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.


Aqueon LED 55 Gallon Aquarium Kit Review & Spec


The Aqueon LED 55 Gallon Aquarium kit was launched late 2013 to joining their premium range thus rivaling the similar and very popular Aqueon 55 Gallon 17770 Aquarium kit from the deluxe range. Like the rest of the Aqueon products in this range this is glass tank supplied with a black plastic slimline LED hood, 200w preset heater and QuietFlow power filtration system included.

Aqueon 55 Gallon LED Tank Statistics

Capacity55 Gallons
Dimensions48.25” Long x 12.75” Wide x 23.75” High
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass
WarrantyLimited
What's included?Glass Aquarium with Black Trim, QuietFlow™ Power Filter, Filter Cartridge, Slimline LED Hood, 200w Submersible Heater, Aquarium Set-up and Care Guide, Water Conditioner, Thermometer, Premium Fish Food, Fish Net.
Price$$ - Just add water + fish.
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Standing at 48.25” Long x 12.75” Wide x 23.75” High this impressive glass tank ideal for saltwater and freshwater aquaria. On unwrapping the colorful packaging you will find all the essentials to get your large aquarium started including water conditioner, fish food, accessories and a comprehensive setup / start guide.

The QuietFlow 55/75 power filter simply hangs on the back of the tank, supplied with two filters and is ideal for this 55 Gallon tank as it suites aquariums up to 90 Gallons thus over filtering and improving visibility. Using a 4 stage filtration system this filter has both more efficient and has a better flow than most others in the same category.

Overall this is a quality glass tank from a reputable manufacturer, Aqueon, sold with a complete kit making it easy to get started with a large 55 gallon fish tank. To find the latest price for this Aqueon LED 55 Gallon Aquarium or check stock availability, click here.


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.

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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.


MarineLand Heartland 60 Gallon Aquarium Ensemble Spec & Review


The Marineland Heartland 60 Gallon Aquarium ensemble comes complete with lighting, aquarium hood and stand providing a vast front panel maximizing impact and aquatic visibility. Being a large aquarium it is perfectly suited to setting up and maintaining a reef / coral environment. Overall the tank and its setup is well reviewed on supplier, manufacturer and forums with many commenting on the benefit over a standard 55 Gallon Aquarium. You can rest assured with quality of the tank being, a limited life time warrantee is provided when used with the black heartland stand.

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Capacity60 Gallons
DimensionsTank:-
48.5" Wide x 25" High x 12.75" Long
Stand:-
50" Wide x 30" High x 14.25" Long
Type of HabitatAquatic
ShapeRectangle
MaterialGlass tank (3/8" thick)
MDF Black stand
Warranty1 Year guarantee when used without stand.
Limited lifetime with stand.
What's included?Aquarium, Hood, Fluorescent lighting and Black Stand.
Price$$ - Outstanding value for setup.
SupplierCheck Stock availability from PetSmart, delivery and collection available

With the tank standing at 25” in height, 12.75” long and 48.5” wide this 60 gal aquarium is a stunning center piece for any home. Albeit a tad slimmer that a 55 gallon equivalent it is more than adequate for planted, reef or marine setups. Similarly once standing on the beautiful black MDF stand (30” in height, 14.25” long and 50” wide) it stands oppressively rather than being able to hide it in a corner.

Sadly filtration isn’t included although you can easily fit suitable hanging filters to the rear of the tank, a few users have suggested the shelves on the black MDF stand are slightly too close together making it rather hard to use canister filters. Lastly, as I am sure you are aware, glass aquariums are not light and the Marineland Heartland 60 Gal Aquarium is no exception having 3/8” quality glass it will require two people to lift / position. Provided with energy efficient fluorescent lighting the hood is great when starting out although appears to tinge the water color, once you’re setup is up and running take a look at other LED lighting.

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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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