Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 65 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
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 65 Gallon Aquariums

2. 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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

3. Toledo Goldfish Live Butterfly Fin Koi for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Raised – Liv...

User Ratings: 72 5

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Looked good."

Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. My other gripe would be with the lid. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Butterfly Fin Koi 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 either ship replacements or refund your purchase if necessary.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live fish are born and raised on a family farm in the USA.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY BUTTERFLY KOI – Beautiful mix of koi colors and patterns are visually appealing and sure to stand out in any garden pond, aquarium or tank.
  • ✔ Please note the pictures shown are a good representation of our fish, but not the exact fish you will receive.
  • Manufacture: Toledo Goldfish
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Toledo Goldfish
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"Looked good."

I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. All in all it is packaged very well.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. Aqua-Amazing Self Cleaning Fish Tank - As Seen on TV

User Ratings: 50 25

Eternal First Impressions

"Thanks KollerCraft!"

Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. The instructions are maybe two pages. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches.

  • Aqua-Amazing Self Cleaning Fish Tank - As Seen on TV
  • Manufacture: Eternal
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eternal
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Eternal Final Thoughts

"Still loving this biorb!"

I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I will update if I have any issues. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I recommend buying the biOtube polish to!

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(9 Points)

5. SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Junior Executive Kit

User Ratings: 51 19

SeaClear X1010017123 First Impressions

"Not a fan."

Both my fish are doing well with this setup. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. All in all it is packaged very well. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes.

  • SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Junior Executive Kit
  • Kit Includes:
  • Hood and Fluorescent Fixture (12" Light Bulb not Included), Aqua Clear 30 Gallon Power Filter, Natural Lava Rock with Plastic Plants, Thermometer, Fish Net
  • The Executive Aquarium is a great starter aquarium for a beginner or hobbyist; Safe for freshwater and saltwater fish, turtles and reptiles
  • Efficient and economical to run
  • Cobalt Blue; means the Acrylic color on the back of the aquarium is Cobalt Blue. Brings out the color of your fish and decorations
  • Manufacture: Pet Partners dba North American Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 24 inches; 20 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SeaClear X1010017123
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

SeaClear X1010017123 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic aquarium!"

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. It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(24 Points)

6. Penn-Plax Cinderella W/Clock T Aquarium

User Ratings: 63 8

Penn-Plax DPR5 First Impressions

"They sent a replacement."

I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.

  • Penn-Plax Cinderella W/Clock T Aquarium
  • Bring Disney'S Favorite Princesses To Your Aquarium! Authentic Disney Ornaments Are Made From Non-Toxic Polynesian Material And Are Safe For Your Fish Tank
  • 5" High Rock Stack Aquarium Ornament
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 0.16 Pounds
  • Cinderella And Clock Tower Design
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 3 x 3.5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax DPR5
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Penn-Plax DPR5 Final Thoughts

"Tank still usable!"

The longest delay was my downloading invoice. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed.

Overall Score
4.2

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

7. 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 [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

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

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

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP First Impressions

"Tank still usable!"

It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. It came quickly, and was easy to set up.

  • SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow
  • Starfire Rimless Aquarium with built-in overflow
  • Aquarium size 32x24x20"H with 10mm thick Starfire Glass
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP Final Thoughts

"I got the'10'."

Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail

User Ratings: 63 9

New First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes.

  • 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail
  • 10 Nerite Snails
  • 5 Tiger
  • 5 Zebra
  • Live Freshwater
  • Aquarium Snail
  • Manufacture: United States
  • Editor's Impressions Of The New
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

New Final Thoughts

"Still loving this biorb!"

I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge.

Overall Score
4.1

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

10. 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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

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

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