MARINELAND® BioWheel LED Aquarium Kit
Good overall choice to start.
Two months ago, I bought a Marineland 20 Gallon LED Aquarium kit in spite of a couple of very negative reviews. I thought I would wait at least a month to write my own. So far, everything is fine. I tested the aquarium out on the patio. No leaks. So I added clean gravel, water, start-up chemicals, and connected everything. The pump is whisper quiet unless the water level is too low, in which case, the return water splashes. Also, a few times, the filter failed to restart, and needed to be primed. Again, if the water level is proper, no problem. I subsequently bought a small air pump to power an air stone, which is a little noisy, but it is on a separate line so I can turn it off when it’s unwanted. The kit also came with a plug in timer to control the lights.
After a week, I added artificial plants, shells, backdrop, and finally a few fish at a time. I am now up to 16 quite small ones, and everything is working as advertised. The blue night light really shows off the blue gravel, the neon tetras and the lemon Tetra.
All in all, I am most satisfied, and would recommend this product. Especially since the negative reviewers did not seem to have a problem with replacement parts and the warrantee. This package was a lot cheaper than what it would have cost me to do it myself.
October 18, 2014
great setup, but lights quit working after a few months
The tank and accessories are great, but the light has stopped working after only a few months of use. It will turn on, but it is very dim and mostly just flickers.
I have tried disconnecting and cleaning everything, but nothing seems to work.
Seems that for the price, this 'long lasting' LED night/day hood light would last much longer.
September 28, 2014
was going to get a different tank but that one didn't come in 20 gallon so was advised that this tank is brilliant, got it home and out of box to find that the it looked awful, and worried about if it will hold the water, the silicon seals are very poor and messy, looked like a child had put it together and just poured the silicon in, also light does not say in place with you open lid, very disappointed will be taking this back
September 27, 2014
LED AQUARIUM 75 & STAND. This kit is a quality kit...
A well built 75 gallon aquarium which included a decent stand. The included LED fixture had to be donated to my 55 gallon discus tank, as the light output from it would be unsuitable for corals. My T5 Aquaticlife light fixture fits this tank perfectly. The stand was big enough to house a large sump and a rather tall protein skimmer (with room to spare). I always admonish people who want to begin fish keeping to start with the biggest aquarium they can afford. This kit would be an easy way to get off on the right foot with some good gear for a first hobbyist or an excellent upgrade for an existing setup.
September 22, 2014