Big BiOrb with Light 60Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank £92 + 10% off voucher @ Pets at Home - HotUKDeals
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The Big BiOrb with Light 60Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank is a complete fish tank solution for your home. Made from tough acrylic, this tank easily converted for Tropical Fish with the addition of a fish tank heater, sold separately. The Big BiOrb with Light 60Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank comes with Halogen Light, Air Pump, Plug Top 12v Transformer, Under Gravel Filter, Filter Cartridge, Bubble Tube, Airstone, Tap Water Treatment and a sample pack of Fish Food.
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#1
This retails in Dobbies for £149.99.

Please check [url]www.biorbforum.co.uk[/url] for information on which fish are suitable and the best way to care for them.
#2
i got the medium sized one..looks amazing!
#3
Nearly all the aquariums in my area have stopped selling these, as they have been banned in parts of Europe, due to apparently causing stress to the fish (not exactly sure on the details).
#4
looks good..but would be intersted to know ore about the ban
#5
CRUEL :x :http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18883&forum=14&post_id=186458

The new tanks look funky but are still way too small for fish. I wish that Biorbs were made illegal.....I doubt that it will happen though. Biorbs are so expensive..they are the kind of tanks that peolple with loads of money buy just to prove a point...that they can afford to waste loads of money on something so stupid
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Not so long ago I knew nothing about keeping fish and I actually thought the biorb looked nice. The price put me off though. I went to buy a regular tank and was astounded that I couldnt buy a tank and the fish the same day. I really really didnt know any better. I had kept goldfish as a kid and they had been in a round bowl. I had no idea it was sooo cruel.

When I found out I couldnt just go out, buy a tank and some fish and add water I started to think hmmm... need to read up on this. So I found a few forums like this and they really educated me. I then ordered some books on fishkeeping from Amazon and ebay and now have a shelf full. I also found out from forums like this that people had problems with biorbs.

Its incredible that I went out with the intention of buying a small tank .... err now I have 5 including two 96 litre Juwel ones both of which cost me nothing. My most expensive tank was one of my smaller ones, the first one I bought, which I now just keep for emergencies.

The information that you cant keep goldfish in a bowl is not generally very widely known and unless you read fishkeeping books or get on these forums you wouldnt normally find it out. The trouble is, it will never receive high profile media exposure the same way a veal calf in a crate will, or a kitten in a sack. I make a point of telling everyone that sees and admires my tanks that goldfish bowls are no-nos and the amount of people who have no idea is astounding. I suggest you all do the same. If you go on any general forums, put a link in your signature to a suitable article or thread!

If you feel so strongly EDUCATE!
#6
big-boy
CRUEL :x :http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18883&forum=14&post_id=186458

The new tanks look funky but are still way too small for fish. I wish that Biorbs were made illegal.....I doubt that it will happen though. Biorbs are so expensive..they are the kind of tanks that peolple with loads of money buy just to prove a point...that they can afford to waste loads of money on something so stupid


Totally agree 100% mate :thumbsup:
#7
Totally disagree. Sorry. Bio orbs look smart, are a reasonable size and easy to locate, you just need to be sensible about the size and quantity of fish you keep in them. I never want another five foot fish tank again.
#8
iv got one of these, never bothered to use it, is it worth anything?
#9


1. This is HotUKDeals. The tank can cost around £150 in some shops so for just over £80, I believe this is a hot deal and can't be found any cheaper.

2. Most of the negative reviews of the Biorb relate to the 30 litre version, this is the 60 litre version (double the size - far bigger than a lot of 'starter tanks')

3. Whichever version is used, there is only problems and cruelty if the owner is ignorant to the needs of the fish they plan to keep - this is not a problem with the product, only with some of the people that buy it. Even if you buy the largest fishtank in a shop it can still be cruel to keep certain varieties in it. If the Biorb is stocked properly, there is no cruelty issues.

The only problem I do have with the Biorb is the literature which comes with it - it is misleading and can cause inexperienced owners to stock the tank wrongly (ie it insinuates that 3 goldfish can be kept in a 30l Biorb which is untrue) and it promotes fish-cycling rather than fishless-cycling. This can be overcome by researching and finding out information for yourself from various specialist internet sites which will give good information.
#10
The biggest problem with bowls is that if they are filled properly the water doesn't have much contact with the air, which is required to release chemicals. Ideally a bowl should only be half-filled to allow the largest area of water to come into contact with the air, but by doing this the fish waste becomes more concentrated becuase there is only half as much water. As StevenJ said if you are sensible about the types of fish kept in these tanks they will be fine but they are not ideal as a starter tank.

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