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
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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
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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. Brightwell Aquatics Shrimp Prep - Removes Chlorine, Ammonia, and Chloramines from Freshwater Shrimp ...

Brightwell Aquatics SPREP2L First Impressions

"The clarity of this 7."

I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense.

  • Brightwell Aquatics Shrimp Prep - Removes Chlorine, Ammonia, and Chloramines from Freshwater Shrimp and Fish Aquariums, Detoxifies Heavy Metals
  • Removes chloramines, chlorine, ammonia, and nitrites present in tap water and/or aquarium water.
  • Designed for freshwater shrimp; safe for all freshwater fish, plants and invertebrates.
  • Detoxifies heavy metals such as copper and makes water immediately safe for use.
  • Copper, phosphate, and silicate free.
  • Manufacture: Brightwell Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 6.25 x 8 inches; 4.7 Pounds
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Brightwell Aquatics SPREP2L Final Thoughts

"Looked good."

Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. I am especially fond of the raised base.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. 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)

8. Red Sea 42081 Net Cover, 36"

User Ratings: 50

Red Sea 42081 First Impressions

"My betta really likes it."

I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. Most important though is the lighting issue. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours.

  • Red Sea 42081 Net Cover, 36"
  • Suitable for most open-top aquariums
  • Extra strong, customized aluminum profiles
  • 8mm (5/16″) thin strand, transparent netting
  • Inside-rim or on-rim mounting options
  • Includes components for one customized cut-out for filters
  • Age Range Description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: Royal Aquatic LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 2 x 2 inches; 1 Pounds
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Red Sea 42081 Final Thoughts

"Filter finally gave out!"

I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

9. Aqua Culture 1/2 Gallon Betta View with Base

User Ratings: 80

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"It's beautiful."

Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases.

  • Aqua Culture 1/2 Gallon Betta View with Base
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Bonus Betta Divider
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Takes up Minimal Space
  • Manufacture: Aquaculture
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.4 x 3.6 inches; 1.55 Pounds
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AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This tank is amazing!"

Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

10. BioCube Coralife Size 32 LED Aquarium & Stand (New Improved Version) Combo

User Ratings: 80 2

BioCube First Impressions

"Trying to contact vendor."

I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Most important though is the lighting issue.

  • BioCube Coralife Size 32 LED Aquarium & Stand (New Improved Version) Combo
  • This package combines the Coralife Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium and the NEW AND IMPROVED BIOCUBE STAND. This NEW & IMPROVED VERSION features a solid back panel for added stability. No glue is required.
  • The BioCube features LED lighting and timer capabilities–taking it to the next level of all-inclusive aquariums
  • Just like older BioCubes, it has a compact and customizable filtration chamber, hinge-top canopy design, quiet submersible pump, dual intakes, adjustable return nozzle and clear glass back panel for easy refugium set-up. Compatible with all existing BioCube accessories.
  • While appropriate for freshwater planted tanks, using this tank as a freshwater planted tank may require the you to restrict the flow of the return pump and stock only fish a minimum of 1” in length.
  • The Stand dimensions are L 21.5" X W 20.5" X H 29.5". Tank dimensions: 20.25" long X 21.875" Wide X 21.5" High.
  • Manufacture: BioCube
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BioCube Final Thoughts

"I inspected all seams."

It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump.

Overall Score
4.7


(53 Points)

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