Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquariums

1. Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base

User Ratings: 59 10

Tetra 29095 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

You can see the pic and decide what's right for your needs. It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

  • Tetra LED Cube Shaped 3 Gallon Aquarium with Pedestal Base
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish.
  • The tank features an LED light to show off your fish
  • Lid features a convenient feeding hole. Material : Glass and acrylic
  • Perfect for small tropical fish, goldfish or betta.
  • 10" D x 10"W x 10.512"H
  • Equipped with a Tetra 3i filter to keep your tank clean and provide a perfect environment for small tropical fish
  • The tank features an LED light to highlight your fish
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 10.51 x 10 x 10 inches; 4.41 Pounds
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Tetra 29095 Final Thoughts

"LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!"

After some experimentation And constant monitoring I found that the flat Aqueon 7. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. Mine's sitting on the carpet, and it's completely silent that way. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. My other gripe would be with the lid. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia.

Overall Score
4.1


(2298 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Aquariums

2. 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
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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)

3. SOUTH SHORE RETAIL, LLC 5 pcs - LongLife Aquarium Fish Breathing Bags ~Kordon Breather Substitute - ...

SOUTH SHORE RETAIL First Impressions

"Absolutely beautiful."

DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge. Also there is more floor space to spread out the live rock and create a cool scape. The Evo has the same capacity but seems like a much bigger tank than the Portrait. Both my fish are doing well with this setup.

  • SOUTH SHORE RETAIL, LLC 5 pcs - LongLife Aquarium Fish Breathing Bags ~Kordon Breather Substitute - Long Life- Breather Fish Bag
  • Gone are the days of hoping your fish will make it to their destination with enough oxygen in the bag!
  • This premium fish bag is designed for the transportation of live fish, shrimp, snails, aquatic plants and other organisms requiring oxygen exchange. The special molecular structure of plastic film generate constant O2 and CO2 exchange.
  • Curved Seal to prevent fish from being trapped! No air gaps in bag recommended. This allows more water in the bag and no water sloshing around. This makes for a happier and healthy transport of fish. :)
  • Can tie/rubber band bags or use heat sealer to close bags. Heat sealer makes a nice neat presentation.
  • No need to double bag! Bags have been quality tested not to leak or break on impact from dropping! In fact double bagging is not recommened at all as it can lower the exchange of oxygen and CO2.
  • Manufacture: Long Life
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
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SOUTH SHORE RETAIL Final Thoughts

"5 years now."

But even so, the tank is beautiful! I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. I spoke to a gentleman in customer service named Julio this afternoon. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I am especially fond of the raised base. The standard filter doesn't work with a SALTWATER aquarium.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting

biOrb First Impressions

"Yes, it was expensive."

My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. My other gripe would be with the lid. I used an Aquatop Np302 and the tubing from the Portrait as my return pump. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. I used a binder clip to clamp the tube down and decrease the air entering the tank. That will make it easier to maintain the water temp and find a heater.

  • biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting
  • The BiOrb Classic 105 Liter Black Aquarium with MCR Lighting combines classic good looks with high tech filtration. Most aquariums use small box filters and/or smooth gravel which easily clogs with dirt.
  • 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.
  • 105L (28 Gallon) Acrylic Bowl: 25" Tall X 24" Wide"
  • 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
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"It's so sleek!"

My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. 1 gallon puts my other 7 tanks to shame. Highly recommend this for beginners. I set this up just like I would have a big salt tank. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. Still waiting for the silicone to cure.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. BiOrb 45995.0 MCR Light Accessory Small Aquariums,Multi

User Ratings: 72 6

biOrb 45995.0 First Impressions

"They work well for algae."

I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases.

  • BiOrb 45995.0 MCR Light Accessory Small Aquariums,Multi
  • 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
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches; 11.99 Ounces
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biOrb 45995.0 Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. Double the amount of ceramic media they give you. Beautiful tank, had a local glass co. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums. It is awesome for a very small amount of water. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult.

Overall Score
4.4


(148 Points)

6. Toledo Goldfish Live Rosie Red Minnows for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks - USA Born and Raised – Live ...

User Ratings: 71 13

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"First go to Greatwaveeng."

The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks. The purple coralline algae is growing well. I put in some white stones and it looks amazing. I am especially fond of the raised base. I didn't notice the dust on the glass until I reviewed the zoomed in pictures.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Rosie Red Minnows for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks - 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 FEEDER FISH – Rosie Red minnows are also known as a feeder fish, a healthy food source for your pet.
  • ✔ GREAT FOR BEGINNERS – Rosie Reds are a hardy fish recommended for beginning new aquariums, tanks or ponds. Please note the pictures shown 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

"Easy to clean."

Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. Glass was very well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. I am especially fond of the raised base. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Given the price I paid, I am hoping it will continue to hold water!

Overall Score
4.2


(220 Points)

7. LED Fish Tank, Multifunctional 4-Gallon Aquarium USB Rechargeable Mini Fish Tank Aquarium Starter Ki...

Fishlor First Impressions

"They work well for algae."

Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. I really like the ceramic media as it provides a great home for the'good' bacteria. Unboxing the inner package, with the tank itself was not difficult. I bought an additional 2 Lb Bag Ceramic Media, and that does the trick. I will update if I have any issues. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again.

  • LED Fish Tank, Multifunctional 4-Gallon Aquarium USB Rechargeable Mini Fish Tank Aquarium Starter Kits with Clock Function LED Light
  • The Multi-Function Mini Aquarium is made of high quality ABS, which is safe and durable. The water stored in the aquarium can circulate and provide fresh air for the fish living in the aquarium. Size: 10.43 x 4.92 x 5.51in.
  • Simple, Stylish and Creative Design with color-adjustable LED lights and aquarium lighting. LED green backlight function, elegant color and stylish design make it an excellent decoration.
  • LCD Perpetual Calendar, through the LCD digital display, you can clearly see the time, date and temperature, alarm clock and snooze function mode, natural sound acting function, can play quiet and natural music for you.
  • The bottom is equipped with a small drawer and a transparent pen container for storing small things such as keys and pens, or planting aquatic plants to bring natural decoration to your desktop.
  • USB and Battery, Dual Power Supply, LED fish tank is a very unique and unusual gift for your friends. Do not turn on the water pump when the water level is not up to standard level to avoid damage to the electronic water pump.
  • Manufacture: Fishlor
  • Item Weight: 2.15 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches
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Fishlor Final Thoughts

"I got the'10'."

I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. It contains 8 styrofoam corner protectors on the tank.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

8. OMEM Multi Color Aquarium Set Moss Ball Terrarium Gravel Doll Boat Workbench Decoration Turtles

User Ratings: 69 4

OMEM First Impressions

"Tank arrived intact."

My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. Not a single smear or excess silicon in any place, no bubbles, ymmv. Use seachem prime and stability with every water change and as needed by directions. That is a stand up person and one I will do business with again. I added some privacy film to help hide the cords and the hang-on-back filter. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. Wanted the ADA look but on a budget and this fits the bill.

  • OMEM Multi Color Aquarium Set Moss Ball Terrarium Gravel Doll Boat Workbench Decoration Turtles
  • GRANDFUL LIGHT PASSES THROUGH THE DARKNESS - Sixth update iteration larger moss ball.Turn on the light on the top. You can light up at least ten of hours. The multicolored lights make a pastel color transform every 5 seconds, looks like stars in The quiet and elegant night bright, creating a romantic atmosphere.
  • GREAT DECOR MAKES THE HOUSE WARM & CALM - Fit in anywhere in the house, such as on living room, dining room, bedroom and so on. This keepsake ensures that it will stand the test of time. This micro landscape bottle is suitable for a variety of decorative festivals, carnivals, parties, weddings, Christmas, office small potted gifts.
  • POPULAR PLANT PET - A rare form of spherical algae, extremely easy to take care of! 100% natural with no dye, pesticides, or other contaminants. Perfect aquatic pet aquarium. Longevity blessing to your family, long persistence and focus, interpretation of the family's guardian, at least 100 years of companionship.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE - Only need normal-to-low household lighting and a water change every one or two weeks to live; rinse add-ons before putting them into the moss ball aquarium. If your Moss Ball turn brown, move them to a cooler place with less direct light, and take them out and squeeze them under tap water to wash out dirt so that they may recover and turn green again on their own.
  • RELAX YOUR MOOD - Lovely turtles swim beside the sunken boat. As if the underwater world is present in your bottle. What a pleasure it is!
  • Manufacture: OMEM
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches
  • Batteries: 4 CR2 batteries required. (included)
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OMEM Final Thoughts

"I am in love with it!"

It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. This is my new favorite brand of aquariums. The Landen box is labeled fragile and inside an Amazon box. I added a small circulation pump to get better water movement. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. To me I think it is worth it to have such a good tank. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised.

Overall Score
4.4


(420 Points)

9. 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail

User Ratings: 63 9

New First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

An Eco Bio block is a good idea to. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I do enjoy how modern it looks with no rims. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. My ammonia is undetectable including the N2 and N3. I had a coworker who also likes fish helping me and we had it together in 15 minutes.

  • 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail
  • 10 Nerite Snails
  • 5 Tiger
  • 5 Zebra
  • Live Freshwater
  • Aquarium Snail
  • Manufacture: United States
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New Final Thoughts

"Still loving this biorb!"

I didn't want to cover the filter because it would make cleaning harder. My tanks cycled quickly, and I've had no problems with ammonia. My biggest gripes about it are the lack of room in the back. Mostly I just love looking at this tank. If you upgrade your filter situation this BiOrb is really neat. 5 watt works well and keeps it between 78-80 degrees if the room air is around 70–71. Next is to cut your foams into donuts to fit snug around the bottom filter cartridge.

Overall Score
4.1


(15 Points)

10. Imagitarium Pet Keeper for Aquarium Fish, Medium, 1.76 GAL

User Ratings: 52

Imagitarium First Impressions

"5 gallon tank."

And my Midas Blenny and Cleaner shrimp are doing so well in it. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. Definetly get a small ato as it does allow considerable evap. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. I am especially fond of the raised base. So far 2 fish and 1 water frog died this way in my aquarium within 6 months.

  • Imagitarium Pet Keeper for Aquarium Fish, Medium, 1.76 GAL
  • Ideal for use as a Betta fish tank
  • Tough, plastic base with a self-locking top
  • Features excellent ventilation, knock-outs for airline tubing, and flip-top window for feeding
  • Versatile tank available in multiple sizes
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"It's beautiful."

I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. Not a fan of the filtration sponge. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more. The pic is a bit cloudy since I just filled it up and its still cycling.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

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