A remarkably efficient pond filter, this Oase BioSmart Pond Filter (previously known as the Biotec 10.1) uses mechanical and biological filtration to get the cleanest, and clearest water possible for the benefit of you and your fish. Read on to find out how!
The Oase BioSmart 36000 (formally known as the Biotec 10.1) is a top of the range mechanical and biological filtration system for your pond. It is a flow-through filter, meaning that is has many advantages including the rich supply of oxygen to your water.
There are many factors that can increase the toxin levels in your pond, including excess fish food, fish excrement and decaying vegetation, all of which need to be dealt with efficiently to stop your pond water from becoming a toxic environment for your fish. Without the adequate filtration provided by a great filter like the Biosmart 36000, the consequences of these toxins are often algae growth and murky ponds which can lead to fish and plant death.
The BioSmart 36000 is a supremely active biological filter. Your unhealthy pond water is fed into the filter system (preferably with the help of an Aquamax filter pump to optimise efficiency) filter surfaces of the biological media trap the large pollution particles. A perfect surface for large cultures of nitrifying bacteria, the filter media in the Biotec has a larger surface area, allowing the filter to remove more ammonia and nitrites from your water, leaving you with healthier water. All the filter foams in this filter are suspended. This means that when they require cleaning they can simply be squeezed against the intermediate plate with the help of the cleaning lever, keeping your hands cleaner. The integrated waste outlet can then be opened for the dirty water to drain out.
Enough oxygen is present in the filter at all times, to ensure that there is enough oxygen in the water, your pond water always enters through a nozzle based on the venturi principle, causing richer oxygenation levels that help your fish and plants as well as the beneficial bacteria in the filter, making it more effective. Furthermore, the Biotec's features an external connection for an aeration pump (Aqua-Oxy) for extra oxygentation, making it particularly useful in hot weather when a pond can suffer from a lack of oxygen
The in-built thermometer displays the current water temperature too, and in autumn it indicates when the filter can be dismantled for safe storage over winter (Water temperatures below 6°C).
Fish waste, debris and food remnants are quickly decomposed
Healthy pond climate thanks to clear, algae-free, oxygen-rich water
Special filter sponges (red and blue) for highly effective nitrification and de-nitrification (green)
Overflow display at the intermediate lid indicates when maintenance is required
Cleaning via the sludge drain by simply pulling the integrated slide valve
Pollution indicator and thermometer for monitoring the water temperature
Additional connector for adding oxygen via external aerator pumps (AquaOxy)