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biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light

Form and function come together in this easy-to-set-up, stylish aquarium kitComes with a patented 5-stage filtration system that is easy to maintainMade of crystal clear acrylic that is ten times stronger than glassThe kit is complete, so all you have to do is add water and fishIncluded: biOrb aquarium tank, halogen light, bio-media (gravel), filter, air pump, water chemicals, instruction booklet and fish food8-gallon capacity
Average Customer Rating:
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
Review 1 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent little aquarium

PostedJanuary 2, 2011
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from Oklahoma City, OK
This tank is great! The unique shape combined with the central tube for the undergravel filter makes it a definite focal point in the room.
Positives: The filter is excellent. It is very quiet...almost can't hear it when it's plugged in. If it weren't for the bubbles I almost wouldn't believe it was on. The LED light is bright, but not too bright. It lights up the tank without looking garish or disturbing the fish. It comes with "ceramic media" (substrate) so you don't have to worry about buying gravel.
Negatives: It was a bit difficult to find suitable artificial plants because the space where the gravel fits around the filter plate is rather narrow, and since the gravel is so large it makes it hard to bury the base. The local Petco does not carry BiOrb plants so we had to substitute. Also, while the round shape allows an unobstructed view of the fish, it distorts pretty badly. Anything toward the back of the tank from where you look is HUGE! It's not really a problem, but it was strange at first. It is very difficult to attach a heater due to the concave sides.
I added a 50-watt heater and a few plants and the tank is up and running. Currently it has three platies and they seem happy and healthy. After it finishes cycling I'll add a few more. Love this tank!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The Best!!

PostedJanuary 16, 2010
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from Minnesota
We bought this for our granddaughter for Christmas. We are keeping at our home and my husband kept saying, are your sure, this is one more thing for you to do. Well, I remember what the aquariums used to be when our children were little and this is not that complicated at all. So far we only have one fish. I changed the filter and the water in less that a half hour. If I had a pump to pump out the old water and pump in the new fresh water, it would have taken a lot less time than that. Very easy. The only problem I had was a very interested cat who thought he would have a better chance at catching that big old goldfish when the top was off. I was thinking I might even get another one! Great idea! Great product!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
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4 / 5
4 / 5

just ok so far

PostedSeptember 10, 2009
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set up my 8 gallon biorb 1 week ago and still having a problem with cloudy water....probably from the dust from new stones.....willl need some work at first but slowly getting better.....will take a little time for establishment...did not buy fish yet until the water is established and tested......not used to underwater filtration....still learning myself....
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
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4 / 5
4 / 5

CRYSTAL CLEAR BIO ORB

PostedAugust 24, 2008
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I love my Bio Orb, but had trouble keeping it clean. I purchased a eheim aquaball and put it in the back of my large Bio Orb, behind the volcano it virtually disappears. My tank is now clean and clear. I have lots of guppies and neon tetra's, really a nice tank.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 5 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
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5 / 5
5 / 5

lovely

PostedJune 10, 2008
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i got this aquarium 3 months ago. It currently houses two dwarf gouramis... its beautiful and it came with everything except the heater. I love this aquarium... the only down side is water changes... since the opening at the top isnt wide i have to use a siphon or a cup to get the water our for my weekly water changes
other than that its great and easy to take care of
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 6 for biOrb Black Aquarium Kit with Light
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The Gratest Thing Ever

PostedFebruary 2, 2008
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from Texas,Frisco
The biorb Aquarium I Bought At Petco Is the greatest thing ever.I love fish and have bought alot of Aquariums in the past but this one by far out beats them ALL!!!YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS. All i did was add some watrer, a few plants, and some rocks and added my beloved Bata Hermy! He loved it he was right at home! And the greatest thing about this tank is the best filtration system I have ever seen in all my 15 years of owning aquriums!!!!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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