A lot of people want to own an aquarium, but most of them get discouraged when they find out that assembling one takes a lot of hard work. There are just too many factors to consider and too many devices needed to keep an aquarium running smoothly.
However, if you really want to own an aquarium without going through the challenging startup process, you may want to look into ready-made kits where all the basics are already included - all you need to do is perform the little bit of assembly required. An example of such a kit is the Marineland (Aquaria) Eclipse System Twelve from Pet Store
First off, this kit comes with a 12-gallon tank that can be used for either freshwater or saltwater fish. It also comes with a three-stage built-in filtration system, so you don't need to buy a separate system for that. It also does not require complicated tubes, valves, hoses or pumps to run. Also, it comes with a fluorescent bulb that emits simulated daytime sunlight to encourage the growth of plants and to enhance the coloring of fish.
The Marineland (Aquaria) Eclipse System Twelve is perfectly sized to fit most desktops or countertops. Even with a limited space, you can set up this aquarium
12 Gallon Eclipse System
The Eclipse? top-mounted, three-stage system combines simple, elegant styling with superior performance efficiency. All water is filtered through the high-performance Eclipse Rite-Size Filter Cartridge and then directed to the patented Marineland BIO-Wheel. The result: 100% water-to-media contact for excellent water quality...and a healthier environment for your plants and fish.
- Easy to install, easy to operate, the Eclipse System provides unlimited, unhindered access to the entire aquarium. The specially selected fluorescent daylight bulb is ideal for plant growth and ornamental fish color enhancement. And because all filtration media is inside the top mounted unit, the Eclipse has minimal rear space requirements for against-the-wall placement.