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Marineland Contour Glass Aquarium Kit with Rail Light
- Stylish aquarium kit with rail light
- Daylight and moonlight LED settings
- Easy to use
- Hidden 3-step filtration with adjustable flow filter pump and one RITE-SIZE Z filter cartridge
- Holds up to thee gallons
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The Marineland Contour Aquarium Kit with Rail Light provides a stylish and easy-to-use base for starting your new aquarium. This unique design features hidden, 3-stage filtration, daylight and moonlight LED settings, one RITE-SIZE Z filter cartridge and holds up to three gallons.
Bright white LEDs create
shimmering light that mimics the
natural underwater effect of sunlight.
Easily Start Your New Aquarium
The Marineland Contour Aquarium Kit with Rail Light provides a quick and stylish foundation for starting your new aquarium. The 3 gallon kit features curved glass and an LED lighting system that uses bright white and blue LEDs to show off the aquarium in the best possible light with both daylight and moonlight settings. Advanced 3-stage filtration keeps the aquarium clean and healthy with an adjustable flow filter pump and one included RITE-SIZE Z Filter Cartridge. The sleek, contour design of this kit stylishly hides the filtration and features a hinged light that allows for easy access to the tank.
LED Lighting System
The Marineland Contour Aquarium Kit includes an LED lighting system that is energy efficient and money saving. These bright white and blue LEDs feature two settings that show off your aquarium in the best light and are mounted on a hinged light that offers easy access to the tank.
Blue LEDs provide a relaxing
moonlight glow for aquarium
enjoyment in the day or evening.
Glass Canopy Provides Easy Access
Each Marineland Contour Aquarium kit features an easy-to-use glass canopy that slides back over your aquarium filter to provide a gap for daily feeding and water care additions. This canopy also prevents fish from jumping and helps to maintain your aquarium’s water temperature.
The Marineland Contour Aquarium Kit comes complete with 3-stage filtration that works to provide a clean and healthy aquatic environment. Each kit includes an adjustable flow filter pump.
- Filter cartridge floss screens out dirt and debris
- Molded ribbed back for maximum water-to-carbon contact
- Activated carbon inside filter cartridge removes odors, discolorations, and impurities
- Bio-Foam creates a large 3-dimensional area for cultivating aerobic bacteria, which eliminate toxic ammonia and nitrite
- No need to replace
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|Water Care||Maintaining the optimal water chemistry in your new aquarium is vital to its success. Tetra’s complete line of Water Care liquids makes it easy to condition, dechlorinate, add beneficial filter bacteria, and remove ammonia and nitrite.|
|Expert Feeding||Feeding your fish a well-balanced diet can help to ensure health and vitality. It is important to never overfeed and to feed your fish a supplemental food in addition to your staple flake.|
|Heat & Aerate||Adding an air pump to your new aquarium is especially important for optimal fish health. An aquarium heater is essential for keeping tropical fish.|
|Decorate||To decorate your new tank, Marineland recommends adding 5-10 pound of gravel and adding plants, ornaments, and rocks for your fish to explore|
|Filter||Each Marineland Silhouette Aquarium Kit includes one RITE-SIZE Z Filter cartridge. Keep a supply of filter cartridges handy and replace every 2-4 weeks to maintain active carbon.|
|TetraCare||Need help or have questions about your new Aquarium? TetraCare offers free advice and support as well as helpful e-minders and tips.|
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|Item Dimensions||12 x 12 x 12.5 in||11.62 x 11.81 x 17.05 in||9.75 x 8.35 x 10 in||10.8 x 8.7 x 11.8 in||17.2 x 6.3 x 10.6 in||11.2 x 16.6 x 13.2 in|
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I wanted to put a betta in this tank, so I was concerned with water flow from the pump since bettas don't really like a lot of current to swim against. The instructions said to start the pump at its maximum setting, which I did. Wow!!!! WAY too much current. If you have any really fat fish that you want to put on an exercise program, put them in this tank with the pump set at max!!! I turned it way down to minimum. There is current, but not much and the betta is very happy and swimming around happily. Now I need to see if it's enough to keep the tank clean! I might have to gradually increase the flow to find that ideal meeting ground between clean tank and happy betta. I will update this if I need to increase the flow because a lot of people want to keep bettas in this tank. Also, there is a sliding glass canopy over the glass part of the tank. Since I have a betta, I am keeping it slid backwards about an inch so that fresh air can get in. I am a little afraid that if I keep it slid closed, the betta won't be able to get quality air to breathe when it goes to the surface to take a breath. I'm really happy I have that option without having to mess with the look of the tank.
One thing that people have been saying in answered questions and in reviews is that they have been putting heaters in the filtration area. The instructions clearly state not to do this. The filtration area is plastic. NOT a good idea to put a heater in there. I got the heater that was recommended with the tank, the Tetra 26447 Submersible Aquarium Heater, 50-Watt. It's black and, when put into the tank against the black background, horizontally the way Marineland illustrates in their directions, it is virtually invisible. There is a notch between the main tank and the filtration area for the cord to sit in flat. The literature with the heater says it keeps the temperature at 78 degrees. There is no place to adjust this. Checking the water a day later, the water is exactly 78 degrees. I like my water a little warmer, but 78 will keep them happy, so I'm not going to change it.
Finally, the filtration system. There is a carrier that holds a filter cartridge, labeled as a "Z" cartridge and a black bio sponge. The "z" cartridge looks exactly the same as their Hex 5 cartridge. (This is a good thing since I had just purchased 15 new Hex 5 cartridges!) If you want or need more filtration, there is enough room to put another type of filtration medium in there. The back area is very tight. I am a small woman with small hands (stop laughing now). It's tight even for me. For big guys, you're going to have problems if you want to reach down in there. It shouldn't be a problem because the filter carrier is pulled up for changing without needing to put your hands in there, but I just wanted to warn you. Eventually, you will want to break the tank down for thorough cleaning and you'd better have the long sponges ready because you sure aren't going to have your hands in there. I almost took a star off because of this, but I like the tank so much, and this is not a major thing, so I'm not going to do it. An additional inch would have been helpful, though.
All in all, I am really happy with this tank. It has SO much going for it. I'm glad I didn't get the 3 gallon tank because some of the things that are different, such as a transformer for the lights vs no transformer, larger pump, etc. I highly recommend your getting it if you are looking for a beautiful tank with a small footprint.
UPDATE: I just downgraded this by a star. I've had this tank for a month and the filter pump is failing. It's pushing out very little current, no matter what setting I put it on. I called what they call "customer service" this morning. NOT a pleasant experience. A person answered and I told him that I had the 5 gallon Marineland Contour Glass Aquarium kit for 3 weeks and that the filter pump was failing. He proceeded to tell me that there was no filter pump. I was looking at the instruction pamphlet that came with the tank and it was clearly labeled "filter pump". He asked what kind of filter it took. I told him it took a z cartridge, but it wasn't the filter that had failed..it was the pump. He kept on arguing with me that there wasn't a filter pump. I asked him if he was at all familiar with the unit I was talking about. He then told me that he had no idea what model I had. So I again told him what tank I had. He asked again how many gallons it was. He asked again how long I had it. I have a problem with a customer service agent who is given all that information at the beginning of the call and it was never listened to. And then, he sat there and argued with me that there wasn't a pump when he didn't even know what tank I had!!! I finally told him that what failed was the part that moved the water that was plugged into the wall. I didn't care WHAT he called it. Then he asked how many gallons the tank was again. AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!! He asked my name and he immediately found my order on his computer. It would have been so simple if he had done that in the first place..then he would have had ALL his questions answered in front of him. But then, he wouldn't have had a chance to argue with me. Any way, he told me that they'd ship out a new pump in about 4 days. I asked him if he thought the fish would last in a tank with no flow for a week. He said they'd be fine if I changed 20% of the water every other day. Gee thanks. I asked if he could expedite the shipping and he said no. So, I thought I'd pass this along to you so you'd be prepared if you need to call about your tank. Take a tranquilizer before you call.
UPDATE #2: I received a phone call from Marineland this morning. They were very apologetic and wanted to make it right. They listened to everything and said they would be speaking with that representative. They are sending me some filters as an apology, even though I told them it wasn't necessary. I'm happy to see they still care.
1. This is a great tank, I made some modifications to make it even better. You may not need to do these but wanted to share them and let you know if I can do it, so can you.
2. You need to add a heater, get one with a thermostat that you can set to the temperature you fish need. This way if your house is cold it will stay heated at the proper temperature. I made the mistake of buying a little betta heater it did not have a thermostat, and since we don't heat our house the tank would never get warm enough. My heater also has the thermometer, so no need to buy one.
3. It is a good idea to put your tank together dry, without the water and decorations to see how things will work and if you need to make and slight changes.
4. There is notch on the back wall in front of the pump section in back of the tank, it is on the left side.. The notch was not large enough for my heater cord and I wanted to feed the heater cord towards the middle of the tank so it would come out between the where the light attaches. I drilled a hole in the middle of the back wall and in the middle of the flimsy back piece of plastic, this is the black piece that goes on the top back of the tank. I needed these holes to properly feed the heater cord through the back wall, and the heater and pump cord through the back of the tank via the black flimsy plastic piece.
5. I bought some black duct tape and placed the black flimsy piece on the top in the back and I taped town the left and right side. This works like a hinge and allows the glass top piece to slide back as the flimsy piece opens up, then when you slide the glass top back the flimsy black pieces lays back down. This was super easy and it works like a champ. This flimsy black piece of plastic in the back would not lay flat on the tank due the cords or stay put when you slide the glass top.
6. Make sure you rotate the dial on the pump all the way, mine was a stuck but then rotated nicely to a low setting. I also used a little piece of a glass tank cleaner sponge in the filter piece that sticks out into the tank where the water flows on the top left side. I have a betta and was told they don't like a strong current. My fish does not seem to mind either way and there is no issue with getting sucked into the intake or swimming the current. The idea with the sponge is not to totally block the flow just restrict it a bit. This is an easy fix.
I have attached some photos that will show you what I did, if you can drill a hole and cut duct tape you can make the changes I did.
This is a very nice little aquarium and most people will really like it. I would recommend getting the five gallon tank over the smaller ones, even if you only plan on getting a betta, they will love the space. It was easy to put together and I love the lights. If you are not trying to have live plants the lights are fantastic, the blue light setting makes things kind of glow. The pump is strong but can be turned down, I was able to rotate the dial all the way around and the setting went down quite low for my betta. I have a female betta, three pink danio's (they glow with the blue lights) and a snail, two plants, a sponge bob house and gary (sponge bob's snail), I also included a Marimo ball. Everything fits great with plenty of room I really like this tank and did not replace the lights or the pump. I did get a five gallon heater, you should too. Have fun I think you will really enjoy this great little set up.
- Very good quality build.
- Thick sleeve curved glass deign
- High quality Glass cover!
- Optional foot stand
- Very quiet stock pump
- cheap low quality stock light
- cramped back chamber
I upgraded the stock pump with an Aquatop NP-302. Fits perfect in the back chanber.
also with almost any of these kit tanks you need to upgrade the lighting they give you. Its normally always crappy.
Update 7/13/2016: I have two orange Mollies, three neon Tetras, and two live plants in this tank. (Oh, and two snails that were stow-aways on the plants.) They all seem to be really happy in this tank, especially after I added a bubbler. So far the tank has stayed really clean and the water is in balance when I test it. I'd definitely buy a tank setup like this again. It truly is a nice mini fish tank.
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Once I got it put together I noticed the pump was a bit strong for a betta.Read more