55 Gallon Fish Tank

55 Gallon Fish Tanks

A 55 gallon fish tank is one of the most popular size aquarium.  The combination of relative affordability, ability to customize the filtration, and the fact that it’s a great size for a nice show tank in the average living room makes it a very popular choice.  I will present to you 5 different 55 gallon fish tanks available through Amazon along with a couple of 55 gallon stands.  A canister filter or a hang on back are popular filtration choices for a 55 gallon fish tank although a small sump is also an option.  There are some kits available in this size or you can customize the system yourself.  I want to be honest here, Amazon does not currently have the best selection of 55g tanks but I present these here for your consideration and as a starting point.  Hopefully they will offer more 55g complete kits again soon.

55 Gallon Fish Tanks- Glass

55 Gallon Fish Tanks- Acrylic

55 Gallon Fish Tank Stands

55 Gallon Fish Tank Filtration

Setting Up a Low Cost 55 Gallon Fish Tank

55 Gallon Fish Tanks- Glass

All you really need to do is build or buy a stand, select a canister filter (or a good hang on back), a heater, get some nice lighting, it’s not difficult to fashion a canopy out of some 1×6 lumber or something similar and you are good to go!  There is a video on the bottom of this page where I demonstrate how to do exactly this.

55 Gallon Fish Tank
55 Gallon Fish Tank, by Aquarium Masters, For Marine Fish, Invertebrates and Tropical Fish!

55 Gallon Show Aquarium, by Aquarium Masters, For Marine Fish, Invertebrates and Tropical Fish! 

Diamond polished edges, distortion free glass, black frame top & bottom
Dimensions/Size: 48″x13″x20″; Weight: 66 lbs
Aquarium Masters Standard Framed Aquariums are assembled with the highest quality material available. Every aquarium is rigorously inspected to exceed industry standards and expectations
Included in every Standard Frame Aquarium: distortion-free glass, diamond polished edges for safety, black framed top and bottom, commercial grade black silicone sealant for aesthetic appeal that also prevents capillary action and leakage.  A variety of lighting systems and filters are available.

Hubbard Scientific Saltwater 55 Gallon Fish Tank
Hubbard Scientific Saltwater 55 Gallon Fish Tank

Hubbard Scientific Saltwater 55 Gallon Fish Tank

This unit comes with everything but the water and marine life! Features an integrated, balanced operating system which is self-contained and easily maintained. It incorporates systems for circulation, aeration, filtration and heating. The steel frame is coated with durable baked-on finish that offers an effective corrosion resistant barrier between metal and the saltwater. The 4 side panels are constructed of thermal insulating double-wall glass for maximum viewing. Mechanical equipment is housed within the unit for safety, yet is easily accessible for cleaning. This large 55 gallon oceanic aquarium is designed for stocking and maintaining a wide variety of “cool water” marine organisms within a controlled environment. The tank’s circulation is controlled to 400 gallons per hour, aeration is in 12 constant flow aeration streams and will cool to 5 degrees Centigrade plus or minus 3 degrees Centigrade. It is shipped complete with marine salts, filter media, 6 filter bags, hydrometer/thermometer, a power drain hose and a 41 page Marine Aquarium Lab Manual. It requires a 115 Volt, 60Hertz, 7amp power source. A glass cover comes with the unit. The dimensions are 33.5″ Long x 32.25″ Wide x 25″ High. Although the photo shows the unit with a stand, this unit comes without the stand which is sold separately.

55 Gallon Fish Tank
55 Gallon Fish Tank, Glass, by Carolina Biological Supply Company

Carolina Biological Supply Company  55 Gallon Fish Tank, Glass

The Carolina Pledge: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All of our products are unconditionally guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied with any item, you may return it for a replacement, a refund, or credit. It’s that simple.  Our all-glass 55-gal aquarium has sides and a bottom of triple-strength, clear glass welded together with silicone rubber. This strong, leak-proof aquarium will last for years and is nonreactive with seawater. Top frame is designed for a recessed cover (see item #671247 Aquarium Cover). Dimensions: 48 × 13 × 20″ H. Note:Must be shipped motor freight.

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquarium Masters 55 Gallon Fish Tank Reef Ready, Framed With Plumbing Kit, by Aquarium Masters, For Marine Fish, Invertebrates and Tropical Fish!

Aquarium Masters 55 Gallon Fish Tank, Reef Ready, Framed With Plumbing Kit, by Aquarium Masters, For Marine Fish, Invertebrates and Tropical Fish!

Made of distortion free glass, diamond polished edges, one pre-filter corner overflow, patented flow rate system, 1″ drain and 3/4″ return
Dimensions/Size: 48″x13″x20″; Frame: Black; Weight: 80.0 lbs
Comes with 20 Inch Reef Plumbing Kit
An Aquarium Masters Reef Ready Framed Aquarium has a frame on top and bottom, and one or more prefilters installed, is drilled in one or more corners of the aquarium and or the center, and uses distortion-free glass & diamond polished edges’
Aquarium Masters Reef Ready Aquariums will compliment any home or office. With beauty and functionality, every aquarium is rigorously inspected to exceed industry standards and expectations

55 Gallon Fish Tanks- Acrylic

Acrylic tanks are long lasting, durable, lightweight and much easier to move when necessary. Acrylic aquariums are brighter, stronger, and lighter than glass aquariums. They are also very easy to set up custom sump configurations with. Although they scratch a lot easier than glass they can also be buffed with plastic polish and repaired with acrylic panels and glue.   Although a little more expensive than glass aquariums, they are a good investments, especially with larger tanks.  For 55 gallon fish tanks, you really can’t go wrong either way.

55 Gallon Fish Tank, 360 Degree Acrylic
55 Gallon Fish Tank, 360 Degree Acrylic

Full Acrylic 360 Cylinder 55 Gallon Fish Tank w/ Stainless Steel Trim Tall Base Version

Made with high strength acrylic

Complete with stand & canopy, Feed fish without removing the Canopy (built in Feeding tube)

Includes power compact aquarium light

Include water filtration system & pump, Bio ball & Air pump

Brushed Stainless Steel Finish

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Advance Aqua Tanks Acrylic Rectangle 55 Gallon Fish Tank – Black

Advance Aqua Tanks Acrylic Rectangle 55 Gallon Fish Tank – Black

Classic rectangle shape.
Adds depth while maintaining a small footprint.
Designed for freshwater, saltwater, or reef environments.
Vivid colors of fish, plants, and marine life are enhanced with acrylic due to its greater luminosity.
Acrylic aquariums are 40% brighter, 17% stronger, and 50% lighter than glass aquariums.

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Advance Aqua Tanks Acrylic Rectangle 55 Gallon Fish Tank – Blue

Advance Aqua Tanks Acrylic Rectangle 55 Gallon Fish Tank – Blue

Classic rectangle shape.
Adds depth while maintaining a small footprint.
Designed for freshwater, saltwater, or reef environments.
Vivid colors of fish, plants, and marine life are enhanced with acrylic due to its greater luminosity.
Acrylic aquariums are 40% brighter, 17% stronger, and 50% lighter than glass aquariums.

55 Gallon Fish Tank Stands

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Imagitarium Brooklyn 55 Gallon Fish Tank Metal Stand

Imagitarium Brooklyn 55 Gallon Fish Tank Metal Stand

Made with durable solid steel and sturdy construction.
Fish tank stand features adjustable feet for leveling before you add your tank.
Sleek and modern design with black finish.
Looks great with any aquarium or terrarium.
Available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and the size of your tank.

 

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquatic Fundamentals Mixed Media Series with Storage – 55 Gallon Fish Tank Black Stand

Aquatic Fundamentals Mixed Media Series with Storage – 55 Gallon Fish Tank Black Stand

We actually own this stand and you can see it in the video below.  It’s held up quite well over the years and was easy to assemble.  These aquarium stands give you an ability to personalize your look. These stands are made of Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF). Two distinct advantages of MDF are its water resistance and its overall strength. The Ready-To-Assemble Construction of these aquarium stands result in increased strength and stability by using Metal-To-Metal locking cam assembly fasteners. The solid tops offers greater versatility over those with mere “lip only” construction, allowing these stands to be safely used with a variety of tanks, or other pet habitats.

55 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquatic Fundamentals 55 Gallon Fish Tank Upright Aquarium Stand – Buy Here!

Aquatic Fundamentals 55 Gallon Fish Tank Upright Aquarium Stand

This is another good 55 gallon fish tank stand from Aquatic Fundamentals.  Quality aquarium furniture with moisture-resistant, powder-coat finish Sturdy aquarium stands feature metal-to-metal locking cam assembly.  Quality aquarium furniture lets your aquarium get the attention it deserves. Unlike “lip-only” stands that support only at the corners, these solid-top models support every square inch of your aquarium. Dense fiberboard core construction and a moisture-resistant, black powder-coat finish. Looks great in any room to give your aquarium a clean finished look. Powder-coat Finish The finish on these stands is created using state-of-the-art powder-coating process, which ensures that the end product is extremely durable and moisture-resistant.

55 Gallon Fish Tank Filtration

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55 Gallon Fish Tank
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