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 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Tank Portrait 5 gal I've had this tank for about 2 months. I ordered it from Big Al's. I am new to fish keeping and had questions about the tank. The help desk was happy to walk me through things. I was wondering if there were accessories for this tank. It would be great if there were a media basket that fit the sump. I wanted to use the Marineland activated carbon and the Marineland bio balls. I would have given it 5 stars if there were accessories that allowed me to extend and enhance the tank.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3 gallon reef tank I have my tank for 7 months and its a great nano reef tank. I'm making a plexiglas hood with custom leds and cooling fan. I'll post a updated picture in about a week with the hood on it.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it I just recently bought the Contour 5 and it is beautiful, it is very sleek and not bulky looking, the design is very pretty. The filter is silent and works well but the instructions on how to set it up wasn't very clear because I didn't know if I was supposed to keep the filter pump in the back. Although it is very simple and easy to set up which I like. It is the perfect desktop tank because it doesn't take up much room and is perfect for Bettas and small fish. The only question I have is where do I get a replacement lighting once it dies?
Date published: 2017-07-17
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer service I purchased this tank a few days ago. I was not sure how the pump was to work as it was making a very loud noise. I contacted customer service and the lady was very nice and knowledgeable. Now my aquarium is up and running and the apperance is very nice.!
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 Gallon Contour Tank Kit I have had this system for about 1 year now and can't say enough about how much I enjoy it. Everything has worked wonderfully with no failures. I put my light on a small timer and it turns on at 7 am and goes off at 9 pm.Keep up the good work with the wonderful small kits like this to help improve our work areas!
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service! I have the 5 gallon Portrait kit and love the way it looks, the ease of setting it up, and how clean it keeps my Glo fish tank! I absolutely feel that this is THE tank for Glo fish because of the lighting!Recently tho had a problem, contacted the Marineland Company, and, just like that it was taken care of! I am so pleased with the tank and the Customer Service that I am going to purchase a Marineland 3 gallon Contour for a desktop shrimp tank!Thank you Marineland for a great purchase!
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice looking tank I own the contour 3 gallon and yes mine came with the sliding glass lid which is very necessary due to water evaporation and dust etc. The filter is just about slow enough to keep my beta happy and filter was tricky at first wondering which way the bio -foam went front or back. Well it fits better in the back so I guess that's the correct way. Other then that perfect starter tank. I'm going buy the 5 gallon next because this is smaller then I thought.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from LED light stopped working right away I recently purchased the three gallon and after taking 3 hours to set it up, discovered the next day that the LED lights quit working. I figured if problems were going to start this early that I had a lemon. So I returned it to the store. I had to tear the tank down, box it back up and take it back to the store. What a pain this was. No thank you, going forward I am trying a different brand.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Im indifferent on the products, i have both the five and three gallon. Only the five gallon comes with a lid. This is a make or break for me as I have a cat. I would give five stars if t had a lid. And you cant even buy it separately. That should be an option.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New breed of tank! Well after calling the Marineland support group for my EclipseSystem 6 I was sadden by the news that this line of products has been discontinued. So much for my Eclispe 3 also. Grhhhhhhh:(All was good once I was steered me towards the new line in the Contour 5. Now I don't actually own this product...yet but I'm going to make sure once I upgrade this becomes my new tank. Thanks Keely!!!Sleek, glass nano tank with LED lighting and hidden filtration w/ flow adjustment makes this a winner for me. Marineland products along w/superior customer care surely makes them a leader favorite in this industry.
Date published: 2014-11-21
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i need a bio foam replacement for the contour 5 gallon desk top aquarium. I cannot find it in any of the pet stores/

Asked by: Lauren100
We would be happy to send one to you, please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

do you sell a hood for the 3 gallon silhouette. My Beta jumped and died. I love love the tank but I am afraid to put another fish in it without a hood. Any thoughts if you do no sell one?

Asked by: Dawn Marie
No, we do not sell one separately, but the glass canopy that comes with the Contour and Portrait kits fit is as well, and we would be happy to send one to you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

I have the 5g portrait:  Am I supposed to leave the blue light on all night and the other light on during the day?

Asked by: C4Summ
No, you should have light on for about 10 hours a day. You can leave the blue light on for a couple of extra hours in the evening so you can view the fish if you wish, but leaving it on all night, all the time, will cause algae in the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

What differences are there between the portrait and contour 5?

Asked by: PackersPhan
There is only one and it is the lighting. The Portrait has the blade, a flatter light and the Contour has a rounded one. Ratings are all the same, however. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-18

Are they suitable for salt water the 5 gallon desktop 

Asked by: Tina Marie
We have a lot of customers using them for nano set ups, however, the lighting is not suitable for corals or live rock so you would need to substitute a different type of lighting. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-18

Where can we find the pump for the 3 gallon desktop kit?

Asked by: julie57
This is not sold separately as it is rarely ever needed to be purchased. Try removing the front cover, pulling out the impeller, and cleaning it and inside the pump. If this does not work, call us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

Where can I get a replacement sliding glass canopy for a 5 gallon contour kit?

Asked by: Tiana
We do not sell them directly but will send one to you at no charge if you call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

is there a heater for the mainland contour 3 gal tank

Asked by: Karin
Yes, we recommend the Precision 50 watt heater. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

Hello...I've had the desktop 5g aquarium set up for a couple years now and my wife and I love it. Sadly I broke the canopy (ML90632 ) How do I go about ordering a replacement one?

Asked by: Charles Marson
We don't sell the canopy separately, but if you call us, we'll send one to you at no charge. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

How do I replace the canopy on my aquarium (ML90632)

Asked by: Charles Marson
Simply call us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

What size light bulb does the Eclipse Corner 5 Aquarium take

Asked by: Grannie
It should be this one: BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-04

Is there a handle i can get to stick on the top to make it easier to open when i feed my fish?

Asked by: minitahoe
Yes, just call 1-800-322-1266 to ask our Care Team to send you one! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-01

I really like the driftwood pictured on the box of the Portrait tank. Where can I get it?

Asked by: ItsInTents
Driftwood or mopani wood is available at local fish stores, and There are probably other locations as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-22

How is the contour 5 different from the portrait 5?

Asked by: mike1045
The only difference is the lighting. The Contour has the curved shape light and the Portrait has the blade. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-22

How do you replace the light rail on a contour 3 after some LEDs have failed? I can't seem to find a part number

Asked by: TacticalMinnow
You contact us via 1-800-322-1266 and we send a replacement to you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-21

The filter pump has stopped working. Along with the maintenance of the fish tank, the filter pump was also cleaned. How can I fix or replace the filter pump as sooon as possible. Thanks. 

Asked by: Dopemate
Be sure to remove the front cover, take out the impeller, and clean it well with white vinegar and a soft cloth. Run a q tip with white vinegar in and around the inside of the pump as well, then rinse well. If you need more help, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-25

What's the difference between 5 gal Portrait and 5 gal Contour?

Asked by: Zoey
The only difference is the light shape. One is thin and flat, the other is curved and thicker. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-13

I have a 5 gallon Portrait & a 3 gallon contour.. i have had them for a couple of years & the tube and elbow coming from the filter are worn out & continue to pop out of the assembly. Where can i get replacement parts for each?

Asked by: Rob G
Call our Care Team at 1-800-322-1266. They send them out at no charge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-07

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
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