Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Dry Branch Sports Design Aquariums

1. Dry Branch Sports Design Catch and Release Beach Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 82 2

Dry Branch Sports Design BA-7 First Impressions

"I just bought my 4th."

Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. The purple coralline algae is growing well. Still waiting for the silicone to cure.

  • Dry Branch Sports Design Catch and Release Beach Aquarium Kit
  • Educational - promotes curiosity and learning
  • Catch & release encourages good stewardship of nature
  • Screen lid allows submergence and underwater exchange for benefit of sea creatures and fresh air exchange for land dwellers
  • Teaches and promotes respect of studying and returning catches to natural habitat
  • Manufacture: Flat River Group
  • Part Number: BA-7
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7 inches
  • Size: 1-Pack
  • Color: Clear
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dry Branch Sports Design BA-7
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Dry Branch Sports Design BA-7 Final Thoughts

"5 thats all I can say."

Mostly I just love looking at this tank. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

Overall Score
4.7


(798 Points)

2. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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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)

3. AquaTop 14.3G Eurostyle Bowfront Glass Aquarium (ES-24)

AquaTop First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. Also very important for filtration. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank.

  • AquaTop 14.3G Eurostyle Bowfront Glass Aquarium (ES-24)
  • For a truly panoramic view of your aquatic life, consider the Eurostyle Bowfront glass aquariums. This 14.3 gallon nano aquarium looks spectacular on desks and countertops and includes ultra high end features such a polished edges and a frameless build.
  • The seamless curved glass front will draw you into an underwater picture show and the flat back side allows you to position the tank flush against a wall.
  • Dimensions: 23.5" x 12" x 11.75"
  • Glass Thickness: 3/16"
  • Manufacture: AquaTop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaTop Final Thoughts

"Who knows why."

Clean silicone lines and clear glass. Also very important for filtration. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. My other gripe would be with the lid. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

4. 4 Pcs 3ft Lights Suspention Cable with Adjustable Fastener Swivel Clasps per Rope Load 17 lbs for Aq...

User Ratings: 44

Gchee First Impressions

"Feed fish."

I will update if I have any issues. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine.

  • 4 Pcs 3ft Lights Suspention Cable with Adjustable Fastener Swivel Clasps per Rope Load 17 lbs for Aquarium Lights LED Panel Lighting
  • Per strip load capacity: 8KG 17lbs
  • Adjustable Hanging lanyard Systems, Press the button to adjust the length of the rope.
  • For LED panel lights chandelier coral lights billboard.
  • Material: Material:iron + PVA Rubberized .
  • Main Rope length 1m/3ft , Rope’s Diameter 1.5mm/0.059inch.
  • Manufacture: Gchee
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Color: Silver
  • Style: Traditional
  • Power Source: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gchee
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gchee Final Thoughts

"Excellent buy!"

Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. The instructions are maybe two pages. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. All in all it is packaged very well. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling.

Overall Score
4.4


(2 Points)

5. DreamDealsSG 100x Tourmaline Balls for Freshwater Aquarium Tank. Mineral Supplement Substrate. Live ...

User Ratings: 70 3

DREAMDEALS So Good First Impressions

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

I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. The instructions are maybe two pages.

  • DreamDealsSG 100x Tourmaline Balls for Freshwater Aquarium Tank. Mineral Supplement Substrate. Live Shrimp Food, Betta Fish Food, and Crayfish Food. Water Conditioner for Freshwater Shrimp etc.
  • Vibrant health: Just like vitamins, minerals and pH balanced water for humans, your Shrimp, Bettas, Crayfish and Snails also need those things for bright colors, healthy breeding, molting and play! So, when you add DDSG Mineral Balls to your tank you’re giving your fishy friends, the best of health!
  • How do they work? Out in the wild, cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, amano shrimp, freshwater fish and all other water-lovin’ life are constantly exposed to pH balanced, mineral water from earth’s rocks – with natural bacteria. This is how they molt, breed and maintain healthy vibrancy. Our organic tourmaline is a natural rock with over 30 minerals to keep your tank balanced just like those wild waters.
  • Size and quantity: This is the most cost effective pack you’ve found on your search. Chances are you have at least one 10 gallon fish tank (but commonly 20 gallon tank, or 50 gallon). And because you’ll add one ¼ inch ball per gallon, you’ll need enough for every tank! So this 100 pack makes perfect sense.
  • Copper-free! Of course you may have some nerite snails and other friendly things in your shrimp tank, so you’ll love knowing each tourmaline ball is copper-free! And because they’re natural and pH balanced they keep your aquarium crystal clear, free from impurities, ammonia and hold a stable pH balance. And because they’re so mineral rich, your aquatic plants will get the nutrients they need, too.
  • Calcium-enhanced and more: DDSG Mineral Supplement beads contain 30 minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, boron, manganese and more. It’s like a daily dose of Spirulina for our splashy pals! Suited for freshwater aquarium snails, betta tank, freshwater shrimp, live crayfish and goldfish. So, feed them well, keep them clean, and supplement with DDSG Minerals so they can dazzle you for years!
  • Manufacture: Dreamdeals
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DREAMDEALS So Good
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DREAMDEALS So Good Final Thoughts

"This was perfect!"

But even so, the tank is beautiful! The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad.

Overall Score
4.5


(405 Points)

6. SevenSeaSupply - 1 x Live Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2"-2" - Algae Eater for Aquariums…

User Ratings: 73 9

SevenSeaSupply First Impressions

"My betta is very happy!"

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. 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.

  • SevenSeaSupply - 1 x Live Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2"-2" - Algae Eater for Aquariums…
  • Manufacture: SevenSeaSupply
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SevenSeaSupply
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SevenSeaSupply Final Thoughts

"Excellent buy!"

Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Also very important for filtration. Also very important for filtration. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures.

Overall Score
4.4


(15 Points)

7. Penn-Plax Officially Licensed Disney's Frozen Themed Betta Tank from Perfect for Betta Fish, This Sm...

User Ratings: 67 6

Penn-Plax FZR108 First Impressions

"5-3 fish, not 5."

It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. But even so, the tank is beautiful! The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

  • Penn-Plax Officially Licensed Disney's Frozen Themed Betta Tank from Perfect for Betta Fish, This Small Tank is Perfect for Fans of Frozen! Small 0.7 Gallon Tank (FZR108), Blue
  • OFFICIALLY LICENSED: Bring Disney's animated film Frozen to your home! Perfectly sized for desks and other small areas. Sold separately by Penn Plax on Amazon are Frozen Ornaments that will perfectly fit this fish tank.
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR PLASTIC FOR EASE OF VIEWING: the front and sides are clear, and the included background features the Ice Castle. Also features a drain for easy water changes.
  • FROZEN THEMED FOR YOUNG ENTHUSIASTS: featuring Elsa, Hans, Anna, Sven, Olaf, and Kristoff, this tank is the perfect fit for young enthusiasts.
  • MEASUREMENTS: this 0.7 gallon tank measures approximately 11" L x 3.25" W x 5.75" H. The card topper is approximately 4.5" H.
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Included components: Tank and backdrop
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 10.75 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches; 11.22 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax FZR108
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  • Affordability

Penn-Plax FZR108 Final Thoughts

"Thanks KollerCraft!"

The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. I have been an active fish keeper for years. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Most important though is the lighting issue. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs.

Overall Score
4.2


(120 Points)

8. Toledo Goldfish Live Comet Goldfish for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Raised – Live A...

User Ratings: 72 11

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Comet Goldfish for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Raised – Live Arrival Guarantee (3 to 4 inches, 10 Fish)
  • ✔ 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 ship replacements or refund your purchase.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live fish are born and raised on a family farm in the USA.
  • ✔ GREAT FOR BEGINNERS – Comet Goldfish are a hardy fish recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks or ponds.
  • ✔ Please note the pictures shown are a good representation of our fish, but not the exact fish you will receive. Common goldfish are most commonly orange in color, but can be any combination of orange and black, orange and white, or solid brown or white in color.
  • Manufacture: Toledo Goldfish
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Toledo Goldfish
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"I inspected all seams."

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

Overall Score
4.3


(132 Points)

9. Aqueon 10 Gal Black Aquarium

User Ratings: 74 9

Aqueon 100528607 First Impressions

"5 thats all I can say."

Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. Most important though is the lighting issue. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. Please note that the tank is 100% clear.

  • Aqueon 10 Gal Black Aquarium
  • High quality glass construction
  • For freshwater and marine applications
  • Clean silicone edges
  • Always include a drip loop when plugging aquarium appliances into the electrical outlet
  • Place aquarium on a stand that is able to safely bear the weight of a filled aquarium
  • High quality glass construction
  • For freshwater and marine applications
  • Clean silicone edges (select sizes available in clear or black)
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 23.75 x 16.5 inches; 14 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100528607
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100528607 Final Thoughts

"I love this tank."

I am especially fond of the raised base. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape.

Overall Score
4.4


(730 Points)

10. Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium & Stand Combo

User Ratings: 59

Coralife First Impressions

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

I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours.

  • Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium & Stand Combo
  • This package combines the Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium and the attractive new BioCube NEW & IMPROVED Size 16 Stand
  • The BioCube features LED lighting and timer capabilities–taking it to the next level of all-inclusive aquariums
  • Just like older BioCubes, it has a compact and customizable filtration chamber, hinge-top canopy design, quiet submersible pump, dual intakes, adjustable return nozzle and clear glass back panel for easy refugium set-up. Compatible with all existing BioCube accessories.
  • While appropriate for freshwater planted tanks, using this tank as a freshwater planted tank may require the you to restrict the flow of the return pump and stock only fish a minimum of 1” in length.
  • The Stand dimensions are L 15.25" x W 15.75" x H 28". Tank dimensions: 15" long X 16.75" Wide X 17.5" High .
  • Manufacture: Coralife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Coralife Final Thoughts

"5 years in to ownership."

Please note that the tank is 100% clear. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. The instructions are maybe two pages. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

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