Different aquarium equipment is required to maintain the ecological balance in the aquarium. More or less technology is used in the tank depending on the aquarium type (fresh water or marine aquarium) and based on the fish stock, as well as the number of plants used. As a rule filter, pump and heater are part of the basic equipment of every aquarium.
First and foremost a good filter that ensures clean water and assures the survival of your fish, is crucial for a clean aquarium: In conjunction with a partial water change it keeps the eco system aquarium in balance, generates flow, absorbs substances that cause turbidity and enriches the water with oxygen. The excreta of the aquarium inhabitants are decomposed to harmless compounds by the bacteria that settle in the filter media.
The basis for selection of an aquarium filter is first, the size of the aquarium, measured by the water quantity. The second important criterion for selection of the filter would have to be the inhabitants of the aquarium with their metabolism rate in the aquarium water. As a general rule: It is better to select a filter system that is over-dimensioned than a filter system that is too small. Your authorised dealer provides you with worthwhile and helps you make the right choice. Because the filter must run day and night, in addition, excellent quality and a quiet running device are particularly important.
An internal filter is placed inside of the tank and is particularly suited for very small aquariums to 200 litres, if space is not available outside of the basin, or also to serve as an additional filter. One advantage is that there are no visible hose connections to disturb the overall appearance, if a duct for hoses is not available.
BioCompact – internal filters
The BioCompact filters offer effective water filtration for small aquariums and paludariums from 25 to 50 litres in a compact size. The water flow rate can be adjusted individually. The integrated active charcoal foam ensures effective water filtration. All BioCompact filters are have an extremely quiet and energy-efficient pump. Filter media can be simply pulled out of the BioCompact and rinsed in warm water or replaced as needed.
BioPlus – corner internal filters
The BioPlus filters are practical internal filters for aquariums from 50 to 200 litres in size. The filters have a quiet energy-saving pump – there are no disturbing noises. Thanks to the EasyClean mechanism the compact filter taken out for cleaning without complications. To do this, the filter unit must be carefully pulled off of the pump unit (magnetic holder). Then the filter modules are simply separated from each other and the filter foams and filter fleece elements contained in the modules are rinsed under warm water or they are replaced. The integrated diffuser nozzles ensure uniform surface movement and oxygen enrichment. In addition they prevent formation of biofilm. The filter is available with or without the HeatUp adjustable heater.
External filters are placed outside of the basin. The filter usually works with different filter media in multiple layers. It is suitable for tanks from 54 litres and has the crucial advantage that it is easily accessible from the outside. Naturally, visually this is an elegant solution, because the external filters can be effectively concealed in a base cabinet, for example. External filters are impressive with high filtering capacity and a long service life.
FilterSmart – external filter
FiltoSmart or FiltoSmart Thermo are entry-level filters for small and medium-sized aquariums from 60 to 300 litres with medium fish stock. It has a high filter volume and a lot of space in the tank, thanks to the full power of an external filter Starting with the 100-litre variant, the filter is available with or without the HeatUp adjustable heater. Filter media can be simply removed from the FiltoSmart and rinsed in warm water or replaced as needed. A practical tip when introducing the ceramic substrate: Cover the heater tube when introducing the ceramic substrate; this prevents substrate from getting into the heater tube.
BioMaster – external filter
The BioMaster or BioMaster Thermo is an external filter for aquariums between 250 and 600 litres in size with high fish stock. It offers convenience for the most rigorous requirements. The BioMaster can not only be conveniently concealed in the aquarium base cabinet, it is also easy to clean. The prefilter can be completely removed, simply rinse out and re-insert it – neat and clean thanks to the EasyClean prefilter module. The aquarium filter is available with or without the HeatUp adjustable heater. The BioMaster ensures discrete highly efficient filter technology outside of your aquarium!
For the aquarium inhabitants a water temperature correspond to the water temperature in natural bodies of water is particularly important – the most popular ornamental fish need a water temperature of approx. 25°C to be healthy and fit. In this area as well always consult with your authorised dealer concerning the optimal living conditions.
Adjustable bar heaters are a good solution for reliably compensating temperature fluctuations. In addition, bottom heaters are ideal for demanding water plants A reliable thermometer and regular temperature checks are important for ensuring a healthy and constant living environment for the aquarium inhabitants.
HeatUp 25 to 300 – adjustable heaters
The robust HeatUp adjustable heater from OASE ensures a uniform temperature level in your aquarium. Thanks to its high-quality workmanship it is ideal for continuous use and has a patented control system. The bar heater is available in different sizes, depending on the volume of the aquarium. Easy to install!
HeatUp Basis – floor heater cable
With the flexible HeatUp Basis floor heater cable from OASE you promote the natural circulation of the water in the aquarium substrate. In addition it supports nutrient supply to the roots for better plant growth. The complete set consists of a 12 V power supply unit, suction cups and the fastening clips. Easy installation!
In addition to the adjustable heater, there are other accessories to ensure the optimal temperature in the aquarium: HeatControl, an electronic thermostat is recommended for regular temperature control.
HeatControl – electronic thermostat
HeatControl is an electronic thermostat that is used to obtain a precise temperature control for aquariums and terrariums. Simple control is possible, thanks to the easily visible LED display. The 2 meter long temperature sensor enables a precise and constant measurement of the water temperature. Ideal for controlling the HeatUp Basis floor heater cable!
For regular control of the temperature, the digital and easy-to-read thermometer from OASE can be used. It is bonded on the aquarium from the outside and has good measuring accuracy. The thermometer, including battery is available in specialised shops.
Healthy animals and plants are essential for every aquarium. Good water quality with constant water movement ensures that your small biotope remains lastingly healthy and attractive.
The OptiMax series satisfies all requirements imposed on modern aquarium pumps. They are perfect for optimal water circulation and displacement in aquariums, they are impressive through special compact sizes for optimal and virtually invisible placement. Quiet operation uniformly protects animals and human beings; low energy consumption continuously saves electricity, and thus real money. The OptiMax aquarium pumps are robust and have a long service life; all of them have an individually adjustable water flow rate.
The OxyMax aerator pumps ensure optimal oxygen supply of the aquarium inhabitants and plants: The have an adjustable air delivery rate, the bubbling pattern can also be adjusted and they are pleasantly quiet in operation – and they offer these advantages as a complete set that is immediately ready for implementation.
OptiMax 300 to 5000
The powerful OASE OptiMax water pumps are small powerhouses for water displacement in underwater implementation. All pumps are energy-efficient, have an adjustable water flow rate and are equipped with suction holders for fastening. In addition, variants 800 to 5000 can be set-up dry. All models are suitable for both fresh water and salt water!
OxyMax 100 to 400 – aerator pumps
With the reliable OxyMax aerator pumps, the quantity of air in the aquarium can be easily regulated and the bubble pattern can be individually adapted via the integrated air diffuser. Thanks to their design, the robust pumps are pleasantly quiet. All OxyMax variants are delivered as a complete set with hose and air diffuser and are ready for immediate operation!