Thursday, August 28, 2008

biOrb Aquariums & Accessories

Nowadays, you can buy an aquarium in just about any shape you can think of.

But what if you're a traditionalist? Someone who desires a shape which harkens back to days of yore; to a time when aquariums were simple spherical bowls full of wholesome family fun.

Well, there's good news … and then there's better news.

First, the good news.

Aquatic product manufacturer CASCO has re-imagined that good old-fashioned fish bowl, updating the design and producing a fresh take on an aquarium classic.

The better news?

Not only does their new "fish bowl" have stunning good looks, it's also feature-rich, functionally sound and has a bevy of cool accessories available for you to add and customize the tank to your own discriminating tastes.

biOrb—available in 8 and 16 gallon models—has all the aesthetic appeal of a fish bowl (love that 360-degree viewing!), plus features cool swappable tops that allow you to change the look of the tank to match your home or office furnishings.

The five-stage filtration system, strategically placed in the center of the sphere to avoid viewing obstructions, keeps aquarium water crystal clear and free of pollutants. A single transformer supplies the 12-volts needed to power the included air pump and light fixture.

The popularity of the biOrb is pretty astounding. There are at least 100 videos on
YouTube of biOrb owners showing off their tanks, and CASCO lists dozens of Hollywood celebs and athletes on their website as proud biOrb owners.

Easy to setup and easy to maintain, the BiOrb is perfect for novice aquarists and may be a welcome change of pace, errr, shape for more advanced hobbyists (there's even a marine conversion kit!).

Friday, August 22, 2008

CritterTrail Habitats & Accessories

The folks at Pets International certainly have some wild imaginations, especially the creators of their beloved CritterTrail line of habitats and accessories for small animals.

Take the CritterTrail X, for example. This wildly innovative hamster, gerbil or mouse cage is full of activity-driven amenities, like the Xtreme wheel (its ability to spin in both directions apparently earned it the "Xtreme" moniker). To access the wheel, your little buddy must first traverse the Spiral Slide, which is arguably much funner on the way down.

There is also the "eXtractable" petting zone, a removable area of the habitat that can be used as a carrier during cleanings or simply to offer your pet a tasty treat and a little lovin'.

X also includes a "fun-nel" climbing tube, water bottle and food dish. Oh, and did I mention that this thing is glow-in-the-dark? Well, I did now!

Perhaps best of all, CritterTrail habitats are expandable. So when your small animal grows into a not-as-small-as-he/she-used-to-be animal, you can remodel accordingly to ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy and productive life.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Score a free box of Yip Yap Breath Treats

Does your dog enjoy YipYap Breath Treats?

If so, the maker of Yip Yap,
cHoMp, wants to know about it.

If you send in an old, empty Yip Yap tin with a story, they'll send you a free replacement. Click here to claim your free box of Yip Yaps!

Don't worry, cat lovers, cHoMp hasn't forgotten about you. The same deal applies for their fish-shaped Pit’r Pat treats.

Free stuff and no more stinky dog breath? Not too shabby!