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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Flipper 5695325COM
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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. 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
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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)

4. Jungle TB630W Tank Buddies Fungus Clear Tablets, 8-Count

User Ratings: 73 4

Jungle TB630W First Impressions

"This tank is amazing!"

The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. I still keep it as a hospital tank. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge.

  • Jungle TB630W Tank Buddies Fungus Clear Tablets, 8-Count
  • Clears Fungus and Bacteria Fast
  • Clears open red sores, pop eye, and swim bladder issues
  • Also protects against secondary infections
  • Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
  • Manufacture: Jungle
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 2.88 x 5.38 inches; 1.33 Ounces
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Jungle TB630W Final Thoughts

"Would buy again."

Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling.

Overall Score
4.5


(514 Points)

5. Lifegard 5 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 9.84" x 9.84" x 11....

Lifegard R460052 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

Clean silicone lines and clear glass. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Just do your homework and don't overload this tank.

  • Lifegard 5 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 9.84" x 9.84" x 11.81", R460052, R460052, R460052, R460052
  • Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Clear Low Iron Rimless Glass Aquarium
  • 45° Beveled Edge
  • Highest grade clarity to view the true colors of your fish
  • Includes: Quiet One Pump, Sponge Filter, Multi Directional Jet and Mat
  • Ideal for Betta fish or other small fish
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  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 9.84 x 9.84 x 11.81 inches; 14.33 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard R460052
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Lifegard R460052 Final Thoughts

"Biorb are high quality."

Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Also very important for filtration. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

6. BioCube Coralife Size 32 led Aquarium Deluxe Reef Bundle

User Ratings: 69 11

BioCube First Impressions

"I inspected all seams."

I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. All in all it is packaged very well.

  • BioCube Coralife Size 32 led Aquarium Deluxe Reef Bundle
  • Coralife NEW STYLE Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium COMPLETE REEF PACKAGE combines everything you will need to get your BioCube started
  • Please consult the Coralife LED BioCube Aquarium Setup Guide for recommendations on other products you might eventually require
  • Included with the Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium are the: BioCube Stand,BioCube Protein Skimmer, Coralife Digital Aquarium Thermometer, CaribSea Seafloor Special Grade Reef Sand, 12 pounds, AccuraSea 1 Salt, 30 gallons (five packets only), Egg Crate, Black Styrene, 15" x 11.5", Inland Seas 6 oz Activated Carbon and Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Reef Master Test Kit.
  • Also included are the Two Little Fishies Aquastik Aquarium Epoxy Putty, Red, 2 oz, BioCube Algae Cleaning Magnet, Coralife Deep Six Hydrometer, Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 250 ml, Inland Seas 6 oz Activated Carbon, Seachem PhosGuard, 100 ml, bagged.
  • The included Stand 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
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"I would buy another."

I am especially fond of the raised base. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.4


(8 Points)

7. Priadi Sanjaya New 20 Live Freshwater Clam Pond Aquarium Filter Feeder Water Clarifier Captive Bred

User Ratings: 39 20

Priadi Sanjaya First Impressions

"5-3 fish, not 5."

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank.

  • Priadi Sanjaya New 20 Live Freshwater Clam Pond Aquarium Filter Feeder Water Clarifier Captive Bred
  • Flow Rate: Up to 1 liter per hour
  • Water Type: Fresh
  • I like to use these clams in my ponds and especially aquariums to help filter the water. They are very efficient water cleaners, almost to the point of needing supplementation on food because they filter quickly. They are a live bearing type of clam so your prized fish will be gill free of any parasitic larvae that other types of clams release into the water column.
  • Manufacture: Manufacturer
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Priadi Sanjaya Final Thoughts

"This table is beautiful."

Not a fan of the filtration sponge. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. The purple coralline algae is growing well. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. But even so, the tank is beautiful!

Overall Score
3.3


(16 Points)

8. 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
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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)

9. Imagitarium Freshwater Cube Aquarium Kit, 5.2 GAL

User Ratings: 76 13

Imagitarium First Impressions

"This table is beautiful."

Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. Most important though is the lighting issue. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. My other gripe would be with the lid. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in.

  • Imagitarium Freshwater Cube Aquarium Kit, 5.2 GAL
  • Freshwater Cube Aquarium Kit from Imagitarium
  • LED lighting spotlights your fish and sets the mood
  • Power filter aerates and circulates water
  • Panoramic shape offers unobstructed views of your fish
  • Ideal for small tropical fish
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 9.94 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Pretty Happy."

My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back.

Overall Score
4.4


(19 Points)

10. BioCube LED Tanks and Combo Kits

User Ratings: 78 11

BioCube First Impressions

"I love this tank."

I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. Both my fish are doing well with this setup.

  • BioCube LED Tanks and Combo Kits
  • Authorized Retailer w/ Full Manufacturer's Warranty: 32 Gallon Biocube, Biocube Stand, Biocube Hydrometer and Biocube Algae Magnet
  • Sleek modern hood with vibrant LED lighting for freshwater to saltwater environments
  • Integrated 24-hour timer with three independent channels: bright white, sparkling blue and color enhancing LEDs
  • Automatic 30 minute sunrise/sunset and 60 minute moonrise/moonset functions to replicate natural day cycle
  • Compact and customizable built-in filtration – easy to setup and maintain
  • Manufacture: BIOCUBE
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"Big mistake."

It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. Should survive the shipping process just fine! That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

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