biOrb 60Ltr

Postby akasue » 2006-01-03 18:07

I want a biorb for my coldwater fish, does anyone know if they are any good, I want the 60l one.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-03 18:17

what fish do you want to keep in it?

goldies need a bigger tank than that and much better filtration...
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Postby akasue » 2006-01-03 19:08

Ive got a black moor and a a shubunkin, they are in a 3 gallon tank at the moment, my problem with the biorb is the price, I know I can get a bigger tank for cheaper.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-03 19:31

<a href='http://www.biorb.com/index.asp?CatID=1&paging=1#17' target='_blank'>click here to see a biOrb</a>

each of the two goldfish will grow to over 15cm. the 60L biorb is only 50cm across at it's widest and has inadequate filtration to support a goldfish.

fair enough that this would be an improvement on the 3gal, but cosidering that they will live for well over 10 years (common goldfish live over 25 years) it is not a permanant solution. even a square tank which is 50x50x50cm is better then a biorb as it contains more water.

you could use a 60L biorb untill the goldies reach about 4inches in length if you improve the filtration and keep them on their own...

<a href='http://www.aquariumsuperstore.co.uk/mall/biorb.asp' target='_blank'>here's a link</a>
<a href='http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/Z523010.asp' target='_blank'>and another one</a>
<a href='http://www.surreypetsupplies.co.uk/acatalog/Biorb.html' target='_blank'>and another one</a>
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Postby akasue » 2006-01-04 12:08

ok cheers Im going to stay away from the biorb now.
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Postby akasue » 2006-01-04 12:27

what would be a good size tank to put a 5inch black moor, a 6in shubunkin and a cleaner fish (dont know what type cause I dont have one yet)?
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-04 13:25

2.5-3x1.5-2x1.5-2 ft (lengthxwidthxhight)

if it's 3x2x1.5-2 ft, you can probably add another 1-3 goldfish

if you get a common plec (Hypostomus punctatus), it's 4x2x1.5-2 ft and 18-20C for temp.

you'll need a powerful external filer as bith goldies and plecs are VERY messy.
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-04 13:42

You got to watch those gold fish. The one I got as a feeder that no one ate is now half the size of my parrot fish, and those were messy fish to begin with. But will have to say its doing fine in warm water, maybe that's why its growing soooooo fast. :blink:
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-04 15:17

lol they grow fast no matter in what!

akasue: go for the biggest tank you can ;)
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Postby akasue » 2006-01-04 15:24

thanks Im going out to look now, im sure i seen a 3 foot tank with the full setup for ?70 in the lps Im going to check it out. Thanks for the advice. ^_^
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-04 15:25

Surface wrote: The one I got as a feeder that no one ate is now half the size of my parrot fish,

Ssssh! Don't say that, it's illegal!
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-04 16:21

I never knew feeder fish were Illegal - how about that. Good job I don't do it - I think it's a bit mean... I find alternative foods! ^_^ Like the Axolotl will get frozen foods, tubifex cubes and maybe dried Krill...
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-04 17:32

she's in US guys! it's legal there. i'm quite happy that it's not legal in UK -_-
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-04 17:43

I fully agree. When there are so many options - why do people go for cruelty - sorry - naturalism?
It isn't natural for a fish who has never seen a predator before to be bought from a shop, be dumped into cold and unusual conditions with no others to flock with and then get eaten.
It doesn't stand a chance - and THAT'S not natural either!
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-01-04 17:44

Sorry - no offence intended to feeder fish feeders - just got carried away with my point...
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