Written on: 14/03/2013
I have had my biorb tank for 4 years now. I bought it when I did not know much about the requirements of fish. It is a very attractive tank. It's a clever design, but still requires weekly partial water changes and the gravel needs to be vacumed. It can be very difficult to hoover up all the mess at the bottom of the tank and I would not recommend it for small fish. All my neon tetra's ended up in the filter after the first hour, never again. I bought gold fish but decided that they needed... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2012
I do not normally write reviews but after reading some of the reviews on here i felt the need to give people a real portrayal of owning a Biorb product. In particular i have used the Biorb Life 30 for years and ran 2 different set ups while owning it. All of which have been a huge success and i have had no fish losses due to any complications with water chemistry or fish being trapped in the ceramic media. The tank is very self sufficient and anyone with the slightest amount of common... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2012
Small tanks are harder to maintain than larger ones no matter what type they are. I was given a Bio-Orb bowl aquarium five years ago in which I successfully kept a Kuhli loach, Japanese fighter and some mosquito rasbora. I lost the fighter and the last of the rasbora about a month ago which I believe was due to their lifespan rather than the aquarium. For the last month I now have the same loach and five male Guppies in the aquarium and all are doing well. I have put my success down to... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2012 by angelpie1 (5 reviews written)
I felt compelled to write this review due to all the bad press Biorb seem to receive. I bought this tank as I really wanted to keep fish and I did not want to have an ugly traditional style tank,now many aquarium enthusiasts will probably jump on me and not like what I am about to say but if you want to keep fish and you intend to look after them well and do the best by them but DO NOT want an ugly tank then the Biorb is the one i have the portrait one as I dont feel right having a fish in... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2012 by krissouthby (1 review written)
I bought a Biorb Flo 30 for my girlfriend for Christmas. However, when we set it up yesterday (31/12/2011) I was VERY ANGRY to discover that the set up was not as suggested from the shop where I got it and, more importantly, on the Reef-one website or in any of their promotional material. In particular, I was EXTREMELY DISAPOINTED that the air pump is located outside of the tank and – in accordance with their instructions – should be “placed higher than the aquarium water level”,... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2011
i had a small cheap fish tank to start with, i could tell my fish didnt look happy and have enough room so as soon as i saw the biorb i had to have it! it orb made everything inside look 10x bigger, even my fish. it takes 24 hours to set up before you can add the fish. i wont go into details about the set up as it does take abit of concentration and experience, but over all the set up wasnt hard at all when you read the manual. i went with the 30litre as this was more in my price range. the... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011
i have a 60l Biorb life in white. It is a beautiful and stylish aquarium that adds modern chic to the traditional aquarium. I also have it converted to a marine fish and live rock set up. It has been running for almost 2 years without any of the problems that others say they have experienced in their set up. I have 2 ocellaris clown fish and a beautiful irridescent blue green chromis. In addition i have a caribbean boxer shrimp, a few blue legged hermit crabs, some astrea snails and a conch.... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2011 by FISHKEEPER (1 review written)
Anyone wanting to start a aquarium DO NOT BUY BIORB!!!!! Starting a fish tank from scratch is tricky anyway as you need to get the system stable but the Biorb brings up other problems. The problem I am having is my fish getting trapped in the ceramic media and not being able to get out. I have lost nearly all of my fish now. I have wasted so much money on actually buying the tank along with all the accessories and then to top it off I have had to buy more and more fish. I have currently... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2011
I bought a 30 litre Biorb as a birthday present and it has turned out to be very disappointing. There's nothing wrong with the tank itself and it's well made with quality materials but it is incapable of holding most cold water fish, despite its advertising. I suspect you would have difficulties if you installed a heater and tried to purchase tropical fish too. I have been to three aquariums and tried to buy goldfish which I assumed would be the most appropriate given that this type of... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
I bought a biorb life 60l about 6 weeks ago and I absolutely love it. It looks spectacular. Didn't kill my transferred goldfish. It does keep the water cleaner for longer and despite my sceptism the filtration system work well!! I havent changed the water yet and it looks crystal clean. I'm compelled to write this review because there is a lot of bad flak for these tanks out there and I think it's not entirely warranted. I don't have any affiliation with biorb.
The tank is not cheap but... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2010 by Qq (1 review written)
I have Biorb30 with guppies, black phantoms, small danios etc. Did loose some cardinals but may retry now established. They seem happy/ healthy now I have made a few modifications. Found an extension and curve to put over bubble tube so water flows out-lot quieter and makes top more usable for fish. Jettisoned airstone-quieter and tube more transparent. Still plenty of circulation.
Bio lights are dim and wont support real plants hence ghastly plastic/silk ones. Ive got an anglepoise with... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
I used to keep fish when I was younger and it was always so easy! I have had nothing but trouble with my Biorb. The fish never lasted long as the water balance easily became toxic to the fish. I spent 6 weeks backwards and forwards to the aquarium until eventually I have given in and sold it on.
I would not recommend this set up to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010 by irmajune (2 reviews written)
I am not sure about the tank. It looks beautiful and you get used to the slightly noisey pump. Easy to clean with the wipes. Down side we have had out tank since April with 2 gold fish, we lost 1 fish within 2 months and replaced it, now this weekend the other 2 are ill. 1 died on Sunday ans the other one is hanging on but not sure for how long. We have had the water tested ans thats perfect,t he pump seems to be working fine too so we are not sure why they are dying but its been very upsetting. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2010
This is the worst purchase I have ever made in my life, I puchased the bio Orb life and have struggled to maintain fish for the last 4 months, 4 fish have died, I have followed the instructions and addded 1 fish for 28 days and have been feeding the fish 1 or 2 pellets a day. It seems the ceramic media holds all the waste, personally I think there is a fault with the product, it's too hard to clean, the plants etc are expensive and they don't tell you that you have to take them all out when... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010
Poor design in terms if filtration mean that its is expensive to keep going and near impossible to keep fully clean. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2010
i have had a bio orb now for over 2 years. As a novice I started by putting in lots of fancy fish early before I fully understood the need to let the eco-system establish itself and they all died. Now, however, the tank is doing great, I have 2 angels, i guarami, 2 guppies, 8 neons and a large cleaning fish,and the Angel Fish are regularly laying eggs, so now have set up a hatchery to see if we can hatch any ou. The orb makes a very eye catching display in the corner of the room. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2009
I haven't had my biOrb, 30l, for that long (more than a month though) and so far it's working perfectly! For example, I am very happy about the filtration system in the tank, it keeps the water much cleaner than it would in most of the smaller aquariums. I don't have to do water changes too often and my fish really seem to enjoy exploring the tank...
Another good point about this is that my fish seem more 'accessible', I use to talk to them and spend lots of time getting to know them, they... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
I have been running 2 Biorb 60 ltr's for the past 4 years and have had no problems at all. The only thing I didn't like was the noisy pumps supplied so I bought 2 new quieter ones. My mum has a 30ltr with 2 small goldfish in it and she has had no problems either. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
The Bi-Orb Aquarium a great tank as disabled means it is right size to manage have 2 gold fish and with light on its lovely to watch even though lots of people dislike them i have had mine 2yrs and love it only down side can be cost of replacements as live in hard water area the plastic lid which was blue now white so have to order new tops also with light changing a bulb means unscrewing etc but on the whole the good out ways the bad (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009
I love the way the Bi-Orb Aquarium looks - it's completely unique and really a pleasure to look at! (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008
I have a bi-orb 60 litre I feed my huge goldfish on caterpillars out of the garden, they love them and they are free. The aquarium is a doddle to look after just follow the instructions. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2008
Bi-Orb Aquarium is pretty good overall for novices, but I cannot get many fish in it. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2008
As a salesman in zoological shop I was always repudiating clients from sphere aquariums. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2008
Bio-Orb is an attractive but, ultimately, inaffective starter tank which obtains a premium price in the market.
1. Surface area of water restricts number of fish that can be kept abd the size of the orbs restrict fish movement.
2. Poor value for money - there are many larger tanks available that give a newcomer to fishkeeping a better quality aquarium for considerably less money.
3. Build quality - the orbs are very easy to scratch, both inside and out, and the parts will require regular... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by cussen
No cleaning...the tank with 2 small fish is as clean on day 1 as it is on day 31. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2005 by cloud9 (31 reviews written)
My husband recently bought me a Bi-Orb Aquarium. It is beautiful to look at once the plants, fish and bubble tube cover/ornament are in, and it can be purcased in a 30 litre or 60 litre version. You can use the Bi-Orb for coldwater fish, or Tropical fish if you add a heater.
I wasn't sure whether to opt for the Bi-Orb or the Bi-Ube, so I did some research and found a lot of information from other Bi-Orb and Bi-Ube owners.
All the information on fish keeping really isn't for the faint... (read more)
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