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UV sterilizers are most effective as a preventative measure against disease outbreak. While not infallible a properly sized and set up sterilizer will add a significant barrier to disease outbreak. Protecting your system and it's inhabitants will ultimately save money, promote long lived healthy fish and increase satisfaction received from the hobby. Sterilizers can also be used as a component of an effective strategy to current outbreak. Primarily to help ensure the outbreak doesn't re-emerge after treatment. Anyone who has had the misfortune to encounter an outbreak will appreciate the importance of preventive measures against future problems.
Bulk Reef Supply carries only the Pentair Aquatics line of UV Equipment because we feel they are the best UV sterilizers available to the aquarium industry and one of the few brands that offers legitimately sized units capable of fulfilling their claims.
Pentair Aquatics UV Sterilizers are superior to the competition in the following ways:
- Sterilizers are accurately sized based on contact time, flow rate and tank volume to achieve realistic results.
- Suggested sizes are based on end of bulb life to ensure continuous results
- Suggested flow rates factor in the water clarity and UV Transmittance of typical aquariums rather than basing them on purified water.
- Unique design maximizes the effective contact time by utilizing the full bulb length.
- Pentair aquatics is trusted by zoos, universities and public aquariums including Duke University, Monterey Bay Aquarium, SeaWorld, Georgia Aquarium, USDA Agricultural Research
40 Watt SMART UV Lite Sterilizer Specs
|Model No.||Maximum Aquarium Size||No. Lamps/Watts||Water Flow Rate Algae and Bacteria 30,000 µWs/cm² Suggested/Maximum||Water Flow Rate |
180,000 µWs/cm² Suggested/Maximum
|Input Watts||UV-C Output Watts||Dimensions (Inches)||Inlet/Outlet|
|02240||160 Gallons||1/40||589 GPH/983 GPH||98 GPH/164 GPH||40||14||44¾" x 2½"||1½" Union|
*Suggested flow rates are based on 80% power or "end of lamp's life" performance
*Maximum flow rates are based on 100% power or new lamp output
*Flow rates consider 90% UV transmissibility
Working fine after a year By Todd on 11/16/2016Todd would recommend this product to a friendI have had no issues with this steralizer, just due for a new bulb at this point. Power supply is working fine.
Power supply issues By Kpricec on 7/24/2016Kpricec wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSame problem as the other reviewers. Thought it was just the bulb, but after ordering a new bulb it was the power supply as well. Wish I had known before ordering it. Now the question is bite the bullet for a new power supply that I will have to replace again in a year or two or look for a better quality sterilizer?
Agree with customer's write up. Had same experience. By Swimming Upstream on 10/6/2015Swimming Upstream wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAgree with customer's write up. Had same experience
quality issues By Qais on 8/17/2015Qais wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSo you need a UV sterilizer, well, this is a very nice once except that quality issues. One of the selling points of this UV sterilizers is that it has a good reputation as far as the quality is concerned, however after about 1 year, the power supply went out. I thought it was the light, so got a new light, nope. It is the power supply. Contacting the manufacturer did not help, they said that just because it is over 1 year, I am out of luck. So 90 bucks for a new one. I don't think I would have purchased this had a I known that every year, I would be paying for a new bulb and new power supply. That is over 150 bucks a year to maintain UV sterilizer. Bulb I can understand but power supply too. Otherwise the rest of it is built like a tank but the critical part that will give out on you is the power supply. and it is huge which is a plus, means it is working. I contact the manufacturer twice and they said, nope if it is over 1 year, you have to buy a new power supply.