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Was £139.99. Then £54.99. Now £69.99
I know this will get voted cold because it's not a 400 gallon tank, but it's a great price regardless as it's over £100 everywhere else.
Comes in black, silver and white and would make a nice home for a couple of goldfish or a few danios/minnows.
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#1
That's funky :)
#2
Nice!
banned#3
cool...agree with Emma on this
#4
that is cool i so want one but i hate fish(long story) wonder what else i could put in it???
#5
paulam
that is cool i so want one but i hate fish(long story) wonder what else i could put in it???


Reptiles?
#6
ODB_69
I know this will get voted cold because it's not a 400 gallon tank


Tempted.....;-)......NOT . HOT looks really groovy :thumbsup:
banned#7
paulam;2997653
that is cool i so want one but i hate fish(long story) wonder what else i could put in it???

Oompha Loompa's?
banned#8
big-boy;2997660
Tempted.....;-)......NOT . HOT looks really groovy :thumbsup:

What?:?
#9
cashback available aswell (quidco etc - although ipoints is higher (never used tho)
#10
Good price but I wouldn't buy one, the filters are a bit **** for the price,I prefer the Tetra Art 30 litre tanks
#11
ODB_69
What?:?
Joking :p

I too was waiting for the "voted cold as it's a round aquarium not square one" etc etc type arguement mentatility some vote with :roll:
#12
Arachnids?
#13
not voted either way, I guess it is a good price but as for the tank, well I like to have more than 2 small fish at a time.
banned#14
mamboboy;2997611
Thanks to dpblackpool for bringing the sale to my attention :)
http://www.reef-one.com/img/spyorb-white-lg2.jpg


jough;2997784
not voted either way, I guess it is a good price but as for the tank, well I like to have more than 2 small fish at a time.

There is a fair few in this pic though?:?
#15
Glad you said "couple of goldfish or a few danios/minnows" i've seen people fill these with fish, not big enough for more than a few, would be nice for tetras if a heater was added to it. Would be ok for baby fish also, tempted to buy one and put a heater in it for some of my 5 million platy fry.
2 Likes #16
I would not recommend anyone to get this.

I have the bio-orb, and although it looks good, it really is bad. I have never managed to keep a fish alive for longer than 2 months in. The filter is terrible and seems to do more harm than good. I know 3 other people with these that have all given up on them. Whenever I went in to the fish shop for help on why the fish kept dying, every shop i spoke to said the tanks were not good. Everyone said they were a waste of money..

I dont normally give much negative comments, but i was really upset/annoyed with the bio-orb (im assuming this will be the same). I spent alot of time and money on fish, equipment etc and it always failed..it does look brilliant, but when the fish die every month, it takes away the good points..

price does seems good, but i think the money could be better spent elsewhere
#17
#18
It's good for everyone to put their opinions and experiences on, but i can counter the poster who has had problems above by saying that I've managed to keep fish alive and happy for 2+ years in my biorb, and know of others in the same situation....

As for the filters, to get around the fairly high price of branded filters I bought a pack of the filter 'donuts' from a company who were on ebay (maybe still are?) and a big bag of activated charcoal from a garden centre...you just have to wash out the old cartridge and prep it again.....cheap as chips :thumbsup:

Think i prefer the normal Biorbs to these spyOrbs, but that's the good thing about choice, each to their own... Happy bargain hunting.
#19
Echo those comments re Orb.
My fish managed to stay alive for over a year but changing filter is a major pain that you end up leaving it for much longer than is necessary.
Eventually inside gets gunked up and a pain to clean, and stones get slimed also.

Although it looks great, wasn't practical for me.
#20
mamboboy
The fish in the photo are guppies I do believe. Supposedly they do fine in cold water tanks - they are just a little less active.
I think the heater can be bought for around £15, though...



I've got the 60 litre orb with a panda moor and a fantail...they are doing fine! I admit the filter isn't great...but as long as you do fortnightly 1/4 water chang and use an underwater vaccum cleaner every month or so, they'll be fine.

The reason fish probably keep dying on people is because they get inpatient and throw a ton of fish in as soon as the tank is setup. The correct way to do it is one fish at a time. Give it a month, if he's fine, then put another in.
It annoys me how pet shops have those 5 for £10 offer or whatever - you can guarantee they'll all die, no matter what tank they are put in!



Thats good that you have had success, I hant met many people that have. Funnily enough though, I did do it all properly. I wouldn't sit here and moan about something if I hadnt done what I was supposed to..I did everything to the book and never seem to keep any. I always did the month about timescale etc but just didnt seem to work. Dont assume people are doing it wrong,just because they havnt had the success that you have.

As I said, good price, but i think there are better tanks out there..
#21
Uncanny I have been thinking about getting a tank for my 2 children but do not want to spend a fortune. This one is tempting but can anyone give me some advice on alternatives so I can compare.
#22
paulam
that is cool i so want one but i hate fish(long story) wonder what else i could put in it???


The kids? :p
#23
Looks like the price has gone up to £69.99.
#24
The number 1 reason for pet fish dying is because they are over fed.

If your tank is turning dirty very quickly its because the excess food is rotting and over time your fish will die more quickly.

People in the UK seem to think that you need to feed fish several times a day and chuck in loads of fish food each time.
#25
Unbelievable! I have the original page on my screen showing £54.99 inc free delivery, but when you add it to the basket it goes to £69.99...... if you try and search for the spyorb it now comes up at £69.99
#26
I have a biorb, as long as you don't stick some big fish in it'll be fine. We did have some goldfish the first time round but their just too "messy" and the filter can't cope with them, but we now have mollys and although a few have died, their still going 2 years later and have actually had a baby fishy!
1 Like #27
zubamba
Uncanny I have been thinking about getting a tank for my 2 children but do not want to spend a fortune. This one is tempting but can anyone give me some advice on alternatives so I can compare.


Have a look at Pets at Home , this is a list of the "plug and play" aquariums.

The best thing is to actually talk to somebody at the pet shop before you buy, there are plenty of tanks available in different sizes with varying degrees of quality. The very cheap tank at £25 may be a bargain but is the filter any good, if the filter is poor the tank wil need more maintenance. What fish do you want? Goldfish are easy, cheap and colourful. I have a tank with Danios, Minnows, American Flag Fish and Paradise Fish. They are all god community fish but the paradise fish are fin nippers so don't put in with fan tails etc etc. Listen to the advice and be patient. Get the tank, add water, gravel and plants. Start the filter and leave for about a week, chlorine in the water kills any bacteria including good bacteria, sunlight breaksdown chlorine in about 7 days. Add a few fish at a time over a decent period of time, don't stick a load of fish in at once, they'll not survive long. Click here for a downloadable leaflet. Offers plenty of advice. Also look here for more advice.
But the best advice is don't over-feed, an earlier poster has already stated that the most common cause of aquarium problems is over-feeding.
#28
use the feedback form and tell them you were just about to order 5 of these at 54.99 but now you wont be bothering and that you had many other items in your basket too, just to annoy them :thumbsup:
#29
agreed but a bit naughty upping the price in between adding to the basket and completing checkout...... was actually going to buy alot more pet supplies at the same time to save postage, but wont bother now!
#30
SimbaK2K
I have a biorb, as long as you don't stick some big fish in it'll be fine. We did have some goldfish the first time round but their just too "messy" and the filter can't cope with them, but we now have mollys and although a few have died, their still going 2 years later and have actually had a baby fishy!


only 1 baby fish? my mollies are breeding like crazy and each one has around 20, starting to wish i had kept the males and females seperate :-(
#31
Why not buy one of these, add a cabinet below it. Place a larger 400l reservoir tank and a decent external filter. Then you could increase the stocking densities right up. Also add a protein skimmer, some Marine Salt and you could have a mini-reef setup with coral, living rock etc
#32
Voted cold for the simple fact that an hour ago it was £54.99, and now that its on here its shot up to £69.99.

Cheeky barstools!!
#33
I have the 60 litre & mine has neon & penguin tetras, platys & a pleco.
Despite what the fish shops say, The pleco loves the tank -loads of glass to stick to.
http://www.tropicalfish4u.co.uk/Fish/Freshwater/Plecos

The tetras are hardy as well, but i've lost a few platys.
#34
dataload
only 1 baby fish? my mollies are breeding like crazy and each one has around 20, starting to wish i had kept the males and females seperate :-(


Sorry, mean 1 surviving baby fish! They tend to breed lots and I can sometimes see 10 or 15 at the very bottom, but their soo small they either can't survive on the food or get eaten I think. So yes 1 baby surviving fish that is no longer actually a baby, more 6 months or so old!
#35
Just complained about the price, and they replied to say it was only the clearance stock that was £54.99 and they have all gone now....
#36
SimbaK2K
Sorry, mean 1 surviving baby fish! They tend to breed lots and I can sometimes see 10 or 15 at the very bottom, but their soo small they either can't survive on the food or get eaten I think. So yes 1 baby surviving fish that is no longer actually a baby, more 6 months or so old!


It was probably the food as mollies don't eat other mollies, wish they did :| other types of fish will eat them though.
#37
shadowman40
Just complained about the price, and they replied to say it was only the clearance stock that was £54.99 and they have all gone now....


Hi
Thanks you for your email.

I would like to advise that we have not increased the price because the Spyorbs have become popular, we have increased the price because we have sold out of the clearance items.

We now only have one left in silver which we would honour at the price of £54.99. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact us by phone on 01506 605150 and we shall take the order over the phone.
Kindest regards
Yvonne
#38
Thanks the advice and links pugw$sh much appreciate it.
#39
isn't the real problem with these thing basically the reduced surface area between water / air? I bet a lot of times it is suffocation that kills the fish!
#40
Would have made an awesome betta or dwarf puffer tank.

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