Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fish Aquariums

1. Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base

User Ratings: 59 10

Tetra 29095 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

  • Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish.
  • The tank features an LED light to show off your fish
  • Lid features a convenient feeding hole. Material : Glass and acrylic
  • Perfect for small tropical fish, goldfish or betta.
  • 10" D x 10"W x 10.512"H
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish
  • The tank features an LED light to highlight your fish
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 10.51 x 10 x 10 inches; 4.41 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 29095
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Tetra 29095 Final Thoughts

"LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"

After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. My other gripe would be with the lid. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.1


(2298 Points)

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2. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29045
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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)

3. Koller Products AquaView 3-Gallon 360 Aquarium with LED Lighting (7 Color Choices) and Power Filter

User Ratings: 58 10

Koller Products AQ360-34C First Impressions

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

Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. 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. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months.

  • Koller Products AquaView 3-Gallon 360 Aquarium with LED Lighting (7 Color Choices) and Power Filter
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color selections to brightly illuminate your fish; choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red
  • Aquarium lights can be turned on or off for easy night time operation
  • Unique LED Lighting and filtration included
  • Are you looking to buy an aquarium for your family; owning an aquarium can be a really fun and rewarding experience and an ideal way to teach your child the responsibility of pet ownership
  • Keeps your tank clean and provides a perfect environment for small tropical fish
  • Ideal for small freshwater tropical fish, goldfish or betta.
  • Dual-sided poly-fiber floss removes fish waste and other debris.
  • Premium activated carbon eliminates organic pollutants that can degrade water quality and cloud water.
  • Manufacture: Koller Enterprises
  • Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.25 x 14.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products AQ360-34C
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Koller Products AQ360-34C Final Thoughts

"This was perfect!"

All in all it is packaged very well. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. I still keep it as a hospital tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(1716 Points)

4. Aqueon Betta Falls Kit

User Ratings: 52 16

Aqueon 100101218 First Impressions

"Crystal clear viewing."

I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. All in all it is packaged very well.

  • Aqueon Betta Falls Kit
  • Waterfall provides a constant flow of filtered water
  • Three separate compartments house up to three betta, small fish, or crustaceans
  • Frosted panels prevent fish from seeing one another
  • Fill indicator window shows internal water level at a glance
  • Uses Aqueon QuietFlow Filtration; cartridge, food, and water care samples are inside
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 16.99 x 4.92 x 11.15 inches; 1.98 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100101218
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Aqueon 100101218 Final Thoughts

"The Fluval 13."

Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. All in all it is packaged very well. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work.

Overall Score
3.8


(1691 Points)

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5. Aqua Culture Aquarium, 10 gallon

User Ratings: 70 14

Generic First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.

  • Aqua Culture Aquarium, 10 gallon
  • The perfect starter aquarium or terrarium for a wide variety of fish and reptiles
  • Manufacture: Generic
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Generic
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Generic Final Thoughts

"I was worried about that."

I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh.

Overall Score
4.2


(1008 Points)

6. FREESEA 1.4 Gallon Betta Aquarium Fish Tank with LED Light and Filter Pump

User Ratings: 51 14

FREESEA First Impressions

"I would buy another."

I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. I will update if I have any issues. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more.

  • FREESEA 1.4 Gallon Betta Aquarium Fish Tank with LED Light and Filter Pump
  • [Best Small Fish Tank on amazon]: The 1.4 gallon office desktop square small fish tank can raise betta, guppies, angel fish and other ornamental fishes. The fish tank is equipped with led lights and two decorative plastic aquatic plants, and you can also buy other decorations by yourself. What's more, the small fish tank would be make you more happy and relaxed even in day or at night.
  • [Free Aquarium starter kit]: there is a free complete filtration system hidden well behind the fish tank .This filter system can be removed and the space will larger after removed(Attention: According to our guests' experience, betta fish is easier to survive without a filter.This filter system can be removed and you can use it in ponds or other fish tanks. )
  • [Power supply]: The power bank or computer terminal are available for charge supply as it is 5V USB power. if the water pump doesn't work after the fish tank installation, the reason for that the voltage is not enough.You can use power bank or phone power plug to have a try.
  • ☎ As you know, fish tank is fragile products,and there are some accidents such as getting broken or damaged during delivery as it took a lot of time to arrive at your home.If you find the fish tank doesn't work or got broken, please feel free to conatct with us, and then we will refund or provide replacement for you.
  • [The best gift choosing]: This mini fish tank is the greatest gift that you can send to your kids,classmates, friends,colleagues and familys for festival days or birthday parties.
  • Manufacture: FREESEA
  • Product Dimensions: 7.91 x 5.51 x 8.31 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FREESEA
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FREESEA Final Thoughts

"I was worried about that."

The size is in the description is accurate. I find them very easy to keep clean. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. The instructions are maybe two pages. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. The size is in the description is accurate.

Overall Score
3.8


(947 Points)

7. Aqueon Princess Castle Aquarium Kit 1/2 Gallon

User Ratings: 71 5

Aqueon 100532088 First Impressions

"First go to Greatwaveeng."

It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. I find them very easy to keep clean. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums.

  • Aqueon Princess Castle Aquarium Kit 1/2 Gallon
  • Acrylic half-gallon Aquarium
  • Castle-shaped lid with Feeding Hole
  • Kit includes: Aquarium Plant and decorative gravel
  • Aqueon betta Food and water care samples also included
  • Ideal for a Single betta or small Tropical Fish
  • Ships in own container with reinforced packaging to protect product during shipping.
  • Half Gallon Princess themed desktop kit
  • The pink lid is castle shaped complete with purple steeples and a fish feeding hole
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 4.75 x 8.5 inches; 1.49 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100532088
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Aqueon 100532088 Final Thoughts

"Um yes please!"

Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. I still keep it as a hospital tank. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes.

Overall Score
4.4


(927 Points)

8. Penn Plax Deluxe Triple Betta Bow Aquarium Tank, 0.7-Gallon

User Ratings: 58 12

Penn-Plax BBT4 First Impressions

"Looks great!"

It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. Still waiting for the silicone to cure.

  • Penn Plax Deluxe Triple Betta Bow Aquarium Tank, 0.7-Gallon
  • The two color light system that comes with the triple betta-deluxe allows your tank to transfer from night to day with a switch.
  • Measures 4.25"D x 11.50"W x 7"H and is .7 gallons of fish fun.
  • Features 2 color lights, filtration system, and opaque dividers.
  • Does not include the gravel or fish seen in the picture
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.25 x 11.5 x 7 inches; 15.17 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BBT4
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Penn-Plax BBT4 Final Thoughts

"The clarity of this 7."

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile.

Overall Score
4.0


(828 Points)

9. Back to the Roots Water Garden, Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food, Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem (G...

User Ratings: 66 8

Back to the Roots 32000 First Impressions

"LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"

And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. It's simple enough to put together.

  • Back to the Roots Water Garden, Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food, Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem (Great Gardening Gift & Family Project), 3 Gallons
  • YEAR ROUND WATER GARDEN: The Back to the Roots Water Garden Duo allows you to grow a succulent or houseplant garden all year round and comes with everything you need to get started - no green thum or big backyard needed.
  • CONVENIENT AND EASY: Harvest organic microgreens from your aquarium in just 10 days; Your Water Garden becomes a self-cleaning fish tank that also grows fresh food up top; The fish waste fertilizes the plants on top and the plants clean the water
  • THE PERFECT LIVING HOME DECOR OR GIFT: Each Back to the Roots Water Garden Duo comes with a free STEM curriculum on aquaponic and hydroponic systems to encourage your kids to learn more about it; This award-winning ecoystem is also the perfect gift.
  • EVERYTHING INCLUDED: The Water Garden comes with all the necessary items like Organic Microgreen Seeds, D-Klor and Zym-Bac, Growstones, Fish Food and Coupon; This is a stress-free tank which uses a self-cleaning cycle.
  • MADE IN THE USA AND GUARANTEED TO GROW: All Back to the Roots indoor gardening kits are backed by this promise – if your kit doesn't grow as described, we'll replace it free of charge or provide a 100% refund; Refill kits are also available
  • Manufacture: Back to the Roots
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 13.4 x 9.5 inches; 6.35 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Back to the Roots 32000
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Back to the Roots 32000 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic aquarium!"

If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. Not a fan of the filtration sponge.

Overall Score
4.2


(733 Points)

10. SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set

User Ratings: 66 11

SeaClear X1010012303 First Impressions

"Excellent buy!"

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. All in all it is packaged very well. I have been an active fish keeper for years. You can't even see the pushed in spots. It is awesome for a very small amount of water.

  • SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set
  • Combo includes aquarium, reflector and electrical 24" light fixture
  • Acrylic aquariums are clearer than glass, 17 times stronger, and only half the weight!
  • More impact resistant and less prone to chipping or cracking than glass, making it safer around children and pets
  • Safe for Salt or Freshwater
  • You won't believe how your fish and decorations will pop when viewing this beautiful SeaClear aquarium
  • Manufacture: Pet Partners dba North American Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 12 x 16 inches; 20 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SeaClear X1010012303
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SeaClear X1010012303 Final Thoughts

"Really beautiful tank."

It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. But even so, the tank is beautiful! To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube.

Overall Score
4.2


(620 Points)

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