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.

For more information please contact us here.

Custom Aquariums UK

We’re now expanding our custom aquarium offering to the UK!

If you’re based in the UK and you’re looking for a custom aquarium for your home, workplace or elsewhere – drop us a message today and we can work out the specifics.

Whether you’re looking for glass or acrylic aquariums, we can build it. Our team has over 10 years experience building fish tanks for people in the UK, and we can deliver to anywhere across the country (from London to Land’s End!)

Take a look at our gallery to see our available styles and sizes, otherwise drop us a message and we’ll see what we can do for you.

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.

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.

 

  • 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.

15 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

If you’re just getting started with keeping fish and you’re a complete beginner to the world of aquariums, then a 15 gallon fish tank is actually an excellent size of aquarium to start with. It’s enough room to keep a manageable amount of fish, and to learn about balancing the water PH and keeping the fish healthy.

But even if you’re a more experienced aquarist, you can still find a lot of use out of a 15 gallon aquarium – for example, it’s the perfect size for a home and would be a great addition to any aquarium collection.

In this guide we’ll be reviewing the best tanks available in this size, with detailed reviews including what equipment to use with them and what fish might suit them. Before we get into the more detailed guide, here is a quick overview of the best 15 gallon fish tanks we’ve reviewed:

Best 15 gallon aquariumsSellerWhere to buy
Fluval FlexAmazonCheck Price
Aqueon kitAmazonCheck Price
Aqueon starter kitAmazonCheck Price

And now for the more detailed guide:

Fluval Flex LED Freshwater Kit 15 Gallon Fish Tank

This Fluval Flex aquarium is one of the most highly rated 15 gallon fish tanks we could find, with an average star rating of 4 stars from over 60 reviews. Here are the main features of this aquarium:

  • Available in black
  • 7500k LED lamp (helps to promote plant growth)
  • 3 stage filtration

All Glass Aquarium

This 15 gallon fish tank isn’t as highly rated as the first tank in our list, however it is still worth mentioning as it has some decent reviews online. This aquarium has some great features, including:

  • Made from glass
  • One-piece center-braced frame

Seapora Standard 15 Gallon Aquarium

This is a poorly rated 15 gallon aquarium with only one star review, however this was due to the aquarium arriving at the customer’s house broken which seems like more of a shipping issue. The tank itself is well built and is well priced. Other features of this fish tank include:

  • Dimensions – 24 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches

15 gallons is a really nice size of tank, because it isn’t too small and it isn’t too large either. These tanks are perfect for fitting into smaller rooms, but will still provide enough room for smaller fish. Our choices of fish tank in this list are mostly down to online reviews, price and brands which we trust and are familiar with.

40 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

A 40 gallon aquarium is not what you would describe as a large fish tank, but it definitely has enough room for larger fish and a good amount of plant life and decorative pieces. It can be a great addition in most homes, and although these tanks will typically require a stand to be displayed properly, they won't take up as much space as larger tanks like a 55 gallon aquarium or a 75 gallon aquarium. This guide will outline the best aquariums at this size, but before we get into the reviews here is a quick overview of our 40 gal guide:

Best 40 gallon aquariumsSellerWhere to buy
Aqueon glass tankAmazonCheck Price
Seaclear combo setAmazonCheck Price
Imagitarium standAmazonCheck Price

 

Now let's get into the more detailed reviews:

 

SeaClear 40 Gallon Fish Tank (Bowfront Acrylic Combo Set, less than $300)

What a way to kick things off! This 40 gallon aquarium from SeaClear is an absolute belter – an average score of 4 stars from users, available in 3 different colors and plenty of extra features to get you excited, this tank is all you really need to get started on your fish keeping adventures. This is described as a ‘combo set’, which basically means that it comes with a ton of different things that all work together to make a full aquarium kit. This includes:

  • Less than $300
  • Made from acrylic (lighter and stronger than glass)
  • Available in 3 colors
  • LED fixture and reflector in lid
  • Available in 3 colors (black, blue and cobalt blue)
  • Suitable for saltwater and freshwater species
  • Dimensions – 30 inches x 15 inches x 21 inches

SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set

A combo set is sort of like the starter kit that we included in the list, but for more advanced fish keepers. The 40 gallon aquarium combo set involves a variety of accessories and items that will help you create the perfect aquarium for your fish, including:

  • Reflector – helps to spread the light around the aquarium
  • Acrylic – you already know how much better acrylic is!
  • Safe for saltwater or freshwater fish
  • Corrosive resistant

Clear-For-Life UniQuarium (PetSmart)

Another UniQuarium, which for the uninitiated means a fish tank that comes with a filter built in. Clear For Life are the specialists in UniQuariums, and this 40 gallon fish tank is no exception to their high standard of quality. Aside from the built in filter, here are the other features:

  • Acrylic – safer and stronger than glass, also lighter and acts as a better insulator!
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater fish
  • Available in Sapphire Blue color
  • Dimensions – 15 inches x 36 inches x 16 inches

SeaClear 40 Gallon Aquarium (System II)

This is a 40 gallon System II aquarium, which is not only a fish tank with an awesome name, it’s also an awesome tank full stop! It comes with a variety of features that make it simple to instantly create the perfect environment for your fishy friend. Here are the important features:

  • Wet/dry filtration system – helps to ensure that the aquarium is biologically and chemically balanced to perfection
  • Acrylic – as we’ve mentioned already, acrylic is a stronger and lighter material than glass
  • Smooth rounded corners
  • Media try – not for DVDs, but for heaters and other useful gadgets like that!
  • Available in Cobalt Blue
  • Dimensions – 15 inches x 36 inches x 16 inches

Perfecto Breeder Tank

This 40 gallon breeder fish tank is from a company called Perfecto, which despite their name, don’t seem to be that perfect. The breeder tank isn’t very well reviewed on Amazon, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend that you buy it unless you’re familiar with the products that Perfecto supply and know for certain that they are quality. You’ll need a tank like this if you plan to breed smaller fish like Bettas, even though we have a page dedicated to Betta fish tanks here. If you’re looking for a breeder fish tank, then you could simply pair up one of the above tanks with a divider. Here are the main features of this tank:

  • Acrylic – a safer and lighter material than glass
  • Decorative plants – perfect to get your tank started
  • Magnetically attached sweeper rod – a handy accessory to have!

SeaClear 40 Gallon Fish Tank Junior Executive Kit

Aside from sounding seriously awesome (‘Junior Executive Kit!’), this last entry in our list of 40 gallon fish tanks is definitely the best option for anyone who is looking for an ‘all in one’ solution to kickstart their fish keeping journey. Probably the best way to demonstrate the awesomeness of this fish tank kit is to simply list what you get with it, so let’s run through the main features:

  • Fluorescent fixture
  • Power filter
  • Plant decorations
  • Fish net
  • Fish food
  • Water conditioner

Innovative Marine Aquarium

40 gallons is actually the standard size for most Innovative Marine aquariums, so you could consider this product to be their ‘main’ type of fish tank. This is a fairly straightforward and reliable tank that does exactly what you need it to do – keep your fish safe and happy. This tank has a similar design to the aquarium featured on our 10 gallon fish tank page. The main features of this aquarium include:

  • Made from low iron glass for excellent clarity
  • Dual overflows + acrylic filtration
  • 45w pump
  • Available in black
  • Rectangular
  • Dimensions – 24 inches x 20 inches x 19 inches

SeaClear Aquarium

We’ve already had a couple of SeaClear 40 gallon aquariums listed in this countdown – one being a starter kit and the other being the fancy ‘System II’ tank. This is more of a traditional and classic tank, but still has everything you’d need to keep your fish happy. This tank has an almost perfect score from reviewers, and also qualifies for free shipping. Other notable features of this aquarium include:

  • Made from acrylic – lighter, stronger and clearer than glass
  • Available in 2 colors (black and white)
  • Fluorescent light fixture
  • Dimensions – 15 inches x 36 inches x 16 inches

40 Gallon Fish Tank Stands

Aquatic Fundamentals 40 Gallon Fish Tank Stand

This stand is designed for fish tanks that are slightly heavier than 40 gallons, and it has a powder coating which helps it to resist moisture easily.  We also have a smaller version of this stand over on our 20 gallon aquarium page if you’d like to check that out. To find out more about the dimensions and pricing for this item, check it out below.

metal-fish-tank-stand

Top Fin RTA 40 Gallon Aquarium Stand

At less than $150, this is an incredibly cheap 40 gallon aquarium stand – especially considering the size and design of it. This stand will not only provide great support and protection for your 40 gallon fish tank, it also looks great and could act as a stylish piece of furniture in any home. It also has space for other items that you might need for your fish, and the picture even shows it storing books! Here are some of the main features:

  • Can support 450lbs
  • Has 2 open front cubbies
  • Laminated – gives it a glossy look
  • Also found on our 30 gallon fish tank page

SeaClear Aquarium Starter Kit

Anybody who has taken a look around our website knows that we’re big fans of SeaClear products, and this 40 gallon fish tank is no exception. It’s a starter aquarium kit, which means it comes with a whole bunch of goodies to help you get started on your fishy adventure. Here’s the main features of this 40 gallon beauty:

  • Acrylic – A stronger and lighter material than glass
  • Electrically approved hood – features fluorescent lighting
  • Power filter – ensures the water in the rank remains clean and safe
  • Plant decorations – helps to immediately create a comfortable environment for your fish
  • Net and fish food included – 2 helpful accessories that will help you to enjoy your fish tank even more!
  • Dimensions – 36 inches x 15 inches x 16 inches

CAD Lights 45 Gallon Fish Tank

This is a CAD lights 45 gallon fish tank, a brand that we’ve featured elsewhere on our site (as we’re big fans of the look and features of this tank). Aside from the classy white color, the shallow construction of this tank makes it perfect for creating a reef aquarium. The main features of this tank include:

  • Ultra clear low iron glass (for clear viewing)
  • White stand
  • 45 inches tall (including stand and tank)
  • Silent flow pump

40 gallons is somewhere between being pretty big, and pretty medium sized for a fish tank or aquarium. It's generally considered to be a pretty good size for most fish and most homes, because it won't take up too much room, but it'll provide more than enough space for most species of fish. We've selected the following collection of 40 gallon fish tanks based on reviews from real people who've bought and used them. We've included a wide selection of products in the list, some for beginners and some for more advanced fish keepers.

 

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

5 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & more)

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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.

 

Eheim 2217 Canister Filter

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Eheim Canister Filter 2217 Classic 264g

This is the Eheim 2217 external canister filter, one of the most reliable on the market. We’ve included 2 options for purchasing this filter, both of which have large amounts of positive reviews (this filter has an average rating of 4 and a half stars from more than 40 reviews). This filter has a 24 month guarantee, which is fairly standard for Eheim products. This filter is quiet, and has a clever spray bar to help with aerating the water. Check it out below.

EHEIM Classic External Canister Filter with Media

This is a slightly different listing for the same product shown above, the main difference being that this provides 3 different sizes of filter. Some of the main features of this filter include:

  • Silicon ring on pump head for easy closing after cleaning
  • Complete with filter sponges
  • Includes – spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and other installation accessories
  • Average rating of 4 stars from over 680 reviews!
  • Perfect for fish tanks from 10 gallon to 200 gallon

The easiest way to clean this filter is to use activated charcoal pads, usually a single pad is enough to clean the filter sufficently.

Next Reef Sump

NextReef NRS-30 Sump

  • Spacious main chamber
  • Made with premium acrylic
  • Made with precision CNC machining
  • Integrated sock holders and bulkheads
  • Socks and bullhead fittings included