Aquarium kits can be a great way to purchase many key components for your new aquatic setup in one stop. Kit contents will vary, but may include filter, heater, lighting, water conditioner or even a stand. When purchasing kits, the items are often discounted compared to purchasing each item separately or may even have specially designed accessories that specifically fit that tank and may be hard to find separately.
After you purchase a kit, other items you'll need to get started will vary according to the type of kit and the type of fish you plan on adding to your aquatic environment. With a 55 gallon setup, you are open to lots of options including goldfish, cichlids, community freshwater, or even marine fish. Always be sure to add appropriate substrate and décor according to the type of setup you are going with to polish off the look of your new aquarium!
A kit often includes many of the basic items needed to start your aquarium. When purchasing in a bundle, supplies may be discounted further than purchasing each item individually. Kits may also have specialized equipment such as hoods or stands that fit a specific aquarium and would be hard to find individually.