Classic and Pillar Aquarium Kits

Product No. ML90562-01
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Small fish aquarium kits perfect for a starter aquarium.

Marineland’s Classic and Pillar Aquarium Kits are the first choice for style, design and functionality. A single low voltage adapter powers the filter and the LED lights. Each aquarium kit has both bright white and soft blue LEDs for a daylight and moonlight effect. Easy to use and effective at keeping the aquarium water healthy, these kits provide everything you need to be a successful fishkeeper 

The Classic Aquarium Kit includes: 

  • 4 Gallon Rectangular Aquarium 
  • Hidden Low Voltage Penguin® BIO-Wheel® Filtration 
  • 9 - .33 White LEDs and 3 - .33 Blue LEDs 
  • Pedestal Base 
  • Filter Tower and Tower Cover 
  • Clear Feeding Cover 
  • Rite-Size A Filter Cartridge

The Pillar Aquarium Kit includes: 

  • 6 Gallon Cylindrical Aquarium 
  • Hidden Low Voltage Penguin BIO-Wheel Filtration 
  • 15 - .33 White LEDs and 3 - .33 Blue LEDs 
  • Pedestal Base 
  • Filter Tower and Tower Cover 
  • Clear Feeding Cover 
  • Rite-Size A Filter Cartridge 

Classic and Pillar Aquarium Kits is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gret little tank! Bought this tank after I purchased my wife a starter tank for Christmas. I hadn't kept fish in several years, but after setting up my wife's tank, I found this one on sale and decided to set up a second tank for her and myself. Great little tank! Easy to set up and maintain. Pump is very quiet and works perfectly. I recommend that anyone having problems with the pump simply read the startup instructions or watch a YouTube video on how to setup.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice tank! Just got this installed and set up in about 1/2 an hour. Pretty easy setup although I'd recommend doing all the wiring before you fill it with water.I had quite a few 55 gal. saltwater tanks years ago. I was looking for a simple small system just to enjoy in my office.This seems to fit the bill and was inexpensive. You do have to make sure the siphon tube for the filter is seated all the way. You also have to fill the filter with water till it performs on its own.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from picked this up for my daughter as a first tank only up and running for a few days but contrary to many of the reviews it was pretty smooth. agree the filter tower is a bit tricky but I love that it hides all the wires. once it is set up it seems not to need to be touched again so it was a one time issue. Great look and pretty quiet operation. The lights are a nice touch.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wow, it looks gr... Darn, now what? I had this product up and running within an hour, it was so easy to put together. For some reason when i plugged in the power it took a while for the pump to start to work, but after twelve hours or so it stopped running. I disassembled and reassembled...nothing. Money not well spent. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could become five stars, could go to 1. So I just purchased my tank today and have had the weirdest problem. I've set everything up but for some reason only when on the day light setting for the tank (6 gallon cylindrical) it will rattle quite frequently and the water level will go down inside the filter. This ONLY happens on the day light setting. When the light is on the night setting or off the filter runs amazingly. Tomorrow I will be going to try and sort things out with the company to see what I can do about it or get a replacement. If everything gets sorted out this will be an AMAZING tank, it looks great and runs smooth other then that. I've tried changing water levels in both the tank and filter, no changes on the rattling or anything.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Classic 4 Gallon kit replaced after -1 year Got this for my daughter in September. The pump was kind of noisy from go, Water splashed out from under the lid over front and back and left minerals all over the tank, and swelled the stand. By March, blue leds cracked and shorted and pump/transformer burned out. For the price paid I am very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shotty setup I would not recommend this tank. It looks nice but that is about the only plus. The way this tank is set up makes it very difficult to use. The lights are hard wired into the filter, if either of them stop working there is no easy fix. You have to contact company for a new filter or lid.
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bummed. The pillar was great for one year, then lost LEDs.
Date published: 2014-11-23
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Is the cylindrical tank glass?

Asked by: Shannen
No, it is polystyrene. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

looking for a 20 gallon high aquarium setup( a shape of a ten on top of a ten )/tall it looks great on a ten gallon wrought iron stand . you have a pet store near me that carries the marineland brand to go with the ones I have . maybe we can order one?

Asked by: douglas bji
That is a 20 gallon Xhigh. We do not make an extra high. We do make the high which is 24 long x 12 deep x 16 tall. We also make a 16 High which is 20 x 10 x 18. You would need to special order it through the store. Item number is 10160 for the 16H. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-03

We have had the 6 gallon cylinder aquarium for about 5 years. There has been lots of wear and tear on the switch from taking it apart at different point over this time. The lights work - its the switch. How can I get a replacement switch?

Asked by: Frieda
The switch is not available separately, unfortunately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-27

Looking for a black sponge filter -cylinder in shape for a hexagon aquarium, approximately 5 gallons. We cannot find anywhere. We have a Brown tinged spots growing on wall of tank. It is a mainland tank. Please help me as soon as possible.

Asked by: Fishy13
Fishy13, Thank you for your inquiry. However, we are not recognizing the part that you are describing. We will be emailing you directly for more information. Thank you, Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-03

I bought a pillar cylinder tank less than a month ago for my 13 yr old daughter. The filter stopped working, because of the wiring I can't get a replacement. I cleaned it but it didn't help. When I wiggle the tube it will work but not when it's in place.

Asked by: Pythonj357
We are sorry to hear you are having this experience! When you cleaned it, did you remove the impeller from the very bottom of the filter system and clean it? You would also need to take a q tip and swab out the motor in the bottom of the filter box. Try using distilled vinegar to soak the impeller, and to swab out the motor - this will remove deposits like hard water and calcium. If you are unable to resolve this please call us at 1-800-322-1266 or email us at We would be happy to assist you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-20

There are 3 cords on back base and only two for LED lights found on cover lights. Where does 3rd one plug in?  the lights don't work at all

Asked by: Piscesskyy
Connect the two (male) LED light wires to the female LED wires from the tower. Connect the female light switch power wire on the filter box to the male light switch power wire from the tower. The filter box and LEDS are wired together. I will email the Quick Set Up Guide (QSUG) to you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-12

Most of the LED lights have stopped working on my 6 gallon pillar style tank. I would like to buy a replacement top but don't see the part for sale on your website. are they available?

Asked by: davhen
Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, we do not sell this item separately. However, I will email you for your information as we do have some stock left on these. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-28

I would like to know what kind of fish would be the sturdiest and be happy in a 5 gallon tower tank, and how many?

Asked by: Jeanster
A betta would do very well with a couple of corydoras catfish. White cloud minnows would be hardy and school, so I would recommend 3 or 4 of them. Other species that would do well include von rio tetras, cherry barbs, bloodfin tetras, and tiger barbs. All of these are hardy, and like to be in groups of 3 or 4 minimum. Less hardy, but still good ones to try are neon tetras or fancy guppies. Neons can be very delicate so really watch the water quality. Guppies big drawback is they breed like rabbits! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-11
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 Classic Kit Manual

  Classic Quick Set Up Guide

Description Approximate Gallons # and Color of LEDs and Wattage Total Watts Total LUX @12" Total Lumens Filtration Replacement Filter Cartridge
Marineland Classic Aquarium Kit 4 9 - .33 Watt White LEDs/
3 - .33 Watt Blue LEDs
4 Watts 390 129 Penguin 100 BIO-Wheel  Rite Size A


 Pillar Kit Manual

Description Approximate Gallons # and Color of LEDs and Wattage Total Watts Total LUX @12" Total Lumens Filtration Replacement Filter Cartridge
Marineland Pillar Aquarium Kit 6

15 - .33 Watt White LEDs/
3 - .33 Watt Blue LEDs

6 Watts 660 215 Penguin 100 BIO-Wheel  Rite Size A