Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquariums

1. Fluval Sea Evo Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 74 7

Fluval 10531A1 First Impressions

"Hope this review helps!"

The most serious issue thus far is the light bar. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Highly recommend this for beginners. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. I have been an active fish keeper for years. Clean silicone lines and clear glass.

  • Fluval Sea Evo Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit
  • 13.5 gallon glass aquarium for saltwater fish
  • Stylish honeycomb design conceals rear aquarium filter compartment and aquarium water line while looking ultra modern
  • Powerful 3 stage filtration with oversized mechanical, chemical, and biological Fluval filter media
  • Multifunctional canopy with easy feed door
  • Sleek, all aluminum waterproof casing; convenient LED aquarium light touch start day & night illumination
  • The 13.5 gallon (52 L) fish tank is 22 L x 11.5 W x 15 H inches (56 x 29 x 38 centimeter); Wattage: 16 W; Lumens: 1383 lm
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 11.5 inches; 28 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 10531A1
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Fluval 10531A1 Final Thoughts

"I love this tank."

It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. Also very important for filtration. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense.

Overall Score
4.5


(607 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquariums

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. Fluval Accent Glass Aquarium, 25-Gallon

User Ratings: 46 19

Fluval 15281A1 First Impressions

"Fantastic aquarium!"

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. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums.

  • Fluval Accent Glass Aquarium, 25-Gallon
  • 25 gallon glass aquarium with espresso-colored trim
  • Includes energy-efficient LED lighting system for stunning day or night lighting
  • Comes with convenient water collection bucket ; 95 Litre / 25 US Gal Glass aquarium with cover
  • SIMPLETEC technology - a revolutionary one-touch filter cleaning and water change maintenance system
  • 30 Inch length 18 Inch height x 12.5 Inch width, If the water over fills the aquarium it will cause leaking.
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 36.8 x 20 x 27 inches; 71.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 15281A1
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Fluval 15281A1 Final Thoughts

"Scratch that."

After the foam is in I put the gravel in. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it.

Overall Score
3.4


(49 Points)

4. Fluval Vista Aquarium Kit 16 Gallon

User Ratings: 67

Fluval 15245 First Impressions

"5 years in to ownership."

Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work.

  • Fluval Vista Aquarium Kit 16 Gallon
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 15.5 inches; 30.85 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 15245
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Fluval 15245 Final Thoughts

"It's so sleek!"

And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH IT. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

Overall Score
4.4


(23 Points)

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5. Fluval Fresh Aquarium and Cabinet Set

Fluval 15100 First Impressions

"Absolutely gorgeous."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. 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.

  • Fluval Fresh Aquarium and Cabinet Set
  • Stylish freshwater aquarium and cabinet set
  • Features a glass aquarium with frosted rim framing and a high-quality laminated cabinet with two-tone doors
  • Sleek led lighting mounted above the tank effectively highlights aquarium and stimulates growth of live plants
  • All hardware is neatly concealed in the cabinet so that you can enjoy a pleasing aesthetic experience
  • 15 gallon aquarium; aquarium dimensions (l x w x h): 15 x 15 x 17.3 In cabinet dimensions (l x w x h): 15 x 15 x 35 in
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 40 x 42.2 inches; 137.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 15100
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Fluval 15100 Final Thoughts

"Will keep you posted!"

I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. Also very important for filtration. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. Ailindany 2PCS Fish Feeding Ring Round and Square Floating Food Feeder Circle with Suction Cup for A...

User Ratings: 46 21

Ailinda First Impressions

"Scratch that."

It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. Most important though is the lighting issue. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

  • Ailindany 2PCS Fish Feeding Ring Round and Square Floating Food Feeder Circle with Suction Cup for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Made of plastic, longer lasting adsorption force transparent suction cup, environmentally safe plastics, no pollution to water, not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • The fish feeding rings keep the food in a certain area,it doesn't end up scattered all over, or pulled into the filter, which allows more of it to be eaten.
  • Suction cup suspension, rotating device, floating design, when the water level rises or falls, orating rod re-positioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, fish feeding ring always keep floating above the water.
  • Suitable for all flaky, granular, various shapes, with floating fish food,for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, betta, aquatic pets such.
  • Package Included:1 x square shape ring , 1 x round shape ring.
  • Manufacture: Ailinda
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Ailinda Final Thoughts

"Easy read."

I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! Also very important for filtration. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

7. SubstrateSource Neocaridina davidi Blue Dream Shrimp for Freshwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 72

SubstrateSource First Impressions

"I also used Fluval Cycle."

That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. I have been an active fish keeper for years. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water.

  • SubstrateSource Neocaridina davidi Blue Dream Shrimp for Freshwater Aquariums
  • Live Arrival and 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Size 0.5-1 inch, mixed male and female
  • Captive bred (not wild caught)
  • Rich blue coloration
  • Includes insulated shipping container
  • Manufacture: SubstrateSource
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SubstrateSource
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SubstrateSource Final Thoughts

"Hope this review helps!"

I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. All in all it is packaged very well.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

8. 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)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea 42082
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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)

10. AquaTop HIGH Clarity Glass Cube 11.33 GALLONS

AquaTop First Impressions

"Absolutely gorgeous."

After the foam is in I put the gravel in. The size is in the description is accurate. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it.

  • AquaTop HIGH Clarity Glass Cube 11.33 GALLONS
  • VISUALLY STUNNING HIGH CLARITY GLASS
  • LOW IRON GLASS WITH A 91% LIGHT-THROUGH RATE
  • POLISHED BEVELED EDGES
  • HIGH GRADE GERMAN SILICONE FOR A SEAMLESS APPEARANCE
  • FOR BOTH FRESHWATER & SALTWATER SYSTEMS
  • Manufacture: AQUATOP
  • Product Dimensions: 13.78 x 13.78 x 13.78 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
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AquaTop Final Thoughts

"Who knows why."

The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. All in all it is packaged very well. I have been an active fish keeper for years. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

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