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Ferplast Dubai 80 Aquarium, 81 x 36 x 51 cm, Black

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  • Linear and simple design
  • Electronic lighting system for longer life and high output with t5 lamps
  • Advanced internal filtering system
  • Sliding overtank lamp and opening hatches for easy maintenance
  • Ready for fitting further accessories thanks to the special snap-off plugs and removable hatches
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Colour Name: Black
Technical Details
Pet TypeFish and Aquatic
Item Weight27 Kg
Product Dimensions84.4 x 54 x 38.2 cm
Item model number65034017UK
Number of Items1
Care InstructionsFragile
Batteries RequiredNo
Batteries IncludedNo
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 98,622 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27 Kg
Date First Available30 May 2013

Product Description

Colour Name:Black

Product Description

The Ferplast Dubai Aquariums and Stands are manufactured in Italy to a very high standard giving a fabulous quality aquarium in a stunning design which is available in 3 sizes. The Dubai 80 Aquarium features an integrated internal filter system - the Blupower 500 with filter materials, lighting with reflectors, a built-in timer and a 150w heater. The filter system in the Dubai aquariums is Bluwave which is the most advanced integrated internal filter system with 3 step filtration. Mechanical, Biological and Adsorptive for perfect crystal clear clean water. Complete with filter material and pump and for fresh and marine water. The filter can be fitted at a postion in the aquarium to suit the aquarium layout rather than being in a fixed position. The electronic lighting system has 30% less power consumption and guarantees longer tube life, produces less heat and is safer. It comes complete with a reflector dish.The T5 lights are a Toplife24w x1 and a Freshlife 24w x1. The Timer lets you program your lighting intervals and also features an on / off switch for manual operation. Despite being fixed to the upper frame the overtank lamp can slide back and forth creating easy access to the tank. The key supplied with the aquarium allows blocking the overhead lamp. The hatches are robust and fully removable. The Ferplast 80 Dubai Aquarium measures 81cm in Length, 36cm Width and 51cm in Height. It holds 125 litres with 6mm thich glass and weighs approx 150kg when full (excluding decoration, i.e plants, gravel, ornaments). Aquarium only. Free delivery to most parts of the UK. Category - Ferplast Aquariums and Cabinets, Ferplast Fish Tanks.

Box Contains

Glass aquarium
1 x internal filter with heater, pump, sponges and filtering materials
2 x lamps
User manual

From the Manufacturer

Dubai 80: a quality product combining design and technology!

With a modern and linear design, Dubai 80 aquarium has been studied to fit all your home rooms. Complete with accessories, internal filter and T5 lamps, is easy to maintain: its sliding overtank lamp, patented by Ferplast, slides back and forth for easy access to the tank. Thank to the supplied special key, then, the overtank lamp can be quickly blocked.

High filtration volume with the internal filter Bluwave.

All Dubai aquariums include a special integrated internal filtering system, patented by Ferplast, named Bluwave, complete with filtering materials, pump and heater. Bluwave is an integrated 3-steps filtering system. In the first stage, the sponges with different porosity ensure a perfect mechanical filtration. In the second stage, biological filtration takes place thanks to high porosity ceramic rings and plastic spheres. At last, with the active carbon sponge, an odourless water adsorptive filtration is ensured.

Perfect light output with T5 lamps.

Dubai aquariums feature an overtank lamp complete with reflector dish and 2 T5 neon tubes. Dubai 80 is equipped with 2 tubes of 24W, named Toplife and Freshlife. Toplife lamps reproduce daylight natural conditions while Freshlife lamps, useful to promote plants photosynthesis.

Simple steps to position the aquarium properly.

The aquarium Dubai 80 should be placed on a solid flat base with a smooth even surface. Pay attention and position the aquarium in a protected area which is not exposed to direct sunlight in order to avoid algae proliferation or overheating, keeping the tank away from sources of heat, drafts and cold air. For safety, position your aquarium away from electrical equipment that could be wet by water splashes. When connecting the plugs, paying attention to leave a loop in the cable, below the electrical socket, in order to prevent drops of water running down the cable and into the power supply.

Dubai 80 qualities: opening hatches, snap-off plugs and fixing key.

Dubai 80 cover has special opening and fully removable hatches allowing quick and easy access to the tank. A suitable food dispenser housing has been created to fit the automatic fish feeder while useful snap-off plugs can be easily removed to fit the intake and return pipes of an external pump or other accessories. A plastic fixing key, supplied with the aquarium, simply allow to fix the overtank lamp to the tank frame.

Timer for light setting.

To program the lighting period, set the arrow to the right time by turning the timer wheel. Set the time for the light to come on by moving the pins towards the outside. The timer switch can be set on one of these positions: lights controlled by timer, if set on the symbol of the alarm-clock, lights always off if set on the symbol of crossed lamp, lights controlled by timer if set on the lamp symbol, ON.

Suggested accessories.

Dubai 80 aquarium has been arranged to use the automatic feeder like Chef Pro, or a skimmer, if you have a marine set up. Moreover, the aquarium is ready to fit the intake and return pipes of an external filter thanks to the suitable snap-off plugs in the back of the cover. As for internal filters, you could also choose to fit the Blumodular modular filter, supplied complete with filtering materials.

Aquarium maintenance.

Siphon the bottom by using specific aquarium gravel cleaners. To clean the inside of the aquarium, use the special floating magnetic brushes. To clean the outside of the aquarium, avoid detergents of chemical substances: a sponge soaked in distilled water with a few drops of vinegar is ideal. Add demineralised water to replace the one which is lost by evaporation as soon as the water level approaches the minimum. The water level should always be between the MIN and MAX levels. Monthly replace 5-10% of the aquarium water with demineralised water. For an excellent light spectrum, it is suggested to replace the fluorescent tubes every year. To replace a tube, first remove the plug from the electric power socket, remove the hatches and slide the overtank lamp until you can access to the tubes, then unscrew the two ring nuts on the light fitting. Remove the tube by rotating it a quarter turn until the pins are lined up with the slit in the lamp holder. In the same way, insert the new tube and rotate it a quarter turn untill you will hear a small click. Tighten the ring accurately. For the internal filter maintenance, rinse all the mechanical sponges every 2-3 weeks. For the filter Bluwave 05, supplied with the aquarium Dubai 80, ensure to keep the right order of sponges is maintained: fine sponge top, coarse sponge below. Always keep the filter intake grills clean. Please consider that biological materials should not be washed or removed from the filter: in this way, they will keep their active bacterial properties. Check the pump and clean it in this way: remove the hatches and slide the overtank lamp to access the pump compartment, unscrew the filter top, remove the pump unit, adsorbent sponge and return pipe from the filter, pulling it upwards. Remove the pump from the return pipe, remove the front section and remove the rotor. To clean the pump from impurities, use a soft brush, do not use detergents. Re-assemble the unit and that's it.

Aquarium setting up.

Dubai 80 setting up is simple and amusing. First, fix the supplied hooks to the Bluwave filter, then position the filter inside the tank as you prefer (sideways or backwards) and then slide it along the special guides on the frame. Place the overtank lamp on the tank, fix it by using a screwdriver or a the special key supplied. Ensure that the ring nuts on the lights are tightened. Decorate the tank as you like, with decorations or plants. Fill the aquarium mixing tap water with about 50% demineralised water for aquariums. Consider that this percentage may vary according to the chemical contents of your tap water. Set the required temperature of the heater taking into consideration the kind of fishes and plants you have decided to untroduce. For Dubai 80, put then one capsule of our Blustart bacterial activator in the suitable filter compartment. With the timer, set the required lighting period. Now you can connect the plug to the electric power supply, as explained in the previous paragraph. As for lighting, we recommend to light the aquarium for about 8 hours a day, by reducing the lighting to 6-7 hours if you notice excessive algae development; if plants have difficult to grow, instead, increase lighting hours to 9-10 hours. For the care of your fish, we also advise to wait until the filter has matured, introducing the first fishes about 10-12 days after the addition of the activator capsules. It is anyway advisable to check the water chemical levels using the special testers you can find in your local aquarium shop. During the filter maturing period, add a small quantity of dry food each day in order to help the formation of bacterial flora. When adding the fish, insert the remaining filter activator capsules in the filter compartment. Putting the fishes gradually is also recommended.

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The Dubai 80 comes with a Bluwave 5 filter which is very poor. The pump is not up to the job for this tank which is 120ltrs and clogs up too easily. I am having to clean it every 3 days or else the pump is sucked dry. Ferplast replaced the pump as I thought it was faulty but the new one is just as bad. I have now had to shell out more cash to get a different pump from a different company. Although the tank itself is very nice I would not buy this product again.
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Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Ordered this item two weeks ago, dispatched after 4 days and arrived after another 7 days (in estimate time). Price was nearly half-discounted and shipping cost was low. The aquarium is well made with hi-quality craftsmanship and comes with everything you need to set it up instantly (duo 24 w T5 lighting with timer and reflectors, heater inside Bluwave 05 internal filter -everything was in the box-). I must say that aquarium was shipped in original Ferplast cardboard box with no extra Amazon box in box, bubble/Styrofoam wrapping which is a minus. It is not possible to request/pay for extra packaging (is not available), so i think that getting one aquarium intact it's a bit of a gamble and luck (in my case shipping distance was almost 3000 km by truck). Customer service was 5 star as always and offered to refund me. Because I don't want to spin the wheel of fortune again, I'ved decided to buy this aquarium from local store and spend refunded money buying (from Amazon) extra aquarium hardware (non fragile).
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Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Excellent product, excellent service, they delivered personally, I would definitely do business again. The tank comes with lights and other items which will assist you with your new tank.
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Colour Name: Walnut Verified Purchase
had this tank running for a couple of weeks now and the heater just exploded in the filter. The filter is not really adequate either and should be replaced with an external one. The filter is also quite obtrusive so it would help with that as well.

The tank looks nice though and would make an OK starter tank.

Wouldn't buy again
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Colour Name: White Verified Purchase
Very impressed with this product. Had originally chosen very similar one from another manufacturer, but this model turned up on Amazon at half the price! The differences in the Ferplast compared to my original choice were few, and mostly for the better. The top openers are neater and stronger, the lamp housing includes reflectors, (extras on my first choice), the lights also have a timer switch. Delivery was quick, trackable, and everything was extremely well packed.
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