Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Rectangle UniQuarium Fish Tank – Review


The Clear-for-Life 55 gallon rectangle UniQuarium is not technically a kit, but it includes much of what you need to begin your aquarium project. It offers a taller view by using different dimensions from most 55 gallon tanks, hence the rectangle designation.

Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Rectangle UniQuarium Statistics

Capacity55 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 18" Length x 20" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialAcrylic
WarrantyLifetime Limited
What's included?Pre-drilled tank
Price$$$$ - Premium Quality tank, Reef and Plant Ready.
SupplierPetSmart. Click here to check availability.

This is another option for large capacity acrylic, which allows more light through than glass and further insulates your water. Not having to worry as much about dropping it is a nice bonus as well. The manufacturer includes a lifetime warranty against leaking – something that is never seen when it comes to glass tank options.

The aquarium itself is included, along with a custom fit hood that can be easily wired using a number of different lighting options to suit your intended species of fish. It comes with a built in filtration system, so you won’t have to worry about covering that base. Simply select your lighting, heating, and pump setup and you’re ready to get started.

55 Gallon UniQuarium filteration system

With the brightness offered from acrylic and the large front-facing viewing area, this tank is an ideal choice for housing brightly colored fish. It offers a better view than most other tanks, so exotic colorations and patterns will come to life when housed in this aquarium.

The pedestal base comes attached to the bottom of the tank, so you’ll be all set to mount it on the stand of your choice with ease. As far as large non-kit aquariums go, this is one of the easier options for someone who wants minimal hassle. If you would like further details or to check availability click here.


Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Rectangle Fish Tank


Made by Aqua Tanks, this 55 gallon Clear-for-Life acrylic aquarium offers the shape and capacity you’d expect of a large glass tank without the hassle. Acrylic offers a number of advantages that shine through when it comes to high capacity aquariums.

Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Rectangle Aquarium Statistics

Capacity55 Gallons
Dimensions48" Wide x 13" Length x 20" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialAcrylic
WarrantyLifetime Limited
What's included?Pre-drilled tank
Price$$ - Good Value.
SupplierAvailable from Amazon.

To start, this acrylic tank weighs half of what an equivalent sized glass tank would weigh. The material also transfers light more effectively, so you end up with a 40% brighter view without harming your fish by using brighter lights. It’s also stronger than glass and is unlikely to crack or break if dropped – something that is always a fear on the back of your mind when dealing with a glass tank.

This is a basic tank, rather than a kit, so it’s designed to be used with a pump and filter, heater, and anything else necessary to support the habitat of your fish. Of course, since it’s not limited by any bundled equipment, you’re free to pursue a freshwater, saltwater, or any other type of aquatic environment.

When filled with water, a 55 gallon tank can weigh well over 500 pounds, so you’ll want to couple this tank with a strong base – a simple table isn’t reliable enough to count on, especially when you consider the damage 55 gallons of water is capable of causing if something were to go wrong.

This tank is exactly 4 feet long to provide a strong presence in your home. At 13 inches wide and 20 inches tall, your fish will have plenty of room. Check stock and availability at Amazon.


Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Hexagon Aquarium – Review & Spec


This Clear-For-Life 55 gallon hexagonal aquarium affords a unique look at your fish, allowing you to obtain a clear view from nearly any angle. With acrylic construction, it offers a degree of safety that glass simply can’t match. Even if dropped, it would be very difficult to cause significant damage – and a lifetime warranty against leakage helps ensure nothing happens as long as you own the tank.

Clear-For-Life 55 Gallon Hexagon Aquarium Statistics

Capacity55 Gallons
Dimensions29" Wide x 25" Length x 24" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeHexagon
MaterialAcrylic
WarrantyLifetime Limited
What's included?Pre-drilled tank
Price$$$ - Good Value high quality tank.
SupplierPetSmart. Click here to check availability.

Additionally, the chemical makeup of acrylic offers different thermal advantages over glass. By acting as a more effective insulator, acrylic helps hold heat in longer, reducing the wear on your heater and lowering the overall energy cost required to run your tank.

Since this is a tank only product, your options are endless when it comes to designing your setup. It can support any type of saltwater, freshwater, reef, or planted designs, and you have plenty of options when it comes to selecting a suitable pump and filter combination.

In addition to the tank itself, a matching hood is included. Simply select your preferred lighting and install inside the hood. Run your wiring through the interior, where it can exit through the holes in the back of the hood.

Although this is a uniquely shaped aquarium, it looks at home on a number of different stand options. Stands designed for use with square aquariums are ideal for this tank, although square tanks are often shorter, so you’ll want to make sure your stand is rated to support the weight of a 55 gallon fish tank.

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Marineland 55 Gallon Aquarium, Stand and Lighting – Review


This Marineland 55 Gallon aquarium and stand combination creates a stylish foundation for your fish tank setup. With 55 gallons of water capacity, you’ll have plenty of room to house numerous fish species.

Marineland 55 Gallon LED Hood Aquarium & Stand Ensemble

Capacity55 Gallons
DimensionsTank: 48" Wide x 13" Length x 20" High Stand: 49.4" Wide x 14.9" Lengthx 30" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass
Warranty1 Year.
What's included?LED lighting and stand.
Price$ - Very Good Value.
SupplierPetSmart. Click here to check availability.

Tank dimensions are nicely balanced, at 48” wide, 14.9” long and 30” high. This low, wide profile creates a low center of gravity for enhanced tank stability should it get bumped into. The stand provides a solid foundation to support this weight, and the dark wood finish matches a wide range of furniture. Two shelves help provide room for storage or decoration to further enhance your living space.

Starting off with these core components still leaves you plenty of room for customization. You can pick out your own preferred pump and filter, select a heating system ideal for your needs, and tailor your equipment to support either saltwater or freshwater fish. The 55 gallon capacity even provides plenty of room for a coral reef, should you choose to go this route.

In addition to the tank and stand, there’s one additional piece of equipment included – an integrated LED lighting setup built into the tank’s hood. These low energy, environmentally friendly lights are engineered to illuminate this specific tank, so you won’t have to worry about bothersome dark spots that make it hard to find your fish. They also last longer than regular bulbs.

If you want a stylish aquarium foundation, while still having plenty of room to customize the details of your equipment, this Marineland tank is a great place to start. Check availability at PetSmart by clicking here.


Top Fin 55 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit – Review & Spec


The Top Fin 55 gallon starter kit is a nice balance between convenience and tank size. It follows a non-traditional form factor, stretching 48.25” in length while remaining only just over 20” tall and 12.75” wide.

Top Fin 55 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit

Capacity55 Gallons
Dimensions48.25" Wide x 12.75" Long x 20.187" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass
Warranty-
What's included?Two (24") Full Hoods with Flourescent Lights, Top Fin 60 Power Filter with 2 Cartridges, Adjustable 200w UL Heater, Strip Thermometer & 6" Net.
Price$ - Very Good Value.
SupplierPetSmart. Click here to check availability.

The result is a panoramic view of your fish, with an increased amount of surface area facing the viewer. Able to support a wide range of freshwater, saltwater, and marine fish, this tank will allow you to enjoy watching a variety of species race across the four foot length of their habitat.

A 200W electric heater provides a wide range of adjustment settings, allowing you to dial in the water temperature to better suit your specific species. A strip thermometer makes it easy for you to keep an eye on water conditions and catch any problems should they arise.

Dual hoods each contain their own set of fluorescent lighting to fully illuminate the length of the tank. The power filter comes with an extra cartridge to ensure you’re ready for your first maintenance session. Also included is a 6” fish net and a guide to getting started and maintaining your equipment over time.

The use of a glass tank helps reduce maintenance work, and allows the use of specific tools (like metal razor blades for scraping) that other tank materials can’t support. The internal capacity creates plenty of room for decorations and plants, ensuring your fish have a home to be proud of.

The use of a sturdy stand is highly recommended to ensure this tank is stable.

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