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
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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


(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
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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


(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
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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)

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
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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


(3 Points)

5. Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED Lighting 20 High

User Ratings: 69 7

Aqueon 100530578 First Impressions

"It was all fluval brand."

I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. Bigger is always better for new people. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. I'm a first-time fish parent, and this is my first filtered aquarium. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. Nothing came broke and everything is working.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED Lighting 20 High
  • Low profile full hood contains vibrant cool white LED lighting to bring your aquatic environment to life
  • QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter has a red LED light that flashes to indicate when it’s time to change the cartridge – no more guessing!
  • Preset heater will keep your aquarium temperature at a constant 78 degrees, appropriate for most tropical fish
  • Complete setup guide included
  • Complete aquarium kit includes: 20 gallon glass aquarium, low profile LED full hood, QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter with medium cartridge, 100W preset heater, premium fish food, water conditioner, fish net, stick-on thermometer
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 32.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 27.25 x 15.75 x 21 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100530578
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Aqueon 100530578 Final Thoughts

"I shut mine off."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. The background adds a lot of depth that feels missing in a standard aquarium.

Overall Score
4.4


(341 Points)

6. AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT AQI Mount Bracket HYDRA52

User Ratings: 61

AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT 653341181022 First Impressions

"I personally love it."

Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. It's probably fine, but I don't like it at all. Definitely recommend this tank hands down! Bigger is always better for new people. So I ended up taking the filter out and replacing it with a sponge filter. It is very easy to set up and also comes with easy to understand instructions. That piece is very poorly designed.

  • AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT AQI Mount Bracket HYDRA52
  • Made in the USA
  • Made of Top quality materials
  • For use with Aqua Intelligence products
  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Made in the USA
  • Easy to use and setup
  • Made of top quality materials
  • Manufacture: Aqua Intelligence
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT 653341181022
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AQUA ILLUMINATION/C2 DEVELOPMENT 653341181022 Final Thoughts

"This is crucial!"

Definitely recommend this tank hands down! I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7. I didn't know that the background only goes halfway down the back of the tank. Best of luck if you purchase it this kit!

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

7. Koller Products 1.7-Gallon BettaTank with LED Lighting, 9.5" Diameter x 11" H

User Ratings: 34 20

Koller Products AP17000PG First Impressions

"It's also really flimsy."

Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. It's just super bulky and hard to work around. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The description lists dimmensions but it still feels small. I keep both on a low to low medium setting. The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified.

  • Koller Products 1.7-Gallon BettaTank with LED Lighting, 9.5" Diameter x 11" H
  • Fill with fresh flowers, silk flowers, potpourri, glass beads or decorative marbles.
  • Panaview 360-viewing, perfect for home decor, weddings, crafting and centerpieces.
  • Manufactured of shatterproof plastic, unlike glass fish bowls that can shatter when dropped this durable bowl puts to rest any concerns about possible accidents and glass all over.
  • Crystal clear clarity so good that most think it's glass, This trendy bowl will look good wherever you place it.
  • Panaview 360-degree viewing delivers optimum impact.
  • This trendy bowl will look good wherever you place it. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included); optional Koller Products 5V power adapter (AQ51000) enables light to be plugged into electrical outlet.
  • Dimensions: 9.5 Dia x 11 H inches
  • Included components: Full hood
  • Manufacture: Koller Enterprises
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 11 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AP17000PG
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Koller Products AP17000PG Final Thoughts

"I like the all in one."

I wish I new about that before I got it. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. And now, the pros and cons in my opinion. BUT it still looks pretty cool for a background lol.

Overall Score
3.3


(36 Points)

8. BoomYou Set of 2 Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Feeding Straight Tweezers Aqua Scraping Curved Tw...

BoomYou First Impressions

"The kit is not complete."

I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. Advanced aquarium owners might find this space annoying. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. Then there's the very nice LED with sliding brackets and easy to use wired in remote. Fortunately, the way the arm is designed you can zip tie something like the 7.

  • BoomYou Set of 2 Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Feeding Straight Tweezers Aqua Scraping Curved Tweezers Set for Fish Tank Aquatic Plants Garden Decoration Pet Feeding - 27cm/10.6"
  • Tweezers has 10.6" length and slim design, perfect for cleaning out garden or fish tank, crafting and many more!
  • Both the straight and cured tweezers has serrated tips to help grip stuff securely without ever slipping off. The ridged handle will provide secure, comfortable grips on your fingers.
  • Made of durable stainless steel material with excellent flexibility. You can use these tweezers to feed and handle food for larger aquatic pets or corals.
  • Designed with delicate clip end, no harm to your small or thin water plants, helps prevent accidental injuries to your reptile's mouth.
  • Great for all types of aquarium plants, substrate, gravel and other decorations. Remember to rinse and dry after each use, keep away from children and pets.
  • Manufacture: BoomYou
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BoomYou
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BoomYou Final Thoughts

"On it says bottom."

And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. I have this unit deployed for a couple of months now. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. It only goes halfway down which may bother some people but to me it's great! We have had it for over a month now. He was being suctioned to the filter.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. 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)

10. SunGrow Aquarium Tool Kit (5pcs) Perfect Aquascaping Tools - Includes Straight & Curved Scissors, Su...

User Ratings: 81 1

SunGrow First Impressions

"The kit is not complete."

You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. I love the tank and everything else about it but the background! The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. Not impossible to reach but definitely an odd angle you have to go in from lol. This tank will be much easier to live with than the smaller 1-3 gallon options. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk. They'll have a lot more room to play around decorations and stuff, too.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Tool Kit (5pcs) Perfect Aquascaping Tools - Includes Straight & Curved Scissors, Substrate Spatula, Straight & Bent Tweezers - Stainless Steel - No Rust - Convenient Operation
  • ✔ PACK OF 5 AQUASCAPING TOOLS --- This kit comes with the 5 most essential aquascaping tools needed to cultivate and maintain all your aquarium plants. No more using your hands and fingers to prune those plants.
  • ✔ RUSTPROOF MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL --- The tools in SunGrow aquarium tool kit are made from stainless steel and are completely rust proof. They are also flexible, sharp and durable tools.
  • ✔ LIGHTWEIGHT DOUBLE-SIDED SPATULA --- This lightweight spatula has two sides for different applications. The larger side can be used for smoothing out large areas of substrate while the smaller end can work on more delicate jobs.
  • ✔ STRAIGHT AND CURVED TWEEZERS--- The two different types of tweezers can be used for larger aquarium plants and for tiny carpet plants. You can also use the tweezers for inserting nutritional capsules in the substrate. Grasp the capsules with the tweezer insert into the substrate and gently let go.
  • ✔ STRAIGHT AND CURVED SCISSORS--- These sharp high precision scissors are perfect for pruning and trimming your aquarium plant life. The curved scissor is specially made to help you trim the hard to reach parts of plants.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"I shut mine off."

Hope this list helps those who are new to keeping fish-- they are a great first pet! All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. Problem is, the glass sits flush with that top edge. It'll be fine, just be careful how you deal with the filter. This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(271 Points)

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