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Coralife Turbo Twist 3X UV Sterilizer - 9 Watt

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Coralife Turbo-Twist ultraviolet sterilizers feature a unique twist flow design that guides water flow more evenly through the sterilizer, increasing exposure to ultraviolet light and improving the treatment of unwanted algae and harmful microorganisms.

Features:

  • Easy set up and installation
  • Mounting brackets included for hang on or in-line applications
  • Can be used with freshwater and saltwater aquariums
Models:
  • 3x (9W) - up to 125 Gallons
  • 6x (18W) - up to 250 Gallons
  • 12x (36W) - up to 500 Gallons
Specifications:
  • 3x (9W) - 100-200 gph - 1/2" or 5/8"
  • 6x (18W) - 200-400 gph - 5/8" or 3/4"
  • 12x (36W) - 400-1200 gph - 3/4" or 1"


Product Manuals & Documentation

Coralife Turbo Twist 3X UV Sterilizer - 9 Watt

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

Coralife Turbo Twist 3X UV Sterilizer - 9 Watt

Additional Info 1 available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Coralife Aquarium Supplies
Coralife is one of the market’s leading manufacturers of premium aquarium products. The brand is best known for their comprehensive line of aquarium lights, protein skimmers and calcium reactors. Coralife’s unique line of aquarium accessories—protective gloves for maintenance and coral propagation, accurate and affordable digital thermometers and hydrometers—set Coralife apart from other brands and have created quite a following among aquarium hobbyists. With an ever-expanding and diverse product line coupled with customer support that is second-to-none, Coralife sets the bar high for aquarium supply manufacturers and they will no doubt continue to wow aquarists with their innovative, low-cost solutions for years to come.

24 Reviews

NICK TORRES from ENGLISHTOWN, NJ UNITED STATES

06/20/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

UV Steralizer

excellent build quality universal mounting systems. Hose ends for two different size hoses. It fit inline with my canister filter and it works flawlessly.

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JOHN BAIR from BREA, CA UNITED STATES

04/18/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Cuts Water Flow in Half

Bought the 12x (36 watt) unit for my 120 gallon show tank. I bought the bigger one because it said it had fittings that would fit the 1" line I have coming off of my pump. It fit, but what they don't tell you is the inside of this unit cuts way down to like 1/2" or 3/8" which dramatically cut the water flow to my tank down. That's not good. Now I have to buy a separate pump just for the sterilizer.

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DENNIS ALLEN from HOLLYWOOD, MD UNITED STATES

01/01/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Does the Job

We use this product in baptismal font at church. The first one lasted 10 years, only needed to change the bulb a few times. Not real fond of the hose connections. Standard pipe fittings would be better, but overall satisfied with the product. Great service from Marine Depot.

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JOSEPH GINN JR from PALMDALE, CA UNITED STATES

09/27/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Turbo Twist

This item is replacing the older model which began to leak. So far, so good. Working excellently.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JON GUERRA from SAN ANTONIO, TX UNITED STATES

01/30/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Garbage!!

In 2 1/2 years I have been through two of these (36W), and both have had seals fail ruining the units -the second failing after only 6 months of use. Don't waste your time or money. Find another unit!

4 out of 6 found this review helpful

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BRIAN BRAU from Saint Louis, MO UNITED STATES

01/22/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great compact unit

I liked this unit because it was a little smaller than comparable power rated ones. I had a little difficulty with threaded connector for the hose adapter. Just used a regular hose clamp, no problems.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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MARC CAIN from WESTMINSTER, CA UNITED STATES

11/18/2014

Experience Level: Expert

UV sterilizer

This unit is beyond my expectations. Very well built and extremely durable. Would highly recommend this product.

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Raptor72 from RIO RICO, AZ UNITED STATES

05/09/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Keep Looking

I have gone through two of these within the last year. The "stainless" steel tends to rust through which technical support claims is as harmless as using GFO in your system. I don't know about you but I don't like my equipment rusting and flowing into my tank. Supposedly China is working on taking out the metal sleeve and redesigning it. I'll give it another look when they do. The plastic mounting clips on my last two also broke over time.

8 out of 11 found this review helpful

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MIKE M. from MN

03/22/2014

Experience Level: Expert

good design, skimped on parts

The internal twist design doesn't increase dwell time; that would be impossible. But it does discourage laminar flow in the unit, so the chances of any pathogens spending some time close enough to the lamp for sterilization are greatly increased. I like the unit. The ballast is suspect (at least from the units of a few years ago). Mine recently failed, so I re-wired with a Workhorse 3, and the intensity of the UV light coming from the indicator window is now MUCH brighter. If you have any DIY skills, I would advise switching to a Workhorse ballast (after the warranty expires).

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MICHAEL SCHWANKE from COTTAGE GROVE, MN UNITED STATE

02/26/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

99 percent

This product is almost perfect out of the box. I did quite a bit of research on UV sterilizers and choose this one based on its ability to maintain contact with the water for just that much longer as it followed the twist around the UV bulb. I would say that an extra 1/16th of an inch of plastic in the mounts would make this sterilizer absolutely perfect. When trying to snap the mounts onto the body of the sterilizer you actually have to fight with them, almost to the point of breakage to get them to fit. When assembling the bulb be sure to avoid touching with your fingers as the oils on your fingers will shorten the bulb life. All the seals and connections were tight and waterproof directly out of the box. However, I did not use the plastic nuts supplied to connect the tubing as they really didn't fit well or seem like they would do the job intended. I therefored used automotive hose clamps which maintained a watertight seal the first time. When looking for a pump to run the unit I choose the Eheim 1000 Compact Pump.

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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