To clean your tank, take out all of the decorations and clean them with a toothbrush and warm water. When you put the visible algae back in the tank, don’t use soap or anything that could affect the pH.
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How often should you change BiOrb ceramic media?
It is possible to keep the efficiency of the filters by replacing some of the media every year. Don’t replace more than 1/3rd of your media at one time, and wait at least a month before replacing any more in order to keep a healthy filter.
How do you stop algae in BiOrb?
The no algae kit by biorb is a simple and effective way to remove excess algae from your biorb aquarium. The anti-algae treatment added to the kit makes it easier for the filters to work. The kit is designed to be used in conjunction with the BioAlgae kit, which can be purchased here.
Are biOrbs any good?
The lighting on the biOrb makes it look amazing at night. However, if your interest is in keeping several fish happy and clean, I would not recommend this tank. It’s a great decorative aquarium for one or two fish, but any more than that, you will be taxing the tank’s capacity. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great tank for the money I bought this for my husband’s birthday and he loves it.
We have had it for a couple of months now and it has held up very well. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because it does not come with a filter. If you don’t want to spend the extra money to buy one, this is the way to go.
What fish can you keep in a BiOrb tank?
A quick list of fish suitable for biorbs include: tetras, minnows, barbs, danios, cory catfish, and kilifish. Make sure to choose fish from clean aquariums with no dead or sick fish in the tank.
How does a BiOrb fish tank work?
There are biological, mechanical and chemical elements. There is a bubble tube in the center of your biOrb. The air above the water surface keeps the gases in equilibrium as it breaks the surface. The fish waste is collected by the circular flow of water down to the bottom of the tank. The water is then pumped back into the aquarium and the cycle begins again.
How many fish can you have in a biOrb 15?
You could keep a community of 20 tiny fish in a 30 liter biorb, or 15 fish the size of a pinhead, with a mature tank, good water quality and regular maintenance.
If you don’t have a tank big enough to house all the fish, you can still keep them in the same tank as long as they are not overcrowded. If you want to keep more than 20 fish you will need a larger tank.
Why is my biOrb Brown?
In general, you can look at a few main causes: excess silica or nitrate in the water or an abundance of nutrients. The tap water in the aquarium has high levels of silicic acid. It can also be made from some types of moss. Nitrate is a by-product of nitrification, which is the process by which nitrates are converted to nitrites. The nitrite is then used to make nitric acid, a chemical that can be used as a disinfectant.
If you have a nitrifying bacteria in your aquarium, it can produce nitrous oxide (NO), which can irritate your fish and cause them to become ill. If you are using a fishless cycle, the bacteria will not produce NO, so you will need to add a small amount of ammonia to your water to prevent the nitrosating bacteria from producing NO.
What is biOrb water Optimiser?
Water Optimiser improves biological filtration, removes impurities and benefits the well-being of your fish. It is completely safe and natural. It’s not possible to overdose your aquarium with this fluid. You can keep your aquarium crystal clear by adding a few squirts every week.
Are biOrbs noisy?
In addition, the Biorb pump supplied is totally inadequate for the task (which is possibly why Biorbs get such bad press) and is extremely noisy (like other reviewers, I found its constant whirring to be annoying). Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great pump!
I bought this pump to replace an older one that I had. The new pump is much quieter than the old one, and it’s much easier to use. I’m very happy with this purchase.