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Are you trying to target parasites/protozoa (like ich) or what is it that you are trying to target? Different critters require different contact times which are controlled via different flow rates. For these types of organisms for example emperor aquatics recommends a flow rate of 55gph.
Since the UV sterilizer would not be hard plumbed are there adapters that I could go from PVC to the plastic tubing in the canister filter line ?
We do not recommend running a UV sterilizer in conjunction with a canister filter as often the canister filters flow should not be interrupted for performance. Ideally a second small pump can be installed in the system to separately feed the UV. The UV will have adapters which come included to convert the input to 3/4" female threads for PVC or a barb adapter for 3/4" soft tubing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The UV sterilizers are intended for use with 110V North American options. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We do not have a full kit, however the new UV sterilizers will come with barb fittings included so you can plumb in with soft tubing to 3/4" tubing. You will want a sicce 1.5 or 2.0 depending on the length of plumbing you will need. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
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
25 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|
|02225||90 Gallons||1/25||332 GPH/554 GPH||55 GPH/92 GPH||25||8||29¾" 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
Great! By Dan Thomilson on 3/13/2013Dan Thomilson would recommend this product to a friendGreat product! I wish ACRA didn't post 3 poor reviews, because this is better than the rating he gave it, just follow instructions and you'll be fine. This unit is so much better than any UV I've tried in the past, I don't know if it's really strong, or the others were way underpowered, but it's fantastic! I've never been so happy with a purchase, high quality, great customer service (had a few questions before the purchase), and overall one of the best additions to my tank!
Just A Warrning! By acra1 on 4/21/2012acra1 would recommend this product to a friendU/V sterilizers a must I think,with SPS. Just a note: for those purchasing E.A. for first time,when they say check for water leaks before plugging to outlet. It's not just your plumbing there talking about,the unit comes partially assembled,make sure you take it apart and check compression fitting on quarts sleeve. No warranty on water damaged bulbs,I found out the hard way.
To first time buyers of E.A. ,unit comes pre assembled except for bulb . make sure you disassemble and check compression fitting on quarts sleeve.
Great UV By John on 3/2/2012John would recommend this product to a friendHaving used the aqua UV 25w in the past on tanks this one seems to be a more efficient UV and more user friendly with much more contact time.
a+ By Erik on 8/29/2010Erik would recommend this product to a friendI have read a ton of stuff about UV not being worth while. Everyone has a right to there opinion but when added this to my system I found I went from cleaning my glass twice a week to twice a month. I also have never encountered any disease in the tank and I do not quarantine. I think much of the bad rap UV gets is based on the tiny hobby models. This thing is huge.