Classic UV Sterilizer with Wiper - 120W - 2 in. Port
Designed for maintaining the clearest, disease-free pond or aquarium possible, Aqua UV Classic Sterilzers emit a germicidal ray which alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of algae, bacteria and protozoa. This in turn eliminates them from your tank or pond. Works best on filtered water.
Instructions The Aqua Ultraviolet Sterilizer can be installed vertically or horizontally. The best place to install your UV sterilizer is after the filter. If it is necessary to install the sterilizer before the filter, adequate pre-filtration should be used to prevent the quartz sleeve from breaking from debris. If your system is installed after the filter and is properly sized, the water should be clear in 3-5 days. If it is installed before the filter, the water should be cleared in 7-10 days.
The patented slimline Aqua Ultraviolet lamp last up to 14 months of continuous operation. After 14 months the lamp may still light, but the UV has diminished. The EZ Twist-Cap allows for quick and easy maintenance.
The wiper rod should be pulled at least once a week for optimum performance. The pump does not need to be turned off. If the wiper is used regularly, your quartz sleeve will need little or no extra cleaning. It is recommended that the wiper blades be replaced every time you change your lamp and when reinstalling the sterilizer after winter.