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
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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. 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)

3. R&J Enterprises Fusion Acrylic All in One Aquarium Kit, 28.5" L X 14.2" W X 16" H, 39 LB

User Ratings: 19 10

R&J Enterprises First Impressions

"I absolutely love it."

The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole.

  • R&J Enterprises Fusion Acrylic All in One Aquarium Kit, 28.5" L X 14.2" W X 16" H, 39 LB
  • 29 Gallon Acrylic Aquarium Kit
  • All-in-one acrylic aquarium
  • Built in filtration with all accessories
  • Comes with 364 GPH pump, Bio Balls, Filter sponges and LED Light
  • Perfect for Salt or freshwater fish
  • Manufacture: R&J Enterprises
  • Item Weight: 39 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 14.2 x 16 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The R&J Enterprises
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R&J Enterprises Final Thoughts

"They work well for algae."

The instructions are maybe two pages. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I am especially fond of the raised base. I am especially fond of the raised base. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria.

Overall Score
3.5


(6 Points)

4. biOrb 46150.0 Capillary Matting Aquariums

biOrb 46150.0 First Impressions

"Absolutely luv it."

Also very important for filtration. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium.

  • biOrb 46150.0 Capillary Matting Aquariums
  • Constructed out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • Automated terrarium - offers hassle free Plant care
  • LED Lighting – automatic 24 hour cycle, simulating sunrise, Daylight, sunset and night time
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 2.56 x 4.13 x 8.07 inches; 3.21 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46150.0
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biOrb 46150.0 Final Thoughts

"It's gorgeous."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Highly recommend this for beginners. All in all it is packaged very well. Mostly I just love looking at this tank.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Long Octagon Aqua Coffee Table Aquarium

User Ratings: 59 14

Midwest Tropical Fountain O-100 First Impressions

"Would buy again."

I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star.

  • Long Octagon Aqua Coffee Table Aquarium
  • FREE Ground Shipping in the 48 Contiguous US States on all orders!
  • Dimensions: Base: Length: 30" x Width: 30" x Height: 16" - Glass Top: Length: 38" x Width: 38"
  • Innovative, liquid luxury... truly art in motion.
  • Ever-changing aquatic habitat readily creates a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Illuminated from below a bed of blue glass gravel
  • Manufacture: Midwest Tropical
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 16 inches; 90 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Midwest Tropical Fountain O-100
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Midwest Tropical Fountain O-100 Final Thoughts

"It is non-adjustable."

Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. I find them very easy to keep clean. Clean silicone lines and clear glass.

Overall Score
4.0


(11 Points)

6. 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
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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


(231 Points)

7. Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 60 11

Penn-Plax WW111K First Impressions

"I inspected all seams."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more.

  • Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit
  • This aquarium has a unique bent glass design that is frameless and seamless in front for unobstructed viewing on all sides including top.
  • Aquarium tank kit includes a 5 gallon bent glass fish tank, cascade internal filter, LED light, mat, and hinge style plastic lid.
  • Made with the highest quality glass for durability and clarity, and utilizes 3 piece construction with seamless rounded front corners.
  • This 5 gallon fish tank measures 11 inches high by 8 3/4 inches wide and 13 ¾ inches long. Aquarium is suitable for a wide variety of fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 9.35 x 14.5 x 11.25 inches; 10.6 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WW111K
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Penn-Plax WW111K Final Thoughts

"Scratch that."

My other gripe would be with the lid. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

Overall Score
4.1


(360 Points)

8. biOrb 45929.0 Tube 15 LED White Aquariums

User Ratings: 73 9

biOrb 45979.0 First Impressions

"Thank you Duncan!"

I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

  • biOrb 45929.0 Tube 15 LED White 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
  • Item Package weight : 20.72 pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 21.26 x 21.26 x 19.49 inches; 20.72 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45979.0
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biOrb 45979.0 Final Thoughts

"Crystal clear viewing."

Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I am especially fond of the raised base. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. I have been an active fish keeper for years.

Overall Score
4.4


(59 Points)

9. BioCube Coralife Size 32 Deluxe Reef Aquarium Bundle (14 Items)

BioCube First Impressions

"Recommended."

By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. Should survive the shipping process just fine! Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. It is awesome for a very small amount of water.

  • BioCube Coralife Size 32 Deluxe Reef Aquarium Bundle (14 Items)
  • This Deluxe Reef Aquarium Bundle combines 14 key products you will need to get your Coralife Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium started. Along with the BioCube Aquarium, you will get the following: the BioCube 32 Stand; a BioCube Protein Skimmer (V2) w/Needle Wheel; Coralife Digital Aquarium Thermometer; CaribSea Seafloor Reef Sand, 12 lbs; AccuraSea 1 Salt, 30G (we only include 6 of the 10 gallon packets).
  • Also included are: Egg Crate, 15." x 11.5", Inland Seas 6 oz Activated Carbon; API Reef Master Test Kit; Aquastik Aquarium Epoxy Putty, 2 oz; BioCube Algae Magnet; Coralife Deep Six Hydrometer; MicroBacter7 250 ml; and PhosGuard, 100 ml.
  • The Coralife Size 32 BioCube features LED lighting and timer capabilities–taking it to the next level of all-inclusive aquariums. It has a compact and customizable filtration chamber, hinge-top canopy design, quiet submersible pump, dual intakes and adjustable return nozzle. The Coralife BioCube NEW STYLE Protein Skimmer (V2) is a step up from the old skimmer that used an airstone and an air pump.
  • The BioCube Size 32 Aquarium Stand is built just for the BioCube 32. This attractive stand features tinted acrylic door panels, holes in the back for routing electrical cords and a storage shelf. The Stand does need to be assembled. The Carbon, PhosGuard and MicroBacter are for maintaining pristine water quality. You can be certain the included Salt has the correct salinity with the Hydrometer. Measure your levels with the Reef Master Test Kit.
  • With these 14 products you will have most of what you need to have an amazing BioCube. If you need advice choosing more product for your BioCube, feel free to contact us for advice. And, if you’re not sure how to use all of these products properly, no need to worry. We include a simple setup guide.
  • Manufacture: Coralife & Inland Seas
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"Tank arrived intact."

If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I still keep it as a hospital tank. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. biOrb Tube 35 Aquarium with MCR - 9.2 Gallon, Black

User Ratings: 73 7

biOrb 45984.0 First Impressions

"No regrets."

I find them very easy to keep clean. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. But even so, the tank is beautiful! This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump.

  • biOrb Tube 35 Aquarium with MCR - 9.2 Gallon, Black
  • 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
  • Dimensions: 16" wide and 14.5" high from feet
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Item Weight: 20.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 21.26 x 21.26 x 19.49 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45984.0
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biOrb 45984.0 Final Thoughts

"No regrets."

I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. Both my fish are doing well with this setup.

Overall Score
4.4


(18 Points)

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