biOrb Aquariums 35% off from £48 @ wilkinson
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biOrb Aquariums 35% off from £48 @ wilkinson

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Found 25th Feb 2011Made hot 25th Feb 2011
six different aquariums ranging from £48 up to £144

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shame, the one in the pic is £144 oO

always the way

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richp

shame, the one in the pic is £144 oO



thats the pic for £48 one here is link check for yourself

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/bin/venda?ex=co_wizr-locayta&collate=pdxttype&collate=pdxtcolourn&collate=pdxtbrandn&collate=pdxtsizen&termtextkeywordsearch=air%20pump&typekeywordsearch=keyword&fieldrtype=type&termtextrtype=invt&typertype=exact&termorder=keywordsearch%3Artype&template=wz_locayta&pagenum=1&perpage=10&threshold=0&spellcorrect=1&datasource=wilkinsonplusen&setpagenum=1&termtextpdxttype=biOrb's&typepdxttype=exact&fieldpdxttype=pdxttype

Original Poster

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

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.

mamboboy

Thing is with Biorbs, you see people slating them, but it's simply … 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" 25th Feb 2011

jonstone12

I think the main problem fishkeepers have with this product is that a … 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 tankAlso 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.

Can you keep marine fish in these?

waterloo

Way overpriced not a good deal,cheapest place to buy is warehouse … 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.

spenspuma

Can you keep marine fish in these?



No

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.

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

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.

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

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

gizmouk

These things are absolute rubbish.Go on any decent aquarium related forum … 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....

Don't the fish get bored swimming round these without anything to do or anywhere to hide?

Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of water?

jlrm365

Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of … Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of water?



Alot! I couldnt lift my 60l one when full.

jlrm365

Does anyone have any idea how much one of these would weigh, full of … 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.

simate

There are some nice stands for them for £45, click.I wouldn't buy one of … 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.

Meathotukdeals

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



I'm surprised your puffers don't nip the other fish.

good price so hot for me

good price so hot for me

Alway wanted one of these, I think they look so cool
Edited by: "lkscoltand" 26th Feb 2011

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...

Fluff

I bought a 2nd hand baby Biorb for £10, and I have been fairly pleased … 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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