TABLE AQUARIUM IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. WHY DO YOU CLAIM THAT BIRD'S EYE AQUARIUM IS THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE TABLE AQUARIUM?

It is true that table aquarium is not a new concept. But in conventional table aquariums, water wave front caused by the movement of fish or a running pump will lead to image distortion of the inhabitant inside when you look from the top. If the water level is too close to the top glass plate, it is easy to cause water splash or fish jumping off, while there is a very high possibility to get a layer of vapour under the glass, making the top view blur. But if the water level is too far away from the top glass plate, the distance between you and the fish becomes longer.

On the other hand, in Bird's Eye Aquarium, there is no air layer between the water surface and the underneath of the top glass plate, making the top view crystal clear. We have obtained an international patent for this design and therefore, we would claim that Bird's Eye Aquarium is the world's most innovative table aquarium.

FISH IN TABLE ARE STRESSFUL. WHY DO YOU CLAIM THAT BIRD'S EYE AQUARIUM CARES ABOUT FISH HEALTH?

If you hit an aquarium strongly, no matter whether it is an ordinary aquarium or Bird’s Eye Aquarium, fish look frightened. Some sensitive fish even jump if you just speak, open or close a door, or make any noise away from your aquarium. This is not a matter of whether it is a table or not.

Of course, some people may just throw stuff on desk rudely. But with a luxury glass-top table, they would do it gently. This is the proper manners. Perhaps, it is a good chance to teach children about manners and how to be gentle to lives.

Actually, Bird’s Eye Aquarium is equipped with a huge filter space - with a volume almost the same to that of the viewing tank - to keep the water clean effectively. This huge filter space has increased our production cost but we insist to do so, just because we care about fish’s health.

HOW SHOULD I FEED FISH?

You can put fish food next to the water pump for it to pump the food up to the viewing tank. Fish are happy to “prey” on them. Or you can lift up the top glass plate and put food directly into the tank. But please make sure that the water pump is off such that small fish will not flow out of the tank when you lift up the top glass plate.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF FISH DIE?

You can just remove the top glass plate, pick up the body with a fish net and put back the top glass plate. Remember to switch off the water pump when you do so to prevent small fish from flowing out to the tank.

HOW SHOULD I MAINTAIN THE AQUARIUM?

You just need to change 1/4 aquarium water for every 2-3 month after the bacteria eco system has been established. Add water when the water level in the filter space becomes low. You have to make sure that the water pump is fully immersed in water or damage may occur. Wipe off moss on glass or acrylic surface when necessary. The maintenance work is just simple!

WHAT FILTERING MATERIAL SHOULD I USE?

It depends on the species of fish that you keep. For marine fish and cichlid, coral sand or lava grain is good. For fresh water fish, lava grain with Samurai lava rock as the decoration in the viewing tank is the best combination. You can also put activated carbon for effective water purification. Of course, wool is something that you cannot omit at the entrance of the filter space.

HOW CAN I HIDE THE ELECTRICAL WIRES WHICH LOOK CLUMSY?

There is an electrical compartment where you can put a power extension socket in to connect all electrical devices and extend one cable out only for a decent look without clumsy wires in your own place. To hide this remaining cable, we suggest you to use cable management tool or simply adhesive tape to cover it. Or you may want to discuss it with your renovator.

BIRD'S EYE AQUARIUM LOOKS LIKE A CLOSED TANK. WILL FISH DIE OF LACK OF OXYGEN?

Oxygenation does occur when the water circulates around the tank. Please read MECHANISM for further details.

I CANNOT OBTAIN A CLEAR TOP VIEW AFTER THE WATER PUMP HAS BEEN SWITCHED ON.

All tables are checked before delivery. There are several possible reasons if this phenomenon happened on site:

  • The top glass plate is not put onto the viewing tank properly. Please move the top glass plate slightly in all horizontal directions in order to find the right position.
  • The floor is not horizontal. Please avoid unleveled flooring or put a coin or whatever under the table to fine tune the level. If your table is with wheels, simply fine tune the level by adjusting the height of the corresponding wheel(s).
  • The pump is not powerful enough. If you are using Eheim Compact 1000, adjust the output to a stronger level.