15 Watt Advantage 2000+ UV Sterilizer with Hanger Spout
Aqua Ultraviolet UV Sterilizers will eradicate algae, bacteria, and protozoa without any harmful chemicals or additives!
UV lamps emit a wavelength that will alter and disrupt the DNA or RNA of single-celled organisms. Combining the UV lamp into a large housing allows for maximum contact time with the lamp allowing the sterilizer to be much more efficient. By changing the flow rates through the body of the UV sterilizer lets you target the specific issue you may be having. Most reefers will report that their tanks water clears up overnight with others taking just a couple days, and as long as the UV is running, the water will stay crystal clear!
- Clear Blue Quartz Cap - Lets you see when the lamp is on
- Outlet Hook - Mounts onto the top edge of most standard aquariums
- 1/2" Barbed Inlet - Connect any 1/2" tubing for a simple implementation
- Durable Body - Designed to last longer than traditional UV sterilizers
Great for tanks up to reef tanks up to 75-gallons
Suggested flow rate for saltwater aquarium sterilization - 233 GPH
Advantage Series UV
Quickly implement a UV onto almost any aquarium in minutes! The AquaUV Advantage series includes a hang-on-back style hanger that houses the output flow from the sterilizer, meaning you only need to plumb the input and the rest will be taken care of. They are great for quarantine tanks, nano and pico reefs, or even portable frag tanks for swaps and shows to ensure crystal clear water.
How UV Works?
Ultraviolet sterilizers are used in a wide variety of industries for sterilization, and in your saltwater aquarium they work wonders at controlling unwanted bacteria and protozoa at low flow rates, but at higher flow rates can help maintain free-floating algae which are a common cause of cloudy tank water. The UV Lamp emits a UV-C wavelength that will pretty much destroy the internal structure of any single-celled creature that comes in contact with the light. Aqua Ultraviolet sterilizers include a clear-blue cap that lets you see when the lamp is powered on, without having to risk any exposure to the harmful UV-C rays. By varying the flow rate through the sterilizer and increasing or decreasing the amount of time the water is in the body will change what your UV sterilizer will be targeting and we highly suggest using a gate valve or a DC pump to control the flow through the UV sterilizer.
Over time the efficiency of the sterilizer will start to diminish because the lamp is no longer putting out the same amount of energy, but also the quartz sleeve that houses the lamp can become coated with mineral deposits and start to become cloudy. By replacing the quartz sleeve about once per year, and also the UV lamp, your UV sterilizer will work just like it did on day one. Most reefers will know it is time to replace the bulb and sleeve when algae starts to grow on the glass, rock, and other surfaces more rapidly.
Dimensions - 12.5" L x 2.75" W x 4" H
Input Size - 1/2" Barb
Power Consumption - 15 Watts
Wall Outlet to Transformer Cord Length - 8 Foot
Transformer to Lamp Connector Length - 32"
Suggested Aquarium Sizes:
Saltwater Sterilization - 75 gallons
Freshwater Sterilization - up to 500 gallons
Freshwater Clarification - up to 2000 gallons
Recommended Flow Rates for Saltwater Applications:
Saltwater Reef Applications: 428 GPH - 642 GPH
Protozoa Bacteria Water Flow Rate: 214 (min), 642 GPH (max)
1x 15-Watt Advantage UV Sterilizer
1x 15-Watt Advantage Power Transformer
1x 15-Watt Advantage UV Lamp
1x 1/2" 90-degree Barb
Thank you for reaching out to us! Yes, you can soak it in vinegar or citric acid. It is recommended to wear gloves while doing so.
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And can it hang in the back compartment where the skimmer instead of hanging off the back of the tank?
The 15 watt would be too big, you need the 8 watt. This sterilizer cannot be submerged, it has to hang off the side or back of the tank.
This sterilizer has a drain spout that is meant to HOB of a tank, with a width of 1 1/8" I do not think you could hang the spout over the rim of the sump. I would recommend a traditional sterilizer with input/output tubing.