Well built, very poor support. By C on 1/16/14C wouldn't recommend this product to a friendJust my 2 cents and heads up to anyone who plans to invest in this pricey UV. I guess I did not seal the unit perfectly and after three weeks a small leak caused the bulb contact to short out. Did not realize it until it just didn't light up anymore... Slightly melted plastic at the bulb contact point and gummed up o ring's. I understand, my stupidity I guess. Not EA's fault. I should have checked and double checked the seals better before putting into use. So due to the slight damage, I need to replace the plastic parts where the quartz sleeve is held, new o-rings, etc. power supply connector and of course a new bulb. Should be a easy fix I thought. Contacted EA and was referred to buy the parts from BRS. BRS, only carries some of the parts and EA was not helpful at all to help in getting me the other replacement parts. I think after attempting to get the few parts I need, I mine as well buy another new unit. Would be less trouble and probably the costs would not be far apart. Expensive little mistake... Be careful using this near water. As separate parts seem to be not easily accessible. I assumed something of this caliber would have a great backing from the company. One of the very few experiences in my life I thought I was buying the best of the best and after three weeks, it is going in the garbage can. I had junk fish gear that lasted me longer than this and easier to get fixed. Just my experience with support. UV probably works great if it worked for me.
Best By Gasman on 9/17/13Gasman would recommend this product to a friendIf you are going to buy a UV sterilizer,Emperor is the one to get.Consider it an insurance policy against Algae and disease out breaks.It won't prevent either,but it will decrease their severity from catastrophe to something you can manage.You will also enjoy clearer water.
solid By Pius W on 8/29/10Pius W would recommend this product to a friendI have been using UV on my reef tanks for over 20 years now and tried virtually every brand of UV sterilizer there is. Emperor aquatics is by far and away the best one out there. I would give it 6 stars if i could. This thing looks and feels like it belongs at seaworld rather than my home.
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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 Emperor 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.
Emperor 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.
- Emperor 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 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|
|02025||130 Gallons||1/25||472 GPH/788 GPH||79 GPH/131 GPH||25||8||29" x 3½"||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
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