Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MarineLand Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Marineland Portrait Glass LED aquarium Kit, 5 Gallons, Hidden Filtration

User Ratings: 75 5

MarineLand ML90609 First Impressions

"Great beginners tank."

It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! It is definitely something that you can noticeably hear, but it is not an annoyance. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. This is especially important if you opt to keep tropical fish rather than a betta.

  • Marineland Portrait Glass LED aquarium Kit, 5 Gallons, Hidden Filtration
  • SLEEK DESIGN: Rounded corners and clear glass canopy allow viewing from multiple angles.
  • DAYLIGHT/MOONLIGHT LIGHTING: Bright white LEDs create a shimmering sunlight effect; blue LEDs produce a moonlit glow.
  • EASY ACCESS: Hinged LED lighting and sliding glass canopy.
  • SIZE: 5-gallon aquarium fits Marineland Rite-Size Z Filter Cartridges.
  • HIDDEN FILTRATION: Advanced, 3-stage filtration is out of sight, enhancing aquarium viewing.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.62 x 17.05 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90609
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

MarineLand ML90609 Final Thoughts

"After adding water, etc."

All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. If the disco look is not your taste, a different tank would better suit you. He was being suctioned to the filter. I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. And you can not take the background out of the tank,it is glued in! It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(4935 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated MarineLand Aquarium Starter Kits

2. MarineLand Contour Glass Aquarium Kit with Rail Light

User Ratings: 72 5

MarineLand ML90610 First Impressions

"It was all fluval brand."

Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. The filter is the well known Tetra Whisper 60 that really is whisper quiet. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion.

  • MarineLand Contour Glass Aquarium Kit with Rail Light
  • SLEEK DESIGN: Rounded corners and clear glass canopy allow viewing from multiple angles.
  • DAYLIGHT/MOONLIGHT SETTINGS: Bright white LEDs create a shimmering sunlight effect; blue LEDs produce a moonlit glow.
  • EASY ACCESS: Hinged LED rail light and sliding glass canopy.
  • DIMENSIONS: The Marineland Contour 3 aquarium measures 9. 5 inches x 10 inches.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 10 x 10 inches; 8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90610
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MarineLand ML90610 Final Thoughts

"Nice tank for the price."

It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. There's also enough room back there to hide a heater. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! The blue light works great as a night light also. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1674 Points)

3. 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
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

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

[star rating="4.2"]
(132 Points)

4. Marineland 29203 Cord Organizer Kit

User Ratings: 35

MarineLand 29203 First Impressions

"For the last two months."

Bigger is always better for new people. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. They literally thought of everything.

  • Marineland 29203 Cord Organizer Kit
  • Keep aquarium cords in one neat bundle
  • 14-Inch cord router mounts on the back of aquarium to hide cords
  • 4 cord clips with self adhesive can be used
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.5 x 22.88 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 29203
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

MarineLand 29203 Final Thoughts

"I personally love it."

The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(3 Points)

5. AB&A 60115 Tub Drain Trim Kit with Push eN Lift Stopper, Classic High-Capacity Overflow Plate, and P...

User Ratings: 79

AB&A 60115 First Impressions

"I like it."

He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too. Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all.

  • AB&A 60115 Tub Drain Trim Kit with Push eN Lift Stopper, Classic High-Capacity Overflow Plate, and Press-in Strainer Cover, Venetian Bronze
  • Waste and overflow trim kit designed for quick-and-easy installation
  • Includes Push eN Lift stopper, high-flow overflow plate, and press-in strainer cover
  • Press-in strainer made of durable stainless steel with a rubber washer to ensure a tight fit
  • Overflow cover plate easily secures to overflow elbow for snug fit against tub wall
  • High-flow design allows water to drain at 7 GPM (gallons per minute)
  • Manufacture: IPSCO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AB&A 60115
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

AB&A 60115 Final Thoughts

"Final note of warning."

1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. My beta seems to be adjusting well. It literally made me provide others with a true review. Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon.

Overall Score
4.6

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

6. Koller Products 6.5-Gallon Aquarium Kit with Power Filter and LED Lighting, (AP650)

User Ratings: 58 12

Koller Products AP650 First Impressions

"I personally love it."

I'm working on a planted tank, will decide what fish will work. And you can not take the background out of the tank,it is glued in! And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. The background is made very nicely and doesn't take up a whole lot of the tank. Bigger is always better for new people. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too. I bought this to basically replace a 5 gallon tank and make a new planted version.

  • Koller Products 6.5-Gallon Aquarium Kit with Power Filter and LED Lighting, (AP650)
  • Are you looking to buy an aquarium for your children? If you are, you are going to want to look at this fish tank. Owning an aquarium can be a really fun and rewarding experience and an ideal way to teach your child the responsibility of pet ownership.
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color selections to brightly illuminate your fish, choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red depending on time of day or your mood.
  • Internal power filter cleans and purifies aquarium water at a flow rate of 45 gallons per hour effectively removing organic pollutants including discoloration, odors, heavy metals, and toxic gases. Uses Koller Products replacement filter cartridges (B086ZM4PYG) available on Amazon.
  • Crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's glass, manufactured of impact-resistant plastic providing leak-proof assurance, unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this one-piece tank puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks.
  • This trendy aquarium is a W. Dimensions: 11 Dia x 19.8 H inches
  • Keeps your tank clean and provides a perfect environment for small tropical fish
  • Ideal for small freshwater tropical fish, goldfish or betta.
  • Dual-sided poly-fiber floss removes fish waste and other debris.
  • Manufacture: Koller Enterprises
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 13.5 inches; 5.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP650
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Koller Products AP650 Final Thoughts

"Perrrrfect!"

Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! Came with the tank and background along with a pump and light. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all.

Overall Score
4.0

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

7. Marineland 29203 Cord Organizer Kit

User Ratings: 35

MarineLand 29203 First Impressions

"For the last two months."

Bigger is always better for new people. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. They literally thought of everything.

  • Marineland 29203 Cord Organizer Kit
  • Keep aquarium cords in one neat bundle
  • 14-Inch cord router mounts on the back of aquarium to hide cords
  • 4 cord clips with self adhesive can be used
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.5 x 22.88 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 29203
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

MarineLand 29203 Final Thoughts

"I personally love it."

The pump is also as close to silent as you can get. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(3 Points)

8. Cobalt Aquatics 14011 Microvue3 20 Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 60 14

Cobalt Aquatics 14011 First Impressions

"I LOVE this tank!"

No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. This is going to be a sweet little setup! This is a VERY SMALL tank, and can only house 1 betta fish OR 2-3 guppies. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price.

  • Cobalt Aquatics 14011 Microvue3 20 Aquarium Kit
  • Includes Clear Vue 20 internal filter
  • Included 6w black mini LED lamp
  • 5.3-Gallon Capacity
  • Complete Set
  • 10.24" x 10.24" 12.20"
  • Manufacture: Cobalt International Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 11 inches; 9.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cobalt Aquatics 14011
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Cobalt Aquatics 14011 Final Thoughts

"I shut mine off."

Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. It literally made me provide others with a true review. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(16 Points)

9. Capetsma Aquascaping Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spa...

User Ratings: 79 2

capetsma First Impressions

"It looks really bad."

I keep both on a low to low medium setting. And the lights that it comes with are my absolute favorite. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! This is going to be a sweet little setup! It has a hood with integrated LED lighting. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified.

  • Capetsma Aquascaping Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set Bonsai Kit Algae Scrapers Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank Starter kit
  • 5 in 1 Aquascaping tools - 10.6" Straight Tweezer, 10.6" Curved Tweezer, 9.8" Aquatic Curved Scissor / bonsai scissors, 13" Substrate Spatula, 100 strips PH Tester 1-14, Comes with a decent velvet pouch, for you to package well when not in use.
  • Premium Quality and Minimizing interference - Forged stainless steel with excellent flexibility and rustproof material, specially designed Anti-slip clip end, instead of putting your hands into water , These Aquarium Plant Tools can prevent accidental injuries?to your aquatic plants and bring debris all over the aquarium?;
  • Must-have Aquarium Starter Kit - It works wonderful for precision pruning, rearranging, maintaining, cleaning, trimming, grooming aquatic plants, does not disturb the rest of the decor/plants, or accurately spot feeding without unnecessarily contaminating water or getting soaked.
  • Multi-function - Great for taking care of all types of aquarium plants, clean fish tank substrate and aquarium gravel. Also, it can be used as Algae Scrapers and Bonsai tools, helps maintain a clean fish tank and beautiful yard.
  • Your satisfaction is our lifetime goal. We are committed to providing you with the most satisfactory products. The package includes 5 aquascaping tools with 80 strips PH Tester. If you discover some parts missing when you receive it,contact us,we promise to resend it.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Item Weight: 8.4 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

capetsma Final Thoughts

"I like the all in one."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. Couldn't put the heater there because it does not heat the whole tank. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(2066 Points)

10. Koller Products AquaView 2.5-Gallon Fish Tank with Power Filter and LED Lighting

User Ratings: 57 11

Koller Products AP25000FFP First Impressions

"The lights are beautiful."

I would recommend those back flow connectors for the air pump. Absolutely perfect for a planted beta set up. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. No doubt, I'll just be throwing that out. Even though it's open about half way up the heater.

  • Koller Products AquaView 2.5-Gallon Fish Tank with Power Filter and LED Lighting
  • FUN and REWARDING: Are you looking to buy an aquarium for your family? Owning an aquarium can be a really fun and rewarding experience and an ideal way to teach your child the responsibility of pet ownership.
  • DAZZLING COLORS: Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color selections to brightly illuminate your fish, choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red.
  • COMPLETE FILTRATION: Powerful internal power filter cleans and purifies aquarium water at a flow rate of 25 gallons per hour effectively removing organic pollutants. Uses Koller Products XS replacement filter cartridges (AQ05FC-30), available on Amazon.
  • OPTIMUM VIEWING: Crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's glass, constructed of impact-resistant plastic providing leak-proof assurance.
  • BUILT-IN LIGHT TIMER: Set your LED light to come on at the same time every day. Light uses 3 AAA batteries (sold separately) or 5V Power Adapter (AQ51000) available on Amazon.
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Low voltage requirement
  • Multiple color selections
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 11.25 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP25000FFP
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Koller Products AP25000FFP Final Thoughts

"Really Cool!"

I love the tank and everything else about it but the background! It literally made me provide others with a true review. We have had it for over a month now. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. It's really nice to have for betta fish that need to be in warm water. No more then five or six tiny ones is my guess.

Overall Score
4.0

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

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