Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MarineLand Aquariums

1. MarineLand Silicone Squeeze Tube

User Ratings: 72 3

MarineLand 31010 First Impressions

"5 years in to ownership."

Should survive the shipping process just fine! I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Should survive the shipping process just fine! I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! The purple coralline algae is growing well. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile.

  • MarineLand Silicone Squeeze Tube
  • Caulker
  • Make sure area is dry before use
  • 103-Ounce
  • A 100% clear silicone rubber sealant
  • Make sure area is dry before use
  • Used for repairing leaky aquariums, or broken ornaments. 103-Ounce
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.5 x 12 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 31010
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand 31010 Final Thoughts

"I inspected all seams."

I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense.

Overall Score
4.5


(315 Points)

2. SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 60x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box

SC Aquariums First Impressions

"My betta is very happy!"

I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. I think it will provide a good home and upgrade for my current aquarium inhabitants. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. My sponge, duster worms, snails and crabs, porcelain and emerald are doing well. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat.

  • SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 60x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums
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SC Aquariums Final Thoughts

"Big mistake."

Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more.

Overall Score
5.0


(13 Points)

3. Tetra 29003 5 Gallon Crescent Aquarium System

User Ratings: 75

Tetra First Impressions

"I also used Fluval Cycle."

Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. 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. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny!

  • Tetra 29003 5 Gallon Crescent Aquarium System
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 11.2 x 13.2 inches; 7.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"Very sturdy."

I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. I am especially fond of the raised base. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this.

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

4. Dennerle Shrimp Cube 2.5g, Glass

User Ratings: 52 3

Dennerle 5903 First Impressions

"Absolutely luv it."

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. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense.

  • Dennerle Shrimp Cube 2.5g, Glass
  • Dennerle Special edition shrimp contest cube
  • There are shrimp cube that used in all Dennerle shrimp contest around the world with Chris lukhaup, Mr. Shrimp King
  • A perfect desk top Aquarium with small foot print For your crystal shrimp, or Bee shrimp at your desk or home office.
  • Shrimp cube is estimate 2.5 us gallon, low iron Ultra clear Glass
  • Corner Filter & LED Lighting sold separately
  • Manufacture: Dennerle
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 7.87 x 10.24 inches; 7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dennerle 5903
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Dennerle 5903 Final Thoughts

"I love this tank."

Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks.

Overall Score
4.3


(35 Points)

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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)

6. uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Floating Box Isolation Shrimp Cage Breeding Net White Green Replacement

uxcell a16082500ux0734 First Impressions

"Absolutely luv it."

Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. Highly recommend this for beginners. 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.

  • uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Floating Box Isolation Shrimp Cage Breeding Net White Green Replacement
  • Color: White,Green; Material: Plastic, Nylon
  • Total Size: 17 x 13.5 x 15cm/6.8" x 5.3" x 6"(L*W*H); Product Name: Breeding Net
  • Package Content: 1 x Breeding Net, 4 x Suckers
  • Net Weight: 100g
  • Sucker Size: 2.7 x 1.5cm/1" x 0.6"(D*H)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 6.69 x 5.31 x 5.91 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a16082500ux0734
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uxcell a16082500ux0734 Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. 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)

8. biOrb Life 45 Liter Transparent Aquarium with MCR Lighting

User Ratings: 69

biOrb First Impressions

"Is like a decor piece."

Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. I've built a fresh nano planted tank using this. Should survive the shipping process just fine!

  • biOrb Life 45 Liter Transparent Aquarium with MCR Lighting
  • You'll find the BiOrb Life 45 Liter Transparent Aquarium with MCR Lighting is a really easy aquarium to set up and own. Everything you need to start your aquarium is included in the box.
  • The MCR LED Light can be used in manual or cycle (automatic) modes. In the cycle mode you can choose an 8, 10, 12 or 14 hour cycle. In each cycle there is a 15 minute sunrise period where the light ramps up to full brightness and the end of the cycle the light ramps down. During the off hours only a dim night light will operate. In manual mode you will have control over the color mix and the brightness of the light. The LEDs are white, blue, green and red.
  • 45L (12 Gallon) Acrylic Bowl: 23" Tall X 15" Wide X 10 Long"
  • Filtration/Aeration System: The filtration includes a Low Voltage 12V Air Pump, BiOrb Filter Cartridge, Ceramic Media for biological filtration and water conditioner and beneficial bacteria liquid.
  • Decorations NOT included
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"I sometimes have diatoms."

Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. I grabbed the Sungrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.4


(4 Points)

9. biOrb 45929.0 Tube 15 LED White Aquariums

User Ratings: 73 9

biOrb 45979.0 First Impressions

"Thank you Duncan!"

I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Clean silicone lines and clear glass. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

  • biOrb 45929.0 Tube 15 LED White Aquariums
  • 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 : 20.72 pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 21.26 x 21.26 x 19.49 inches; 20.72 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 45979.0
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biOrb 45979.0 Final Thoughts

"Crystal clear viewing."

Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I am especially fond of the raised base. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. I have been an active fish keeper for years.

Overall Score
4.4


(59 Points)

10. Penn Plax Finding Dory Betta Tank Kit, 0.5 Gallon

User Ratings: 41 21

Penn-Plax FDK103 First Impressions

"Don't overfeed!"

It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. But even so, the tank is beautiful! Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. I find them very easy to keep clean.

  • Penn Plax Finding Dory Betta Tank Kit, 0.5 Gallon
  • Includes background
  • Stickers included
  • Water release tank
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 7.75 x 6 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax FDK103
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Penn-Plax FDK103 Final Thoughts

"Great tank."

You can't even see the pushed in spots. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. My other gripe would be with the lid. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank.

Overall Score
3.6


(14 Points)

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