biOrb Tube Aquarium are one of the latest products from OASE Living Water and is exactly what is sounds like — a clear, cylindrical tube aquarium that gives you a 360-degree view of the tank.
The biOrb Tube aquarium is made from acrylic and comes available in black or white trim. The biOrb Tube is a complete aquarium, included in the box is everything you need to get started: tank, light, pump, airstone, filter cartridge, ceramic media, water conditioner and quick-start beneficial bacteria.
It is equipped with a standard white LED with an easy on and off switch or a multicolor remote-controlled LED (MCR) light that can be lit by any of the 16 pre-set colors.
The aquarium is available the biOrb 15, a 4-gallon version that retails for $149 for the white LED and $169 for the MCR version and the biOrb 35, a 9.2-gallon tank that retails for $179 for the white LED or $209 for the MCR version.
We were hoping to see this compete against the Innovative Marine Concept Atoll tank and solve the issue there with the overflow cutting off one sliver of the tank, but sadly the tank is not really one you’d probably be using for a reef or saltwater tank without heavy mods.
The filter is nothing more than a sponge disc that is fed by an airstone in a riser tube. They do account for some biological filtration with the ceramic media. Maybe this could be hacked (literally) for a hole to allow some mangroves to grow, but beyond that, this is more of a freshwater novelty tank.
It would be great to see a marriage of the Atoll where you have it with a built in overflow and the biOrb Tube with a 360 view.