BiOrb Life 16 Gallon Review

March 11th, 2009

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16 Gallon Biorb Life 60 Review

Table of Contents

1. Biorb Life 60 Review – Summary
2. 16 Gallon Biorb Life Aquarium Overview
3. Biorb Life 60 Aquarium Specs
4. Detailed Product Description of the Biorb Life 16 gallon Aquarium (directly from the manufacturer)
5. The Good – Real User Reviews of the 16 Gallon Biorb Life Aquarium (Summary of best points of the aquarium)
6. The Bad – Real User Reviews of the 16 Gallon Biorb Life Fish Tank (Summary of worst points of the aquarium)
7. Good Reviews – Real customers quotes of the Biorb Life 60 aquarium
8. Okay Reviews – Real customers quotes of the Biorb Life 60 aquarium
9. Bad Reviews – Real customers quotes of the Biorb Life 60 aquarium

The 16 Gallon BIORB LIFE AQUARIUM REVIEW:

Biorb Life 60 Review – Summary

In our opinion the Biorb Life 60 is an excellent aquarium. The main difference between it and the other life tanks is its size.  The larger water volume and surface area allow you to keep a larger variety and quantityy of fish than the smaller biorb life tanks.  It has all of the features and benefits of the classic biorb aquariums, but with its new design it eliminates some of the biggest problems classic biorb aquariums created. The Biorb Life 60 is definitely pricier than classic biorb fish tanks, but it also includes the Biorb intelligent LED light ($105 on its own). If you have some money to spend and are looking for an easy to maintain, stylish fish tank, the biorb life should be top on your list. Since the Biorb Life 60 is rectangular, not a sphere, you no longer face the problem of your fish being distorted through the curved acrylic when you look at them, which happens with classic biorb fish tanks. Also, since it is a square fish tank it allows for more surface area, which means more oxygen for your fish, which is always good. Out of the aquarium kits we have seen, this one rates at the top

AQUARIUM OVERVIEW

The biOrb life 60 aquarium holds 60L (16 Gallons) of water. The biorb life offers a good environment for the fish with the multi-stage filtration that keeps the water clean and clear and the easy to change filter cartridges which makes maintenance a breeze. Set apart from anything else on the market, the biorb life designer aquariums feature a crystal clear acrylic front and back and are finished with seamless gloss colored acrylic wrap. Available in three striking colors; chilli red, ice white or piano black, the handmade range are a unique must have item for 2009

Each aquarium within the Biorb Life Collection has a unique advanced slim line Intelligent LED Light that provides an automatic 24 hour lighting cycle, including a natural gradual sunrise, sunset and blue moonlight. This sophisticated lighting system provides a healthier environment for the fish and fascinating night-time viewing for the owner.

Available in three sizes – a 30 litre square style and a 60 and 60 litre portrait style, the new Collection incorporates the biOrb’s advanced filtration system keeping the water cleaner and clearer for longer, providing a healthy habitat for fish.

For anyone new to keeping fish setting up a traditional rectangular aquarium can be complicated. What filter should you buy? What lighting should I get? What additives so I need? What fish can I keep? What food should I get? Every biOrb life 60 contains everything you need, just add water and fish. No need to rush out to the store again to pickup something you forgot (we even include the fish food!). Also, biorb’s detailed instructions take you through setting up the aquarium and our dedicated support team and on hand to answer any questions you may have.

16 GALLON BIORB LIFE AQUARIUM SPECS
What Comes In the box

* biOrb life 60 aquarium (16 gallon biorb life)
* Biorb Intelligent LED light
* Ceramic media
* 1 Standard freshwater filter cartridge – (biorb service kit)
* Low-voltage Air Pump
* 16v Transformer
* Tap water conditioner and Beneficial Bacteria liqui
* Printed documentation

Size and weight – Biorb Life 60 (16 gallon biorb life)

* Height: 25 inches (63 cm)
* Width: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
* Depth: 11 inches (28 cm)
* Weight (empty): 20 pounds (1 kg)
* Weight (full): 148pounds (31Kg)
* Volume: 16 Gallons (30L)

Biorb Transformer

* 16v transformer
* Two connectors (light and airpump)
* 12 month guarantee

Electrical and environmental requirements

* Line voltage: 16V AC
* Safe for children

Safety Standards

* Complies with UL, ULC and CE safety requirements.

16 GALLON BIORB LIFE DETAILED PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Low maintenance

The biOrb life 60, like all Reef One aquariums, offers massive biological filtration, mechanical filtration and chemical filtration, covering the three main types of filtration. No other similar sized aquarium offers this multi-stages and multi-type filtration. This powerful combination means better water quality for your fish and less maintenance work for you.
Coldwater, Tropical, or Saltwater setup
Keep freshwater, tropical or saltwater fish in your biOrb life 60. The biOrb life 60L offers the ultimate flexibility. Out of the box the 16 gallon biOrb life 60 is ideal for coldwater fish such as mountain minnows, or fancy goldfish, add a tropical heater pack and start keeping a wide range of colorful tropical fish such as tetra’s, barb’s or guppies. Alternatively add a heater and the Marine Conversion Kit and start keeping wonderful marine creatures such as Clownfish and hermit crabs. The choice is ultimately yours and setting up is as easy as possible.

BiOrb Life 60 Style

The biorb Life 60 aquarium has everything you’re looking for in an aquarium. Technology and style come together in this amazingly clear, desire-evoking, all-in-one solution.

With Biorb Life aquariums, your home will be brightened by the unique style and compact design. Gone are the days of having lots of cables running across the room to power all the different parts of the aquarium; Reef One aquariums keep everything clean and clear.

USER REVIEWS OF THE BIORB AQUARIUM KIT

GOOD

1. The biorb life 60 looks great, and since it is rectangle instead of round there is no distortion of the fish when viewing.
2. It comes with everything you need to start your aquarium except for decorations and fish
3. The 16 Gallon Biorb Life 60 allows for a wider range of fish than the smaller biorb fish tanks
4. The biorb life 60 comes with the intelligent LED light
5. The Biorb Acrylic is 10x stronger than glass
6. The service kit filter system is easy to change and clean
7. The 16 Gallon Biorb Life can be used as a saltwater, tropical, or coldwater fish tank
8. The biorb life 60 aquarium doesn’t take long to clean or maintain
9. The biorb instruction manual includes a detailed how to and FAQ, as well as recommended fish for the fish tank

BAD

1. Since the Biorb Life 60 is only 16 gallons you can’t put as many fish in it as a larger fish tank.
2. Choice of compatible fish with the biorb can still be restricted due to its size and structure
3. More expensive than regular biorb fish tanks
4. The air pump is guaranteed for 6 months, but sometimes doesn’t last a lot longer than that

GOOD CUSTOMER REVIEWS OF THE BIORB LIFE 60 – 8 GALLON BIORB FISH TANK – DIRECT QUOTES

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OKAY CUSTOMER REVIEWS OF THE BIORB LIFE 16 GALLON AQUARIUM – DIRECT QUOTES

Send us your review and experience at info@biorbreviews.org

  1. Mike Coleman
    October 14th, 2010 at 13:31 | #1

    I bought a Biorb 60 about 9 months ago. 6 months ago i had to replace under warranty as cracks started appearing around the lower edge of the globe. 3 months later and I have just sat and watched the new one start cracking in front of my eyes almost covering the whole bottom of the globe. These new cracks went from nothing to frosted within an hour. I had to put the fish in my old trusted glass fishtank (good job I did not throw out the old tank) I think they look beautiful but can I trust them I think not.

  2. Mike Coleman
    November 11th, 2010 at 04:08 | #2

    Went back to the shop who were very appologetic and asked if we wanted a refund or new tank or even exchange for a different style of tank. Anyway took the plunge again and tried another 1 and will let you know how it gets on. On another note I e-mailed BIORB a number of times and got no reply what sort of customer service is that?

  3. November 11th, 2010 at 11:49 | #3

    Yeah, biorb can be really hard to get ahold of sometimes, we recommend you contact Everything Biorb – their customer service is really good.

  4. DEBRA WILSON
    January 21st, 2011 at 11:54 | #4

    JUST WONDERING IF YOU ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS (BIORB AQUARIUMS). I WROTE THEM ALMOST TWO WEEKS AGO ABOUT IF THEY HAD ANY STORES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THAT CARRIED THE 16 GALLONS IN EITHER STYLE. NO RESPONSE. STARTING TO WONDER HOW NICE THESE AQUARIUMS REALLY ARE. MAYBE THAT IS WHY PETSMART, PETCO, AND PETSUPERMARKET KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THEM AND DONT CARRY THEM. TOO BAD THE COMPANY DOES NOT HAVE BETTER FOLLOW THROUGH OR THEY COULD SELL A LOT MORE AQUARIUMS. THE SKY WAS THE LIMIT FOR ME ON PRICE BUT I THINK I WILL TAKE MY MONEY ELSEWHERE CUZ I STILL NOT ONLY WANT THE BEST EASIEST AQUARIUM BUT A GOOD COMPANY TO STAND BEHIND THEM.

  5. January 24th, 2011 at 12:14 | #5

    They are still in business but the pet stores are starting to carry less of the biorb items because as retail stores often do they rotate products and are constantly looking for the new thing. Biorb is still in business but since their customer service is limited I recommend contacting Everything Biorb if you have questions