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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OCEANIC SYSTEMS INC. 100110021
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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. Aquaponics Planter Kit for Betta Fish with Rimless Glass Tank, Planter Lid, Pots, Medium, Lava Rock ...

Boutique Betta First Impressions

"It's just beautiful!"

Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. I have been an active fish keeper for years. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. After the foam is in I put the gravel in. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh.

  • Aquaponics Planter Kit for Betta Fish with Rimless Glass Tank, Planter Lid, Pots, Medium, Lava Rock Gravel, Stainless Net, Fish Food, Water Treatments, Good Bacteria, Transplanting Guide, and More
  • Enjoy a premium, high aesthetic, fish keeping experience with Boutique Betta
  • Aquaponics kit includes everything needed to keep your betta fish healthy and thriving while learning and experimenting with aquaponics
  • Complete aquaponics Aquarium kit with the highest quality standards
  • Easy to use additives and complete guidebook with additional planter guide means even beginners can enjoy high end fish keeping
  • Includes: Glass Fish Tank 2.1gal Rimless, Porous Lava Rock Gravel, Cycle Boost Good Bacteria, Water Treatment 1oz Bottle, Cycle Good Bacteria 1oz Bottle, Soothing Solution 1oz Bottle, Betta-1 High Protein Fish Food 2oz, Stainless Net, Water Change Pitcher, Cleaning Sponge, Plant Baskets with liners, Growing Medium, Acrylic Planter Lid, Planting & Transplanting Guide, and Complete Guide Book
  • Manufacture: Planted Aquarium Concepts LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 inches; 9.44 Pounds
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Boutique Betta Final Thoughts

"I really love it."

The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium. All in all it is packaged very well. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water! I bought two of these tanks and the quality of them in just amazing. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

3. SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set

User Ratings: 66 11

SeaClear X1010012303 First Impressions

"Excellent buy!"

Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. All in all it is packaged very well. I have been an active fish keeper for years. You can't even see the pushed in spots. It is awesome for a very small amount of water.

  • SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set
  • Combo includes aquarium, reflector and electrical 24" light fixture
  • Acrylic aquariums are clearer than glass, 17 times stronger, and only half the weight!
  • More impact resistant and less prone to chipping or cracking than glass, making it safer around children and pets
  • Safe for Salt or Freshwater
  • You won't believe how your fish and decorations will pop when viewing this beautiful SeaClear aquarium
  • Manufacture: Pet Partners dba North American Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 12 x 16 inches; 20 Pounds
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SeaClear X1010012303 Final Thoughts

"Really beautiful tank."

It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. But even so, the tank is beautiful! To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Final gripe and its not a big deal is that there isn't a lid over the feeding hole. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube.

Overall Score
4.2


(620 Points)

4. AquaTop 3G High Clarity Glass Bookshelf Style Aquarium (HCA-3G)

User Ratings: 66

AquaTop First Impressions

"Yes, it was expensive."

Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed.

  • AquaTop 3G High Clarity Glass Bookshelf Style Aquarium (HCA-3G)
  • The AquaTop 3 Gallon High Clarity Glass Bookshelf Style Aquarium (HCA-3G) is constructed of low iron glass with a 91% light-through rate. The view from this 3-gallon high clarity cube is outstanding.
  • This desktop cube is ideal for a planted nano tank or to create a home for tiny creatures such as micro shrimp, snails, guppies and of course the fabulous fighting betta. The workmanship on these high clarity glass cubes separates the series from ordinary fish tanks.
  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 18" x 7.1". Glass Thickness: 5mm.
  • For both salt and freshwater systems
  • Does NOT include lighting or a filter
  • Manufacture: AquaTop
  • Item Weight: 12 Pounds
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AquaTop Final Thoughts

"5 years in to ownership."

I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. The multi colored LED lights cost more than the tank itself too. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. My other gripe would be with the lid. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(8 Points)

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brightwell Aquatics SPREP2L
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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)

6. ShrimpRack 10 Amano Shrimp | Live Freshwater Aquarium Algae Cleaner | Real Living Nano Fish Kit | Na...

Generic First Impressions

"5 years in to ownership."

Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. But even so, the tank is beautiful!

  • ShrimpRack 10 Amano Shrimp | Live Freshwater Aquarium Algae Cleaner | Real Living Nano Fish Kit | Natural Glass Cleaning Dwarf Caridina | Live Shrimp
  • Amano Shrimp are known as the single best algae eating shrimpin the world and are great at keeping aquatic plants and décor clean ofbiofilm and wastes.
  • Easy to care. Their food can be supplemented with shrimp pellets, fish flakes, algae wafers, etc.
  • Can live with other type of freshwater shrimps
  • Free Sample of Food.
  • Live Guarantee Arrival. We take loss, so our customer don't have. Shipping on live good Mon, Tues and Sat.
  • Manufacture: ShrimpRack
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Generic Final Thoughts

"It's just beautiful!"

The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. I don't have plants in mine in the usual sense. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. All in all it is packaged very well. I started the cycling process and it's holding water so far!

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. 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)

8. SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow

User Ratings: 47 23

SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP First Impressions

"I have used the h."

To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Overall great package and would definitely buy it again and recommend it. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. If this goes well I have a spare 75g at home I'll probably convert into a reef tank.

  • SCA 66 Gallon Starfire Rimless Aquariums Pnp System 32x24x20 10mm with Built-in Overflow
  • Starfire Rimless Aquarium with built-in overflow
  • Aquarium size 32x24x20"H with 10mm thick Starfire Glass
  • Cabinet size 32x24x31.5"H
  • Atman PH2500 Return Pump
  • SCA-302 180 gallon Skimmer included
  • Manufacture: SC Aquariums
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SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP Final Thoughts

"It is non-adjustable."

Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. The purple coralline algae is growing well. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I bought 2 more 1lb bags of ceramic material and I only needed one more. After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it.

Overall Score
3.7


(18 Points)

9. BioCube Coralife Size 32 LED Aquarium Reef Package (with New Improved Stand)

User Ratings: 66 5

BioCube First Impressions

"Not a fan."

I think I am going to get the 28 gallon also for my office area in the loft. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. All in all it is packaged very well. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria.

  • BioCube Coralife Size 32 LED Aquarium Reef Package (with New Improved Stand)
  • This REEF PACKAGE combines the Size 32 LED BioCube with the BioCube Stand and BioCube Protein Skimmer along with a BioCube Algae Cleaning Magnet and Coralife Mini Hydrometer
  • The Coralife NEW STYLE Size 32 LED BioCube Aquarium 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
  • Included 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

"Excellent buy!"

I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. You can't even see the pushed in spots. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. We had a new home built this year, and just moved in. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar.

Overall Score
4.4


(31 Points)

10. Python Hands-Free and Spill Free Aquarium Hook, Green

User Ratings: 85 2

Python 940044 First Impressions

"It's beautiful."

Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. All in all it is packaged very well. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. I would like a heater, but it costs more than the tank.

  • Python Hands-Free and Spill Free Aquarium Hook, Green
  • Designed for use with Python No Spill Clean and Fill Systems
  • Simplifies routine water changes and provides peace of mind
  • Ensures a hands-free, spill-free experience every single time!
  • User-friendly design - virtually effortless to install and operate
  • Features ultra-durable High Density Polyethylene construction
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Part Number: 940044
  • Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 10.25 inches
  • Size: 10.25 x 1.50 x 5.50
  • Color: Green
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Python 940044 Final Thoughts

"This tank is super small."

I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. The longest delay was my downloading invoice. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. Highly recommend this for beginners. I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.7


(1478 Points)

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