Marineland Desktop Kits

Product No. ML90610-00
Find a Store In Stock

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

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

Hi I have the marineland ml90609 5 gallon portrait aquarium. The filter is placed at the top despite water entering from the bottom. Should I place another filter medium in the inlet or have I placed it wrong. There are small particles in the water

Asked by: Saad Maw
The sponge goes in the bottom on the back side of the cartridge holder, the filter cartridge goes up top. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-07

I have the Contour 5 gallon aquarium I believe about 5 months. I recently noticed water is not flowing into the chamber with the filter and the pump. I even scooped water into the chamber but, it goes back into the tank which causes high water level.

Asked by: askjam
Unplug and remove the pump. Take the front cover off, and pull out the impeller. Clean inside the pump and clean the impeller. Most likely it is not pulling fast enough because it is too clogged. You can also clean out the tube and elbow, and the filter cartridge chamber. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-11

I have a portrait 5 gallon glass tank, and I love it. Recently 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. do you have replacements? or dimensions?

Asked by: bitz
Yes, we have replacements, and will reach out to you via email. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-13

I have a marine land brand 3 gallon tank that looks like the first ones pictured. The filter recently stopped working (buzzed on and off for a few days and now doesn't run) and I need to replace it. What exactly are the parts I will need to replace?

Asked by: calin
Thank you so much! I cleaned it out and it started working just fine!
Answered by: calin
Date published: 2017-06-12

I have found a Marineland 5 Gallon Escape Hexagon Aquarium at Petsmart, and am interested in this tank, however I cannot find dimensions of this product anywhere, and need to know its dimensions before I can buy it. What are they?

Asked by: ehesse
It is 15" high by 12" across. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-07

Can we get a replacement for the top cover?

Asked by: Ownedbycats
Let me guess - one of the cats is why you need a lid? Yes, we have replacement ones available. I will email you directly for your information. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

I have the 5 gal setup..i want to know what it would require for me to put an animated air bubble figure eg. treasure chest? Do i need seperate equiptment? Please let me know if you can help me on this. Thanks

Asked by: Theodore853
Besides the treasure chest, you would need to buy about 2-4 feet of airline tubing, a check valve, and a Whisper 10 Air Pump. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-15

I've had my Contour 3 tank for 6 months and the pump just went out. Is there a common fix? If not, where can I get a replacement?

Asked by: JanetJ2
Hi JanetJ2, Yes, usually when they stop, they need to have the cover removed, and the impeller pulled out for cleaning. Swab out the inside of the pump with a q tip, hot water and vinegar. Clean the impeller with vinegar, hot water and a soft cloth. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-01

What size filter cartridge is used for the Portrait 5 gal aquarium?

Asked by: Anonymous
That would be the Rite Size Z filter cartridge. It is currently out of stock on our site, however, so try Petsmart or Amazon. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-25

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: 2017-06-20

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: 2017-10-12

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


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:, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21
  • y_2018, m_10, d_21, h_2CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_5, bvpage2n
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_272
  • loc_en_US, sid_ML90610, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_marineland