Archive for the ‘Biorb Maintenance/Cleaning’ Category

Biorb Year Supply Kit

March 24th, 2010
BiOrb Year Supply Pack
BiOrb Year Supply Pack

Today’s featured product is the BiOrb Year Supply Kit.  This kit contains everything you need to clean and maintain your BiOrb or BiUbe aquarium for a whole year.  This kit eliminates the hassle of getting maitanence products every time you need them, waiting for them to come, as well as saving money on shipping.  All in all it takes the hassle out of worrying about having the supplies handy to clean or maintain your aquarium.  The kit contains 8 service kit filters, 1 first aid filter if you fish ever get sick, 2 packs of airstones (4), 1 scratch remover and polish to keep your tank looking new, and 3 packs of cleaning pads (9).  The kit also has the option to purchase a magnet algae cleaner for quick and effective algae removal, and a siphon hose / cleaning pump.  The siphon hose / cleaning pump eliminates the mess of doing water changes and cleans all the food residue or fish waste from the bottom of your aquarium.  This kit is a must buy for any BiOrb or BiUbe aquarium owner!

Taylor Biorb Maintenance/Cleaning, General Biorb

BiOrb Complete Cleaning Kit

March 17th, 2010
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Now here is a product that is a must have for anyone with a BiOrb or BiUbe aquarium, the BiOrb Complete Cleaning Kit.  This cleaning kit is not only a great bargian but it will make cleaning your BiOrb or BiUbe aquarium a lot less messy and time consuming.  The kit contains 3 BiOrb service kits, which is six months worth.  It contains one siphon hose / cleaning pump, which makes water changes and cleaning quicker and cleaner than scooping the water out.  It is also very efficient at cleaning all of the fish food residue and fish waste on the bottom of your aquarium.   The other products in the kit are one pack of airstones (2) , one magnetic algae cleaner, and one pack of cleaning pads (3).  Keeping your aquarium clean and healthy has never been so easy with the BiOrb Complete Cleaning Kit.

Taylor Biorb Maintenance/Cleaning, General Biorb

BiOrb Cleaning Kit Essentials

March 3rd, 2010
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Today’s featured product is the BiOrb Cleaning Kit Essentials.  This kit contains all of the necessities for a quick clean of your aquarium.  The kit contains one service kit, one pack of airstones (2), and one pack of cleaning pads (3).  The kit also has the option to purchase a magnet algae cleaner for quick and effective algae removal, and a siphon hose / cleaning pump.  The siphon hose / cleaning pump eliminates the mess of doing water changes and cleans all the food residue or fish waste from the bottom of your aquarium.  This is great cost efficient and convenient kit to purchase for monthly maintenance on your BiOrb or BiUbe Aquarium.

Taylor Biorb Maintenance/Cleaning, General Biorb

Biorb Life Tutorial – How to Set up a Biorb Life

June 30th, 2009

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There is a new Biorb Tutorial Video showing how to set up a Biorb Life Aquarium.  It is about five minutes long and shows the basic steps of setting up a Biorb Life Aquarium.  For full instructions on how to set up a Biorb Life Aquarium view your instruction manual that came with the tank, or visit

Barrett Biorb Maintenance/Cleaning, General Biorb

Top 3 Biorb Cleaning Accessories

June 19th, 2009

Are you sifting through the dozens of biorb accessories trying to find out which ones work the best to clean your biorb or biube aquarium?  Search no longer, a new article written by the staff at Everything Biorb has written an article on just that, and from our experience we heartily agree with their advice.  A portion of the article and the summary is below.

To see the original article follow this link – Best Biorb Cleaning Accessories

The Biorb comes with everything you need to set up your aquarium, but what will you need after it is set up? The list isn’t very long, but searching for the different Reef One products you need to keep your biorb healthy can take a little while, especially if you don’t know where to look. You won’t need a lot of extra supplies to take care of your Biorb, but there are a couple products that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that will save you a lot of time and headache when cleaning your biorb. They are listed below

  1. Biorb Siphon Hose
  2. Biorb Magnetic Algae Cleaner
  3. Jungle Quick Dip Water Quality Test Strips
  4. Biorb Complete Cleaning Kit (Contains siphon hose, airstones, 3 service kits, magnetic algae cleaner, & scratch remover & polish

Those are the best tools to help maintain your biorb aquarium & keep it healthy. You can buy almost all of them together in the Biorb Complete Cleaning Kit.

The article then describes each of the above products in detail.  If you have any questions about this article or the products feel free to contact us.

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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 Magnet Cleaner

June 1st, 2009

Great news for everyone looking for a little more information about the biorb magnet cleaner, or other biorb accessories.  We will occasionally be writing posts about specific biorb accessories, and this week, the Biorb Magnetic Algae Cleaner.  The Biorb Magnet Cleaner was created by Reef-One in order to better clean algae off the round biorb tanks.  Similar magnet tank cleaner’s can be found for flat sided and square fish tanks, but are not suitable for the curved shape of the biorb.  From the customer’s we have talked to and from our experience the biorb magnet cleaner does its job well but care should be taken to wipe down your tank before using it, or it will scratch your biorb tank.

User Reviews & Feedback:

“It works great and does not harm the inside or outside of the Biorb aquarium.”

“I’m not sure what the deal is but when I used this the first time, it scratched the heck out of my tank. The scratches are tiny but definitely disrupts the finish on the tank. It does do a good job of cleaning the walls though. I think if I put some cheese cloth or something between the outside piece and the tank it would help with the scratches.” (always wipe down the outside of your aquarium before using the magnet cleaner, or it will scratch your tank)

Manufacturer’s Description:

Better cleaning results – unique blade design removes algae in sheets rather than in a cloud allowing easier removal, and is tough enough to remove the most stubborn algae, even coralline algae.

Easy to use and less damaging – Hi tech polymer blades clean without scratching and prevents grit getting stuck in cleaning surfaces, and if the magnetic coupling is released it floats!
Simply dust the outer surface with a soft cloth to remove any grit and then move the outer section of the cleaner, the internal section will follow cleaning algae off the inside of the aquarium – no more wet hands!  One product fits all – Unlike traditional cleaners this bladed design works equally well on flat sided or spherical aquariums made of plastic and glass

Biorb Magnet Cleaner Video (courtesy of Everything Biorb .com)

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