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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
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is the 6 gallon low voltage pillar aquarium glass or acrylic

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Acrylic
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Both the Pillar and Classic aquariums are acrylic.
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Petco has both the 4 and 6 gallon aquariums listed as salt water aquariums. Is this true? Can i make this a salt water aquarium?

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Our tanks are for salt or fresh water.
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Does Marineland have a stand for the 6 gallon pillar tank?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Not at this time. I am sorry.
Thank you.
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what is the price for the pillar aquarium?

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We don't sell this product directly but after a yahoo search... below is one of many that does.

http://www.petco.com/product/118203...
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Could I have a short in White Lights?

Every time I try to turn on my white LED lights on my pillar aquarium it makes the filter stop and then the lights flash off and filter turns off, I can only use the blue lights and filter works fine. What can I do here?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
 
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asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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That does sound like a short in the wiring. You may either return the system to the store for an exchange or contact our support staff at 1-800-526-0650 for assistance.

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My 6 gallon pillar aquarium has a noise on the filter. What can I do?

For some reason the water flow is decreasing through the filter. When this happens, the bio-wheel stops spinning and the filter makes a strange noise. The noise is almost constant. Water level in the tank is OK. I checked the impeller and it is ok. This aquarium is new (I set it up five days ago). What is causing this noise? How can I remedy it?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I have gravel not sand, nor I have any bubble producing devices inside the tank (just gravel and some stones). I have noted that the noise only occurs when the day lights are on. When the lights are off or there is only moonlight (blue led), there is no noise. Maybe there is something faulty with the wiring that impedes or diminishes the flow in the filter when the white leds are on.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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There are a number of possible causes of this problem. If you are using sand, instead of gravel, this would cause it because sand is easily pulled into the filter, and it interferes with it quite a bit, eventually destroying the impeller. If you have added an airstone to the tank or an ornament that moves because of an attached air pump, bubbles will move up the tube, making the filter very noisy, and causing it to slow down or cut off from time to time. Any type of debris in the motor chamber where the impeller resides will cause it as well. Or, it could be a faulty impeller.

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Due to the height of the tank, and lack of surface area, how many smaller (i.e. neon tetras) tropical fish do you suggest in your 6 gal tank?

Does the aggressive filtration system make up for the lack of surface area?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Yes, it does seem to make a bit of a difference. We would recommend gradually building up to 5 or 6, as long as you are sticking with neons.

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what filter/pump comes with 6 gallon round aquaruim

I need to order a new pump, because the lights don't work. What voltage are the lights. I cant't seem to find any thing that tells me the voltage so I can test it.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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That has a modified Penguin 100 in it. Please contact our support staff at 1-800-322-1266 for warranty assistance.

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Does the 4 gal(Classic) LED system support live plant growth?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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YES! I have multiple small plants in my 4 gallon that are thriving. Any low to med light plant that stays relatively small should do very well. I have Anubias, micro-swords, crypts, and several other plants doing quite well. I also use a substrate tablet fertilizer.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Most live plants will require more lighting. Please check the specifics on the plants that interest you.
Thanks.
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What airpump and heater would you recommend for using with the 6 gallon pillar tank?

We just purchased the 6 gallon pillar tank for goldfish, but my wife likes it so much we are thinking of adding tropical fish instead. I would need an air pump and heater (true?) so what would you recommend?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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This tank is WAY too small for goldfish, but great for small tropicals. If your house tends to stay over 72 degrees, you might not need a heater for some fish, such as danios, white clouds, or glo-fish. I have a small tetra heater designed for 2-5 gallon tanks in my 4 gallon and it keeps it perfectly. In my experience, air pumps are only necessary with bio-wheel filters if you want bubbles. As long as you have the intake tube reaching as close to the substrate as possible, the turnover will keep the tank oxygenated, as long as you don't overcrowd it.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I recommend getting a ten gallon glass aquarium with complete starter package.
If your going to add a heater and get more than three fish. That's the way to go.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The heater would be necessary, if you are switching over to tropical. You would want to purchase a heater for 2-10 gallon aquariums.

Theoretically, if the filter is properly sized you would not need an additional air pump. Water movement, circulating the water from the top to the bottom you would mix water with more oxygen in it to the bottom. You might try it first without the air pump. If you notice the fish are always at the top, if the tank is tall, if need an air pump to run an ornament, if you like the way the bubbles look, then you would need an air pump. You would need to purchase an air pump, airline tubing, check valve, and an air stone to disperse the air as smaller bubbles.

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I ave a tiny ornament(treasure chest) that has an airline. Can I attach it to something in my 6 gal pillar???

I would like to see the bubbles come up through it
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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You would need to purchase a separate air pump, just a small one, to attach to it with tubing.
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6-Gal Pillar - Evaporative Streaks Due To Condensation

My tank seems to have an issue with condensation building up and rolling down the outside of the tank. When the water evaporates, it creates an unsightly trail that significantly lowers the aesthetic appeal of the tank. Any suggestions to help keep the condensation at bay?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I don't think it's possible to lower the water level on ours. The filter is so strong, we'd have a waterfall going. Our lid is dripping too, but I think it's caused by splashing water from the filter, not condensation. We bought this tank for our new beta and it's our first experience with Marineland. We are disappointed after spending the $70 and 3 hours to set up the tank. We could tell the beta was struggling in the current so we just turned the whole thing off. Will probably return it to Petco for a refund/exchange on another tank.

* water splashes out of top - filter causes lots of water current
* was pretty tricky to set up
* lights make a clicking sound (in addition to the noisy filter) and seem to be pulling power from the filter

I wouldn't buy this one again. Sorry Marineland!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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In general, you want to keep your water level approximately 1-2 inches below the top of the tank so condensation will not settle so heavily on the lid.

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I got a Marineland CLASSIC 4 Gal. LED aquarium and have no instructions.

I got everything up and running except the LED lights though. Can I get the instructions online to make sure that the LEDs work? I need to rule out that I have a bad connector somewhere. What's the process of replacement now that I have a fish in the tank to replace the difective LEDs if that is indeed the problem? Right now I just don't know.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Yes, I have emailed them to your address directly.

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Can I purchase the 6 gallon pillar tank only?

I was in the process of cleaning my tank and used an abrasive sponge (not thinking), which in turn, has scratched the tank terribly.

I am only looking for a tank replacement and want to keep my filter, etc. Thanks.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer the pillar aquarium as a stand alone replacement item.
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LED power supply for pillar aquarium kit?

I was wondering if I could modify the type of filter I use for the pillar aquarium while still using the lighting. What are the specs on the led connectors, could I find an adapter to fit them?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
 
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As they are wired together, no, we cannot recommend any modifications unfortunately.

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Is my filter clogged?

I just set up my pillar as a saltwater tank and the water is murky. I added a 10lb bag of live sand, and after letting it settle for 2 hours, I turned the filter on to finish up the job. When I woke this morning I was disappointed to see that the tank was still murky. I bought replacement cartridges and have changed them twice now, and the quality has gotten better, but not enough to see the back of the tank from the front. i've even used Aqueon's water clarifier. I even went as far to unplug the system, and attempt to clean the pump but i couldn't move anything past the propeller. Is it clogged? and if so, how do I go about that? I see people here commenting that filter is strong and splashes up, but mine appears to be almost a drizzle.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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First, 10 lbs is a bit much sand. 6 lbs would have been plenty. Second, the cloudiness is caused by either the improper mixing of the salt mix or the live sand itself. The live sand has lots of little animals in it, and you could be getting a bacterial bloom among other things. I hope the Aqueon Water Clarifier was for saltwater tanks, not freshwater. I am not aware of any for saltwater tanks as the chemicals are too harsh for the animals. Water Clafifiers, however, will not help in this situation and can make it worse. The filter should be allowed to run continuously and the tank may not clear for days, even a week or more. Most saltwater folks set the tank up and run them for at least a week or two to get all of the water quality parameters leveled out, settle the substrate, clear water and so forth, before adding any fish, etc, so this is not unusual.

Sand, while an excellent substrate for saltwater tanks, and some freshwater ones, wreaks havoc on all filters. It catches in the impeller frequently, making it noisy, slowling it down, and wearing it out in a month or two. You need to really take the filter apart and remove any sand, and then place polyfill or a piece of aquarium media sponge inside the strainer to prevent sand from getting in.

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Is there anyway to regulate the flow of water out of the filter?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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i cut to size a piece of the black plastic backing of the filter and placed it over the outflow on the inside of the tank. i removed all of the blue filter material from the backing. this greatly reduced the outflow into the tank
Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I was able to cut a 2"x3" piece of polyester batting or filter material that was about 3/4"thick and put it between the cover and the filter under the bio wheel. This controlled the flow, splashing and the splashing noise all in one.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I wired a somewhat thick plant right to the outflow of the pump. This baffles the outflow and makes it much easier for my betta and shrimp to handle the flow.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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I wish I knew I have the exact same problem my fish are fighting the turbulence and currents. I know it's stressing them out and I've wasted my money as well. It's a great filter just not for this tank.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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CLASSIC 4 GALLON TANK WITH LED AND FILTER
I wish there was a way to regulate the flow of the overwhelming pump.
I put a flow restriction in the tube before it gets to the pump it just make the pump labor to much.
The filter assembly is way to big for this small 4 gallon tank. I originally wrote a review in April about how I liked this tank.
Sorry to say I have shut this tank down because all the fish were stressed to much. The constant over circulation of water from the filter was way to strong.

Unless you want to raise brook trout in it !!!

I wasted my money on this one!!!!!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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If the filter you own has a flow control, it would be located on the back. Most of our units do not include this feature. One way to reduce the current in a tank is to make sure that the water level is all the way up on the tank.
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I unplugged my tank for maintenance and when I plugged it back in, the lights turned on but the motor won't start.

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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My pump has stopped every day since getting it. Taking it apart has helped. Pull the plastic pieces from inside the filter and pull the propeller out the bottom, put everything back in and try again.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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That is an indication that the filter needs to be taken apart and cleaned, especially the impeller and motor area. This should be done every month or so; otherwise, it clogs up and won't prime or run.

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I have my tank all set up and I find that the light switch will not turn the light off/on/blue. PLEASE HELP.

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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This would be a warranty issue and you would need to speak with our support staff at 1-800-322-1266. There isn't really any way of fixing the toggle switch. The whole kit would have to be replaced. So another option would be to return it to the store and have them swap it out.

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Can I purchase the LED Light Hood for my 6 gallon Pillar aquarium?

The blue LED lighting is working fine, but the white LED light won't turn on. I cannot fine a replacement on your website.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266 and we can assist you. The light is not sold separately as it is wired into the system.

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