Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquariums

1. Eheim compactON Aquarium Pump - 3000, Black

Eheim 1031310 First Impressions

"The clarity of this 7."

I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. But even so, the tank is beautiful! An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. My other gripe would be with the lid.

  • Eheim compactON Aquarium Pump - 3000, Black
  • Eheim compactON Aquarium Pumps are designed to maximize power and efficiency while keeping pump size and noise emissions to a minimum. With its versatile design and wide variety of available models, these pumps are a great addition to most aquariums.
  • Item Package Height: 5.0
  • Item Package Length: 5.0
  • Item Package Width: 5.0
  • Manufacture: EHEIM
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Eheim 1031310 Final Thoughts

"I really love it."

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. Also very important for filtration. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

2. ShrimpRack 10 +1 Crystal Red Shrimp CRS Grade S-SSS Live Freshwater Aquarium Shrimps 1/4 to 1/2 inch...

Generic First Impressions

"Filter finally gave out!"

5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria.

  • ShrimpRack 10 +1 Crystal Red Shrimp CRS Grade S-SSS Live Freshwater Aquarium Shrimps 1/4 to 1/2 inch Long.
  • 10 + 1 CRYSTAL RED SHRIMP CARIDINA FRESHWATER SHRIMPS
  • 1/4" - 1/2" Juvenile
  • Shrimps Mixed Grade/Pattern ( S-SSS)
  • Free Sample of Food.
  • Live Guarantee Arrival. We take loss, so our customer don't have to.Shipping on live good Mon, Tues and Sat.
  • Manufacture: ShrimpRack
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Generic Final Thoughts

"I really love it."

I find them very easy to keep clean. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. Highly recommend this for beginners. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

3. Lifegard 6 Gallon Long 45° Degree Low Iron Ultra Clear Bookshelf Aquarium - 29.92" x 5.90" x 7.87"

Lifegard R460044 First Impressions

"I am in love with it!"

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! They are affordable and beautiful and well made. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks.

  • Lifegard 6 Gallon Long 45° Degree Low Iron Ultra Clear Bookshelf Aquarium - 29.92" x 5.90" x 7.87"
  • Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Clear Low Iron Rimless Glass Aquarium
  • 45° Beveled Edge for invisible glue joints
  • Highest grade craftsmanship and premium quality material for crystal clear view of the true colors of your fish and corals
  • Includes: Foam leveling Mat
  • Total capacity 6 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 29.92 x 5.9 x 7.87 inches; 380 Pounds
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Lifegard R460044 Final Thoughts

"The Fluval 13."

Most important though is the lighting issue. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. You can't even see the pushed in spots.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting

biOrb First Impressions

"Yes, it was expensive."

My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. My other gripe would be with the lid. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater.

  • biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting
  • The BiOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting combines classic good looks with high tech filtration. Most aquariums use small box filters and/or smooth gravel which easily clogs with dirt.
  • The MCR LED Light can be used in manual or cycle (automatic) modes. In the cycle mode you can choose an 8, 10, 12 or 14 hour cycle. In each cycle there is a 15 minute sunrise period where the light ramps up to full brightness and the end of the cycle the light ramps down. During the off hours only a dim night light will operate. In manual mode you will have control over the color mix and the brightness of the light. The LEDs are white, blue, green and red.
  • 105L (28 Gallon) Acrylic Bowl: 25" Tall X 24" Wide"
  • Filtration/Aeration System: The filtration includes a Low Voltage 12V Air Pump, BiOrb Filter Cartridge, Ceramic Media for biological filtration and water conditioner and beneficial bacteria liquid.
  • Decorations NOT included
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"It's so sleek!"

My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. Highly recommend this for beginners. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. Still waiting for the silicone to cure.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. 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
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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)

7. 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
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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)

8. Lee's 18673 Break Resistant Specimen Container, Large

User Ratings: 81 3

Lee's 18673 First Impressions

"Looks great."

I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Also very important for filtration.

  • Lee's 18673 Break Resistant Specimen Container, Large
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Package Dimensions: 6.0" L x 4.0" W x 5.0" H
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 5 inches; 7.68 Ounces
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Lee's 18673 Final Thoughts

"I just bought my 4th."

The purple coralline algae is growing well. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I am especially fond of the raised base. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

Overall Score
4.7


(105 Points)

9. ShrimpRack 5 Blue Dream Neocaridina Freshwater Aquarium Shrimps 1/4 to 1/2 inch Long.

User Ratings: 70 30

Generic First Impressions

"It's gorgeous."

My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

  • ShrimpRack 5 Blue Dream Neocaridina Freshwater Aquarium Shrimps 1/4 to 1/2 inch Long.
  • 5 BLUE DREAM FRESHWATER NEOCARIDINA SHRIMPS
  • Mixed Grade
  • Size: Juvenile shrimps 1/4" - 1/2" .Healthy and Active.
  • Free Sample of Food.
  • Live Guarantee Arrival. We take loss, so our customer don't have to.
  • Manufacture: ShrimpRack
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Generic Final Thoughts

"Easy to clean."

I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. I still keep it as a hospital tank. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement.

Overall Score
3.8


(4 Points)

10. Aquarium Creation 10 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina davidi Live Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp

User Ratings: 83 10

Aquarium Creation First Impressions

"Thank goodness!"

I do 1 drop per two gallons 3x a week for first few months. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. I find them very easy to keep clean. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums.

  • Aquarium Creation 10 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina davidi Live Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp
  • 10 Healthy Red Cherry Shrimp ranging from juvies to adults.
  • Excellent addition to an aquarium for an added touch of color.
  • Not picky with food. They thrive off of algae, veggies, quality shrimp food and much more.
  • 100% DOA Live Arrival Guaranteed
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Creation
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Aquarium Creation Final Thoughts

"Filter finally gave out!"

Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. You can't even see the pushed in spots. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

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