Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marina Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Marina LED Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 74 5

Marina 15256 First Impressions

"I love my tank!"

The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. My plants have been doing fine and the filter and lights have worked really well. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. I absolutely love this eight gallon tank.

  • Marina LED Aquarium Kit
  • 10 U.S. gallon glass aquarium
  • Includes a Marina Slim S15 clip on filter with quick change filter cartridges
  • Includes everything you need to get your aquatic home started
  • Measures: 20" L x 10" W x 12.5" H
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12.91 x 10.24 x 20.2 inches; 17.35 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 15256
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Marina 15256 Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent! Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work.

Overall Score
4.5


(883 Points)

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2. 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
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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


(790 Points)

3. Marina Betta Starter Kit for Aquarium

User Ratings: 52 13

Marina 13349 First Impressions

"The lights are beautiful."

Of course the tank is an odd shape in itself lol. Advanced aquarium owners might find this space annoying. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants.

  • Marina Betta Starter Kit for Aquarium
  • Six inch cubed plastic aquarium
  • Skull themed betta kit
  • Includes decorative background and gravel
  • Nutrafin Max Betta Food and Nutrafin Betta Plus Conditioner included
  • Perfect for small spaces; Easy to maintain
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.7 x 6.2 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13349
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Marina 13349 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this tank!"

I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too. It comes with the filter and lights. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged.

Overall Score
3.8


(393 Points)

4. Marina Betta Aquarium Starter Kit

User Ratings: 63 8

Marina 13353 First Impressions

"But this tank is great."

I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. They're not nearly as sensitive as these little 2. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess.

  • Marina Betta Aquarium Starter Kit
  • Six inch cubed plastic aquarium
  • Fireworks themed betta kit
  • Includes decorative background and gravel
  • Nutrafin Max Betta Food and Nutrafin Betta Plus Conditioner included
  • Perfect for small spaces; Easy to maintain
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.7 x 6.2 inches; 1.59 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13353
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Marina 13353 Final Thoughts

"- Do not overfeed."

- Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. Incredibly happy with this purchase. This is going to be a sweet little setup! Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta.

Overall Score
4.2


(216 Points)

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5. Marina Betta Aquarium Starter Kit, Sun Swirl

User Ratings: 48 14

Marina 13350 First Impressions

"Not protecting much."

It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. Ok let's start off with the tank itself. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. Incredibly happy with this purchase.

  • Marina Betta Aquarium Starter Kit, Sun Swirl
  • Six inch cubed plastic aquarium
  • Sun Swirl themed betta kit
  • Includes decorative background and gravel
  • Nutrafin Max Betta Food and Nutrafin Betta Plus Conditioner included
  • Perfect for small spaces; Easy to maintain
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.7 x 6.2 inches; 1.59 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13350
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Marina 13350 Final Thoughts

"The stand."

Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. Again, heater and light if you are doing real plants. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad.

Overall Score
3.7


(117 Points)

6. Marina Betta Pals Kit

User Ratings: 63 14

Marina 13410 First Impressions

"- A Color Fusion light."

I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium. It literally made me provide others with a true review. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta.

  • Marina Betta Pals Kit
  • Aquarium starter kit for your betta fish
  • 0.5-gallon clear plastic fish tank with green top
  • 1.1 lb. matching natural green gravel
  • Includes plastic plant with suction cup
  • Kit also includes Nutrafin Max Betta Food and Nutrafin Betta Plus Conditioner
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 9 x 6 inches; 1.65 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13410
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Marina 13410 Final Thoughts

"The stand."

If the disco look is not your taste, a different tank would better suit you. Bigger is always better for new people. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. I love the tank and everything else about it but the background! That piece is very poorly designed. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol.

Overall Score
4.0


(114 Points)

7. Marina Cool Goldfish Kit

User Ratings: 51 14

Marina 13383 First Impressions

"I gotta get them all!"

Even though it's open about half way up the heater. I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version. We have had it for over a month now. Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. I dont use the filter, I covered up the filter vents with some netting.

  • Marina Cool Goldfish Kit
  • 2.65 gallon aquarium
  • Comes complete with everything necessary to give your goldfish a great home
  • Easy to maintain
  • Great gift idea for the new aquatic hobbyist
  • 6 inches long x 12 inches wide x 13 inches tall; 1-year warranty
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 12 x 13 inches; 1.68 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13383
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Marina 13383 Final Thoughts

"- A Color Fusion light."

It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. The light is fairly bright but insufficient for growing any decent live plants. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. My beta seems to be adjusting well. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it.

Overall Score
3.9


(75 Points)

8. Marina Betta Pals Kit, Girl Theme

User Ratings: 51 13

Marina 13403 First Impressions

"Feed fish."

Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise. 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. My beta seems to be adjusting well. But overall the money was so worth this little pack. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar.

  • Marina Betta Pals Kit, Girl Theme
  • 0.5 gallon cube; perfect for entry-level aquarist
  • Comes complete with everything necessary to get your betta's home started
  • Easy to maintain
  • Great gift idea for kids
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches; 1.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13403
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Marina 13403 Final Thoughts

"- A pump and filter."

I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. This is going to be a sweet little setup! The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. That piece is very poorly designed. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter.

Overall Score
3.8


(15 Points)

9. Marina Betta Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 56 10

Marina 13368 First Impressions

"It's great!"

The background is comes with is just super convenient! 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful little tank so much I bought another one. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. I love the tank and everything else about it but the background!

  • Marina Betta Aquarium Kit
  • Spacious Betta hom with easy access cover Includes 2 double sided backgrounds Simple and fun plastic aquarium 1.77 gallon tank
  • The Package Length of the Product is: 29.972 cm
  • The Package Width of the Product is: 29.972 cm
  • The Package Height of the Product is: 21.59 cm
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches; 2.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13368
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Marina 13368 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! My beta seems to be adjusting well. It just sits under the tank with no way of holding the tank in place on top of it. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! It also comes with a built in 3D back round. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(9 Points)

10. Marina Mermaid Aquarium Kit, 1 Gallon, 13311

User Ratings: 50 50

Marina 13311 First Impressions

"It's great!"

It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. He was being suctioned to the filter. All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. I've included a video of it running so you can judge for yourself. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. Advanced aquarium owners might find this space annoying.

  • Marina Mermaid Aquarium Kit, 1 Gallon, 13311
  • 3.7 L (1 US gal.) plastic aquarium with black canopy
  • Integrated Top Filter with Cartridge (refill filter cartridges available separately)
  • Includes LED Lighting
  • Mermaid Friends Static Cling Decals
  • Size: 8.25"H x 10.5" W x 5.5" D
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.5 x 8.7 inches; 2.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13311
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Marina 13311 Final Thoughts

"5 tank for my Betta fish."

Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! Then there's the very nice LED with sliding brackets and easy to use wired in remote. Not crazy about the lid or the stand. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. Bigger is always better for new people. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

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