Are you looking to upgrade your current aquarium set up? If, like me, you think bigger is better, then set your sights on a 75 gallon aquarium.
When I was looking to buy some pet fish, I figured I might as well go all-out and get a big tank. I wanted a feel of the ocean or the sea without the whole mass of water. So I compromised and went for a 75 gallon aquarium for my house instead. To be specific, I got one manufactured by Deep Blue Professional.
Going on Amazon, you might find the whole product name to be a mouthful: Deep Blue Professional ADB11075 75-Gallon Reef Ready Glass Aquarium Tank, 48 by 18 by 20-inch, black. Still with me? Great. Here’s all you really need to know about it.
Deep Blue Professional 75 Gallon Reef-Ready Aquarium Tank Details
- Dimension: 47.2 x 18 x 55 inches.
- Weight: 108 pounds shipping weight.
- ASIN: B0042FRUHU.
Colors Available: Black
- With compact corner overflow pre-filter.
- With pre-drilled drain.
- With return holes.
- Patented Floodgate technology.
- Upgraded bottom panels.
- Universally sized injection molded frames.
- Industrial strength black seal.
- Thick distortion-free tempered glass.
- Diamond polish edges.
- Ideal for freshwater and marine aquaria.
If you have previously owned a smaller aquarium, or if you’re buying one for the first time, it’s easy to think that almost $600 will get you the entire set you need except for the fish. And you can’t really be faulted for thinking that. Heck, a friend of mine got a tank with all the shebang for under $400. For that price, he already had a pretty nice filtration system and awesome lights.
Of course, 29 gallons is a far cry from a 75 gallon aquarium. I understand that much, at least. So what will your $599.99 get from Deep Blue Professional? Sadly, just the actual aquarium. But before you change your mind about it, consider these.
The aquarium glass is thick and distortion-free. The seals are industrial strength and looks durable. It does come with pre-drilled overflow filter. Some pictures will show you that it comes with plumbing.
I’m really not sure if the other sizes do, but when my 75 gallon aquarium was delivered, it didn’t have that. I’ve read some reviews that say the same. So to set your expectations, it looks like this does NOT come with plumbing. No lids, either.
I did like the upgrade they did on the bottom panels. They have been drilled and according to literature, tempered for extra strength and safety. So far, my tank is holding up admirably well.
You’ll have to get it a stand. It doesn’t come with one, as you can already probably tell. And with a tank this big, you can’t just stack it on top of any old cabinet you have lying around. It’s a decent enough tank for the price.
The glass edges are clean and overall, it looks good. It has the added benefit of being ideal for freshwater and saltwater fish both.
- Clean lines.
- Okay looks.
- Drilled bottom panels.
- Thick glass.
- Distortion-free glass.
- Price doesn’t include kit, lid, lights or hood.
- No stand.
- Online description states plumbing included but it’s not.