50/55/60 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)


A 55 gallon aquarium is a great size for most fish keepers who want a tank that will hold a good amount of small to medium sized fish, as well as some plant life and possibly even some decorations. It’s smaller than a 75 gallon fish tank or 100 gallon fish tank, but will provide more space than a 30 gallon or 40 gallon aquarium. We created this guide to outline what we believe are the best 55 gallon tanks available to buy online, but before we get into the more detailed reviews, here is a an overview of the rough costs of a 55 gallon fish tank and here is a quick overview of the best tanks (if you want a custom tank at this size, please your our custom aquarium form):

Best 55 gallon tanksSellerWhere to buy
Tetra aquarium kitAmazonCheck Best Price
SeaClear combo setAmazonCheck Best Price
Aqua Culture starter kitAmazonCheck Best Price
Aquatic Fundamentals standAmazonCheck Best Price

And now for the more detailed guide:

SeaClear Acrylic 50 Gallon Aquarium Kit

This is an aquarium from SeaClear, and it’s a great one! Available in 2 colors (black or white) , this aquarium is perfect for larger species of fish, and for people who have a decent amount of space in their home. Made by SeaClear, this tank is well made and perfect for beginners or more advanced fish keepers. There is a slightly smaller version of this tank on our 40 gallon page. Here is a quick rundown of the main features of this aquarium:

  • Made from acrylic – a resilient and easy to maintain material
  • Dimensions – 15 inches long, 36 inches high, 20 inches wide
  • Average rating of 4 and a half stars from over 70 reviews
  • Shipping weight – 42 pounds

ClearForLife Pentagon UniQuarium (PetSmart)

This is another Uniquarium from ClearForLife, meaning it has built in filtration. A ‘pentagon’ fish tank like this is perfect for fish keepers who have limited space in their homes, as it has corners which allow it to fit into places where normal shaped fish tanks can’t. Essentially what this means is that you can keep the aquarium in places where you wouldn’t normally be able to fit a standard rectangular fish tank. We have a very similar tank option over on our 5000 gallon aquarium page. This is a 50 gallon fish tank, so if you’re struggling for space in your home but need a large tank like this for your fish, then maybe this tank could work for you. Here is a quick rundown of the main features of this aquarium:

  • Available in 3 colors – 2 shades of blue and black
  • 50 gallons
  • Acrylic – generally safer than glass (especially if the tank was to fall over) and acts as a good insulator
  • Made by Clear-For-Life – one of the most popular fish tank manufacturers in the world

Clear for life 50 Gallon Fish Tank

This is another of our 50 gallon fish tanks, and it’s a great one! Available in 2 colors (black or white) , this aquarium is perfect for larger species of fish, and for people who have a decent amount of space in their home. Made by SeaClear, this tank is well made and perfect for beginners or more advanced fish keepers. Here is a quick rundown of the main features of this aquarium:

  • Made from acrylic – a resilient and easy to maintain material
  • Comes with a ‘skimmer box’ – this serves a number of purposes, including handling the filtration of the tank, and ensuring that the correct amount of water is in the aquarium at all times (which is perfect for a 50 gallon tank!)
  • Dimensions – 15 inches long, 36 inches high, 20 inches high
  • Made by SeaClear – a trusted fish tank company
  • Qualifies for free shipping!

SCA Starfire Glass Aquariums

SCA? That’s not a brand that we feature too often on FishTankBank, but it’s not because they suck. It’s purely because they don’t actually sell that many types of aquariums. Which is a huge shame really, considering how good their reviews generally are. With an average score of 4 and a half stars from over 25 reviews, clearly this is a good 50 gallon fish tank. This is described as a ‘complete package’, which essentially means it comes with everything needed to get started, including:

Made from glass
Heavy duty cabinet
Skimmer and pump
Tubing and filter media
Weight – 250 pounds
Available in black and white

Top Fin Hooded 50 Gallon Fish Tank

This 50 gallon Top Fin aquarium is designed to be used with almost any application, which makes it really handy if you’ve got fish tank accessories lying around in your home and you need an aquarium that is going to work with it. This tank isn’t just functional, it also looks great. It has center-braced frames to prevent the glass from bowing, which helps it to keep it’s shape. This tank would pair up well with the Top Fin stand that we have on our 30 gallon page. Other notable features of this tank include:

  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater
  • Made from glass
  • Rectangular shape
  • Dimensions – 13 inches x 48 inches x 20 inches

R&J Enterprises 50 Gallon Aquarium Tank & Cabinet

This impressive looking 50 gallon tank is made by R&J Enterprises. They might not sound like a fish tank company, but they’re well known for producing reliable tanks. This aquarium comes with a cabinet, which is perfect for storing accessories. Other notable features of this tank include:

  • Made from acrylic
  • Hardwood cabinet
  • 2 LED lights
  • Dimensions – 51 inches x 18 inches x 47 inches

ClearForLife Rectangle UniQuarium

‘UniQuarium’ is a term used to describe a fish tank or aquarium that has built in filtration, which can be very useful for fish keepers who don’t want to mess around with their own filters. This 50 gallon Uniquarium is from ClearForLife, who specialize in this type of fish tank. It’s what I would describe as a ‘no nonsense’ fish tank – it’s 50 gallons, it’s rectangular and it’s well made. If all you’re looking for is a large fish tank that’ll keep your fish happy and give them enough room to be happy, this is the tank for you. Here is a quick rundown of the main features of this aquarium:

  • Available in one color – blue!
  • Comes with in-built filtration – ensures the cleanliness of the water
  • Qualifies for free shipping!
  • Acrylic – a stronger and lighter material than glass (plus safer too)
  • Suitable for freshwater, saltwater and reef


Aqua Culture long 55 gallon aquarium kit, 50.1 inch length

This is a very affordable tank (considering it is 55 gallons!), and is great for anyone who doesn’t need anything too fancy. The pictures associated with this fish tank might not be the best (unfortunately the seller hasn’t taken many), but if you check out the reviews over on Amazon you’ll actually see that there’s a fair amount of pictures from people who’ve bought the tank themselves. It’s made from glass, is easy to clean and comes complete with a few added extras:

  • LED Lighting
  • Penguin 350 BIO-Wheel Power Filter and Rite Size filter cartridge
  • Fish net
  • Thermometer
  • Fish food
  • Water care samples
  • Setup guide

Full acrylic 360 cylinder aquarium

This is a slightly more stylish tank, and wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery! But if this catches your eye then you can have it in your home. Not only will it act as a great conversation piece, it will also keep your fish happy, healthy and safe as it is very well made and rigorously tested. Here’s what you get with the tank:

This cylinder 55 gallon fish tank for sale through Amazon has a stainless steel stand and canopy, which gives it a very stylish look! The fact that it’s 360 means that you can see your fish from all angles – perfect for showing them of

  • High strength acrylic
  • Stand & canopy
  • Compact & light
  • Filtration system and pump
  • Bio ball
  • Air pump

55 Gallon Glass Fish Tank

This is a pretty basic, no frills fish tank, but it does exactly what you need it to do. It will provide you with 55 gallons of space for your fish, in a safe glass tank. It’s perfect for any fish owner who already has everything they need to get started.

The nice heavy thick glass make this a very strong and sturdy tank, and as long as you have your own filter, heater and thermometer – this is all you need!

This tank is produced by the Carolina Biological Supply Company, who are a leading supplier of science-related products. You can return and get a refund back for the tank if you aren’t completely satisfied with it. Here is a quick rundown of the main features:

  • Triple strength clear glass
  • Leak-proof
  • Nonreactive with seawater

ClearForLife Hexagon Aquarium (PetSmart)

For sale by PetSmart, this hexagon aquarium is the perfect home for any larger species of fish that you may look after. At 55 gallons, there’s more than enough room in this tank to hold larger fish, or if you’re breeding you could add a divider and keep different species together in here (or even different Betta fish as they can be aggressive). We’re huge fans of the design, and think that the hexagon shape is perfect for fish who like a bit of privacy. What many people don’t talk about is how important corners are for fish – they love hiding in them! If you fill this tank with decorations and plants, then they’ll be able to hide in any corner they want. Perfect for shy fish like Bettas!

  • Available in 2 shades of blue
  • Acrylic
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater fish

Marco Upright Aquarium Stand

It wouldn’t be much good to have a large 55 gallon aquarium or fish tank without a sturdy stand that could handle the weight properly! Luckily Petsmart also have a great stand to support these massive aquariums, including this Marco stand. Available in black, brown or red, you can choose whichever color matches your home best for this 55 gallon aquarium stand. The most important thing about this stand is that it will keep your fish safe and sound!

  • Made from strong fiberboard
  • Coated with attractive laminate for protection
  • Supports the entire tank rather than just the corners (like many other stands)
  • 2 doors at the front
  • Open back for easy wiring

Top Fin 55 Gallon Fish Tank Starter Kit

If you’re a beginner and you’re needing a large aquarium to get started on your fish keeping adventure, then look no further than this 55 gallon aquarium starter kit from Top Fin. It comes with pretty much everything you need to get started, including:

  • 200w UL heater – so you can create the perfect environment for your fish
  • Strip thermometer – to make sure that the aquarium remains at a comfortable and safe temperature for your fish
  • Hood with LED lights – so your fish tank is light and attractive to look at
  • Filter (comes with 2 cartridges) – essential to ensure the cleanliness of the water
  • 6 inch net – handy for cleaning
  • And a useful starter guide full of essential fish keeping information!

Marineland Column Aquarium Ensemble (With Stand)

Technically this is 56 gallons, but we’ve included it regardless! In terms of pictures that we’ve included in this list, surely this one takes the prize for ‘most random’. But don’t get distracted by the dartboard or whatever that thing on the table is – we’re going to be talking about this awesome aquarium ensemble, which is the only 56 gallon entry in this list. It’s quite a specific size and I’m not sure why Marineland didn’t just make it 55 gallons like the others, but regardless we’ve included it. We actually have a similar ensemble from Aqueon on our 125 gallon tank page if you want to check that out. Here are the main features of this tank:

  • Tall column design – perfect for homes with little children or pets running around who you want to keep well out of reach of your fish tank!
  • Longer than it is wide – designed to fit in tighter areas, but still allows the tank to be seen clearly
  • Cabinet space – ideal for storing items like fish nets, dividers and food.
  • Glass – heavier than acrylic but still looks great
  • Tank dimensions – 18 inches long, 30 inches wide, 24 inches high
  • Stand dimensions – 19 inches long, 31 inches wide, 29.5 inches high

Marineland BioWheel Aquarium Kit

This is another aquarium starter kit, and although we’ve included the 55 gallon variety, you could also get a 29 or 20 gallon kit from Marineland. The idea of this kit is to allow you to build an entire world for your fish, and everything you could need to make this a reality is included. With your purchase, you’ll get:

  • Stylized hood – designed to reduce water evaporation, which ensures that all 55 gallons stay exactly where they need to be!
  • LED lighting system – creates a visually stunning environment for your fish
  • Penguin 350 BioWheel Power Filter – a powerful filter (with an awesome name) to keep your fish tank water clean
  • Submersible heater with thermometer – helps to create a comfortable water temperature for your fish
  • Rite-Size B Filter Cartridges
  • TetraMin Tropical Food Sample – the perfect food to start your fish on
  • Aquarium size – 15 inches long, 50.5 inches wide, 23.5 inches high

55 Gallon Fish Tank Stand (Aquatic Fundamentals)

This is a durable aquarium stand designed for 55 gallon fish tanks. It’s perfect for anyone who not only needs somewhere to showcase their tank, but also storage space to keep other accessories that they may have. Notable features of this stand include:

  • Moisture resistant powder finish
  • Steel legs for extra stability
  • Ready to assemble
  • Weight – 69 pounds
  • Dimensions – 15 inches x 50 inches x 28 inches

Aqua Culture Deluxe Aquarium Stand

This fish tank stand from Aqua Culture is specifically designed for 55 gallon aquariums, so it’s a perfect choice if you’ve decided to get one of the tanks that we recommended above. It has a nice shade of red, and has a few other cool features that make it a really good choice:

  • Moisture resistant
  • Concealed storage space for accessories
  • Easy assembly with reversible panels (different colors on each side)
  • Average rating of 4 stars
  • Dimensions – 14 inches x 49 inches x 28 inches

60 Gallon Cube Acrylic Aquarium

  • Free shipping across the USA
  • 24 inches high x 24 inches long x 24 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

Clear For Life Rectangular Aquarium

This is another aquarium from Clear For Life, who are specialists in creating large fish tanks (as you’re probably realizing from this list!). This aquarium is pretty much the same as the other Clear For Life entries in this list, except it’s 60 gallons. Aside from that, here is rundown of the main features:

  • Built-in filtration – ensures the safety of water
  • Acrylic – safer and lighter than glass
  • Available in blue, which makes the tank look even brighter
  • Qualifies for free shipping!

Marineland Heartland Ensemble (60 Gallon Fish Tank & Stand)

This is a very highly rated aquarium, with an average score of 4.4 stars out of 5 from over 100 reviews. It’s a 60 gallon fish tank, but comes as an ‘ensemble’, which essentially means that it includes a cabinet underneath the tank. This is really useful as you can store things like fish nets and food beneath your 60 gallon fish tank, so you don’t have to find extra room elsewhere in your home for these items. Here is what else you get with this giant aquarium:

  • Fluorescent lighting – makes your fish and decorations stand out from the background
  • Stand/Cabinet – cabinets can save you masses of space
  • Glass tank – means that this aquarium is slightly heavier than the acrylic aquariums in the list
  • Tank – 12.75 inches long,  x 48.5 inches wide, 25 inches high

Marineland Heartland LED 60 Gallon Aquarium (with stand)

This is another large 60 gallon fish tank from Marineland, and what I like best about this product is how the good the accompanying image is! I feel like the fact that it includes fish in the tank as well as a few different decorations and ornaments really gives you an idea of what this aquarium looks like when it is fully set up. But probably the main reason we love this massive 60 gallon aquarium is because of all the added extras that you get with it. Here is what you get with your purchase:

  • Large front panel – this aquarium is designed to show your fish off!
  • Glass canopy – so you get a 360 view of your fish
  • LED light system – creates a visually stunning environment for your fish
  • Stand – black in color and sturdy enough to support all 60 gallons of your fish tank
  • Tank size – 12.75 inches long, 48.5 inches wide, 25 inches high
  • Stand size – 14.25 inches 50 inches wide x 30 inches high

Clear-for-Life 65 Gallon Aquarium

This 65 gallon aquarium from Clear For Life is very similar to the other Clear For Life aquariums included in this list, just obviously slightly bigger. The main features of this tank include:

  • Made from acrylic
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions – 36 inches x 18 inches x 24 inches

CAD Lights 65 Gallon Fish Tank (with stand)

This is a fantastic looking 65 gallon fish tank with a great looking stand to match it. The main features of this tank include:

  • 10mm thick glass
  • Silent pump
  • 57 inches high (including stand)
  • Tank dimensions – 36 inches x 20 inches x 22 inches

A 50, 55 or even 60 gallon fish tank or aquarium might seem like overkill, but there are many instances where you might require one. For example, if you're serious about keeping fish and you want to keep them happy, then you'll definitely need an aquarium which is around the size of 55 gallons (or at least around that!). But if you're going to have a fish tank of that size, you'll also need a stand that can handle the weight. These plastic and glass tanks are available in a variety of dimensions, shapes and materials, but they're all between 50-60 gallons, and they're all for fish! There is also a brief guide which shows you how to set up and maintain your fish tank once you get it.

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