Having a fish tank is a great way to teach kids responsibility or to add a beautiful centerpiece to your living room or office. But you can’t just get any tank, you have to look for the best fish tanks. To help you keep your fish happy, we researched some of the top fish tanks and put together this review. Before we jump into our best picks, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know.
Capacity:- Tank capacity is measured in gallons. The main thing you need to keep in mind is this: the smaller the tank, the smaller the fish. Medium sized fish aren’t going to be happy in a tank less than 5 gallon.
Material: These tanks are made of either plastic or glass. Plastic tanks are generally less expensive while glass tanks are a little pricier. That said, glass tanks leak less and give you a better view or your fish.
LED Light: You don’t have to light your tank, but it looks pretty awesome if you do. A light adds more atmosphere and your fish will like it, too. Some of these kits come with really great lighting, including multiple color options and timers.
Pieces: Most of these art kits so we included a tally of how many things come in the kit. This number includes some combination of the tank, lid, light, filter, and even extras like water conditioner and fish food.
Filter: You should get a filter. You don’t necessarily need one with a small tank but, believe it or not, small tanks are harder to keep clean. Luckily, a lot of these tanks come with the filter included.
Size: Before you buy your tank, you should have some idea where you want to put it. Some of the bigger tanks have a large footprint that might not fit well on a desk or dresser. It’s good to be prepared.
Now that we covered the important features you need to know about, let’s get right into our fish tank reviews. If you’re a hurry, start with our top and budget picks. They’re the first 2 items on our list and give you a good idea of the variety that’s out there. All of these products are unique so keep reading to find the one that’s the best match for you. Alright, let’s swim right into out reviews.
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Kimberly Graf is a researcher and writer for GeekWrapped.com. She covers kitchen, cooking, and home products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019