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Dearth
09-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Marineland aquariums

Friend of mine wants to setup a mini SW setup and found these aquariums at one of our LFS
http://www.marineland.com/Products/fish-tank-aquarium-starter-kits/starter-fish-aquarium-kits.aspx

Anybody have and experience with these models and if so how do you find maintaining these systems and what extras do you have in the tank?

MarkoD
09-24-2013, 08:35 PM
Looks like a horrible starter tank. It's so small, maintaining perimeters will be very difficult

Dearth
09-24-2013, 09:03 PM
That is something along the lines of what I was thinking it would be a nightmare for him to maintain.

brizzo
09-24-2013, 11:12 PM
6 gallon nanocube would be ideal if he wants a nano reef tank in that size

Aysha
09-25-2013, 04:46 AM
None of those would really be suitable for a reef tank, for starters they're plastic (ewwwwwww) that filter is also not set up for sw and maintaining antiquate filtration in those cheap little guys is a nightmare. I wouldn't even put guppies in one.
A small biocube, or heck a 10 gallon standard would be a much much better choice.

I've seen fluval edge's done up as reefs if you're REALLY on the ball but they SHOULD be de/topped first.

A good tank isn't cheap and a cheap tank isn't good.

albert_dao
09-25-2013, 04:48 AM
Alternatively, it would probably make a killer tube anemone display tank :)

monocus
09-25-2013, 05:12 AM
the brand marineland says it all