Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 55 Gallon Aquariums

1. Aquatic Fundamentals Aquarium Stand with Storage

User Ratings: 65 12

Aquatic Fundamentals AMZ-36291-01 First Impressions

"Hope this review helps!"

You can't even see the pushed in spots. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. I still keep it as a hospital tank. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. I find them very easy to keep clean. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals Aquarium Stand with Storage
  • Tank Holding Capacity: 29/37 Gallons
  • Product Dimensions: 31.37"L x 13.12"W x 28.25"H
  • Front door make for easy access and ample storage for pumps, filters and food
  • The back of the stand is open except for a single support brace; this lets your conveniently route cords or tubes from the aquarium inside the stand without cutting away panels
  • Made in the USA
  • Tank not included
  • Showcase your aquarium atop the durable Aquatic Fundamentals Upright Aquarium Stand.
  • These quality tank stands are ideal for supporting rectangular tanks whether it holds 29 Gallons or 90 gallons.
  • Manufacture: Marco Group Incorporated --DROPSHIP
  • Product Dimensions: 31.37 x 13.12 x 28.28 inches; 52 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals AMZ-36291-01
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Aquatic Fundamentals AMZ-36291-01 Final Thoughts

"Thanks KollerCraft!"

It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks.

Overall Score
4.1


(170 Points)

2. Lifegard 8.3 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 11.81" x 11.81" x...

User Ratings: 28 27

Lifegard R460051 First Impressions

"Not a fan."

I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3.

  • Lifegard 8.3 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 11.81" x 11.81" x 13.77", Model Number: R460051
  • Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Clear Low Iron Rimless Glass Aquarium
  • 45° Beveled Edge
  • Highest grade clarity to view the true colors of your fish
  • Includes: Quiet One Pump, Sponge Filter, Multi Directional Jet and Mat
  • Ideal for Betta fish or other small fish
  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x 13.77 inches; 19.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard R460051
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Lifegard R460051 Final Thoughts

"5 years now."

I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! I will update if I have any issues. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

Overall Score
3.5


(4 Points)

3. SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 60x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box

SC Aquariums First Impressions

"My betta is very happy!"

I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat.

  • SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 60x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums
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SC Aquariums Final Thoughts

"Big mistake."

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more.

Overall Score
5.0


(13 Points)

4. Aqua Culture Aquarium, 10 gallon

User Ratings: 70 14

Generic First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.

  • Aqua Culture Aquarium, 10 gallon
  • The perfect starter aquarium or terrarium for a wide variety of fish and reptiles
  • Manufacture: Generic
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Generic Final Thoughts

"I was worried about that."

I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh.

Overall Score
4.2


(1008 Points)

5. Aquarium Masters Single Piece Glass Canopy for 10R, 16R, 20XH Gallon Aquariums, AM32010, for 20" Lon...

Aquarium Masters AM32010 First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box.

  • Aquarium Masters Single Piece Glass Canopy for 10R, 16R, 20XH Gallon Aquariums, AM32010, for 20" Long x 10" Wide Aquariums with No Center Brace
  • Single Piece Glass Canopy for 10R, 16R, 20XH Model Aquariums by Aquarium Masters, AM32010, for 20" Long x 10" Wide Aquarium Masters Aquariums with No Center Brace
  • Contains One 19-3/8 inch by 7-11/16 inch folding glass canopy
  • Fits the following framed standard and reef ready aquariums: 10R, 16R, 20XH Model Aquarium Masters Aquariums with No Center Brace
  • Aquarium Masters glass canopies include diamond polished edges, handle, hinge, and backstrip on most standard models
  • Before purchasing, please see our video on "How to determine the canopy you need", located in the photos section of this listing!! Glass canopies available for 10 gallon to 360 gallon aquariums
  • Many fish can and will jump out of your aquarium. Nearly all fish can do this for numerous reasons.
  • On a similar note, a cover will help foreign objects from falling into the aquarium. If there are young children or pets in your household, this could be a very important consideration. Same thing if you keep any supplies above the tank.
  • A cover reduces evaporation, which means you will not lose water as quickly. This can be pretty noticeable in warm water systems. Evaporation can also leave mineral deposits behind.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Masters
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 7.6 x 0.38 inches; 10 Pounds
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Aquarium Masters AM32010 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. Highly recommend this for beginners. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. The instructions are maybe two pages. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Penn Plax Twin Beta Bow-Front Kit for Aquarium

User Ratings: 57 16

Penn-Plax BBT3 First Impressions

"Easy to assemble."

If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks.

  • Penn Plax Twin Beta Bow-Front Kit for Aquarium
  • The Twin Betta tank has a blue tank divider shield which visually separates the two fish
  • Measures 3.85" D x 7.75" W x 6.00" H
  • Features an EZ Clean System, which includes an EZ-lift lid, a unique filter-grid system and a water release cap allowing for easier water changes
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.85 x 7.75 x 6 inches; 11.22 Ounces
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Penn-Plax BBT3 Final Thoughts

"Stand is great."

I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks.

Overall Score
3.9


(105 Points)

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

User Ratings: 57 16

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"I am in love with it!"

To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. Mostly I just love looking at this tank.

  • 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 5 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 5 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: 5 Gallon Tank 12” (H) x 10.5” (W) x 9.75” (D). All other components can fit comfortably inside the tank. Great for shrimp and small fish!
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"I got the'10'."

My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Should survive the shipping process just fine! Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

8. Lifegard 2.65 Gallons Betta Aquarium Low Iron Ultra Clear Glass - 7.87" x 7.87" x 9.84" (R460053)

Lifegard R460053 First Impressions

"I've had this tank for 1."

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling.

  • Lifegard 2.65 Gallons Betta Aquarium Low Iron Ultra Clear Glass - 7.87" x 7.87" x 9.84" (R460053)
  • Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Clear Low Iron Rimless Glass Aquarium
  • 45° Beveled Edge
  • Highest grade clarity to view the true colors of your fish
  • Includes: Quiet One Pump, Sponge Filter, Multi Directional Jet and Mat
  • Ideal for Betta fish or other small fish
  • LED Light Sold Separately - Please order R800081
  • Included Components: Aquariums
  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 7.87 x 9.84 inches; 8.9 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard R460053
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Lifegard R460053 Final Thoughts

"No regrets."

I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. The instructions are maybe two pages. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. I have been an active fish keeper for years. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. OMEM USB Mini Fish Tank, Desktop Micro-Landscape LED Fish Tank, Aquarium Kit, Building Blocks Superi...

User Ratings: 31 22

OMEM First Impressions

"I really love this stand."

I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Also very important for filtration. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums.

  • OMEM USB Mini Fish Tank, Desktop Micro-Landscape LED Fish Tank, Aquarium Kit, Building Blocks Superimposed Fish Tank
  • Size(inch):4.7*3.1*4.1(L*W*H).LED lights Color: White and Blue (Color Random Delivery)
  • USB Mini Fish Tank suitable for Small Fish,The top of the Fish Tank has a Ventilation Holes.
  • You can Freely Combine Superimpose,very fun, The Night View of the Fish Tank is very Charming, You will have a Fantastic Fish Tank.
  • The Combination of the Fish Tank is a very Beautiful Ornament, Put it at home to add luster.
  • Made of Plastic,LED Mini Fish Tank does not Contain Spare Parts.
  • Manufacture: OMEM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OMEM
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OMEM Final Thoughts

"This tank is super small."

I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. 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. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. You can't even see the pushed in spots. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank.

Overall Score
3.3


(17 Points)

10. Aquarium Masters New Glass Canopy for 21 Gallon, 28 Gallon & 35 Gallon Cube 20" L x 20" W Without a ...

User Ratings: 50 50

Aquarium Masters AM32020 First Impressions

"Looked good."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Still waiting for the silicone to cure. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. It came quickly, and was easy to set up.

  • Aquarium Masters New Glass Canopy for 21 Gallon, 28 Gallon & 35 Gallon Cube 20" L x 20" W Without a Center Brace Aquariums, Deep Blue & More, AM32020BS
  • New Glass Canopy for 21 Gallon, 28 Gallon & 35 Gallon Cube 20"L x 20"W without a center brace, by Aquarium Masters Aquariums, Deep Blue & more, AM32020BS
  • Contains one 19-3/8 inch by 19-3/8 inch glass canopies, Comes with 2 inch wide plastic backstrip that can be cut to accommodate airline tubing, heaters, and other gear. Each canopy comes with a handle and each canopy folds open
  • Fits Standard & Reef Ready 21 Gallon, 28 Gallon & 35 Gallon Cube Aquariums 20”L x 20”W By Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue & More Without A Center Brace
  • Blue Spotted glass canopies include diamond polished edges, handle, hinge, and backstrip on most standard models
  • Before purchasing, please see our video on "How to determine the canopy you need", located in the photos section of this listing!! Glass canopies available for 10 gallon to 360 gallon aquariums
  • Many fish can and will jump out of your aquarium. Nearly all fish can do this for numerous reasons.
  • On a similar note, a cover will help foreign objects from falling into the aquarium. If there are young children or pets in your household, this could be a very important consideration. Same thing if you keep any supplies above the tank.
  • A cover reduces evaporation, which means you will not lose water as quickly. This can be pretty noticeable in warm water systems. Evaporation can also leave mineral deposits behind.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Masters
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 17.7 x 0.4 inches; 10 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Masters AM32020
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  • Affordability

Aquarium Masters AM32020 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. I have been an active fish keeper for years. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

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