Marina LED aquarium kits are the best fish tank kits for everyone from beginners to advanced hobbyists. These kits have satisfied almost customers by their clear glass fish tank, bright white LED light, very quiet filtration and many other features necessary for a starter to get started his/her first adventure in the fish keeping hobby.

The kit is available in three sizes (5, 10 and 20 gallons) for you to choose from based on your stocking option. While the Marina LED aquarium kit 20-gallon is ideal for keeping various tropical fish, the 5-gallon and 10-gallon ones are commonly used as Betta fish tanks, shrimp tanks and tanks with other small fish.

Three available sizes for various uses

Marina LED 20 gallon aquarium kit – ideal for starters

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  • Tank: a very clear, long-lasting, 20 gallon glass aquarium
  • Dimensions: 24″ L x 12.5″ W x 16.5″ H
  • Filter: a Marina Slim S20 clip-on power filter with quick-change cartridges
  • Lighting: natural daylight LED light incorporated into the canopy with a switch to turn on or off
  • Additives: fish food, fish net, Cycle Biological Supplement, Aqua Plus water conditioner, aquarium care guide.

20 gallons (75 liters) is the minimum tank size recommended for a beginner to get started in the aquarium hobby because this size is not so small that the aquarium environment changes quickly and harms for your fish but not too large to confuse a beginner. Moreover, you can keep various tropical freshwater fish species in a 20 gallon fish tank that smaller tanks can’t do. Understand that, I always recommend the Marina LED 20-gallon aquarium kit for any beginners, who don’t have many experience in solving aquarium problems.

Marina LED 5 gallon aquarium kit – great for Betta

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  • Tank: 5 gallon glass aquarium, very clear and long-lasting
  • Dimensions: 16″ L x 8.5″ W x 10.5″ H
  • Filter: a Marina Slim S10 clip-on filter with quick-change filter cartridges
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Additives: fish food, fish net, Cycle Biological Supplement, Aqua Plus water conditioner, aquarium care guide.

While 20-gallon tanks are recommended for beginners who want to start with some tropical fish, 5 gallon fish tanks are ideal choice for Betta lovers. Although a 2.5 gallon fish tank can work well for one male Betta, a 5 gallon one will provide your Betta and his tank mates a larger house to live happily and healthily. As you known, Bettas that have adequate space and enough exercise will live a longer and happier life. So, I strongly recommend the Marina LED 5 gallon aquarium kit for any Betta fish lovers.

Marina LED 10 gallon aquarium kit – great for small fish and shrimps

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  • Tank: 10 gallon (U.S) glass aquarium
  • Dimension: 20″ L x 10″ W x 12.5″ H
  • Lighting: LED lighting with natural daylight effect module
  • Filtration: a Marina Slim S15 clip-on filter with quick-change filter cartridges
  • Additives: fish food, fish net, Cycle Biological Supplement, Aqua Plus water conditioner, aquarium care guide.

The larger house you provide, the healthier your Betta is. And because people don’t want to spend more money to buy a very large tank for only one male Betta that makes 10-gallon a great size to get started with. A 10 gallon fish tank is the perfect size tank for one male Betta and some tank mates happy and healthy. With this tank size,  you can also keep some types of small tropical fish and inverts such as Guppies, Gouramis, Dwarf Borara, Red Cherry shrimps, Yellow shrimps, nails, etc.

Marina LED 5/10/20 gallon aquarium kit review

All Marina LED aquarium kits come with a fish tank made of long-lasting and clear glass, a hinged canopy, a power filter, an LED light incorporated into the canopy and some other supplies necessary for a fish tank setup.

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The main tank is well-constructed with a hinged canopy, which can easily open to access the inside of the tank for setup and maintenance. An aquarium LED lighting system, which provide natural daylight for the entire tank, is stylishly built in the canopy. The new LED lighting technology is for a long-lasting lifetime and stunning effect. There is a switch to turn on or off the light.

The filter included is the most powerful thing that makes many aquarists like the kits, it keeps their aquariums very clean and the water ultra clear. The filter is very quiet, powerful and doesn’t take up too much space in your tank because it is a Hang-On-Back filter. It uses two filter cartridges (1 Bio-Carb and 1 Bio-Clear) to completely filter the tank water. Both of these filter cartridges contain Ceramitek, a highly porous ceramic biological filter medium for healthy fish and shrimps.

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Some additives you need for your aquarium setup is also included in the kit. Look at the previous picture, from the filter to the right, they are:

1. Nutrafin Aqua Plus water conditioner is to remove chlorine and chloramine from tap water and make it safe for fish, coat and protect scales and fins of newly purchasing fish and reduce fish stress after transportation or water changes. This conditioner can be applied for both freshwater and saltwater.

2. Nutrafin Max tropical flake fish food provides enough nutrients for tropical fish and keep them healthy. This fish food contains multi-vitamins and natural color enhancers to make your fish more beautiful.

3. Nutrafin Cycle biological filter supplement is to create a biologically well-balanced environment for your aquarium. It helps to remove ammonia and nitrite to protect your fish and prevent fish loss. Using this solution in a proper way helps to reserve your aquarium pets in some situations of early nitrogen cycle or aquarium disasters, which cause sudden breakout of ammonia and nitrite.

4. A fish net is for aquarium specimen capture. The net is made from fine soft mesh to protect delicate fins of your fish.

5. A thermometer helps to read the aquarium temperature that is helpful in temperature control and daily maintenance. The kit doesn’t come with a fish tank heater for tropical fish; however, you could easily buy one online if you want to build a tropical aquarium. You will need a 25-watt heater for the Marina LED 5 gallon kit, a 50-watt heater for the Marina LED 10-gallon kit, and a 50-75 watt heater if you choose the Marina LED 20 gallon aquarium kit. Read more the guide for heater choosing here:

6. A care guide that includes advice on how to set up and maintain a fish tank. It is very easy to set up and maintain the kit according to the aquarium care guide. All you have to do is buy some plants and gravel packets to fulfill your aquarium installation.

In conclusion

Being easy for setting up and maintaining with a very affordable price, even a beginner could easily get starting his/her first venture into the wonderful hobby of fish keeping with the kit. Marina LED aquarium kit is the best choice for everyone from the beginners to the advanced hobbyists. I strongly recommend the kit for any starter hobbyists. There are three sizes for you to choose: 5, 10 or 20 gallons.

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