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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 29095
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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)

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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
  • 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)

3. Aqueon Betta Puzzle Half Gallon Aquarium Kit,

User Ratings: 82 4

Aqueon 15905012218 First Impressions

"Seems a little wasteful."

I recommend buying the biOtube polish to! The instructions are maybe two pages. I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. Just do your homework and don't overload this tank. It started to malfunction immediately upon being plugged in. I put it opposite the return pump and it creates awesome flow. Most important though is the lighting issue.

  • Aqueon Betta Puzzle Half Gallon Aquarium Kit,
  • The Aqueon betta puzzle kit is an interlocking half-gallon Aquarium kit with an eye-catching, colorful design. Includes decorative gravel, a small plant, and samples of betta Food and betta bowl plus water Conditioner.
  • Item Package Height: 6.9
  • Item Package Length: 9.1
  • Item Package Width: 5.8
  • Manufacture: AQUEON
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.25 x 6.9 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 15905012218
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Aqueon 15905012218 Final Thoughts

"It's gorgeous."

Bottom line is~28 hours after receipt this is one star. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. I wanted to wait a little before reviewing so I could give a good and honest review. 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. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again.

Overall Score
4.7


(18 Points)

4. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums SCA-66PNP
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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)

5. hygger Smart 4 Gallon Fish Tank Small Desk Aquarium Starter Kit with Lid, Filter Pump Filter Cartrid...

User Ratings: 57 8

hygger First Impressions

"This tank is super small."

It is bit expensive, but I don't think I will ever need to buy another tank again. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. I will most definitely be sticking with Landen for future aquarium purchases. Mine loves lounging and swimming through ours. I find them very easy to keep clean. I'm really liking the Landen line of aquariums.

  • hygger Smart 4 Gallon Fish Tank Small Desk Aquarium Starter Kit with Lid, Filter Pump Filter Cartridges for Snail Tropical Gold Fish
  • Hygger 4 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit Includes – 4 gallon glass aquarium, 3-in-1 water pump, 4 LED lighting mode hood, and 2-pack filter cartridges replacement. Add gravel, fish, plant and décor to complete your aquarium
  • Smart Touch Screen LED Lighting Hood – Simple touch to the button next to digital number of the aquarium lid to switch from shimmering white daytime effect to relaxing moon light for night. 4 lighting modes with white, blue, red and green LED bulbs
  • Quiet 3-IN-1 Water Pump – This 3-watt submersible pump helps water cycling while the bio ball filter cartridge box helps to clean water, absorbs odors and discoloration, provide a crystal clear water for your aquarium. Connect with air tube, it produces bubbles that agitate water surface (PS: water flow is non-adjustable). For replacement pump, search ASIN B082W1PJ94. Replacement filter cartridge, search ASIN B07XRJ4YB3
  • Easy Access Flip Lid – Flipped plastic canopy is easy to access to tank for feeding and regular maintenance ; Equipped with temperature probe, easy to read digital LED real time water temperature
  • Easy to Set up and Maintain – This sleek, modern fish tank completes any compliment of home, office, counter and desktop. Perfect for house betta fish, small tropical fish, snail, shrimp and plant. Aquarium dimension: 11" L x 7.5" W x 12.6" H
  • 1× Mini aquarium glass tank with LED Hood
  • 1× Submersible water pump
  • 2× Filter media cartridges
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Scratch that."

I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. They are affordable and beautiful and well made. I have this aquarium for now a couple of weeks. It sits inside of styrofoam and is double boxed and wrapped once with bubble wrap. The most serious issue thus far is the light bar. Indeed the light did not illuminate at all but only flashed as seen in the video. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny!

Overall Score
4.1


(301 Points)

6. Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit

User Ratings: 60 11

Penn-Plax WW111K First Impressions

"I inspected all seams."

I plan on plenty invertebrates and softies only so I may never need to upgrade. 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. You must buy a special one they produce for marine tanks. The BioOrb does an amazing job keeping the tank clean and fresh. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. They look the same as the ADA ones which cost a fair amount more.

  • Penn Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit
  • This aquarium has a unique bent glass design that is frameless and seamless in front for unobstructed viewing on all sides including top.
  • Aquarium tank kit includes a 5 gallon bent glass fish tank, cascade internal filter, LED light, mat, and hinge style plastic lid.
  • Made with the highest quality glass for durability and clarity, and utilizes 3 piece construction with seamless rounded front corners.
  • This 5 gallon fish tank measures 11 inches high by 8 3/4 inches wide and 13 ¾ inches long. Aquarium is suitable for a wide variety of fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 9.35 x 14.5 x 11.25 inches; 10.6 Pounds
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Penn-Plax WW111K Final Thoughts

"Scratch that."

My other gripe would be with the lid. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. I didn't wipe this tank down after unboxing it, those aren't scratches etc. Both my fish are doing well with this setup. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. The purple coralline algae is growing well.

Overall Score
4.1


(360 Points)

7. Toledo Goldfish Live Butterfly Fin Koi for Ponds, Aquariums or Tanks – USA Born and Raised – Liv...

User Ratings: 72 5

Toledo Goldfish First Impressions

"Looked good."

Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. DO NOT USE SAND OR ANY OTHER SUBSTRATE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY GIVE YOU. I will definitely be purchasing a Landen tank for all future purchases. I've got two of these tanks, one at home and one at work. I immediately noticed that the glass moves slightly in the corners when pressed on. My other gripe would be with the lid. Nothing to complain about with this tank at all.

  • Toledo Goldfish Live Butterfly Fin Koi 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 either ship replacements or refund your purchase if necessary.
  • ✔ BORN AND RAISED IN THE USA – All Toledo Goldfish live fish are born and raised on a family farm in the USA.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY BUTTERFLY KOI – Beautiful mix of koi colors and patterns are visually appealing and sure to stand out in any garden pond, aquarium or tank.
  • ✔ 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

"Looked good."

I've wanted this tank for a LONG time, and I love it. Still waiting for the silicone to cure. It comes with everything you'd want besides a heater and protein skimmer. I rely very heavily on Amazon reviews for my online shopping, so here is mine. He is so happy and swims around all day instead of just sitting in a corner. Looks very similar to more expensive tanks for much less. All in all it is packaged very well.

Overall Score
4.4


(231 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
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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. Polar Bear's Pet Shop HOT! 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail Algae Eat...

Polar Bear's Pet Shop First Impressions

"I would buy another."

The stock pump is high quality but opted to use it in the tank to circulate water. I could not put water in it as shipped because the return pump was compromised. Put in small fish at 1 inch per gallon. I picked this, because it was simple and had everything I needed. Keep up with water changes and testing and it'll be smooth sailing. Medium on the bottom, coarse on top. I do 1 drop per two gallons 3x a week for first few months.

  • Polar Bear's Pet Shop HOT! 10 Nerite Snails 5 Tiger 5 Zebra Live Freshwater Aquarium Snail Algae Eater
  • Manufacture: Polar Bear's Pet Shop
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Polar Bear's Pet Shop Final Thoughts

"I sometimes have diatoms."

Beveled edges all around and the silicon work is really nice. I didn't even add the skimmer, and it has be perfect. At least 30%, more if testing indicates a problem or if water is looking bad. It came quickly, and was easy to set up. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Live rock is where much of the filtering goes on,. I purchased one of the biOtube plant sets also.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. Lifegard 11 Gallon Long 45° Degree Low Iron Ultra Clear Bookshelf Aquarium - 31.89" x 7.87" x 9.84"...

Lifegard R460043 First Impressions

"Fantastic aquarium!"

The aquarium came very well packaged and undamaged. I have been an active fish keeper for years. Please note that the tank is 100% clear. Just like the aquariums I saw in the aquascaping videos I watched on YouTube. I am especially fond of the raised base. I will try to come back in a few months with an updated photo of this tank. By using live rock and sand, you'll be able to cycle this tank within 3-4 weeks.

  • Lifegard 11 Gallon Long 45° Degree Low Iron Ultra Clear Bookshelf Aquarium - 31.89" x 7.87" x 9.84"
  • Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Clear Low Iron Rimless Glass Aquarium
  • 45° Beveled Edge for invisible glue joints
  • Highest grade craftsmanship and premium quality material for crystal clear view of the true colors of your fish and corals
  • Includes: Foam leveling Mat
  • Total capacity 11 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Lifegard
  • Product Dimensions: 31.89 x 7.87 x 9.84 inches; 350 Pounds
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Lifegard R460043 Final Thoughts

"Attached some photos."

Most important though is the lighting issue. A little piece of foam in the bubble tube keeps gravel out while putting it in. I will usually slow it down more at night so he can sleep undisturbed. I also add seachem pristine per direction once a week for first few months. Maybe a larger BiOrb for the future when I want more fish again. It really makes it easy to keep the outside surface clean and shiny! All in all it is packaged very well.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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