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Seaclear 50-gallon Acrylic Aquarium Review (2022 Update)

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict
We give Seaclear a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Editor Rating: 92%
Value for money: 87%
Easy to clean: 87%
Giftable: 85%
Price: 82%

If you are an aquarium lover and are looking for a modern and good value aquarium combo set, then Seaclear has produced a product that might be right for you. This brand has created a large aquarium made of acrylic and plastic, which has many benefits. Acrylic is known for being clearer than glass and more resistant to chipping and cracking. The combo can be used as both a freshwater and saltwater aquarium and it is large enough to hold a variety of different fish and invertebrates of your choice.

Most modern aquariums are made of glass, which makes these aquariums delicate and heavy. Seaclear has constructed a large 50-gallon aquarium combo set made entirely of acrylic, which is lightweight, easy to move around when not filled with water, and has different color options available.

We have taken a look at this product and read through the reviews to get an understanding of how good this aquarium is and what it has to offer potential buyers.

Seaclear 50-gallon Acrylic Aquarium – A Quick Look

SeaClear 50 gal Acrylic Aquarium combo
Image Credit: SeaClear, Amazon
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Ideal for both freshwater and saltwater
  • Less prone to chipping than glass aquariums
  • Impact-resistant
  • Clearer than glass
Cons
  • Expensive
  • The hood is made of a flimsy material

Specifications

Brand Seaclear
Manufacturer Pet Partners dba North American Pet
Height 20 inches
Length 5 inches
Width 15 inches
Volume 50 gallons
Product weight 20 pounds
Main material Acrylic and plastic
Style Fishtank
Color options Clear, black, cobalt blue

Durability

The Acrylic panels that form this aquarium seem to be quite sturdy and durable. This aquarium can withstand pressure from a large volume of water which allows it to be filled up to the maximum capacity of 50 gallons. Acrylic is an impact-resistant and strong material that replaces the standard glass panels. Although the aquarium itself is quite durable, the hood on top of the aquarium is made from flimsy plastic so it should be carefully opened and closed to avoid accidentally cracking the lid.

Overall, in comparison to glass aquariums, acrylic aquariums are more durable and resistant to chipping, cracking, and scratches than your standard aquarium. This tank weighs half the weight of a glass aquarium, which makes it easier to handle and move around to set up.

Features

The SeaClear 50-gallon acrylic aquarium comes as a combo set. It includes a hood on the aquarium with precut and drilled openings for wires from filters, heaters, and lights. The hood has a light fixture that can fit blue or white fluorescent bulbs in it, but it does not include the bulb itself. The light fixture can fit a 24-inch long bulb of 17 watts which makes it ideal for planted freshwater aquariums and reef tanks. You have the option of choosing a standard light that will only illuminate the inside of the aquarium, or a light specifically designed to help plants and reefs grow. The lightbulb can be found at most local fish stores. The most valuable feature of this aquarium is that is it made of acrylic which makes it more resistant to standard wear and tear than other types of aquariums.

SeaClear 50 gal System II Acrylic Aquarium
Image Credit: SeaClear

Customer Support and Warranty

For the most part, Seaclear has a good reputation for sticking to their warranty and answering questions from their customers. This brand also takes pride in the quality of its products and has one of the industry’s most extensive warranties. If you are having a problem with the aquarium or it has come to you have broken on arrival, then the warranty will cover your issue and you can email their support team for assistance.

FAQ: Seaclear 50-gallon Acrylic Aquarium

What Is Included In The Combo Set?

The combo aquarium set includes the acrylic aquarium, reflector, and 24-inch electrical light fixture. It does not include the bulb for the light or a filter or heater. The front of the aquarium is curved on the sides for a more enhanced view, and everything is made out of acrylic and plastic.

Does This Aquarium Come With A Top Piece?

This acrylic aquarium has a black hood made out of plastic. This hood holds a light fixture where you can fit a bulb inside to light up the aquarium. The black hood lifts so you can easily place food and water treatments into the aquarium. Part of the top piece is clear acrylic that has an opening where the hood and light fixture can be found.

What Type Of Filtration System Does This Tank Support?

This combo set does not include a filter, but it can support a variety of different aquarium filters. There is an opening at the top where wires can be placed through.

What Is The Difference Between The Color Options?

This tank comes in three different colors; cobalt blue, clear, and black. The color is on the back panel and functions as a backdrop, so you do not have to buy one separately if you purchase this combo set with one of the three colors.

SeaClear 50 gal Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set
Image Credit: SeaClear

What the Users Say

We have taken a look at some of the reviews verified buyers have left detailing their experience with this aquarium combo set, and most of them were positive. The majority of the reviewers admired how clear the acrylic panels of this aquarium are and how it has a modern and sleek appearance. A reviewer also mentioned that the temperature in the aquarium seemed to be more stable in comparison to glass aquariums.

One reviewer stated “I have had this tank for 1.5 years. I love it. You have to be comfortable with the differences in care and maintenance required with acrylic vs glass, but I would never get a glass tank again.”

There were some negative reviews about the flimsiness of the black hood and how it can limit how easily you can navigate and place things into the aquarium, but there are ways to work around that issue.

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Conclusion

Overall, the Seaclear 50-gallon acrylic aquarium has a lot of value to buyers searching for a durable and lightweight aquarium that is large enough to function as both freshwater or saltwater aquarium, and hold a lot of different fish and plants. This aquarium combo set allows you to see the inside of your aquarium more clearly, almost as if nothing is separating your underwater masterpiece from you.

Although this combo set does not include light and heaters, these items can be purchased separately and can easily fit into this aquarium because it has been designed to accommodate different types of aquarium equipment. It is a good investment and purchase if you are looking for a clear, durable, sturdy, and attractive-looking acrylic aquarium.


Featured Image Credit: SeaClear, Amazon

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