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Old 01-05-2010, 06:53 PM   #11 
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My neighbor got hers on sale at Petsmart.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:53 PM   #12 
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I thing the biOrbs are mostly for a more "attractive" looking tank.
I haven't owned one, but I have used a 2 gallon bowl in the same shape. I honestly don't care for it and prefer the rectangular shaped tanks.
The bottoms are smaller so you can't decorate them like you can with a typical tank.

I think it's all in what you prefer.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:51 PM   #13 
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I have seen biOrbs for up to $300!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:17 AM   #14 
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I've never seen a heater for a Baby BiO. I've seen them for the larger Bios, but none that fit the 4 gallons. You can get the "kits" that are put together by enthusiasts, with the stand and the 50 watt heater, but they still look really messy, because you have a wire sticking out, not curving against the wall right. It just looks "messy" as in not aesthetically pleasing. The ones that are meant for the larger BiO's don't stick out as bad.

They are nice looking over all.. I would just get something a less flashy, personally.. It's your own personality and decorations that make the tank pretty, the tank it'self is secondary.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:53 AM   #15 
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Heres food for thought. I just read today that spherical bowls (such as the biOrb) can cause eye problems in fish.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:20 AM   #16 
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Haha how do they test that?

"Mister Betta, Can you read the first line, please?"

"bloop.. bloop..... bloop?"
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:45 AM   #17 
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lol.. I have no clue. I guess fish that have lived in spherical bowls have shown that they can't see by not eating, not reacting to mirrors etc.. who knows.

I don't understand why it would affect their eyes but thats just what I read (somebody else was talking about Bio orbs on another forum)

I just don't like round bowls bc it distorts the look of the fish.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:23 AM   #18 
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I can't wait to get rid of my round bowl. We have cats.. And while the bowl is covered, I hate it that every time I peek in the room I panic, because he's on the side of the bowl that's bowed and it's just enough to hide him. Always makes me think he's lived up to his name.. Lunch.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:13 PM   #19 
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One review from someone here:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ighlight=biOrb

Plus, I owned a round tank for 3 days and I got rid of it. Half the time you can't see the fish because of the way the tank is shaped. It was a hassle to find him.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:16 PM   #20 
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yeah, there really expensive I saw a 4gal at petco for $189 I would just a 10gal at walmart for 12buxs I would get that.
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