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
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  • 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. ISTA Aquarium Energy Saving Arrayed Cooling Fan ColdWind for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 67 33

Aquarium Equip IC818 ISTA節能冷卻排扇 三 First Impressions

"I love this tank."

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. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months.

  • ISTA Aquarium Energy Saving Arrayed Cooling Fan ColdWind for Fish Tank
  • AC100~240V 50/60 Hz universal voltage
  • for 60~90cm fish tank #IC-818
  • Manufacture: IC818 ISTA節能冷卻排扇 三
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 5.6 x 2.5 inches; 1.35 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Equip IC818 ISTA節能冷卻排扇 三
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Aquarium Equip IC818 ISTA節能冷卻排扇 三 Final Thoughts

"They work well for algae."

That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. My other gripe would be with the lid. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

3. 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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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)

4. Red Sea DIY Aquarium Net Cover - 48"

User Ratings: 34 15

Red Sea 42082 First Impressions

"It's not bad."

I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again.

  • Red Sea DIY Aquarium Net Cover - 48"
  • Red Sea Diy Aquarium Net Cover Is A Sleek And Minimalist Aquarium Cover That Looks Great And Keeps Your Fish Safe. Low-Profile Hangers Make Sure That This Net Cover Blends In Excellently With Your Aquarium, Even With Ultra-Clear, Rimless And Open-Top Designs. An Extra Strong Aluminum Frame Combined With Individually Designed Components Ensure That This Thin And Minimalist Hood Does Not Sacrifice Strength Or Versatility. Lighting Arms, Auto-Feeders And Overflow Boxes May All Be Installed On Top Of The Net. Though It'S Been Designed With Rimless Models In Mind, This Diy Aquarium Net Cover Is Also A Great Fit With Braced Aquariums
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 5.0 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 48.0 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 5.0 Inches
  • Included Components: Item Listed In Description
  • Manufacture: Red Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 2 x 2 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea 42082
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Red Sea 42082 Final Thoughts

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

I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video.

Overall Score
3.6


(17 Points)

5. AquaTop HIGH Clarity Glass Cube 11.33 GALLONS

AquaTop First Impressions

"Absolutely gorgeous."

After the foam is in I put the gravel in. The size is in the description is accurate. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it.

  • AquaTop HIGH Clarity Glass Cube 11.33 GALLONS
  • VISUALLY STUNNING HIGH CLARITY GLASS
  • LOW IRON GLASS WITH A 91% LIGHT-THROUGH RATE
  • POLISHED BEVELED EDGES
  • HIGH GRADE GERMAN SILICONE FOR A SEAMLESS APPEARANCE
  • FOR BOTH FRESHWATER & SALTWATER SYSTEMS
  • Manufacture: AQUATOP
  • Product Dimensions: 13.78 x 13.78 x 13.78 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
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AquaTop Final Thoughts

"Who knows why."

The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. All in all it is packaged very well. I have been an active fish keeper for years. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45987
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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)

7. Toledo Goldfish Live Shubunkin and Comet Goldfish Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – USA Born and Rais...

User Ratings: 64 6

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"My betta is very happy!"

I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I find them very easy to keep clean. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. I find them very easy to keep clean. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Shubunkin and Comet Goldfish Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – 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 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.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY SHUBUNKIN and COMET GOLDFISH COMBO – Beautiful combo of blue calico patterned shubunkins and red comet goldfish are visually appealing and sure to stand out in any garden pond, aquarium, or tank.
  • ✔ GREAT FOR BEGINNERS – Shubunkin and comet goldfish are a hardy fish recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks or ponds. Please note the pictures shown above 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
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Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"I was worried about that."

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I am especially fond of the raised base. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. Highly recommend this for beginners. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(24 Points)

8. BioCube Coralife LED Size 32 Aquarium Reef Bundle

BioCube First Impressions

"Easy to clean."

Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. The instructions are maybe two pages. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria.

  • BioCube Coralife LED Size 32 Aquarium Reef Bundle
  • This REEF PACKAGE combines the Size 32 LED BioCube with the NEW & IMPROVED BioCube Stand and BioCube Protein Skimmer along with a BioCube Algae Cleaning Magnet, Inland Seas 6 oz Activated Carbon, and a Coralife Deep Six Hydrometer
  • We also include a 9 Page MarineAndReef Setup Guide
  • The Coralife NEW STYLE Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium 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. Included is the NEW AND IMPROVED BIOCUBE STAND
  • This NEW & IMPROVED VERSION features a solid back panel for added stability. No glue is required
  • Manufacture: Coralife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BioCube
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"Don't overfeed!"

The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. biOrb Cube 30 Aquarium with LED

User Ratings: 66 13

biOrb 54490 First Impressions

"The Fluval 13."

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. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. I have been an active fish keeper for years. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,.

  • biOrb Cube 30 Aquarium with LED
  • Stylish approach on traditional shape. 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.
  • Unobstructed view of your aquarium inhabitants. LED Lighting - Equipped with a long lasting, low voltage Standard LED Light.
  • Filter Cartridge - Designed to fit all biOrb aquariums.
  • Effortless Set Up. Easy Feeding Access - Feed hole conveniently located at the top of the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 12.6 x 13.6 inches; 19.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 54490
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biOrb 54490 Final Thoughts

"Feed fish."

By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

Overall Score
4.1


(33 Points)

10. Fluval Edge 2.0 Black Aquarium Kit, 6 Gallon, 30 LBS

User Ratings: 71 12

Fluval 15034 First Impressions

"I got the'10'."

Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. The size is in the description is accurate. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

  • Fluval Edge 2.0 Black Aquarium Kit, 6 Gallon, 30 LBS
  • 6000K integrated LED replicates natural sunlight and promotes plant growth and vibrant fish
  • LED provides 120 degree light dispersion for wider coverage
  • Touch-Switch lighting with Day and Night illumination
  • Quick access feeding door
  • Multi-stage filtration with adjustable flow
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 18.96 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10.24 x 16.93 x 17.32 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 15034
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Fluval 15034 Final Thoughts

"I inspected all seams."

The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. All in all it is packaged very well. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video.

Overall Score
4.2


(59 Points)

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