Editor's Choice - Our Favorite OCEANIC SYSTEMS INC. Aquariums

1. Aqueon Aquarium 20 Gallon Long

User Ratings: 72 10

OCEANIC SYSTEMS INC. 100110021 First Impressions

"Absolutely luv it."

I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh.

  • Aqueon Aquarium 20 Gallon Long
  • High quality glass construction with dimensions 30.25" x 12.5" x 12.75"
  • For freshwater and marine applications
  • Clean silicone edges (select sizes available in clear or black)
  • Always include a drip loop when plugging aquarium appliances into the electrical outlet
  • Place aquarium on stand able to safely bear the weight of a filled aquarium
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 30.25 x 12.5 x 12.75 inches; 22 Pounds
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OCEANIC SYSTEMS INC. 100110021 Final Thoughts

"Attached some photos."

Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.3


(172 Points)

2. biOrb Executive Stand Silver

User Ratings: 69

biOrb 45987 First Impressions

"Crystal clear viewing."

I still keep it as a hospital tank. I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! I still keep it as a hospital tank. Seriously, it doesn't even cover the filter, and it looks pretty bad. I have been an active fish keeper for years. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank.

  • biOrb Executive Stand Silver
  • Easy to assemble aquarium stand.
  • Available in black or silver.
  • Supports up to 16 gallon / 60 liter biOrbs.
  • Compatible with Freshwater/Saltwater/Tropical aquarium set ups.
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 15.5 x 27.5 inches; 11.65 Pounds
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biOrb 45987 Final Thoughts

"Will keep you posted!"

I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. 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. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Secondly, the up close picture of the logo and silicon work is VERY close. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar.

Overall Score
4.6


(8 Points)

3. Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium & Stand Combo

User Ratings: 59

Coralife First Impressions

"I've had it a day so far."

I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. 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. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours.

  • Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium & Stand Combo
  • This package combines the Coralife Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium and the attractive new BioCube NEW & IMPROVED Size 16 Stand
  • 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 15.25" x W 15.75" x H 28". Tank dimensions: 15" long X 16.75" Wide X 17.5" High .
  • Manufacture: Coralife
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Coralife Final Thoughts

"5 years in to ownership."

Please note that the tank is 100% clear. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. The instructions are maybe two pages. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

4. 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)

5. Toledo Goldfish Live Shubunkin and Sarasa Goldfish Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – USA Born and Rai...

User Ratings: 76 8

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Crystal clear viewing."

This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Shubunkin and Sarasa Goldfish Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – USA Born and Raised – Live Arrival Guarantee
  • ✔ RELIABLE SHIPPING DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR – Fish ship within 48 hours of your order for arrival Tuesday through Friday. Please see shipping information below for more details.
  • ✔ HEALTHY FISH WITH LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE - Step by step acclimation instructions will be included with your order. We stand behind all our products and will ship replacements or refund your purchase.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live fish are born and raised on a family farm in the USA.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY SHUBUNKIN and SARASA GOLDFISH – Beautiful combo of blue calico patterned shubunkins and red and white sarasa goldfish are visually appealing and sure to stand out in any garden pond, aquarium, or tank.
  • ✔ GREAT FOR BEGINNERS – Shubunkin and sarasa goldfish are a hardy fish recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks or ponds. Please note the pictures shown above are a good representation of our fish, but not the exact fish you will receive.
  • Manufacture: Toledo Goldfish
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Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"Attached some photos."

I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. It's simple enough to put together. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. If you are looking for a good quality aquarium with a great look this is it! It will help establish your good bacteria, and get the nitrogen cycle started.

Overall Score
4.4


(284 Points)

6. biOrb 46150.0 Capillary Matting Aquariums

biOrb 46150.0 First Impressions

"Absolutely luv it."

Also very important for filtration. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far! Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium.

  • biOrb 46150.0 Capillary Matting Aquariums
  • Constructed out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • Automated terrarium - offers hassle free Plant care
  • LED Lighting – automatic 24 hour cycle, simulating sunrise, Daylight, sunset and night time
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 2.56 x 4.13 x 8.07 inches; 3.21 Ounces
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biOrb 46150.0 Final Thoughts

"It's gorgeous."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. Highly recommend this for beginners. All in all it is packaged very well. Mostly I just love looking at this tank.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Hatisan 4 Pcs Fish Feeding Ring Square and Round Shape, Aquarium Fish Tank Feeding Ring/Suction-Cup ...

User Ratings: 35 9

hatisan First Impressions

"I really love this stand."

Both my fish are doing well with this setup. My only comment is that Amazon should label their box fragile. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. I will update if I have any issues.

  • Hatisan 4 Pcs Fish Feeding Ring Square and Round Shape, Aquarium Fish Tank Feeding Ring/Suction-Cup Floating Food Circle, Eco-Friendly Fish Safe Food Feeder
  • Package Include: 4Pcs in total. 2 Pcs x Square Shape Floating Food Feeder Circle, 2 Pcs x Round Shape Fish Feeding Station Feeder Ring.
  • Eco-friendly Material: Premium ABS plastic, low density and good buoyancy ring around food prevent water from scattering fish food.
  • Eco-friendly Material: Premium ABS plastic, low density and good buoyancy ring around food prevent water from scattering fish food.
  • Our fish feeder ring is suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the circle, reduce food waste, keep water clean. (no use for sinking food).
  • Approximate Size: Square Size: 3.9 x 3.9in/10 x 10cm, Inner Diameter: 3.1x 3.1in/8 x 8cm; Round Size: 3 x 3in/7.5 x 7.5cm, Inner Diameter: 2.2 x 2.2in/5.5 x 5.5cm.
  • Manufacture: Hatisan
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hatisan Final Thoughts

"Excellent buy!"

Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. The size is in the description is accurate. I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. You can't even see the pushed in spots.

Overall Score
3.8


(39 Points)

8. Toledo Goldfish Live Crayfish and Trapdoor Snail Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – USA Born and Raise...

User Ratings: 73 5

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Crayfish and Trapdoor Snail Combo for Ponds or Aquariums – USA Born and Raised – Live Arrival Guarantee (26 Count , 13 of Each)
  • ✔ RELIABLE SHIPPING DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR – Crayfish and snails ship within 48 hours of your order for arrival Tuesday through Friday. Please see shipping information below for more details.
  • ✔ HEALTHY CRAYFISH and SNAILS WITH LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE - Step by step acclimation instructions will be included with your order. We stand behind all our products and will either ship replacements or refund your purchase if necessary.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live products are born and raised on a family farm in the USA. Crayfish and snails are for ornamental purposes only.
  • ✔ UNIQUE LIVE CRAYFISH AND TRAPDOOR SNAILS – This combo adds unique variety to your aquarium, tank or koi pond. These crayfish can vary in size and are generally 2 to 5 inches in length. Please contact us if you have sizing preferences.
  • ✔GREAT FOR BEGINNERS – Crayfish and snails are hardy and recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks or ponds. Please note the pictures shown above are a good representation of our products, but not the exact ones you will receive.
  • Manufacture: Toledo Goldfish
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Toledo Goldfish Final Thoughts

"Trying to contact vendor."

Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. Also have live sand on the bottom, about 1plus inches. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I have a lot of freshwater tanks, but this is my 1st attempt at saltwater. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. Not a fan of the filtration sponge.

Overall Score
4.4


(81 Points)

9. Odysseaaqurium (2 Cute Green Spotted Puffer Fish Tetraodone nigroviridis Tropical Aquarium Freshwate...

User Ratings: 50 24

Odysseaaqurium First Impressions

"Still loving this biorb!"

Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. The pictures are from day 4, note the crystal clear water. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. It took less than 10 minutes to get a new light bar shipped out.

  • Odysseaaqurium (2 Cute Green Spotted Puffer Fish Tetraodone nigroviridis Tropical Aquarium Freshwater
  • Manufacture: US
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Odysseaaqurium Final Thoughts

"Not a fan."

So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,.

Overall Score
3.6


(48 Points)

10. Lifegard 8.3 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 11.81" x 11.81" x...

User Ratings: 28 27

Lifegard R460051 First Impressions

"Not a fan."

I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3.

  • Lifegard 8.3 Gallons Beveled Edge Low Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium with Back Filter - 11.81" x 11.81" x 13.77", Model Number: R460051
  • 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
  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x 13.77 inches; 19.55 Pounds
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Lifegard R460051 Final Thoughts

"5 years now."

I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! I will update if I have any issues. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

Overall Score
3.5


(4 Points)

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