Classic and Pillar Aquarium Kits

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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 3.0714 out of 5 by 14.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great starter kit i usually never buy these kits but this is a great starter kit that gives you everything you need. the LED lights are really cool and i lover the filter tower because it hides all the cords and filtration. only reason i give 4 stars is because i am missing a few parts but the mess up happened in store so it is not the companie fault.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The pillar aquarium is a total disappointment. I did not like the pillar from day 1. Hard to set up. Hard to clean. And would not work at all after the first cleaning. Put it in the garbage can and reset up my 5 gallon which I love.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tank I've had my 6 gallon tank for almost a year now and love it! I'll agree with those who say it's a bit hard to get the tower setup in place and that can be a bit frustrating. That's been my only issue with the tank though. For a first tank it's got me seriously spoiled. This thing practically takes care of itself. All I have to do is not over feed my fish and make sure I don't add too much water in it. Combine that with the occasional algae cleanings and it's super easy to maintain. I have a few glo fish, gold fish and a Pleco algae fish in it and they're happy campers. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting an easy to care for tank that doesn't need a lot of room either. The bio wheel feature was not something I'd ever heard of before but now, I won't have another aquarium that does not have that feature, it's just that nice of a feature.
Date published: 2014-03-07
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I want a 4*2*1.5 ft fresh water aquarium with gravel, rock and drift wood+canister  filter and good-lighting hood,:-  1. how much it will weigh 2. What fish and how many will live happily. Your advice . Thanking you Ceil  

Asked by: Ceil
In regards to the weight, that would depend on the type of glass you use, framing, etc. We do not make a tank of that exact size. We do not sell our products in India, by the way.As that is a pretty large aquarium, you could set it up many different ways. You could do a community with fish such as mollies, platys, catfish, etc, and keep about 30 fish of this size pretty happily. For larger fish, such as some cichlids, you could keep 2-6, depending on their adult size.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-28

The pillar 6gal aquarium kit - can it be used as a saltwater tank? 

Asked by: Shaboopie92
It does not have a light powerful enough for corals, live rock, etc, so no, we would not recommend it for a marine tank. Additionally, it is pretty small for any of the marine species of fish.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-20

Do you guys sell the 4G Tank without the accessories and is it cheaper?

Asked by: DCTank1
Good morning,Thank you for your inquiry. However, we only sell this tank as a full kit and do not have the tank separately.Thank you,MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-03-28

I have the 6 gal pillar and works great..thrilled with it. But the black power cord just under the filter cut. So went to buy new marineland penguin 100 biowheel filter. But it obviously has one cord without the red led hookup. Where can I find a new one?

Asked by: TheBabyDidIt
The filter that comes with the Pillar Aquarium is specific to that aquarium and not sold separately. Please call us directly so we may assist you. 1-800-322-1266.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-02-18

Why won't my filter work?

I have the Classic and Pillar Aquarium KitMy tank is a week old and I have had nothing but problems with the filter. From the start it would run and the for no good reason shut off. Run and then shutoff. The lights stay on but the filter will simply stop running. I try to top up the water behind the wheel. I jiggle the parts and nothing. Then randomly the pump will start again on its own. It makes a humm sound but it just won't run I would even power it all down and turn it back on a few hours later thinking it was overheating or something. Today no matter what I try I can get it working again. I have tried cleaning it. Taking it apart. The standard giggle/tilt approach. I even replaced the filter pad twice thinking it was being blocked somehow but nothing.Is there way to find out which filter I can buy as a replacement?I love the tank but I have a feeling my fish miss having clean water.
Asked by: tallgirl
When you say you took it apart and cleaned it, do you mean you removed the intake tube, impeller housing, and impeller, cleaned the impeller and cleaned the area it sits in, in the bottom of the box? The issues you are experiencing most likely stem from one of two things; either the impeller and tube is not sitting correctly and we need to replace them or something is interfering with the impeller. In the latter case, I have to wonder from your description of the problems you are having if you have sand as your substrate, instead of gravel. If so, sand is the issue and is getting in and interfering with the impeller. You would need to remove the sand, then place filter floss inside the bottom strainer to prevent it from getting up into the impeller again.Another possible cause would be a bubbler, if you have one under the intake tube. These create a vacuum and break the siphon.If none of these suggestions help, please call us so we may troubleshoot the problem over the phone. We may need to replace a part as well. Our number is 1-800-322-1266.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-02-03

what are the internal dimesions, where the fish actually are, of the classic 4 gallon?

Asked by: joepoole
12" long by 8" wide x 10" high.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-12-21

I need a new pump

I need to replace the pump but can NOT find it. Can you give me a link DIRECTLY to the part? replacement pump (PFES 02/03/05HX PL-TE2/PL-TE5) for a hexagon 5 gallon aquarium?
Asked by: PeggyWi
All you need to do is type Hex 5 into the search bar.
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-11-23

how do i replace the lights

hi, I bought this pillar aquarium for my daughter last September for her birthday...within three months, the blue light had burned out, which was bad because I got her glo fish for her tank...then in july all of the white lights are for a few months the fish have been in complete do I replace the lights or the hood they are in? ...thanks so much for your time.
Asked by: garie
The original LED Lighting being run through the Pump is problematic , .. They make a bery nice 3 mode LED light , Low voltage that you can find on EBay to avoid getting a whole new aquarium giving you white , Blue and red LEDS and you can switch on just the blue or the blue and white or all of the LEDs Will only cost you $12.99. Use double sided tape to stick it to the side of the back (Black ) cover .
Answered by: roverpilot
Date published: 2015-10-29
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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