LED Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Kits

Our saltwater LED aquarium kits are a simple solution for a small saltwater tank with great light.
  • Our saltwater LED aquarium kits are a simple solution for a small saltwater tank with great light.
  • Unpackaged view of LED Aquarium Kit 37
  • LED Aquarium Kit 10 with LED Lights, Filtration, Hood, and Heater
  • Unpackaged View of LED Aquarium Kit 10
  • LED Aquarium Kit 20 with LED Lights, Filtration, Hood, and Heater
  • Unpackaged View of LED Aquarium Kit 20
  • LED Aquarium Kit 29 with LED Lights, Filtration, Hood, and Heater
  • Soft Blue LEDs View of LED Aquarium Kit 29
  • Unpackaged View of LED Aquarium Kit 29
  • Unpackaged View of LED Aquarium Kit 55
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LED Lighting is the star of these aquarium kits, which include both white and blue LEDs that provide a natural shimmering effect in the water. Enjoy your aquarium day or night by simply flipping the switch.

The LEDs are energy efficient and powered by a low voltage adapter, which can reduce your electric bill.

Marineland offers 5 sizes of kits. Pick the one that is right for you.

• LED Aquarium Light integrates into sleek modern hood
• Hinges allow for easy feeding and maintenance
• Hood is adaptable for use with heaters, filters and accessories.
• Long lasting, energy efficient LEDs
• No mercury in LEDs, making them better for the environment than traditional aquarium lighting
• Daylight LEDs create a shimmering light that mimics the natural underwater effect of sunlight
• Nightlight LEDs allow for nighttime enjoyment of the aquarium
• 3-position switch: On, Blue, Off
• Features Penguin® BIO-Wheel® Filtration
• Lifetime Warranty on Glass Aquariums size 20 and larger

10 Gallon kit intake length

I must be missing something because the intake tube length is too long for my 10 gallon tank. I have the Penguin Model 100 that comes with the 10 gallon kit. Thanks
Asked by: v33n
You are using more pieces than you need. For the 10 gallon tanks, use only the upper intake tube and the bottom strainer, not the two middle pieces. The middle pieces, mid-level strainer and extension, are for folks with a 20 gallon tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-03

Can you get replacement hood clips? We just set up our 20 gal kit and a clip has already broke.

Asked by: Cassie
Yes, just call our support staff at 1-800-322-1266 and give them your information. Ignore the message that there is a 30 minute wait; it is incorrect. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22


I bought the 37G kit and the heater that comes with it is presumably fully submersible', however there is a mark on it that says 'maximum water level' on the transparent part. I haven't taken the water level above that, but I need to or else the miniscus is still visible and that doesn't look that great. Because of the hood of the aquarium, I also can't pull the heater much higher. What do you suggest, is this heater actually fully submersible despite the maximum height warning?
Asked by: Raza
Good afternoon, Raza. The little squiggly marked line on our Marineland Visi-Therm heaters actually reads,"minimum water level," not maximum. The heater is in fact, fully submersible. Kind Regards, Marineland2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-13

Are the mid level intake strainer and extension tube really necessary for a 10 gallon aquarium?

I have a 10 gallon tank and was planning on putting it together, but I noticed that when the mid level strainer and extension tube are put together, they are way too long for the filter to rest on the side of the tank. I have the model 100 filter, which is what came with the aquarium kit. I was thinking about either simply leaving both parts out and attaching the bottom strainer to the intake tube, or cutting the extension tube down so both strainers can fit in the tank.
Asked by: JRICE
JRice, Good day to you. You are correct when you state that all of the extension attachments would be too long for the depth of a 10 gallon aquarium. Because we do have aquariums with different heights, we include a variety of tube accessories to best fit all scenarios. You can certainly use just the intake tube and attach the strainer cap to the end of this tube (this is the most commonly used solution). If you so choose to add in the mid-level intake strainer and the extension tube please be careful in cutting the extension tube. Also make sure that regardless of your setup, that you allow space for water to freely enter the strainer cap and not blocked by gravel, plants, decor etc. Marineland2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do the measurements for the aquariums, in the "technical details" section go by Length, Width, then Height?

I'm interested in the MARINELAND FRESHWATER LED AQUARIUM KIT 29 or 37 gallon LED Kit 29 30 x 12" x 18" (Is 18", the height or width of this aquarium?) LED Kit 37 30 x 12" x 24" (Is 24", the height or width of this aquarium?
Asked by: Alanna
They would be length, depth, and height. The 18" for the 29 gallon is how tall it is. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

I broke canopy for LED Aquarium half moon 30.Where can buy replace?.What should it cost?

Asked by: elvis4u
If you will contact our support staff at 1-800-322-1266 they will be happy to send one to you, free of charge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Marineland LED Aquarium Kit is missing hood hinges on the aquarium base

Last week I bought a 20gal. Marineland LED aquarium kit and it is missing the part where the hood hinges attach to the aquarium base, is there any place where I can get those missing parts? Other parts advertised on the box where missing too but where provided by the store where I bought the kit ( net, water treatment solution, sample food ). This was a new box (not opened before).
Asked by: MichaelE
It sounds like you just need the frame clips. Simply call our support staff at 1-800-322-1266 and they will be happy to mail you some. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

do you sell the cover separately or one like it?

i have an older 10 gallon tank and I would like this type of cover with the day / night switch. I cannot find one at my local store, only the entire kit. Do you have one that you sell separately and how could I purchase it. Deborah
Asked by: Deborah
Hi Deborah, Yes, we do have just a hood for the 10 gallon sized tank, that comes with an LED light. You can also purchase a glass canopy separately, then a Single Bright or Double Bright LED, which gives a bit more light than the one with the full hood. See the links below. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

What is the warranty period of the 10 gallon glass aquarium that comes in the led aquarium kit?

Asked by: katori
Within the 10 gallon LED aquarium kit, the hood and components are warranted for one year while the aquarium itself has a lifetime warranty through PetSmart.
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

when will the 55gallon be available?

i went to many stores looking for the 55 gallon aquarium kit but i can not find it anywhere. when will it be available for purchase in the online store?
Asked by: AdrianD
That is actually an extremely popular kit that has been on the market for many months now. Some of the stores carrying it include Petco and Petsmart. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Heater question

I purchased the 10 gallon LED aquarium kit. It is being prepared for fish that will be coming in a few days. There is little information about the heater. When I first plugged it in, a light came on. But the light has gone off. Does this mean it is not working? I've only been using it for 2 days.
Asked by: Andrea
Well, what does your thermometer say? If the temperature is between 76-80 degrees Fahrenheit, the heater will not be on very often or for very long. if the thermometer is reading cooler, the heater is not working. At this time of year, heaters are rarely necessary. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is the Penguin Biowheel filter supposed to be so loud?

We set up the 10-gallon LED aquarium kit this afternoon and were very disappointed that the Penguin Biowheel filter is SO loud! The sound has a lot of vibration to it. We had to drain the aquarium and put it in a different room. Can I get a new or different, quieter filter to replace this one?
Asked by: jkinsc
First, filters have a break in period, usually 24-48 hours. Second, it may have had air bubbles trapped around the impeller, which work out within 24-48 hours, hence, the break in period. This is a very common problem. Third, you can also try removing the impeller from the impeller housing and re-inserting it, in case the person on the production line inserted it a little bit too far, and the blades are actually rubbing the base of the impeller housing. It is a good idea to get familiar with doing this anyway, since you need to monthly, in order to clean the filter and keep it in good, working order. And finally, if there is a vibration due to a defect, if you contact the support staff at 1-800-322-1266 they will be happy to assist you with a replacement impeller, OR you may return the filter to the store for an exchange. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

I have the marineland 37 gallon aquarium and was wondering if the penguin 350 filter would work with this model

Asked by: misty123
Fantastically! The Emperor 350 is more than sufficient to maintain a 37g. aquarium in top condition. It is usually recommended for a filter to turn around the aquarium water 4 to 5 times per hour. So, the 350 gph would be more that appropiate for a 55g aquarium let alone a 37g. Good choice of filter I would say. I have three running on three separate 55g tanks and the water is pristine. Just remember to change at least 10% of your water weekly or 30% bi-weekly to keep your fish healthy and your ammonia levels in check. And replace your pads every 2 or so months and rinse them thoroughly during each water change. Best of luck!
Answered by: Ruizdesign1
Date published: 2013-10-22


Good evening i have the marinelane LED kit with the biowheel filter my water is very cloudy i w told by a friend that i needed the carbon as well being hat it didnt come wih he kit i didnt think i needed it but i would like to am i suppose to use it with this filter or can i even use it if so what kind would i use cause my fish are dying and ive tried everything
Asked by: Lite36
Hi Freshwater, The carbon is included in the filter pads for the Biowheel. The cloudniness could be that you need to rinse the gravel real good or something like that. Even if that would be the case it should settle after a few days. If your fish are dying check the ammonia levels or any other toxic chemicals that the bio-wheel should take care of. Again, you should let the bio wheel run (without fish in the tank) for a few weeks so the bacteria in the filter develops and process the toxic chemicals into less toxic nitates.
Answered by: Ruizdesign1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Has the 55 gal LED kit been discontinued? If no, when will they be available again for purchase?

I cannot find the 55 gal LED kit in any of the local Petsmart stores, or the Marineland web site available for sale.
Asked by: NY4FL
We are hoping to bring those back in stores within the next few months. Thank you for your interest in our product.
Answered by: Marineland1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Upgraded Filter to Emperor 400 in 29gal LED kit

I just purchased a Emperor 400 as an upgrade for my tank and was very disappointed the cover for the filter would not close due to how the cover fits around the outside making it to large for the space provided by hood. After all the work setting it up I am surprised by this crucial flaw. Really not sure what to do, would rather not downgrade to the Penguin series. Would the clear covers for the Penguin fit on Emperor as a possible solution?
Asked by: Greyman
Unfortunately, using a different cover on the Emperor 400 is not going to fit properly. Sorry you had that experience, when we design are complete kits we develop the best equipment to fit within those systems. A Penguin 200 is a great filter for that size tank and what has been specified for that kit. The cut out does offer some flexibility for different filtration options but the Emperor 400 is really far too large of a filter for this tank. For a more custom experience in designing your aquariums, I would suggest purchase our products individually so that you can design to your specific needs. If you need any other additional information, please let me know.
Answered by: Dana
Date published: 2013-10-22

Which pump do I need?

I have a 37 gal tank with you guys. Ive had it for a good 7 or 8 years I would say and for part of that time it was sitting in the garage. I recently took it out and was getting ready to get some fish but realized the pump is missing. I have all the other parts but was wondering which basic pump I need? Please help me out its been sitting for a month now! thanks.
Asked by: Nickc52042
It sounds like you may have an Ecplise 3. The model number would be on the back of the hood. We sell parts for this unit on our site. Thanks
Answered by: Marineland1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Half of the LED light went out in my fish tank already and I've only had it a month so were can I get a replacement

Asked by: kellybug0917
Please contact us and we'll arrange to get it replaced. Sorry for the inconvenience, 800.322.1266.
Answered by: Dana
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is the 37 gallon Marineland LED Aquarium Kits glass?

Asked by: kellybug0917
Yes, that aquarium is glass... thanks.
Answered by: Dana
Date published: 2013-10-22

Filter power

I'm running the Penguin bio-wheel that came with my 10 gallon tank. I have 4 tetras in there now and they seem to be doing OK. The pump is rated for a 10 to 30 gallon tank. When the pump is on, there seems to be a lot of current in the tank and looks a little bit like the Colorado River. The fish are constantly swimming against the intake and are pinned to within an inch or two of the bottom. When I turn off the pump, they swim around like they did when I bought them. I've filled the tank to the bottom of the waterfall, and baffled the intake with plants, but it doesn't seem to help all that much. Is there a way to turn down the volume of the pump, or can I safely turn it off on occasion to give them a break? Thanks..love the light!
Asked by: Lary
Having the water slightly lower than the outflow of the filter adds to this. When you look at the tank, you should not see a water level.
Answered by: Marineland1
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can I order a Double Bright light strip that will fit into my 37g LED kit? I'd like to be able to keep live plants without changing the hood.

Asked by: Groven
Unfortunately it will not fit into the 37g hood. You can just use a glass canopy with the Double Bright LED if you'd like.
Answered by: Dana
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do I need a glass canopy to protect the light?

Asked by: JRene
If you are talking about the LED Bio-Wheel kit then no, we have protected the light from the open water. If you are purchasing one of our LED Single, Double or Reef Capable strip lights, then yes. They should not be used over open water.
Answered by: Dana
Date published: 2013-10-22

Where do you sell the 55 gal. tank?

I would like to get the 55 gallon tank, but I am unable to locate it. I bought the10 gallon for my son at Petsmart. I'm in Winder, GA.
Asked by: Fishguy
Hello, In general, Walmart, Petsmart, and Petco typically carry that kit. If you are not finding it at those stores in your area, talk to a manager. Also, enter your zip code into our dealer locator to see if you have an independent dealer in your area. Regards, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

LED lighting in 55g kit

based off the other questions here, it appears that basic LED lighting is inadequate for growing most species of live plants. is this also true for the double-LED bar canopy in the 55 gallon kit? assuming yes, is there any option to upgrade the lighting, and still utilize the canopy that came with the kit? i would like to grow plants in my new tank (just set it up yesterday) but i want to get an idea of the additional investment required for this.
Asked by: wacky1980
Hello, Actually, yes. We just introduced a new product to the pet industry called Hidden LED Lighting System. This is a LED light about the diameter of a single fluorescent tube. It tucks underneath your frame at the top of the tank and is submersible in water. It is rated at 6500 Kelvin and 460 lumens. There are currently two sizes, 17" and 21". We recommend at least two for your tank. These will begin shipping later this month and should be in stores sometime in April. You would continue to use the LED lights that came with your kit, but would add these into your system to allow for plants. Here is a link to info on our site: http://www.marineland.com/sites/marineland/products/Detail.aspx?id=4655 Regards, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

can i upgrade to larger filter pumps on the kits?

the led kit 10 comes with a penguin 100. can i upgrade to a penguin 150?
Asked by: megatron
Hello, No, it will not allow the 150 as that filter is too wide. The Penguin 150 is for up to 30 gallon aquariums. Regards, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

55 LED lightening system is enough for a reef aquarium??

I just got 3 days ago the 55 g biowheel kit tank at Petsmart, I would like to know if the lightening system in this kit is enough for a reef saltwater tank? If not, would you recommend any other lightening system from your brand for a 55g reef tank tank? In addition, I know the kit includes the biowheel penguin 350 filter, I bought and additional Emperor 400 filter, I would like to know if working with those two filters I will have enough oxygenation and filtration for my 55g reef tank? Thank You. I have read I lot about your products and I am amazed with your excellent technology. Thank you so much for care about our pets!
Asked by: KathyC
Hello, No, the light that comes with that system is definitely not reef compatible. It is similar to a basic fluorescent light. You would want the Reef Capable LED light and a glass canopy if you intend to keep corals, etc. The filters you have chosen will certainly provide plenty of filtration. You may also want a powerhead or two down low in the tank, just a few inches above your substrate, in order to provide current across the lower levels. You will need to maintain the filters frequently, changing media, washing out the filter boxes, etc, often. Most reef keepers believe that hang on the back power filters create a lot of nitrates. This is only true if you do not maintain the systems often. You may also want to add more biological media to both fitlers, such as bioballs or biobeads. And don't forget a protein skimmer as well. These are very important to keeping water quality pristine and in the type of condition corals require. Good luck with your new system and thank you for your support of Marineland products. Regards, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

i have cats how much weight can the top hold

i have been thinking about getting a 55 starter kit but i have 2 cats and i know they will like to get on the top of the fish tank and sleep but i don't know how well the top is made will it hold a 10 or 15 lbs cat?
Asked by: mav969
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. We have not tested the aquariums or hoods for such situations, and we really cannot make any type of guarantee here. However, keep in mind that while they most likely won't break one, they could knock a hood down into the water, which could be dangerous. Regards, BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Submersible Heater

I recently purchased the Marineland Bio-wheel LED Aquarium kit and dont know how to use the heater. It does not have any heat settings so does it automatically turn off at a certain temp? Really need help since its getting toward the colder months!
Asked by: ZVFD
Hopefully by now you've figured out your heater controls. While the internal thermostat does not have degree settings, it will stay constant once you determine how far to turn the knob. I keep a thermometer inside my tank and check it every day. These are good little heaters. (I set my tank up quite a while before getting fish, so I was able to play with the heater until it was right where I wanted it.)
Answered by: Leesa
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is the heater with the 10 gallon kit fully submersible?

I saw another question that asked this about the 55 gallon and the answer was yes, but the product linked in the answer was the Visi-Therm Heater, which has the click dial. The heater that came with my kit is not the click dial. It just has the + and - sign and the knob turns smoothly with no clicks. Just wanted to make sure that it is still fully submersible. Thanks!
Asked by: OnlyOneHaze
Hello, All heaters currently made by the company are fully submersible.
Answered by: Crush
Date published: 2013-10-22

Regarding upgrading the lighting of the Marineland 10-gallon Biowheel LED aquarium.

I have a Marineland 10-gallon Biowheel LED light aquarium kit. I would like to purchase a light that would allow me to grow plants and that would fit in the hood as nicely as the light that came with my aquarium kit. Please advise the part/model number of your plant-compatible lights so I will be able to make the appropriate purchase. Thanks!
Asked by: Noriejo
Hello, We do not currently have any upgraded LED lights available for this system. You could grow some plants but make sure they are of the type that require low light levels. Anubias and Java fern or moss may survive with the type of light that comes with the kit, for example.
Answered by: Crush
Date published: 2013-10-22
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Description  Aquarium Dimensions  # and Color of LEDs and Wattage  Total Watts  Total LUX  Lumens @ 12 " Filtration  Replacement Filter Cartridge  Heater 
LED Kit 10  20 x 10" x 12"
22 White/2 Blue .11W LEDs  2.42 460 165 Penguin 75
Rite Size A  Fully submersible, 50W 
LED Kit 20  24 x 12" x 16"
42 White/3 Blue .11W LEDs  4.62 990 310 Penguin 150  Rite Size B Fully submersible, 100W 
LED Kit 29  30 x 12" x 18"
42 White/3 Blue .11W LEDs  4.62 990 310 Penguin 200  Rite Size C Fully submersible, 200W 
LED Kit 37  30 x 12" x 24"
42 White/3 Blue .11W LEDs  4.62 990 310 Penguin 200  Rite Size C Fully submersible, 200W 
LED Kit 55  48 x 13" x 20"
84 White/6 Blue .11mW LEDs  9.02 990 620 Penguin 350  Rite Size C Fully submersible, 200W