Marineland Eclipse Seamless Integrated Aquarium System Twelve, 12 Gallons: Gifts for Fish Lovers, Aquariums
Foster & Smith Aquatics is having a sale on many items so it will be easy to pick up anything else you would want from plants to accessories to fish food. They have free shipping on orders over $49, so if you are getting the aquarium you will not pay freight on anything else you need. The Marineland Eclipse System 12 retails for $100 or more when not on sale. Since it includes freight to your front door it is a fairly good deal.
The hinged lid houses the patented BIO-Wheel® wet/dry filtration system certified at 150 gallons per hour. The Eclipse filter cartridge contains the highest-grade activated carbon to keep your aquarium water sparkling and healthy. And since the filtration system is self-contained, you'll never endure the headaches of tangled external tubing or noisy air pumps.
Acrylic Aquarium for Eclipse System 3 | Marineland
Aquarium Frame for 3 gallon Eclipse System | Marineland
An Eclipse Rite-Size filter cartridge and Marineland BIO-Wheel filter efficiently siphon chemical, biological, and mechanical detritus out of the water to create a healthy environment for aquatic life within this seamless plastic aquarium. The hidden, top-mounted filtration system frees up space inside the aquarium for heaters, airline tubing, and pomeranians in need of a bath. Incandescent lighting illuminates the aquarium, and the fluorescent daylight bulb helps plants grow at a steady rate and can improve the coloring of ornamental fish.Acrylic Aquarium, Fluorescent Lamp, Rite-Size filter with Filter Cartridge, BIO-Blend™ Tropical Fish Food, BIO-Safe™ Tap Water Conditioner, BIO-Coat™ Stress Defense
Acrylic aquarium construction has increased in popularity over the years and in some ways is superior to glass, though optically I still prefer a glass tank. They are lighter weight then glass, equally strong but don’t have seams that can leak or any sharp edges. Acrylic tanks are more apt to scratch then their glass counterparts but acrylic buffing kits are available to maintain a pristine view. I personally have had my Eclipse on my desk at work and in my home and haven’t managed to scratch it yet. It even survived a 400 mile trip half full with fish in the back of a UHaul without incident. (Hmm, I wonder if this negates my warranty.)I have been meaning to get to a product review for some time and figured now is as good a time as any, especially as people head out to buy gifts for the holidays. For our first review, I am going to start with the Eclipse Aquarium System, an all-in-one aquarium kit perfect for beginners or aquarists who don’t want to spend the money or the time researching each piece of individual equipment. Marineland manufactures three sizes of Eclipse systems, the three gallon System Three, the six gallon System Six and the twelve gallon System Twelve. I personally have the System Six at home and have used it for years in both my office and my home.Overall, the tank is a good buy and decently priced at a range of $35 – $90. Deals can be found during sales events and by shopping around online. Keep in mind, however, that the kit does not include an aquarium heater, thermometer, substrate, decor or net. Sample sizes of water conditioner and food are included but replacements will need to be purchased almost immediately. The Eclipse Aquarium Systems make a nice gift and are more then suitable for someone new to the hobby or anyone who wants a simple and attractive aquarium.