Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Carolina Biological Supply Company Aquariums

1. Aquarium Tank, Glass, 5-1/2 Gal

User Ratings: 82 6

Carolina Biological Supply Company First Impressions

"5 years in to ownership."

The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. The size is in the description is accurate. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank.

  • Aquarium Tank, Glass, 5-1/2 Gal
  • All-glass 5-1/2-gal aquarium has sides and a bottom of triple-strength, clear glass welded together with silicone rubber
  • Strong, leakproof aquarium will last for years
  • Nonreactive with seawater
  • Top frame is designed for a recessed cover
  • Dimensions: 16" x 8" x 10" H.
  • Manufacture: Carolina Biological Supply Company
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Carolina Biological Supply Company Final Thoughts

"Filter finally gave out!"

I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. All in all it is packaged very well. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes.

Overall Score
4.5


(116 Points)

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2. 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
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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)

3. Aqueon Tank Breeder Black 36X18X16 40gal

User Ratings: 58 29

Aqueon 15905100403 First Impressions

"5 years in to ownership."

I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater.

  • Aqueon Tank Breeder Black 36X18X16 40gal
  • Brand New Un-Opened
  • ALL GLASS AQUARIUM
  • Manufacture: ALL GLASS AQUARIUM
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Aqueon 15905100403 Final Thoughts

"The Fluval 13."

I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. Highly recommend this for beginners. I find them very easy to keep clean. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement.

Overall Score
3.7


(17 Points)

4. PLAFUETO Creative Glass Fish Tank Ecological Aquarium for Desk Office Table Living Room Bedroom Home...

User Ratings: 36 20

PLAFUETO First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. Highly recommend this for beginners. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71.

  • PLAFUETO Creative Glass Fish Tank Ecological Aquarium for Desk Office Table Living Room Bedroom Home Decor
  • Transparent glass barrel, thick and clear. PE plant frame, hydroponic plants, shelves contain holes, plant roots can be inserted into the water through the hole, hydroponics plants, at the same time, can feed fish food.
  • Glass thin tube, gravity drainage. When the water in the aquarium is higher than the water outlet, due to gravity, the waste from the bottom of the fish tank will be discharged from the water outlet along the glass tube.
  • USB interface oxygen pump, full of gas, can be placed on the desk, linked to a computer or notebook for oxygen.
  • Comfortable cobblestones create a natural environment, and irregular cobblestones create a natural habitat for fish.
  • Product size: 9.64*4.72in; package includes: fish tank + plant stand + cobblestone + USB aeration pump
  • Manufacture: PLAFUETO
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PLAFUETO Final Thoughts

"Tank still usable!"

The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. You can't even see the pushed in spots.

Overall Score
3.4


(9 Points)

5. SevenSeaSupply - 3 x Live Golden Mystery Snail - Algae Eater for Aquariums…

User Ratings: 68

SevenSeaSupply First Impressions

"Yeah it sucks."

I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. I have been an active fish keeper for years. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! It is awesome for a very small amount of water.

  • SevenSeaSupply - 3 x Live Golden Mystery Snail - Algae Eater for Aquariums…
  • USPS announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on transportation availability, USPS fulfillment facilities, local mail residential delivery, all services area will experience delays delivery or take longer in transit. We’ re now only do livestock shipping on Sunday and expecting delivery 3 – 4 business days by Thursday or Friday of the same week and still offer live guarantee at delivery. Orders receive after cutoff time on Sunday will be pack and ship out the following week.
  • Manufacture: SevenSeaSupply
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SevenSeaSupply Final Thoughts

"Overall, very happy."

Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. The purple coralline algae is growing well. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. Mostly I just love looking at this tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

6. Sterilite 1962 Medium Clip Box with Blue Aquarium Latches - 1 Pack

User Ratings: 67 5

Sterilite 19628604 First Impressions

"Easy read."

Not a fan of the filtration sponge. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks.

  • Sterilite 1962 Medium Clip Box with Blue Aquarium Latches - 1 Pack
  • Manufacture: Sterilite
  • Product Dimensions: 10.75 x 6.5 x 5.25 inches; 12 Ounces
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Sterilite 19628604 Final Thoughts

"Very well made."

Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape.

Overall Score
4.3


(26 Points)

7. 6 Pieces 8mm Acrylic Aquarium Cover Clip Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cover Clip Support Holder Clear Un...

lasenersm First Impressions

"Very happy customer!"

Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

  • 6 Pieces 8mm Acrylic Aquarium Cover Clip Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cover Clip Support Holder Clear Universal Lid Clips for Rimless Aquariums
  • Clip inner width: 8mm ; Suitable for 7mm to 8mm thick glass
  • Note: Please confirm the thickness of the aquarium glass before purchase
  • Total size: 5 x 4.5 x 1.8cm; Color: Clear
  • Material: Acrylic plastic; 100% brand new and high quality, non-toxic, harmless
  • Rimless aquarium clips, use to support aquarium cover; Easy to use, install in a second
  • Manufacture: lasenersm
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lasenersm Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

I still keep it as a hospital tank. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. UP Aqua UA-001B Ultra White Fluorescent Blue Silicone Aquarium

U.P. Aqua UA-001B First Impressions

"5-3 fish, not 5."

Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. Also very important for filtration. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

  • UP Aqua UA-001B Ultra White Fluorescent Blue Silicone Aquarium
  • About 2 Gallon
  • Fluorescent Blue Outline
  • Bevel edges
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 7.2 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 9.5 x 5 inches; 6.95 Pounds
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U.P. Aqua UA-001B Final Thoughts

"I've had it a day so far."

I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

9. 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)

10. biOrb Executive Stand Silver

User Ratings: 69

biOrb 45987 First Impressions

"Crystal clear viewing."

I still keep it as a hospital tank. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I still keep it as a hospital tank. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. I have been an active fish keeper for years. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank.

  • biOrb Executive Stand Silver
  • Easy to assemble aquarium stand.
  • Available in black or silver.
  • Supports up to 16 gallon / 60 liter biOrbs.
  • Compatible with Freshwater/Saltwater/Tropical aquarium set ups.
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 15.5 x 27.5 inches; 11.65 Pounds
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biOrb 45987 Final Thoughts

"Will keep you posted!"

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. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar.

Overall Score
4.6


(8 Points)

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