Style and Design
A slightly unusual corner design with a three panel flat viewing front rather than the usual bow fronted style, the Eheim Scubacorner 200 is robustly constructed in 8mm glass with a Black Anthracite finish while the cabinet is available in either Black Anthracite or Damson Heartwood styles. As the name suggests, there's a capacity of 200 litres (44 imperial gallons) making the Scubacorner eminently suited to both freshwater and marine tropical fish.
The cabinet is solidly built and offers practical storage for all your aquarium bits and pieces as well as housing the external filter. The soft closing doors prevent the fish being startled when the cabinet is accessed.
Lighting and Hood Assembly
The aquarium is supplied with a T5 lighting (2x 24 watt) lighting system contained in the Eheim-mp Varilux Aquarium Hood. This incorporates a permanent airflow feature in which allows constant ventilation between the hood and the surface of the water. This helps to maintain an even temperature and reduces condensation. In addition, the interior is white in colour which increases light reflection by up to 40%. The hood is slimline in design - its height is only 8.5 cm - and it incorporates a opening for feeding along with additional covered openings to allow for routine tank maintenance.
The Scubacorner doesn't come equipped with filtration although Eheim supply a good range of external filters which are ideally suited. You can view them here. These are all high performance external filters which are contained within the cabinet below the tank.
Like filtration, heating isn't supplied along with the Scubacorner. For this size of aquarium we'd recommend a heater powered from 200w upwards. If you live in a colder area or the tank is located in a cooler room you might wish to install two heaters to maintain temperature during cold spells.
The dimensions of the Scubacorner 200 are as follows;
Tank: 75cm wide by 75cm from front to rear by 55cm high
Cabinet: 76cm by 76cm by 80cm
Complete unit; 76cm by 76cm by 135cm
Unfortunately at the time of writing the Scubacorner was no longer available on the UK online market. You may be able to source a used model via eBay or Gumtree - check out the links above.
The Eheim Scubacorner 200 may not be the snappiest titled corner aquarium around but in its day it was certainly one worth considering. You notice immediately that it differs in appearance from most corner aquariums on the market in that the largely universal bow front is replaced by a flat panel offset by two smaller flat side panels. This allows clear, undistorted viewing of the tank's inhabitants and is an attractive departure from the the norm.
With a capacity of 200 litres (44 imperial gallons) the tank fits neatly within the the mid size corner aquarium range suitable for both marine and freshwater tropicals. Filtration and heating are extras in this case - we'd recommend an external filter housed in the cabinet below the tank for the Scubacorner. And don't skimp on the heating. The UK climate can be cold at times and 200 litres is quite a substantial capacity. We'd recommend heating with a minimum output of 200w to maintain the temperature of the tank.
The lighting and hood system, while not up to today's modern LED standards, nevertheless looks to be pretty well designed and should serve the tank well enough. Fluorescent T5 tubes remain widely available and with plenty fluorescent systems still around should remain so for some time to come.
All in all we see the Eheim Scubacorner is an attractive and substantially built mid range capacity corner aquarium which, properly equipped, is ideally suitable for fresh or marine tropical fish.