Smart UV Sterilizer 40 Watt - Pentair Aquatics
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: 260 gallon or less
- Minimum Operational Flow Rate: 157 GPH
- Maximum Operational Flow Rate: 1574 GPH
- Max Aquarium Size: 260 Gallons
- Number of Lamps: 1
- Algae & Bacteria Water Flow Rate: 943GPH/1574GPH (Suggested*/Maximum)
- Protozoa Bacteria Water Flow Rate: 157GPH/262GPH (Suggested*/Maximum)
- Input Watts: 40 watts
- UV-C Output Watts: 14 watts
- UV Body Length: 43.75"
- 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 40||260 Gallons||1/40||943 GPH/1574 GPH||157 GPH/262 GPH||40||43.75" 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
|Product Name||Smart UV Sterilizer 40 Watt - Pentair Aquatics|
You will always want to position or plumb the outlet so that the water will fill the reaction chamber completely. The outlet should be at the highest point possible. If you are unable to point the outlet up, you should plumb the outlet so that is goes above the UV reactor in order to prevent the chamber from emptying.
Unfortunately our unions will not fit the Pentair UV units. You will need to reach out to them to see if you can obtain a replacement directly.
They can be reached at 1-877-347-4788 or DLUSAPOReturns@Pentair.com
I hope this helps!
The difference will come down to flow through the chamber as well as overall size.Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The sicce 1.0 will work well with no head height. From there if there is back pressure or head height restricting the pump we recommend the sicce 1.5
All of our products are intended for use in North America and will not come with 210V adapters. For international orders you will want to contact the manufacturer directly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
With these UV sterilizers in particular they will run on slower flow rates and increased water contact time. In most cases you will not need to return the water up to the tank but simply by drawing the water from an earlier section in the sump to a later section of the sump will improve performance. While ideally a full UV sterilizer could work the current set up with a feed pump works great on al of our units! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It can be reduced but not recommended. That would drastically effect the flow rate by reducing more than 50%, putting a ton of back pressure on your pump.
I'm curious to know if 40 watts is too much for 150 gallon reef tank? Can you have too much wattage to gallons? I just want to make sure anything that passes through it gets nuked. Let me know what you think.
You can definitely reduce those fittings to meet your needs! :-)
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to replacement 40W bulbs for your UV sterilizer. Below I have included a link to the product that you are looking for. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
This certainly can be used with existing manifolds very easily. The unit will come with appropriate barb fittings to connect to 3/4" soft tubing. additionally you can use hard plumbing to connect the sterilizer. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We have had great luck with the Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5. This pump is a little over-sized however by the time it is plumbed in the flow will be reduced. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!