|Product Depth (in.)||23.03 in||Product Height (in.)||16.14 in|
|Product Width (in.)||19.09 in|
|Maximum Capacity (gal.)||5000 gal||Maximum Flow (gallons per hour)||2700|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year|
A: Typically, all you need to set the unit up is pipework and a pump. The pipework is usually 1" or 1 1/2" and will run from your submerged pump to the inlet side of the BioSmart Filter. On the outflow side, you need length of 3" pipe to return the clean water back to the pond. This 3" pipe is connected to the supplied 3" outlet adaptor the Filter with a 3" Fernco fitting. The recommended pump for the BioSmart 5000 filter is ether the OASE Aquamax Eco Classic 1900 (57620) or the OASE Aquamax Eco Premium 2000 (57499). you have the option of adding a Vitronic 18 UVC filter (56455) in which case this UVC unit would mount on the 2 inlets of the BioSmart. The instruction manual (page 4) does go into detail of how to make the various inlet and outlet connections. If I can be of any further help, please call me on 330-274-8317 Ext: 172. Sincerely, Peter Ferber, Technical support.
A: Hello Sandy. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, this unit is gravity only and there is no way to pump it up to a waterfall spillway. The only way for this filter to work is to have it above where you want it to discharge. Your OASE Water Gardening Specialist, Kyla
A: Hello Scott. We thank you for your inquiry. In the specs you will see information informing you what size ponds will this filter work for having fish, no fish or koi. Example: Max. Pond Size (no fish) 5000 gallons, Max. Pond Size (fish stock) 2500 gallons, & Max. Pond Size (Koi) 1250 gallons. You may also call in and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Contact our Customer Care Team at 1-866-627-3435, Monday – Friday, between 8 AM to 5 PM ET. Your OASE Water Gardening Specialist, Mary
A: It's designed to collect fish waste; I'm guessing they meant not to keep live fish in. Perfect for Koi and other species in your pond. BTW, if submerged, the OASE pump inlet needs to be shielded... I've found smaller fish (dead) inside the filter box.
A: Hello. Thank you for your question. The OASE BioSmart 5000 is what we define as a flow-through filter. While it does require a pump to operate, ideally this type of filter is positioned above the water surface, at the edge of the pond or above a waterfall. From that position, the water flows through the filter and back into the pond via gravity. We hope this helps!
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