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Posted 21st Feb
Currently down to £294.99 from £446.98 and comes with the cabinet free which a lot of tanks don't. Also free shipping

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Fluval Roma 125 Aquarium Set and Cabinet Oak offers a clean and warm design with a high quality 125 litre rectangular aquarium and aquarium cabinet, measuring 80cm and includes almost everything you need for your aquarium. It includes both the 125 litre tank and the highly practical cabinet that will make a stylish addition to any home.

This Fluval Roma 125 Aquarium set includes the 125 litre fish tank, two 15 watt T8 fluorescent light tubes built in to the durable canopy hood, as well as a filter, heater, thermometer and other essential equipment. You are also able to insert a black inset into the top of the aquarium to correspond to the cabinet.

Contents:

Fluval Roma 125 Aquarium - Oak
T8 LightingLighting
Fluval Internal Filter (U3 Internal)
Fluval Tronic heater 150w
Marina LCD thermometer
Aquarium Care Guide
Silver decor strip
At a glance:

80cm x 35cm x 45cm / 31.5" x 14" x 18" (L x W x H)
Capacity: 125 litres / 27.5 gallons
Height including cabinet: 120cm / 27.2"
2 year guarantee
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jessiechops22/02/2019 08:00

A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your …A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your tank which done before adding fish allows the beneficial bacteria to build up in your filter which helps your fish to live . This takes roughly 4 to 6 weeka .When adding tap water you need to declorinate the water or your fish will die so you add Seachem Prime to detoxify ammonia , nitrite or nitrate . After this you need to switch up the tank water on a regular basis ( once per week, sometimes longer) which involves removing up to 50 percent of the tank water and adding new water . You also need to clean the gravel if you have that with a gravel vacuum to remove any dirt .The hardest part is establishing the tank once it's running it pretty much looks after itself, it seems daunting but patience is the key .



This is completely over the top for the vast majority of fish.
I have been keeping fish since the 1970s and currently have 6 aquariums and have never 'cycled' anything. I aslo have some fish that I bought in 1985 that are still going strong.

1. Set you tank up using tap water, plant your plants and leave it running for 48 hours with the lights on.
You don't need any chemicals or cultures, any chlorine in the water wiil off gas during this time.

2. After 48 hours you can add 4-6 fish, have your filter running 24/7 and your lights on 10-12 hours a day. Let the tank mature for a week, then you can add more fish a few at a time over the next month.

3. Water changes just use normal tapwater, all you need is a bucket and a gravel cleaner syphon. You syphon the water out from the bottom of the tank cleaning the solid waste of of the gravel. Changing 33% of the water every 2 weeks will be fine.

Golden Rules

1. Don't over stock the tank
2. Don't over feed the fish, you can miss feeding the fish every third or fourth day.
3. Make sure you know how big each species will get and that your mix of species will live happily together - do your research.
4. Only buy Eheim filters, thy are the best quality and most efficient, you will save their extra cost by using less electricity, plus they will last 10 years plus.
Edited by: "Nesima" 22nd Feb
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T8 lighting
Tempting !!! How much maintenance is needed???
chrisredmayne22/02/2019 07:29

Tempting !!! How much maintenance is needed???


All depends on what you are keeping, some hardy fish such as African cichlids are very low maintenance but something like a discus would be a lot of maintenance
chrisredmayne22/02/2019 07:29

Tempting !!! How much maintenance is needed???


A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your tank which done before adding fish allows the beneficial bacteria to build up in your filter which helps your fish to live . This takes roughly 4 to 6 weeka .When adding tap water you need to declorinate the water or your fish will die so you add Seachem Prime to detoxify ammonia , nitrite or nitrate . After this you need to switch up the tank water on a regular basis ( once per week, sometimes longer) which involves removing up to 50 percent of the tank water and adding new water . You also need to clean the gravel if you have that with a gravel vacuum to remove any dirt .
The hardest part is establishing the tank once it's running it pretty much looks after itself, it seems daunting but patience is the key .
jessiechops22/02/2019 08:00

A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your …A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your tank which done before adding fish allows the beneficial bacteria to build up in your filter which helps your fish to live . This takes roughly 4 to 6 weeka .When adding tap water you need to declorinate the water or your fish will die so you add Seachem Prime to detoxify ammonia , nitrite or nitrate . After this you need to switch up the tank water on a regular basis ( once per week, sometimes longer) which involves removing up to 50 percent of the tank water and adding new water . You also need to clean the gravel if you have that with a gravel vacuum to remove any dirt .The hardest part is establishing the tank once it's running it pretty much looks after itself, it seems daunting but patience is the key .


Or you just add fish with ATM colony on day one instead of waiting 6 weeks!
I've got one of these and it's a nice practical size. I agree with mattywsc that you can jump start your tank with ATM colony. What's important to note is you need to add fish straight away if you do as you need the fish waste to feed the bacteria. Assuming fresh water, I'd recommend first adding danio (zebra/leopard fish) or platys as both are hardy fish. If adding platy look for fish with a gravid spot (black spot at the rear of abdomen) these are almost always female (sometimes males have what looks like this, but if you look closely you'll see the special extra bit of anatomy that shows they are males) who assuming they are not too stressed in the tank will give birth to baby fish, if you have plants and java moss, it can be a lot of fun spotting the fry swimming in and out of cover. Danio scatter their eggs and are harder to determine the sex, but essentially the females are fatter and the males brighter. Sorry if I sound a bit of a bore.
jessiechops22/02/2019 08:00

A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your …A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your tank which done before adding fish allows the beneficial bacteria to build up in your filter which helps your fish to live . This takes roughly 4 to 6 weeka .When adding tap water you need to declorinate the water or your fish will die so you add Seachem Prime to detoxify ammonia , nitrite or nitrate . After this you need to switch up the tank water on a regular basis ( once per week, sometimes longer) which involves removing up to 50 percent of the tank water and adding new water . You also need to clean the gravel if you have that with a gravel vacuum to remove any dirt .The hardest part is establishing the tank once it's running it pretty much looks after itself, it seems daunting but patience is the key .



This is completely over the top for the vast majority of fish.
I have been keeping fish since the 1970s and currently have 6 aquariums and have never 'cycled' anything. I aslo have some fish that I bought in 1985 that are still going strong.

1. Set you tank up using tap water, plant your plants and leave it running for 48 hours with the lights on.
You don't need any chemicals or cultures, any chlorine in the water wiil off gas during this time.

2. After 48 hours you can add 4-6 fish, have your filter running 24/7 and your lights on 10-12 hours a day. Let the tank mature for a week, then you can add more fish a few at a time over the next month.

3. Water changes just use normal tapwater, all you need is a bucket and a gravel cleaner syphon. You syphon the water out from the bottom of the tank cleaning the solid waste of of the gravel. Changing 33% of the water every 2 weeks will be fine.

Golden Rules

1. Don't over stock the tank
2. Don't over feed the fish, you can miss feeding the fish every third or fourth day.
3. Make sure you know how big each species will get and that your mix of species will live happily together - do your research.
4. Only buy Eheim filters, thy are the best quality and most efficient, you will save their extra cost by using less electricity, plus they will last 10 years plus.
Edited by: "Nesima" 22nd Feb
mattywsc22/02/2019 08:03

Or you just add fish with ATM colony on day one instead of waiting 6 weeks!


What's ATM colony?
jessiechops22/02/2019 08:00

A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your …A fish tank needs basics really which are a fishless cycle to start your tank which done before adding fish allows the beneficial bacteria to build up in your filter which helps your fish to live . This takes roughly 4 to 6 weeka .When adding tap water you need to declorinate the water or your fish will die so you add Seachem Prime to detoxify ammonia , nitrite or nitrate . After this you need to switch up the tank water on a regular basis ( once per week, sometimes longer) which involves removing up to 50 percent of the tank water and adding new water . You also need to clean the gravel if you have that with a gravel vacuum to remove any dirt .The hardest part is establishing the tank once it's running it pretty much looks after itself, it seems daunting but patience is the key .


Very good advice that I suggest people follow. Some don't follow it and that's their choice. This is a very nice set up, modern and attractive and easy care. Thing with tanks and stands is second hand they're really cheap because no one wants to pick them up. If you have transport and prepared to travel and be patient for the right one no reason why you can't bag one of these mint for £120 or so. Lots of people buy similar setups and because they don't cycle properly, put it near a window and/or over feed get disheartened when all the fish die or it looks a mess.
daveconroy35325 m ago

Very good advice that I suggest people follow. Some don't follow it and …Very good advice that I suggest people follow. Some don't follow it and that's their choice. This is a very nice set up, modern and attractive and easy care. Thing with tanks and stands is second hand they're really cheap because no one wants to pick them up. If you have transport and prepared to travel and be patient for the right one no reason why you can't bag one of these mint for £120 or so. Lots of people buy similar setups and because they don't cycle properly, put it near a window and/or over feed get disheartened when all the fish die or it looks a mess.


Around 20 years ago I would agree with you but you're living in the past, there are plenty of products now such as atm colony which means a fishless cycle is not necessary. I currently have a marine setup which I did exactly that with, all fish and corals are fine 2 years down the line and I also previously kept discus which are one of the more demanding fresh water species, again didn't need to do a fishless cycle. I agree with you on the natural sun light and over feeding issues though
Natural sun light is not a problem especially for feshwater tanks, it encourages plant and algae growth.
As long as the algae is green, in marine tanks you can get brown or red algae that are not so good.

Think what is best for your fish, lush plant growth and green algae are great for your fish, don't expect your tanks to look clinical and spotless like an artificial environment. For freshwater tanks add 6-8 ancistrus catfish and they will eat most of the algae that grows on the glass, saying you having to scape it off. The ancistrus will only get a maximum of 5" / 12cm long and they are totally peaceful towards other fish.
Nesima1 h, 0 m ago

Natural sun light is not a problem especially for feshwater tanks, it …Natural sun light is not a problem especially for feshwater tanks, it encourages plant and algae growth.As long as the algae is green, in marine tanks you can get brown or red algae that are not so good.Think what is best for your fish, lush plant growth and green algae are great for your fish, don't expect your tanks to look clinical and spotless like an artificial environment. For freshwater tanks add 6-8 ancistrus catfish and they will eat most of the algae that grows on the glass, saying you having to scape it off. The ancistrus will only get a maximum of 5" / 12cm long and they are totally peaceful towards other fish.


Why would you add 6-8 catfish, they would be producing more waste than the good they were doing! Algae is good in nature but in the home Aquarium its unsightly so we don't want it growing, we feed the omnivores their own food and plants also get food supplements so there is no need to want algae.
Edited by: "mattywsc" 22nd Feb
Nesima4 h, 18 m ago

This is completely over the top for the vast majority of fish.I have been …This is completely over the top for the vast majority of fish.I have been keeping fish since the 1970s and currently have 6 aquariums and have never 'cycled' anything. I aslo have some fish that I bought in 1985 that are still going strong.1. Set you tank up using tap water, plant your plants and leave it running for 48 hours with the lights on.You don't need any chemicals or cultures, any chlorine in the water wiil off gas during this time.2. After 48 hours you can add 4-6 fish, have your filter running 24/7 and your lights on 10-12 hours a day. Let the tank mature for a week, then you can add more fish a few at a time over the next month.3. Water changes just use normal tapwater, all you need is a bucket and a gravel cleaner syphon. You syphon the water out from the bottom of the tank cleaning the solid waste of of the gravel. Changing 33% of the water every 2 weeks will be fine.Golden Rules1. Don't over stock the tank2. Don't over feed the fish, you can miss feeding the fish every third or fourth day.3. Make sure you know how big each species will get and that your mix of species will live happily together - do your research.4. Only buy Eheim filters, thy are the best quality and most efficient, you will save their extra cost by using less electricity, plus they will last 10 years plus.


Thanks for the advice from the 1970s, luckily we know better now.
I’ve had the 200 litre version of this for over three years and can’t fault it. I must say after pining for a marine tank and trolling eBay for a few months I would never buy a new tank again. The poor eBayers can’t give them away. Setup an alert for tanks within your area, stay patient and get a full stocked tank for a third of that price.
Unless one must buy new or have the cash. If not I suggest eBay/gumtree Preloved and other classified for a used, a fraction of the price. 2 years ago I picked up a juwel 170 litres full tank with over 12 tropical fishes and ornaments and spares for £70, it was a bargain. Still going strong as new to the present day.
MOJOoo722/02/2019 14:24

Unless one must buy new or have the cash. If not I suggest eBay/gumtree …Unless one must buy new or have the cash. If not I suggest eBay/gumtree Preloved and other classified for a used, a fraction of the price. 2 years ago I picked up a juwel 170 litres full tank with over 12 tropical fishes and ornaments and spares for £70, it was a bargain. Still going strong as new to the present day.


Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £100.
I have this tank but the 200l version. I second the starting with some danios or white /gold cloud minnows to start your filter and if you can get an eheim external filter they really are the best
RickPC22/02/2019 18:08

Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £1 …Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £100.


U have to be patient, something will come along with the appropriate price for u. It took many months before I got my tank for such a bargain. I made many offers but got rejected by many sellers, some just wanted too much and they cannot sell for many months. Then one day I saw the one I eventually bought advertised for £100, 30miles from me. Put in an offer, got accepted straight away. After I got the tank home I realised the reason the owner want rid of it asap.

The tank had a snail problem and also they had 3 plecos 6-8 inches big and they were wasting so much that the tank needed to be clean pretty much every 7-10days. The first thing I did were to get rid of the plecos, traded in with an aquarium shop for other small fishes. Then I house all the fishes in a plastic box with air pump and heater. Cleaned out the tank completely and got rid of the old pebbles/sands and cleaned up the filter and leave to dry for 2-3 days. Got new sands then rehouse the fishes in the tank. Got rid of all the snails.

So if someone want to rid of their tank asap for whatever reason then they are willing to let it go for cheap.
Edited by: "MOJOoo7" 22nd Feb
chrisredmayne13 h, 50 m ago

Tempting !!! How much maintenance is needed???


I've kept fish for about 18 years now and I recommend it as a hobby to anyone. So relaxing and you will not succeed at first but you soon learn how to get the right balance. Go for it.
MOJOoo72 h, 16 m ago

U have to be patient, something will come along with the appropriate price …U have to be patient, something will come along with the appropriate price for u. It took many months before I got my tank for such a bargain. I made many offers but got rejected by many sellers, some just wanted too much and they cannot sell for many months. Then one day I saw the one I eventually bought advertised for £100, 30miles from me. Put in an offer, got accepted straight away. After I got the tank home I realised the reason the owner want rid of it asap. The tank had a snail problem and also they had 3 plecos 6-8 inches big and they were wasting so much that the tank needed to be clean pretty much every 7-10days. The first thing I did were to get rid of the plecos, traded in with an aquarium shop for other small fishes. Then I house all the fishes in a plastic box with air pump and heater. Cleaned out the tank completely and got rid of the old pebbles/sands and cleaned up the filter and leave to dry for 2-3 days. Got new sands then rehouse the fishes in the tank. Got rid of all the snails. So if someone want to rid of their tank asap for whatever reason then they are willing to let it go for cheap.


Yeah I currently have a 26 litre but it’s too small really, I just have a Betta Fish, 6 tetras and 2 small algae eaters.. so will hold out and see if she comes back to at £100 as it’s only 6 months old and they don’t sell as you said because of the maintenance needed.
The Fluval Roma are very impressive and look very solid I especially like the 200 and bigger. That glass is pretty thick! Also like the fact you get a cabinet included in the price and it had thick wood to take the weight. The only negative for me is all that thickness. It is both an advantage and disadvantage.

I know I am likely to move until I eventually find my own place to buy and settle down which is why I personally would only consider Acrylic for bigger tanks right now because they are easier to move but sadly not very common yet so custom build may be the only option. If I had my own home and wasn't considering moving very often then Fluval Roma would be high on my list for bigger aquariums to buy. This seems like a great deal so props. I also recommend eheim external filters as well as their heaters.
RickPC22/02/2019 18:08

Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £1 …Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £100.



As MOJOoo7 says be patient. As sure as anything every eBay tank seller starts with I paid x and I want x back...a few weeks later that price is quartered. I’ve seen fully stocked Rea Sea Max 600 starting at £6000 eventually go for under £1500.
RickPC22/02/2019 18:08

Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £1 …Hmm I found a jewel Rio 125 near me but she won’t budge from £130, tried £100.


Gave you tried local Facebook selling pages and gumtree and freecycle? Got my Roma 200 for £150 with eheim external filter and heater etc from Facebook. Often local specialist groups too someone was giving a huge one away local to me last week
mattywsc22nd Feb

All depends on what you are keeping, some hardy fish such as African …All depends on what you are keeping, some hardy fish such as African cichlids are very low maintenance but something like a discus would be a lot of maintenance


I’ve got cichlids and would thoroughly recommend them. IMO they are the prettiest fresh water fish and are super hardy. I’ve been on plenty of longer (10-14 days) and left them without food for that period of time. Only time I’ve lost any was due to a faulty auto fish feeder malfunctioning whilst I was away. I’ve got two big external Eheim filters and only do a 20% water change every 3-4 weeks. All in all pretty low maintenance.
emribena8 m ago

Gave you tried local Facebook selling pages and gumtree and freecycle? Got …Gave you tried local Facebook selling pages and gumtree and freecycle? Got my Roma 200 for £150 with eheim external filter and heater etc from Facebook. Often local specialist groups too someone was giving a huge one away local to me last week


Yeah that’s where I’ve been looking, she’ll probably drop in a weeks time. So I’ll wait it out
MOJOoo722/02/2019 19:06

U have to be patient, something will come along with the appropriate price …U have to be patient, something will come along with the appropriate price for u. It took many months before I got my tank for such a bargain. I made many offers but got rejected by many sellers, some just wanted too much and they cannot sell for many months. Then one day I saw the one I eventually bought advertised for £100, 30miles from me. Put in an offer, got accepted straight away. After I got the tank home I realised the reason the owner want rid of it asap. The tank had a snail problem and also they had 3 plecos 6-8 inches big and they were wasting so much that the tank needed to be clean pretty much every 7-10days. The first thing I did were to get rid of the plecos, traded in with an aquarium shop for other small fishes. Then I house all the fishes in a plastic box with air pump and heater. Cleaned out the tank completely and got rid of the old pebbles/sands and cleaned up the filter and leave to dry for 2-3 days. Got new sands then rehouse the fishes in the tank. Got rid of all the snails. So if someone want to rid of their tank asap for whatever reason then they are willing to let it go for cheap.


RhinoCharger23/02/2019 09:51

As MOJOoo7 says be patient. As sure as anything every eBay tank seller …As MOJOoo7 says be patient. As sure as anything every eBay tank seller starts with I paid x and I want x back...a few weeks later that price is quartered. I’ve seen fully stocked Rea Sea Max 600 starting at £6000 eventually go for under £1500.


emribena23/02/2019 10:00

Gave you tried local Facebook selling pages and gumtree and freecycle? Got …Gave you tried local Facebook selling pages and gumtree and freecycle? Got my Roma 200 for £150 with eheim external filter and heater etc from Facebook. Often local specialist groups too someone was giving a huge one away local to me last week


Found a aqua one ufo 550 for £100, 100litre. Seems cheap? Trying to be patient
RickPC08/03/2019 16:49

Found a aqua one ufo 550 for £100, 100litre. Seems cheap? Trying to be …Found a aqua one ufo 550 for £100, 100litre. Seems cheap? Trying to be patient


Depends what it comes with and condition I guess.....
RickPC08/03/2019 17:11

https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/aquaone-ufo550-100l-corner-aquarium-stand-excellent-condition-spare-parts/1330442475?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_social


No heater and don’t know what filter is included. Did you want a corner one or more traditional shape? Looks ok for money if it will fit where you want. Just set my new 60 litre up
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RickPC08/03/2019 16:49

Found a aqua one ufo 550 for £100, 100litre. Seems cheap? Trying to be …Found a aqua one ufo 550 for £100, 100litre. Seems cheap? Trying to be patient


The ad says £150? At £100 I think it's a decent deal. You could be cheeky and offer £75 - I'd guess it's either that or a trip to the tip. They've gone for as low as £21 on eBay (February 2019) but then it's a matter of holding out and finding one local to you.

If you do go for it I'd suggest painting the sides black before filling it.

What are you planning on putting in it?
emribena37 m ago

No heater and don’t know what filter is included. Did you want a corner o …No heater and don’t know what filter is included. Did you want a corner one or more traditional shape? Looks ok for money if it will fit where you want. Just set my new 60 litre up [Image]


Yeah looking at a corner one to save space, I’ll ask what filter it has, and yeah I saw that any heaters you recommend? Looks good. I currently only have a 26l bit small and don’t like the shape
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emribena43 m ago

This any good to you?facebook.com/marketplace/item/390241468206519/Or …This any good to you?facebook.com/marketplace/item/390241468206519/Or this?https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2373060199394501/


The first ones a bit big for me, and second one says sold
RhinoCharger49 m ago

The ad says £150? At £100 I think it's a decent deal. You could be cheeky a …The ad says £150? At £100 I think it's a decent deal. You could be cheeky and offer £75 - I'd guess it's either that or a trip to the tip. They've gone for as low as £21 on eBay (February 2019) but then it's a matter of holding out and finding one local to you.If you do go for it I'd suggest painting the sides black before filling it.What are you planning on putting in it?


Yeah I gave £80 a go and she said no. £100 seems alright! That’s really cheap, but no not anything about anywhere near £21
Do you mean paint cabinet? I thought about glossing it.
I have 6 tetras, and some dwarf Otto’s not really decided what else yet! Anything you’d recommend? I’m new to keeping fish.
If you’re happy paying it then it’s worth it.

No I meant paint the sides of the tank black-personally I think it makes the fish stand out a lot better and wish I had done it before filling mine.

With regards to fish I currently keep cichlids so am a bit out of touch with tropical fish. I used to keep neon tetras which I think are beautiful. Apparently they do well with other tetras so I’d just get a good shoal of them. I kept angels at the time too and they got massive and were quite aggressive. My corydoras kept the tank clean but also grew massive. I’d suggest checking the local fish store, seeing what you like and check with the staff if they would suit your tank and future tankmates.
Have you looked on aquarist classifieds? Some bargains on there much better than shops or ebay
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