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Fish Tank Friday: biOrb SpyOrb

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By Evan Ackerman

The biOrb SpyOrb is a generally unremarkable spherical eight gallon fish tank of the self-contained variety, meaning that besides changing filters every once in a while you don’t really have to do much. What makes it kinda neat are some of the accessories, like the biOrb Timer ($37) which will flash its LEDs at you to remind you when it’s time to do feed your fish or do maintenance on the tank.

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You can also get a special little LED lighting unit ($82) that cycles through different colors and brightnesses depending on what time of day it is. In the morning, “sunrise” lighting fades gradually into normal white light, followed in the evening by “sunset” lighting which turns into soft blue moonlight at night. It’s supposed to look nice, but more importantly, it replicates a natural light cycle which should help keep your fish blissfully happy and unaffected by the fact that they’re spending their lives in an eight gallon ball.

The biOrb SpyOrb is available now in ice white, piano black, or silver for $195.

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  • http://starjewel.org Kimberly

    While it looks sleek, when I was looking to upgrade my tank, I read a number of negative reviews of this tank from hardcore fish owners.

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com/ Evan Ackerman

    Heh, I make no claims as to the actual quality and habitability of the tanks featured on Fish Tank Friday… But compared to the ones we USUALLY write about, this tank seems downright cozy.

  • http://www.hardwaresphere.com Ken Xu

    I don't think it is necessary to get such a hi tech tank. But it's always a good spend for those who have spare money… I think normal jar will do with some additional led system. Complicated system sometimes means sophisticated maintenance :)

  • http://www.hbdg.com henriksen butler

    I love fish, my boy friend gave me 4 gold fish because he knows that I like to have a pet fish. That's great for my pets.

  • jess

    i like this tank. i actually have the same tank and i kepp one betta in there. my betta fish is very nice one, if you would like guys, i can share with you some pictures of my aquarium fish.

    jessica
    http://aquatropicalfish.com/forum/index.php