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Aqua UV Ultraviolet Sterilizer

Aqua UV Ultraviolet Sterilizer

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Aqua UV Ultraviolet Sterilizer Information


Product Manuals & Documentation

Aqua UV 8W 3/4 inch Classic UV Sterilizer The Classic Series UV's are ideal for ponds, aquariums, and water features. The Classic's rugged design has features that allow for quick installation and easy maintenance. 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: 22.25" X 4" X 2.5"
  • Inlet: 3/4" barb or FPT, Outlet: 3/4" barb or FPT
  • Available in white only.
  • Lightweight Unit Weighs: 6 lbs
    What is a Sterilizer? A sterilizer will eliminate green water and control bacteria. The Classic 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 Classic 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 Classic Series Sterilizer/Clarifier


    Specifications

    Features:
    • Easy twist cap for easy quartz sleeve maintenance. Just one cap to twist for access to the quartz sleeve
    • Quick release T`s for easy installation and winterization
    • Lamp is positioned in the housing for maximum UV effectiveness
    • Slender housing design allows for higher UV dosage
    • The unit is designed for maximum flow rates
    • Easy to remove remote power supply
    • Designed for indoor or outdoor use
    Freshwater
    Pond Clarifier
    Freshwater
    Pond
    Sterilizer
    in Gallons
    30,000
    uw/cm2
    (EOL) GPH
    45,000
    uw/cm2
    (EOL) GPH
    60,000
    uw/cm2
    (EOL) GPH
    75,000
    uw/cm2
    (EOL) GPH
    90,000
    uw/cm2
    (EOL) GPH
    Salt Water
    Tank Gallons
    Gallons Max
    Flow
    GPH
    1500 1000 5-200 642 428 321 256 214 70



    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

    Housing: Limited lifetime warranty on housing against Ultraviolet degradation
    Complete Unit: One year from date of purchase or 18 months from manufacturing date


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    A little too dope

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 2/27/2014 from YORBA LINDA, CA UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert


    Comments: Awesome product. An oversized UV, Pentair fluidized bed filter, and a good skimmer make a world of difference in keeping any of the delicate marine species out there.


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    Nice

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 2/3/2014 from FIELDS LANDING, CA UNITED STAT
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: After a lot of research from some experienced reefers they helped me with where to put it and how to run it. It's been working nice and built very well. Only been hooked up for a couple of weeks now. Can't wait to see what happens in a few months.


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    The Best!!

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 7/25/2013 from NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Beginner


    Comments: This is my second UV Sterilizer i have and this is the BEST!! The old one Submersible UV Sterilizer is Suck! It create lot of bubbles and take so much space in the tank. Plus you have to watch the water level to keep it work! The Aqua UV is the "ONLY" choice!! :)


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    Frustrated

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    Reviewers Rating Below Average


    Posted: 7/13/2013 from PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL UNITED ST
    2.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: I just installed this yesterday. It took me a good few hrs with the leak tests and mounting and all. I leak tested this thing as per the instructions (15 minutes) and it leaked from the main quarts cap just a bit. The instructions say to reset the o ring and hand tighten so I did. Tightened it as much as I could. Leak tested again for about 1/2 hr this time and no leak..great. So I installed and tonight a leak from the same place. A real slow drip. I am really frustrated with it. I got the 57 watt unit and spent a pretty penny and should not have this issue. Not happy.


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    So Far So Good

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 5/21/2013 from KATONAH, NY
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: I purchased the 8 watt model for my 2 month old 100 gallon freshwater set-up. I was skeptical that 8 watts would be enough, but I went with the manufacturer recommendation. I'm good about maintenance so my water was pretty good, but after four days, I notice that it is clearer than ever. Also, I noticed that the water has stopped smelling. I had a slight sulfuric smell that I could not get rid off. But it seems to be gone. I also think it got rid of a moldy type film that kep coming back on some spots on the sand substrate. I think this was the cause of the smell, which was most noticeable during water changes. I'll give it a week or two to confirm. Fingers crossed... The only area for improvement I would say is to have a better system for hose connections. I'm a little paranoid of having a hose get disconnected, and getting 20 gallons of water on my floors...


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    Excellent

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 3/16/2013 from MN
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Excellent product. It is a big piece of kit so be aware you'll need to make sure you have enough room under the tank to install it. The unit was undamaged in shipping which was great, so I could unbox and install within 24 hours. It's solidly made and very easy to assemble, but owner will need to purchase separate mounting equipment if they wish to hang or suspend it. There are plenty of cheaper models out there, but I chose this one for the ratings, the reputation for robust quality and the approximate bulb life which is 12-14 months of continuous operation. Some of the cheaper models the bulbs need to be replaced more often. It's been in operation for 72 hours now, no leaks! Definitely recommend it, unless you're not experienced of don't have a good amount of room under or near you tank.


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    25 Watt w/ Wiper

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 11/17/2012 from STEVENS POINT, WI UNITED STATE
    4.5 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Algae is 100% clear from all four 40 breeders. Works as described. Slight creep build up around wiper handle. wiper allows for much less maintenance, but I would prefer a unit without one after experiencing salt creep buildup at wiper knob area. I would recommend this to others.


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    Works as billed

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    Reviewers Rating Great


    Posted: 10/29/2012 from Dallas, TX UNITED STATES
    4.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Good quality build-out. Quick shipping as well. Now if the thing could just install itself? :)


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    Commercial Grade UV Sterilizer

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 10/1/2012 from TEANECK, NJ UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: I purchased the 57 watt, 3/4 inch unit for my 120 gallon marine aquarium and 40 gallon sump. Based on the reviews, I decided not to get the wiper because it seems to be prone to leaking. This is definitely commercial grade as far as quality goes and can easily be used for a public aquarium. I'm upgrading from a 36 watt turbo twist which leaked from day one. This unit is smaller than I had expected compared to the turbo twist. I paired the unit with a Mag 2 pump to make sure I get maximum kill rates and the water flow is still very fast passing through. It was easy to assembly and no leaking at all. The transformer gets warm to the touch but not hot. I can't comment on it's effectiveness because my water is already very clear. I like to use a UV as an insurance policy against disease and problem algae. This was worth the price.


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    Just what we needed

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 9/9/2012 from WEST MILFORD, NJ UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Arrived very quickly. Easy to install. Was larger than I expected, but we managed to find a place for it.


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