How Ultraviolet Works
UV is a proven dependable method for controlling algae, bacteria, and protozoa. The ultraviolet lamp emits a germicidal ray which alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of single celled organisms. By property implementing an Aqua Ultraviolet system in-line these organisms can be eradicated effectively without any harmful residuals. The beneficial growth on the bottom and sides of the pond is not disrupted only free floating organisms that pass through the UV are eradicated.
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- Eliminates algae
- Safely controls fish disease
- Destroys harmful bacteria and protozoa
- Longest lamp life on the market - 14 months
- Convenient single end lamp connection
- Clear cap glow shows lamp is on
- Optional wiper keeping quartz sleeve clean for optimal UV penetration
What is a Sterilizer?
A sterilizer will eliminate green water and control bacteria. The Classic 40 Watt will sterilize up to 2,000 gallons of fresh water or 325 gallons of salt water.
What is a Clarifier?
Used as a Clarifier the Classic 40 Watt will control green water in a freshwater environment of up to 6,000 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 Tank?
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.