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

LEDs getting wet.. intermittent problems with blue lights

I have the 10 gallon setup purchased in December 2013. We did not set up aquarium until January 15th, 2014. We have started having intermittent problems with the blue lights not coming on. I pulled the LED unit out, and found that it was wet with water seeping out of the led cavities and the seams. According to the question "LED Corrosion?" asked on July 31, 2013, there was a past problem with the lights getting wet and corroded that was solved. It would seem that I ended up with an old model. How can I get the corrected hood/lights? Thanks!
Asked by: CarlT
If you have the light bar version, make sure the lens cover is placed inside the hood correctly to avoid condensation. If this is the light strand version, it could certainly be an issue with the strand. You would need to call into us to process a warranty. 1-800-322-1266. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-26

Where can i find the serial number

Asked by: HKFD
There is no serial number on a kit. There are lot codes on each individual item. The kit itself would only have a UPC code. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-24

What Kelvin rating are the LED's in the 29 gallon kit?

Will these lights sustain macro algae growth?
Asked by: TheConman
5900 and no, they won't. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-19

Is the glass supposed to bow when full?

I have just purchased a 29 gallon starter kit. When the tank is full, I get a bow in the center. It makes a small gap in the hood. The difference is approx 1/4 inch.
Asked by: Harley
Yes, it will bow, but the maximum allowed is .25", so it sounds like it is within specs. However, it is at the extreme end of our specification, so you may want to consider exchanging it if you just bought it new, from a store. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-02-23

Are these aquariums glass or acrylic?

Asked by: Chogan
Glass. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-18

I have a 10 gallon tank and my bio wheel will not spin, tried everything but it just stopped. Do you sell replacement wheels as Pet Smart where I

bought the kit does not. Pet Smart also mentioned that they have heard of this from other customers as well, not sure what the problem is.
Asked by: Wilson
Usually when a biowheel stops spinning, the first thing to do is to remove the impeller and impeller housing, and thoroughly clean both plus your intake tube and the filter box. The biowheel is affected by the water flow which is affected by sludge, minerals, other build up. If this does not start the biowheel up again, make sure the bearings (purple tabs) are in place and have not been lost. When cleaning the filter box be sure to remove any algae or sludge on the spillway that could be catching the biowheel. Replacement biowheels are available through local fish stores, our website, other sits, and catalog companies. We recommend www.aquariumguys.com, www.petsolutions.com, www.thatfishplace.com, www.petmountain.com to name a few. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-05

Tech Details wrong or wrong item in kit?

I just purchased the LED Kit 10. When I opened it and compared it to the Technical Details found on this website, I found a discrepancy. According to the Technical Details, this kit should come with a 100w heater but included was a 50w heater. OK, which is correct?
Asked by: rusty503
Technical details on the site would be incorrect, and we have forwarded your question to the web moderator. You would not want to use a 100watt heater for a 10 gallon tank. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-02-03

What is the difference between the penguin vs. emperor filters?

Asked by: Rexter369
There are a few minor differences between these two filters. One comes down to flow rate and tank size rating. For instance, the Penguin 350 has a flowrate of 350 gph and is rated for tanks up to 75 gallons. The Emperor 400 filter (also a dual return filter like the Penguin 350) has a slightly higher flow rate at 400gph and is rated for tanks up to 80 gallons. These filters do take different size filter cartridges. The Emperors also come standard with an extra media container and also spray bars over the BIO-Wheels whereas on our penguin models, additional media containers are only available as separate, purchasable parts (for the 200 and 350 models only) and there are no spray bars with this product. Marineland2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-30

Is the heater that comes with the 29 gallon aq. kit fully submersible? R02985 heater.

Asked by: jhygtfrde
Yes, it certainly is! B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-24

Heating unit that came with 10 gallon tank

There was no instructions with the heating unit. I see That there is a knob on top that you can adjust the temp but there is no accurate way to tell what its set at. there is a tank thermometer on front. is there anyway of know what temp the heater is at I know you sell one with a visual gauge on the front but this one doesn't and it isn't one that has the temp gauge on it like the one they sell by itself
Asked by: Scott1124
You should see a + and a - sign on the top of the heater with a mark kind of like an arrow or triangle between them. The + represents 90 degrees; the - represents 68 degrees, in Fahrenheit. The mark represents 78 degrees, which is where you set it. If you need it a little warmer or cooler, you move the knob about one click, wait half an hour or so, give it time to adjust, basically, and move it another click. Do not adjust too quickly and always watch your thermometer. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-22

gap in the hood of aquarium kit

Please tell me what will keep condensation out of the led lights if I buy a 55 gallon kit since the hood has a gap in it? Thank you.
Asked by: Skipper
I am not sure what gap you are referring to. There is an area where the filter fits of course, and where the light goes, there should be a clear cover that slides into place. It will fit two ways, one way gives a tight fit, the other way may leave a very small edge of space open. If you did not get this lens cover, give us a call. 1-800-322-1266. B-Rex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-21

Using more than one Penguin power filter on my 37 gallon tank?

Can I add an additional unit to my 37 gallon tank to supplement the Penguin 200, or must I buy a larger unit and remove the knock-out on the lid?
Asked by: Newfiemeister
Hello, As long as you can get the additional filter to fit in with your current hood, you may certainly add in a secondary filter.The further away you have your filters from each other, the better filtration you will achieve. If they are too close in proximiity, the second filter will simply re-filter the water that just returned into the tank from the first filter. ML2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-02

Are we missing something?

We just set up a Half Moon 30 which was a display model at a local pet store. It has a clear plastic canopy, but we are surprised that there is a large uncovered area (presumably for a tank-edge mounted filter) which is around 6" x 3". It is big enough for our cats to go fishing so we definitely need to cover it. Are we missing a part?
Asked by: Garry
Garry, To answer your questions the clear covers have been designed with a filter cut out that fit the following filters: Half Moon 20 - filter cut out dimensions are: 5.906" x 2.638". Recommended filters: Penguin 100 or Tetra EX20 Half Moon 30 - filter cut out dimensions are: 8.500" x 3.500". Recommended filters: Penguin 150 or Tetra EX30 ML2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-01-05

Is the lighting with the 20 LED kit suitable for live plants

Need to know, I have moss balls, amazon sword tail plants, etc. and need to know if the lighting with your standard 20 LED kit is suitable, or will I need to replace it? What is the wattage per bulb?
Asked by: Nick6969
Nick, Hello and to answer your question no, this kit's LED lighting is not meant to sustain live plant growth. With wattage, there is no true comparison of traditional fluorescent/incandescent to LED's as wattage only means how much energy it takes to run the lights, not the true potential of the light energy. Instead, you would want to rate a light based on lumens, PAR and lux. We do offer an Aquatic Plant LED light which is designed to both sustain plant light and encourage aquatic plant growth. ML2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-12-29

Is there a way to purchase a replacement piece for the LED 10 Kit?

Specifically, I'm looking for the protective plastic strip that slides into place just below the LED strips under the hood.
Asked by: Danl
Danl, You are referrring to the clear lens cover (item # PR03024). While we do not have this item for sale as a separate part, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-322-1266 Mon- Fri 7:30 AM-5:00 PM EST for further assistance. ML2
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-12-26

heating

we just bought our first tank.it is a 20 gallon. once my temp.reaches what I need,do I just turn it down?will it kick back in if the temp drops or do I have to do it manually thanks
Asked by: nibbs
The heater has a thermostat so it will automatically go on and off to keep the temp you set it at. It should have a little line on the top by the adjustment nob. If set on that line it should be around 78 - 80 degrees F.
Answered by: BriBri85
Date published: 2014-04-19

Aeration

Is a bubbling aerator needed on the LED 20 gallon tank or does the bio-wheel accomplish all necessary aeration?
Asked by: recusancy
For most fish you wont need any extra aeration. Research the fish you want before you buy them and keep in mind that the higher the water temperature the less oxygen can be in the water. So if you want really delicate fish that also need higher water temps and their gills are working really fast they probably would be more comfortable with an air stone.
Answered by: BriBri85
Date published: 2015-02-23

Do glo fish glo?

Do glo fish glow under the blue night time light
Asked by: Jgraham86
Yes.
Answered by: BriBri85
Date published: 2014-04-19

I need a see through tank. Is the 37 gallon see through or does it have a back ground painted on? I can't tell from picture.

Asked by: Steph101
I have a 29 gallon and it is see through. I would assume all of them are.
Answered by: BriBri85
Date published: 2014-04-19

Pump noise.

I think my pump is louder than it should be. I can hear the water hitting/spilling into the tank water 2 rooms away. Is this normal or do i have it positioned wrong?
Asked by: saract
If you raise the water level just right you shouldn't hear any splashing. The motor and impeller should be louder than anything else. If you want a quite tank, get a canister filter.
Answered by: BriBri85
Date published: 2014-04-19

What type of fish? Is this for saltwater or freshwater?

We are new at this. Is the tank for saltwater or for freshwater? Thanks! I have a BIO-Wheel LED Aquarium Kit, 55 Gallon Kit.
Asked by: SHSH
Can be used for either. If you wish to do saltwater, it would suit a fish only tank. With the addition of live rock, you would want to add Hidden Led lights. Brex
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-12-11

What is the average life of the LED light bar that comes with the 20 gallon kit?

I have the 20 gallon kit and was wondering how long on average before the LED lights start to "burn" out or the entire bar goes out. I have read some reviews say theirs have gone out in a matter of months while, others last over a year.
Asked by: blazingnate
We expect the leds to last years, when properly maintained. Most people who have not had them last as long as a year, are not taking proper precautions to keep water from getting into them. The light has a one year warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-12-09

this 20gl tank with LED light can have live plant?

Want to know this lighting is good with Live plant ?
Asked by: Peipei
It may grow some of the low light plants like java moss, but it is not intended for most plants, no. It only has a kelvin rating of around 5500-5900. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-11-21

Do you have replacement hoods for 37 gallon LED tank?

I have 37 gal with stand. But the hood cracked. The light is fine, but I can't seem to find a hood.
Asked by: zaleskb1
Yes, of course. If you have the standard 37 gallon, the dimensions are 30 x 12". So our 30 x 12" hood would fit it. The item number is 75305 for a recessed black hood, fluorescent, NV33150 for a Tetra 30 x 12 LED hood or 32995 for a Marineland LED hood, in black. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-11-14

Laredo zone retailer or dealer to buy an aquarium kit

I am Laredo and urgently in the need to purchase two Aquariums LED Kit 20 but I can't find any or buy them on-line. Thanks!
Asked by: BGPS
Have you checked with Petsmart or Petco? They carry our boxed kits. We cannot seek out other stores without a zip code. Online, try www.drsfostersmith.com. They carry some of our aquariums. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-11-13

Replacement LED for KIT55?

We purchased the KIT 55 a little over a year ago, and while we (and our Oscars!) love it ,one of the Hood LEDs suddenly stopped functioning. The lights are only on during daytime hours, blue in the evening time, then off from 9pm - 7am so I'm pretty sure they aren't overused. The other LED is fine. I've searched for a replacement part but I haven't been successful in finding just the light itself (without the hood). Is this something that you can help me with?
Asked by: Simone
If you kit has two of the light bars, approximately 12" long, these light bars are available through local fish stores, and online at: www.drsfostersmith.com www.thatpetplace.com www.petsolutions.com www.petmountain.com If your kit has the light strand, please call technical support at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-11-07

integrity of 55 gallon glass panels

I purchased the Marineland 55 gallon aquarium kit in May 2013. I've always been extremely pleased with your products and now own several different gallon sized Marineland aquariums, as a result. Upon receiving my product and understandably so, it was quite heavy. A few days later after the aquarium was filled with water and all and set up, I did a closer inspection. I noticed that on one side of the aquarium, the longer glass panel is not flush against the connecting panels. Meaning that on one side, the longer glass panel overlaps the shorter panel as if wasn't measured exactly - so it it sticks out a little or overlaps the other. There's a little but of space between the black frame where I can see silicone and I can insert part of my finger between the space. While on the other side, the black frame is flush against the glass panels and black frame My concern is that because the black frame does not embrace the glass panels in a snug fashion and because the longer glass panel is a different measurement on one side, is it possible the aquarium will they give way one day and causes a disaster? There aren't any leaks and the silicone seems secure. I'd rather not disassemble everything as I live in an upper unit, if you, as the professional manufacturer can advise and reassure me. Thanks so much..
Asked by: Cindee
Hello Cindee, I sent your question to the engineer. From a structural perspective, , if the small end panels are pushed in a little rather than being flush, that is the better direction for them to be out of alignment. The tanks are hand-made and we do have some variation that can occur. We are always trying to improve quality. If the small panel is pushed in a bit then the full width of the panel is in contact with the large front panel, providing the greatest strength. If the small panel were extending the other way, out past the edge of the large panel, then you’d have less contact and you’d lose a slight amount of strength. In other words, it should be fine. If it bothers you aesthetically, however, we recommend returning it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Aquarium Heater for Marineland LED Aquarium Kit

I purchased a 55gal Marineland LED Aquarium Kit which came with a heater. Is the heater FULLY SUBMERSIBLE? Can the adjustment nob be below the water line?
Asked by: Parallaxus
Yes, fully submersible. Yes, it can be below the water. You can place it anywhere in the tank, horizontally or vertically. Just do not bury it in gravel. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Are you able to easily cutout sections for protein skimmers?

Are you able to easily cutout sections for protein skimmers?
Asked by: fishyfish
The material is easy to cut, yes. It would depend on the size tank you are looking at as the hoods have clips, and you may not be able to cut it without compromising the hood. Also, cutting it for a skimmer will void the warranty on the hood/light. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2013-10-22

Total Dimensions of Aquarium Kits

I need to know the exact dimensions of the kits. My tank will be housed in a built in bookcase, so it is crucial to know what the tallest dimension will be with the lighting lid and how much space the filter system takes up on the back of the tank. It was so much easier with the Eclipse system. I still don't understand why Marineland needed to change. It was a great way to enjoy this hobby! Next time, ask the consumers!
Asked by: shelleyscorner
Please click on the technical details tab on the product page for these kits: http://www.marineland.com/Products/fish-tank-aquarium-starter-kits/freshwater-saltwater-led-aquarium-kits.aspx#technical The dimensions of the kits are posted there, including height. Add 2" to the height for the light, and at least 6-10 inches for space between the tank and the wall, depending on which kit you are looking at, with the larger tanks requiring more space for a filter to fit properly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
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