Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Acrylic Aquariums

1. Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base

User Ratings: 59 10

Tetra 29095 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

  • Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish.
  • The tank features an LED light to show off your fish
  • Lid features a convenient feeding hole. Material : Glass and acrylic
  • Perfect for small tropical fish, goldfish or betta.
  • 10" D x 10"W x 10.512"H
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish
  • The tank features an LED light to highlight your fish
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 10.51 x 10 x 10 inches; 4.41 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 29095
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 29095 Final Thoughts

"LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"

After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. 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. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. My other gripe would be with the lid. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.1


(2298 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Acrylic Aquariums

2. GloFish Aquarium Kit Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Filtration Included

User Ratings: 68 8

GloFish 29045 First Impressions

"I shut mine off."

I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad.

  • GloFish Aquarium Kit Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Filtration Included
  • INCLUDES ALL THE ESSENTIALS: This 5 gallon kit includes a seamless, crescent-shaped tank, Tetra Whisper Bio-Bag Filter Cartridge, black canopy with convenient feeding hole and energy-efficient blue LED lighting.
  • BLUE LED LIGHTS: Hidden blue LED lights are incorporated into the hood, giving your GloFish fluorescent fish an exciting and uniquely fluorescent look.
  • INTERNAL FILTRATION: The filter pulls water from the aquarium and pushes it through the filter cartridge, where the dense, dual-sided mesh catches debris and waste.
  • INCLUDES HOOD: Sleek black hood reduces evaporation and helps keep fish from jumping.
  • EXPERIENCE THE GLO: GloFish fluorescent fish and products create a complete underwater fluorescent experience.
  • Crescent shaped seamless plastic aquarium
  • Clear plastic canopy Blue LED overhead light with Primary Material being Acrylic.
  • Medium size filter cartridge.
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 11.25 x 16.56 x 6.71 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29045
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GloFish 29045 Final Thoughts

"Very sturdy."

It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. Not a fan of the filtration sponge.

Overall Score
4.3


(1873 Points)

3. Aqueon Princess Castle Aquarium Kit 1/2 Gallon

User Ratings: 71 5

Aqueon 100532088 First Impressions

"First go to Greatwaveeng."

It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. I find them very easy to keep clean. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums.

  • Aqueon Princess Castle Aquarium Kit 1/2 Gallon
  • Acrylic half-gallon Aquarium
  • Castle-shaped lid with Feeding Hole
  • Kit includes: Aquarium Plant and decorative gravel
  • Aqueon betta Food and water care samples also included
  • Ideal for a Single betta or small Tropical Fish
  • Ships in own container with reinforced packaging to protect product during shipping.
  • Half Gallon Princess themed desktop kit
  • The pink lid is castle shaped complete with purple steeples and a fish feeding hole
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 4.75 x 8.5 inches; 1.49 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100532088
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100532088 Final Thoughts

"Um yes please!"

Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. I still keep it as a hospital tank. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes.

Overall Score
4.4


(927 Points)

4. biOrb Classic Aquarium

User Ratings: 67 11

biOrb 45618 First Impressions

"LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"

And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Still waiting for the silicone to cure.

  • biOrb Classic Aquarium
  • Constructed Out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • True 5 Stage Filtration - Biological, Mechanical, Chemical, Water Stabilization and Oxygenation
  • Low Voltage - All biOrb aquariums operate from a 12V Transformer
  • LED Lighting - Equipped with a long lasting, low voltage Standard LED Light
  • Filter Cartridge - A true “one size fits all” filter for the biOrb aquariums
  • Manufacture: biOrb
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 13.2 inches; 6.61 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45618
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biOrb 45618 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic aquarium!"

5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks.

Overall Score
4.2


(750 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Acrylic Aquariums

5. SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set

User Ratings: 66 11

SeaClear X1010012303 First Impressions

"Excellent buy!"

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. All in all it is packaged very well. I have been an active fish keeper for years. You can't even see the pushed in spots. It is awesome for a very small amount of water.

  • SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set
  • Combo includes aquarium, reflector and electrical 24" light fixture
  • Acrylic aquariums are clearer than glass, 17 times stronger, and only half the weight!
  • More impact resistant and less prone to chipping or cracking than glass, making it safer around children and pets
  • Safe for Salt or Freshwater
  • You won't believe how your fish and decorations will pop when viewing this beautiful SeaClear aquarium
  • Manufacture: Pet Partners dba North American Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 12 x 16 inches; 20 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SeaClear X1010012303
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SeaClear X1010012303 Final Thoughts

"Really beautiful tank."

It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. But even so, the tank is beautiful! To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube.

Overall Score
4.2


(620 Points)

6. biOrb Halo Aquarium

User Ratings: 68 12

biOrb 45653 First Impressions

"Excellent buy!"

Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours.

  • biOrb Halo Aquarium
  • Constructed Out of Acrylic - 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and has a 93% transparency rating.
  • True 5 Stage Filtration - Biological, Mechanical, Chemical, Water Stabilization and Oxygenation.
  • Low Voltage - All biOrb aquariums operate from a 12V Transformer.
  • LED Lighting - Multi-Color Remote controlled LED lighting with sixteen pre-set colors and brightness control
  • Hidden Waterline - Creates a visually seamless aquarium.
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: Halo 15 Aquarium With Mcr Light - 4 Gallon, Grey
  • Manufacture: Reef-One Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 11.88 x 11.88 x 13.75 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45653
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  • Affordability

biOrb 45653 Final Thoughts

"Hope this review helps!"

I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Please note that the tank is 100% clear.

Overall Score
4.2


(248 Points)

7. Tangkula 1 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank, Fish Aquarium with LED Light & Power Filter, Fish Bowl Comes w...

User Ratings: 46 20

Tangkula AM2759HM First Impressions

"Great beginners tank."

Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater.

  • Tangkula 1 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank, Fish Aquarium with LED Light & Power Filter, Fish Bowl Comes with Artificial Aquatic Plants & Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel
  • Impact-resistant Acrylic Cover: Made of acrylic for better light transmission. Unlike glass, this material has higher strength and durability. One-piece structure of this stylish shaped fish tank does not need to worry about any leakage. The modern design aquarium is a beautiful home & office decor.
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting: Simple by touching the button, the LED light will illuminate the whole fish tank, providing a new experience for you to viewing your fish. Not only that, LED light has the characteristics of high brightness and low energy consumption and provides super bright light while ensuring durability and long life.
  • Filter Sponge & Silent Water Pump: Equipped with biochemical filter sponge. When pouring water, you need to pour on this filter in order to filter through other impurities and keep aquarium water crystal clear. More importantly, the air pump can be tightened to achieve the effect of mute operation. The air volume also can be adjusted by simply pressing the air pump.
  • Easy To Set Up and Maintain: There is a drain at the bottom for easy water change. The top cooling holes are designed to dissipate the heat from the water pump and led to avoid overheating. There is also a feeding hole on the top for feeding fish. Most importantly, the minimum water level must be exceeded when filling water to prevent the pump from heating and damaging.
  • Stylish Desktop Fish Tank & Great Holiday Gift: The 1 gallon small fish tank can raise guppies, angel fish and other ornamental fishes. Include with artificial aquatic plastic plants and blue jean aquarium gravel to create your own desktop aquarium. Apart from that, this fish aquarium with LED light is a great gift for friends, colleagues and family members for festival days or birthday parties.
  • Manufacture: Tangkula
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 6 x 10.5 inches; 3.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tangkula AM2759HM
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Tangkula AM2759HM Final Thoughts

"It's so sleek!"

Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I do 1 drop per two gallons 3x a week for first few months.

Overall Score
3.5


(180 Points)

8. biOrb Flow Aquarium

User Ratings: 71 8

biOrb 45919 First Impressions

"No regrets."

It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it.

  • biOrb Flow Aquarium
  • Constructed Out of Acrylic - 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and has a 93% transparency rating.
  • True 5 Stage Filtration - Biological, Mechanical, Chemical, Water Stabilization and Oxygenation.
  • Low Voltage - All biOrb aquariums operate from a 12V Transformer.
  • age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Reef-One Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.25 x 14.75 inches; 7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45919
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biOrb 45919 Final Thoughts

"I inspected all seams."

We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. The size is in the description is accurate. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. Most important though is the lighting issue. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.3


(150 Points)

9. BiOrb 45995.0 MCR Light Accessory Small Aquariums,Multi

User Ratings: 72 6

biOrb 45995.0 First Impressions

"They work well for algae."

I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases.

  • BiOrb 45995.0 MCR Light Accessory Small Aquariums,Multi
  • Filter cartridge – a true “one size fits all” Filter for the biorb aquariums
  • Constructed out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • True 5 stage filtration - biological, mechanical, chemical, water stabilization and oxygenation
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches; 11.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45995.0
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biOrb 45995.0 Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult.

Overall Score
4.4


(148 Points)

10. biOrb 46033.0 Polish and Cloth Accessory Aquariums

User Ratings: 85 2

biOrb 46033.0 First Impressions

"It is non-adjustable."

This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. Also very important for filtration. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months.

  • biOrb 46033.0 Polish and Cloth Accessory Aquariums
  • Filter cartridge – a true “one size fits all” Filter for the biorb aquariums
  • Constructed out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • True 5 stage filtration - biological, mechanical, chemical, water stabilization and oxygenation
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.25 x 7.4 inches; 5.36 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46033.0
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

biOrb 46033.0 Final Thoughts

"They work well for algae."

My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit.

Overall Score
4.7


(109 Points)

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