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biOrb Aquariums 35% off from £48.00 @ wilkinson

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six different aquariums ranging from £48 up to £144
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#1
shame, the one in the pic is £144 oO
#2
always the way
1 Like #4
for some reason link not working right but if you go to link and look on left and click BiOrb it will load the six different ones ok
2 Likes #5
Way overpriced not a good deal,cheapest place to buy is warehouse aquatics i got one last week with free delivery also they take paypal. http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/biorb-full-range/biorb-30-c-10_11.html?p=shop

Full range here http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/biorb-full-range-c-10.html

Edited By: waterloo on Feb 25, 2011 18:09
#6
I have a biube and I love it and my 2 goldfish have been fine in it for the last 4 years. My light on it went the other day, and while I was looking for a replacement bulb I saw a circular battery powered led light from Asda for £5. Anyway bought it and it gives the tank a lovely light blue glow, very similar to the intelligent light that you can buy for about £40 (except obviously it doesn't cycle through the changes). I imagine it would be similar to the new moonlight that biorb are doing as well.
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mamboboy
Thing is with Biorbs, you see people slating them, but it's simply because they are too lazy to maintain it (assuming its just your regular fish bowl). Weekly water change and my fish are happy as larry :)

I think the main problem fishkeepers have with this product is that a spherical tank will have a low surface area to volume ratio which is not ideal.

So long as you use it as intended as a nice focal point and do not get tempted to overstock it then there is nothing really wrong with it, but lots of people new to fish keeping will buy a product like this for its looks, put too many fish in it and then wonder why they all die.

That doesn't mean they wouldn't do the same with a more conventionally shaped tank, but there would be more leeway on fish numbers with a greater surface are to volume ratio found in a rectangular tank

Also I would strongly recommend that people new to fishkeeping should buy their first tank from a specialist who can give them invaluable advice and save them money in the long run

Edited By: jonstone12 on Feb 25, 2011 19:25
#8
jonstone12
mamboboy
Thing is with Biorbs, you see people slating them, but it's simply because they are too lazy to maintain it (assuming its just your regular fish bowl). Weekly water change and my fish are happy as larry :)


I think the main problem fishkeepers have with this product is that a spherical tank will have a low surface area to volume ratio which is not ideal.

So long as you use it as intended as a nice focal point and do not get tempted to overstock it then there is nothing really wrong with it, but lots of people new to fish keeping will buy a product like this for its looks, put too many fish in it and then wonder why they all die.

That doesn't mean they wouldn't do the same with a more conventionally shaped tank, but there would be more leeway on fish numbers with a greater surface are to volume ratio found in a rectangular tank

Also I would strongly recommend that people new to fishkeeping should buy their first tank from a specialist who can give them invaluable advice and save them money in the long run


The advertising photographs don't help with this problem and as you say many fish keepers won't understand about the small surface area etc. which means it will sustain less fish.
The photographs show a good few fish in these tanks making people think they can do the same whatever size they buy because it looks a fairly big tank with the shape of it.

I quite like the look of these tanks, just with they were sold with more correct information so that everyone should easily and successfully keep fish in them.
#9
Can you keep marine fish in these?
#10
waterloo
Way overpriced not a good deal,cheapest place to buy is warehouse aquatics i got one last week with free delivery also they take paypal. http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/biorb-full-range/biorb-30-c-10_11.html?p=shop

Full range here http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/biorb-full-range-c-10.html


There isn't much in it really, plus there is 5% Quidco available from Wilko, plus you can have stuff delivered to store so delivery is free. At Aquatic Warehouse delivery is only free over £50.
#11
spenspuma
Can you keep marine fish in these?


No
#12
There are some nice stands for them for £45, click.

I wouldn't buy one of these although they look nice. They just aren't practical for the serious fish keeper, ok for a goldfish. although they do put out a lot of waste. Zebra Danio's or white cloud mountain minnows are about the limit of these things.
#13
spenspuma
Can you keep marine fish in these?

http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/gift-ideas/biorb-life-collection/purple-coral-complete-setup-biorb-60-black-gift-set-p-5942.html

edit lol to fast with posting. just clicked to see flaming cold water goldfish types in it! how hard do you want your water!

here instead

http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/biorb-full-range/biorb-maintenance/biorb-marine-conversion-kit-p-2289.html

Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Feb 25, 2011 21:42
#14
How scratch resistant is this resin? remember taking a nylon scourer to the inside of normal glass tanks to remove algae.
#15
eek. not for me then. pity as they thave cylindrical tanks (from links above) pricey but IMO look better plus will have decent surface area. thanks anyroad.
1 Like #16
spenspuma
Can you keep marine fish in these?


With respect, if you need to ask that question, then you aren't ready for a marine set up
#17
These things are absolute rubbish.
Go on any decent aquarium related forum and ask for opinions on biOrb "aquariums".

This deal is as cold as the water contained in 'em
#18
gizmouk
These things are absolute rubbish.
Go on any decent aquarium related forum and ask for opinions on biOrb "aquariums".

This deal is as cold as the water contained in 'em


Mines a tropical set up, so its luke warm....
#19
Don't the fish get bored swimming round these without anything to do or anywhere to hide?
#20
Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of water?
#21
jlrm365
Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of water?


Alot! I couldnt lift my 60l one when full.
#22
jlrm365
Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of water?


The density of water is 1g/cm3. 1 litre of water would be 1kg, therefore 60 litres would be 60kg.
#23
mamboboy
simate
There are some nice stands for them for £45, click.

I wouldn't buy one of these although they look nice. They just aren't practical for the serious fish keeper, ok for a goldfish. although they do put out a lot of waste. Zebra Danio's or white cloud mountain minnows are about the limit of these things.


I wouldn't recommend even one goldfish, you can't put any real plants in because they just tear them up and they cause tons of mess. I had two in to begin with but soon realised it was a bit of a mistake!
I've got 5 neons, 3 dwarf puffers and a naughty molly from another tank (who behaves in the biorb!). I don't buy any of the crap they say you need to buy all the time (filter sponges, etc) - just rinse the one it came with every 4-5 weeks and buy a big bag of filter carbon for cheap on eBay.

The best deal for a brand new tank IMO is the Orca MT50: http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co.uk/catalog/orca-mt50-nano-aquarium-black-p-1536.html

I have one and it's very nice. But if you're looking for a true bargain then get a second hand tank from eBay... I've seen huge ones go for next to nothing, cabinet included!

Meathotukdeals
How scratch resistant is this resin? remember taking a nylon scourer to the inside of normal glass tanks to remove algae.


It scratches VERY easily. Mine has marks around the bottom from where the ceramic media rubs on it when I'm syphoning the bottom. Also the day I got it I rinsed it out on it's side in the bath... bad mistake as it left marks on it... but thankfully it was at the back :( But Biorb do these scratch remover/cleaning pads which actually work really well...

I don't think this is a hot deal btw, as previously stated you can get them cheaper elsewhere. £48 for a tiny 15litre tank isn't exactly cheap...





I'm surprised your puffers don't nip the other fish.
#24
good price so hot for me
#25
good price so hot for me
#26
Alway wanted one of these, I think they look so cool 8)

Edited By: lkscoltand on Feb 26, 2011 09:11
#27
I bought a 2nd hand baby Biorb for £10, and I have been fairly pleased with it so far. It housed a single goldfish until last week, when he took ill and nowt could bring him back :(

My daughter (3) has been told he's gone on holiday to swim in the sea...
#28
Fluff
I bought a 2nd hand baby Biorb for £10, and I have been fairly pleased with it so far. It housed a single goldfish until last week, when he took ill and nowt could bring him back :(

My daughter (3) has been told he's gone on holiday to swim in the sea...


When is she expecting him back?
Gonna be a very long holiday methinks...:)

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