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This blog aims to educate the newcomer to aquatics in a responsible manner as well as providing useful guides and articles. We try our best to keep on top of all Biorb fish tank related news items.
It is true that biorb fish tanks have a fair share of sceptics. You may well read a few negative comments on other sites or blog posts.
Generally, such comments refer to the lack of surface area for gas exchange or concerns relating to the filtration capabilities. We hope in the forthcoming posts, to alleviate all of these points.
The aquatic industry in particular is increasingly appearing in the spot light so far as legislation is concerned. Perhaps more so with the marine aquatics side of things, e.g. CITIES quotas for fish and corals.
Aquatics as a hobby, is something that has been enjoyed for generations and hopefully will continue as such.
The eye catching design of the reef one produced tanks is within a doubt going to attract many new comers to the hobby. You can’t really...
We touched on the importance of filtration within the article ‘Biorb Fish Tank Filtration’ else where on this site. While it is true to say that Biorb’s require very low levels of maintenance from the owner; it is important to make sure the filtration is refreshed periodically.
The actual process of swapping the filter over is simplicity in itself. It is literally a matter of unclipping the...
Specific Gravity and Salinity Confusion
If you maintain salt water within your Biorb Aquarium (i.e you keep any marine fish), this is a subject you need to understand a little on.
Simply put, the above terms are a way of measuring the amount of dissolved salt within your tank water.
The measurement of Specific Gravity relates to density. While the measurement of Salinity refers to the actual weight of salt...
As much as we love the Biorb range of fish tanks, we also believe the health and welfare of a tanks inhabitants must always come first.
We would always urge a prospective fish owners to research a given species before handing any money over. Sadly, there are fish stores (in the minority) that will sell animals without giving due consideration to the new home that awaits their sale.
It is essential that the quality of the water within the fish tank is maintained for the well being of any fish or other animals. Without turning this into a full on chemistry lesson, it is enough to say that within a short period of time – harmful waste levels will start to build up within the tank (this will occur with any fish tank).
The Biorb fish tanks target filtration in a number of...
Hot weather is forecast here in the UK over the comming weekend.
Now would be a great time to review the location of your aquarium. If you tank is in direct sunlight, there is a chance you may end up over-heating the water if we get extreme weather conditions. This is something you really should try and avoid.
Water that becomes too warm results in the amount of dissolved oxygen dropping. This can be...
Cleanup Crew or Reef Janitors as they are better known in the States, are an essential component of any marine aquarium setup.
Clean up Crew Benefits
Often small amounts of food will remain uneaten by the fish in your aquarium. This uneaten food will fall down into the substrate of your tank and also some will settle in crevices within your live rock. Left uneaten, the waste cycle will kick in meaning...