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Baby Biorb 15L fish tank £55 @ Pets at Home
Baby Biorb 15L fish tank £55 @ Pets at Home

Baby Biorb 15L fish tank £55 @ Pets at Home

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These fish tanks are usually quite pricey, this is a small version, perfect for a kids room or kitchen etc.

Shows at £65 on the website but with a tag showing that it is £55.

Topcashback are offering 10.4% for purchases over £80 so if you need anything more then this brings the price down to less than £50 each.

I bought two for my kids for Christmas so total price for two was £99 (these things retail at about £70 each)

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I always wonder why they sell these tanks and then the first question they ask you when you buy fish from them is "how big is your tank" and that the smaller tanks are too small for even 1 goldfish?

Not that I'm against it like a lot of people are, just confused why they sell them this size when they advise they need a certain size for 1 goldfish.

good to keep plastic fish...

Dragon32

I always wonder why they sell these tanks and then the first question … I always wonder why they sell these tanks and then the first question they ask you when you buy fish from them is "how big is your tank" and that the smaller tanks are too small for even 1 goldfish?Not that I'm against it like a lot of people are, just confused why they sell them this size when they advise they need a certain size for 1 goldfish.


These are fine for the really small fish you can buy at Pets at Home (sorry don't know name of them) You can keep up to 3 of these in this size tank.

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I've voted hot as it's a good deal but personally having had one of these before, I'd get the 30 litre one which is double the size for £65 you can get cashback on it etc and its free delivery or collect in store....
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Edited by: "emribena" 20th Nov 2016

Yes, the 30l for £65 is a much better option. Sorry OP but if you've bought one and not used it I'd take it back and get the much more useable 30l. Its still small but your few fish will appreciate it!

Big enough for a couple of snails. Not big enough for fish

Original Poster

Oh wow yes that is a good price for the 30L, it will be too big for my kids room I think. The 15L holds "a few minnow sized fish" and is much bigger than the old traditional fish tank so be ok for a few tiny ones (I hope)

Original Poster

Hmm it's 12 inches (30cm) high and 12 inches (30cm) wide (I've seen one irl and they look quite big) is that really too small for fish?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vSyc8EiwenQ/hqdefault.jpg

The ever so helpful sales guy at pets at home advised me against these as, though I am I'm love with the design, he explained how the cost is then upped by the special filter cartridges and accessories that are necessary to get from biorb. Apparently you can also only use larger gravel/stones because of the filter

Maybe ok for some cherry shrimps but the footprint looks quite small.

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princesswallis

Hmm it's 12 inches (30cm) high and 12 inches (30cm) wide (I've seen one … Hmm it's 12 inches (30cm) high and 12 inches (30cm) wide (I've seen one irl and they look quite big) is that really too small for fish?


The 30l is 42 x 40 x 40 and the 15l is 32 x 30 x 30 ts double the capacity for extra 10cm which is not much space. I'd get some white cloud minnows, rosey minnow or some danios you can get some lovely ones.....
Zebra
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Leopard
http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_01/danio_leopard_100723a2_w0480.jpg
White cloud minnow
http://exotic-aquariums.com/Fish/FWF/White-Cloud.jpg
You could have 6 or 7 in a 30l compared with 2 in a 15l - they like to swim together and looks lovely under the lights

cb_scavenger

The ever so helpful sales guy at pets at home advised me against these … The ever so helpful sales guy at pets at home advised me against these as, though I am I'm love with the design, he explained how the cost is then upped by the special filter cartridges and accessories that are necessary to get from biorb. Apparently you can also only use larger gravel/stones because of the filter



I bought a 2nd hand 60 litre biorb for £40 the other day, the biorb speific costs, as far as i can tell are the air stone - £1.55 each, and the service kits - £5.50 each. But seller directed me here to get compatiable ones at a significant cheaper cost of £5.49 for 2 x air stones, and 5 x service kits ebay.co.uk/itm…902

I'm going to get some white mountain minnows and the golden white ones - about half a dozen of each.

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emribena

The 30l is 42 x 40 x 40 and the 15l is 32 x 30 x 30 ts double the … The 30l is 42 x 40 x 40 and the 15l is 32 x 30 x 30 ts double the capacity for extra 10cm which is not much space. I'd get some white cloud minnows, rosey minnow or some danios you can get some lovely ones.....Zebra Leopard White cloud minnowYou could have 6 or 7 in a 30l compared with 2 in a 15l - they like to swim together and looks lovely under the lights



​That's good to know, I may ask in store when I pick them up if I can pay the extra and get the bigger ones. Thanks for your advice

princesswallis

Hmm it's 12 inches (30cm) high and 12 inches (30cm) wide (I've seen one … Hmm it's 12 inches (30cm) high and 12 inches (30cm) wide (I've seen one irl and they look quite big) is that really too small for fish?



Would you keep a small dog in a 10ft x 10ft cage permanently? Think of how many lengths of the fish it has to swim between in the widest points of that tank.

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monkeyhanger75

Would you keep a small dog in a 10ft x 10ft cage permanently? Think of … Would you keep a small dog in a 10ft x 10ft cage permanently? Think of how many lengths of the fish it has to swim between in the widest points of that tank.



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monkeyhanger75

Would you keep a small dog in a 10ft x 10ft cage permanently? Think of … Would you keep a small dog in a 10ft x 10ft cage permanently? Think of how many lengths of the fish it has to swim between in the widest points of that tank.



​This is hardly the same, you need to walk a dog, it's hard to walk a fish. I was just going on the recommendation that you can have up to about 5 minnows in that size tank without being cruel, it seems what most people agree is fine for this tank, and is quoted on the manufacturers site, fish keeping and aquarium shop sites.

I just looked as I don't want to do anything to be cruel, as I said before I will probably get the bigger one anyway but this isn't really the same as looking after a dog.

princesswallis

​​​This is hardly the same, you need to walk a dog, it's hard to walk a fi … ​​​This is hardly the same, you need to walk a dog, it's hard to walk a fish. I was just going on the recommendation that you can have up to about 5 minnows in that size tank without being cruel, it seems what most people agree is fine for this tank, and is quoted on the manufacturers site, fish keeping and aquarium shop sites. I just looked as I don't want to do anything to be cruel, as I said before I will probably get the bigger one anyway but this isn't really the same as looking after a dog.


Please don't be put off - I bought the Baby Biorb last Christmas for my son's bedroom and bought three small fish - they look like goldfish but are really small (sorry don't know the name of them). I was advised by Pets at Home that no more than 3 would be fine. In fact they were more than fine because a good few months later they actually had babies!! We then had no choice but to buy a bigger tank! The store were surprised because apparently this is quite uncommon because they need exactly the right environment (so were obviously happy with size!!), need to be a male and female and be at least 2 years old (both fish).

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