Marineland Desktop Kits

Product No. ML90610-00
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Marineland’s newest kits are available in either three or five gallon glass aquarium sizes.  All kits feature Marineland 3-stage hidden filtration with a Rite-SizeTM Z Cartridge and Marineland Bio-Foam® (included in the kit), and include an adjustable flow filter pump.  Bright white and blue energy efficient LED lights feature a 3-way switch (toggle between white and blue, off, and blue-only settings).  The white LEDs create a shimmering light in the water that mimics the underwater effect of sunlight, and the blue LEDs produce a relaxing moonlight glow.  The kits feature either a hinged or sliding glass canopy for easy feeding and water care dosing.  These easy-to-assemble kits are beautifully designed and easy to maintain.


  • Available in 3 gallons
  • Canopy is hinged for easy access to tank

Contour and Portrait

  • Portrait available in 5 gallons
  • Contour available in 3 and 5 gallons
  • Glass Tank with Curved Glass and base
  • Light is hinged for easy access to tank
  • Sleek, sliding glass canopy
Marineland Desktop Kits is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 gallon Portrait We love our 5 gallon Portrait aquarium! Beautiful design, love the LED lighting, and the filtration system is super quiet. Our male Betta and African Dwarf Frog couldn't be happier! Thanks Marineland!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't complain I love my tank I've had my tank, portrait, for less then a year, I love having this tank in my bathroom. Our blue lights stopped working and costumer service has been kind enough to replace it under warranty. I am a second generation MarineLand buyer, and I will keep buying from MarineLand. This tank is very easy for set up and cleaning.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE I've had my 3 gallon Contour for probably 2.5 years. It was an upgrade for my zany Betta, Vincent. Never had a problem, it's easy to clean, very nice to look at, I've always been happy with it. My Pump Tube and Elbows just recently were having problems. The elbows no longer were keeping a seal on the pump tube. I checked with all local big name stores, and couldn't find replacements. I finally called the 800 number on my original paperwork, and a guy named STEVE answered. Talk about AMAZING AMAZING service! I don't know why I'm so surprised about getting the best service in FOREVER for my little 3 gallon Betta tank! Wow. Just wow!I have no clue where he was located, and shame on me, I should have asked for his supervisor to let her/him know the guy was off the hook wonderful!He even knew about My Neighbor Totoro, which puts his rating at 15 on a scale of 1 - 10!Floored In Valley Springs!Kimberly
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Customer Bought the Contour 3 year and a half ago and we've been very happy with it. Easy to setup easy to care for.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pump not working I bought the marineland silhouette 3 gallon. The air pump that filters the water did not turn on at all, so I had to purchase a new pump.I got a corallife pump and now the water pressure is to hard.If the air pump worked I would've given it more stars
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy I love it ! Easy to set up, quiet, big enough & small enough. Looks stylish in my living room .
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful tank I only had issue with the directions. I am usually quite tech savvy, and tried the website basically it was promotional only. I scanned You tube and it listed the contore model only. Between all the same size tanks currently available (different brands)i eventually figured it out, but they all have major differences in instillation techniques...a more detailed instillation manual / Video available on the actual products you bought on the website (listed on the box as "help") would be better served. But once it was all squared away. I love it, it's well made, sturdy, and attractive, as well as my fish seem to be really enjoying the extra space. If they revamp their installation manual I will be sure to upgrade to a larger one when needed.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 gallon Portrait tank I have this tank as my first tank and it is beautiful. Everything works how it should and I love the filtering set up in the back. The water stays crystal clear and there is plenty of movement and water ciculation. The seamless curved front design is the best too. Only problem is that I want more fish and I am already looking to go up to a bigger tank ,but I can't find something similar in a larger size. I would urge Marineland to produce the same tank in 10, 15, 20 and 25 gallon sizes. I would be buying one tomorrow if they existed.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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Good day! Today a transformer blew up at my residence and also blew out my Marineland 5 gallon tank lighting! I need to order a new light bulb asap. Thanks for your help!

Asked by: Rita P
These kits have LED lighting with several bulbs. We will reach out to you directly. In the future it is highly recommended to have all aquarium products plugged into power strips with surge protection. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-17

I have absolutely no clue how to assemble the filter. The directions aren't helping me. I know the pump goes in the water, but where does the plastic tube that attaches to the pump go to? I think I need more explicit directions.

Asked by: manders
The pump sits on the right side of the filter chamber, to the left of the cartridge holder. The tube comes straight up and towards the left end of the tank, assuming you are facing the tank. The tube turns towards the front of the tank, and connects to the outlet diffuser. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-17

How do I change the LED light from night to day? Also I'm really irritated because my kit came without a pump for the filter, so I can't work the filter. I currently have another filter running in the tank. How can I get the pump?

Asked by: manders
The toggle switch allows you to have blue only or blue/white combined or off. Just toggle it over to the blue/white combination. We will email you directly to assist you with the pump. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-12

How do I get the led lighr replacement

Asked by: Judi52
We will reach out to you directly, but you can also call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

I purchased 3 Marineland ML90609 Portrait Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon on 3/24, where can I buy replacement filters for the future.

Asked by: Juan Q
You can order them here or purchase them through various fish stores, and online vendors. They take the Rite Size Z cartridge. Petsmart, and Petco carry them, I think. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-03

Hello, I have the Contour 3 gallon tank and it is beautiful! But can you please tell me how does the water flow in the filter media? It enters first through the sponge? And then, which is the direction of flow?

Asked by: Bibi RM
It flows through the openings into sponge area, then upwards and over the divider into the pump chamber. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-29

It is possible to place a submersible 25 watt heater in the back of the aquarium with the filtration and pump?

Asked by: gtm1226
No, never place any heater in the back compartment at all as this can be risky. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-21

I wanted to ask if you sell the glass lid for the marineland contour 3 (5 gallon)?

Asked by: Chichy
Hi Chichy, Unfortunately, no, we sure don't, not at this time. However, we would be happy to reach out directly via email, and send one to you at our expense. You can also call us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-19
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