Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Aquarium Starter Kits

1. Pen Plax NB2 Net Breeder Deluxe

User Ratings: 51 10

Penn-Plax NB2 First Impressions

"I like the all in one."

Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Even though it's open about half way up the heater. Keep in mind that the tank, light and heater will require a total of three outlets. It also sits on the bottom glass pane, not the edges of the viewing panes. Even though it's open about half way up the heater. This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to get into the hobby. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta.

  • Pen Plax NB2 Net Breeder Deluxe
  • ISOLATE THE FRY: the Net Breeder is the safe way to keep your fry isolated in a community tank.
  • ADJUSTABLE BREEDING GRASS: protects the babies and gives them hiding spots within the net breeder.
  • SHOP PENN PLAX: for all your aquatic needs, big or small.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.6 x 11.4 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax NB2
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax NB2 Final Thoughts

"My lid is laying on."

Definitely recommend this tank hands down! Just loading gravel scratched the front of mine. Plan to buy another filter as this filter will be too noisy for you to tolerate! This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. It's perfect for guppies, shrimp, bettas, neon tetras or any other small fish. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar.

Overall Score
3.9


(368 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Penn-Plax Aquarium Starter Kits

2. Penn Plax Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Kit with LED Light & Internal Filter Desktop Size, 1.5 gallon

User Ratings: 58 9

Penn-Plax BT1 First Impressions

"Really Cool!"

We have had it for over a month now. He loves exploring his new environment with all the fresh vegetation. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. Nothing came broke and everything is working. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it. I put shrimp and guppies in it and they love it.

  • Penn Plax Betta Fish Tank Aquarium Kit with LED Light & Internal Filter Desktop Size, 1.5 gallon
  • Everything you need is in this Betta Fish Tank Kit, 1.5 gallon tank, LED light, and internal filter. Easy to set up, you’ll be ready to add your fish in minutes.
  • Brand Name: Penn-Plax
  • Model Number: BT1
  • Dimensions: 10.28 x 8.98 x 6.42 inches
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BT1
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax BT1 Final Thoughts

"I purchased a 5."

I cant wait to set this up and get some shrimp and cardinal tetras in there. The background is comes with is just super convenient! Came pretty quickly and was not damaged. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. All you need to add for a happy Betta fish is an extra light and a tank heater. The adjustable pump can be turned down really low so the flow does not bother a Beta. He was being suctioned to the filter.

Overall Score
4.1


(330 Points)

3. Penn-Plax Water-Word Vertex Desktop Aquarium Kit - Perfect for Shrimp and Small Fish

User Ratings: 61 13

Penn-Plax WW130 First Impressions

"Feed fish."

There arent very many other aquariums at this price point with these measurements. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. The Mingdak strip is also waterproof and submersible so there's that. The shrimp sit on the wall and can hide in the back also. I also bought a heater with a built in thermostat. My beta seems to be adjusting well. Will not grow anything aside from Anubias and moss balls.

  • Penn-Plax Water-Word Vertex Desktop Aquarium Kit - Perfect for Shrimp and Small Fish
  • CONVENIENT FOR SMALL SPACES: The VERTEX Desktop Aquarium Kit is perfect for small or unused spaces: a desk, dresser, or even on top of the old file cabinet that hasn’t been touched in years.
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: The frameless tank is made from finely constructed bent glass that’s 1/8” thick. At the front, it features 2 curved corners, allowing for unobstructed views from all angles.
  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: The VERTEX Desktop 2. 7 Gallon Tank Kit makes for a simple and easy introduction to aquarium ownership. Ideal for adults and children alike.
  • CONTAINS ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED: This kit includes 2. 7 Gallon Glass Tank, Hinged Lid, Cascade 20 Power Hang-On Filter (20 GPH), Therma-Temp Full-Range Digital Thermometer, and Quick-Net Fish Net.
  • MEASUREMENTS: 2. 7 Gallon Tank 10” (H) x 9” (W) x 7. 75” (D). All other components can fit comfortably inside the tank. Great for shrimp and small fish!
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.35 x 9.75 x 10 inches; 6.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WW130
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax WW130 Final Thoughts

"Nice tank for the price."

- it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. It literally made me provide others with a true review. It is really just a trickle at the lowest setting. James spends his days swimming all around his tank and working on his bubble nest. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. The cherry shrimp had fries twice and now my Celestial Pearl Danios are laying eggs. I will get unboxing video posted tomorrow as well as any updates.

Overall Score
4.1


(294 Points)

4. Penn Plax Prism Nano Aquarium Kit With Filter and LED Light, Desktop Size, Black, 2 Gallon

User Ratings: 40 15

Penn-Plax WW120BK First Impressions

"Too many to choose from."

The heater was a no-name 200W UL certified. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. Stop now and BUY BUY BUY you will love it! Best of luck if you purchase it this kit! It also comes with a built in 3D back round. But overall the money was so worth this little pack.

  • Penn Plax Prism Nano Aquarium Kit With Filter and LED Light, Desktop Size, Black, 2 Gallon
  • Aquarium kit includes 2 gallon glass tank, built in water filter, and LED light.
  • Quiet Power Integrated Filtration system keeps your fish tank clean and healthy.
  • 18 Bulb LED light shines brightly through plastic lid to illuminate aquarium.
  • Fish tank has a modern, cube design with a black background and plastic lid.
  • This 2 gallon aquarium fits perfectly on any desk, dresser, or small space.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Item Weight: 4.45 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.15 x 10 x 10.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WW120BK
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax WW120BK Final Thoughts

"I got this for my desk."

I absolutely love this eight gallon tank. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. I don't remove my lid that much so, not a big deal to me. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. So don't be mislead by the image on the box with five guppies.

Overall Score
3.9


(20 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Penn-Plax Aquarium Starter Kits

5. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

6. Penn Plax Betta Aquarium Tank Kit

User Ratings: 41 9

Penn-Plax BBT2 First Impressions

"The hinges are a joke."

Ok let's start off with the tank itself. You are getting a premium quality tank for a reasonable price. It's raised at the edges and just looks bad. It also comes with a built in 3D back round. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. Instructions were easy to use and the filter system is relatively quiet. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks.

  • Penn Plax Betta Aquarium Tank Kit
  • This tank kit come with an EZ clean system which includes lift lid, filter grid system and a water release cap
  • Measures 4"L x 4"W x 6"H
  • Features EZ clean system
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 4.35 x 5.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BBT2
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax BBT2 Final Thoughts

"Happy fish keeping!"

The background is comes with is just super convenient! This is a good deal for a complete setup, less the rocks for the bottom. Enough colors and gradients to please any demanding scaled pet. I'm not sure that it could be much quieter. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. If you are into dwarf shrimp that is.

Overall Score
3.6


(8 Points)

7. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. Penn-Plax Cascade Clearview Aquarium Kit - Everything a Fish Owner Needs to Get Started - Fish Tank,...

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"I LOVE this tank!"

The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Once finished with both tanks will post pics of grass wall. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank. And it builds up a lot of algae so it needs to be cleaned more. Couldn't put the heater there because it does not heat the whole tank. My beta seems to be adjusting well. Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks.

  • Penn-Plax Cascade Clearview Aquarium Kit - Everything a Fish Owner Needs to Get Started - Fish Tank, LED Lights, Water Pump, and Drip Filtration System
  • THE RIGHT TANK FOR YOUR BREED OF FISH: Cascade Clearview fish tanks are ideal for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED: These Aquarium Kits include everything you need in one convenient package and come in three sizes: 7, 12, and 21 gallon tanks.
  • COMES WITH EVERYTHING LISTED: Each Cascade aquarium kit by Penn Plax includes a crystal clear glass aquarium kit with integrated lid and LED light as well as a water pump and drip filtration system.
  • THE PET HOBBYIST'S BEST CHOICE: Each kit is fully compatible with popular media types from virtually every brand and are ideal for planted aquariums and aquascaping.
  • WE'VE SOLVED THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PROBLEMS: Each package has been specially designed to withstand the delivery process - no expense was spared to come up with a packaging plan so you will received your glass tank without any damage - the first time!
  • 7 gallon capacity
  • 6.8w 42 bulb LED light (36 white, 6 blue)
  • 2 mode LED with touch operation
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"Nice tank for the price."

Disregard the videos that show the filter operating with a loud chattering noise. 1 gallon that a Betta really needs a 3-5 gallon home so I purchased this one as well. I've had it for a few days now and had zero problems hooking everything up. The filter has great flow and comes with an extended spray bar. - Though the base is plastic, it's sturdy. He does swim under the shelf of the background but never hides there. Even though it's open about half way up the heater.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

9. KollerCraft Aquarius Cosmo Panoramic Aquarium Kit with LED Lighting and Internal Power Filter

User Ratings: 74 13

KollerCraft LS7002 First Impressions

"I like the all in one."

This unit was an upgrade for my daughters Beta tank. This is the best 5 gallon tank you will ever purchase for the price. Will be buying a second of these tanks for my step daughter's Betta. This is especially important if you opt to keep tropical fish rather than a betta. The cherry shrimp had fries twice and now my Celestial Pearl Danios are laying eggs. I purchased the hygger heater and it has worked out perfectly too. It is perfect for small places like a kitchen counter, night stand, or even a desk.

  • KollerCraft Aquarius Cosmo Panoramic Aquarium Kit with LED Lighting and Internal Power Filter
  • Decorative 6-gallon aquarium with cylindrical shape for 360-degree view; ideal for the home, dorm room, or office
  • Resin base and top with a contemporary silver design
  • Energy-efficient, four-color LED lighting (blue, red, green, and white) illuminates the tank's inhabitants
  • Superclean 10 internal power filter cleans and purifies tank (45 GPH flow rate); Bio-Chem Zorb 10 filter cartridge removes discolorations, odors, and more
  • Seamless acrylic construction offers a crystal clear view; resistant to impact and child-friendly; plastic plants not included
  • Manufacture: AQUARIUS
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches; 20.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft LS7002
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KollerCraft LS7002 Final Thoughts

"Cute little tank."

Fluval, BioOrd, and several other micro tanks. And it's a little awkward to put things in like a heater and stuff. After reading only four reviews I was hesitant. The rule of thumb is one small fish per gallon. I just set this up today and I absolutely love it so far. I put mine in the corner of my breakfast bar. I say it's a good buy and a very nice tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(6 Points)

10. FRUTA Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against...

User Ratings: 80 1

Dohuge First Impressions

"This tank comes with."

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. I think it's a great looking tank and I would definitely recommend it to others. I always had bubbles on the front of my tank no matter how I faced the tubes. The lights alone are beautiful to brighten up a space. Tank is great, quiet enough, no motor sound, lights quite nice. I love looking at it while I'm in the kitchen.

  • FRUTA Aquarium Tweezers Stainless Steel Straight Tweezer with Carbonation Protection Coating Against Rust Extra Long Reptiles Feeding Tongs Tools for Aquatic Tank Plants,15 inch- Black Straight
  • {Quality Feeding Tweezers}:Superior forged stainless steel reptile feeding tweezers with fine carbonation protection coating processing surface, sturdy and flexible enough
  • {Premium Anti-slip Clips}: Straight 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
  • {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
  • {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
  • {Package Included}: 1x Black Straight Tweezer; Please remember to rinse and dry with water after each use, keep away from children and pets
  • Manufacture: Dohuge
  • Item Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dohuge
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Dohuge Final Thoughts

"Very good quality!"

The lights have a timer and three different levels of brightness and color. This helps to build a small eco system that reduces tank maintenance. It has been working just fine and maintaining temp. The filter is actually a pretty nice design. - it really only holds 4 gallons after you add gravel and decorations. So I would say my tank is now fairly established. The aquarium kit is with the exception of the filter is excellent!

Overall Score
4.7


(191 Points)

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