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Oase Filtoclear Pressurised Filter info | Bradshaws Direct

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Oase Filtoclear Pressurised Filter Information

The Oase Filtoclear has been a firm favourite with our customers for a long time, this is down to the brand name of Oase. Oase are known for the superb quality of their products, when looking and feeling the Filtoclear, you can tell very quickly it's quality and built to last. The totally user friendly design and thought process, have made the innovative Filtoclear stand out as a market leader for years.

 

Model
Goldfish Pond Size
Max Flow
UV Wattage
Foams Blue
Foams Red
Filtoclear 3000
1500 litres
4000 lph
9
2
1
Filtoclear 6000
3000 litres
6000 lph
11
3
3
Filtoclear 11000 (Old)
6000 litres
8000 lph
11
5
4
Filtoclear 12000
6000 litres
8000 lph
18
3
3
Filtoclear 15000 (Old)
8000 litres
12000 lph
11
6
6
Filtoclear 16000
8000 litres
10000 lph
24
4
3
Filtoclear 20000
10000 litres
16000 lph
36
5
4
Filtoclear 30000
15000 litres
16000 lph
55
5
4

 

Filtoclear Features

Filtration: The Filtoclear comes in 6 different models altogether, which means that they can cope with established nature ponds up to 30m2 (30000 Litres) a pond with normal fish (orfe, goldfish, tench, rudd, shubunkin etc) up to 15m3 (15000 Litres) and koi ponds between 1.5 - 7.5m3 (1500 Litres - 7500 Litres). Inside the Filtoclear there are two forms of filtration, the mechanical filtration, this is mainly the job of the blue foams, these foams stop the big bits of sediment and debris that your pump sends to the filter. The red foams inside your filter are finer, they will still stop debris, but as they have less contact with the main flow of water inside the filter they harbour 1000's of bacteria that helps the nitrogen cycle within your pond. Like with all modern pressurised filter systems the Filtoclear incorporates a powerful built in UVC light, this flocculates (clumps together) the algae (which makes your water green and sometimes pea soup like) by damaging the outer cell of the algae with the UV light allows the once to small algae cells to clump together allowing for them to be filtered out of your pond. The Filtoclear also incorporates a clever light function to allow you to see when the UV bulb is on and working, which enables you to see if the UV bulb is working (UV bulbs have a maximum operating life of 9000 hours). This is all backed up with Oase's clear water guarantee which means if the products fail to live up to their recommendations you will receive a refund.

Easy Cleaning: The patented cleaning system that Oase have designed for the  Filtoclear makes cleaning unbelievably easy. The pollutant indicators show when the system is running slower, the green paddle o-ring that is visible will move down indicating a restriction in flow and this mean the foam are becoming dirty and need cleaning. Most pressurised filter systems do come with a backflush system, the idea behind this is that you turn a paddle switch, which then directs the water flow the wrong way round the system to flush out all the debris that have become trapped by the foams. What sets the Filtoclear apart from its rivals though is the cleaning handle, this can be pulled up and down which squeezes the foams, this helps clean the foams even better and more thoroughly than any other pressurised filter on the market. The clear hosetails mean that when you're operating the cleaning handle and backflush you can see when the water starts to run clear and that the cleaning process has finished. The cleaning process is as follows:

  • Turn the system off, pump and UVC.
  • Remove the blanking cap from the sludge hosetail and turn the paddle switch the the plant/garden setting.
  • Attaching the hosing that goes to either a drain or garden plants (the sludge and debris that come from the dirty filter make a great fertilizer for plants) 
  • Turn your pump back on and allow the water to start pumping through the unit, then squeeze the cleaning handle up and down allowing the unit to fully clean, and so that water begins to run clear from the sludge outlet.
  • Once the water is clear, turn the pump off, re-attach the blanking cap and switch the filter back to the pond/fish setting. Turn the pump and UVC back on and your filter is clean.

Easy To Install And Position

Probably the main reason why people buy pressurised filter units is because they can be buried up to the lid, so they can be hidden in the garden. This helps people who simply have no room to hide a box filter an option of a more aesthetically pleasing pond, so they don't have to have a filter sat on the edge of their pond. The Oase Filtoclear can be used to go to a head height of approximately 2m, this is more than capable of powering most garden pond waterfalls. Due to these units being pressurised they can be placed below water level, this is particularly helpful if you have a raised pond. The general way you would set up a pond with a pressurised filter can be seen below.

Oase FiltoClear Information 1

In the below pictures you can see the three symbols that appear on the Filtoclear. The first picture is the sludge drain, this is where the water comes out when you're cleaning your Filtoclear. The second picture shows fish, this outlet goes to your pond, and the final picture shows a pump and this is where you put the hose from your pump to.

Oase FiltoClear Information 2

Oase Filtoclear Pressurised Filter Performance Table

 Filtoclear 3000 Filtoclear 6000 Filtoclear 11000 Filtoclear 12000 Filtoclear 15000 Filtoclear 16000 Filtoclear 20000 Filtoclear 30000 

Dimensions  (mm)

380 x 310 

380 x 430 

380 x 550  

380 x 510  

380 x 670 

380 x 630 

380 x 750  

380 x 750 

Rated Voltage 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

230V/50Hz 

Power Consumption 

14w 

15w  

15w 

18w 

15w 

24w 

36w 

55w 

Power Cable Length 

5m 

5m 

5m 

5m 

5m 

5m 

5m 

5m 

Net Weight 

5.58Kg 

6.18Kg 

6.80Kg 

6.90Kg 

7.3Kg 

7.6Kg 

8.5Kg 

8.5Kg 

Guarantee 

3 2 Years 

3  2 Years 

3 2 Years 

3 2 Years 

3 2 Years 

3 2 Years 

3 2 Years 

3 2 Years 

UVC Power 

9w 

11w 

11w 

18w 

11w 

24w 

36w 

55w 

Blue Foams 

Red Foams 

Pollutant Indicator 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Connections Inlet 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

Connections Outlet 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

Pollutent Outlet 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

20-40mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

40-50mm 

Pump Capacity Max 

4000 Litres 

6000 Litres 

11000 Litres 

8000 Litres 

12000 Litres 

10000 Litres 

16000 Litres 

16000 Litres 

Max operating Pressure 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

0.20 Bar 

Pond Size Max 

3.0m3 

6.0m3 

11.0m3 

12.0m3 

15.0m3 

16.0m3 

20.0m3 

30.0m3 

With Fish Max 

1.5m3 

3.0m3 

6.0m3 

6.0m3 

8.0m3 

8.0m3 

10m3 

15.0m3 

Koi Max 

N/A 

1.5m3 

3.0m3 

3.0m3 

4.0m3 

4.0m3 

5.0m3 

7.5m3 

Oase Item Number 

56051 

56052 

56053 

56053 

56826 

56826 

50580 

50581 

Changing the foams in your Filtoclear

To change the foams within the Oase Filtoclear is really simple, once you have removed the clip form the unit itself use the cleaning handle to pull the foams and the lid away from the body. You will see the bottom plate has two screws like shown below, these both need to be removed and are Philips head fittings. Once the screws are removed, the bottom plate will slide off, this will allow you to slide the foams out, you will then be able to give the unit a good rinse with a hose pipe and clean the upstand as shown in the first picture. Once you are happy all the debris has been removed, fit you new foams and your filter will be ready for use. The foams will need replacing approximately every 2 years, you will be able to tell when they need to be replaced as they will have become misshaped and will no longer fit flush with the body of your  Oase Filtoclear.

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