The Aqua Ultraviolet Sterilizer is used to destroy single
celled organisms such as water borne bacteria and viruses. The sterilizer is
also used to control algae and and to kill fungi and protozoa. Aqua Ultraviolet
Sterilizers are recommended for both fresh and salt water systems as well as
ponds. The ultraviolet lamp emits a germicidal ray which alters or disrupts the
DNA or RNA of targeted organisms such as algae, bacteria and protozoa. The Aqua
ultraviolet sterilizer works better on filtered water. Any debris in the water
can inhibit UV transmission.
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
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 lamp has a 4 pin connection. The EZ Twist-Cap allows for quick and easy
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.
The Aqua Ultraviolet Sterilizer 40 watt unit is for saltwater aquariums up to
200 gallons and for freshwater aquariums and ponds between 1200-2000 gallons.
The max flow rate is 2900 GPH. The sterilizer includes the unit, ballast, lamp
and quartz sleeve. The quartz sleeves allow for a 99.9% transmission rate.
Housing: 42” long x 4” diameter x 4 1/2” high with inlet/outlet
Cord and Ballast: 19' long
Inlet and Outlet Adapters: 2” or 3/4”
Housing: Limited lifetime warranty
Complete Unit: One year from date of purchase or 18 months from manufacturing