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Biorb Colored Seaweed Decoration Pack

April 2nd, 2010

This video shows the biorb colored seaweed decoration pack.  It comes in a pack of three and works great in any size biorb or biube aquarium.  The plant decorations are bright and colorful and make excellent decrations for biorb aquariums, or any fish tank. carries the colored seaweed pack as well as a variety of other accessories and decorations for biorb and biube fish tanks.

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New Biorb Video – Biorb Clamshell Sculptures

November 16th, 2009

We have new video showing the biorb clamshell sculptures.  The clamshell biorb sculptures are some of the new decorations from Reef-One for the biorb and biube aquariums.  They come in three different sizes, so no matter what biorb or biube tank you have you will find a clamshell sculpture to fit your aquarium.

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Baby Biorb Moonlight Now Available In U.S.

September 12th, 2009

If you have a baby biorb you may have seen the biorb intelligent led light and wished that you had one.  Unfortunately, the Biorb Intelligent Light doesn’t fit the baby biorb.  Reef One has had a similar light available for the baby biorb called the baby biorb moonlight, but it has only been available in the UK.  Now the Baby Moonlight is in the U.S.A.

If you are looking for a better light for your baby biorb aquarium, this is it.  It automatically senses when it is dark and then the blue moonlight turns on.  It retails for around $50.

Baby Biorb With Moonlight

Baby Biorb With Moonlight

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Biube Pure Swap Top – Not Yet

July 27th, 2009

We did some research over the weekend and found that the Biube Pure Swap Top currently is available in the U.K., but isn’t readily available in the U.S.  Of the several websites we looked at we weren’t able to find one of them that carried the biube pure lid.  Hopefully in the future the Biube Pure lid will be distributed better throughout the U.S.  Until then we will have to be patient.

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Biorb Timer – Should You Buy One? Probably Not

July 25th, 2009

You have or are thinking of getting a Biorb Fish Tank right?  Well, Reef One has a product called the “Biorb Maintenance Timer.” It is made to remind you when to feed your fish, clean the tank, and change your filter. In theory, its a great idea, but… in reality, its not so great (we think).

The Biorb Timer costs about $35-40, depending on where you find it, and in our opinion, its at least $20 too much. It has a red light that illuminates when its time to feed your fish, change your filter, and clean your tank, and that’s it. There’s no sound or alarm, there’s no way to program it or change the time settings.

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If you have trouble remembering how long ago you put your biorb service kit filter in your tank, why not put a reminder in your cell phone, or on your calendar, or a sticky note next to your stock of biorb accessories. Just think of it, you could be using a $40 sticky note, or you could spend the money on some more service kits, or other biorb decorations. Either way, unless you really really want it, your money is better spent elsewhere.

We don’t recommend the Biorb Timer, it is a basic biorb accessory that lights up after certain time periods, but doesn’t make any noise, and is pretty expensive. You would be better off to spend the money on some service kits, or on a cool biorb sculpture decoration.

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Biube Pure Swap Top – Coming Soon to the U.S.?

July 20th, 2009

We have some breaking news about a possible new product to the U.S. by Reef-One. The biube pure has become one of the most popular biorb aquariums and there are a lot of people with regular biube tanks wishing they had a biube pure, well good news might be coming.

We have heard a rumor that the Biube Pure Swap Top Lid might be available soon in the U.S. The biube pure lid will allow you to convert your regular biube aquarium to a biube pure so that it is completely clear. They are currently for sale in the U.K., but we don’t have an arrival date for when they might be in the U.S. But we will let you know as soon as we find out more, so check back!

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Biorb Service Kit – What Does It Really Do?

June 17th, 2009

If you have a Baby Biorb, Biorb Life, or any of the Bio Orb Aquariums you should be familiar with the biorb service kit.  The Service Kit is the basic filter that is used in all the Biorb Aquariums.  So you’ve used, cleaned, and replaced a biorb service kit, but do you know what the service kit does, or what makes it different from other aquarium filters?  This post highlights the Biorb Service Kit, both its design & functionality, in order to help show why the biorb service kit is special.

Biorb Service Kit Filter Cartridge

Biorb Service Kit Filter Cartridge

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In all the biorb aquariums the mechanical and chemical filtration is housed in the easy-to-change filter cartridge (service kit). This cartridge is replaced when the chemicals are depleted and before the mechanical filter becomes blocked ensuring that the water conditions remain optimal for your fish.

The unique cartridge based filtration system inside all biOrbs and biUbes has been specifically designed to effectively and safely eliminate the organic waste produced by fish and uneaten food, keeping the water clear and the fish healthy. In order to keep water quality high all Biorb/Biube aquariums use five separate stages to optimize the water, meaning less maintenance for you and a healthier environment for your fish. The 5 stages of water optimization consist of biological, mechanical, chemical, water stabilization, and oxygenation.

Mechanical Filtration

The Standard Biorb Service Kit filter cartridge includes a chemically nonreactive mechanical filter that traps particulates, like fish waste and uneaten food, as they pass through. Unlike many aquariums, Reef One’s mechanical filter is separate from the biological filtration allowing the removal and disposal of the filter cartridge, containing the mechanical filter, without affecting the biological filtration. Replacing the mechanical filter housed in the easy to change filter cartridge ensures that the trapped particulates don’t have time to break down and adversely affect the water quality.

Chemical Filtration

The chemical filtration in the filter cartridge is a blend of different resin particles selected to remove toxic substances, other than ammonia and nitrite which is broken down by the biological filtration. Certain organics can discolor aquarium water making it yellow, while also reducing light penetration. The highly effective resins bond with these substances at a molecular level to ensure the aquarium water quality remains high. The chemical filtration is located in the easy to change filter cartridge ensuring that chemical filtration can be removed when depleted (typically every 6-8 weeks).

Biological Filtration

As many of you know one of the most important aspects of a healthy aquarium is biological filtration.  Biological filtration occurs when beneficial bacteria within your aquarium break down harmful fish waste and chemicals, this process takes place after your aquarium has cycled.  In the Biorb Aquariums the biological filtration takes place in the Biorb Ceramic Media.  This means that you can replace the filter, without removing the beneficial bacteria that help to break down fish waste in your aquarium.


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Biorb Volcano Decoration Video

June 16th, 2009

This video shows the biorb volcano decoration in the biube pure aquarium.  The volcano slides over the bubble tube in your biorb fish tank and the bubbles coming out the top of the bubble tube make the volcano look like it is erupting.

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Biorb Sculptures – Spanish Dancer Sculpture

June 15th, 2009

Today I wanted to highlight one of the newest accessories to the biorb product line, the biorb Spanish Dancer Sculpture.  The Spanish Dancer Sculpture was created by award winning British artist Samuel Baker.  The beautiful flowing shape of the sculpture gives the impression of a crashing wave. The Spanish Dancer aquarium sculpture looks great inside a Biorb, Biube, or any freshwater or marine aquarium.  It is designed to fit directly over the bubble tube adding a designer style to your tank in seconds.

The sculpture can easily be removed for cleaning and care of your Biorb Aquarium, and can be found at online biorb dealers.  If you have any questions or an idea for a post, feel free to send us an email at

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