Marineland® Eclipse System 6 Replacement Lamp
I bought the Eclipse 6 tank in December for my betta. I love the sleek look of this tank and its generous size gives my betta plenty of space to swim. It is even large enough to fit a 25 watt Marineland Visitherm Stealth heater to keep my betta's water warm (78-80F). I'm not convinced that the biowheel provides any extra filtering benefit compared to an Aquaclear filter, but having the Marineland filter inside of the hood makes it easy to place this tank on an end-table without it looking messy from a hang-on-the-back filter.
Two days before Christmas the light fixture would not turn on. I had to wait 4 days before I could reach the Marineland customer service calling center due to the holidays. It was very easy to request the new part since they did not require a receipt of purchase. It took 2 weeks to get the new light fixture in the mail (i.e. my betta and live plants were in the dark for 2 weeks). Overall, I was very happy with how easy it was to order the new part.
UNTIL...today. My light is not working again after only a few weeks from receiving the replacement part. I checked underneath the plastic light cover and found no moisture there. I tried a new bulb but that did not work either. I have live plants and I -need- a reliable light fixture on my tank. I'm very tempted to get a 2nd replacement light fixture and then sell this tank to buy a more reliable setup. Now my betta and plants have to sit in a dim tank again and I don't get the benefit of coming home to a beautiful tank for another 2 weeks.
Overall, I would recommend the Eclipse 6 tank because of its sleek design but I must warn that you may have problems with the light fixture.
January 17, 2010
Great for the beginner
This was my very first tank a few years back. It is perfect for a beginner. Easy to maintain, looks great, and very efficient. Water is always clear. Eclipse is the way to go.
February 21, 2009
Got a goldfish from a friend in a smallish round bowl. Checked on internet about goldfish needs and bought this 6 gallon tank. Both my goldfish and I love it. Was easy to set up and lots of room for fake plants and structures. The pump runs very quiet and keeps the water clear and clean. It is easy to feed the goldfish by lifting the back lid and putting the food on a spoon and dumping it in. I changed the filter after two months and cleaned everything up at the same time and put in two gallons of fresh water. My goldfish is healthy and loves the extra room the tank provides. I hardily recommend it as a quality product.
January 27, 2009
I love love LOVE it
The Eclipse 6 is my first aquarium and it has made things so much easier. I'm happy and my fish are happy. A lot of people complain about having to lift the lid to feed the fish but you really don't have to. You can feed them with the smaller lid flap, it's just easier to spread the food around if you lift the lid. It took my filter a few days to catch up but it's doing a great job now. My tank is clean and clear. I just have to rinse the filter once a week. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. It's easy and makes having fish fun.
August 22, 2008