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.

Silhouette

  • 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 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: 2017-10-12

I've had my tank for almost a year. My blue leds aren't working anymore. Is there a way to change them or do I have to buy a new hood? Or deal with no night time light?

Asked by: acrisafulli321
None of the above. They are under warranty, but are not sold separately at this time. We will reach out to you via email, but you can also call us at 1-800-322-1266 for assistance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-15

I WAS BUY 5 GALLON TANK BUT I BROKEN GLASS TOP! CAN YOU REPLESE ONE FOR ME ? I APPROECIATE

Asked by: YUKEE
Yes, we do have replacement tops for these tanks. We will email you. You can also call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-15

I have a Marinland 5 gallon tank. The instructions are NOT very clear and it does not tell you where to put the Biological Filtration (Black sponge block) specifically around the tank. Can someone please explain to me where this block goes specifically ??

Asked by: supersupau
On the right hand side of the filter chamber is the cartridge holder. The sponge goes in the bottom of it on the side closest to the back wall. Cartridge goes up top, in front, with the black plastic facing the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-14

What is the glass tank size for 5 gallon contour? I see the the below product dimensions. 16.8 inches including led light? I would like to know glass tank dimensions. Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.8 x 16.8 inches

Asked by: Kumi
9.5 x 7.5 x 14. These dims are for the glass only, not including the filter compartment. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-31

Hello! I have been enjoying my 5 gallon portrait for almost three years! Recently my water pump started to make rattling noise, probably worn impeller bushing. So i was wondering how can i order a new water pump along with rubber elbow connectors. Thanks

Asked by: Igor
We would first recommend taking the pump apart to clean it with some white vinegar. Soak the impeller for about 10-15 minutes, and swab out the motor itself with a q tip and vinegar. If this does not correct the issue, please give us a call at 1-800-526-0650. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-05

I have a 5 gallon half moon aquarium. What kind of fish should I put in it,and how many?

Asked by: Kandi
Stick with small fish that will not grow more than an inch and a half, and start with only one for the first week or so to help get the biological filter started. Some good species for a 5 gallon tank include: betta white clouds tetras like von rio, phantom, rummy nosed or neons (neons can be hard to keep so be aware) pygmy corydoras catfish platy Depending on which species you pick, you can keep 2-4 fish in the tank, overall. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-06

What is the difference between the Contour 5 and the Portrait 5?

Asked by: S10kittty
The only difference is the light. One has the blade (Portrait) and the Contour has a rounded light fixture. LEDS are the same, and everything else is the same. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-06

Some how lost the black sponge for one of my 5 gallon portrait tanks how or where I can find more ?

Asked by: ValS
ValS, Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry to hear this and would be happy to help you as a courtesy. We will email you directly for more information in regards to the replacement of the foam. Thank you, Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-03

I need to know the thickness of the portrait aquarium glass thank you also lost my paper, can you send me a parts ordering list for the Portrait tank?

Asked by: avariss41
5 mm. The parts list is in the instruction manual which is downloadable from the product page: http://www.marineland.com/Products/fish-tank-aquarium-starter-kits/Marineland-Desktop-Kits.aspx#technical, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21

The waterflow coming out is too fast for my betta and the overflow is sucking the betta fins into it when it comes up for air. We had to unplug the filter pump to resolve the issue. How do we adjust the speed of the pump?

Asked by: JAXZ
Pull the pump up out of the back compartment, and turn the knob on the end of it. Turn it towards the - sign to reduce it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21

I need to get an algae magnet for the glass. What is the glass thickness? Thank you!

Asked by: MT2017
It is 5mm. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-15

can these tanks be drilled for a feed to a sump.

Asked by: BruceC
They are not tempered, but any drilling voids all warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-13

Can you use live plants in the 5 gallon portrait with the led lighting that comes with the kit? Thanks

Asked by: Darwood
Yes, we have seen great success with java fern, java moss, anubias, cryptocorynes, and some minor success with Amazon swords. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-10

i have the contour 3 gallon kit, i have a stupid question, where does the pump go, insde the tank or outside

Asked by: eclaireb
The pump actually goes into the back chamber. The outlet diffuser will come out over the back, left hand corner and into the front part of the tank. The pump should always be submerged. I will email directions to you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-10

I have the 5 gallon tank and decided to turn it into a shrimp tank. I noticed that 2 or 3 of the shrimp got stuck behind the plastic thing and now I can't reach them. Is there a way to to cover the holes in the plastic or get the shrimp out?

Asked by: Hello There
Yes in answer to both questions. First, to remove them, unplug the pump and take it out. Also take out the cartridge/foam holder as well. Now to remove the shrimp, you can either use a shrimp net (there are some nets on the market for these animals) or probably the simplest thing to do is take a basic gravel vacuum (with no battery or power of any sort) or piece of vinyl tubing, and create a siphon that would siphon them out and into a bucket, then use a normal net and put them back in the tank. So if you use a standard, basic gravel vac for your water changes, do a normal water change, and then place the vacuum back in that area and siphon them out. In regards to preventing them from being pulled in again, you can cut out a piece of nylon stocking and silicone it inside the panel or cut a piece of foam media and place it in the cartridge/foam holder so it would be up against the holes. The shrimp would enjoy the latter suggestion because they could nibble on the plankton, etc., that form on the foam through the openings. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-28

Can the Marineland Silhouette Glass 3 Gallon LED Aquarium Kit be used for saltwater setups?

Asked by: NCCraig919
Yes, it can. The light is not suitable for live corals or anemones, etc., however, so you would need to supplement that part of it, but it can be used, otherwise. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-09

Hello, I just purchased a Marineland Contour 5 Aquarium Kit and noticed a scratch in the front glass in the upper half of the aquarium. The scratch is more noticeable with the light on, is there a way to get rid of it? Thanks

Asked by: Suzi N
Unfortunately, no, there is no easy way to get rid of it, if at all. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-02

I love my tank but my cat went fishing today and broke the glass lid. Anybody know where I can get a replacement or at least the side strips so I can have glass cut?

Asked by: Dana C
We do not sell the lid separately, but will contact you via email to assist you. You may also call 1-800-322-1266 for assistance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

I have only had my portrait tank for 2 months & the lights began flickering & are now not working. Are these lights replaceable?

Asked by: Amy Imel
Yes, they are; we will reach out to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-30

Have a new Contour 3- cannot figure out where the bio mass filter goes. Blue filter is installed with the blue side facing the aquarium tank but there is no place on that same side for the biomass--does it go on the other side? Thx.

Asked by: Joe G
Yes, it goes on the other side of the cartridge holder, towards the bottom. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-30

I keep hear a buzzing or rattling noise. I've had the tank for a few months. I've replaced the filter and did a water change but it's still making noises 

Asked by: Dillonpy
Sounds like you need to remove the pump from the back chamber, open it, and take out the impeller. Clean the impeller of any debris, sludge, algae, and so forth. Swab out the motor itself with a q tip and some vinegar as well, the re-insert the impeller. This should eliminate the noise. If not, please give us a call at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-24

I was given a 3 gallon Contour for Christmas, and started using it two weeks ago. The LED daytime light flickered, dimmed and then went out. The moon light setting still works. Is there a replacement available?

Asked by: CareyL
I am sorry to hear this happened! Yes, we do have replacement lights. I will reach out to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-23

I just received my 5 gallon Portrait aquarium, and I noticed that the back compartment cover doesn't quite fit correctly. It doesn't actually latch onto the walls of the aquarium like it looks like its supposed to. Is this normal or is mine defective?

Asked by: Alex33
It does not latch onto the walls, no. It rests on top of them essentially. Feel free to email us a picture of what it looks like once it is sitting on the tank. We'd be happy to review the picture and let you know if it looks correct or not. Email techsupport.marineland@spectrumbrands.com. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-28

Lights not working on our Marineland Silhouette Square Glass Aquarium Kit, 3-Gallon, Are there replacements available? It's about a year old, we bought on Amazon 1.6.16

Asked by: Cashpo
We are sorry to hear this happened! We do not sell the lights separately, but will reach out to you in order to replace them for you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-17

Where do you find replacement parts especially the bio-foam for the 3gal contour marineland tank? ML 90626.........

Asked by: kevbrew
Such parts are typically sold through locally owned, and operated fish stores. You can also call us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

Just bought a Contour 3 and was wondering if it can be used without the base, or some other suggested alternative. Need to keep it low due to size constraints.

Asked by: Stroomer
Yes, you can use it without the base if you prefer. That will not be an issue as it is there basically for aesthetics. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-09

Just purchased the Contour 5 and was wondering what Kelvin the LEDs were. Also I opened my box and the filter cover is warped and will not sit flat on top of the tank. Is a replacement available?

Asked by: Betta Newbie
Congratulations no your new aquarium kit! The kelvin rating is only 5900. Low light plants like anubias, java fern and crypts seem to do fine in this kit, but other moderate to high light plants will not. Neither will coral, etc. No, the filter cover is the only piece not available separately. We would need to replace the entire kit for you. I will reach out to you directly or you can call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-22

What does the bio-foam do? I'm not exactly sure what it is or what it's for and it doesn't say anywhere.  Also, why would you replace the cartridge? I know the carbon has to be refilled but wouldn't replacing it spike the ammonia and could kill the fish?

Asked by: Rennie
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland kit Rennie! The bio foam is your biological filter. You don't replace this, you only rinse it in aquarium water that you remove during water changes, and it houses a lot of your beneficial bacteria that prevent the ammonia spike you are referring to in your question. The cartridge becomes clogged, and will no longer catch debris, and the carbon is no longer effective after 3-4 weeks so you throw the cartridge away and put a new on in. Because the bacteria are housed on the foam, and throughout your gravel, no ammonia spike occurs, hence, no fish loss. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-05

what are the dimensions of the 5 gallon contour tank

Asked by: BarbJ971
11.5 x 11.5 x 16.5 inches. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03
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