biOrb with Light 30 Litre Silver Coldwater Aquarium Kit £65 delivered @ Pets at home
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biOrb with Light 30 Litre Silver Coldwater Aquarium Kit £65 delivered @ Pets at home

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Found 23rd May 2016
Havent seen them at this price before - good starter tanks especially if you convert to tropical with a heater! SAVING OF £20 - AMAZON ARE SELLING THEM FOR £87

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

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.

Approximate Dimensions (Product): 42 x 40 x 40cm
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too small
I was tempted but I think you may be right it's a tad small
We had one of these maybe 15 years ago, great little tank... Don't ask me how, but the environment was so stable that our Mollys managed to breed! No issues with the heater element either, was fine with tropical fish. We even had silver sharks in it at one point.
I think the rule of thumb is 5l of water per inch of fish.
Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill the fish you put in it. Also the filtration system is very poor. It looks nice to start with but will soon look pretty grim. Talking from experience.
So what's so special about these ?? Isn't it just a bowl of water with a pump ?

Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill … Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill the fish you put in it. Also the filtration system is very poor. It looks nice to start with but will soon look pretty grim. Talking from experience.


I've had mine, with two large gold fish. One died last year, :-(, but otherwise a fine low maintenance unit which looks super sweet with the light on.

We had one of these maybe 15 years ago, great little tank... Don't ask me … We had one of these maybe 15 years ago, great little tank... Don't ask me how, but the environment was so stable that our Mollys managed to breed! No issues with the heater element either, was fine with tropical fish. We even had silver sharks in it at one point.


they will breed in toilet water if a male and female are together, this is way too small for them, silver sharks or anything like them

too small


For what, Your mansion ? Mrs tells me that everytime i fall out with her.
Edited by: "andybriggs03" 23rd May 2016

I've had mine, with two large gold fish. One died last year, :-(, but … I've had mine, with two large gold fish. One died last year, :-(, but otherwise a fine low maintenance unit which looks super sweet with the light on.



Wrong button. I didn't mean to like that.

A 30L one of these is too small for goldfish. They survive because they're incredibly hardy fish. But it's not a good environment for them. Doubly so given the amount goldfish poop.

I had the 60L one for a few years. That isn't big enough for goldfish.

This is suitable for 3 or 4 minnows or shrimps. Thats about it.
ive never felt theselook very stable..they always look like they are going to topple as soon as someone touches them!
I've got one of these and went to a fish shop and was advised to populate it with three mollies. So we did "Fatty", "Blacky" and "Goldy". A week later "Fatty" was a lot slimmer and 14 teeny weeny extras were in the tank. I think the extras pooped too much and one by one "Fatty" ,"Blacky" and "Goldy" went to sleep with the fishes and a few of the extras disapeared without trace. One year later (now) we have "Fatty2", "Blacky2", "Goldy2" and "The other one" they seem happy not that I'm a fish expert. I have took them out twice and cleaned the tank other wise it stays quite clean with just a syphon out every month and replacing 1/4 of their water.http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sea-animals/fish-smiley-emoticon.png

Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill … Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill the fish you put in it. Also the filtration system is very poor. It looks nice to start with but will soon look pretty grim. Talking from experience.


Are you saying the tank has to rectangular for fish to survive? Is this your opinion or can you back it up?
Sambat

Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill … Any of the orbs do not provide enough surface area for air and WILL kill the fish you put in it. Also the filtration system is very poor. It looks nice to start with but will soon look pretty grim. Talking from experience.



Rubbish. Had one of these with 3 fancy goldfish who lived for several years. The longest lived for 4 years.
peterready

Rubbish. Had one of these with 3 fancy goldfish who lived for several … Rubbish. Had one of these with 3 fancy goldfish who lived for several years. The longest lived for 4 years.



​4 years of suffering.

​4 years of suffering.


Don't be ridiculous my fish are happier than you by the sound of it! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/fighting/fish-slap.gif and the deal is good I paid £50 for a second hand one 7 years ago! So is this a deal site or a debate about the RSPF (Royal Society for Protection of Fish)

Edited by: "biggysilly" 23rd May 2016
Far too small for anything other then a couple of guppies and cruel to boot, round tanks are not recommended as they stress fish out from the confusion of going round and round.

Make a nice display for plants tho, maybe even add a few water snails to look nice.
The staff at my local Pets at Home advised against these for goldfish, and said that they should only be used for small fish, due to the shape of the bowl and the small surface area.

I've had mine, with two large gold fish. One died last year, :-(, but … I've had mine, with two large gold fish. One died last year, :-(, but otherwise a fine low maintenance unit which looks super sweet with the light on.




How old and what type tho? A proper goldfish will last about 30 years and grow to at least 5 inches long. Comets tend to live about 17 years, moors around 7, poor old bubble eyed ones last about 3.
Any decent alternative suggestions , something that's an attractive feature too as well as a decent tank etc

they will breed in toilet water if a male and female are together, this … they will breed in toilet water if a male and female are together, this is way too small for them, silver sharks or anything like them



Lol yeah my dad had mollies once he couldn't get rid of the things fast enough, he was giving them away to anyone who wanted them for free and still had a over stuffed tank, in the end he got rid of em and just kept the tetras and guppies.

Any decent alternative suggestions , something that's an attractive … Any decent alternative suggestions , something that's an attractive feature too as well as a decent tank etc



Dont think you can have both tbh, also depends what you want in it, but you should have a bog standard shaped one or even a hexagonal one providing its not too deep. The thing about the round ones is the opening at the top isn't big enough to aerate the water, if you do have a bowl the advice is to only fill it halfway to give it more surface area for the air to circulate, so you only use half the bowl really.
Way too small for anything but a guppy/molly quarantine tank. These should be banned.

Rubbish. Had one of these with 3 fancy goldfish who lived for several … Rubbish. Had one of these with 3 fancy goldfish who lived for several years. The longest lived for 4 years.



How fancy, if I had a goldfish live 4 years I'd feel guilty that I didn't look after it properly, not saying 4 years isn't a good age but its entirely dependent on the breed the rule of thumb is the more freaky they look the shorter they live.
Definitely not big enough for goldfish. I just had to upgrade to a 60 litre tank for my ONE goldfish that is now about 7cm long.
Do not buy round fish tank!

Way too small for anything but a guppy/molly quarantine tank. These … Way too small for anything but a guppy/molly quarantine tank. These should be banned.


No worse than the awful cramped conditions Pets at Home seem to keep all their other creatures in!

Do not buy round fish tank!


Yes the world is flat now didn't you know?

Are you saying the tank has to rectangular for fish to survive? Is this … Are you saying the tank has to rectangular for fish to survive? Is this your opinion or can you back it up?



The issue with these globe so called fish tanks is the surface area is tiny by comparison to a rectangular tank for any given volume. It's wicked to keep fish in a tank like this.

Surface area not volume

The issue with these globe so called fish tanks is the surface area is … The issue with these globe so called fish tanks is the surface area is tiny by comparison to a rectangular tank for any given volume. It's wicked to keep fish in a tank like this.Surface area not volume


I agree! my fish look wicked in the biorb 30. I didn't buy it to be a fish lover. It's an ornament and fishes don't remember anything over 2 seconds anyway.
I keep 9 catfish in a tumbler full of tramps urine.

They love it.

I agree! my fish look wicked in the biorb 30. I didn't buy it to be a … I agree! my fish look wicked in the biorb 30. I didn't buy it to be a fish lover. It's an ornament and fishes don't remember anything over 2 seconds anyway.



I think you might have watched this too many times.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/01/06/article-1106884-051BAABA0000044D-134_468x301.jpg

Fish memory myth



Definitely not big enough for goldfish. I just had to upgrade to a 60 … Definitely not big enough for goldfish. I just had to upgrade to a 60 litre tank for my ONE goldfish that is now about 7cm long.



People's perceptions of goldfish still amazes me. I thought we'd moved on from people winning them from the fair and keeping them in a bowl, but the biOrb revolution (or devolution as it should be known) has kept the legend of "the tiny goldfish" alive. It seems you have better knowledge than most, but to be honest, 60 litres is still small for a common golfish. It would be acceptable as a temporary holding tank or for juveniles, but they want to be in a 120L+ tank as they grow to mid size, and ideally they need to end up in a pond or large 200L+ tank as they reach 20-30cm in length. Stunted growth is quite common in goldfish kept in small tanks, leading to compaction of internal organs and early death. This reinforces the myth that "golffish will only grow to the size of it's tank" which whilst partially true actually causes the poor fish unecessary suffering.

Shops like Pets@Home have definitely improved the information they offer the customer but many shops still lie about fish's needs to make a sale.
Edited by: "electrogear" 23rd May 2016
Have a look on your local Gumtree ,always plenty tanks for sale there.
In terms of cold-water fish you're looking at a modest shoal of white cloud mountain minnows or zebra danios for an aquarium of this volume. Anything more or bigger and you're inducing suffering and a short life span for the fish.

I agree! my fish look wicked in the biorb 30. I didn't buy it to be a … I agree! my fish look wicked in the biorb 30. I didn't buy it to be a fish lover. It's an ornament and fishes don't remember anything over 2 seconds anyway.



Absolute nonsense. telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

A fish is an animal, not an ornament. Look after it properly or give it to someone who can.

Absolute nonsense. … Absolute nonsense. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10937888/Memory-of-a-goldfish-Actually-fish-can-recall-events-12-days-ago.htmlA fish is an animal, not an ornament. Look after it properly or give it to someone who can.


If they grew any bigger I would eat them!
I also have a Toad I found in the garden. I don't have a tank for him so I wrapped him in cling-film to keep him damp. He has dried out a bit now though and I now class him as an ornament.
Sorry jumped in with both feet there. I'm a farmer so have a different caring attitude towards animals than a Towny/tree hugger

I also have a Toad I found in the garden. I don't have a tank for him so … I also have a Toad I found in the garden. I don't have a tank for him so I wrapped him in cling-film to keep him damp. He has dried out a bit now though and I now class him as an ornament. Sorry jumped in with both feet there. I'm a farmer so have a different caring attitude towards animals than a Towny/tree hugger


I don't know what you're trying to do here, or how sarcastic you're being but throwing shade at people and referring to them as tree huggers just seems unnecessary. It's ironic how a farmer, a person responsible for live-stock, seems ignorant to the well-being of aquatic life.
If we were out of Europe these could be banned - but thanks to Brussels these are allowed because they can store 7 standard bananas and a pineapple.
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