Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 40 Gallon Aquariums

1. JAJALE Aquarium Fish Tank LED Light Pump Freshwater Filter Upright Fishtank Stand Bundle Ultra Clear...

User Ratings: 68

JAJALE First Impressions

"Mine arrived perfectly!"

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. But even so, the tank is beautiful! I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape.

  • JAJALE Aquarium Fish Tank LED Light Pump Freshwater Filter Upright Fishtank Stand Bundle Ultra Clear Tempered Glass with Complete Aquarium Setup
  • The fish tank is made of high-quality low-iron tempered ultra-white transparent glass ("crystal glass"), which can withstand the damage and impact in daily life, and is very durable. Resistant to scratches, fingerprints, and acids/alkali. The visible light transmittance is greater than 91.5%. The thickness of glass: 0.315 inches.
  • The frame of the fish tank is all metal to resist saltwater erosion. It will never deform or fade. Dimensions(inches): 31.5 (L) x 14.2 (W) x 25.6 (H). Water Actual Capacity: 40 Gallons. Including professional aquatic LED tri-color lighting source. It can breed marine life, corals, Arowanas, aquatic plants, and landscape water features. Add a sense of luxury to your home or office.
  • Products include cabinet, water pump(22W 320 GPH), and filtration system with filter media. The dimensions of the aluminum all-metal frame are: 31.5 (L) x 14.2 (W) x 25.6 (H) inches. The frame can resist tension and torque deformation caused by heavy loads. Corrosion-resistant, easy to clean and maintain. Can keep the water clean for a long time.
  • Inner size of filtration system sink(inches):26 (L) x 9.9 (W) x 12.6 (H), Water Actual Capacity: 10 Gallons. Fish tank All glass is bonded by German original ultra-long-lasting biophilic silica gel, which can resist saltwater erosion for up to 20 years.
  • The most fashionable design in 2020, White Oak, every detail reflects the modern design concept. and you can clearly see each aquatic plant. The pet fish swims gracefully in front of you. A better immersive experience. Give your pet water creatures a hide and relax luxury home. Product weight :154lb. Water Total Actual Capacity: 50 Gallons.
  • Manufacture: Tiger Mountain Industrial Co.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JAJALE
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

JAJALE Final Thoughts

"I just bought my 4th."

I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. Should survive the shipping process just fine! They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank.

Overall Score
4.7

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

2. Boutique Betta Rimless Low Iron Glass Aquarium Tank 20x20x20cm 5mm Thickness Standard Jointed

User Ratings: 85 6

Boutique Betta First Impressions

"Overall, very happy."

We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. 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. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat.

  • Boutique Betta Rimless Low Iron Glass Aquarium Tank 20x20x20cm 5mm Thickness Standard Jointed
  • 20 x 20 x 20 cm cube tank
  • Glass thickness 5mm
  • Standard 90° jointed seams
  • Low iron optical grade glass
  • 2.1 Gal. Capacity Rimless Aquarium
  • Manufacture: PAC LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches; 6.32 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Boutique Betta
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Boutique Betta Final Thoughts

"Mine arrived perfectly!"

I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this.

Overall Score
4.6

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

3. TOM Aquarium Baby Nursery

User Ratings: 62 6

Koller Products TM1265 First Impressions

"Very happy customer!"

You can't even see the pushed in spots. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. Most important though is the lighting issue. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. The purple coralline algae is growing well. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,.

  • TOM Aquarium Baby Nursery
  • Use as a maturation tank for fry, or isolation tank for aggressive or injured fish
  • Side vents allow for optimal water flow through the air-stone driven filter
  • Removable center divider allows two pregnant fish to be safely isolated
  • Built-in filter can be easily transferred from one side of the nursery to the other
  • Use as a maturation tank for fry , or isolation tank for aggressive or injured fish
  • V partitions afford maximum protection
  • Side vents allow for optimum water flow through the air-stone driven filter
  • Side vents allow for optimum water flow.
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 3.7 x 4.6 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1265
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Koller Products TM1265 Final Thoughts

"Um yes please!"

It is awesome for a very small amount of water. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. My other gripe would be with the lid. All in all it is packaged very well. Highly recommend this for beginners. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement.

Overall Score
4.2

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

4. All Glass Aquarium AAG10015 Tank Black, 15-Gallon

User Ratings: 61 19

All Glass Aquariums 15905100151 First Impressions

"I got the'10'."

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. I find them very easy to keep clean. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG10015 Tank Black, 15-Gallon
  • The All-Glass standard size aquarium is made with care to assure that it can stand up to almost any application
  • These aquariums come in a wide range of sizes as well as Black and Oak trim styles
  • Large aquariums feature one-piece center-braced frames that eliminate glass Bowing
  • The All-Glass standard size aquarium is made with care to assure that it can stand up to almost any application
  • These aquariums come in a wide range of sizes as well as Black and Oak trim styles
  • Large aquariums feature one-piece center-braced frames that eliminate glass Bowing
  • The All-Glass standard size aquarium is made with care to assure that it can stand up to almost any application
  • These aquariums come in a wide range of sizes as well as Black and Oak trim styles
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 24.25 x 12.5 x 12.75 inches; 24.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905100151
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

All Glass Aquariums 15905100151 Final Thoughts

"Still loving this biorb!"

Not a fan of the filtration sponge. I find them very easy to keep clean. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(22 Points)

5. Ailindany 2PCS Fish Feeding Ring Round and Square Floating Food Feeder Circle with Suction Cup for A...

User Ratings: 46 21

Ailinda First Impressions

"Scratch that."

It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. Most important though is the lighting issue. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

  • Ailindany 2PCS Fish Feeding Ring Round and Square Floating Food Feeder Circle with Suction Cup for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Made of plastic, longer lasting adsorption force transparent suction cup, environmentally safe plastics, no pollution to water, not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • The fish feeding rings keep the food in a certain area,it doesn't end up scattered all over, or pulled into the filter, which allows more of it to be eaten.
  • Suction cup suspension, rotating device, floating design, when the water level rises or falls, orating rod re-positioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, fish feeding ring always keep floating above the water.
  • Suitable for all flaky, granular, various shapes, with floating fish food,for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, betta, aquatic pets such.
  • Package Included:1 x square shape ring , 1 x round shape ring.
  • Manufacture: Ailinda
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ailinda
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Ailinda Final Thoughts

"Easy read."

I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! Also very important for filtration. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(6 Points)

6. Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 60 11

Penn-Plax WW111K First Impressions

"I inspected all seams."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more.

  • Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit
  • This aquarium has a unique bent glass design that is frameless and seamless in front for unobstructed viewing on all sides including top.
  • Aquarium tank kit includes a 5 gallon bent glass fish tank, cascade internal filter, LED light, mat, and hinge style plastic lid.
  • Made with the highest quality glass for durability and clarity, and utilizes 3 piece construction with seamless rounded front corners.
  • This 5 gallon fish tank measures 11 inches high by 8 3/4 inches wide and 13 ¾ inches long. Aquarium is suitable for a wide variety of fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 9.35 x 14.5 x 11.25 inches; 10.6 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WW111K
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Penn-Plax WW111K Final Thoughts

"Scratch that."

My other gripe would be with the lid. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

Overall Score
4.1

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

7. biOrb 46091.0 Sea Fan Small Blue Aquariums

User Ratings: 87 5

biOrb 46091.0 First Impressions

"I am in love with it!"

I am especially fond of the raised base. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top.

  • biOrb 46091.0 Sea Fan Small Blue 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 : 0.22 pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.95 x 10.24 inches; 1.41 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46091.0
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

biOrb 46091.0 Final Thoughts

"Absolutely gorgeous."

Most important though is the lighting issue. It's simple enough to put together. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing.

Overall Score
4.6

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

8. Brightwell Aquatics FerroxiPhos G – Ferric Oxide for Phosphate Control in Marine Saltwater and Fre...

User Ratings: 55

Brightwell Aquatics FOXG300 First Impressions

"They work well for algae."

At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water.

  • Brightwell Aquatics FerroxiPhos G – Ferric Oxide for Phosphate Control in Marine Saltwater and Freshwater Aquariums
  • Granular ferric oxide that directly and efficiently removes reactive phosphate from aquarium water
  • Removes silicate and phosphate-based organic material from aquarium water resulting in improved water clarity (particularly in aquaria with heavy bioloads)
  • Safe for use in all freshwater and marine aquaria including planted and reef systems
  • Included components: FerroxIPhos G
  • Manufacture: Brightwell Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brightwell Aquatics FOXG300
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Brightwell Aquatics FOXG300 Final Thoughts

"My betta really likes it."

Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims.

Overall Score
4.4

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

9. biOrb Sea Fan

User Ratings: 69 8

biOrb 46072 First Impressions

"Very happy customer!"

Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks.

  • biOrb Sea Fan
  • Use these colorful plastic sea fans as background foliage in your aquarium. Fan out for optimum coverage.
  • Design inspired by Indonesian sea fans.
  • Compatible with Freshwater/Saltwater/Tropical aquarium set ups.Care & Cleaning: Rinse Clean
  • Item Package weight : 0.5 pounds
  • UV Protection
  • Manufacture: Reef-One Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 5.25 x 3 x 15 inches; 6.98 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46072
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

biOrb 46072 Final Thoughts

"Don't overstock!"

I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. You can't even see the pushed in spots. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I still keep it as a hospital tank. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(380 Points)

10. SC Aquariums 120 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 48x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box

SC Aquariums First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! Highly recommend this for beginners. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I have been an active fish keeper for years.

  • SC Aquariums 120 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 48x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box
  • Size: 120 Gallon Aquariums 48x24x24" 12mm Eurobraced
  • Starfire (Low Iron) glass on front 3 Sides
  • Black Background, Black Silicone
  • built-in Overflow Box, max flow 1500 GPH (3 holes drilled inside all fit SCH40 1" bulkhead)
  • SCH40 Plumbing Kit included
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

SC Aquariums Final Thoughts

"I have used the h."

Not a fan of the filtration sponge. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. The instructions are maybe two pages. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

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