If you’re a pond person, then you’ve probably heard of OASE. They’re noted for their pond and water feature pumps, which drive many of the hotel water gardens and fountains around the world. In fact, founded in 1949, the German company claims to be the world market leader in water gardening products. For the past several years, the company has been busy expanding via the acquisition of several competitors, including the Italian pump company Eden as well as Atlantic Water Gardens.
In 2018 OASE introduced a line of aquarium filters and heaters in the U.S. that had previously been available only in Europe. Several weeks ago, I attended a presentation of their products at my LFS, where I was able to get my hands on and disassemble one of their external canisters, the BioMaster 600. As a result, I’ve been wanting to do a review of one of them. Because I have a connection with one of OASE’s distributors, they are shipping one to me directly to do a review, and I’m really excited about unboxing it and hooking it up. I can tell you that the BioMaster is one cool looking line of canister filters, and they have a couple of features that are quite unique, which I’ll save for the review.