Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 180 Gallon Aquariums

1. SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow

User Ratings: 47 23

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP First Impressions

"They sent a replacement."

We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. But even so, the tank is beautiful! 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait.

  • SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow
  • Starfire Rimless Aquarium with built-in overflow
  • Aquarium size 32x24x20"H with 10mm thick Starfire Glass
  • Cabinet size 32x24x31.5"H
  • Atman PH2500 Return Pump
  • SCA-302 180 gallon Skimmer included
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP
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  • Affordability

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP Final Thoughts

"Tank still usable!"

The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. The instructions are maybe two pages.

Overall Score
3.7


(18 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 180 Gallon Aquariums

2. SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow

User Ratings: 47 23

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP First Impressions

"I have used the h."

To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank.

  • SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow
  • Starfire Rimless Aquarium with built-in overflow
  • Aquarium size 32x24x20"H with 10mm thick Starfire Glass
  • Cabinet size 32x24x31.5"H
  • Atman PH2500 Return Pump
  • SCA-302 180 gallon Skimmer included
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP Final Thoughts

"It is non-adjustable."

Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. The purple coralline algae is growing well. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

Overall Score
3.7


(18 Points)

3. Polar Bear's Pet Shop HOT! 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail Algae Eat...

Polar Bear's Pet Shop First Impressions

"I would buy another."

The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. I do 1 drop per two gallons 3x a week for first few months.

  • Polar Bear's Pet Shop HOT! 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail Algae Eater
  • Manufacture: Polar Bear's Pet Shop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Polar Bear's Pet Shop
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  • Affordability

Polar Bear's Pet Shop Final Thoughts

"I sometimes have diatoms."

Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

4. Geegoods Turtle Aquarium Tank,Turtle Habitat ,Reptile Habitat Filter Layer Design, Easy to Cha...

User Ratings: 61 6

Geegoods First Impressions

"This table is beautiful."

I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases.

  • Geegoods Turtle Aquarium Tank,Turtle Habitat ,Reptile Habitat Filter Layer Design, Easy to Change Water and Prevent The Tortoise from Escaping , with Platform Plant and Cleaner Dropper
  • Easy to change water: Pick up the Leach Water layer, this turtle aquarium tank is convenient to change water, save your time and effort.
  • Prevent escaping:Turtle habitat tank kit has a cover which Widen the back cover edge ,Effectively prevent turtles from escaping.
  • Different area:This aquarium has a breeding hibernation area, a rest feeding area, a non-slip crawling area, a diving swimming area, and slot for water pump,could provide the basic and entertaining experience for the turtle.
  • Snap design:when you get the turtle aquarium,you just push the Snap ,and the cover of the turtle aquarium would Fasten it firmly.
  • What you can get:you could get 1 pcs Turtle Habitat ,1 pcs Platform plant,1pcs Cleaner Dropper(the basking light is no including)
  • Manufacture: Geegoods
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Geegoods
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Geegoods Final Thoughts

"They sent a replacement."

You can't even see the pushed in spots. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed.

Overall Score
4.3


(63 Points)

5. Pisces AquaTop Curved Bowfront 3 Gallon Aquarium (003777)

User Ratings: 56

Pisces 003777 First Impressions

"5 years now."

It is awesome for a very small amount of water. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. Highly recommend this for beginners. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine.

  • Pisces AquaTop Curved Bowfront 3 Gallon Aquarium (003777)
  • The AquaTop Pisces Curved Bowfront 3 Gallon Aquarium consists of a bowfront semi-circle glass which is perfect for panoramic viewing Each unit includes an innovative and unique multi-stage internal filter box system which comes complete with a submersible pump and an easy-change drop-in filter cartridge filled with premium activated carbon and ceramic rings for biological filtration
  • Includes a super bright touch sensitive 4 3W LED light complete with a moonlight setting and a tank lid with mounting clips These space-saving desktop aquariums are perfect for fresh or saltwater set-ups
  • Dimensions 10”(W) x 8 3”(D) x 10 2”(H)
  • Perfect for shrimp & other small invertebrates For fresh or saltwater
  • Manufacture: AquaTop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pisces 003777
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Pisces 003777 Final Thoughts

"Very happy customer!"

I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade.

Overall Score
3.8


(7 Points)

6. biOrb 46097.0 Sea Fan Medium Black Aquariums

User Ratings: 64 8

biOrb 46097.0 First Impressions

"Easy to assemble."

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. I will update if I have any issues. But even so, the tank is beautiful! I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. It's simple enough to put together. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner.

  • biOrb 46097.0 Sea Fan Medium Black Aquariums
  • Use these colorful Plastic Sea lilies to create coverage at the bottom of your Aquarium
  • Compatible with freshwater/Saltwater/Tropical Aquarium set ups
  • Fish friendly
  • Item Package weight : 0.31 pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.95 x 14.18 inches; 4.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46097.0
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

biOrb 46097.0 Final Thoughts

"Not a fan."

Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I will update if I have any issues. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants.

Overall Score
4.3


(49 Points)

7. Aquarium Tank, Glass, 10 Gal

User Ratings: 43 13

Carolina Biological Supply Company First Impressions

"They sent a replacement."

Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. But even so, the tank is beautiful! Mostly I just love looking at this tank. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co.

  • Aquarium Tank, Glass, 10 Gal
  • All-glass 10-gallon aquarium has sides and bottom of tripple-strength, clear glass welded together with silicone rubber.
  • Strong, leakproof aquarium will last for years
  • Nonreactive with seawater
  • Top frame designed for a recessed cover
  • Dimensions: 20" x 10" x 12" H.
  • Manufacture: Carolina Biological Supply Company
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carolina Biological Supply Company
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Carolina Biological Supply Company Final Thoughts

"First go to Greatwaveeng."

I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. It's simple enough to put together. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs.

Overall Score
3.5


(17 Points)

8. BioCube LED Tanks and Combo Kits

User Ratings: 78 11

BioCube First Impressions

"I love this tank."

I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. Both my fish are doing well with this setup.

  • BioCube LED Tanks and Combo Kits
  • Authorized Retailer w/ Full Manufacturer's Warranty: 32 Gallon Biocube, Biocube Stand, Biocube Hydrometer and Biocube Algae Magnet
  • Sleek modern hood with vibrant LED lighting for freshwater to saltwater environments
  • Integrated 24-hour timer with three independent channels: bright white, sparkling blue and color enhancing LEDs
  • Automatic 30 minute sunrise/sunset and 60 minute moonrise/moonset functions to replicate natural day cycle
  • Compact and customizable built-in filtration – easy to setup and maintain
  • Manufacture: BIOCUBE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BioCube
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"Big mistake."

It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. Should survive the shipping process just fine! That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

9. Toledo Goldfish Live Comet Common Feeder Goldfish for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Rai...

User Ratings: 71 10

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Really beautiful tank."

I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Most important though is the lighting issue. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. All in all it is packaged very well. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Also very important for filtration. They are affordable and beautiful and well made.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Comet Common Feeder Goldfish for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Raised – Live Arrival Guarantee
  • ✔ RELIABLE SHIPPING DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR – Fish ship within 48 hours of your order for arrival Tuesday through Friday. Please see shipping information below for more details.
  • ✔ HEALTHY FISH WITH LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE - Step by step acclimation instructions will be included with your order. We stand behind all our products and will ship replacements or refund your purchase.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live fish are born and raised on a family farm in the USA.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY FEEDER GOLDFISH – Common Goldfish are a healthy food source for your pet and are a heady fish also recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks, or ponds.
  • ✔ Please note the pictures shown are a good representation of our fish, but not the exact fish you will receive. Common goldfish are most commonly orange in color, but can be any combination of orange and black, orange and white, or solid brown or white in color.
  • Manufacture: Toledo Goldfish
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Toledo Goldfish
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Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"Who knows why."

I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. I do 1 drop per two gallons 3x a week for first few months. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult.

Overall Score
4.3


(471 Points)

10. Brightwell Aquatics Zooplanktos-M - Zooplankton Food Supplement for Marine Fish and Coral Reef Aquar...

User Ratings: 70

Brightwell Aquatics ZPM125 First Impressions

"I love this tank."

I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge.

  • Brightwell Aquatics Zooplanktos-M - Zooplankton Food Supplement for Marine Fish and Coral Reef Aquariums
  • Provides zooplankton ranging in size from 500 - 1, 000µm (1mm)
  • Supplemented with a proprietary amino acid to aid in coloration of invertebrates and fishes
  • Ideally-sized for many stony corals, clams, tube worms, larval crustaceans, juvenile fishes, and adult planktivorous and microinvertebrate-predatory fishes
  • Does not require refrigeration, formulated by a marine scientist
  • Manufacture: Brightwell Aquatics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brightwell Aquatics ZPM125
  • Quality
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Brightwell Aquatics ZPM125 Final Thoughts

"Don't overstock!"

DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.

Overall Score
4.6


(62 Points)

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