Don't Buy Your BiOrb Aquarium Until You Read This

Published: 14th February 2011
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If you don't have the time to gather together all of the equipment that you need to setup a standard home or office aquarium or if you are a beginner aquarist and you need aquarium setup to be straightforward or perhaps you don't want to spend hours every month maintaining your aquarium then the BiOrb aquarium range is ideal for you.

Maintenance is minimised because of the unique 5-stage built in filter system which keeps the water perfectly clear and makes the tank look fantastic. Biological filtration is aided by the use of porous ceramic beads instead of gravel, these hold enormous amounts of the good bacteria which convert ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. Maintenance is minimal, change the filter cartridge at the proper time and some of the tank water and that's it!

The biggest thing to remember is that the BiOrb range is totally made up of relatively small aquaria compared with normal size glass tanks. In spite of the fact that these tanks have a very efficient built in filter it is a big mistake to fill them with too many fish. Goldfish are notoriously 'dirty' fish so even one goldfish in a baby biorb is too many. Certain fish species, however large they are, would not be happy in these tanks, they might prefer more open water than the BiOrb can provide or a more densely planted tank.

So here is a list of advantages:

  • Good design and excellent lighting effects consistent through the whole BiOrb range

  • They have a small footprint

  • Everything you need is in the box including full instructions

  • They are 10 x stronger than standard glass because they are made from plexiglas acrylic

  • The filter cartridge is easy to clean and change

  • Maintenance is reduced and the fish remain healthy because of the built-in five stage filter system

and disadvantages:

  • They are not cheap

  • They are all small tanks so the choice of fish and their numbers must be limited

  • The globe shaped tanks have a small top opening which can make cleaning of the inside wall a bit tricky

In Conclusion

Taking everything into account there is no doubt that these aquariums look great, particularly with the special lighting effects provided by the intelligent LED lighting. For an easy entry into the wonderful world of aquarium keeping they can certainly be recommended.


John Thomson is an aquarium expert. For more information on the Biorb aquarium visit

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