The best aquariums and fish tanks to hold your new family pet

The best aquariums and fish tanks UK

by motherandbaby |
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Introducing some new scaly members to the family? You're going to be on the hunt for the perfect aquatic palace for your fish to call home.

Whether you're looking to upgrade for more space or this is your first aquarium hunting experience we've got you covered.

With so much on offer in the world of fish tanks, from varying materials to weight and sizes, and endless options it can be hard to know what's best for your new pet. Deciding what size you're after is the best first step, take into consideration how many fish you have and the space you have in your home, although the general rule of thumb is bigger is usually better.

It doesn't end with a fish tank, the accessories are just as important and the kids will love this part! Your aquarium doesn't have to be boring, after all, it can work as decor too. Make it colourful and vibrant with decorations and LED lights, don't forget about aquarium accessories you could also need like a filtration system or an aquarium heater for tropical fish.

We've compiled a guide to the best aquariums and fish tanks available to buy in the UK, to help you find the perfect home for your new fish friends.

The best aquariums and fish tanks UK

Aqueon LED MiniBowu2122 Kit
Price: £102.44


Although this is only a five-gallon fish tank, it's still by far the best aquarium on the market.

Tetra AquaArt LED Aquarium Complete Set
Price: £182.45


If you're looking for a larger tank, then this may be the one for you. With this aquarium, Tetra

Marina 360 Aquarium with Remote Control LED Lighting

Rrp: £69.99

Price: £42.95


Many of us make the decision to get fish because they're one of the rare pets that can serve as

Ciano Black Aqua 60 LED Tropical Glass Aquarium
Price: £109.99


As we previously mentioned, depending on what fish you own you may require an aquarium heater. The

Superfish Start 30 Aquarium Tropical 25L

Rrp: £74.49

Price: £67.95


If you're just getting started with buying and owning fish, then this aquarium may just be the one

Fluval Edge 23 Litre Desktop Aquarium
Price: £159.84


Although this may not be the most budget-friendly fish tank out there, it's certainly one of the


This Spongebob Squarepants Aquarium Kit by Penn Plax is a fun aquarium with accessories to make it


This Ciano Nexus Diamond Glass Aquarium offers a modern and stylish diamond shape, ideal for any


Aqua One is a leading supplier of quality aquariums and accessories that not only deliver the best

Marina Decorative Aquarium Gravel, 450 g

Rrp: £5.79

Price: £5.41

Uniclife Glowing Effect Artificial Mushroom Aquarium Plant Decor
Price: £8.99

What fish tank size do I need?

To ensure your fish are healthy and thriving, you will need to use one gallon of water per inch of fish. So per inch of fish that you have or would like to purchase, your tank should have or hold one gallon of water.

What happens if a fish tank is too small?

Having a fish tank that is too small can cause several issues, these include your fish becoming aggressive and having stunted growth. Both of these issues can lead to your fish dying.

Which fish tank material is best?

Fish tanks are usually made from two different types of materials - glass and acrylic. There's been plenty of debate over which is better, and the best material for you will be the one that suits your needs the most.


  • Cheaper

  • Scratch-resistant

  • Will not yellow over time


  • Lighter

  • Impact-resistant

  • An array of shapes and sizes

If you're looking for the most budget-friendly material, then we recommend you go with glass. However, if it's variety you're after and more lightweight material, then you should consider purchasing an acrylic fish tank.

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