Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

I may not have Jessica Alba’s lips, Nicole Kidman’s height, or Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe collection. But I can share something in common with them – the biOrb™ aquarium! ( Along with a host of other celebrities like Jake Gyllenhall and James Gandolfini, this seems to be the compact aquarium to the stars. With a clean stylish design, it’s perfect for a New York apartment.

More importantly, the parent company of biOrb is a strong supporter of charities including Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, treatments and cure for autism. ( Not only have they donated aquariums to autism treatment centers around the country, but they also donate part of the proceeds of the sale of their Blue biOrb Aquarium.

Combining the looks of a traditional fishbowl with the performance of a hi-tech aquarium, biOrb is an acrylic globe clearer and ten times stronger than glass. “Swap Tops” of different colors like bronze, blue and purple can change your fishbowl when your décor does. My biOrb is elegant silver, which seems to fit in with my eclectic home design.

I don’t understand the five stages of filtration, but it keeps my orb’s water crystal clear, significantly reduces maintenance while ensuring that the water remains healthy for months between the simple filter cartridge changes. Good news for the busy fish owner. What is also nice is that the filter is barely visible in the bottom of the globe, and there is only one transparent wire attachment to the electrical outlet, so there is nothing to detract from its perfect 360 degree viewing angle.

You can change out the inside of the aquarium too with décor kits like Feng Shui, if you’re a Zen personality or Volcano if you’re more feisty! For the more adventurous, there’s even the Marine Conversion Kit so you can create a tropical environment complete with Hydrometer (Built in thermometer for accurately measuring salt levels) and Marine Cartridge (Special mix of three cleaning and purifying chemicals)

So swim with the fishes, celeb style and know you’re doing your bit for charity at the same time.

For more info go to where you can find a list of online and retail outlets, as well as information on the different sizes of the aquariums and all their fun kits.

Also available at Petco stores nationwide.

Originally published September 2008
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