Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Flipper Aquariums

1. Ameriwood Home Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black Oak, 15.7 x 25 x 28 inches

User Ratings: 70 6

Flipper 5695325COM First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. It's simple enough to put together. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer.

  • Ameriwood Home Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black Oak, 15.7 x 25 x 28 inches
  • age range description: All Life Stages
  • special features: Made In AmericaIncludes Stand
  • Manufacture: AMJG7
  • Product Dimensions: 15.69 x 25 x 28 inches; 42 Pounds
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Flipper 5695325COM Final Thoughts

"They work well for algae."

My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co.

Overall Score
4.4


(525 Points)

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2. Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Rustic Oak

User Ratings: 72 4

Flipper 5695333COM First Impressions

"Pretty Happy."

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. You can't even see the pushed in spots. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in.

  • Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Rustic Oak
  • Get an aquarium stand that fits your needs with the Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand
  • Made of laminated MDF and particleboard, the medium brown woodgrain finish gives the Stand a classic look
  • Unique patent design can support a 10 gallon stand on one end or a 20 gallon stand on the opposite end. Tank is not included
  • Open and concealed storage can hold all of your nets, cleaning equipment, and food
  • The Stand ships flat to your door and 2 adults are recommended to assemble. Stand can support 10 gallon tanks up to 120 lbs. or 20 gallon tanks up to 240 lbs. Assembled dimensions: 28.03”H x 25”W x 15.67”D
  • Manufacture: Dorel - Multiple - Parent - DROPSHIP
  • Product Dimensions: 15.67 x 25 x 28.03 inches; 42 Pounds
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Flipper 5695333COM Final Thoughts

"Easy to clean."

I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube.

Overall Score
4.5


(268 Points)

3. Aqua-Amazing Self Cleaning Fish Tank - As Seen on TV

User Ratings: 50 25

Eternal First Impressions

"Thanks KollerCraft!"

Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. The instructions are maybe two pages. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches.

  • Aqua-Amazing Self Cleaning Fish Tank - As Seen on TV
  • Manufacture: Eternal
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Eternal Final Thoughts

"Still loving this biorb!"

I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I will update if I have any issues. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. Should survive the shipping process just fine! I recommend buying the biOtube polish to!

Overall Score
3.5


(9 Points)

4. Aqueon 7.5 Gallon LED Shrimp Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 46 24

Aqueon First Impressions

"Excellent buy!"

Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. But even so, the tank is beautiful! They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review.

  • Aqueon 7.5 Gallon LED Shrimp Aquarium Kit
  • The Aqueon 7.5 Gallon LED Shrimp Aquarium Kit is a great option for first time freshwater shrimp and plant keepers
  • This kit features a 7.5 gallon glass aquarium with an elevated base and lid with concealed LED lighting
  • The specially designed QuietFlow 10 Internal Shrimp Filter equipped with an intake grid and pre-filter sponge foam, which prevents shrimp from entering the filter housing
  • Also included are two 5-pound bags of substrate, water conditioner sachet, setup guide with shrimp and plant recommendations. This kit truly includes the essentials to get you started.
  • 13” x 12” x 14”.
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Item Weight: 25 Pounds
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Aqueon Final Thoughts

"Yes, it was expensive."

Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny!

Overall Score
3.5


(12 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. SevenSeaSupply - 2 x Live Large Golden Mystery Snail - 0.50 inch Algae Eater for Aquariums…

User Ratings: 49

SevenSeaSupply First Impressions

"Tank arrived intact."

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. This arrived a little over 24 hours ago and I will update as a resolution comes. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. I find them very easy to keep clean. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder.

  • SevenSeaSupply - 2 x Live Large Golden Mystery Snail - 0.50 inch Algae Eater for Aquariums…
  • USPS announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on transportation availability, USPS fulfillment facilities, local mail residential delivery, all services area will experience delays delivery or take longer in transit. We’ re now only do livestock shipping on Sunday and expecting delivery 3 – 4 business days by Thursday or Friday of the same week and still offer live guarantee at delivery. Orders receive after cutoff time on Sunday will be pack and ship out the following week.
  • Manufacture: SevenSeaSupply
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SevenSeaSupply Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

It is awesome for a very small amount of water. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. I still keep it as a hospital tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

7. Aqueon Betta Puzzle Half Gallon Aquarium Kit,

User Ratings: 82 4

Aqueon 15905012218 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! The instructions are maybe two pages. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. Most important though is the lighting issue.

  • Aqueon Betta Puzzle Half Gallon Aquarium Kit,
  • The Aqueon betta puzzle kit is an interlocking half-gallon Aquarium kit with an eye-catching, colorful design. Includes decorative gravel, a small plant, and samples of betta Food and betta bowl plus water Conditioner.
  • Item Package Height: 6.9
  • Item Package Length: 9.1
  • Item Package Width: 5.8
  • Manufacture: AQUEON
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.25 x 6.9 inches; 1.5 Pounds
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Aqueon 15905012218 Final Thoughts

"It's gorgeous."

Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

Overall Score
4.7


(18 Points)

8. Aquatic Arts 10 Live Freshwater Pom Pom Crabs | Real Living Nano Aquarium Fish Tank Pet | Betta/Dani...

User Ratings: 68 9

Aquatic Arts 10 Live First Impressions

"Thanks KollerCraft!"

After the foam is in I put the gravel in. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! Most important though is the lighting issue. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks.

  • Aquatic Arts 10 Live Freshwater Pom Pom Crabs | Real Living Nano Aquarium Fish Tank Pet | Betta/Danio / Rasbora / Guppy Compatible
  • The rare Freshwater Pom Pom Crab is named for its unique pom-pom-like claws. Their shells appear to glow with yellow or tan colors, black or brown designs, and a texture like smooth polish.
  • Unlike hermit crabs, these are fully aquatic and must live in an aquarium or vivarium. An internal or external pump, a heater, and a filter are needed (a canister and bio sponge filter is ideal).
  • The bulk of their diet in nature and in aquariums is algae, but it can be supplemented with extra assorted foods such as dry flakes or pellet foods, algae wafers and treats, calcium treatment, etc.
  • These crabs seek hiding places to feel safe, such as an aquatic plant, decoration, or some sort of enclosure with an opening, like a cave or pipe. They go great with Spongebob Crusty Crab décor!
  • Each Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals kit comes with a 100% live arrival guarantee, offer of replacement or return of DOAs, plus free email support!
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Arts
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 6 inches; 11.2 Ounces
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Aquatic Arts 10 Live Final Thoughts

"Really beautiful tank."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Clean silicone lines and clear glass.

Overall Score
4.2


(57 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. Life 15 Aquarium with LED Light - 4 Gallon, Black

User Ratings: 71 5

biOrb 45855.0 First Impressions

"I also used Fluval Cycle."

They are affordable and beautiful and well made. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing.

  • Life 15 Aquarium with LED Light - 4 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
  • Item Package weight : 24.25 pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 15.75 x 23.23 inches; 24.25 Pounds
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biOrb 45855.0 Final Thoughts

"Big mistake."

I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. My other gripe would be with the lid. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult.

Overall Score
4.4


(82 Points)

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