Biorb Cleaning & Care - Answers to Biorb & Biube Maintenance Questions
How often do I need to clean the Biorb or Biube?
How do I clean my biorb?
How do I know if my water is healthy?
Can I wash the service kit sponge?
Will I need to clean the whole aquarium?
How often do I need to change my biorb filter?
Why do I have to change the biorb filter cartridge so often?
How often do I need to clean the Biorb or Biube? Back to top
You should clean your biorb every couple of weeks, or more frequently if you notice your water is dirty or water levels are unhealthy.
How do I clean my biorb? Back to top
How do I know if my water is healthy? Back to top
The best way to tell if your water is healthy is by testing it. You can do this with an aquarium test kit. For information about aquarium water and chemicals follow the link below
Aquarium water and cycling
Can I wash the service kit sponge? Back to top
If the biorb filter sponge gets dirty before a change is due it can be washed. However the chemicals in the filter cartridge only remain ‘active’ for a limited period, after this period toxins, which have been absorbed, may be released back into the water. Therefore the cartridge should be replaced.
Will I need to clean the whole aquarium? Back to top
Providing you follow instructions with regard to feeding, fish selection, location and maintenance you should never need to empty and clean the aquarium. If you do ever need to do this you should keep at least 1/3rd of the old water and clean the ceramic media in dirt water taken from the aquarium (never clean ceramic media in tap water).
How often do I need to change my biorb filter? Back to top
For optimum filtration the biorb filter cartridge should be replaced every 1-2 months.
Why do I have to change the biorb filter cartridge so often? Back to top
The biorb service kit (filter cartridge) works like a trash can, trapping solid particles and absorbing some nitrate and phosphate from the water. After a time this will become ‘full’, and unable to absorb any more waste, and may release pollutants, causing the water quality to deteriorate.
By regularly changing the biorb service kit (filter cartridge) everything it has absorbed is removed from the biOrb, just like taking your household trash can out to be collected. For optimum filtration the biorb filter cartridge should be replaced every 1-2 months.