Does anyone have a problem with the water running out the top of the filter on the five gallon filter provided. I put a filter in and instead of water coming out the front of the filter it comes out of the back.
This is not something I have heard of except in regards to a dirty or clogged filter, or dirty impeller. If this system has been in use for more than a month and the impeller has not been cleaned, unplug it and remove the impeller. Clean it, as well as the reservoir in the bottom of the filter system where the impeller resides. There may be some debris clogging it and causing this issue.
Date published: 2016-03-24
I have this 20 gal aquarium. Do you make an automatic fish feeder to fit the top? I've looked at several brands but the don't fit because the hood is not flat. Thank you
No, we don't make any automatic feeders besides the gel based type that you drop in the tank. Those are made under our Tetra brand, however.
Date published: 2016-03-21
I bought the Marineland LED Aquarium Kit 29 and my hood clips broke a while back, but now the LED lights have stopped working as well. Is there a glass top that I can use to replace the cheap plastic one with for which I can use a light bar?
Yes, we make glass canopies for all of our tanks. The 29 gallon is a standard sized tank, and the item number for the canopy is 33300 and is 30"x12". These are sold through local fish stores, www.thatpetplace.com, etc.
However, if you are under a year with your system, your entire hood and light would be under warranty. If so, just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266.
Date published: 2016-03-21
I have a 20gallon LED kit and I need a new light fixture. how can I get one?
Just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266 if it is under warranty. If it is not, they are sold through most local fish and pet stores, even at most online vendors.
Date published: 2016-03-28
How full do I fill my marine land 29 gal fish started kit tank
You want your water level to just below the inner lip of the top frame, or approximately 1 - 1.5 inches below the top of the tank.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Reasons why the LED lightning bar will not snap into place on the hood?
You may not have it lined up correctly. There are two "tabs" that must line up with slots on the hood. If you do have it lined up properly, please give us a call as it may be an issue with the hood. 1-800-322-1266.
Date published: 2016-03-01
What is the part number for the led lights for the 20 gallon kit? The blue and one of the white led lights have burned out and I need to order a replacement for the led lights.
We would be happy to assist you with this. Please call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-322-1266. We make several versions of our kits, and would need to know where it was purchased to ensure you receive the proper lights.
Date published: 2016-03-01
I have purchased a 10 gallon half moon kit the cover is clear acrylic and has cut out in front to feed do you sell any other tank cover for this tank?
Good morning! This is the only lid that is manufactured for this tank kit.
Date published: 2016-02-24
if I purchase a marineland Led 29 gallon kit, would the lighting in it be sufficient for a planted tank?
We would recommend low light needing plants only, like Java Moss and Java Fern.
Date published: 2016-02-23
How can I purchase just the LED hood for a 55 gallon tank
These are sold through local fish stores, as well as many websites. I would recommend www.amazon.com or www.petmountain.com to name a few.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Different Colored LED Lights?
Hello, I just got this used and would like to replace the LED light portion specifically. I was wondering if these pieces were sold separately, and if they came in other colors than the white / blue variety. Thank you.
The light bar is sold separately, but it only comes in blue/white or blue only.
Date published: 2016-02-10
We just bought the 20 gallon kit and we are wondering a couple things about the heater. 1. Can it be completely submerged
2. Question is how can I tell what temperature it is set at? There doesnt seem to be any visual indicators or temperature markings?
Yes, it is fully submersible. It does not have numbers on it, instead, it has a + and a - sign. The mark in between the two represents 78 degrees. If you need it warmer, turn it slightly toward the plus sign, if you need it cooler, turn it slightly toward the minus sign.
Date published: 2016-06-05
I added a second filter and now I can't open my hood completely. Am I supposed to remove that tab on the back left side of the hood piece in order for the filter to fit properly? It doesn't appear that this tab can be removed. Thank you
I would need to know what size tank you own, and/or which size hood you own in order to properly answer the question. However, if there are grooves outlining an area, typically, they are there so that you can cut out the section for this purpose. Please email us directly with which hood you own, so I can be sure to answer you correctly.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Does the salwater kit come with everything you need? What does it actually come with?
They come with everything you might need for fresh water and almost everything for salt water. If you intend to do a marine tank, you will still need salt, a hydrometer, a quality test kit, another light, and possibly a skimmer. You also need substrate no matter which type you intend to have, fresh or salt, water. Gravel for fresh, sand, aragonite, crushed coral, etc, for salt water.
It comes with the hood, led lighting, a heater, a net, food and water conditioner samples. You will need to buy additional food and water conditioner.
Date published: 2016-01-26
I have the 10 gallon kit, can my heater be submerged
I see the min, water line indicator, and there is a red dial at top, can the top part be underwater?
Yes, the entire heater is meant to be submerged under water. The water level cannot drop below that minimum water level line.
Date published: 2017-01-27
I bought the marineland 38 gallon starter kit. Are the led light strips that came with this kit capable of supporting a reef aquarium?
Can you also give specific details on the light.
type of light so I know were to buy it
No, they are not. The light sticks are around 5000 Kelvin, suitable for just natural daylight for freshwater fish. You would need to supplement them with a Reef LED. Those are 14,000 Kelvin and perfect for most reef tanks. They will support soft, but not hard, corals.
Date published: 2016-01-21
I need more light
I have a marineland 20 gallon kit with the led lighting white/blue. I'm using freshwater, and let the system adjust for two weeks before I added four tiger fish and six plants about almost three weeks ago. The fish and three of the plants are doing fine. The smaller plants are beginning to wilt, and lose their colour. Experienced aquarium friends say the leds are not providing enough light. How can I boost the light?
Not necessarily true, but it is possible. Plants are grown with only their roots submerged. When a hobbyist buys a plant, it is fully submerged which causes all the old leaves to just die off. The rest of the plant is just fine. So it depends on what type of plants you own. Anubias, java fern and cryptocoryne will do okay under this light. However, if you want nicer plants as well, I would recommend supplementing with the Hidden Accent LED Strip Blue. It comes in a 17" length. It will provide the proper light for all but the most difficult of plants.
Date published: 2016-02-27
My heater has condensation inside of it. Is there something wrong with it?
Probably not. It is normal to have some condensation, especially if the heater is new.
Date published: 2016-01-21
The filter that came with the tank doesn't appear to be strong enough? Am I able to fit it with a bigger filter system ?
That depends on which kit you bought. Some of them will take larger filters. The filters that come with them though, are definitely suited to the size tank they have been paired with so if you are having an issue, you may need to take the filter apart to clean it, reduce feeding, or do partial water changes more frequently for the number or type of fish you are keeping.
Date published: 2016-01-19
What is the length with and height on the 20 and 29 marine land kits
I want to know if my current stand will work
20H 24-1/4 x 12-9/16 x 16-11/16
20L 30-9/32 x 12-9/16 x 12-3/4
20 X H 20-7/32 x 10-7/32 x 24-1/2
29 30-9/32 x 12-9/16 x 18-3/4
Date published: 2016-01-20
Can I get a replacement Frame Clip
I broke one of the frame clips when assembling.
Yes, of course, just call or email us directly with all of your information. 1-800-322-1266.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Front seam looks like it's going to blow.
We purchased this tank in July 2015. I just recently noticed that the glass has seperatated on the right front. You can feel the front glass.. and all that's holding it together is the silicone. We now have to drain it out and get rid of our fish and baby fish
We have never had any issues like this before and are very sad about it. Other than the tank about to explode it has been amazing!
The tank is level and we cannot figure out why this is happening. This is the 29 gallon bow front starter kit tank.
We are sorry to hear this! However, we don't make a 29 gallon bow starter kit. We do make a 28 gallon euro tank or a regular 29 gallon tank that is rectangular and comes as a starter kit. If you believe this is our tank, there will be a white sticker on the tank, with a ship's anchor on it. Please give us a call direct, or email us, and we would be happy to help you with this issue.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Turning on and off the LEDs, and is the heater adjustable?
Hi, I am considering purchasing the 20 gallon starter kit and have two questions:
1. Is turning on and off the LEDs controlled by the regular type of switches? Previously I purchased a Day/Night light LED system from another brand, but the control was a touch switch and there was no way that I could use a light timer to control the on and off.
2. Is the heater adjustable?
Please advise. Thanks!
The LED light has a switch that allows all lights on, blue lights only or off, and cannot be plugged into a timer. The heater is adjustable but does not have individual temperature settings, it just has a +/- knob.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Will the stock LED light system of the 37 gallon kit support freshwater plants?
I have the 37 gallon kit with the led light hood setup. I am curious if the led lights are capable of maintaining a light to medium planted aquarium? Thank you for the concern.
No, they will not, you will need to supplement them. I would recommend the Hidden LED which has blue and white leds, and is 6500 kelvin. It is perfect for the job.
Date published: 2015-11-09
LED lighting for a 150 gal tall heavily planted freshwater aquarium
What LED fixture(s) would you recommend for a heavily planted freshwater 150 gallon tall aquarium?
The Aquatic Plant LED x 2. Some people like the Reef Capable for heavily planted tanks. They can work well, however, they can cause a lot of algae as well, but as long as you are very heavily planted, and lightly stocked with fish, the Reef Capable may be a viable option.
Date published: 2015-10-13
38 Gallon Bowfront Hidden Led Specs
I purchased the 38 gallon Bowfront that came with the hidden LED Lighting strips. I was curious what the specs are on the lighting. It appears to be 2 - 8" sections of LED Light. Does anyone know how many watts these are? Wanting to determine how much if any light I need to supplement with for a medium light planted tank.
With LED lights, we don't recommend them per wattage for these types of applications. Wattage is a rating of energy, and will not give you the amount of light needed for plants or corals. It was by luck that 2.5 watts to 4 watts per gallon worked out to be the right amount of light for live plants, many years ago. What you need is Kelvin rating, specifically, 6500 Kelvin, for live plants. These lights are not more than 5000-5500 Kelvin and will not support live plants. However, we do make/sell a HIdden LED separately that IS 6500 Kelvin, and it WILL definitely support live plants. I would recommend substituting this for the standard daylight LEDS that come with this kit.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Replacement plastic light cover
I have the 10 gallon led light kit.. I need to replace the plastic cover that covers the led lights. Can I get that part?
We would be more than happy to help you in this matter. We will email you directly for further information.
Date published: 2015-09-01
LED light upgrade
I have the Marineland 10 gallon aquarium kit with the bio wheel filter. Is it possible to upgrade the LED light to a brighter unit as the light does not seem very bright?
The Marineland 10 gallon LED kit only has one light bar that will fit into the hood assembly. However, depending of the type of aquarium you have set up, you might be interested in using a glass canopy and LED strip light.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Aruarium kit 20 Hood
I have the aquarium kit 20. recently the hood hinges broke, how can i go about getting a new hood? I dont need the light or plastic cover, just the hood. Thank you
Please either email us directly with your information or call us at 1-800-322-1266 and we will be happy to help!
Date published: 2015-08-25
Do I submerge the water heater completely?
Hello my family just purchased the 29 gallon Aquarium and we were not sure if you completely submerge the water heater or not? I don't want anyone to get electrocuted. Thanks a bunch!
Yes, you definitely want to submerge it completely and it should always be submerged. Unplug it prior to water changes.
Date published: 2016-01-23