SeaClear 40 Gallon Junior Executive Aquarium Kit Review & Spec


SeaClear offer a Junior Executive Aquarium kit providing everything needed to get set with a 40 gallon aquarium. Well reviewed and loved by tank owners this 40 gal tank hits the spot being made from acrylic rather than glass it is light weight, provides a clear and bright view than the standard material. Being manufactured by a supplier renowned for quality SeaClear deliver beautiful tank supplied with a complete setup include a power filter, tank hood, a selection of plastic plants, fish net, food and water condition backed by a limited lifetime guarantee.

SeaClear 40 Gallon Junior Executive Aquarium Stats

Capacity40 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 15" Long x 16" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialAcrylic
WarrantyLifetime Limited
What's included?Aquarium Hood, Fluorescent lighting (ex tubes) , Power Filter, Plastic Plants, Fish Net, Fish Food and Water Conditioner
Price$$ - Good value for an acrylic aquarium
SupplierCheck availability and order from Amazon

Available in three colors, clear, black and cobalt blue you can choose a tank that suites your décor. Whilst created as an entrée level kit this SeaClear 40 gallon regular rectangular tank can easily be amended in future to suit reef or marine applications through drilling to fit a stump although as it stands this tank is ideal for fresh and salt water applications. All you need to add to get going is gravel and some fish!

This tank stands at 36” Long x 15” Wide x 16” High and being molded acrylic no support bars or black sealant to obscure aquatic views. As described in our Glass vs Acrylic post Acrylic has no tint thus improving viewing clarity, reduces weight and is stronger making ideal around children and other pets.

Overall this SeaClear Junior Executive 40 Gallon Tank Kit offers great value for money for those looking to get started with a medium to large sized aquarium from a reputable manufacturer.


SeaClear 40 Gallon Aquarium Review & Spec


This Sea Clear 40 Gallon Acrylic Aquarium stands at 36” wide, 15” long and 16” high, available in two colors; suites reef, marine, salt and fresh water aquatics. Sea Clear Tanks are renowned for quality, selling some of the best aquariums on the market, to back this up a limited life time guarantee is included against leakage and provided with an aquarium lid with a 24” UL fluorescent lighting hood (compatible T8 or T12 fluorescent tubes).

SeaClear 40 Gal Acrylic Aquarium Statistics

Capacity40 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 15" Long x 16" High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialAcrylic
WarrantyLifetime Limited
What's included?Aquarium Hood, Fluorescent lighting (ex tubes)
Price$$ - Good value for an acrylic aquarium
SupplierAvailable to click & collect from PetSmart

Acrylic aquariums are ideal for warm marine aquatics as the thermal retention is far better than that of Glass similarly, as per our Glass vs Acrylic discussion, users can quite easily drill to fit heating and filtration customizing without the risks of cracking / breaking glass. Most people believe acrylic tends to discolor with the material having progressed it no longer clouds, instead most users report the clarity of the Sea Clear 40 tank to better than glass as it tends not to distort. SeaClear molecular bond and heat polish their edges together to retain strength and prevent any possible fractures, cracks or breaks at the seams.

SeaClear-40-Gal-Aquarium

One word of warning with an Acrylic aquarium use a plastic algae scraper, rather than a metal one, to prevent scratching the acrylic and attempt to keep coral away from the acrylic. Blemishes can easily be buffed out although will require some elbow grease.

This SeaClear 40 Gallon Aquarium is good value for money when compared to other acrylic aquariums albeit a more expensive than its glass counter-parts. A good quality hood is provided although with the introduction of LED lighting, and the ability to change the color temperature, many experienced aquatic hobbyists have chosen to upgrade it. Backed by a quality brand name and reassured by a life time guarantee, if you are looking for a medium sized aquarium this SeaClear acrylic tank ticks most of the boxes. Check availability at Amazon.


Top Fin 40 Gallon Hooded Aquarium Review & Spec


Technically classed as a breeder tank this Top Fin 40 gallon hooded aquarium weighs in at 52lbs when empty and 320lbs when full. The tank is 36” wide, 18” long and 16” tall and built with a one piece black center braced frame to prevent bowing. This Top Fin tank comes with a plastic hood ready for a fluorescent tube fitting and is built with distortion free glass to enhance visibility. Many owners have customized and drilled these glass Top Fin tanks adding filtration and stumps as only the base is tempered (confirmed by supplier).

TopFin 40 Gallon Hooded Tank Statistics

Capacity40 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 18" Long x 16" High
Type of HabitatAquatic, Pet, Reptile (Vivarium)
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass
Warranty-
What's included?Black hood with Fluorescent fitting
Price$$ - Good value aquarium
SupplierAvailable to click & collect from PetSmart

As mentioned this Top Fin aquarium is classed as a breeder, thus is taller and slimmer than a few of its counter parts. Being a relatively small tank, when compared to 55 or 60 gallon setups, they are good starter setups enabling aquatic enthusiasts to master the environment before perhaps upgrading to something larger. Albeit supplied with fluorescent lighting to suit an aquatic environment, simply by fitting a UV tube this tank could also be used as a vivarium. Being a PetSmart own brand, Top Fin, you can trust the manufacturing quality of the product will keep your aquatics safe and sound.

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Clear-for-Life 40 Gallon Uniquarium Tank Review & Spec


Manufactured by Clear-for-Life Aquariums this 40 Gallon Acrylic Uniquarium joins their vast collection of premium tanks with a built in filtration system making ideal for Freshwater, Marine, Reef and Planted setups. As per our other reviews of the Clear-for-life tanks here at MyAquarium this 40 gal tank share the same quality build as others in the range being molded seamless and backed by their limited life time guarantee.

Clear-For-Life 40 Gallon Rectangle UniQuarium Statistics

Capacity40 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 15" Length x 16" 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.

In comparison to glass this acrylic tank is comparably 40% brighter in appearance and not needing supports, rails or silicone provides much better viewing than its 40 gallon glass counter parts. Being a Uniquarium it features a unique 3-in-1 filtration system combining mechanical, chemical and biological into one section allowing you to just setup, cycle, check nitrate and ph levels before introducing your choice of aquatics. Further move being acrylic modifications to the tank can easily be made without risking fracturing or damaging the remainder of the tank, note this will void the guarantee.

Clear-For-Life 40 Gal Uniquarium Filtration System

The aquarium doesn’t include lighting or a hood although you can easily add standard sized LED lighting to suit. Being a molded acrylic tank, standing at 36” Long x 15” Wide x 16”, rather than having seamed pieces of glass algae can grow around the edges thus require a little hands on cleaning rather than just using an external magnetic cleaner (not ideal for acrylic either as particles can trap and scrape the material). Many users of the Uniquarium filtration system swap out the bioballs over time with live rubble rock due to over nitration.

This Clear-for-Life Uniquarium is a solid investment for any aquatic fanatic, whether you are getting started and want an all in one tank, looking for a feature piece for your home or a looking to build out a planted / reef aquarium. Two colors are currently available to purchase, Blue and Sapphire Blue, check availability here.

Clear For Life Acrylic 40 Gallon Tank


Aqueon 40 Gallon Breeder Aquarium Spec & Review


This Aqueon 40 Gallon Breeder aquarium stands at 36.5” wide x 19.25” high x 17.125” wide and weighs in at 55 pounds. The glass panes are ¼ inch none of which are tempered (according to the Aqueon website) making these ideal for drilling to fit filtration, heating, stumps, etc thus suiting reef, breeding, marine, salt and freshwater applications. When purchasing this aquarium you will need to purchase your own lighting, filtration and hood to get started. Many owners have chosen to fit the matching versa top hinged aquarium glass top then sitting LED lighting on top.

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Aqueon 40 Gallon Glass Breeder Aquarium Statistics

Capacity40 Gallons
Dimensions36" Wide x 15" Long x 16" High
Type of HabitatAquatic, Pet, Reptile (Vivarium)
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass
Warranty-
What's included?Aquarium
Price$ - Very good value budget aquarium
SupplierAvailable to click & collect from PetSmart

Assembled with a sleek black trim designed to reinforce and prevent the tank from bowing instead of fitting a central brace. Aqueon have been supplying and assembling aquariums for years, previously under the All-Glass aquariums brand, and are renowned for quality products on aquatic forums and in local fish stores. Whilst most owners use this tank for aquatics being glass and of good size, many also use it for small pets and reptiles.

Overall this Aqueon 40 Gallon Fish tank is very good value for money and ideal for aquatic / pet usage. If you would like to check availability or purchase from amazon click here.