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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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    57 Watt Aqua Sterilizer

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 12/4/2014 from Ragley, LA UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert


    Comments: Well made product and meets my expectations. Also very important it is made in the USA.


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    Great Product

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    Posted: 11/23/2014 from SHERIDAN, IN UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: I looked at every one I could find and the lookd the best. Was I surprised when it turned out to be BETTER than I thought. Easy to install and quality throughout. Water cleared up in about two days!


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    Aqua UV 57 watt

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    Posted: 11/8/2014 from Scottsdale, AZ UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert


    Comments: I run UV units on my reef systems, I believe it helps with pathogens, water clarity and purification . I purchased this unit to replace a large, bulky, black unit from Emperor. I have had three emperor ballasts fail on my systems over the past year. Aqua uses a transformer, which I have never had any problems. The transformer is matched to each bulb, and you need it to be consistent and strong to fire up and maintain the uv bulb. I like the smaller size, I can clean the entire unit much more easily. The build quality is superb, the narrower chamber with reflective white walls which is a plus in my book. A word of caution, the Quartz shield needs to be kept clean. On Aqua units the fit at the base is very tight and specific. Do not force the Quartz, it can break easily. Rather remove the coupling at the base and guide it directly under your vision. I am only going to go with Aqua uv units, they are the best.


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    Uv sterilizer

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    Posted: 11/6/2014 from DAVIE, FL UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert


    Comments: I searched and studied a lot and overjoyed I picked this product Great service and a well built product The price and deliver were spectacular Everything I ever bought which is in the thousands of dollars was perfect I'm sold on marine depot Thank you Brian


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    Aqua UV 57 watt

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    Posted: 8/28/2014 from Escondido, CA UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert


    Comments: Easy to set up, no leaks, high quality. Overall a very nice unit. I'm very happy with my purchase.


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    WOW

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!


    Posted: 6/18/2014 from SALT LAKE CITY, UT UNITED STAT
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Cleared my water right up, literally crystal clear in my sps tank. Make sure you follow the gph ratings for each intensity in order to keep beneficial things from being sterilized in tank. I have the 25W feeding through the return pump into DT. Overall this is a great product so far.


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    soggy floor

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    Posted: 6/13/2014 from Fitchburg, MA UNITED STATES
    1.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: I chose this product over others because I like the no-nonsense quality of the unit. Got it home, opened and installed it on my aquarium, and the following day I had a flood under the tank and all over the floor. Needless to say I was not too happy. There was a leak at one of the connections that I hadn't noticed initially. It would not seal no matter how much I tightened it. The o-ring seat had a ridge where the plastic was molded and it was enough to allow water to leak. I was able to repair the seat by filing the seat flat and took the time to do the other seats as well. The seats are repaired, it's re-installed, and no more leak. I feel like I paid a premium price for what should be a premium product. But, in my opinion, I think it is unfair to go through all this trouble with the wet floors and the risk of mold mildew and any other issues etc... I honestly think the product is a good product but can't in good faith give it a good rating. I hope the company will do the right thing when they see this write up and stand behind their product.


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    recommended

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    Posted: 5/11/2014 from EL PASO, TX UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate


    Comments: Great product with an easy seamless installation. Be aware if you want to wall mount it, it does not come with mounting hardware. All you need is a mount for a 3 inch pvc pipe. Lowes or homedepot carries them.


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    A little too dope

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    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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    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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