Decorating your Biorb or Biube Fish Tank

Biorb and Biube fish tanks are well-known for their aesthetic appeal. While they have additional benefits of being more self-maintaining and easier to clean than other tanks, most people are drawn to these unusual tanks because they are so much more attractive than a typical tank. Biorbs and Biubes can be a focal point and conversation piece in any room.

With its aesthetic qualities being so important to a fish owner, decorating your Biorb or Biube fish tank can either be the pinnacle of your new visual centerpiece, or look like a decorating disaster, depending on your choices. Start with the basic look you are going for.

Keep this plan in mind when you select plants for the tank. What color scheme would you like for your substrate? You could choose natural colors like browns, blues, and greens, or perhaps monochromatic decorations with black and white.
One thing to remember is that even decorating isn’t just about beauty. Using gravel as a substrate, for example, can help maintain healthy bacteria in the water. Fish thrive in a well-decorated tank because their environment feels more natural. Lower stress and more comfort lead to healthier fish. Fish feel exposed and in danger when they dwell in a sparsely decorated tank.

Real plants can add natural filtration while colorful pre-made decorations can add personality. Avoid using real shells, as they can slowly raise the pH level of the water. It is recommended that you only use items manufactured especially for aquarium use.

As long as you provide sufficient cover for your fish (with about one 1/2 to 3/4 of the tank floor providing shelter) the color choices are up to you. And once you have placed the decorations, remember to treat the water and let it sit for 24 hours before introducing any fish.

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