View Full Version : Mini aquariums from marineland

09-24-2013, 07:22 PM
Marineland aquariums

Friend of mine wants to setup a mini SW setup and found these aquariums at one of our LFS

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?

09-24-2013, 07:35 PM
Looks like a horrible starter tank. It's so small, maintaining perimeters will be very difficult

09-24-2013, 08:03 PM
That is something along the lines of what I was thinking it would be a nightmare for him to maintain.

09-24-2013, 10:12 PM
6 gallon nanocube would be ideal if he wants a nano reef tank in that size

09-25-2013, 03:46 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.

09-25-2013, 03:48 AM
Alternatively, it would probably make a killer tube anemone display tank :)

09-25-2013, 04:12 AM
the brand marineland says it all