Selection of aquarium shape and size is initially based on the spatial situation (set-up location) and the associated expenditure (cost, time, etc.). If you have decided on a specific aquarium, then you gather information through professional literature or in consultation with the specialised dealer of how your desires and ideas (animal stock, organisation, planting) can best be combined with the available containers, and finally can become a reality in an attractive functional small bio-system. When all important factors are optimally matched a functioning habitat with healthy animals comes about that will bring you lasting satisfaction.
The OASE aquariums are available in three different sizes with selectable decor. They are impressive through outstanding quality and their sophisticated modern design. In addition, all aquariums have an individually configurable base cabinet that is fitted with practical drawers. The technology becomes invisible due to the unique design with dry shaft and filter tubing.
The OASE HighLine aquariums come with selectable equipment. Thus the base cabinets of all aquariums are available in three modern decors: "High-gloss white", "high-gloss anthracite" or "natural oak". In this manner the aquarium integrates perfectly in any living landscape! Moreover, the base cabinet has a pull-out drawer for an external filter, which can be ideally combined with the OASE BioMaster external filter. Thus when cleaning you can easily reach the EasyClean prefilter module.
In addition, the HighLine aquariums from OASE have an aluminium cover that can be completely opened, with LED lighting and aluminium effect strip to cover the gravel and water edge The integrated LED lighting with the optimally matched light spectrum effectively showcases the animals and at the same time ensures healthy growth of your plants in the aquarium. In this regard it is particularly practical that the aquarium lighting does not have to be removed for cleaning.
The important considerations when selecting the location. Bear in mind that a filled, aquarium brings along a weight that must not be underestimated. Consequently, the load bearing capacity is the essential factor. The weight of the water in the aquarium is calculated as follows: Height x width x depth in cm/1000. The volume is multiplied by 1.3 to estimate the weight of the furnished aquarium.
Furthermore for the location of the aquarium it is important to avoid direct sunlight; direct sunlight promotes algae growth in the aquarium. The less vibration and commotion due to doors and traffic paths to which the inhabitants of the aquarium are exposed, the better – thus a corner of the room where you can effectively observe the underwater world is best. Likewise, proximity to heat sources should be avoided; this prevents the aquarium from being exposed to temperature fluctuations.
Additional information on selecting the location is provided in our Guide.
It may be useful to take out one or more special insurance policies or to review existing insurance policies, if you want to purchase an aquarium. Often effective coverage is already present, such as household insurance, liability insurance or building insurance. In this regard it always depends on the personal situation, therefore we recommend that you obtain advice from your insurance expert.