20 Fish Tanks That Will Make Every Newbie Fish Owner's Life Easier
If you're starting an aquarium, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of available options on the market and not know where to begin. Fish tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes and often include a wide range of features, so if you're a first-time fish owner, it's important to know which fish tanks will be best for you, your lifestyle, and your fish. We've rounded up 20 of the best fish tanks for beginners, so you're sure to find a tank that works swimmingly for you and your new aquatic best friends.
SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Junior Executive Kit
The SeaClear Acrylic Aquarium Junior Executive Kit ($310) has everything you need as a new fish owner — a 20-gallon tank, a thermometer to keep the water the perfect temperature, and even a natural lava rock and plastic plants so your fish can play all day!
Marineland Portrait Glass LED Aquarium Kit
Everything about this sleek Marineland Portrait Glass LED Aquarium Kit ($64) is easy for beginners to handle, from the daylight/moonlight hinged LED lighting system to the sliding glass canopy that makes it a snap to check up on your finned friends!
Coralife LED Biocube Aquarium
The 16-gallon Coralife LED Biocube Aquarium ($300) is a peaceful setting for your freshwater or saltwater fish because it includes sunrise and moonrise replication, sparkling LED lights for your viewing pleasure, and a compact built-in filtration system.
Aqueon LED MiniBow Kit with SmartClean Technology
The 5-gallon Aqueon LED MiniBow Kit with SmartClean Technology ($80) is an excellent choice for newbie fish owners because it has everything you need to get started, including a cool LED light to show off your new fish!
Freesea Betta Aquarium Fish Tank
If you're set on raising betta fish but are a new owner, the 1.2-gallon Freesea Betta Aquarium Fish Tank ($33, originally $37), with its removable filter and 5V power system will make your fish happy and look wonderful on your desk.
Tetra ColorFusion Aquarium
For an easy-to-use option, check out the 20-gallon Tetra ColorFusion Aquarium ($130). It's like a playground for your fish, complete with an LED hood with a daytime effect and four artificial plants, so it'll reduce your fishy friends' stress and your own!
Penn-Plax Water-Word Vertex Desktop Aquarium Kit
With a 5-gallon tank, digital thermometer, filter, and fish net, the Penn-Plax Water-Word Vertex Desktop Aquarium Kit ($72) is an ideal aquarium for fish tank beginners and their new fish.