Setup A Freshwater Tank Using The Marineland Aquarium Tanks,Three Stage Bio-Wheel Filtration Produces Excellent Quality Water, Additional Marineland Aquariums and Products For Sale at Give Away Prices
To begin with the Marineland aquarium tanks are made from seamless acrylic, which can scratch up very easy. So I suggest you do not scrub to hard when cleaning your tank from algae, or get something non abrasive else you will smoke up the acrylic plexi-glass. There are products on the market for acrylic scratch removal if you should ever need it.
The Marineland aquarium tanks are excellent to keep freshwater fish, and above all comes recommended to anyone starting out as a beginning fish hobbyist who doesn't want to spend a lot of money. As a gift these Marineland aquarium tanks will give much pleasure and a lot of thank yous after they've enjoyed, the low maintenance benefits of the bio-wheel filtration, for a few months.
Keeping allot of fish in this tank is not recommended, as you will have to increase the maintenance for your fish tank to have stable water conditions. But if you are planning to keep a few small fish, or 1 larger fish on your desktop or on your shelve the Marineland aquarium tanks are a good and budget friendly option.
As by rule the larger your aquarium gets the easier it becomes to take care of it, making a good choice is the 12 gallon acrylic tank which leaves you a bit more room to play around when you are placing your aquarium decorations. While the 3 Gallon Acrylic tank is a good choice as well, if you have in mind giving it away as a gift or as a temporary holding tank for new fish before you add them to your larger aquariums.
To consider: Even though the Marineland Aquarium Tanks are able to run saltwater conditions, I advise you not to do so and keep it for freshwater use only. Saltwater settings need more lighting than the Marineland Eclipse System can deliver which is 12W light bulb, while live corals need a deep light penetration to blossom. You should look for a more suitable saltwater aquarium like the Red Sea Max.
Unless you want to spend more, you should definitely start off with one of the Marineland aquarium tanks. Why? Because it's one of the easiest aquariums to install, operate and maintain.
The fluorescent daylight bulb stimulates plant growth and brings out the colors of your fish, plants and aquarium ornaments, without drawing too much power or over heating the water.
Marineland aquarium tanks come with a top-mounted hood with filtration and built in lighting. Plug the contoured light hood into any standard household outlet. A convenient front-access port allows easy feeding. Premium fish food, tap water conditioner, and beginner’s fish-keeping guide are also included in your Eclipse System package, to get you started right away. There are a couple of accessories you might need as well please go to Marineland Aquarium Products
Bio-Wheel Assembly for Eclipse
Once running the 3 stage bio-wheel filtration will take care of cleaning the water, your tasks will be to change the filter cartridges every six months, clean them every two weeks and do periodical water changes accordingly to the fish you are keeping.
Start up your aquarium cycling a week prior to the time you add your fish, to see if the Bio-Wheel functions correctly. Get you water testing kits and measure if the conditions are stable; to know more about these conditions you should have a Freshwater Guide Book, for quick and easy referral.
The top-mounted motor filters all water through the high-performance, quick-change Eclipse Rite-Size filter cartridge and then to the BIO-Wheel at a rate of 150 gallons per hour, which results in 100% water-to-media contact, creating excellent water quality and a healthy conditions for plants and fish.
In some cases for some odd reason these bio-wheels produce a grinding sound which might get irritating for some people, depending on where you keep your aquariums. If it's your bedroom or living room may I recommend these Aqua-Clear Filters instead, they cost just a little more but are quiet as a puppy sleeping! This is in case you are working with something other than the Marineland Eclipse Bio-Wheel System.
Any decolorination of your parts is considerd normal, at any speed it filters and activates bacteria. In case the Bio-Wheel stops to spin or is damaged you should get Replacement Parts For Your Marineland Aquarium Tanks
Bio-Wheel replacement parts for Marineland Eclipse
Marineland Rite Size Cartridge G 3 per pack for Eclipse 1&12
Marineland Rite Size Cartridge K 3 per pack for Eclipse System 6
Bio-Wheel Assembly for Eclipse 1 Hood and System 12
Bio Wheel Assembly for Eclipse Six
Marineland Impeller Parts
Fluorescent T-5 Lamp for Eclipse Sytem 3 - 6W - 9 in.
Fluorescent Lamp for Eclipse 6 - 12 in.
Power Compact Lamp for System 12 - 13W
To help you decide how your tank should look I think you should take a peek at these Marineland Aquarium Decorations, they have some very special ornaments and plastic plants, gravel and sand. Enough for you to get creative and design your own unique aquarium.
In addition to the Marineland aquarium tanks or other unique aquariums who have a larger capacity than the eclipse systems mentioned, you can install a Marineland Penguin 350 BIO-Wheel Power Filter.
Which has a 3-stage filtration system with mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration in one easy to clean unit.
Even though they say it filters up to a 75 gallon tank, combining them with other Media Filters or setting up two for a 75 gallon tank will not only get you a crystal clear view but less wear on your filtration equipment as well.
The Marineland Emperor 400 is not better because it costs a little more, combined together they produce outstanding results. Also you should consider the conditions your tank has before adding new filtration equipment to your fish tank, having to absorb all the gunk from weeks of bad filtration is not a great start for your newly installed filtration.
Marineland Aquarium Heater
Out of experience things are easier when you use a heater, because fish desire a constant temperature. However during summer times or in the warmer regions it's also required to install a chiller or an Aquarium Fan, as it is the opposite effect and use of the aquarium heater. Remember, all depends on what type of fish your are going to keep!
Marineland Light Timer 24 Hour Grounded is an excellent way to time your lighting sequences for your Marineland aquarium tanks. Easy to use, and doesn't take up much space on your plug either. You can use the timer for other lighting setups as well!
And last but not least, extra food and maybe an Aquarium Fish Net if you don't have one yet! You should consider to get appropriate food supplies, for some fish may not like the premium food delivered. By now you should be well on your way of keeping a healthy and clean fish tank, if you wish to buy one of the Eclipse systems and get started right away, please click Marineland Aquariums For Sale
Setup A Freshwater Tank Using The Marineland Aquarium Tanks, Three Stage Bio-Wheel Filtration Produces Excellent Quality Water Additional Marineland Aquariums and Products For Sale at Give Away Prices
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