30 litre Biorb Classic (silver) with light and under gravel filter  £65 delivered at Pets at Home
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30 litre Biorb Classic (silver) with light and under gravel filter £65 delivered at Pets at Home

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Edited by:"wazzygib"Found 25th Sep
Reduced from £85 to £65 so a saving of £20.

The newer model (Halo) comes in at around £140 for this size, so a really good deal for a starter.

The BiOrb with Light 30Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank is a complete fish tank solution making it an ideal desktop or starter fish tank.

The BiOrb with Light 30Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank is easily converted for Tropical Fish with the addition of a fish tank heater, sold separately.

Made from tough acrylic, the BiOrb with Light 30Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank would make an ideal focus point in any room in your home.

The BiOrb with Light 30Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank comes complete with:

LED Light;
Air Pump;
Plug Top 12v Transformer;
Under Gravel Filter;
Filter Cartridge;
Bubble Tube;
Airstone;
Tap Water Treatment;
A sample pack of Fish Food.

All you need to get your BiOrb with Light 30Ltr Coldwater Fish Tank up and running.

Material: Acrylic.

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I had an original biorb 14 years ago. They're not great tanks, 30 litres is too small for most fish and will be difficult to keep the water chemistry stable. A starter would be better getting a boring rectangular 100 litre tank.

I think the term 'starter tank' is used to much, go big or go home.

Cold, do not buy these tanks!

Say yes to fishbowls!!!

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I dont need this yet want it.

I had one also about 14 years ago. 2 gold fish was all it's good for. They lived happily for several years and then both got white dots and died. Changed stones, filters cleaned out tank and every.fish after that we put in it died within 2 weeks. Plus the filters we're expensive and the plastic tank scratched easily.

I would not buy another one. Too small and the novelty wore off pretty quick. Think I saw in the original big brother.
Edited by: "wacko911" 25th Sep

wacko91112 m ago

I had one also about 14 years ago. 2 gold fish was all it's good for. They …I had one also about 14 years ago. 2 gold fish was all it's good for. They lived happily for several years and then both got white dots and died. Changed stones, filters cleaned out tank and every.fish after that we put in it died within 2 weeks. Plus the filters we're expensive and the plastic tank scratched easily. I would not buy another one. Too small and the novelty wore off pretty quick. Think I saw in the original big brother.


this is no good at all for even one goldfish

I've got the 60L marine and whilst in 3 years not lost a fish (multiple shrimps and crabs), it's a real pain... tank looks great when new but a real chore to keep clean 'cos of useless filtration. I've added secondary...

Get a rectangular std fish tank!
Edited by: "Merlin001" 25th Sep

Something fishy about this deal...
Edited by: "Demondoguk" 25th Sep

We have the next size up for our fish. One unfortunately one died last Christmas but he did well at 9 years old. Our other fish is still going strong.
I do really like the bowl but the service packs are around £7 each and if you’re cleaning and replacing every six weeks it does add up.
Edited by: "Cottontail" 25th Sep

Still, heat added for price

The only thing this is good for is tiny shrimp or a few neons or something. Even then i wouldn’t bother not good tanks and terrible filtration

wacko9114 h, 6 m ago

I had one also about 14 years ago. 2 gold fish was all it's good for. They …I had one also about 14 years ago. 2 gold fish was all it's good for. They lived happily for several years and then both got white dots and died. Changed stones, filters cleaned out tank and every.fish after that we put in it died within 2 weeks. Plus the filters we're expensive and the plastic tank scratched easily. I would not buy another one. Too small and the novelty wore off pretty quick. Think I saw in the original big brother.



Well you quite obviously don't know how to keep fish. A pet is not a novelty. You should be ashamed of yourself.

2minutenoodles2 h, 6 m ago

Well you quite obviously don't know how to keep fish. A pet is not a …Well you quite obviously don't know how to keep fish. A pet is not a novelty. You should be ashamed of yourself.



Consider me shamed

Sorry little fishy, may you RIP

adsthompson4 h, 8 m ago

The only thing this is good for is tiny shrimp or a few neons or …The only thing this is good for is tiny shrimp or a few neons or something. Even then i wouldn’t bother not good tanks and terrible filtration


Neons need a much larger tank. They are small but favour large groups to feel safe. This would probably keep a few Cherry shrimp and a Marimo ball pretty happy with no fish

Original Poster

I've kept fish for 40 years and I can tell you there's a lot of rubbish being written on these posts.

Yes, these are relatively small tanks, but they are ideal for a couple of goldfish as a cold water tank or 5-6 guppies/neons (if you add a heater).

This isn't a tank for someone getting into full fishkeeping hobby, but is absolutely ideal as a starter for kids. Kids shouldn't be managing a tank with lots of fish - the whole idea is to get them started managing one or two.

On the absolute plus side, these look 100 times better than anything you can easily achieve, as a starter, with a big standard tank.

Not everyones cup of tea, but so many incorrect and silly comments on here.

If the idea is to keep your fish alive then steer clear. Anything under 50L is not suitable for any fish. This isn't scaremongering...it's just fact.

wazzygib1 h, 20 m ago

I've kept fish for 40 years and I can tell you there's a lot of rubbish …I've kept fish for 40 years and I can tell you there's a lot of rubbish being written on these posts.Yes, these are relatively small tanks, but they are ideal for a couple of goldfish as a cold water tank or 5-6 guppies/neons (if you add a heater).This isn't a tank for someone getting into full fishkeeping hobby, but is absolutely ideal as a starter for kids. Kids shouldn't be managing a tank with lots of fish - the whole idea is to get them started managing one or two.On the absolute plus side, these look 100 times better than anything you can easily achieve, as a starter, with a big standard tank.Not everyones cup of tea, but so many incorrect and silly comments on here.


A couple of goldfish in a 30L?

Goldfish (if properly cared for) need vastly more than that. They grow to at least 10cm long.

fishkeeping.co.uk/art…htm

2minutenoodles9 h, 13 m ago

Neons need a much larger tank. They are small but favour large groups to …Neons need a much larger tank. They are small but favour large groups to feel safe. This would probably keep a few Cherry shrimp and a Marimo ball pretty happy with no fish


Absolutely right. This is a small shrimp tank really. Any fish in here will be so stessed by the small space I doubt they'll last long.

People think it's normal for their fish to die every 6 months and have to replace them. They don't realise that their tanks are killing the fish. It's not their fault really as the trade makes no effort to educate them. After all, if the fish die every six months then the cash register is ringing every six months.

wazzygib1 h, 43 m ago

I've kept fish for 40 years and I can tell you there's a lot of rubbish …I've kept fish for 40 years and I can tell you there's a lot of rubbish being written on these posts.Yes, these are relatively small tanks, but they are ideal for a couple of goldfish as a cold water tank or 5-6 guppies/neons (if you add a heater).This isn't a tank for someone getting into full fishkeeping hobby, but is absolutely ideal as a starter for kids. Kids shouldn't be managing a tank with lots of fish - the whole idea is to get them started managing one or two.On the absolute plus side, these look 100 times better than anything you can easily achieve, as a starter, with a big standard tank.Not everyones cup of tea, but so many incorrect and silly comments on here.


you've kept fish badly for 40 years then, hopefully you've got a different hobby now

Original Poster

ScoobyStoo24 m ago

Absolutely right. This is a small shrimp tank really. Any fish in here …Absolutely right. This is a small shrimp tank really. Any fish in here will be so stessed by the small space I doubt they'll last long.People think it's normal for their fish to die every 6 months and have to replace them. They don't realise that their tanks are killing the fish. It's not their fault really as the trade makes no effort to educate them. After all, if the fish die every six months then the cash register is ringing every six months.


Rubbish. Pure fishkeeping myth and snobbery.

wazzygib24 m ago

Rubbish. Pure fishkeeping myth and snobbery.


You are cruel and clueless.

wazzygib19 m ago

Yes, it wasn't for me. I've moved on to hedgehog suffocating.


also cruel, may I suggest colouring in?

Original Poster

Now that I already do.

I have seven pet squid in a 15 litre Biorb - so I just wack the side of the Biorb and get my free ink.

Everything is in dark blue/black though! So all a bit bland.
Edited by: "wazzygib" 26th Sep

wazzygib1 h, 10 m ago

Yes, Yes I am, just not when it comes to fish. Off you pop now to get a …Yes, Yes I am, just not when it comes to fish. Off you pop now to get a life.


Get an education. practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/fea…ish

wazzygib34 m ago

Now that I already do. I have seven pet squid in a 15 litre Biorb - so I …Now that I already do. I have seven pet squid in a 15 litre Biorb - so I just wack the side of the Biorb and get my free ink. Everything is in dark blue/black though! So all a bit bland.


unfortunately the size of your tank is only suitable for six squid

Original Poster

dataload6 m ago

unfortunately the size of your tank is only suitable for six squid


Original Poster

2minutenoodles19 m ago

Get an education. …Get an education. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/features/articles/frequently-asked-questions-on-goldfish


Yes, I remember that article. It's about a 2-3 litre goldfish bowl. And was written in 2005.

There have been some advances since then and it is a lot different to a 30 litre, filtered Biorb.

Let's be honest, if I said it was a 500 litre tank with a goldfish obstacle course, funfair and bar, for free, you would still scour the t'interweb to find something wrong with it, even if it is the weakest of links.

wazzygib1 h, 35 m ago

Yes, I remember that article. It's about a 2-3 litre goldfish bowl. And …Yes, I remember that article. It's about a 2-3 litre goldfish bowl. And was written in 2005.There have been some advances since then and it is a lot different to a 30 litre, filtered Biorb.Let's be honest, if I said it was a 500 litre tank with a goldfish obstacle course, funfair and bar, for free, you would still scour the t'interweb to find something wrong with it, even if it is the weakest of links.


Fishkeeping hasn’t changed fish haven’t changed, your stupidity astounds me. The website is credible and the article is about Goldfish in general. The fishbowl scenario mentioned just trumps your views that a fish shouldn’t swim freely. A 500litre tank is more the size for a few full size goldfish; clearly you have no idea how big they can get keeping them in a bowl. Anyway I am done here, obviously going over your head. Ignored

Look great when you first get it but only for tiny little fish.Nightmare to clean and expensive for parts.

Original Poster

2minutenoodles9 m ago

Fishkeeping hasn’t changed fish haven’t changed, your stupidity astounds me …Fishkeeping hasn’t changed fish haven’t changed, your stupidity astounds me. The website is credible and the article is about Goldfish in general. The fishbowl scenario mentioned just trumps your views that a fish shouldn’t swim freely. A 500litre tank is more the size for a few full size goldfish; clearly you have no idea how big they can get keeping them in a bowl. Anyway I am done here, obviously going over your head. Ignored


Oh no! Ignored

I'll take my 40 years of fishkeeping and breeding over your five minutes googling, all day long.

Bore off.

I was looking at my kettle, 1.7litre. Then thinking, this is around 14-15times larger. Then I saw this youtube video. Smaller than I thought. Mind blown.

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