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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question Oase Biomaster In America

Does anyone know when these canister filters are coming to the USA? They use a removable pre filter cartridge loaded with foams that can be 30 ppi, 45 ppi, or 60 ppi. As soon as they are in America we can get a closer look at them.





English website https://www.oase-livingwater.com/en_...000203617.html


Oase press release OASE Living Water North America: OASE Press Release March 2018
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 09:25 PM
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I like how someone finally thought of putting an actual handle on a canister filter in 2018.

UKAPS folk swear by these filters though so hopefully the price is good.

Edit: Can be purchased in the USA right now.
https://store.oase-usa.com/

Biomaster
250 $199
350 $239
600 $299

Biomaster Thermo not on the site yet
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Being able to have the heater internal in the canister is great and also the easy pre-filter cleaning. Oase will be my go-to for straight up purchases, obviously sales and whatnot sways my decision making.
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Good news. Oase aquarium products are now sold on amazon.com not just amazon.co.uk.



https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...oase+aquarium+


No word yet on the heaters. Most likely they have to be made for north american electricity (60 hz 120 volts) and pass various tests and certifications before they can be considered safe.
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Unfortunately I do not see the Biomaster Thermo's available. The all-in-one filter/heater is one of the best aspects.

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I emailed oase USA several weeks ago and they stated the Thermo ones are not available in the US.
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I emailed oase USA several weeks ago and they stated the Thermo ones are not available in the US.
Did they mention if they were going to get certification to sell the Thermo's in the US at all?
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They just said the therm items "were not available in the US." Nothing to if they planned to release them or what. Eheim also makes one but it isn't available in the US either. I have no idea why. I would love a heater in my filter.
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They are now available on Amazon US
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Anybody using one of these ? I found a few youtube videos and it seems like alot of sponges and not much bio . How's the flow after 4 weeks ?
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I've got mine already. Not running yet, but they are for sale in my local fish store

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Anybody using one of these ? I found a few youtube videos and it seems like alot of sponges and not much bio . How's the flow after 4 weeks ?
I don't use one but I was seriously considering buying the Thermo 100 for my 17g, as my Hydro 200w inline failing makes me nervous, it really depends on which model you were considering.

There are two columns on the biomaster, you can put more hel-x biomedia and less sponges in 2nd column before the output if you want to. The thermo series (with heater) is similar to traditional canister filters and doesn't have the removable prefilter sponge column.

This is definitely a premium filter, it is expensive but has features I don't see often in other canisters. It has a self priming feature and compartment to add water, you can add a heater, remove the prefilter sponge column for easy cleaning etc.

You can probably get more powerful filters for larger tanks especially at the $300 price tag for the Biomaster 600, I do wonder if you call around to stores if you can get these cheaper somewhere other than Amazon.

If you want more info I would check on the ukaps forum as mostly this is used in UK and by Europeans.
Also the North America versions do come with 120v so not a problem for filter or heater.

This filter is like the Breville of Aquarium filters, great engineering and useful features but you gotta pay a premium price.
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$30 premium for the Thermo version is actually really good.

Heaters:
150W
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I would like to try this filter for my discus tank.
It looks like it has top-notch engineering.

180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
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30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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I found a few youtube videos and it seems like alot of sponges and not much bio.
Sponges are excellent bio-media, even in a sump.
It can eliminate all of the "heavy" items and filter socks.

All foam is not equal. Many break down quickly.
Poret foam is the only real win when it comes to durable foam.


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