightahead Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Lightahead Artificial Mini Aquarium A Sensory Multi Colored LED Swimming Fish Tank with Bubbles

User Ratings: 62 12

Lightahead First Impressions

"- Decorative plants."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. Nothing came broke and everything is working.

  • Lightahead Artificial Mini Aquarium A Sensory Multi Colored LED Swimming Fish Tank with Bubbles
  • IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE PEACE & CALM OF THE OCEAN:. Multi Colored Artificial Fish. This fascinating product is a alternative to a regular aquarium. Ideal for your desktop, children's room, living room and practically any other room in your house. Can be used as Night Light for any Kids room to help them sleep well.
  • Lightahead Artificial Aquarium Fish Tank includes 3 artificial fish. Tank Size – 4.8” x 3.5” x 9.0”.Tank has 3 colorful LED lights and comes with an ocean background wallpaper to give an illusion of a real coral reef. AC powered ( US Plug adapter i100v-240v ncluded. If you use in any other country you will need an adapter.). Can also run on 3 x AA Batteries (not included).
  • GREAT SENSORY STIMULATION PRODUCT: The gentle movement of colorful fish swimming rhythmically in a lighted tank create's a beautiful Tranquil, peaceful & soothing deep-sea ambiance which could help reduce stress & anxiety.Great for children, adults & seniors with special needs, including dementia ADHD & autism. May helps improve mood & well-being.
  • Simply fill up the tank with tap water, add 2-4 drops of dish washing detergent and see your aquarium come to life.
  • GREAT GIFT IDEA: Great gift for anyone who loves sea life or simply wants to make a unique design statement. It also makes an ideal gift and Decoration for Christmas, Holiday, Party, Home Office Bedroom Room Comes with Lightahead’s Guarantee of Satisfaction.
  • This attractive artificial aquarium creates the illusion of tropical fish and water in motion.
  • Cute little fish Bobbing & swimming in a colorful lighted sea bed come to life at the flick of a switch.
  • This is for those who do not want the hassle of having a real fish but always wanted an aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Lightahead
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 3.5 x 4.8 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lightahead
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Lightahead Final Thoughts

"It is non-adjustable."

I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. All of this is explained in the instructions.

Overall Score
4.1


(858 Points)

2. Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit, 2.6-Gallon

User Ratings: 73 4

Fluval 10515A1 First Impressions

"Love Love love this tank."

I will get unboxing video posted tomorrow as well as any updates. I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price.

  • Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit, 2.6-Gallon
  • 2.6-gallon etched glass aquarium with aluminum trim
  • High-output 7000K LED with all-aluminum, waterproof casing for enhanced plant growth and fish colors
  • Powerful 3-stage filtration for superior water quality and stylish honeycomb wrap to conceal rear filtration compartment
  • Includes glass aquarium with cover; LED lighting system; safe, low-voltage transformer; circulation pump with output nozzle; foam filter block with handle; activated carbon insert; and BioMax insert
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Stylish honeycomb design conceals back filtration area while looking ultra modern.
  • Powerful 3-stage oversized mechanical, chemical and biological filtration.
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.8 x 8.7 inches; 4.85 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 10515A1
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Fluval 10515A1 Final Thoughts

"The hinges are a joke."

Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Overall Score
4.5


(744 Points)

3. Aquarius Aq25000g Glofish 2-1/2 Corner Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 27 26

KollerCraft AQ25000G First Impressions

"This tank is wonderful!"

Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! The background is comes with is just super convenient! This is especially important if you opt to keep tropical fish rather than a betta. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one.

  • Aquarius Aq25000g Glofish 2-1/2 Corner 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 - 2.5-Gallon Capacity
  • Great Addition To Any Home Or Office
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 11.25 inches; 2.53 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft AQ25000G
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KollerCraft AQ25000G Final Thoughts

"- Fish food."

No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. I love the tank and everything else about it but the background! The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. Not crazy about the lid or the stand.

Overall Score
3.0


(6 Points)

4. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100117802
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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)

5. Marina CUBUS Glass Betta Kit

User Ratings: 68 7

Hagen 13485 First Impressions

"The tank itself is fine."

So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. 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. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent!

  • Marina CUBUS Glass Betta Kit
  • Glass aquarium with LED clip-on lamp and flexible neck
  • Energy efficient clip-on light unit with three powerful LEDs brings out the bright colors of your Betta fish
  • Pedestal base protects surfaces from being damaged
  • 0.9-gallon aquarium built with a breathing hole
  • 5.9 inches long, 5.9 inches wide, 5.9 inches high
  • Flexible, energy-efficient clip-on light with 3 powerful LED lights that vividly enhance betta colours
  • The cover has an opening for breathing and easy access to fish
  • The pedestal base protects surfaces from damages
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 7.3 inches; 1.68 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 13485
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Hagen 13485 Final Thoughts

"Happy fish keeping!"

He was being suctioned to the filter. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. It's just super bulky and hard to work around. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. Then there's the very nice LED with sliding brackets and easy to use wired in remote. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

6. Marineland Silhouette aquarium Kit 3 Gallons, Sleek Curved Base, Includes LED Lighting

User Ratings: 62 9

MarineLand ML90608 First Impressions

"Now that's another part."

All contents included were as promised and they work fantastically. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. And you can not take the background out of the tank,it is glued in! Advanced aquarium owners might find this space annoying. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. The tubes get so dirty so fast and it messes up the flow for the filter.

  • Marineland Silhouette aquarium Kit 3 Gallons, Sleek Curved Base, Includes LED Lighting
  • MODERN DESIGN: The sleek, curved black base makes this kit a stylish feature piece for any home.
  • DAYLIGHT/MOONLIGHT SETTINGS: Bright white LEDs create a shimmering sunlight effect; blue LEDs produce a moonlit glow.
  • EASY ACCESS: Hinged glass canopy with hidden LED lights underneath.
  • DIMENSIONS: The Marineland Silhouette aquarium measures 10 inches wide by 12 inches long by 12.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14.13 x 13.63 x 12.25 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90608
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MarineLand ML90608 Final Thoughts

"The hinges are a joke."

It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. But overall the money was so worth this little pack. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting. Incredibly happy with this purchase. This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(132 Points)

7. Penn-Plax Triad AquaTerrium Fish Tank (REPTT7) – 3 Chambers, 1 Biological Ecosystem – For Aquapo...

User Ratings: 48 41

Penn-Plax REPTT7 First Impressions

"I got this for my desk."

Even though it's open about half way up the heater. But overall the money was so worth this little pack. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! Not crazy about the lid or the stand. Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small.

  • Penn-Plax Triad AquaTerrium Fish Tank (REPTT7) – 3 Chambers, 1 Biological Ecosystem – For Aquaponic, Refugium, and Freshwater Aquarium Setups – 3.25 Gallons,Crystal Clear Glass
  • INNOVATIVE: The Triad AquaTerrium Fish Tank features 3 chambers that harmonize as 1 biological ecosystem, allowing for multiple freshwater species to coexist independently. This piece will add excitement and wonder to any home!
  • HARMONIZED SYSTEM: The tiered setup replicates Nature’s metabolic cycle. The plants absorb fish waste as nourishment, and purify the water in return, which is beneficial for the fish.
  • ITEMS INCLUDED: To keep this cycle continuous and clean, the Triad AquaTerrium Fish Tank utilizes an integrated filtration system, consisting of a Submersible Filter Pump (4. 5 Watt), Bio Sponge, and 2 Circulating Waterfalls.
  • AQUATIC LIFE: Each chamber can easily hold Nano Fish. Great for Bettas, Tetras, Danios, Barbs, Rasboras, Small Crustaceans, and Shrimp.
  • AQUATIC PLANTS: Works with all submersible plants, including: Anubias, Chain Sword (Narrow Leaf), Indian Red Sword, and Dwarf Baby Tears.
  • MARGINAL PLANTS: Also works with most marginal house plants, including: Christmas Cactus, Coleus, Cordyline Terminalis, and Arrowhead Plant.
  • MEASUREMENTS: Overall: 3. 25 Gal – 12” (W) x 12” (D) x 5” (Front H) / 10” (Back H); Front Chamber 0. 75 Gal (12” x 3. 75” x 5”); Middle Chamber 0. 94 Gal (9. 5” x 3. 75” x 7. 25”); Rear Chamber 1. 56 Gal (9. 5” x 3. 75” x 10”)
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax REPTT7
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Penn-Plax REPTT7 Final Thoughts

"A soft humming sound."

Definitely recommend this tank hands down! It has a hood with integrated LED lighting. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. The price is definitely a big plus. The price is definitely a big plus. The tubes get so dirty so fast and it messes up the flow for the filter.

Overall Score
3.3


(12 Points)

8. Penn-Plax Frozen Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 75

Penn-Plax FZR500 First Impressions

"Scratch that."

And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. Incredibly happy with this purchase. 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. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition.

  • Penn-Plax Frozen Aquarium Kit
  • Includes Internal Filter, Top Decor, Suction Cup Decoration, Fun Stickers, Tank & Lid
  • Fun and functional
  • 4.5 Gallon capacity
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches; 4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax FZR500
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Penn-Plax FZR500 Final Thoughts

"I love my tank!"

It has everything except for the pebbles we purchased separated we loved it! Shipped fast, everything was there in perfect condition. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. My beta seems to be adjusting well. Not crazy about the lid or the stand.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

9. Aqueon Basic Kit Aquarium, 10 Gallon

User Ratings: 63 17

Zilla 17750 First Impressions

"The stand."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. The curve radius also makes it hard to clean the glass on the edges. Bigger is always better for new people. My beta seems to be adjusting well. All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater.

  • Aqueon Basic Kit Aquarium, 10 Gallon
  • Aquarium set-up and care guide included
  • Aqueon filtration and lighting system included
  • Aqueon premium fish food included
  • All components needed for a healthy aquatic environment
  • Manufacture: Zilla
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 13.6 x 12.6 inches; 16 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zilla 17750
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Zilla 17750 Final Thoughts

"Very well made."

Ok let's start off with the tank itself. They literally thought of everything. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. So I now have a little cubby that my fish uses to hide. The background is comes with is just super convenient! Ok let's start off with the tank itself. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting.

Overall Score
3.9


(42 Points)

10. EvaGO 15 inch Black Curved Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Curved Tweezer with Carbonation Protect...

User Ratings: 79 1

EvaGO First Impressions

"I highly recommend it."

Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. Not crazy about the lid or the stand. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • EvaGO 15 inch Black Curved Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Curved Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against Rust Long Reptiles Feeding Tongs for Aquatic Plants Lizards Spider Snakes
  • Quality Feeding Tweezers: Superior forged stainless steel reptile feeding tweezers with fine carbonation protection coating processing surface, sturdy and flexible enough
  • 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
  • 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
  • Premium Anti-slip Clips: Curved 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
  • Package Included: 1x Black Curved Tweezer; Please remember to rinse and dry with water after each use, keep away from children and pets
  • Manufacture: EvaGO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EvaGO
  • Quality
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  • Affordability

EvaGO Final Thoughts

"It is very quiet."

The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet.

Overall Score
4.7


(582 Points)

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