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

I am in need of another biofoam square sponge for a 5 gallon portrait tank.  Where can I get one?

Asked by: Melinda73
Just call our help line at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-24

I just bought a tank and some of the instructions are missing. How do u get the hood on the top with the filter on the top also.

Asked by: Vmcd
The glass canopy lines up with the front of the tank. The black plastic cover rests on the filter chamber area. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-30

Hi We have 5g portrait and love it but some of our LEDs are out. We R disappointed bc we expected LEDs to last a v long time. Strip has 5 banks of 3LEDs ea alternating W B W B W. The two banks closes to cord are out. Can you pls replace for us? TKY!

Asked by: KKNC
Yes, of course! Please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-24

Hi again! Hopefully I won't need to ask anymore questions after this. :) The instructions say to replace the filter cartridge every 4 weeks. It says the Rite-Size Z filter but the only one I could find was the Eclipse Rite Size one. Are they the same?

Asked by: AmyR
Yes, they would be the same. No worries, we are here to help so ask away!
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-21

What are the "overall" dimensions for the 5 gallon portrait & contour?

Asked by: Wildmutant
9.5 x 9.5 x 16 inches. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

Can you use the contour 5 as a saltwater tank?

Asked by: GiddyUp
Yes, although the light is not suitable for reef style tanks. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

We just got our portrait tank all set up and it’s gorgeous. However, the pump is on the lowest setting and it still seems to harsh for our betta. Is there a sponge cover I could get for where the water comes out to soften the flow a bit? Any tips? Thanks!

Asked by: AmyR
We do not make a sponge cover for it, no, but the diffuser is also adjustable. You can change the direction of it which may help. Also, place some tall plants in front of the diffuser or a large piece of decor to interrupt the flow rate. At the lowest setting it is only moving water at a rate of 35 gph, your betta really should not have an issue with this flow, so you may also want to test the water quality in case he is stressed for some reason. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

I recently purchase the 5 Gallon portrait. Unfortunately the filter does not do a good job. I put new filters weekly clean sponge.. Is their a bigger filter I can replace it with? or warranteed larger filter..

Asked by: Tina Marie
The filter that comes with the tank is appropriate for such a small tank, and has a flow rate that can be adjusted between 35 and 75 gph. It does need to be taken apart periodically to clean the impeller like any other filter, in order to keep maximum flow. This small of a tank also requires a small, weekly water change, and can only house a couple of small fish, maybe 4 maximum, such as neon tetras. If your filter is clogging rapidly, this is a sign of either an over stocked or possibly over fed tank. Feed twice a day, but feed only one piece of food per fish in general. This is the only filter available specifically for this tank, but you can also use a hang on the back power filter, you just have to remove the back cover. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-11

Is the LED on the Marineland portrait 5 gallon marine suitable ... If not do you sell one that is . The light kit to be more specific ...

Asked by: JustJason
No, and unfortunately, no. We discontinued our Reef LED, but have some new innovative products we will be bringing to market soon. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-06

I'm looking at either the Portrait or Silhouette tank to replace my daughters starter betta tank. Is there a spot for a heater in these tanks? Is it necessary? We're new to betta ownership but I want to make sure we get what we need but not overspend.

Asked by: AmyR
You can put the heater in the front portion of the tank, do not put it in the filter area. If you are facing the tank, on the left hand back wall there is an area where you can pull the cord through. You do indeed need a heater as bettas require warm water of 76-80 degrees. The pump in either of the ones you are looking at allows you to adjust the flow rate too, which is good as some bettas are not the best swimmers. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-08

Is the back glass of the Contour 3 tempered? I'd like to drill the back panel to tie this into another system.

Asked by: JohnJohnJohn
No, it is not, but any drilling will void the warranty on any part of the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-28

I need a replacement glass top for the 5 gallon...

Asked by: Mattchu
No problem! Simply call 1-800-322-1266 to order one under warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-20


Asked by: BONK
Hi Bonk, You most likely do not need a new pump, you simply need to clean the current one. Unplug it, remove it from the tank, and pull the front cover off it then take out the impeller assembly. Remove all hair, debris, sludge, algae, etc., and swab out the inside of the pump with a q tip. This should get you back to a full flow, but if not, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-12

After about 4 months, I sadly need a new pump for the 5 gallon tank. Where can I get a new one?

Asked by: Kulaas
Hi Kulaas! We are happy to help you with this. Have you tried removing the impeller from your current pump for cleaning. That may get it working again. If it doesn't please call support at 1-800-526-0650.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-09-11

All the water keeps pushing into front of tank. Replaced cartridge. Removed pump and impeller, cleaned both with vinegar, rinsed and reinstalled but only helped for a few hours. Had tank 1 month with 1 danio. How can I fix it?

Asked by: Erin S
So the water drains out of the back chamber? When you cleaned everything, was there any debris? Usually, this is caused by clogging of the pump. Did you clean out the filter chamber itself? Call us to discuss - 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-30

How do I go about ordering replacement parts for the 5-Gal Contour Aquarium Kits? Purchased mine a couple years ago and need 5g pump-Tube ML90625 and the Sliding Glass Canopy ML90632 HELP!

Asked by: MaryP
Just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266. The pump may only need cleaning so remove the front cover and pull out the impeller first. Clean it and inside the pump. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-15

my filter pump on my 5 gallon desktop kit is not working... do you have a replacement part?

Asked by: Naia
Remove it from the tank, and take off the front cover, pull out the impeller, and clean it, and inside the pump. This should start it right up again. If not, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-11

i have the countour 5 gallon tank, i bought on a garage sale but unfortunately come without the plastic box for slides in the refill filter and the bio-foam. Of course i didnt know it So where can i buy this piece for my tank?Thanks i really love the tank

Asked by: AngelaR
Unfortunately, that is not available separately so you would need to make something of your own. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-10

Where can i get the black bio foam filter fir a marineland 5 gallon tank that goes with the z filters in the back side of the filters holder

Asked by: Frogmoma
That is available by calling us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-28

How many amps does this aquarium draw?

Asked by: scrodz
It uses only 4 watts, and is 60 hz. so .066. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-26

We have the portrait 5 gallon and are trying to use fresh plants.  Is the LED light that comes with the aquarium full spectrum and sufficient to be the only light source for live plants? If not what light would you recommend we switch to?

Asked by: Kowe
If they are low light plants like anubias, java fern or java moss, yes. High light plants, no. You would need to supplement with one of our shorter LED stick lights for up to 5 gallons. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-25

Contour 3 gallon return line loc line size? Is it 1/4" or 1/2"

Asked by: Cubanpete
1/2" BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-19

What are the specs on the 5G Portrait LED light? (CCT, wavelength, etc)? Thanks!

Asked by: cw86
It is a total of 1.5 watts, and has a kelvin rating of 6000 K. It is not suitable for corals, and works well with low light freshwater plants such as anubias. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-18

I have a portrait 5 gallon glass tank, and I love it. But after a year, the tube and elbow coming from the filter pump have started to wear. The tube either pops out of the pump assembly, or comes out of the elbow. how can I get replacements?

Asked by: MarcV
Hi MarcV, We send them out upon request. Just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-18

Just like others, I would also like to purchase a backup pump for my 5 gl Portrait aquarium. Currently using this as a hospital tank for my clownfish. They have ick! I find it odd that you don't sell essential replacement parts such as a pump.

Asked by: Ick Fighter
Nope, we don't, not at this time. These pumps tend to last a long time. Just call us if you are ever in need of one. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-17

How do I purchase a 5g Pump model 90625?  The kit I just purchased has a rattling pump and the cover that has the dial for controllng the flow causes the pump to not work at all.  It wouldn't hurt to have a spare pump.

Asked by: xhelenahandbasketx
Thank you for asking! Though I'm sorry to hear the pump is having some issues. I suggest cleaning the impeller and impeller housing with distilled white vinegar. There may be a piece of debris in there causing the rattle. The pump isn't available separately but we're happy to help. Just give us a call at 1-800-526-0650.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-14

Hi, Could you please let me know whether the power adapter supports 220V voltage (Australia). I'm interested in Portrait Aquarium Kit model in particular. Thank you very much!

Asked by: Vitaliy
Thanks for asking! This aquarium does not support 220V.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-13

I just accidentally dropped and shattered the glass cover for my 5 gallon portrait aquarium. Can I buy a replacement? I have 3 cats who are very interested in my aquatic dwarf frogs and NEED a replacement cover ASAP.

Asked by: Kris10
We actually do not sell it separately, but you can call and order one at no charge. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-08

What is the diffrence between the portrait and contour?

Asked by: AC27
Everything is exactly the same, except for the lighting. One is a blade shape (Portrait), one is more rounded (Contour). BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-17

My pump included in this tank is rattling/buzzing and I purchased this tank only about 8 weeks ago. Can I get a replacement?

Asked by: Cera
Most likely you need to open it and maintain it. Pull the front cover off of the motor, and pull the impeller out of it. Clean it well with vinegar and hot water, remove any detritus as well. Take a q tip to the inside of the motor with vinegar and hot water to clean it too. If you are unable to resolve this, please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-21
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