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Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer

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Aqua UV 8W Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer The Advantage Series is ideal for small ponds, aquariums, and water features. Advantage UV`s are slim, lightweight units designed for maximum UV effectiveness. Aqua Ultraviolet UV`s will clear your water in 3 to 5 days sometimes overnight and keep it that way. Performance is guaranteed when sized, installed and operated according to our instructions.
  • Fresh Water Sterilizer: 5-200 gallons; Flowrate - 642 gph for 30,000 µw/cm2
  • Fresh Water Clarifier: up to 1,500 gallons; ideal for water gardens
  • Salt Water Sterilizer: up to 70 gallons; Flowrate - 214gph for 90,000 µw/cm2
  • Dimensions: 18" X 4" X 2.5"
  • Inlet: 1/2" MPT and 1/2" 90 degree elbow barb included
  • Outlet spout accommodates aquarium frames up to 1"
  • Available in black only.
  • Lightweight Unit Weighs: 4 lbs
  • Housing: Limited lifetime warranty on housing against Ultraviolet degradation
    Complete Unit: One year from date of purchase or 18 months from manufacturing date
What is a Sterilizer? A sterilizer will eliminate green water and control bacteria. The Advantage 2000, 8 Watt, will sterilize up to 200 gallons of fresh water or 70 gallons of salt water.
What is a Clarifier? Used as a Clarifier the Advantage 2000, 8 Watt will control green water in a freshwater environment of up to 1,500 gallons that has 50% to 75% plant coverage and partial shade.
What works best for Marine Tanks? In marine fish tanks (No reef or live rock) a flow rate matching those shown in the 75,000 or 90,000 column will be most effective at controlling fish disease.
How do I size a UV for a Reef Tanks? In salt water reef environments choose a UV that matches your flow rate per hour in the 30,000 or 45,000 columns of our chart. Flow rates in the 75,000 and 90,000 columns will destroy the planktonic food supply for the reef.
Aqua UV Advantage HOB Sterilizer/Clarifier





Product Manuals & Documentation

Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Aqua Ultraviolet Aquarium Supplies
Aqua Ultraviolet, founded in 1975, is a popular manufacturer of ultraviolet sterilizers and bio-mechanical filtration. All Aqua Ultraviolet (also referred to as Aqua UV) products are created, tested and manufactured in their Temecula, CA headquarters. By creating all of their products in-house, Aqua Ultraviolet can perform thorough quality control and even engineer custom designs for special orders. The customer-centric company has a toll-free number with a friendly support staff willing to help you choose the right products and walk you through the installation process. Aqua Ultraviolet’s UV sterilizers are popular among freshwater and saltwater aquarium hobbyists in addition to pond and water gardeners.


Warranty

1 year manufacturer warranty

24 Reviews

ROBERT PASCUAL from PASADENA, CA UNITED STATES

08/12/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Awesome!!!

Look no further. This UV Sterilizer is as good as it gets. Assembly was super easy and it was up and running in my tank in less than 15 minutes. No leaks from initial water leak test and it's been running in my 30 gallon Freshwater rimless tank for a about a week now and so far so good. I have this connected into my outflow hose of my EHEIM ECCO PRO 80 (198 GPH) and I have the outflow in full throttle. I bought the 15 Watt version as preventative measure on bacteria/protozoa, so I really can't comment on green water clearing ability as I don't have this issue. In my tank (198 GPH filter, the rating is around 106,060.00 uW/cm2). I also love the fact that it's Made in USA and it has the 14 month light bulb life. Another cool feature is the clear quartz cap so you immediately see that the bulb is doing it's magic ??

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James Pender from El Dorado Hills, CA UNITED STA

02/16/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Advantage 2000 Sterilizer

The UV device works great, installed it on the return line from my filter. Gave it a 4.5 rating as I hard a very difficult time trying to connect the lamp to its connector, it still is not flush but the sterilizer is working. As a suggestion it would be nice if the discharge from the HOB model was longer to reduce water noise.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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RAY MORENO from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

01/09/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Best UV hangon

I have had this running for about a week. Easy to set up, and run. The return is kind of weird, but if you have it running back into a tank or sump no problem. I have mine in my sump.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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ROBERT BOSCH from SARTELL, MN UNITED STATES

09/01/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Aqua UV 8W Advantage 2000 HOB

It's to big and the intake valve should be on the side. You will have to have your tank about 5 inches away from the wall just to make it fit. It did not meet my expectations at all for size. As far as the water clarity I noticed nothing I am Going to call on Monday and see about a return. Hope this helps because I read a lot of reviews beforeI purchased and not at all what I thought.

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JOSE HIGAREDA from MODESTO, CA UNITED STATES

08/08/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Aqua uv 15watt

Easy hooking up right to the filter crystal clear water like in two days...a must have in salt water aquarium. Works good on my 55 gallon salt water tank. Had a marron clown fish that started to get ich ... All gone after getting this uv sterlizer like an two days! clown fish is better than ever.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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CAROLLEE RACE from PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES

07/12/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Amazing product

I previously had a Aqua UV sterilizer for several years and absolutely loved this product, however, it recently quit working so my 200 gallon pond was inundated with algae. We received our new Aqua UV Advantage HOB UV Sterilizer, got it up and running and within 3 days our pond was crystal clear with very little algae remaining. Like I said this is an amazing sterilizer and would definitely recommend this product to my frieds and family.

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HAROLD LANE from CARNEGIE, PA UNITED STATES

01/21/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great UV filter

I purchased this UV filter one year ago. It is outstanding and parts are easy to replace. The nut holding the light cord broke but was easy to find and working well again. The only problem I see is the exit tube dumps too much water into the tank. It a fitting is made for a hose and diverter it would improve. I think it would also assist in the water flow. Pumps come with many ways to move exit water but this company has missed the boat on it. I would purchase it again only if they improve the exit water direction.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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TODD ERNST from CANDLER, NC UNITED STATES

07/18/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

great

Works great for the price.

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VINCENT PUTNAM from DELRAY BEACH, FL UNITED STATES

07/03/2012

Experience Level: Expert

good uv, bad hob return line

very good uv sterilizer. Cleaned up my alge problem on 90 gallon saltwater tank in 1 day. Frustrating because it could be perfect with small changes to the HOB design. As a return line it sucks. Dumps water straight down into tank like a water fall. Very loud and makes lots of annoying bubles. Also causes crazy salt creep. Would be so much better with an adjustable nozzel/ diffuser on the end. Skip the HOB hanger and use it inline.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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DEREK KOZELKA from Osseo, MN UNITED STATES

05/14/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Awsome

Bought the 15 watt and also picked up a mini-jet 404 and the combo cleared my 65gal African tank in 3 days. Work awesome the setup hang really nice on the back and doesn't tank much space at all. If you have green water don't think twice buy it I made the mistake of Puting my 65 near a window and within 3 months the green water hit me hard

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