5 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & more)

Sam

A 5 gallon aquarium is a great size for most homes and is small enough to fit comfortably in a room without taking up too much space. It’s also an adequate volume for a good amount of smaller fish, as well as a few plants and ornaments if you want to add some style to the tank. Before we get into the more detailed guide, here is a quick overview of the highest rated tanks we included:

Best 5 gallon aquariumsSellerWhere to buy
Marineland kitAmazonCheck Price
Koller kitAmazonCheck Price
Aqueon starter kitAmazonCheck Price
Fluval Spec kitAmazonCheck Price

 

And now for the more detailed guide:

5 gal Tetra aquarium

Tetra Crescent 5 Gallon Fish Tank Kit (Acrylic, less than $50)

We decided to kick off our list with this awesome 5 gallon aquarium from Tetra because it has a very impressive 4 star rating from over 210 reviews. When you take a look at the tank, it isn’t hard to see why. It’s probably easier if I just list the features:

  • Currently less than $50
  • Energy efficient LED lighting
  • Made from acrylic
  • Curved to provide a unique viewing experience
  • Whisper internal filtration
  • Dimensions – 17 inches x 11 inches x 13 inches
5 gallon marina aquarium

Marina LED Aquarium Kit

Although this tank is also available in a 10 gallon and 20 gallon variety, we’re obviously going to be talking about the 5 gallon version in this post. Unfortunately we’ve only got a picture of the box to show (it’s a nice looking box I suppose), but if you read some of the reviews there are people who’ve posted pictures of their tanks that you can check out. Other notable features of this aquarium includes:

  • Currently available for less than $70
  • Made from glass
  • 4 and a half star rating from over 190 reviews
  • Clip-on filter
  • LED lighting fixture
  • Fish net & food
  • Set up/care guide
  • Dimensions – 16 inches x 8.5 inches x 10.5 inches
Marina 5 gallon LED fish tank

Marina LED 5 Gallon Fish Tank Kit

This cute little 5 gallon tank from Top Fin has a really unique design that we’ve absolutely fallen head over heels for. It might look like it has some kind of weird quiff going on, but that’s actually a nifty little LED feature that really sets this tank apart from most other tanks of a similar size. Other noteworthy features of this aquarium include:

  • Currently available for less than $70
  • Built in filtration – keeps the water clean and healthy
  • Made from glass
  • LED light feature
  • 14 inches x 9.5 inches x 9.5 inches
  • Average score of 4 stars from over 65 reviews
Koller 5 gallon aquarium

Kollercraft Aquarium

This tank is from Kollercraft, one of the best fish tank companies currently out there. At 5 gallons, this is probably what I would describe as an ideal betta fish tank, because it has enough room to comfortably hold a couple of Bettas (so would a 3 gallon tank). Here are the main features of this awesome Betta aquarium:

  • Currently available for less than $35
  • Power filter – makes it incredibly easy to keep the tank clean and keep your Bettas healthy
  • LED lighting – brings out the beauty of your Betta
  • Flat backed with rounded front – creates a unique shape
  • Acrylic – provides a crystal clear view of your fish
A portrait fish tank

Marineland Portrait Aquarium

This is described as a ‘portrait aquarium’, which essentially means it was designed to show off your fish – that’s exactly what we think it’s perfect for Betta fish, arguably the most attractive species of fish out there. At 5 gallons, it’s pretty much the perfect size fish tank for a Betta fish, and it also comes with a few other extras:

  • Currently available for less than $75
  • Hidden back panel filtration – keeps the tank clean and your Betta healthy without taking up too much space
  • Bright white & blue LED lighting
  • Sliding glass canopy – makes it easy to admire your Betta fish
  • 4.5 star rating on Amazon from 400 reviews – wow.
A Fluval edge aquarium

Fluval Chi Aquarium (5 Gallons)

Although this fish tank isn’t actually designed specifically for Betta fish, it’s simply a well built aquarium that is perfect for smaller species of fish. It’s a fairly plain tank, which isn’t full of unnecessary features that will get in the way of your Betta. The one feature that this tank does include is a small ‘garden’ in the middle of the aquarium, providing your Betta with the cover and privacy that they so often crave. This aquarium includes:

  • Base stand
  • Low voltage LED lighting system (consisting of 17 lights)
  •  Filter media
  • Water conditioner
a 5 gallon Marineland aquarium

Marineland 5 Gallon Betta Escape Hexagon Aquarium

Despite having a name that makes it sound like some kind of theme park ride which is a hybrid of a haunted house and a log flume, the Marineland Escape is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a fish tank for your Betta fish. The main selling point of this aquarium is the ‘multiple hex-shaped viewing panels’ (their words not ours) which allow for 360 viewing of your Betta. You’ll also get:

  • LED hood
  • hidden filtration system
  • Adjustable flow pump
  • Made from plastic
Top Fin Aquaponics aquarium for desk

Top Fin Aquaponics 5 Gallon Desk Aquarium

This 5 gallon desk aquarium from Top Fin is quite similar in style to the first tank in this list, mainly because of the LED light feature that you see over the top of the tank. The fish tank has just about everything you need to get started (aside from fish), including:

  • Planter lid
  • Integrated filter
  • LED fixture – helps to grow plants
  • Dimensions – 14 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches
a 5 gallon imaginarium

Imagitarium 5 Gallon Freshwater Aquarium

Calling this fish tank the ‘Imagitarium’ makes it sound like something from Willy Wonka rather than a vessel for your beloved fishy friend, but trust us this is a totally awesome 5 gallon aquarium! This is described as a desktop tank, which essentially means it’s perfect for sitting on a desk. It’s made with acrylic, which is stronger and lighter than glass. Other notable features of this tank include:

  • Blue/white LED lighting with day/night settings
  • Internal filtration system
  • Easy access lid
  • 9.7 inches x 16.5 x 12.5

Aqueon MiniBow Aquarium Kit

Another Aqueon product in this list (we’re pretty used to their name around here) and another desktop aquarium. What makes this tank even more perfect for sitting on a work desk is that it is fitted with QuietFlow filtration, making it very quiet. Other notable features of this 5 gal beauty include:

  • Filter and pump included
  • LED lighting system
  • Water conditioner
  • Fish food sample
  • Easy cleaning

Fluval Spec V Desktop Aquarium Kit

This is a pretty stylish 5 gallon aquarium kit from Fluval, which includes just about everything you’d need to get started. We may as well just list it all as there is so much included! Here you go:

  • Adjustable pump
  • Filter with carbon/biological inserts
  • LED lamps
  • 3 stage filtration system
An aqua culture 5 gal tank

Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit (5 gallons)

How nice to round off this epic list (surely the most epic on the internet) with a cute little aquarium starter kit, perfect for beginners. This tank would be perfect for a kid who is just getting started with their fishkeeping adventures, and who wants to have a little tank in their room. Cool features of this aquarium include:

  • Long life LED lighting system
  • Food sample
  • Internal filter

5 Gallon Fish Tanks FAQ

Our list of 5 gallon fish tanks and aquariums features a few tanks that you might recognize from our ‘Betta‘ page, as well as some other high end items that you won’t find anywhere else on the site. We think that 5 gallons is a great size for a smaller fish and if you have the space for a tank of this size, you should absolutely go for it.

Are these best for Betta fish?

Yes, 5 gallons is probably big enough for a Betta fish. However you should still ensure that you follow the general rule of thumb for all fish tanks (1 inch of fish per gallon of aquarium).

How many fish could you fit in a 5 gallon tank?

Again, it depends on the type and size of the fish. See our answer above for the rule that you should always use when deciding whether or not your tank will be suitable for your fish.

 

3 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & more)

Sam

A 3 gallon aquarium is a great size for anyone getting started with fish keeping, as it can hold a comfortable number of fish and can fit easily in most homes. It also leaves a little room for some plants and decorations, allowing you to add a little style to the tank too. Before we get into our full guide about 3 gallon aquariums, here is a quick overview of what the best tanks included in the guide are:

 

Best TanksSellerDisplaying products 1 - 5 of 21 results
Tetra CubeAmazonCheck Price
Marineland NookAmazonCheck Price
Glofish AquariumAmazonCheck Price
Tetra ColorfusionAmazonCheck Price
Marineland Contour Kit (Top Rated)AmazonCheck Price

 

And now for the full detailed guide:

Marineland 3 Gallon Nook Aquarium

Another Marineland aquarium, another funny name (Nook? Seriously?). What this fish tank lacks in name, it more than makes up for in functionality, design and ‘badassery’. Your fish will be having the time of his life in here, plus you’ll have room for decorations and ornaments if you like. Along with the fish tank, you’ll also get:

  • LED lighting system
  • Hidden filtration system
  • Adjustable flow pump
  • Made from plastic material
  • Black canopy
tetra-fish-tank

Tetra Fish Cube

Continuing our countdown of 3 gallon fish tanks, this is a slightly bigger Tetra tank than the globe that we’ve featured elsewhere on the site, so if you’re needing more room for fun things like decorations and other accessories then this should be perfect. This tank also comes with a handful of nifty features that will make it even more fun for your fish, including:

  • 3i filter to keep your fish healthy and safe
  • LED lighting system
  • Feeding hole

Tetra GloFish Aquarium Kit

GloFish make excellent products, and this Tetra 3 gallon aquarium kit is no exception. Aside from being colorful (and making the inside of the tank feel like a rave), the fish tank also has enough room for a few decorations and ornaments, plus it comes with a few extras, including:

  • Aquarium Light with Blue LEDs
  • Internal Filter
  • Medium Filter Cartridge
  • Aquarium Set-Up Guide
  • Dimensions – 14.6 inches x 8.8 inches x 11.2 inches

Tetra Half Moon Bubbler

This tetra tank is very similar to the other half moon aquarium in this post, except it has a built in bubbler! If you’ve seen Finding Nemo then you’ll know all about bubblers (remember the Dentist’s office?), but in case you haven’t seen that film, bubblers produce bubbles. That’s about it really. Luckily, the tank isn’t just all about the bubbler, it also comes with:

  • Color changing bubbler – not literally, but the LED gives it a cool color changing effect
  • Cartridge based filtration
  • Controller for the color changing

MarineLand 3 Gallon Contour Kit

Aside from looking really cool, this contour 3 gallon fish tank is full of extras that make it an awesome choice for anyone with smaller fish. The rail light feature is really cool and gives it a unique look too. You’ll also get:

  • Daylight and moonlight LED settings – creates a unique look 
  • Discreet 3-step filtration & adjustable flow
  • Filter pump
  • Filter cartridge
  • Easy access glass canopy (perfect for feeding time)
  • Dimensions – 12 inches x 12 inches x 12.5 inches

GloFish Half Moon Fish Tank

Another 3 gallon half moon aquarium! I think this shape is popular because it allows for quite a good view of your fish without leaving them totally exposed. This is another GloFish fish tank, so is similarly colorful like the other GloFish aquarium in this list. With the tank you get:

  • Blue LED bubbler
  • Air pump
  • Internal filter
  • Small filter cartridge
  • Clear canopy (perfect for feeding)

Kollercraft Betta Fish Bowl

Although we’ve included this Betta bowl in our 3 gallon list, it isn’t the most highly reviewed item that we’ve ever included. Most of the reviewers over on Amazon didn’t even realize that it would be made of plastic, which gives it a much lighter feel than they were probably expecting. However plenty of the reviews seem pretty happy with it, so it’s quite a good cheap option if you need something that’ll simply keep your fish happy. Here are the main features:

  • LED light unit
  • Impact resistant built
  • Samples of API Betta food
  • Dimensions – 11.00 inches x 11.50 inches x 11.00 inches

Kollercraft 3 Gallon Hex Fish Tank

Kollercraft are great at making fish tanks which are simple and safe, and this 3 gallon aquarium is no exception. The unique shape makes it great for getting a good view of your fish, and the wideness of the tank means you can easily include your own collection of decorations and ornaments if you like. The fish tank also comes with:

  • Internal filtration system
  • LED lighting

Hawkeye 360 Fish Tank

Aside from looking really cool (kinda like a rocket ship) and having a cool name (kinda like a jet fighter), this fish tank is pretty new to the market so is still fresh out the box in terms of reviews. It doesn’t come with much – just an aerator which keeps the water healthy.

Marineland Silhouette 3 Gallon Aquarium Kit

This is a very stylish aquarium kit with a huge amount of positive reviews on Amazon. Another great thing is that the seller on Amazon has answered loads of questions about the fish tank (more than 30!), so you can really do your research. Because it’s a kit, you’ll have everything that you need to get started with your new fish, including:

  • Hidden 3 stage filtration
  • Daylight & moonlight LED settings
  • Hinged canopy
  • Adjustable pump
  • Dimensions – 14.1 inches x 13.6 inches x 12.2 inches

Tetra Crescent Aquarium Kit

Even though this fish tank is also available in a 5 gallon variety, this is a list of 3 gallon fish tanks so we’re going to be talking about the relevant size! This is described as desktop aquarium, probably for 2 reasons; firstly, it’s likely to fit comfortably on most desks, and secondly because it has a cool little light at the top (which is sort of like a book light). We love this fish tank because it has over 200 reviews over on Amazon (and an average score of 4 out of 5 stars which is pretty awesome!). It also comes with:

  •  Cartridge filtration
  • 16 LED light
  • Whisper filtration
  • Dimensions – 14.6 inches x 8.8 inches x 11.2 inches

Aquatunes Aquarium

This fish tank was so weird that we felt like we should just add it for the fun (and because it’s also 3 gallons). I’m not going to pretend like it’s the best aquarium in this list, I mean it’s basically just a speaker and fish tank combined. However, it does have some pretty good reviews so it must be doing something right.

Elive Aquaponics Aquarium Kit

This is described as a ‘semi circle’ fish tank which gives you a clue on the shape. Aside from looking really cool (and having a plant poking out the top of it like a crazy hairstyle), there are a ton of very useful features that this aquarium has which make it an awesome choice, including:

  • Made from glass
  • Hidden LED lighting
  • Dual filter
  • Set up guide
  • Dimensions – 13.5 inches x 8.7 inches x 11.7 inches

Top Fin 3.5 Gallon Enchant Aquarium

Ok, while this isn’t strictly a 3 gallon tank, we thought we’d still include it (towards the end of the list) purely because it’s a good choice and it fits well in our list. Described as an ‘enchant’ aquarium (I guess because it’s magical or something?), this tank has an impressive score of over 4 stars out of 5 from more than 50 reviewers, so it must be doing something right. We have a similar tank on our 2 gallon page. Here is a quick rundown of the main features of this aquarium:

  • Made from plastic
  • Feeding door on hood for convenience
  • Color-changing LED lighting system
  • ‘Element’ filter
  • Available in black
  • Dimensions – 12 inches x 8 inches x 12 inches

Top Fin Aquaponics Desk Tank

Another Top Fin tank, another 3.5 gallon entry in what is supposed to be a 3 gallon list. But hey – it’s always better to get a tank that’s a little bit bigger for your fish than a little bit smaller, so a half gallon ain’t going to hurt one bit. This tank comes with a ‘planter’, which explains the crazy green hairstyle that it’s rocking in the image that we’ve selected. It’s also got other cool features, including:

  • Made from glass
  • LED
  • Pump
  • Average score of 4 stars
  • Dimensions – 10 inches x 9 inches x 10 inches

Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand

Like all of our fish tank lists, we decided to end this 3 gallon countdown with a recommended stand. This is a highly rated stand (4 and a half stars from over 50 reviews) which would be a perfect match for your 3 gallon tank as it has a smaller lower shelf, and room for something larger on top (like a tv or even another fish tank!). Here are the main features of the stand:

  • 7 step set up
  • Reversible wood panels
  • Rust resistant coating
  • Dimensions – 28.5 inches x 18.2 inches x 5 inches
  • Weight – 15 pounds

A 3 gallon fish tank is just about the smallest size of fish tank or aquarium that we’ll ever recommend on FishTankBank, mainly because there are very few types of fish who would ever feel comfortable in a tank of this size. However, there are smaller species of fish who can live very comfortably in 3 gallons (like Bettas), so with this in mind we thought we’d create a list of the best 3 gallon aquariums and fish tanks we could find:

100 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

If you’re serious about fishkeeping, then getting a 100-gallon aquarium is a great idea – it’s large enough to accommodate a good number of fish and extras like plants and ornaments, but it won’t take up too much room in your home and can probably sit comfortably in most rooms. If you’re looking to buy a 100 gallon fish tank then we have some suggestions you can try updated for 2020. We also offer custom aquariums at this size. But before we get into the detailed reviews, here is a quick overview of what we think are the best tanks at this size:

Best 100 gallon tanksSellerLink
Waterbox 100 gallon aquariumMarine Depot$2,160
Red Sea 100 gallon fish tankMarine Depot$3,975
Easy-Reef RimlessAmazon$275

 

Now let’s get into the more detailed reviews:

100 gallon Glass Aquarium with white trim (12 inches x 60 inches x 30 inches)

18 inches x 72 inches x 18 inches (height x length x width)

100 gallon glass rimless (18 inches x 36 inches x 36 inches)

JAJALE 100-gallon Glass Aquarium Bundle (with stand)

This 100 gallon tank from JAJALE is made from three pieces of glass bonded at right angles with ultra-long-lasting silica gel to bond them. The front and sides are made of a single large glass panel which is bent to create seamless curved corners, giving the front a 180 degrees viewing capability. The bundle also includes an LED lighting source, a variable frequency water pump, and a dry and wet separation low noise filtration system. Other features of this tank include:

  • Glass cabinet with storage area
  • 1450 GPH Pump
  •  Tank dimensions – 40 x 19.7 x 31.5 inches
  • Stand dimensions – 40 x 19.7 x 29.5 inches
  • Shipping weight is 315 pounds

FishTankBank -100 Gallon Aquarium (Glass)

This tank was made by our workshop team, and can be shipped to any location within the USA. This is a 100 gallon glass custom aquarium built with a reinforced aluminium frame. Unlike popular plastic frames which are porous, aluminium frames are designed to withstand moisture. We have similar tanks on our 300 gallon and 150 gallon pages. Here is some more information about this aquarium:

 

  • Shipping to anywhere in the USA
  • Dimensions – 24 inches high x 48 inches long x 18 inches deep
  • 3/8″ regular clarity non tempered glass thickness all over
  • Fully protected during transit with independent crate

Waterbox 100 Gallon Aquarium (reef)

Waterbox are a great, if underrated, aquarium company. This 105 gal aquarium is a great example of what they can do. The main features of this tank are:

  • Built with 10-19mm Rimless Starphire Ultra Clear Beveled Class
  • Glass overflow box
  • Dual adjustable overflow returns
  • Safety drain
  • Standard filter socks
  • And more

100 Gallon Aquarium from FishTankBank (acrylic)

This tank was made in the USA by our workshop team, and can be shipped to any location within the USA. This is an all in one tank made with acrylic. Here are the main features:

 

  • Built in filtration (built into the back 5″ of the tank)
  • Includes filter socks, media baskets, heater/return pump chamber
  • Dimensions – 48 inches x 24 inches x 20 inches
  • Fully protected during transit with independent crate
  • 1/2″ thick acrylic on side/top/bottom
  • 3/4″ thick acrylic on front/back
  • Made with Plexiglass acrylic – the hardest acrylic on the market, which means less scratches
  • Adhesives used provide the strongest bond possible to ensure longevity

NUVO-INT Internal Overflow 100 gallon fish tank

This 100 gal aquarium is:

  • Built with Ultra Clear High Clarity glass
  • Trapezoid Infinity Overflow
  • 3 drain plumbing system
  • Rimless design

Red Sea 100 gallon peninsula tank

We love this 100 gallon tank from Red Sea because it’s fully setup and ready to go. It comes with 3 x ReefLED 90 Light Fixtures

110 Gallon Standard Acrylic Aquarium

This tank was made in the USA, and comes with FREE SHIPPING to any location within the USA. This is a standard tank made with acrylic. Here are the main features:

 

  • Free shipping
  • 24″ high x 60″ long x 18″ wide
  • Fully protected during transit with independent crate
  • 1/2″ thick acrylic on side/top/bottom
  • 3/4″ thick acrylic on front/back
  • Made with Plexiglass acrylic – the hardest acrylic on the market, which means less scratches
  • Adhesives used provide the strongest bond possible to ensure longevity

Custom Aquariums© 110 Gallon Glass Aquarium

This tank was made by our workshop team. This is a 110 gallon aquarium built from acrylic.

  • Dimensions – 30 inches high x 48 inches long x 18 inches deep
  • Fully protected during transit with independent crate

Red Sea Max S-Series 400 LED Complete Reef System

This is a 110 gallon fish tank that we’re really big fans of. This is designed to be a reef aquarium, and features the latest in reef-keeping technology to make it simple for anybody to get started. You get the tank and the cabinet stand, do you don’t have to worry about finding a separate stand once you’ve got the tank. There are lots of extra features, including:

  • Made with ultra clear glass
  • Includes skimmer
  • Dual filter
  • Stand available in black or white
  • WiFi controlled LED lighting

Looking for a 110 or 100 gallon aquarium for sale?  They’re the perfect size for most fish, yet are still able to fit in most homes. There are loads of different aquariums and tanks to choose from that are available in 100 gallons, so hopefully you can find a tank that suits your needs (and your fish!). The last 100 gal tank in our list is a kit that includes a stand (if you ask the seller for one), so if that’s what you’re looking for then feel free to check it out.

Corner Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

This page includes a few recent examples of custom corner aquariums that we have built. Please take a look and let us know if you’re interested in having our workshop team build you a similar tank by visiting our custom aquarium page.

acrylic corner aquarium with stand

Acrylic Corner Aquarium (with stand)

This is an acrylic corner aquarium we built, complete with a stand. It fits nicely into the corner of this room as it was created specifically for this space. Here is some more information about the fish tank:

  • dimensions – 48 inches x 34 inches x 24 inches (around 90 gallons)
  • Shipping available to any location within the USA

Acrylic Corner Aquarium

This is a slightly smaller custom aquarium we built from acrylic, around 70 gallons. Here is some more information about this fish tank:

  • Built in the USA by our workshop team
  • dimensions – 40 inches x 34 inches x 24 inches
  • We can build an acrylic custom corner aquarium to any size as you wish. Message us today for more information.

Acrylic Corner Fish Tank (with stand)

This is a slightly smaller custom corner fish tank we built, again with a stand and again built for a specific room. Our stands for corner aquariums are available as pictured (no color), or in white or black, and all feature a storage cabinet.

Glass Corner Aquarium

This is a glass corner aquarium that our workshop team built, featuring a black trim. This tank has a volume of around 100 gallons, and includes low iron glass for clarity. We can ship a tank like this to anywhere within the United States, and we can build custom glass corner fish tanks that are larger than this too.

custom glass aquarium

Glass Corner Fish Tank

This glass corner aquarium is slightly smaller than the previous tank on this page, however it was still a custom build. If you’d like a corner fish tank like this please contact our workshop team today.

This page includes some examples of both acrylic and glass custom corner aquariums that we have built. If you’d like a custom cornered tank please contact us using our custom contact form today.

75 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

A 75 gallon aquarium is a great size for more experienced fish keepers – they’ll fit comfortably in most homes, but they’ll also allow for a good collection of fish, plants and even ornaments or decorations. We’ve created this guide to show you what we believe to be the best fish tanks at this size currently available on the market, updated for 2020. We can also build a custom aquarium at this size. Now let’s get into the detailed guide:

 

An introduction to 75 gallon aquariums.

The first thing to be aware of with a 75 gallon aquarium is that it’s a great size for beginners AND experienced fish keepers. Some people would describe a tank of this size as large – the reality is that 75 gallons is not actually that huge, and if you have the space for a tank of this size in your home, and you want to get serious about looking after fish – then you should absolute go for a tank of this size. These tanks can also be affordable, for more about costs of a 75 gallon fish tank see here. But here are some important points to be aware of:

Dimensions & Weight

Looking at the most popular tanks at this size on the market currently, typical dimensions of a 75 gallon aquarium would be:

18″L x 48″W x 21″H

49″L x 21.25″Wx 19.5″H

48.5″L x 18.5″W x 21 3/8″ H

The weight will depend on the material – a glass aquarium at this size would likely weigh around 150lbs when empty, and could easily weight upwards of 800lbs when full of water. So before purchasing a tank at this size, make sure that you not only have sufficient room in your home to accommodate the dimensions outlined above, but also that you have strong enough flooring to support a tank full of water at the above weight.

Required Equipment

A 75 gal tank will require some pretty advanced equipment to keep it running and to keep all of the fish inside of the tank healthy and happy. So before we start recommending what types of fish you might want to keep in a tank of this size, here is what equipment you’ll need:

Filters

To keep a relatively large aquarium of 75 gallons in size clean, you need to make sure the filter you’re using is powerful enough to properly cycle all of the water in your tank, so it is properly removed of all toxins and other nasty stuff that might harm your fish. Some of the best filter brands we’d recommend for a tank of this size include:

  • Fluval FX 6 – this filter might seem a bit too large for a 75 gallon tank, but there is actually a great video on YouTube explaining why a filter of this type could be perfect, here is the video. 
  • Fluval 406 – this is an external canister filter and will fit on nicely to your aquarium
  • AquaClear 110 – this is a power filter and would be a great choice
  • Aqueon QuietFlow – this is a quiet but efficient filter

Heater

Similar to as with the filter, a heater needs to be large enough and powerful enough to ensure that every inch of the 75 gallons of water is heated correctly and evenly, otherwise the fish you’ve stocked might be very uncomfortable if they are tropical fish (and even worse, they could potentially die if their living conditions are not ideal). We would recommend a heater between 250 watts and 300 watts. If you need advice for a heater for a 75 gallon aquarium then here are some recommendations:

  • Fluval E 300 – we think Fluval make great heaters and filters, and this is a good choice for a 75 gal tank
  • EHEIM Jager – EHEIM are a great and trusted brand
  • Aqueon submersible – this is a well-designed and reliable heater
  • Marineland Precision – heating an aquarium can be very important for certain types of fish, and the Marineland Precision heater is great at ensuring every inch of your tank is heated evenly

Lighting/hood

If you want to evenly light every section of your aquarium, then you’ll likely need to buy some extra lighting for your tank. There will be LED lighting included in many hoods of aquariums, but don’t rely on that alone to properly light the entire area. Here are a few of our top choices for lighting:

  • Finnex planted plus – This is a pretty bright light and would be great for tropical fish as well as a planted tank
  • Aqueon Optibright – this is an LED light fixture and is a popular choice
  • Aqueon Modular LED – this is not as bright as the first 2 recommendations but it is much more energy efficient so is a good choice if you are concious of this

Stand

Many of the aquariums we recommend below include a stand, however if you’re planning to buy a stand separate from your 75 gallon fish tank then you absolutely must ensure that it will withstand the weight of your tank once it is full of water. Stainless steel or hardwood will be best for strength. We typically recommend that you look for the following with your stand:

  • Storage – a stand/cabinet combo is the ideal solution for a 75 gallon aquarium as it will provide room to store all of the important equipment you’ll need to maintain the tank. It will also provide space for fish food and any other accessories you have for your fish, so it’s very useful
  • Moisture-resistant paint – this one is pretty self-explanatory, but if you’re wanting to keep your stand looking good then you might like the look of a painted stand – that’s fine, but make sure the paint is moisture-resistant.
  • Solid top – as we mentioned above, when your tank is full of water it could be pretty heavy. So having a solid top will help to keep the aquarium sturdy and give you peace of mind that it won’t collapse.

Stocking/setup ideas (ideal fish for a 75 gallon aquarium)

You can choose from either coldwater, tropical or marine fish for your tank. First you need to decide on what type of fish you’d like to keep. Cold water fish can be pretty simple to look after – goldfish are the most popular variety of cold water fish.

Ideal tropical fish would include Bettas and Oscars.

Marine fish would include Clownfish or Angelfish.

For the ideal setup, you’ll want to keep Bettas away from other Bettas, and pick one type of tank that you want to have – marine, tropical or cold water.

How to set up your tank

The easiest way to set up your 75 gallon aquarium would be in the following order:

  • Clean everything – the glass or acrylic, the equipment provided with your tank and the stand. All you need is a cloth and warm water for this if it’s a brand new tank – if you’ve bought your tank from someone else then use white vinegar to remove stains.
  • Prepare your substrate – clean your substrate until the water you’re using to clean it is no longer turning cloudy, then add the substrate to the bottom of the tank (about an inch in height)
  • Equipment – set up all of your equipment, but don’t turn anything on yet
  • Add your water and dechlorinator
  • Cycle the tank and check ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels weekly
  • Once ammonia and nitrite levels are meausred at 0ppm, this means the cycle has ended and you can add your fish
  • And that’s it!

Now we’ve rounded up the best 75 gallon aquariums we could find online available to buy, and included them all in this guide. Check them out below:

NUVO-INT 75 Internal Overflow Aquarium - 75 Gallon - Innovative Marine

NUVO-INT 75 Internal Overflow Aquarium - Innovative Marine

This tank is made by Innovative Marine and sold by Marine Depot. It has an internal overflow system and includes a Trapezoid Infinity Overflow, dual return LOC-LINE nozzles and a custom “Bean Animal” style safety drain system. The tank consists of ultra-thick high clarity low iron glass, along with a black silicone lining. The system is very discreet and is practically silent. Other features include

  • 12mm thick glass
  • Rimless design
  • Overflow plumbing kit and return dual loc-line both included with the purchase
  • 35.4” x 23.6” x 19.7”
  • Overall tank weight is 160lbs
NUVO-EXT 75 External Overflow Aquarium - 75 Gallon with APS Cabinet Stand (Wood) - Innovative Marine

NUVO-EXT 75 External Overflow Aquarium (with APS Cabinet Stand) - Innovative Marine

This is another NUVO tank similar to the NUVO tank listed above, but the main difference is that the overflow for this aquarium is external. It has the same thick glass and rimless design, but it also comes with a corrosion resistant wooden cabinet. The main features of this 75 gal tank include:

  • Dimensions are 35.4″ x 23.6″ x 19.7″
  • Ultra-Thick 12mm High Clarity Low Iron Glass
  • Diamond Edged Flat Polished

Marineland 75 Gallon Fish Tank Majesty Ensemble

This is a very highly rated 75 gallon tank, with an average rating of 4 stars from more than 30 reviews. We love the look of this aquarium, and the fact that it is an ‘ensemble’ is really handy if you’re looking for an all in one solution. Essentially it’s a fish tank and stand in one, which is extremely useful. The stand is also a cabinet, which means it has space to store accessories like food and nets. Notable features of this ensemble include:

  • Made from distortion free glass for crystal clear viewing
  • LED lighting system
  • Water resistant wood
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater
  • Dimensions – 20 inches x 50 inches x 29 inches

Top Fin Hooded Aquarium

We’re big fans of the Top Fin designs, and this tank is an example of how awesome they look. The tank has a one-piece frame to give the glass a flawless look, and it is black in color. Here are the main features of this tank:

  • Made from glass
  • Fluorescent hood lamp
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater
  • Rectangular shape
  • Dimensions – 19 inches x 49 inches x 21 inches

Clear-For-Life Rectangle UniQuarium

Regular visitors to our site will already be well aware of the fact that we think Clear For Life produce some of the best tanks and aquariums in the business. They also produce ‘uniquariums’ like this 75 gallon version, which are basically fish tanks with built in filters, which are really useful and save you from having to buy a separate filter. Other impressive features of this tank include:

  • Made from highest quality acrylic
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater
  • Dimensions – 18 inches x 48 inches x 20 inches

Clear-For-Life Hexagon UniQuarium

Another ‘uniquarium’ from Clear For Life, and another awesome example of a 75 gallon fish tank. The hexagon shape gives it a really unique look, and also provides your fish with plenty of corners to hide in if they feel like getting a bit of privacy. The main features of this aquarium are:

  • Made from acrylic
  • Built in filtration
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater fish
  • Dimensions – 25 inches x 29 inches x 30 inches

Clear-For-Life 75 Gallon Aquarium (Rectangle)

Unlike the other Clear For Life 75 gallon aquariums in our countdown, this tank is just a plain and simple fish tank, not a ‘uniquarium’. But that might be exactly the type of thing you’re looking for if you’ve already got a filter. It doesn’t mean that this tank isn’t worth a look though – check out the features:

  • Made from acrylic
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater fish
  • Dimensions – 18 inches x 48 inches x 20 inches

Marco 75 Gallon Aquarium Stand

This is a seriously stylish and strong stand which is specifically designed for 75 gallon aquariums. Aside from looking great, it also has a 5 star rating from buyers, so must be doing something right. Here are the main features:

  • Available in 3 colors
  • Contemporary style
  • Made of dense fiberboard to ensure stability
  • Laminated
  • Storage space for accessories
  • 50 inches x 20 inches x 29 inches

Aquatic Fundamentals Upright Aquarium Stand

This stand is actually very similar in style to the previous 75 gallon stand in our list, the main difference being that there are more reviews for you to read on this stand. It still has a remarkable score of 4 and a half stars from over 40 reviews though!

80 Gallon Standard Acrylic Aquarium

This tank was made in the USA, and comes with FREE SHIPPING to any location within the USA. This is a standard tank made with acrylic. Here are the main features:

 

  • Free shipping
  • 8 inches high x 48 inches long x 48 inches wide
  • Fully protected during transit with independent crate
  • 1/2″ thick acrylic on side/top/bottom
  • 1/2″ thick acrylic on front/back
  • Made with Plexiglass acrylic – the hardest acrylic on the market, which means less scratches
  • Adhesives used provide the strongest bond possible to ensure longevity

80 Gallon Starfire Aquarium

This 80 gallon fish tank from Starfire has a center overflow feature built in. The glass panels are rimless, which allow for seamless viewing of your fish from all angles. Other notable features of this aquarium include:

  • Made from ultra low iron glass
  • Plumbing kit included – to help you get started immediately
  •  5 star rating on Amazon

Innovative Marine 80 Gallon NUVO Aquarium

Innovative Marine are a great fish tank company, and this 80 gallon aquarium is a perfect example of what makes them so awesome. If you don’t want to pay for the tank all in one, you can pay for it monthly which is useful.  The main features of this aquarium include:

  • Made with ultra thick (12mm) glass
  • Levelling rubber mat included
  • Black silicone around glass
  • Dimensions – 48 inches x 24 inches x 16 inches

Red Sea Aquariums (Our Honest Review)

Red Sea Aquariums are one of the biggest aquarium companies in the United States. They’re best known for their range of larger aquariums, with their reefer range being one of the most popular large fish tank ranges around. We thought it would useful for our readers to conduct a short review of Red Sea Aquariums as we get questions about them all the time. We’ll be taking a look at their product range, reviews and customer service to see if they’re worth your time. Let’s get into the review:

What are the Red Sea Aquariums products like?

As we mentioned, Red Sea Aquariums are perhaps best known for their larger fish tank range. However they’ve also got a great range of smaller tanks, with the NANO range being quite popular. These aquariums still complete with everything you need to get started – for example the 20 gallon MAX NANO tank includes reef-keeping technology (the ReefLED 50 lighting with integrated Wi-Fi control) as well as REEF-SPEC filtration and circulation systems. If you’re a beginner fishkeeper who is looking for a tank that you can start using immediately, the NANO tank range is a great choice.

If you’re more experienced and looking for a larger aquarium, then of course Red Sea Aquariums have something for you. The Reefer 3XL is a 240 gallon glass tank that comes with everything you need to get started – cabinet, dual side-facing return pump, enlarged overflow box, split sump system and even assembly-ready piping (so no gluing needed). Some people like to just buy the tank and then buy the equipment separately, however if you want an out of the box ready aquarium, Red Sea Aquariums are ideal.

What are the Red Sea Aquariums reviews like?

Red Sea Aquariums don’t collect reviews on any platforms like Trustpilot, but they do have a huge number of positive reviews on platforms like Facebook and Amazon. For example, the brand currently has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars over on Amazon which makes them one of the highest-rated aquarium brands on there. Customers seem delighted with the quality of the aquariums, as well as the customer service they’ve received.

In Conclusion

Red Sea Aquariums are one of the best-known brands in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why.  They’ve got a huge number of positive reviews from happy customers, and although they’re a little more expensive than some other brands, the quality is unmatched.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Depot (Our Honest Review)

We’ve bought lots of aquarium related kit from Marine Depot over the last several years, and we also recommend their products in a number of our posts. so we feel perfectly suited to write a short review of Marine Depot. They’re one of the largest online aquarium stores in the United States, and we think they deserve to have that reputation! To prove that, we’re going to conduct a short review of Marine Depot. We’ll be taking a look at their product range, customer service and reviews on third-party platforms to see how they rate. Let’s get into the review:

What are the Marine Depot products like?

Marine Depot have everything you could possibly need related to aquariums – equipment, lighting and more. But let’s start with their range of aquariums. The sizes they have available range from nano tanks to 200 gallons +, a great range to work within. They’ve got aquariums from 14 different brands, including well known and trusted brands like Clear-For-Life and Red Sea. You’ve got the choice of buying a tank on it’s own, or an aquarium set if you want everything to come with the tank ready to rock. This is especially useful for the larger aquariums, as buying a big aquarium then having to think about all the kit can be a bit stressful.

Aside from tanks, perhaps the most impressive range that Marine Depot have is their lighting range. With 5 categories to choose from, there is something for every type of tank and more including aquarium light bulbs, aquarium lighting mounts, and other lighting accessories.

What is the Marine Depot customer service like?

We’ve had nothing but excellent experiences with the Marine Depot customer service team, and think they set a standard that every other company should strive to match. There is a hotline you can call to speak to an expert member of the team if you need any advice, plus there is an easy to use form which allows you to choose from a number of different topics, so the team can help you with exactly what you need. 

Lastly, you can contact Marine Depot through their Facebook page and you’ll get a reply almost immediately. Really useful!

 

What are the Marine Depot reviews like?

Marine Depot collect customer reviews on their website, all of which are very positive. You can find the reviews for the individual products on the product pages, and the great thing about the customer reviews on the product pages is that they’re all verified buyers, so you know they’re real reviews.

Otherwise, you can also find reviews for Marine Depot on their Facebook page. They company is currently sitting with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from almost 300 reviews, a great average score. The nice thing about the reviews on Facebook is that people often include pictures of the products they’ve bought.

 

In Conclusion

What else is there left to say? Marine Depot are one of the best places to head for aquarium supplies, and we give them a massive thumbs-up. 

 

 

 

 

Our 6ft fish tank range

A 6ft fish tank is seriously big! We’d estimate this to be between 700 – 800 litres in size. If buying an aquarium at this size, you’re almost always best to go custom – that’s exactly what we can do.

Our workshop team can build you a 6ft aquarium using either glass or acrylic, and can deliver it you anywhere within mainland UK.

If you’d like to know more about the type of 6ft aquariums we can build, and whether or not we can build the 6ft fish tank of your dreams – contact us today for more information. 

Fluval Roma 240 LED Aquarium Set

The Fluval Roma 240 LED Aquarium Set is one of the hottest aquarium sets you can buy right now in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why. At 240 litres this tank is seriously big and is ideal for any fishkeeper who wants to take their game to the next level. If you’re looking to purchase the Fluval Roma 240 LED Aquarium Set in the UK right now then here is everything you need to know about this awesome aquarium:

 

  • Available in 3 different colours with matching cabinet style
  • Bluetooth LED lighting system
  • Comes complete with Fluval 306 External filter, Fluval Heater and LCD Thermometer
  • Includes cabinet
  • Includes Aquarium Care Guide

Dimenions:

Height 55cm (126.5cm inc. Cabinet)
Width 120cm
Depth 40cm

 

Buy now!

 

 

 

Black Aquarium Sand UK

We sell black aquarium sand to anywhere within the UK. Typically many fish owners like to use gravel in their fish tanks, but we think sand can be a great choice too. Sand might not allow water to flow as easily through it as gravel can, but one of the great things about aquarium sand is that certain breeds of fish like to bury into it. Black sand in particular can attract certain types of fish.

If you want a tank which looks similar to a seabed, then black sand can also help to complete this look better than aquarium gravel can.

Lastly, many of our UK customers who buy custom aquariums have a theme in mind when installing a fish tank in their home. For anyone who wants a black, darker look to their fish tank, black aquarium sand can help to achieve that look.

We had a customer with a Fluval 240 who added black sand, also a customer with a 6ft tank.

For more information please contact us here.