History of Reef One Biorb
Founding & History
Reef One started in 1998 by father and son team Paul and Matthew Stevenson, Reef One Ltd. designs and manufactures innovative products for the worldwide aquatics market. After the construction of the first prototype aquarium in 1999, Reef One received its first order from a single wholesaler. The result was the biOrb, a spherical tank which holds 8 gallons of water.
Reef-One is located in Norwich, United Kingdom and most of their products are made in the U.K. but some products and tanks are made in the U.S.A. and other countries.
Matthew Stevenson is the inventor of the biorb and first created it to satisfy a gap in the aquarium market. In 1999 aquarium systems were either “very small and cruel” such as the standard goldfish bowl or “very large and expensive.” The biOrb was positioned between these two types of products, keeping the convenient size but with the integral five-stage filtration system and an integrated light, ensuring the welfare of the fish.
Since the launch of the biOrb 30 aquarium in 1999, eight additional aquariums have been brought to the marketplace; the biOrb 60, Baby biOrb, biorb life aquariums, biube pure, spyorb, and a cylindrical biUbe. All of the biorb aquariums use the same easy to change filter kit, the Biorb Service Kit.
Reef-One’s vision builds on an ethos that fishkeeping should be made easy, allowing anyone to keep fish successfully, while increasing the well being of the fish. This focus has seen Reef One develop many new and innovative products such as the Biorb Intelligent LED light, which mirrors a natural day cycle including a sunrise and sunset. Freeing the customer from having to manually switch on and off the light, while improving the welfare of the fish.