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 4.0 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this about a year ago as my first fresh water tank and it works grate it has all the things I needed to start it all I needed to bye on the side was rocks,plants and big rocks so my fish can swim in. It has a white light and a blue light with a filter. It has been about 6 months since I bought it and I just cleaned it and it was fine all those six months i have no heater in the tank right now and it is 25 degrees and now that my fresh water fish have passed I will lots of years to come with this fish tank.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little set up I have had my aquarium for about a year now and it came with everything I needed to set up a tank. I started with about 10 small fish like neon tetras and danio's. I set up a second tank and moved the danio's over and now have a beta in the tank. 8 months ago while cleaning the tank, I dropped lid that comes with the kit and broke it. I recently called to have a new one ordered, I was informed that they would replace the canopy at no charge to me, which included shipping. I received the new one within about a week but sadly, shipping had damaged a corner of the lid. I called back and with zero issues, they informed me that a new lid would be on its way and they didn't even require the damaged lid to be mailed back to them nor did they require photos. It was completely hassle free and I am amazed at the customer support they provided. By far the best I have ever received from anywhere.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I’ve really been looking forward to this aquarium for a while now. After setting everything up I was surprised to hear a loud popping noise. It turns out the tank had cracked down the side after not even having it set up for 24 hours. Thankfully I was home because the water that spilled out was splashing on to an electrical outlet. Didn’t buy any fish or plants yet so that was good. Very disappointed in the product.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful tank, but needs options for bettas Beautiful tank! But the flow is too strong for bettas and they can see their reflection in the glass. An optional attachment to the filter flow would help (right now I have a cut up piece of sponge shoved in there) and optional backdrop wrap to diffuse the reflection would help a lot.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of this world customer service! I bought the contour 5 desktop fish tank about a year ago and established a fresh water tank. About a month ago I realized the filtration system took a dump on me.. I reached out to customer service (that was very helpful through the cleaning process) and even after it wasn’t working.. well instead of just sending the new filtration system like I had anticipated, they were gracious enough to send me a whole new fish tank! I cannot thank you enough for all of your help Marineland!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Axolotl Condo Hi there, I bought this awesome 3 gallon Contour tank 4 days ago, just got it set up on day 5. LOVE IT and it is perfect for my daughter's Axolotl ( no heavy filter flow, etc. ). But I would like to suggest better directions for setting up the filter. I had to go to some guy's YouTube to figure out what the heck was I doing wrong. Number 1, I got confused because the 3 gallon tank and 5 gallon tank parts and pieces were on my 3 gallon assembly paper, it only said 3g or 5g with model number ( I didn't know what the heck that was until I did research online). I thought I was missing a part so instead of bugging the guy at the fish store a second time, I tried to be creative and went to the hardware store for longer tubes ( photo number 1 where it says pump tube I was looking for a hard plastic tube). Number 2, I didn't know that the pump was to actually be submerged INTO the back water compartment or anywhere in the water, number three, I had no idea what to do with the elbows. All and all I am HAPPY AND THRILLED with my purchase, but the directions need to be a little clearer. I have had TONS of aquariums throughout the decades with many different pumps and filters, but I have never been so confused before. Totally would recommend to a friend, but I would have to help them now that I know.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Filter trouble My only complaint is the filter was silent the first few minutes I turned it on, but then it starts making a strange noise (it still runs when it does this, but it's annoying). Is there any way I can fix this?
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pump has failed twice. I bought this tank less then 6 months ago. With in the 1st month the pump pushed all the water into the front of the tank and stopped working the store replaced the pump. Today we found the pump hardly moving water and then it stopped agian..
Date published: 2017-08-09
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Are this aquarium good for saltwater fish?

Asked by: Vitorio
It's pretty small, Vitorio. It can make a good nano tank for live rock, shrimp, and maybe one very small fish. You would need to do some upgrading on the light to have live rock though. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-13

I just bought the contour 3 gallon and the water intake "flower" is about a 1/2 inch from the bottom of the aquarium. Can this be partially covered with gravel or does it need to be completely clear?

Asked by: erik l
It should be free and clear. You only need about 1-2 inches of gravel. Deep gravel makes maintenance much more difficult. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-31

I'm considering buying the portrait 5-gallon tank. I'm just wondering if it actually holds 5 gallons of water. Maybe a silly question, but my current 2.5 gallon actually hold closer to 2 gallons.

Asked by: WendyS
The tanks hold the amount of water they are advertised to hold, so yes, it can hold 5 gallons of water. Once you add gravel and decor, etc., however, this displaces some water. So your 2.5 gallon holds 2 gallons only, because of the gravel, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-24

Hello I have a silhouette Aquarium, recently some of the led lights stopped working, is there a way to replace them?

Asked by: Hannah11
Yes, call 1-800-322-1266 and we will be happy to replace them. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-18

I just bought two of the 3 gallon contour, and I love them! But I noticed that one of them seems to have a defective pump. The dial to lower the flow isn't doing a thing, and no matter what I put it on its a very low flow that barely moves the water.

Asked by: Sephriea
Try removing the front cover to take out the impeller and inspect it. Please call 1-800-322-1266 if you find you need a new pump or impeller. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

I have the Conture 3 gallon tank and want to know if the waterflow should always be kept at max or should it be reduced. I have set up at max as instructed in set up instructions but not sure if this needs to be adjusted at some point. Thanks

Asked by: Dom 305
Generally you keep it at max, unless you have fry or fish that are not strong swimmers, such as black moors or bubble eyed goldfish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

I bought the 5 gallon and Iv planted some basic freshwater plants like Amazon sword And I'm having a very hard time Is it becouse the lighting is not strong enough? 

Asked by: Pin k
The first month, leaves will die off of aquatic plants, but the roots are fine. It can take 2-3 months to establish live plants in a tank. Also, make sure you are using tablets for the roots or a liquid plant fertilizer to help them grow. The lighting that is included is suitable for low to moderate light plants, and if you have regular Amazon Sword, they should be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-09

Hi there, what are the dimensions of the usable area (L*W*H) of the silhouette tank (where the fish actually live). Thank you for your help.

Asked by: Nicksilver327
10" x 9.5" x 7.5". BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08
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