75 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

Aquariums that are between 75 – 80 gallons are 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. But before we get into the more detailed guide, let’s start with a quick overview of what the best 75 – 80 gallon tanks are according to online reviews:

 

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NUVO Innovative Marine 80Marine DepotCheck Price

 

Now let’s get into the more 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. 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

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 tank then we have some suggestions you can try updated for 2020. 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 DepotCheck Best Price
Red Sea 100 gallon fish tankMarine DepotCheck Best Price
Easy-Reef RimlessAmazonCheck Best Price

 

Now let’s get into the more detailed reviews:

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.

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.

 

Corner Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

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A fish tank or aquarium that has corners is perfect for people who wish to have a fish tank in their home, but realize that it can often be far less practical than they first anticipated. Let’s be honest: a good sized fish tank is probably gonna take up a fair amount of room in your home, especially if it’s more than 50 gallons! And ensuring that your fish have plenty of room is a key aspect of keeping them happy and healthy. So what’s the solution? Well, a corner fish tank can be the ideal solution to this often frustrating scenario, and can allow you to have an aquarium without sacrificing space around your home. But that doesn’t mean to say that these tanks are only good for saving space. In fact, they can be just as stylish and safe as a regular fish tank or aquarium, as you’ll see from the list below. Plus, we’ve included a few fish tank cabinets & stands (just for good measure!). Before we start with the detailed guide updated for 2020, here is a quick overview of the best corner aquariums included in our guide:

 

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Tetra Crescent (Top Rated)AmazonCheck Price
AquaviewAmazonCheck Price
AquaSceneAmazonCheck Price
AquaViewAmazonCheck Price
AquaviewAmazonCheck Price

 

And now for the more detailed reviews! We’ve also broken this post up into small, medium and large corner fish tank/aquarium sizes to make it simple for you to find what you’re looking for.

  • Small Corner Fish Tanks & Aquariums (10 Gallons and less)

Tetra Crescent Acrylic Corner Aquarium Kit

The Tetra Crescent Aquarium is the top rated corner tank in our list. It is 5 gallons in size and currently has over 240 reviews on Amazon with an average score of 4 out of 5 stars. The main features of this tank includes:

  • Energy efficient LEDs
  • Mechanical filter
  • Ultra activated carbon
  • 240 + reviews

AquaView 6.5-Gallon Fish Tank (with Power Filter)

This hexagon fish tank is 6.5 gallons in size and is available from the highly reputable company known as AquaView. The main features of this tank include:

  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Powerful internal filter
  • Made with impact resistant plastic
  • Easy set up

Aquaview Aquarium (2.5 Gallons)

The Aquaview is a compact and stylish solution to keeping fish without sacrificing large amounts of space around your home. This corner tank provides plenty of space and comfort for your fish, but can also be easily placed in the corner of a room. It’s a 2 and a half gallon tank, which would be suitable for several small to medium sized fish. But it’s not just space that this tank provides, as there is also a selection of energy efficient LED lights that light up the tank and make it look pretty spectacular. The tank is perfect for beginners who want an ‘All-in-1’ package too, as it comes complete with filters and other accessories to ensure the safety and health of the fish. The Amazon reviews mention that is the perfect size for a bedroom or small room, and the filters are quiet enough to not disturb you whilst you sleep. To find out more about this product, please click on the green button above.

KollerCraft Tank (1 Gallon)

This corner tank from Kollercraft is far smaller than the other 2 tanks that we have included in this list so far, but is a great tank for any fish owner looking to keep small fish on their desk or in another small area. The corner shape of the tank makes it ideal for homes or offices where space is tight but you still want to give your fish a comfortable tank. This tank is also great for beginners looking to start keeping fish, as it is nice and compact. The lid has a built in light that will light up the tank, as well as an air pump to keep your fish happy. There are over 130 reviews for this item, with many of the review saying that the tank was great for small fish and for beginners too. If you’d like to read some of these reviews, and you’d like to learn more about this item, click the button below.

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ClearForLife 20 Gallon Hexagon Aquarium

This is a hexagon cornered uniquarium – for those of you who aren’t aware, a uniquarium is a fish tank that has a built in filter, making it a perfect choice for beginners and any fish keeper who doesn’t want to mess around with purchasing their own filters. At 20 gallons in volume, there is more than enough room here for several smaller fish, and the hexagonal design of the tank means that it can fit into places where larger fish tanks wouldn’t be able to. Here is a list of the main features:

  • Built in filtration – crucial to ensure the cleanliness of the water
  • 2 inch pedestal base – creates a unique look and elevates the aquarium slightly
  • Acrylic – a safe and strong material
  • Made by ClearForLife – a trusted and world renowned fish tank company
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SeaClear 20 Gallon Hexagon Tank

This impressive hexagon fish tank has cornered edges, which is why we’ve included it in our list. However the main reason it makes the list is because it’s a pretty awesome aquarium. At 20 gallons, it’s big enough to hold most species of fish, and is also tall enough to hold most types of decorations. Here are the main features of this tank:

  • Acrylic – Strong and a good insulator, helping to keep the temperature of the tank stable
  • Corrosion and leak resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Chip resistant
  •  Fluorescent light fixture
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SeaClear 26 Gallon Flat Back Hexagon Aquarium

Hexagon corner fish tanks are probably the best kind of tank to have if space is an issue, because they can fit into the tightest spaces (or you could put your tank on the wall). This is a flat back tank, which is perfect for anyone who has limited space in their home and which opens up a multitude of possibilities as to where you could keep the tank. Main features include:

  • Finest cast acrylic – a stunningly clear material that makes your aquarium look incredible
  • Lightweight – around half the weight of a similarly sized glass tank
  • Fluorescent LED hood – brings the tank to life
  • Available in black only
  • Large Corner Fish Tanks & Aquariums (30 Gallons +)

Hexagon Clear For Life

This hexagon aquarium is the perfect home for any larger species of fish that you may look after. At 35 gallons, there’s more than enough room in this tank to hold larger fish. 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.

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Clear For Life Pentagon

This pentagon shaped fish tank is perfect for slotting comfortably in any corner of your home. The unique pentagon shape of this tank means that you can view your fish from a variety of different angles, and it can easily fit into a variety of spaces in your home. The tank is made from acrylic material, which is perfect for viewing fish in their natural habitat, and is a completely safe material for fish to live in. It also makes any plants or decorations that you add to the tank look even more attractive as the light catches certain colors perfectly through acrylic. This tank is also available in 3 different colors which are blue, black and clear, each of which can give a unique look to your tank. If you’d like to find out more about this awesome item, click the buttton below to be taken to Amazon.

Clear For Life Pentagon

A pentagon is an ideal shape for a corner fish tank, because you can squeeze the tank into a corner but still make it easy for people to see into the tank. We love this pentagon aquarium from ClearForLife because of how big it is (50 gallons!) but also because of the unique shape. Here are the main features of this corner tank:

  • Available in 3 different colors – including 2 types of blue and jet black
  • 50 gallons in size
  • Made from acrylic – considered to be safer than glass (especially if the tank was to break) and is a good insulator
  • Made by Clear-For-Life – one of the most popular fish tank manufacturers in the world
  • Dimensions – 24″L x 24″W x 24″H

So there are some awesome corner fish tanks for you to check out. If space is tight in your home or office, having a fish tank that fits anywhere is a great way to save room. But you should always make sure that your fish have plenty of room to live comfortably, and their comfort and happiness should be your priority! Please feel free to check out some of the other items we have here at FishTankBank!

If you’re still unsure whether or not a corner fish tank would be a good idea for your fish, then don’t worry. We understand that it can be tricky to buy fish tanks without seeing them first-hand. Fortunately, we are going to list some of the advantages and disadvantages of these items, so you can make a fully informed decision!

Advantages

As I’ve outlined above, corner tanks are perfect for fish keepers who are struggling to find adequate space for their fish in their home. Whether it’s because you live in a small house, or because you already have a fully stocked home, these tanks can fit in the corner of any room, making them ideal for pet owners who are looking to save on space. Another great thing about these tanks is that they are fully functional and safe for fish. All that separates them from standard tanks is that they have corners, which make them suitable for tight spaces. Provided that you don’t put large fish in here, they will be happy!

Disadvantages

One of the major disadvantages of these corner tanks is that they are limited to smaller fish. I would never recommend that you let larger fish inhabit these tanks, as they simply wouldn’t have sufficient room to live comfortably. And really, that is the only disadvantage!

So hopefully by now you’re able to make a completely informed decision about how suitable a corner fish tank would be for your fishy friend! If you need any further advice about these tanks, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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 tank is actually an excellent size 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 tank – 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 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.

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

Python Water Changer (An Honest Review)

Until you discover the Python Water Changer, people are usually changing aquarium water every week the same old fashioned way everyone else does – with a bucket and a siphon.  This long, frustrating process is perhaps the biggest annoyance to having a nice, large aquarium because of the sheer amount of time and work that is required

But now with a Python Water Change System, people are able to do the job in around thirty minutes without dealing with most of the mess everyone usually has to deal with.  The Python Water Change System makes the entire process a much simpler one than the old way, utilizing a simple mechanism to both clean and refill the tank easily and quickly. 

 

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Lance Reyniers created the No Spill, Clean and Fill System that is the Python Water Change System and possibly changed the level of convenience for aquarium cleaning around 30 years ago.  Based in Milwaukee, Python Products sells around the world and is available on the Petco website and of course Amazon. They arrive with no assembly required and able to connect to most faucets straight out of the box.  Affordable and able to arrive at your house in the span of a few days, Lance’s product is the king of convenience in aquarium cleaning.

How to use the Python Water Changer

The simple device works by attaching the T-Pump to the faucet and then turning on the water to create the suction necessary to pull the water up the apparatus.  Then you simply drag the gravel tube through the bottom of the tank to clean out the bottom dirt in the tank and then once the water level is low enough, swap out the gravel tube for the small water hook that is easily purchased separately.  Then reverse the flow of the water on the T Pump and suddenly the same device that was draining the water is now refilling the tank. Finishing what was once a complicated and manually intense process in a simple, timely manner. Eliminating what was once a long and physical draining process.  Prior to having the Python Water Change System, you have to physical scoop water out of the tank and then scoop out the gravel from the tank, clean it, put it back and then slowly pour new water into the tank.

While the water change system doesn’t work with all faucets and you can’t disconnect it from the sink during the draining but beyond those minor inconveniences the system is compact, easy to store, easy to set up and even easier to use.  While there are a few extra pieces that buying does make the process even easier, if you decide not to, it’s still an easy process to change the water. Much easier than the old method of manually draining the tank and hand cleaning the rocks.

 

What extras come with the Python Water Changer?

When the Python Water Change System arrives at your house, it comes equipped with almost fifty feet of hose to give you some range as to how close the aquarium in question has to be to the faucet in question.  The durable, clear plastic Gravel Tube that comes with the unit is one of the smaller ones, so buying one of the larger ones is probably a great idea to increase the ease with which a tank is cleaned although the size of the tank will ultimately determine the minimum length you need.  It also comes with a Faucet Adapter that fits to most sinks, but be aware it doesn’t connect to all faucets as there are some that it just won’t fit, so on this point a little bit of research is required. There’s a faucet pump in the box, which is designed to allow you to change the direction of the water with a simple flick of the switch, making it an ease to move the water in and out of the aquarium.  In addition to the pump there’s a switch that attaches to the Gravel Tube that allows it to alternate between draining the tank and filling it. The one piece that isn’t included that greatly increases the ease of the cleaning and swapping of the water is The Hook System which is sold separately. If you purchase the hook system and the larger gravel tube, the Python Water Change System becomes the time saving, convenient and easy way to clean aquariums, large and small.

So, do we recommend the Python Water Changer?

Absolutely! Overall, the ease and convenience that comes with such a simple method of changing and cleaning an aquarium that comes in the Python Water Change System makes it an amazing value.  Saving both time and physical labor only adds to the overall value. Rather than lugging heavy buckets of water into and out of the house and then having to hand clean the gravel on the bottom, you simply install the T Pump to the faucet and run the hose to the aquarium and from there it gets even easier with The Hook System.  After cleaning the tank with the Gravel Tube and draining the water to the desired level, you simply swap the tube out for the Hook, leave the Hook on the side of the tank and reverse the flow of the water and wait.  

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

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Sam is the owner and main writer for Fish Tank Bank. He has been keeping fish and building aquariums for over 20 years.
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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 or 100 gallon 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 quick overview of the best tanks:

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.

40 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

A 40 gallon aquarium is not what you would describe as a large 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.

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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.