Style and Design
Not so readily found these days, the Aqua One UFO 350 corner aquarium with its 30 litre capacity is the little brother of the UFO 550 and available in a colour sheme of silver tank/beech supporting cabinet. It's ideal as a Christmas or birthday present to introduce a child to fishkeeping or simply to create light and interest in a small corner without taking up too much room.
The UFO 350 is suitable for a small number of freshwater tropical fish - marines need something much larger.
Lighting is by way of a PL (Phillips Lighting) lamp integral with the aquarium hood.
The UFO 350 comes with an under gravel type filter and powerhead supplied. As the name suggests, this type of filter draws the aquarium water down through the gravel at the base of the tank where beneficial bacteria provide biological filtration. An under gravel filter is a tradtional low maintenance design which should provide adequate filtration for a corner aquarium of this capacity.
Heating isn't supplied as standard with this model. You'll need to invest in a heater with a minimum output of 75w if you intend to keep tropicals. In colder areas 100w is probably a more sensible minimum.
The dimensions of the Ufo 350 are as follows;
Tank; 53cm wide by 35cm from front to back and 44cm high
Cabinet; 53cm by 35cm by 72cm
Combined; 53cm by 35cm by 116cm
Unfortunately the UFO 350 is no longer available new but you might be able to pick up a used model in good condition on eBay or Gumtree - see the links above.
Although the UFO 350 is no longer available new, you can still download a copy of the instruction manual here (opens in a new window) to see exactly what's involved with this outfit.