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Biorb Aquarium - What Is All The Fuss About?
 by: John Thomson

If you are looking for a strong plexiglas acrylic aquarium which offers easy and quick set up and maintenance and look stunning then the BiOrb or BiUbe range could be for you.

They are a complete aquarium set up in a box. Everything you need is included to create a home or office aquarium. Full instructions are included and even some fish food, the only thing absent is the fish.

A unique feature througout the BiOrb range is the built-in 5 stage filter with its central airlift and replaceable filter cartridge. Porous ceramic beads which serve as the substrate are the habitat for very large numbers of beneficial bacteria which serve to 'cycle' the tank converting ammonia and nitrite to nitrate.

Standard for most and an optional extra for the rest 'Intelligent LED Lighting' is very advanced. This light source simulates sunrise and sunset by gradually raising and lowering its intensity at the appropriate times, after sunset it automatically fades into a blue moonlight.

They even have plant rings available which are designed to go round the central filter tube and are an array of silk plants.

Accessories include tank stands, heater pack, digital thermometer, colour swaps, silk plants, a three stage timer and even a marine pack.

The classic BiOrb range is a set of globes ranging from the Baby BiOrb (15 litres or 4 gall capacity)) through the BiOrb 30 (30 litres), the BiOrb 60 (60 litres) to the newest addition to the range the BiOrb 105 (105 litres or 28 galls).

The BiUbe range is not cube shaped as you might think but very elegant cylinders. They come in two varieties one has a coloured base and lid and the other is completely clear acrylic called the 'BiUbe Pure', they both have the same 9 galls capacity.

The final set in the Biorb range is the square or rectangular 'BiOrb Life' series, they have a clear front and back and coloured opaque wrap around top, bottom and sides. Capacities are 30, 45 and 60 litres, the smallest is square and the larger two are a rectangular 'Portrait' style shape.

One criticism is that they are not cheap but the main criticism was that they are all quite small tanks and not able to hold a lot of fish of any size. The arrival of the BiOrb 105 has countered this criticism, 28 galls is a respectable size for any home aquarium.

About The Author

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