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 3.1333333333333333 out of 5 by 15.
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
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
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I have one of the 6 Gallon Cylindrical Aquarium kit. Love the tank but its a few years old and the LED lights have gone our. All the whites and 2 blue's have gone. Do you sell replacements?

Asked by: Himsaw
No, we do not sell replacements, but we do have them. I will reach out to you directly.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-22

My LEDs have stopped working. Is there a way I can order a new set or a new top to my aquarium? I love this aquarium and don't want to get a different one.

Asked by: Tom Vick
We do not sell that separately, but yes, we do have them for replacement through our company. I will contact you directly.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-15

where can one get a new set of led lights for it? It is the 15 white led and 3 blue. Some are burned out and now shorting out and burning up.

Asked by: mark kilburn
You would need to contact us directly either by phone or by email. 1-800-322-1266 or techsupport@marineland.comBREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-24

I have the classic 4 gallon aquarium, but my filter pump is starting to go. It takes hours to prime now after I turn it off to clean. Will any other filter systems fit inside the back? I was thinking about the penguin 100. I love this little tank!

Asked by: Taiso213
Have you removed the impeller to clean it? If not, this is probably all you would need to do. Pull out the intake tube, then grab the piece it inserts into and pull up, hard. This will bring up the impeller assembly. Clean it by soaking it in distilled vinegar for about 15 minutes after removing any hair, plant matter or other debris. Clean out the bottom of the filter box with vinegar, a q tip and a paper towel.If you do find you need a new impeller, call us directly. If you need a new filter, yes, the Penguin 100 should fit as your filter is a modified Penguin 100.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-16

I had our pillar tank taken down for about a week when i set it back up i cannot get the lights to come on. Is there a trick to that , if not are the bulbs replaceable? (even though i find it weird that they would all stop working at the same time)

Asked by: emtlizzer
Bulbs are not available separately, no. I would double check that the wires have been connected properly, and that the outlet is working (assuming you haven't already gotten the filter running). If the wires got wet, this may be an issue, as well. If none of these tips work, we would be happy to replace the lights for you.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-13

Is there a light timer for the 6 gal, Marineland Pillar?

Asked by: mnartw
Unfortunately, no there is not.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-10

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
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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