Smart UV Sterilizer 25 Watt
Emperor Aquatics is now Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.
Why does BRS recommend this?
When it comes to UV most other companies will recommend a small UV for a large tank which in reality won’t do much more than make your water look a bit clearer. If your ultimate goal is to keep bacteria, protozoa, and other free-floating pathogens at bay you really can't do much better than Pentair Aquatics for UV sterilizers. With their real-world ratings, we have tried other UV sterilizers and really nothing else has come close. Even though they are a bit more expensive than other brands, their performance makes them worth every penny.
Bulk Reef Supply carries the Pentair Aquatics line of UV Equipment because we feel they product some of the best UV sterilizers available to the aquarium industry and are one of the few brands that offer legitimately sized units capable of fulfilling their claims. Pentair Aquatics SMART UV series features a compact space saving design which utilizes a 3" reaction chamber. When used properly UV Sterilizers significantly reduce the chance of encountering disease or algae outbreaks.
Pentair Aquatics UV Sterilizers are superior 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
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.
Suggested Aquarium Size: 130 gallons or less
- Minimum Operational Flow Rate: 79 GPH
- Maximum Operational Flow Rate: 788 GPH
- Max Aquarium Size: 130 Gallons
- Number of Lamps: 1
- Algae & Bacteria Water Flow Rate: 472GPH/788GPH (Suggested*/Maximum)
- Protozoa Bacteria Water Flow Rate: 79GPH/131GPH (Suggested*/Maximum)
- Input Watts: 25 watts
- UV-C Output Watts: 8 watts
- UV Body Length: 29"
- UV Body Diameter: 3.5"
- Inlet/Outlet Size: 1.5" PVC Unions
|Model||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||Dimensions (Inches)||Inlet/Outlet|
|Smart UV 25||130 Gallons||1/18||472 GPH/788 GPH||79 GPH/131 GPH||18||29" x 3.5"||1.5" 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
If planning to use:
clamps, would the three inch have plenty of extra space on the ratched for 3.5 inches? (If so why is it called a three inch?) Or, does the four inch ratchet down to 3.5 inches? Perhaps a better question would be what are the ratchting size ranges of both the three inch clamp and the four inch clamp?
These are the suggested flow rates found on the BRS site for this uv sterilizer.
Thank you for reaching out to us. You will want to use the faster algae rate for Dinos.
Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
I would plumb the UV sterlizer with tubing no smaller than 3/4" tubing to avoid excessive back pressure on your pump and the resulting flow loss.
I hope this helps!
You will need the 3" PVC pipe clamp. This will be a slightly loose fit however will hold the Sterilizer perfectly! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Unfortunately we have not looked into UV's effect on ORP. We still us ORP in conjunction to keep consistent levels when dealing with Ozone however UV should not have the same impact as Ozone on ORP levels. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The difference will lay on the size of the water to flow through the reactors. The Lite is a smaller design with less contact time for the water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We do not have the mounting option for the UV sterilizer for sale however it may be available through the manufacturer directly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The best flow option would be the Bacteria, Algae flow as this will not help to sterilize established algae or Dino but rather will keep free floating forms in the water column from reproducing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This will not come with any of the plumbing supplies. However this can be plumbed in to make it barb fitting which can work with 1/2" tubing. This is a common size for most pump and would work well!
1?2” Schedule 80 Straight Barb x Male Thread
Reducing Bushing 1 1/2” Spigot x 1/2” Female Thread
For best performance you will want to replace the bulb once every 1-2 years to keep up with the proper amount. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Sorry I don't quite follow your question but this unit does have a body with a diameter of about 3.5"
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