If you love watching fish in an aquarium, it might be a good idea to get a large one as the fish will have more room and you’ll have more to look at. Some fish also need a lot of room, and therefore you may want to get a larger fish tank.
You will also have to make a note of the room for the tank. For example, if you have a tank over 55 gallons, then you’ll have to plan things out. You will need to figure out the plumbing and the lighting for the tank. This type of tank is going to stay in the room for a long time once you have filled with fish and water.
You will need a secondary sump tank as the larger fish tanks are designed to be used with them. This will hold the temperature control hardware and the filtration system. There are many large fish tanks on the market, but this list will narrow it down to the top three that we feel would make excellent choices for those looking for a large aquarium tank.
The Best 55 Gallon Aquariums on the Market
We’ve done extensive research and testing on the top large tanks. Most of the great ones we found are in the 55-gallon range but we found some good bigger ones below as well.
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1. Aqua Culture Starter Kit 55 Gallon Tank
The aqua-culture is a 55-gallon tank with an LED light inside that is used to display the sapphire blue surroundings the fishes swim in. It can get placed on a table, a stand, or on the floor. The LED light on it might make the intimate surroundings of the aquarium brighten up at night — straight top water opening as well.
You couldn’t get a better reviewed aquarium since we have one ourselves and it comes with every single buyer at this date giving it a perfect five stars making it our top pick as the best 55 gallon fish tank.
|Looks beautiful||Literally none we can find right now|
|Excellent value for your money|
2. 4 Tetra 55 Gallon Aquarium Kit
While we loved the Aqua Culture tank, this is another you can’t really go wrong with and is basically a tie as our #1 55 gallon aquarium. The Tetra comes with a tank, plants, and other pieces of equipment along with an instruction manual on how to set it all up.
When you set it up, it’s a full LED light open-spaced aquarium with spaces for filling water in and out. Filling it with water can take the tank weight to above 500 lbs. Maintaining the water temperature is a perfect feature for this aquarium that allows fishes to live a healthy life.
|Manufacturer in business 50 years with great reputation||Like the Aqua Culture, we have no complaints|
|Comes with a lot of what you need to start|
|Well reviewed with lots of purchases|
3. Jajale Aquarium fish tank 55 Gallons
Jajale comes with a stand and tank of 31/30 inches in length and 47 inches in width, respectively. It comes with a filter to filtrate the water inside the aquarium during pumping. It gets constructed with a concern for safety; that is why it came with a variable frequency water pump. It emits light when in use, and it is covered with an aluminum frame to avoid leakages — its glass is wear-restistant, as well as acid, and alkaline-resistant, safe from acidic water and scratches.
The company has been around and has a great reputation. They also make bigger tanks so you can go up to a 125 Gallon Aquarium if you like.
|Strong & Durable||We don’t see any here|
|Great looking tank|
|Solid reputable fish tank company|
4. Full Acrylic 360 Cylinder Aquarium – 55 Gallon Tank
This cylinder style aquarium is a unique shape. It holds 55 gallons, and the shape is attractive which draws the eye to the aquarium. It’s the perfect option if you want people looking at your fish. This aquarium is on the large size, but not too much so. It would look great in any home or business where you want to display some fish.
It has a chrome finish, and it would be nice if this was black, but it still looks great. One nice feature is a dedicated food tube, so you don’t have to take the canopy off to feed the fish. Just put the food down the tube. You get a water filtration system, light, bio ball, pump, and an air pump with the kit. You can get a good view of the fish if you’re sitting room, which makes it a good choice for an office. The tank is viewable from all angles, as well.
This is a showy piece for the house at a reasonable price for what you get.
|Best view of fish possible||Instructions not great for assembly|
|Very large with base and all|
|Food tube so you don’t have to remove top for feeding|
5. Starfire Rimless – 80 Gallon Tank – Our Choice for Large Midsize
If you’re looking for a huge tank, have a look at the Starfire Rimless 80 Gallon. Make sure you’re all set up for this sort of system before you order as it’s a very large tank, and you’ll have a complex setup process to go through. If you’re already set for a larger tank you can incorporate this one with ease.
The tank is 32” long, and it’s 24” high. There is a center overflow, and the drain is pre-drilled. In the overflow box, you have return holes. In the package, you get compatible return bulkheads and a drain. You get 2.5” glass and the panels go together well. Overall, this is a nice kit for those who need a spacious room for their fish.
The back of the tank is blacked out, which is a nice feature. It will hide the equipment that you’ll have in the back. The tank is rimless, so you’ll need to be careful with fish that might jump or splash. You could always make a lid for the tank if you prefer. Make sure you don’t knock this tank around as it lacks the braces to strengthen the joins between your glass panels. Check it for leaks before the final setup, but you should be fine. This tank is awesome if you need a lot of room.
|Very large and sleek||As with all big tanks, we worry about strength|
|Great complete kit|
|Black back hides equipment well|
6. CAD Lights 60 Gallon True Cube – 60 Gallons
This tank features 10mm low iron ultra-clear glass. The edges of the glass are polished. It comes with a gloss black marine grade MDF cabinet stand. You get an 18-gallon multi-chambered sump as well as a silent 660 GPH return pump. It comes with drain plumbing and return plumbing that features a Loc-Line return nozzle. Also include dis a rimless glass cover system.
You have everything you need in the kit to get started. The tank is a cube shape, and it holds 60 gallons. Since it has a lot of room, there are different fish species that you could potentially put in the tank. There is a lot of room for them to swim around. There is a lot of room in this tank for corals, reef rocks, and plants for the fish. You’ll be able to create a nice fish display with this large cube-sized tank.
It looks an awful lot like the Starfire Rimless (Our #5 review) which we review next, but it’s more expensive so we’d honestly scroll back up to the Starfire and pick that one.
7. Clear For Life 55 Hex Parent Gallon Tank
Clear for Life makes this 55-gallon tank that has dimensions of 29 inches in length, 25 inches in width, and a height of 24 inches. It is covered with plexiglass of the same proportion. Plexiglass has often been touted to be stronger than glass, hence the limited lifetime warranty. With a round front corner that covers the edges, it’s colorful sapphire blue display background is a cynosure of the sea. Inside is a leafy and conducive environment filled with pebbles, stones, and shells for a healthy fish life.
|Stronger than glass||Lacking reviews so hard to endorse yet|
|Limited lifetime warranty|
|Fits in tighter spaces due to dimensions|
Even Larger Tanks: 125 Gallons & Larger
Ok this is awkward. We can’t seem to find tanks we love that are exactly125 gallons at this time. But we will keep our eyes peeled. As a consolation, we found a 5 star reviewed 150 gallon that you probably love!
8. SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium
If you’re looking for a large aquarium at a good price, this giant tank is for you. Very sturdy and durable, very large and it comes with a blacked out back that allows you to hide all the equipment behind it.
It has only a few reviews thus far, but all perfect 5 stars so you are in good hands.
|Large sturdy tank||None found. If you’re looking for a big tank, this is the one|
|Looks good and we like the blacked back to hide wires and tubes|
Large tanks are for fish enthusiasts and also they are awesome for home décor and design.
All these tanks would make an excellent choice for anyone that wants a larger than normal tank. You’ll have plenty of room for your fish in these tanks and room for growth if you want to add more fish later.