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Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer

Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer

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Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer Information

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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

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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.


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Aqua UV Advantage 2000 HOB UV Sterilizer Reviews

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Advantage 2000 Sterilizer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/16/2014 from El Dorado Hills, CA UNITED STA
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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Best UV hangon

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/9/2014 from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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Aqua UV 8W Advantage 2000 HOB

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 9/1/2013 from SARTELL, MN UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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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Aqua uv 15watt

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 8/8/2013 from MODESTO, CA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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Amazing product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/12/2013 from PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Great UV filter

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 1/21/2013 from CARNEGIE, PA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 7/18/2012 from CANDLER, NC UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Works great for the price.

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good uv, bad hob return line

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 7/3/2012 from DELRAY BEACH, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/14/2012 from Osseo, MN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Aqua UV Advantage

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/14/2012 from STAMFORD, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Had an issue with my 60g frag tank, I have a large colloection of high end Acans and I started getting that brown jelly disease. I boguth this UV light that installs really nicely with its hanging feature. It then waterfalls back into your sump creating an oxigenating water column. The UV cleared up my water even better than I could imagine. The brown Jelly has not returned...

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